Before you go out thinking that MySims Agents is all about talking to people and nonstop reading, let me stop you right there. Sure, there’s a lot of text in the game (it’s a detective game after all!) but it doesn’t get monotonous. The interviewing aspect is broken up by searching for clues, interfacing with your Agents, and the minigames. The minigames are, in fact, ways to gather more evidence, such as hacking into a computer or analyzing evidence. In one specific minigame, I had to use parts that I had previously salvaged from other machines to power up a satellite dish. I had x amount of wires and gears, and had to place them all in the correct position to get the dish working at full capacity. The minigames aren’t frustratingly difficult, but they do offer a challenge.
A small portions from a review written by ‘The Game Guys’:
The only thing that can really be said negative about the game (other than that you’ll get an earful of the fictional Simlish language) is that it’s branded a MySims game, which will cause many gamers to overlook the title. That’s really too bad since it’s one of the better casual titles to come out for the Wii this year.
Looks like the MySims Agents reviews will finally be slowing down! However, if I come across one I’ll still make a note to post it Here’s a review from Anjel Syndicate:
EA has done a wonderful job veering away from the Sims equation by making this more of an adventure game that is sure to delight the entire family. This game is suitable for all ages and has lots of comical humor, favorite characters from past games, and brain teasing puzzles. The graphics are delightful and the music is pleasing while setting the mood for the areas. The game controls work really well for this type of game and it has a great tutorial for those who have never played a My Sims game before this one.
MySims Agents allows your sim to get around like never before. There is an emphasis on exploring your surroundings despite the linear gameplay. Hidden items and other rewards are sprinkled throughout the locations. The controls are precise and easy to use. Motion control is utilized to shake and sometimes smash open objects, in addition to being used as a pointer. The game’s fixed camera is pleasantly unimposing, a tweak that complements the platforming aspect, even if said platforming provides a literal definition for the word “dull”.
Kotaku just put up their review on MySims Agents, here’s what they had to say:
Not A Walk In The Part: Yes, it’s a kid’s game and yes it’s cutesy – but it’s a mistake to assume that Agents is totally easy. About half of the game involves puzzles, like jumping puzzles, maze puzzles and mini-game puzzles that occur whenever you need to pick a lock or analyze a sample. As the game progresses, the mini-game puzzles get pretty complex. It shames me to say I got stuck on one of the chemistry puzzles where you have to bond molecules together in specific patterns so that one too many of them aren’t touching. But, hey, being challenged is better than being bored.
I always love GamesRadar reviews for their sense of humor. Nice to see that they love the game as well!
- Packed with detail and great characters
- A neat blend of gameplay styles
- Some neat remote work
- Simlish is kinda annoying
- Fairly unchallenging
- Could be too cute for adults
Another high score for MySims Agents, this time an 8.5
Quests appear in the way of an exclamation mark over the locals heads, just walk up and have a chat and they will tell you of their woes and then it’s up to you to help them out and solve the case. The cases are able to be solved in numerous ways, an example of this is when a hairdresser gets a mysterious love note, with three possible people involved you start by interviewing the suspects and examining their abodes, the story then splits allowing you to either climb over roofs to find a tool box or break into safes to find out who sent the package. All the equipment necessary is easily to hand and very simple to use. A magnifying glass will help you follow leads on the floor, a crowbar can be used to break open items and there is also a wrench to repair items. You will even obtain upgrades later in the game, allowing you to send samples via a mobile phone and grab and move blocks around with a grabber to reach higher platforms.