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Runaway: A Road Adventure
Game Over Online
2 September 2015
Excerpt: What do drag queens, mobsters, and computer hackers have in common? Or how about museums, hospitals, and ghost towns? They’re all people and places you’ll meet in Runaway: A Road Adventure , a new point-and-click adventure from Spanish developer Pendulo Studios.
Summary: A Greek proverb says, "In the absence of rain, even hailstorms are welcome," which fits perfectly that era when adventure games stopped being popular, reducing the chance for a developer to produce one, thus making genre fans thirsty for anything, even if it wasn't as good as the golden oldies of...
Excerpt: Life can be strange, one moment you’re on your way to the book store, the next moment you’re in the biggest adventure of your life. It can happen to anybody, and that anybody is Brian Basco, the hero and good guy of service in Runaway: A Road Adventure.
Excerpt: Runaway: A Road Adventure is a cartoon adventure game created by the Spanish developer Péndulo Studios. The main protagonist is a young man named Brian Basco. He lives in New York but is now leaving for Berkeley, where he has just been accepted to study at the University of California.
Excerpt: How about an adventure that traverses the United States, beginning in New York City and ending in California? The journey starts with a nerdy young hero who wears glasses “as a precaution more than a necessity” and carries a suitcase full of physics texts.
Conclusion: So, since I’m the jackass who actually purported to make some sort of definitive statement ranking the top 20 adventure games of all-time, the question naturally follows, does this game have a place on that list?
Excerpt: Most of us grew up on point and click adventures like Sam & Max, Day of the Tentacle and the magnificent Monkey Island series. Pendulo Studios now comes with a new point and click adventure called Runaway: A Road Adventure.
Conclusion: Still, isn't that the very reason why classic adventure gamers are said to belong to the S&M sub-culture of the gaming population? After all, it all comes down to your personal affinities. If you happen to be a classic adventure fan, I advise you not to miss this one.
Pros: An enjoyable point and click adventure game, lovely artwork, excellent implementation of 3D models, great soundtrack;
Cons: Some questionable voice acting, writing is a bit off at times, it's very hard to discern important clues on the screen - this makes the game a lot harder than it should've been.
Excerpt: Classic point and click adventure that will take you back to the good ol’ days. Some readers of YARS may be looking at this thinking it is a sequel to the rather fab The Dream of the Turtle , which I reviewed not so long ago. Well, what we have here is actually the first game in the series.