Нью-Йорк, 2000 год... ...Без понятия зачем и почему, Брайан, студент-выпускник колледжа, был атакован мафией. На протяжении своего отчаянного бегства в компании загадочной стриптизерши, ему предстоит встретиться со множеством необычных персонажей. Но кто из них пытается помочь ему, а кто — заморочить ему голову?
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Нью-Йорк, 2000 год...

...Без понятия зачем и почему, Брайан, студент-выпускник колледжа, был атакован мафией.
На протяжении своего отчаянного бегства в компании загадочной стриптизерши, ему предстоит встретиться со множеством необычных персонажей. Но кто из них пытается помочь ему, а кто — заморочить ему голову?
Вам потребуется все ваше остроумие, чтобы понять это, не забывая ни о ком, кого вы увидите в этой взрывной смеси убийств, денег, амбиций, ритуалов сантерии и лжи... очень много лжи.
  • Около 100 графически богатых экранов, содержащих 30 интерактивных персонажей.
  • Персонажи с плавными краями, освещением в реальном времени и эффекты шейдеров, смена камеры, панорамные снимки и многое другое.
  • Стереозвук высокого качества, оригинальный саундтрек свыше 24 композиций.
  • 3D-персонажи с мультипликационным видом и впечатляющими визуальными особенностями, включающими 2D и 3D в неповторимом стиле.

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    Минимальные: Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP, Pentium™ 200 MMX, 64 МБ ОЗУ, 630 МБ на жестком диске, монитор и видеокарта (DirectX™-совместимая) с поддержкой разрешения 1024x768 и 16-битного цвета, DirectX™-совместимая звуковая карта, мышь и клавиатура
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13.0 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 11 ноября
Runaway: A Road Adventure is a point-and-click (P&C) adventure game which, by design, it is no more than your typical P&C game from the ‘90s.

The story centres around Brian Basco, an initially shy and nerdy Physics graduate from New York whose life totally changes the moment he almost runs over an admittedly hot chick, Gina Timmins, with his car. Could this be faith? Taking her quickly to the hospital, Brian soon finds out that the mafia gang is after her as a result of possessing an enigmatic crucifix given by her father which she pledged to protect. From here on out, it is knowable what is about to happen and is already hinted in the title itself: become runaways chased by the mafia whilst trying to decipher the mystery behind the crucifix.

While the set up already sounds painfully cheesy, enough to put it next to your minty collection of B-movies from the ‘80s, the overall story is actually decent for an adventure game once you witness the conclusion at the end. In fact most of the story’s writing is corny, but feels shamelessly light-hearted. Split into six chapters, it becomes evident after the second chapter that the story itself is something which must not be taken too seriously – in a good way. It can be wacky (like some of the extravagant support characters) and ridiculous at times (I lost it at the “abduction” part), weirdly making it a very amusing, yet silly, experience. The story builds up well as the game progress, but loses some steam about the second last chapter. It provides several funny moments, but there will be a debate on whether this is because they are intelligently funny or because they are so bluntly stereotypical, corny and a bit sexist. Kind of like laughing at a joke which seemed good on paper but was abysmally delivered. When the story does get serious, it can feel like you are playing a low-budget Broken Sword game. And there is plenty inspiration taken from the first two Broken Sword games displayed in here.

Runaway: A Road Adventure is possibly one of the hardest adventure games you will ever play when it comes to solving puzzles. This can either turn into one of the most satisfying moments of the day when you singlehandedly discover the solution to a challenging puzzle, or the most induced rage you will ever exhibit. In general, the puzzles are mostly logical and varied especially in the first few chapters. Conversely, they are exceptionally unintuitive and require a lot of pixel-hunting. A lot. This will be the thing which will turn off most people, but if you are patient and like actual challenges, then this will be rewarding because the puzzles are truly enjoyable -- a bit absurd and scientifically inaccurate at times though -- once you realise their solutions. Obviously, there are still some awful puzzles which require a lot of backtracking for instance, mainly in the second last chapter. Honestly, that chapter was not well designed from a puzzle solving point of view. An advice is to have a walkthrough next to you just in case you get completely stuck at any point. Also, minor puzzle spoiler: getting high is a solution to one of the puzzles. Greatest puzzle ever?

The graphics are impressive in respect to the hand-drawn backgrounds, which might be the main reason why anyone would be attracted by this game in the first place. There is a variety of nicely drawn locations the player can visit, although the last three chapters are featured in the same dessert setting, so it can be argued that it loses some of its magic in the second half. Sadly, the animations in this game are subpar. The closer the camera is to a character model, the uglier they get. This ugliness can range from realising how bland the models are to their very static facial movements. Similar moments are also noticeable in many of the game’s CGI cutscenes which can be a bit horrific to watch. For instance, there is a particular animation of Gina crawling on the ground which looks dreadfully creepy. Thus, retrospectively, the animations did not age well. Rewind eleven years back, I would probably have been happy with them.

