Jack Keane Eurogamer Review

By John Walker on March 24th, 2008 at 11:22 am.

The new adventure from Deck 13, they behind the surprisingly lovely point and clicker Ankh… haven’t done it again. Jack Keane, developed in a similar manner, has sadly drowned beneath poor puzzle design and an absolutely attrocious translation. Hence my recent appeal.

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My review is now up on Eurogamer, and it contains these words.

“Maybe it’s over-confidence. Maybe we celebrated Ankh’s not-awfulness too much. But Jack Keane is a depressingly poor game. A big, elaborate, beautifully drawn game. But one that just doesn’t make a satisfying result.”

Read the rest here.

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4 Comments »

  1. malkav11 says:

    Hmm. That’s too bad.

    May I take it from your review that you share my failure to be impressed by Runaway: A Road Adventure, despite its warm critical reception in many corners?

  2. MisterBritish says:

    At least the demo properly reflects the full thing then.

    *Use sandbag on thugs standing on Big Ben’s clockhands so bird on other side of screen flies away so cowardly protagonist can pick up his sodding knife again*

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