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When White House inquiries to the Scoggins Eraser Co. are answered only with curious puzzles, Nelson Tethers from the U.S. Department of Puzzle Research is sent on the case.
The strange events in Scoggins will challenge every ounce of Tethers’ expertise, and possibly his very wits too, with brainteasers at every turn: mazes, logic puzzles, riddles, and more. He soon realizes that these - along with the clinically pre-occupied townspeople, secret societies, and peculiar sounds from the forest - are intimately connected to the core mystery. And what's with the gnomes?
Created with indie comic artist Graham Annable's unique narrative and visual sensibilities, delivered with the distinctive Telltale storytelling style, Puzzle Agent is sure to challenge, thrill and engage in more ways than you can shake a cryptogram at!
Plentiful puzzles to challenge your neurons. See if you can find every puzzle to solve the mystery of Scoggins -- mazes, logic, riddles, brainteasers and more.
Investigate the strange, peculiar and mind-boggling to crack the case! Your discoveries provide clues to the larger mystery crippling the town, or uncover puzzles that must be solved to reveal answers ... or even more questions.
Hunting for Hints: Chewing gum helps Agent Tethers think and solve. Find and collect gum wads around the town to uncover hints if you get "stuck" in any puzzles.
Interesting story and good puzzles.Kokuei | Feb. 19, 2014 | See all Kokuei's reviews »
Are you a fan of David Lynch? If so; this games story is definitely going to be your taste. The story doesn't really make any sense. Surreal is the best way to put it. You don't really need to like the story to enjoy the game though but it helps.
The game was pretty much a pilot to test the audience of the genre. The game uses the Telltale Tool as their engine.
The gameplay is pretty simple. You follow dialogue and then someone will come up with a problem which you'll need to solve. The problem will be a puzzle; be it math or logic based and etc. You may use up to 3 hints per puzzle and to get hints; they show up time to time as chewing gum as you enter areas.
All in all; if you're looking for a simple logic puzzle game with twists and turns with the story; this is a great choice for an evening.
Professor Layton if it had been like Twin Peakscommanderhavoc | Dec. 6, 2013 | See all commanderhavoc's reviews »
Have you ever wondered what the Professor Layton games would be like if they were done like the old TV show Twin Peaks? Well Puzzle Agent answers that question for you. You play as Nelson Tethers who works with the U.S. Department of Puzzle Research and thus has based his entire career around solving mysterious puzzles that the goverment every now and then gets. This time, he gets a rather unusual mission when he is sent to the remote town of Scoggins when the White House begins getting mysterious puzzles from the Scoggins Eraser Co. factory after they send letters as to why there haven't been any new shipments of erasers as of lately. When Nelson arrives in the small town, he quickly discovers that it is full of rather odd characters that all seem to love puzzles and always have some for Nelson to solve. If you've played the Professor Layton games, you will feel right at home here as some of them can remind you of those classic Nintendo DS games. This is a must have for those who simply love to solve tricky puzzles while also meeting strange and interesting characters along the way.
Very fun, but shortomgtrent | Nov. 20, 2013 | See all omgtrent's reviews »
A very enjoyable puzzle game set in Minnesota (I know, eh??) with a good sense of humor and an interesting story. Each puzzle is different with instructions provided, which is important as there is no set theme for the puzzles. They also provide hints, though most puzzles should be easy enough for most puzzle buffs, so it's really just a courtesy. The only drawback is the game ends right when you feel you're getting started, but it is indeed quite enjoyable and unique and I don't regret buying it. If you're looking for a "different" puzzle game with a good dose of quirky humor, I recommend!
Very fun puzzle game.gforcesa | Nov. 16, 2013 | See all gforcesa's reviews »
This game is amazing.It's challenging and I've had some trouble with some of the puzzles but when you put your mind to it you eventually get it.The story has very interesting characters which are crazy and fun if you ask me.If you ever have trouble completing a puzzle you can always use a hint,but in order to get a hint you need to collect bubble gum scattered all over the game.If you are a puzzle person you should definitely pick up this game and scratch your brain.
A Puzzlingly Good Timeundercoverchad | July 9, 2013 | See all undercoverchad's reviews »
Puzzle Agent is exactly what its title claims to be. You play as Nelson Tethers, an FBI agent in the puzzle solving department who is called out to a snowy village in the back of beyond where odd things are happening.
Your mission is straightforward at first, but slowly progresses into the realm of the strange. In fact, there are several points in the story that can be rather creepy.
Puzzles range from simpler jigsaws to more challenging logic ones that may require gum chewing (the game's hint system) to solve, and are reminiscent of childhood days spent with your nose buried in a puzzle activity book.
The graphics aren't the best - if you're used to slick graphics from the latest games - but there is a hand-drawn charm to it. That, added to the superb voice acting helps to immerse the player into the story. The only sticking point is that the animation can be rather choppy at times.
So if you like puzzles, coupled with a short story that is both humorous and eerie by turns, Puzzle Agent will provide many hours of fun.