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Adventure Game Scene of the Day — Monday 16 July 2012

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Sushi was one of my favourite things about Runaway (or, to be more accurate, one of the very few things I enjoyed about the game). I kept wishing that Brian would ditch Gina Titties (who at this point was supposed to be dead anyway) and run off with Sushi.

     

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I enjoyed all the Runaway games. I liked the characters, puzzles, graphics. I’m probably the only person on the planet who didn’t complain about Runaway 1’s pixel-hunting.

     

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That floor doesn’t look very safe.

     
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Jatsie - 16 July 2012 11:33 AM

That floor doesn’t look very safe.

LOL! No it doesn’t, does it?

I only played the first Runaway game, and absolutely despised it.

     

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I also agree that Sushi is a better match for Brian. I played it fairly recently.

     

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I loved Sushi in the first game. She lives the computer nerd’s dream. It was also nice to see a computer nerd who was both female, and not depicted physically as a nerd (or a goth, or anything of the sort).
She was also not sexualized in the first game. It was nice that she and Brian were just friends.

I hated what they did with her in the second game. The sexy voice, the even more exposed outfit. I guess wit Gina missing most of the game the team felt they had a quota to meet. That game seemed to forget the personalities of its characters.

And she was completely absent (along with almost all recurring characters) from the third game.

     
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I played the first Runaway around the time that it came out. I don’t remember what I liked about it, but there must have been something, since I finished the game. It might have been a combination of the goofy characters and my joy at the simple fact that someone was still making point and click adventures with nice production value. I remember I hated the pixel hunting and hated most of the voice acting—especially Brian’s. I could not stand Brian. And he was the main character. I guess I was forgiving since it’s a Spanish company and they might not know what good English voice acting sounds like.

I tried to play the second one recently. Before I could play, I had to sit through what felt like a 20-minute intro sequence. The situations and the way the characters handled them were preposterous (and not in the good, funny way). I think the acting got even worse since the first game. By the time I finally got control of the character, I hated Brian, I hated Gina, I hated the writing, I hated the story, and I hated the game. I quit, and I’ll probably never revisit it.

     
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I liked the secondary characters but didn’t really like Gina or Brian. The first game was very mediocre, the second I couldn’t even finish. But I am going to try out the third and Yesterday at some point, when I get them cheap.

     

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My younger cousin will always remember this game as “the one which evil cousin Trunksie made me play and write up a 250-word review to practice my writing skills during my summer vacation several years ago”! Naughty If I remember correctly, he wrote that he really liked the cartoon style and the characters Sushi and Saturn, but disliked the pixel-hunting and the constant backtracking, and really hated the illogical puzzles and the Asian nerd depiction of Joshua. Shifty Eyed He gave the game a 7/10 rating.

     

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driver8 - 16 July 2012 01:54 PM

I played the first Runaway around the time that it came out. I don’t remember what I liked about it, but there must have been something, since I finished the game. It might have been a combination of the goofy characters and my joy at the simple fact that someone was still making point and click adventures with nice production value. I remember I hated the pixel hunting and hated most of the voice acting—especially Brian’s. I could not stand Brian. And he was the main character. I guess I was forgiving since it’s a Spanish company and they might not know what good English voice acting sounds like.

I tried to play the second one recently. Before I could play, I had to sit through what felt like a 20-minute intro sequence. The situations and the way the characters handled them were preposterous (and not in the good, funny way). I think the acting was even worse since the first game. By the time I finally got control of the character, I hated Brian, I hated Gina, I hated the writing, I hated the story, and I hated the game. I quit, and I’ll probably never revisit it.

This was my experience too for both games, except I trudged through the 2nd game using a walkthrough.

     

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