1933 will go down in the history books as the year America passed the 21st Amendment to the Constitution. Prohibition is over. To the delight of millions, alcohol can now flow freely across the thirsty land. Two days before the official announcement, bars and clubs across the land are stocking up on quality whiskey.
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Osta Jack Orlando: Director's Cut

 

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"The 30's is a cool setting, and this game uses it to its full potential."

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25. kesäkuu

Mac OSX version available now!

we made a Wine port for Mac OSX, which is available now. ... and yes, we will also make sooner or later a Linux port.

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1933 will go down in the history books as the year America passed the 21st Amendment to the Constitution. Prohibition is over. To the delight of millions, alcohol can now flow freely across the thirsty land. Two days before the official announcement, bars and clubs across the land are stocking up on quality whiskey. This is the absorbing story of a scruffy but shrewd private investigator who becomes the prime suspect in a mysterious murder case through no fault of his own. Jack now has only 48 hours to slip the noose and find the real offender. The sands of time are rapidly running out for Jack – he must unravel the threads of the mysterious plot in which he finds himself – a race against time!

You, my friend, are the main suspect in a murder case! You’ve been given a chance to prove your innocence, so you better get your Sherlock Holmes act together – fast! In the character of JACK ORLANDO - the down-at-heel detective who’s never at a loss for words – you’ll come across cunning characters, garrulous gangsters, endless enigmas and tense situations throughout this fantastic comic-style adventure. There are 4 entire episodes containing over 200 action-packed scenes in dark alleys, fine saloons and seedy brothels – and the actors are a multitude of tough and sly underworld characters. You’ll have to keep your eyes wide open for clues, no matter where you are... only by putting two and two together will you reach your objective.

The Director's Cut Version of the game offers six new scenes, normal and easy game mode as well as a lot of additional puzzles.

FEATURES

  • Hand-drawn animated 2D graphics adventure
  • Professionally synchronized voices
  • Smooth scrolling and light sourcing
  • Over 200 Scenes in 4 episodes
  • Nearly 100 characters and thousands of dialog lines
  • Playable in window and in full screen mode
  • 2 difficulty modes: Easy and Normal
  • Musical Score in 5.1 composed by Grammy Award Winner Harold Faltermeyer

Järjestelmävaatimukset

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8
    • Processor: Intel or AMD Singlecore CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: any Windows compatible GA
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8
    • Processor: Intel or AMD Singlecore CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce, or ATI/AMD Radeon
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6.8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 64MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Soundcard with 5.1 Support
    • Additional Notes: Apple Mouse
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Julkaistu 9. kesäkuu.
I have a rather high tolerance threshold when it comes to adventure games, especially old ones. Campiness and minor technical flaws are often part of the package, and I'm okay with that. So I was fine with realizing that the intro gave me a game breaking bug (on Win 8.1 64x) that there are no known solutions for: I watched the intro on youtube, then skipped it when launching the game, and thought little of it. The terrible (not an exaggeration) voice acting didn't deter me and neither did the really bad translation into english. Especially not since the art was decent, the animation fine enough for its age, the smooth jazz score impressively good (way WAY above the call of duty), and the start to the story a promising noir gumshoe's-tale-of-woe, the kind you probably can appreciate if this game peaked your interest.

And then I realized how bad the controls were. And while that too is very often to be expected, these specific controls really go out of their way to make your life miserable. (They're also nowhere explained, read the manual before playing.) It would be much easier to forgive that if the game didn't saddle you with a huge amount of seemingly useless items (stuffed into an inventory system only reachable through F1) that you have to individually pick out every time before you attempt to try them onto yet another tiny, unreachable hotspot for some unfathomable reason. I cannot explain how soulcrashingly clunky the system is, especially when you may have to repeat it 20 times in a row on a single hotspot and still not get a result.

I didn't hate the story, at least so far in. Not that it was good, but it was bad and campy in an interesting way. ;) But the gameplay is just really really bad. The controls and horrible puzzle design finally got the best of me.The term "illogical puzzle" that we throw about so often in adventure games? If you haven't played this game, you have no idea what that term means. Combine that with the insane amount of unusable items, the big maps, the complete lack of clues or guidance and those punishing controls, and you have a real recipe for frustration.

If you are still willing to play this game, do as everyone tells you and play it with a walkthrough. And yes, I realize how odd that sounds, but trust me (and everyone else) that's the only way to play the game without dropping it halfway through like I did. Alternatively you could just watch a Let's Play, and enjoy all the campiness and fascinating flaws of this odd bit of gaming history without suffering any of the frustrations yourself. At least that's what I'm doing. ;)
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4/5 (80%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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0.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 18. kesäkuu.
I was really enjoying this game until I got an "Exception Error Access Violation" error. I've looked around at all the normal adventure game forums, including GOG and it seems that no one has ever patched this. Please, if someone finds a fix for this send me a message. Steam, please patch this if you can.
Do I recommend this? Yes, if it would play properly.
Overall, I wouldn't get this until a patch is made =(
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Julkaistu 5. elokuu.
Because I'm a fan of the noir genre and adventure games, I was curious about Jack Orlando; though, even as I'm writing this after spend six hours on it, I still do haved mixed feelings about it.

