Another fun, humorous point & click adventure game
posted by Term180 (ROANOKE, VA) Aug 21, 2012
Member since Aug 2012
Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine is a modern throwback to old-school point-and-click adventure games, and much like other, similar adventure games (Broken Sword, The Longest Journey, Rise of the Dragon, Adventures of WIlly Beamish, Sam & Max, Wallace & Gromit, Hector: Badge of Carnage, Snatcher, King's Quest, Deja Vu, Shadowgate, etc.) the game's sense of humor is a major part of its appeal.
As with most point and click adventure games, there's a lot of extra fun to be had trying to use random items on characters, or just examining objects around a room and listening to the game's narrator describe them with some dry, often sarcastic, witty remark, usually at the behest of the protagonist, who is the brunt of many of the narrator's taunts.
Even attemping to drop items will trigger a remark from the narartor who is like an invisible, omnipresent character in and of himself. whom the protagonist can hear, and communicate with.
Other characters can't hear the narrator, which sometimes leads to some Quantum Leap-esque humor when the protagonist is replying to the narrator in front of others.
It's definitely worth playing if you're a fan of the adventure genre, or looking for a game with mature-themed comedy (see nude statue in one screenshot for example) or if you're familiar with at least one of the games I mentioned in the first paragraph.
posted by shauyaindra (CHATTANOOGA, TN) Dec 22, 2011
Member since Dec 2011
I personally like some point and click games. This game i don't like it is hard to figure out the basic commands such as walking. and the voice that tells you when your right or wrong is very annoying.