There are very few things that will make me nervous about an adventure game more than the phrase "Point and Click" The reason why is it's hard for the game makers to balance the fun; some people can find it too easy while others (mostly kids) will find the game too tough and give up. The puzzles here are ingenious, but if you don't have the right item(s) or information, you're stuck; the help section doesn't help very much. Players can find themselves wandering about mindlessly for hours trying to find the right tool or clue. This can become a huge problem. But the biggest problem with Spy Fox: Dry Cereal is that the characters and plot are drier than any cereal without milk. The animation is just plain ugly to look at. It really degenerates the overall experience. Our hero, villains, and other characters in this game are stiff and boring. Sure, some line are funny, as well as some sight gags, but only a very few. The story is also lacking energy; when you solve puzzles, the games gives a bland reaction. So you beat the guy in Go Fish, got on board the cruise ship, or infiltrated the bad guy's underwater base. Big whoop. To make matters worse, the ending is flat and uninspired. I say the writers ought to turn in their License to Thrill. Spy Fox: Dry Cereal is only for kids who love point and click adventures; the rest of us can leave this game alone.
I had a great time with this game when I was a kid of six or seven, and this remake has it all, exactly as I had it for Windows 98. For a point and click, it's a lot of fun. Definitely a kids game, but still fun. Puzzles are challenging, the writing is a little more than you could expect from a kids game, and the characters are endearing. Game changes with each playthrough-- every playthrough has a different combination of puzzles each requiring players to use different gadgets.
Would highly recommend for children ages 5-10, or anyone that can appreciate Humongous games!