Publisert: 23. desember
This game is about as old school as you can get barring text-only, though it proves that there is no such thing as going out of style when it comes to fun.
Story-wise Gemini Rue is a sci-fi noir tale - in the vein of Blade Runner - about a cop searching for his missing brother in a post-war, gangster run corner of the galaxy. It is also the story of a nameless detainee in a mysterious facility where mind erasure and “re-education” are the rule. These two stories run side by side with players alternating between roles, filling in the narrative blanks until they finally come head to head during the game’s climax.
As for the writing, while some of Gemini Rue’s twists, motivations, and dialogue seem hackneyed at times, they can easily be written off as contribution to the game’s pulp roots. The gameplay is mostly solid, with a decent shooting mechanic for the “action” sequences and plenty of point-and-click puzzles to solve. My only gripe is that some clickable objects are very small, requiring one to play “hunt the pixel” in order to interact. More than once this caused me to overlook an otherwise obvious solution.
In the end, Gemini Rue turned out to be a pleasant experience and worth the investment. If you’re a fan of sci-fi noir, classic point-and-click adventure games, or both, you should consider checking it out.