New York, 2000... ...Without knowing how or why, Brian, a student on the verge of graduating from college, is attacked by Mafia gangsters. During his desperate getaway, in the company of a mysterious striptease dancer, he ends up meeting a wide range of unusual characters.
Käyttäjäarvostelut: Enimmäkseen myönteinen (161 arvostelua) - 74% / 161 tämän pelin pelaajien arvosteluista ovat positiivisia
Julkaisupäivä: 18. elo, 2003

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Osta Runaway, A Road Adventure

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New York, 2000...
...Without knowing how or why, Brian, a student on the verge of graduating from college, is attacked by Mafia gangsters.
During his desperate getaway, in the company of a mysterious striptease dancer, he ends up meeting a wide range of unusual characters. But which ones are trying to help him and which ones are planning to blow his head off?
You will have to be very ingenious to figure it out, without forgetting that nobody is who they seem in this explosive mixture of murder, money, ambition, santeria rituals and deception...a whole lot of deception.
  • Approximately 100 settings that are visually rich, containing 30 interactive characters.
  • Characters with soft edges, real-time lighting and shading effects, camera changes, panoramic shots and more.
  • High-quality stereo sound, an original soundtrack with over 24 songs.
  • 3D characters with a cartoon look and high-impact visual features that include 2D and 3D in an unmatchable style.


    Vähimmäisvaatimukset: Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP, Pentium™ 200 MMX, 64 Mt RAM, 630 Mt kiintolevytilaa, Monitori ja näytönohjain (DirectX™ yhteensopiva) ja tuki 1024x768-resoluutiolle ja 16-bit väreille, DirectX™ yhteensopiva äänikortti, Hiiri ja näppäimistö
Hyödylliset arvostelut
22/36 (61%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
1 käyttäjän mielestä tämä arvostelu oli hauska
6.7 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 31. elokuu.
This game is one of the worst experiences I have had, though I suppose part of it can be forgiven considering the age of the game. The game starts right off with you saving a barbiesque girl from some thugs. The protagonist is sure to tell the audience direcly about how beautiful the girl is and that this the main reason why he won't refuse to help her. The game is contradicting at times between the antagonists wanting to kill the girl at first, but then after catching her they want to interrogate her. The game also weirdly dips into native americans and then the supernatural, before ending on a relatively normal note. The final revelation of the plot is probably the only thing interesting about it. Mostly, the game seems to take itself too seriously for how bland it is.

While the models are simple and cel-shaded, the animations leave something to be desired. Talking animations often appear to be 2-frame mouth open/mouth closed animations. Interacting with people is often delayed while they finish an idle animation they are in the middle of. Characters aside from the main ones often stomp or shuffle around in ways I can't tell to be intentional or not.

The first few 2 chapters had some decent puzzles, but afterward it is increasingly difficult to determine what you are supposed to do. There are multiple times when you have an idea of what to accomplish, but with no idea of how it relates to your current goal. As the game approaches the end, the puzzles seem more like exercises in mind reading on the developers. At one point I had to give the name of a movie director and one of their movies to another character as it was tangentally related to a solution for a problem the protagonist had at the time. There was also a time when I was to cut a "rock hard" object with a knife that had been heated, because it would cut better. A third one involved throwing a basketball to a particular character because they were secretly used to be a famous basketball player. In none of these scenarios did I find any clues to the answers.

A few other bullet points:
- One part of the game involves you performing the same task 5 times, each time taking about 6 room transitions.
- The end of the game gets pretty tedious as you repeatedly leave objects for other characters to examine, leave the room, and come back.
- There are also times when a searchable object or container will need to be examined multiple times or at different times before new needed objects will be available to be picked up.
Oliko tämä arvostelu hyödyllinen? Kyllä Ei Hauska
7/8 (88%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
8.2 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 4. lokakuu.
Short version: 68%
The first Runaway game is an extremely beautiful point ‘n’ click adventure with bad voice actors, and needlessly overcomplicated plot and puzzles, completed with a last act that redeems most of the game in one swoop. Be prepared to use a walkthrough from the start though.

