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Runaway: A Road Adventure
Adventure Classic Gaming
15 January 2008
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. As he is getting ready to drive across the country, a girl comes running out on the street and is accidentally hit by Brian's car.
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. In Runaway you play Brian, a geeky physics student. (Finally, an adventure game hero I can identify with.
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. Right away there’s an unexpected dust up with a female nightclub entertainer, then a race to escape Mafioso goons who’ll kill to get an enigmatic artifact.
Conclusion: graphics was when the game cut into its many cut scenes. The graphics within the gameplay were noticeably better then of those within the cinematic. And because the game was developed in Spanish, then released in many other languages, the lip synching is absolutely terrible. When speaking, the entire cut scene freezes and looks dreadful when characters begin to speak.
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? A second playing will have to take place before I can answer decisively, but right now the answer is, Runaway is absolutely one of the top twenty adventures ever.
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. Being a huge fan of point and click adventures, I couldn't wait to try out this game. At first I was afraid that the game wouldn’t measure up to the great classics made by Lucasarts.
Summary: Runaway: A Road Adventure is a new entry in the traditional adventure game genre from Spanish developer Pendulo Studios. Well, Runaway is new to the United States--the game's been available in Europe for quite a while, but it's just now showing up on these shores with fully translated text and English dialogue.
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. Unreleased in the UK, it has finally hit our shores hot on its sequels success.
Excerpt: Manchmal geschehen doch noch Wunder: über anderthalb Jahre mussten Genre-Fans nach der Pleite des damaligen Publishers auf 'Runaway' warten, jetzt ist es endlich auch komplett lokalisiert hierzulande erschienen. ihr begleitet in diesem klassischen Point&Click-Adventure den angehenden Physik-Doktoranden Brian Basco auf der Flucht seines Lebens, die ihn quer durch die USA führt, bis er schließlich auf den Spuren eines alten indianischen Stammes wandelt.