The heroine is cast in the Mrs Peel mould and the back of the box promises to 'up the ante for plot-driven, 1960s-influenced spy action', so I reckoned I was in for a fun-filled romp. And I was...for the first five minutes.
I grooved to the opening credits, was summoned to UNITY HQ, learned that several of my colleagues had been messily killed in the last week indicating a mole within the organisation, cheeked my superior, sashayed my way to the Training Area and came to a grinding halt at the first obstacle.
I had to open a door.
Opening a door requires a right-click. I have a single-button Mac mouse, so I could only karate chop the door. This did not make it open.
Before you all leap up and down laughing and pointing at my button-deficient mouse, I should state that the controls demand three mouse buttons - which not all Windows boxen have by a long chalk.
I asked at girl_gamers and appleworld and the general consensus is that I should suck it up and buy another mouse. In fact one kind soul in appleworld suggested "So buy a three button mouse, Captain Obvious!", which I found most hurtful.
But but but. I've only had this computer a couple of months, and I didn't fork out extra for a wireless keyboard and mouse with the intention of replacing the damn rodent just for one game.
I suppose it's really no different from buying a dance mat, or bongo drum peripheral, and a mouse takes up less space than either of those. Plus the game came with a bonus CD of very Austin Powersy incidental music, so I'm still winning.