Another great older game played perfectly on Win XP. I bought this one way back when I had the 64MB WIN 98 machine,never got around to play it and didn't try it on my new one (now Obsolete!)fearing it wouldn't play.
Anyway I finally decided to give it a try and lo and behold-it worked!
I thoroughly enjoyed George and Nico in Sleeping Dragon and hoped this one would be as good. I wasn't disappointed.The Quirky humor and great accents were all there as well as the superbly done animated graphics, even tho "outdated" by todays standards. For a 1997 game it holds up well.
This point and click adventure opens with George tied up in mysterious Prof. Obier's house in Paris. Nico has disappeared.
Your first task is to free George and find Nico, of course. Along the way, an ornate stone-a Mayan artifact-shows up. And that leads them to a little tourist town in Central Amarica and some amusing characters and tounge-in-cheek commentary on the Tourism and development scene. Nico has a funny encounter with an amorous General who is under the control of his mother-"La Presidenta"
The game begins to switch back and forth between George and Nico,when they each begin a quest to find two more Mayan stones. George winds up on a Carribean island and meets two eccentric elderly sisters, among others and Nico finds herself at some docks in London dealing with some tough characters. George lands on a movie set where a hip Hollywood version of Treasure island is being filmed. Some amusing commentary on the Scene here-"this would start Robert Louis Stevenson spinning in his grave!" says George.
And so it goes until the end where they each have to puzzle their way out of a very sticky situation.
For the most part the puzzles are logical, fit in with the story and move the story along. There are a lot of conversations and all of certain ones have to be completed to get things to happen, but you can't progress to the next location unless everything is completed, so no endless backtracking.Most of the conversations had enough humor and interesting tidbits to keep me amused while trying to exaust all possibilities of who to talk to. You can meet with your demise in a few places, so don't forget to save when things look "iffy"
I give this one an enthusiastic
! Heres hoping the Broken Sword series isn't finished yet-would love to see more of George and Nico.