Maybe I’m just a sucker for a regular stream of puns when they’re dangled in front of me often, but having played quite a number of point-and-click adventures on Switch that started strong but then lost steam, Inspector Waffles managed to be an entertaining treat. Sure, the silly version of detective noir has been done, and plenty of cat and dog humor has been done as well even, but there’s some charm here mixed with a well-implemented interface that really works. You’ll pick up the flow of how things work pretty quickly, be asked to collect a reasonable number of items from the environment, and then work out various puzzles requiring either straight or combined use to progress… and, for the most part, in general it’s pretty smooth sailing while keeping you amused throughout. The low-res pixel style does have it suffer at times for clarity in what you may be picking up or interacting with, but as a whole this is a well-designed adventure that feels quite at home on the Switch.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.0]