Posted: December 20
Runaway, The Dream of The Turtle is game 2 of the Runaway trilogy and while it has it's faults (I'll get to them) overall it was a pretty fun adventure point-and-click that reminds me a lot of the later Kings Quest adventures.
The story has 5 chapters which vary in difficulty with the first chapter being surprisingly difficult in that you have to somewhat aimlessly move your pointer around the screen to see what lights up to move forward (hint: look up). The second and third chapter pick up steam and you're much more easily able to figure out what to do while the fourth chapter has one puzzle that is not intuitive at all (at least...to me). The fifth chapter has a really fun math puzzle that I greatly enjoyed figuring out on a piece of paper. With regards to the "not so intuitive" puzzles you can sometimes find yourself clicking and re-clicking objects to see if they interact or give you clues as to what to do next when you get stuck. As with the first game you sometimes have to research an area or talk to a person AGAIN to move the story forward but the game is pretty good at letting you know when to do that.
Overall, though, I had a lot of fun playing. The story is fun and there are quite a few throwbacks to the first Runaway game which made me laugh. The different chapters were varied enough that I never got bored with the scenary and the dialogue almost always drives the story forward. LOVED the "dumb" soldier who kept helping out and the beach chapter was probably one of best puzzles I've played in awhile.
If you like point-and-click adventures I definitely recommend you try this one out. It's on par with the Sierra adventure games we all remember and love. You may have to check out a walk-thru once of twice but it's definitely a "recommend".