Agent Intercept | PS5 Review
Developed and published by PikPok, Agent Intercept is an action driving game, currently available on Windows PC, PlayStation, XBox, and Nintendo Switch. For the purposes of this review, I was playing the PlayStation 5 version.
Agent Intercept sees you assume the role of a top class secret agent, who is drafted in to pilot the Sceptre in an attempt to take down the evil C.L.A.W. organisation. As you soon find out, the Sceptre is no ordinary motor vehicle. In some serious James Bond, Spy Hunter style, the Sceptre can fire missiles, machine guns, lay mines and can even transform into other vehicles to suit the environment and terrain. The gameplay is pretty straight forward as the Sceptre will accelerate of its own accord, so all you really have to worry about is steering, boosting and deploying your various weapons effectively. You collect boosts throughout each level which, as the name suggests, will give you a speed boost and will also give you the ability to power slide around corners, which really makes this a lot of fun and very satisfying. You collect ammo for your weapons in the same way as you collect the boosts, by driving through the icons that appear on each level. There is a decent variety of weapons for the Sceptre such as missiles, machine guns, and mines, which is just about enough to keep things interesting throughout.
The main campaign is split into 3 different chapters, each with 5 missions to complete. Each mission has 5 objectives which you aim to achieve in order to progress to the next mission. These can include things like destroying a set amount of enemies, drifting for a certain amount of time or completing the level within a specified time limit. You will need to complete a minimum number of objectives before unlocking the final mission in the chapter. There are also a number of side missions which can be unlocked and these follow a similar trend to the main campaign. In order to progress you need to complete 3 out of 5 objectives to unlock the next side mission. The story is delivered in extremely cheesy “B Movie” plot style, but this really fits the style of game just perfectly and all adds to the fun. To add to this, the story is fully voice acted which I thought was a wonderful touch and makes it all the more enjoyable to play.
The missions can get rather hectic as you drift your way around each course, trying to take out hoards of enemy vehicles while also trying to avoid being taken out yourself which really makes Agent Intercept a lot of fun. The camera angle was something that took a bit of getting used to and something I was a bit torn on. It doesn't sit right behind the car, you are looking down from a high angle. On one hand, it can make the road ahead difficult to interpret and steering can be a bit challenging at times, but on the other hand, it gives the game a more cinematic feeling. I think overall, once you get used to them, the camera angles did add something to the experience rather than take any enjoyment away.
In terms of content, I finished the main campaign in around 2 hours and there are also a bunch of side missions to be unlocked. There is definitely replayability here as well if you choose to try and achieve all of the objectives set out in each of the missions. As mentioned earlier, the controls are simple but are a perfect balance for the style of gameplay. I did however find that on a number of occasions, some of my button presses for boosts or weapons were unresponsive which left me a bit frustrated at times. The handling of each vehicle is unique which was nice, however, for a couple of the vehicles, the aeroplane especially, the handling was clunky making these vehicles a bit annoying to manoeuvre around.
Visually, Agent Intercept looks amazing with comic book style graphics design which, coupled together with the cheesy storyline and voice acting, really completes the package. The soundtrack is wonderful and would feel right at home in any spy movie. It is a game which can be played and enjoyed by all age groups. It’s a fast paced, silly and fun romp into the world of secret agents. This is a great choice if you are looking for a game you can just sit down and enjoy, without having to think too much and it will definitely make you smile throughout.
PaultheBrave09’s Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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