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Agent Heart (iPod Touch/iPhone Review)

Written by GLX on Tuesday, February 15 2011 and posted in Reviews

GLX played Agent Heart and has some bad things to say about it.

Publisher/ Developer
: Games2Win

There are a wide variety of games available on the App store. Though there are plenty of games that are simply mediocre, some games are simply memorable. Games such as Game Dev Story and Broken Sword: Director's Cut are highly entertaining and unique. On the flip side, there are games such as...

Agent Heart is a port of the web game Agent Heart 2. Why the developers didn't just call the game Agent Heart 2 or at least release the original Agent Heart is beyond me. You play Agent Heart. A woman goes undercover to catch cheating boyfriends in the act. Sarah wants Agent Heart to see if her suspicions about her man Todd are true.

Before you can begin any of the game's 4 level's, Agent Heart must be dressed appropriately for each assignment. From hair cuts to various items of clothing, the game provides a decent amount of options; however, the game specifically tells you which outfit to go with before moving on to the level. It's simple to pick out what clothes the game deems essential, but the game's reactions to the available hair cuts make no sense. Would Todd notice that I'm Agent Heart if I was a cheerleader with short hair, instead of long hair? Also, do women really bring headphones to a club? I didn't think so.

After that has been taken care of, you're given the task of capturing 4 photos of Todd in intimate moments with other women. The game provides a box to touch, for each photo; the points that are accumulated are based on timing and accuracy. Get all 4 photos and you move on to the next level. Each level lasts about a minute and quickly gets boring. Agent Heart lacks any depth, in the stealth department.The developers decided not to create some decent stealth gameplay mechanics. Another odd exclusion is the lack of Game Center or a similar sort of service. There are no achievements and certainly no method to view high scores from other players.

For what it is, the graphics are decent. The characters look decent, but nothing more; the sound design is minimal. Sound effects are non-existent and the music ranges from tolerable to cheesy.

Agent Heart is simply a wretched game. The only thing that separates it from most games is its poor quality. This game would've received a worse score if the game lacked the following positives:

  • It's free.
  • I can actually play it.
  • It's simple.
  • The graphics and sound are not as bad as the gameplay.
  • The game is under 10 MB in size.

Avoid at all costs.

1.2 out of 10*

Written or Contributed by: GLX

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About the Author - GLX

For years, GLX has been writing on-and-off for The Outhousers about comics, video games, and other stuff. He currently resides in The South. You can catch him in the forums or @glxwriter on Twitter.



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