Adam's Venture Episode 3: Revelations, is unsurprisngly the third entry in the Adam's Venture episodic series. It picks up where Episode 2 left off, with Adam waking up in Solomon's Temple, and trying to find his girlfriend? Eve.
Adam Venture is possibly both one of the most cliched characters i've ever seen, and also one of the most annoyingly incompetent. This isn't the Max Payne or Tomb Raider style of incompetent, where it's because the Plot demands it, it's the bumbling fool type of incompetence, where the individual just stumbles from mess to mess. That said, here Adam shows some level of actually being able to do something by rescuing his girlfriend from nondescript evil dude that doesnt really have any prior establishment as a villain. The plot basically screams of "We needed to figure out a happy ending in about 2 minutes". It feels stupid, and it doesnt help that the all the character's dialogue are terrible. Especially Adam, since he comes up with the most annoying and cliched lines in history. Seriously, I generally don't single out bad writing as a reason for hating a game, but Adam's Venture is just so bad, it needs a mention.
The game looks identical to the previous 2 in the series. Literally no difference in quality. The environments are competently put together, and the unreal engine lighting effects work decently in the low light environment the game takes place in, But there are many more things wrong than right with the game's presentation. Visually, character models look dated, and textures are often quite low resolution. Animation is jerky and unnatural. Lip-syncing is off, voice acting is terrible, just absolute crap. Music is so bland and uninteresting, that I hardly realised there actually is any music in the game. There isn't many good things to be said about Adam's Venture 3's presentation, and what little there is hardly outweighs all the bad aspects of it.
Gameplay in the series revolves around "Uncharted style platforming" and little progress puzzles. The uncharted style platforming (or rather Tomb Raider style platforming) would have been alright, if it wasnt for the absolute terrible controls. Playing the game is an exercise in frustration when it comes to the platforming aspects, and it's a shame, because of all three games, Revelations has possibly the best puzzles in the series (which isnt honestly saying much). The puzzles take a little bit of effort to complete, and are generally decently put together, But again compared to other puzzles in other games, they are still fairly mediocre.
If you can avoid Adam's Venture, please do. It is one of the worst games I have played, with terrible controls and ♥♥♥♥ty writing, it fails in its proclamation of the Christian message. It is actually a shame, as with a little more effort put into, well everything, Adam's Venture could go from being a turd of a game, to just another mediocre Indie game.