Has a reasonable variety of puzzles, and a light narrative, but doesn’t distinguish itself from being quite generic
The casual space is an interesting one since when you remove intensity and action from the mix, what differentiates the merely decent to great in the space can be a bit more driven by taste. Putting Detective Agency up against other quasi-narrative titles featuring puzzles I’d say the first place where it falters a little bit is with a lack of overall variety. While many games like this more heavily feature hidden object segments, this particular title seems content to merely stay in its safe box. In addition, even those that are more hidden object focus have tended to do a little more to spice things up than this. Sure, there are additional smaller spaces that you sometimes will need to find in order to seek out all objects, but some variety in how clues are presented or some other sort of simple element to shake up the formula periodically would be appreciated. While this is a reasonably decent example of the genre I’d argue there are alternatives that feel more varied and polished.
Justin Nation, Score: