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Gemini Rue
8.7 out of 10

Gemini Rue

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Overall 9
8.5

Gemini Rue Review (iOS)

Softpedia
13 May 2013
  • 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.
  • Cons: -Somewhat awkward cover-based shootout combat system., -Linear puzzles.
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Overall 9
8.5

Gemini Rue Review (iOS)

Softpedia
13 May 2013
  • 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.
  • Cons: -Somewhat awkward cover-based shootout combat system., -Linear puzzles.
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Overall 8
8.2

Gemini Rue

Game Over Online
1 September 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 9
8.5
Storyline 9
9.0
Control 6
6.0

Expert Review

RPGFan
11 May 2012
  • Conclusion: A great game held back a bit by its flaws but in no way ruined by them.
  • Pros: Great atmosphere and story.
  • Cons: Poor controls, combat feels out of place.
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Overall 8
8.0

Gemini Rue Review

GamerNode
14 February 2012
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.2

Gemini Rue

Game Over Online
12 November 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 8
7.5

Gemini Rue

Strategy Informer
6 October 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

GameSpot
22 June 2011
  • Summary: Gemini Rue is a look back to a bygone era. From its 2D pixel art to its point-and-click controls, this is a game cut from the cloth of Sierra's classic adventure games of the early '90s. Created almost entirely by UCLA student Joshua Nuernberger, Gemini Rue was picked up by indie publisher Wadjet Eye Games late in development. The final release is a gripping science fiction thriller that weaves an amazing tale across two storylines.
  • Pros: Excellent story from two different perspectives, Atmosphere a unique mix of sci-fi and noir elements, Audio commentary an excellent addition, Story is well paced throughout.
  • Cons: Puzzles do little more than guide you through the game, Shooting segments nothing more than a distraction.
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Overall 8
8.2

Gemini Rue

AV Club
4 April 2011
  • Excerpt: The long-passed souls of the great Sierra On-line and LucasArts graphic adventure games reside deep within Gemini Rue , though the game takes the bad along with the good. A stylish science-fiction noir that bounces between locations and timelines with surprising confidence, Gemini Rue hits the highpoints of the best adventures—strong characters, compelling themes, tight plotting—but has a few small quibbles around the edges that keep it from true greatness.
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Overall 8
8.1

Gemini Rue review

PCGamer Online
1 March 2011
  • Conclusion: An exciting, surprising and thought-provoking adventure rendered in a beautiful art style. Gemini Rue earns respect.
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