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Review of Gemini Rue by emric

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Rating by emric posted on May 31, 2012 | edit | delete

a masterpiece of neo-retro intelligent sci-fi adventuring

Game creator Joshua Nuernberger won the Student Showcase Award in the 2010 Independent Games Festival with this game. I can confirm that the award is well deserved. Gemini Rue is expertly written and paced! It’s Bladerunnery / noirish style story kept me enthralled from start to finish.

Made with the AGS engine, this game has the lo-res look and feel of all those classic adventure games from late 80s/early 90s—but with the modern addition of voice acting (fantastic quality too) and much better music. It shows how to deliver a highly satisfying narrative experience even without flashy modern graphics—and in my opinion is all the more charming because of it.

It’s a perfect fit for developer Wadjet Eye Games who have already demonstrated a love for retro adventure gaming with previous titles such as the Blackwell Legacy and its sequels. I seriously can’t wait to play Joshua Nuernberger’s next creation!

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Time Played: 10-20 hours

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