Summary: More games like this, please. It's unique, it's fantastic, it's hilarious, and it's sometimes slow-paced. It's also pretty short, but looking back on it the game is worth every penny. You'll get an adventure here that no other game can produce.
Summary: I have to say when I picked up this game, I thought it was just going to be a cheap and cheesy game. I mean there are alot things in this game that might turn someone off. The voice acting is pretty bad, the graphics are nothing special, and the story is predicable....but at the same time I still had fun playing it.
Summary: The graphics are really outdated and the views are terrible, the voice overs sounds half dead and the text is filled with errors. There aren't really words to describe why this in an actual good game. You just have to play it. If you can overlook all the issues its very fun and very addicting. You start out trying to get rescued from an island that is sinking after a large earthquake and end up sneaking around a solving the mystery of why this happened.
Conclusion: Pat, the innovative aspect of this game is indeed where the shizzle is at. I played about an hours worth back when i bought it 2 years ago and just have not had to motivation to go back to it. …and yet (perhaps oddly) i’d say that this is a good game. There is a strong desire on my part to support stuff like this. If they had acctually taken some of the elements you mentioned seriously this would have been one of my BGEs.
Conclusion: i actually expected this game’s inclusion in my “top games” list to be a little controversial (to the extent anyone cares about what i have to say). it is more emblematic of the idea that i would rather play something new and flawed than polished and derivative than it is literally one of the greatest games ive ever played.
Conclusion: I figured as much. I completely agree with your premise that “i would rather play something new and flawed than polished and derivative.” I think it’s a shame how rare innovation is in the filed, especially since unlike, oh lets say books, video games lend themselves to the possibility of innovation so well.