Reviews and Problems with Runaway: A Road Adventure
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Summary: This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU BUY! I don't understand why this game has so many maxed out reviews. The storyline is most average, characters annoying and shallow, gameplay is tedious and the puzzles illogical or plain stupid. I love point&click games and that's why I gave it 5/10 but compared to, let's say, Syberia, it looks like a stream of bat's piss next to Niagara waterfall.
Summary: It was interesting to play it so long time after release. It is a fun point-and-click game but with the recent "advancements" from the scene such as hotspot-highlight. I missed a lot of objects due to the lack of this feature and had to revert to a walkthrough. It doesn't run in windowed mode nor could I change the resolution (my monitor doesn't like 1024x768).
Summary: Most of the game time was spent in either (a) watching my toon take incredibly long walks across the screen or (b) watching incredibly long and uninteresting cut-scene sequences which could not be bypassed... This game motivated me to create an account and write a review. Which is saying something. I have never been so annoyed with a game. I don't think I laughed once, so if humor was intended it missed widely. The dialogue was about three times as much as necessary.
Summary: There are so many things I dislike about this game. Actually, everything about this game falls under the dislike subheading. So here we go, lets list some problems! Cons -The characters are uninteresting and the relationship between the two main characters is unrealistic. Basically in the beginning of the game your guy runs over a lady who is being hunted by the mafia and you must help her on her journey.
Summary: Nice story,great characters, Great game for point-and-click enthusiasts. Very funny in some moments, the puzzle can be challenging. Final point, the graphics are great for its time. Worth buying.
Summary: If you're partial to a cinematic experience than 'Runaway: A Road Adventure' might just be up your alley. Although on first glances it seems like a standard point and click adventure game, you'll find out that it has a completely different individual element to it that is a rarity in modern day titles. A distinctive charm if you will. The combination of 2D and 3D graphics is neat but alas the characters themselves aren't that interesting.
Summary: This game sucks and I think the positive reviews are from shills. I like these kind of adventures, but the characters are annoying and the puzzles are stupid. This is a real letdown compared to something from Lucasarts. I feel ripped off.
Conclusion: Difficult to write a review about this game...the story is very nice and the graphics and sounds too, but the main downside is that the interface is not as good as the rest, so you can miss something just because this stupid pointer was developed in this way. It is to mention that some puzzles are not easy and beginners could have some problems in solving them.
Conclusion: Runaway : A Road Adventure is basically what Broken Sword 3 should have been. This is a really absorbing adventure game with a good storyline, brilliant animation, great voice acting and lavish backgrounds. At certain points through the game your character, Brian Basco, interupts the proceedings and you see him in what looks like a director's chair, telling you a bit more of the story. This is a nice touch.
Summary: This game is reminiscent of the Monkey Island series by Lucas Arts which is not a bad thing at all. The animation is great and the characters have tons of personality. Game play is pretty fun, I got a little drifty due to lack of challenge. The problem solving is not based on reality logic. You have to use logic according to what you have in your inventory.