Indsendt: 22. december
Puzzle Agent 2 picks up so flawlessly from where the first finishes off that it feels like an episodic series which should be longer than it is. And that's not because it feels unfinished, it just feels like a story universe that could expand into so much more and be relentlessly interesting.
I've heard this described as "Professor Layton if written by David Lynch" which I assume is a reference to Twin Peaks. That is indeed an accurate assessment. This game mixes a hilariously dry wit and a surreal, dark undertone that simultaneously treats itself seriously while being aware of the ludicrous nature of its elements.
Having not played much Professor Layton, I can't make a ton of comparisons, but the puzzle-heavy adventure definitely feels more gratifying than the inventory-heavy nature of many contemporaries. It's nice to never be in a situation where I have to try the verb on every noun until something clicks.
The art style of the game is very unique, and after playing the two games I looked up the artist's (grickle) work, which can all be found on his YouTube. If you're not into mindgames, you probably won't get much out of this, but for those with a cerebral persuasion, the gameplay and story both heavily play to your need to "solve puzzles".