Last week, searching for adventure (quest) games on the iPad, I’ve found Gemini Rue. I enjoy SF games more than fantasy, so it sounded great (especially since I am a big fan of Beneath a Steel Sky:
“A sci-fi noir adventure in the tradition of “Blade Runner” and “Beneath a Steel Sky.”
Azriel Odin, ex-assassin, arrives on the rain-drenched planet of Barracus. When things go horribly wrong, he can only seek help from the very criminals he used to work for.
Meanwhile, across the galaxy, a man called Delta-Six wakes up in a hospital with no memory. Without knowing where to turn or who to trust, he vows to escape before he loses his identity completely.
As fate brings these two closer together, we discover a world where life is cheap, identities are bought and sold, and a quest for redemption can change the fate of a whole galaxy.”
I have downloaded the game last week, played for about an hour, it’s pretty simple for the moment (the puzzles aren’t the most difficult), but I had no time to continue (still, it’s there, on the iPad, waiting for a better moment). The game is an 8bit graphic game, but the graphics is not even at the same level of Broken Sword, so don’t expect too much out of it. The story, though, seems intriguing and interesting, so it should compensate :)
So, if you are a fan of point and click adventures with cyberpunk subject, Gemini Rue might be exactly what you need. The game is $4.99, though, not free, so think about it before dropping the price of a coffee on it :P
The game is also available on steam, for PC, a little bit more expensive (€7,99).
You can see a video review below (not mine):