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A collection of riddles you mostly see in magazines wrapped into a mystery story with an excellent art style, Puzzle Agent strangely stands out with its engaging plot rather than the lackluster puzzles.
Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent is an interactive mystery cartoon drawn in the style of Graham Annable’s Grickle series, in which you are regularly presented with brain-twisters usually encountered in (puzzle) magazines.
The story is clichéd, but good: the titular FBI agent is sent to a small snowed-in US town to investigate a series of strange events, encountering a number of eerie townsfolk along the way. The plot is excellent, but lacks a proper ending: most of the questions are addressed in the second game.
The puzzles are fun and varied, but most of them suffer from one of two large problems: too easy/short, or ambiguous due to poor design (which leads to the rejection of seemingly perfect answers). Not too many fall into these categories, but enough to leave a bad taste in the player’s mouth.
Still, Puzzle Agent is a fun game to play, especially in the budget category. If you like puzzles and/or supernatural mysteries, then give it a go, you probably won’t regret it.