I'll explain the pros and pros before giving my final thoughts on it.

But first, a brief summary:

Jack Orlando is an African-American (don't let the cover art fool you, the protagonist is black and I found it very refreshing!) private detective in the 1930s, just after Prohibition ended. One night after drinking his sorrows away, Jack unwittingly stumbles onto the scene of a murder - and the blame is immediately placed on him due to the lack of witnesses and evidence. He's given two days to find the real killer; thus, he soon finds himself tangled in an elaborate conspiracy.

Sounds like a pretty decent noir-themed story, doesn't it?
Well, it could be, if it wasn't so campy - but that's not necessarily a bad thing, in my own opinion.

**I'm an optimist, so I'll write about the pros, next:

-Good art style: There was a lot of polished buildings and furniture, they all gave off a very classy art deco style. The 'interactive' objects such as characters and vehicles, on the other hand, were a bit more...Toony, they were definitely set apart from the backgrounds; but I don't mind, I thought the game was very charming in these aspects.

-Music: By far, the music won me over and I'd say if you weren't going to play the game, you might at least try listening to the soundtrack (there are clips all over Youtube). Despite the game being set during the 1930s, the soundtrack had more of an 80s buddy-cop theme. It didn't feel very natural, but it was fun to listen to (lots of saxophone).

-Exploration: I enjoyed looking at all the backgrounds, trying to piece together the history behind them. For instance, there's this one green, abandoned building that's across from The Cotton Club, and it appears to be some kind of abbey from the renaissance era and it evolves into more modern settings as you move upwards.
The game does have a nice atmosphere and the whole point of Point & Clicks is to take the time to really appreciate the setting without the stress of rushing.


**Now for cons:

-Voice acting: I have mixed feelings about this aspect. The accents were very thick and some of the actors' emotions didn't match up with the dialogue. And, sometimes, Jack's voice replaced some of the NPCs, and it was pretty entertaining. I didn't expect much, since this game came out in the late 90s and it was developed by a very small crew in Poland.

-Gameplay: The gameplay, sadly, isn't all that great.
There's a lot of stuff to pick up in the game, probably more than half of it is stuff I never needed (I did some reading and realized that these were called 'Red Herring Objects'; purely for the fun of finding and collecting them).
Not only that, but the game can be very unforgiving at certain parts - you MUST save frequently and make different save slots because there are some points where if you say or do the wrong thing, or aren't quick enough to avoid a dangerous situation - it's an instant kill/defeat, and it's a game over. (I loved the atmosphere and music for The Harbor, but that was by far the most difficult and frustrating part of the game; and it's a shame because noir and gum-shoes and risky business at the docks should be the perfect combination!)
And, yes, the controls are a bit wonky (Tip: F1 is inventory, F4 is menu options, and Right Click is the various action icons to use with the environment), so you might want to get a feel for them and write them down for reference.

-Story & Characters: This is also a mix for me.
I'll tell you right now that if you choose to play the game - don't take it too seriously.
It's so cheesy, campy, and light-hearted it almost can't be considered a noir story (Horseshoe in a boxing glove, etc.).
The story is very short and even more simple; and the characters don't have much background, nor psychological traits to speak of. (That was disappointing because I would've like to have known why Jack turned to drinking, was there some trauma involved? A case gone bad in the past?)
I personally liked Jack, he was a bit more relatable and believable than the other characters, they felt so transparent.

Overall...

This was an okay game to sit down and relax with, it's not great, and I doubt I'd replay it all over again; but I would replay the beginning, at least, because the early investigation and the night life in the city was fun.

Many people have complained of issues about the game failing to launch, and this happened to me as well.
Oddly, after the latest update, my game suddenly ran fine and I was able to pick up where I left off and finish it.

If you're unsure of whether you'd like to buy it, just know that the Steam version will always be the cheapest due to the coupons - although there's a download for it on Amazon for the same price, but I don't know if one will work better than the other; I just got lucky with my copy.

If not, you might enjoy watching a walkthrough of it; I personally recommend 123Pazu's guide because they're very thorough and there's no commentary.

Would I recommend it?

Maybe, but cautiously (I wish there was a 'mixed' or 'conflicted' button option for reviews).
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Julkaistu 4. elokuu.
10/10
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