Excerpt: Featuring a compelling sci-fi story set in a dystopian world, the PC version of Gemini Rue’s only drawbacks are the poor controls and clunky combat system. However, the port on the iOS platform was a very good idea, as the controls and combat now feel more natural on a touchscreen. The immersive gritty atmosphere in the game reminds of Blade Runner cyberpunk environments.
Pros: +Compelling story, atmospheric environments., +Excellent voice acting and music., +Commentary track by creator Joshua Nuernberger.
Excerpt: Gemini Rue is a point-and-click sci-fi adventure from Joshua Nuernberger and Wadjet Eye Games. It was created using a game editor called the Adventure Game Studio (originally released in 1998), which was designed to emulate the Sierra Online and Lucasarts adventures of old. That gives Gemini Rue sort of a Space Quest / Police Quest feel to it… but is it as much fun as those earlier games? Keep reading to find out. In Gemini Rue you control two characters.
Excerpt: In his book, “Free Will,” neuroscientist Sam Harris writes about the non-existence of that universally accepted concept, arguing, with convincing evidence, that it is a false construct of the human mind. Every decision a person will ever make, he asserts, is predetermined by specific chemical and electrical agents affecting change from within, like the instruments of some internal puppeteer.
Pros: Compelling, mature, thought-provoking, multi-perspective narrative, Concise execution, Simple, yet effective and encompassing play mechanics
Cons: Little ludic challenge, Narrative ushers players through with little optional diversion
Excerpt: A retired assassin turned detective is out to find his brother who has been thrown into what seems to be a planetary prison/rehab called Center 7. Finding the place will be hard and getting your brother out of there will be even harder. Especially when you uncover the dark secrets. Gemini Rue is a point-and-click adventure game that takes place in the future on the planet Barracus where society has become nothing more than drug addicts and Mafioso.
Pros: Play as two different characters, shoot a gun and kill enemies, unlock tons of achievements, tons of twists and turns to keep you guessing.
Cons: Gun battles can be difficult, the ending might be a bit too open for some.
Excerpt: Gemini Rue is a point-and-click sci-fi adventure from Joshua Nuernberger and Wadjet Eye Games. It was created using a game editor called the Adventure Game Studio (originally released in 1998), which was designed to emulate the Sierra Online and Lucasarts adventures of old. That gives Gemini Rue sort of a Space Quest / Police Quest feel to it... but is it as much fun as those earlier games? Keep reading to find out. In Gemini Rue you control two characters.
Summary: Gemini Rue is a cute little game made by a single developer (and a composer) but it suffers from several issues that prevents the game from being able to justify its price tag. Basically you can have a game with graphics from 1992, a mildly interesting plot and some bugs that can crash your game completely, or for the same price (or less) you can get something like Stacking or the entire Back to the Future series from Telltale Games. It’s not really rocket science here.
Conclusion: Gemini Rue is a truly great adventure game, with its clever mix of puzzles, logic and action, marred only by a convoluted aura. If this is any indication of what we can expect from developer Joshua Nuernberger in the future, then we'll definitely be keeping an eye on his work.
Action game with retro graphics has captivating story.
Common Sense Media
4 October 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Gemini Rue is a science fiction-themed "point-and-click" adventure game, with a graphical style that is reminiscent of old computer games from the 1990s. The graphics are intentionally out of line with today's more intense, high-action titles so that the story becomes the focal point of the experience.