The voice acting is a mixed bag. It is average at best, but enough not to harm the playtime experience. On the other hand, the more hours you sink into the game the more you will get comfortable hearing the voices. Sadly, that is not applicable for some of the support characters who simply make you beg to turn off the audio completely in an instant. Inevitably there will be two or three characters which turn out to sound annoying, not necessarily because of the voice actor’s capabilities but the way some deliver their lines – intentionally over-the-top. The audio compression is also poor, making the dialogues sound fuzzy at times. And this, if you did not know, is not an adventure game from the mid-‘90s which all sounded as if the voices were recorded in a tin can back then. Frankly, the fuzziness is not distracting at all, but rather noticeable when characters talk. Lastly, the soundtrack is solid, without a disappointing track.

One personal annoyance is Gina’s portrayal and lack of involvement in the game. Most of time she is either unconscious, kept locked as a hostage or unable to move due to injury making her useless in helping Brian in any of his tasks. Honestly, she is a pathetic damsel in distress with some admirable “assets”. Thankfully, there are signs of personality and humanness to her character than it meets the eye by the end of the duo's adventure. Yet, she lacked any solid character development throughout most of the story, giving little reason to feel attached to her as a character.

In conclusion, Runaway: A Road Adventure is an adventure game which you will either love for superbly replicating that old-school and wacky feel of classic adventure games -- or hate for its unintuitive puzzles and low production values in the audio and animation departments in particular. Unlike more modern adventure games with damsels in distress, such as Deponia which shares almost the same critical flaws, Runaway: A Road Adventure has a lot more charm. Maybe because it does not take itself too seriously, just the way Monkey Island was more of a comedy-oriented adventure game (of course, the latter had top-notch production values which outshine Runaway in all aspects). Regardless, while there is a lot of room for improvement, the story alone provides enough inceptive to invest time into this adventure until the end if you like wacky fast-ride adventures.
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1 из 1 пользователей (100%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
15.6 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 29 октября
Pros: Fairly fluid user controls/interface- it's easy to acclimate to fast. The digital-animation-on-illustrated-backgrounds art direction is relatively unique- and sometimes quite nice. It's generally pretty entertaining. It encourages the player to actually want to solve the mysteries. It's a decently good low to mid-level length for a casual player. [Ignore my time played, I left the game running while away] The music is certainly interesting. It can be frankly hilarious in that unintentional, truly bad B-movie way.

Cons: The animation itself is laughable- sort of a pro and a con. Even for the time period, it's pretty bad. The story line has a plethora of holes and issues if you pay much attention. There are nigh-endless amounts of rampant racism and sexism. The main character isn't actually very likable: not as smart as he should be for his background, not as good or nice of a person as he's touted as, not a bad or tricky enough person to be much fun otherwise. I actually actively disliked him- not so great. The 'science' that happens in the puzzles is often hilariously nonsensical. A lot of the 'twists' are predictable. It can get fairly pixel-hunt-y at times.