Long version:
Pendulo, a Spanish studio tried to revive the dying point ‘n’ click genre at the start of the century by releasing their first decent hit, Runaway: A Road Adventure. The game stood out with its spectacular, lushly coloured, hand-drawn backgrounds and cell-shaded 3D characters. (The latter technology was a big rage at the time.)
And this is also where most of the budget went, because the lavish exterior hides a rather lacking adventure game.

The most apparent issue is the audio. The main theme is catchy (albeit dated), and the soundtrack is good, but the voice acting ranges from somewhat tolerable to downright horrible.
The less-apparent problem is the writing. Initially it seems great: a rather everyday protagonist accidentally gets dragged into a spy thriller by accompanying a beautiful woman. Then it just flips out and throws in locations and characters at random without any coherence. Heck, it even resorts to using aliens and magic.
Thankfully this mess is sorted out by the end, resulting in a good mafia story, but this is a very small compensation for all the stupidity you have to endure before it.

The puzzles are worse. Remember the infamous passport sequence in Gabriel Knight 3? Imagine that as the starting difficulty, getting more convoluted and illogical at every new step you take. And the solutions themselves are on rails: you cannot do what you are supposed to do unless you find out all requirements for even the most basic actions.

At its time, Runaway was a welcomed comeback of the adventure genre, but today it is just a pretty, but dumb piece of point ‘n’ click history.
Oliko tämä arvostelu hyödyllinen? Kyllä Ei Hauska
10/14 (71%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
1 käyttäjän mielestä tämä arvostelu oli hauska
10.2 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 5. syyskuu.
A cel-shaded video game featuring drag queens? Shante, you stay!

Also starring the damsel in distress stereotype, racial stereotypes, female sexual objectification and rather looong cutscens. If you have a problem with any of these things, then do yourself a favor and don't play this game, it's certainly not your cup of tea.
Oliko tämä arvostelu hyödyllinen? Kyllä Ei Hauska
1/2 (50%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
1 käyttäjän mielestä tämä arvostelu oli hauska
20.2 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 13. lokakuu.
I am recommending this to other suckers like me who feel compelled to play every not actually terrible adventure game. This is not a great game, but not one I regret playing.

Likeable animation
Fun characters and plot
Some of the puzzles

Most of the puzzles are easy....if only you could find the needed object, or even knew there was one to find! Unfortunately, the pixel hunting drove me to a walkthrough. Pointless, terrible design.
Lots of waiting for animations to finish.
In terms of puzzles, the game either just got worse and worse or I got less and less patient.
Several items you can't notice or pick up until the game decides you need them.

Lani Minella voices the sultry and (ridiculously) scantily clad damsel in distress/love interest Gena. She's quite good, but Lani also voices Nancy in all the Nancy Drew games, of which I've played most. And she used the same voice for Gena that she uses for Nancy. So it felt like I was hearing a young girl's voice coming out of a voluptuous woman's body -- it made me feel wrong and uncomfortable inside.
Oliko tämä arvostelu hyödyllinen? Kyllä Ei Hauska
49/69 (71%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
3 käyttäjän mielestä tämä arvostelu oli hauska
13.9 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 23. joulukuu, 2014.
It's a mixed bag that I can only really recommend to old school adventure game aficionados. The puzzles can be pretty lame in their nonsensical logic or the proverbial hunt the pixel game for that one item you are missing to be able to make any headway while searching through several screens worth of pixels... also the story itself is... well amusing if you like cheesy, trite, and hackneyed plots with a supposedly genius protagonist that acts like a ♥♥♥♥♥ throughout.

Basically a pretty underwhelming effort that you can skip at your leisure. Give it a go but don't be afraid to just go straight for a walkthrough so it doesn't feel like too much of a waste of time.
Oliko tämä arvostelu hyödyllinen? Kyllä Ei Hauska