Wednesday, May 02, 2007
posted 2:19am
"Runaway 2"
Well I stumbled across one of the best adventures games to come along since Monkey Island, thanks X-Play. Runaway 2 has that classic feel of an old school graphical adventure, with tripped-out puzzles and over-the-top characters. The game uses cartoon style hand drawn images and there is a lot of subtle movement put into each animation. The dialog is well put together too. "Id love to catch some rays, but this is no time to get a tan," says Brian when you try to take the sun light coming through the trees; and the capote puppy that pisses yellow when you put whiskey in it is too classic. I'm still playing through it, trying not to use the walkthrough too much, and I'm really impressed with how the characters are flushed out too. Conversations are fully vocalized, and some of the coversation trees are pretty long. Just listening to Lokelani go on was very arousing.

Now Runaway 2 was based on Runaway; and after seeing what a great job they did with this game I had to buy Runaway off e-bay, can't wait till it gets here. Runaway 2 came with the backstory of Runaway presented through narration and still photos, but as to not ruin the first game I just watched a little bit of it.

This game does an amazing job of bringing that classic, smart-ass, adventure game back to the PC for us to poke and prode once more. They're always fun to play around with, like a test of ones intellect, and I hope they never stop making them.

They test what we are - D