Overall, I'd recommend this to anyone a bit older who's looking for a casual, silly, fast ride of the adventure-game type. It'll be no fun if it's taken too seriously- and I could see it being quite annoying and super offensive for some. It's not for kids. If you're looking for anything like Monkey Island, don't bother.
Personally, I didn't deplore it, but I certainly didn't love it, either. I would settle for 'It definitely filled my time and kept me amused, but wow that really wasn't very good.' It's hard for me to flat out say if I'd reccommend it or not- I would, but only for specific types of players.
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0 из 1 пользователей (0%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
3.1 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 13 ноября
Honestly, who gave this poorly made game a thumb up?
First of all, I had to switch to 1024x768 every time I wanted to play it. But that would be a small price to pay if the game was good. Sadly, it isn't. From one dimensional characters, via uninteresting and full of cliches story, to irritating controls and pixel hunting type of gameplay. There is not much positive to say about Runaway. There are moments when you'll curl up in your chair out of embarrassement. Half way through the game there is this huge WTF moment when you realise how bad the game really is. I truly believe a 5 year old is able to put up a better story and more interesting characters than this. But even if you're not into story and characters, etc, you won't have good time playing the "point and click" moments - the inventory combination choices are unintuitive and sometimes downright stupid. The game requires you to use objects on people without any prior clue whatsoever. You might as well use every item on every person and see if you've hit the bullseye. You will easily miss items - you will eventually feel like electrons in CRT monitors - scanning from left to right towards the bottom of the screen. Or you could just alt+tab to a walkthrough - the old fashioned way.
I stopped playing it after realising this game has farily little entertainment value. So little that I can't remember the main character's name. His supposed transformation from a nerd to a cool guy will make you cry "Oh why did I spent money on this!". Trust me, I'm a doctor.
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14.6 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 10 ноября
A really crap game as point & click game but with a good history that worth like a good thing. Good graphics, fun and with good characthers. You'll have a lot of problems solving or trying to click the right spot to progress after solving... really really annoying. Count to 10, try again and again and again.
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6.0 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 8 ноября
Recommend
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10.7 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 7 ноября
Хороший квест. Прелестная рисованная графика, классная музыка. Минусы: пикселхантинг, невозможность действовать с чем-то, если нет пока на это "разрешения" игры. Зато какой кайф от игры. Самая интересная глава, имхо, - с автобусом с "исполнителями".
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Опубликовано: 21 ноября
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1.6 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 25 ноября
Игра отличная. Классический квест с интересной графикой и с захватывающим сюжетом.
Перед покупкой учтите, игра не русифицирована. Также могут возникнуть проблемы с запуском, учитывайте характеристики вашего пк. На мой взгляд-цена 199 руб. за, простите, такое старьё-крайне завышена=)
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10.5 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 18 ноября
What a weird title. Why is the main character so serious? I have only played this entry so far and I have to say, the game has some amazing moments. You know what it reminds me of though? Those old 90s educational games with a adult theme. You know, like Disney's Animated Storybook series or Math Blaster? Yeah, those...
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15.0 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 16 ноября
This style of game is what I like. This had an interesting story and some pretty interesting puzzles to figure out. I will admit it could have been better.
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29 из 32 пользователей (91%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
9.4 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 29 июля
Отличное начало трилогии Runaway...Приключения Брайана и стриптизерши Джины, отличная рисованная графика, просто найкрутейший саундтрек, интересные персонажи, много легкого,веселого юмора. Также стоить отметить русскую локализацию, она на высоком уровне.

Из минусов можно выделить невозможность пропустить длинные ролики.

Советую всем любителям квестов "старой школы"

Моя оценка 8 / 10
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10 из 11 пользователей (91%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
4.7 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 14 июля
Замечательный квест, начало трилогии, о похождениях студента Брайана и стриптизерши Джины. Отличная рисованная гротескная графика, замечательный саундтрек, интересные и необычные персонажи, чего стоят хотя бы 3 подружки-трансвеститки, неплохой по меркам квестов сюжет, который, естественно, не обходится без клифхенгов...

Едиственные, но существенные минусы - местами в игре очень жесткий пиксельхантинг (болячка квестов "старой школы", сейчас такое практически не встретишь), когда приходилось буквально по миллиметрам обыскивать экран, жесткая заскриптованность действий, когда локации и вещи приходится осматривать по второму-третьему разу ибо ГГ не захотел брать вещи или что-то делать раньше и невозможность пропустить ролики, которые в игре достаточно длинные.

Но, все же это очень добротный квест, который обязателен к прохождению любителям таких игр.

Моя оценка 7,5/10
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2 из 2 пользователей (100%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
12.2 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 11 октября
I try to be short here. this game is an awesome old style point&click quest. I really enjoy it. People who love Broken Sword series, will definitely enjoy it. Good story. very good voice acting, and lovely visual style, and very good soundtrack.
The only minus i found is that sometimes it is very easy to miss some important item which you may need for story progress. So, check locations very precicely.
My score is - 9 out of 10 !
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5 из 5 пользователей (100%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
5.2 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 2 октября
There is a puzzle in this game where the solution requires you to have had the foresight to predict that a tranvestite black woman used to be a basketball player without the game indicating this may have the been the case. Unless of course the assumption relies on racial stereotyping? This game was silly unintentionally hilarious garbage, but I have never laughed so hard at, (although I do mean AT) an adventure game as much as I had this one. To be fair, most of the puzzles are usually pretty reasonable, but the occasional leap in logic plus the game's overall very corny writing make this a work of art in the genre of funny shlock. Would recommend to anyone who likes that sort of thing. I know I do.
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5 из 5 пользователей (100%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
7.1 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 10 августа
Runaway, A Road Adventure, is a point and click adventure game from Pendulo studios. It is the first game in the Runaway series. Action begins in New York City, and takes you for a cross country road trip as you uncover the secrets behind a Hopi artifact while trying to avoid mob hitmen hot on your trail.

