The Gene Machine
3rd Person point and click
Let me begin this review stating that detective games are my most favorite
types of computer games – from Nancy Drew to Sherlock Holmes to Discworld
Noir. So I was prepared to enjoy this game and guess what? I did
You play Piers Fanshaw, a rather uppity British gentlemen who also happens
to be a secret agent for Queen Victoria. You and your rather brow beaten
manservant Mossop are returning from a spy mission in the US. Upon
arriving home you discover a talking (yes, I said talking) cat on your
doorstep. This cat, who says his name is 73, tells you a rather wild tale
about an island in the South Pacific called Dinsey Island on which a
rather mad scientist named Dr. Dinsey has developed a Gene Machine. The
sole purpose of this machine is to create an army of genetically
engineered creatures with which to take over the world.. He, 73, is the
result of such engineering – he is a cross between a feline and a man and
was Dinsey’s 73rd such experiment. You are asked by 73 to find Dinsey
Island and destroy the Gene Machine. So begins your adventure.
There are various locations that you need to visit and all are triggered
by a conversation or an inventory item being picked up and examined..
There is also a map feature that shows you the areas you can travel to –
just click on a location and you are transported there.
It’s not a long (I think it took me about four days total to complete it)
nor is it a hard game – in fact as long as you make sure you examine your
inventory closely and talk to everyone you won’t get stuck.
If you’re in the mood for a fun and humorous game, I highly recommend
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