With point and click adventure games, two of the most important aspects are the story and the puzzles. The story in Runaway is gripping enough to keep you interested throughout. As the story progresses, you will uncover more and more about the artifact, while also coming up with daring rescue and escape plans to keep yourself and Gina safe from the mob. It is not without its flaws, however. A lot of the story could be described as White Knight, the game. You play a nerdy student named Brian who almost immediately falls in love with Gina, and will do anything for her. As a player, you don't have much interaction with Gina, since she disappears for one reason or another after the beginning cutscene of almost every chapter. So, sometimes you ask yourself why he is bothering to do all this stuff for her. Even though he has these feelings for her, at one point he is very quickly willing to give her up for lost, which did not gel with all of his actions to that point. It was a little confusing, and made me think that the main character is a little fickle with his emotions. The overall payoff of the story was good, and worth seeing through to the end. There is even a small set up for another game if you stick through to watch after the end credits.

The puzzles do not live up to the quality of the story. I had some issues with the fact that you will need to search through certain areas multiple times to find all the objects they contain. At one point, a bag contains three items you need, but you can only find one item at a time as the story progresses. There is also a puzzle that makes you transition through multiple scenes 5 times just to solve, which seemed like busy work after a while. For the most part, I found that a lot of the puzzles used "adventure game logic", meaning that you will be using a lot of items in illogical ways to proceed. Nothing as bad as a cat hair mustache, but a lot of things along that line. The good thing is that you can't really fail, and the characters you can speak to will give you hints sometimes to point you in the right direction. So, sometimes you just have to keep plugging along until you figure everything out.

The graphics are a bit of a mixed bag. The backgrounds for the most part are very detailed and well done. The first part of the game will have you going between a variety of areas, and you don't know where you will end of next. The entire second half of the game takes place in the desert, and while they try to mix it up by giving you lots of areas to explore, it can get rather repetitive. The characters have a cartoonish feel to them, and look generally well drawn during gameplay. The cutscenes have a noticeable drop in quality, with character faces lacking a lot of detail. Also, why do Brian's shorts have to be so short for the second half of the game?

Voice acting is not great but not terrible either. It won't distract you from enjoying the game, but I felt like sometimes there was a good amount of emotion lacking in the lines. The were some songs written specifically for this game, and one song in particular you will probably hear so much that you will get sick of.

Controls follow the basic point and click model. Left click to move, double click on an exit to travel quickly, right click to switch between look and grab. The inventory can be accessed at the top of the screen. Sometimes it was a little difficult to find the exact pixel you had to be on to interact with an object, but that only happened a few times.

Overall, I would recommend this game, but just barely. The story was enough to overcome the flaws with the puzzles, and while the art wasn't amazing to look at, it kept me interested. I was entertained enough that I want to check out the sequel.

Grade: C
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4 из 4 пользователей (100%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
5.0 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 2 июля
This is a great point and click adventure, a real visual story that actually feels like I am interacting with it rather than some titles which simply have you play eye-spy for certain objects.
An engaging story with fun and complex puzzles, I picked this up during the Summer Sale, fell in love with it and bought the entire Runaway series.
If you haven't checked out any of the work from Pendulo studios, I recommend starting with Runaway: A Road Adventure

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2 из 2 пользователей (100%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
10.1 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 26 сентября
A nice little point and click series. Not the best out there, put worth a play if you like the genre.
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4 из 6 пользователей (67%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
9.6 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 11 октября
Suprisingly good game
has a bit of everything in it love the art.
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5 из 9 пользователей (56%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
16.6 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 24 октября
Do you like point and click games? Me too!

Do you like pixel hunts? Do you like not being able to solve a puzzle because you clicked the nail on the hammer instead of the hammer on the nail? Do you like strong female protagonists who become incapacitated every five minutes so that the male lead can save them? Do you like to play as a bro-ish, self entitled cis male who uses people and lies, but thinks he's an outstanding dude? Do you like racial stereotypes? Me neither.

I love this genre and try never to look at the walkthrough, but I found this such an unpleasant experience that I stopped even caring towards the end. Often, they relied on intense pixel hunting--in one instance you actually go to the desert and have to pick up a specific rock. Some puzzles rely on truly obscure knowledge, like how you can theoretically get extra life out of a battery by exposing it to extreme cold.

I don't want to ramble. Point is, this game isn't merely "not good", it's bad. I found it painful, and Steam has plenty of alternatives in the same price range.
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3 из 6 пользователей (50%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
9.9 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 14 октября
As a veteran of point-and-click games I eventually had to pick this one up (part of an heavily discounted Pendulo Adventure Pack). I have played plenty of games from the genre and they all come with their flaws and thankfully have their respective merits. Long story short - I had yet to play an adventure game I didnt enjoy. Had...

Honestly, I could never really get into this game. From the first room I ran into trouble progressing. It is no news that some adevnture games contain illogical or infuriating puzzles, but usually you get the hang of it by carefully reading the dialogue and/or exploring. I had to heavily use a guide, when I usually refuse to use guides at all, as they destroy the purpose of those games but in the end I prefer it over examinating every pixel in every room every time you progress a little bit. When you can only progress by trial and error, fun gets work and finishing this one was alot of work.
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