Jerry McPartlin: Rebel with a Cause

 

Genre:   Adventure

Developer:   Bluebox Interactive

Publisher:  UIG Entertainment

Released:  September 2015

PC Requirements:  

  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo / AMD X2 CPU 2.2 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce GTX275 / ATI 4670HD
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space

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by flotsam

 

Jerry McPartlin: Rebel with a Cause

Bluebox Interactive

This is the Steam description:

This couldnít have been everything. Plain, humdrum and ordinary. This is life in Barnett Springs. Jerry has imagined his life completely different. A Rockstar! That is Jerryís ambition. Leaving Barnett Springs and living the RockíníRoll life to the max. Seems like destiny had other plans though.

Since his parentsí disappearance years ago, nothing is going as planned. A record labelís Big Boss has taken over the city; Jerryís rival (and former boyhood friend) Jimmy Lash can be heard hootiní and holleriní on every radio; and his relationship with Luna-Lee, owner of the local diner, is going nowhere.

Leaving Barnett Springs and dedicating his life to RockíníRoll Ė that was the plan. And thatís exactly what Jerry has been trying to do. But a cryptic letter and an apocalyptic vision pull Jerry off the road and back to his hometown.

Discover the sinister secret of Barnett Springs, help Jerry solve a series of mysterious murders before a shifty FBI agent jumps to the wrong conclusion, and prove that RockíníRoll is anything but the devilís music. Maybe you can even help Jerry to impress Luna, or at least get the better of Jimmy Lash.

This is my description:

Couldnít have been sillier, and unless convoluted back and forth chore fests are your thing, you might well want to play something else.

In more detail:

You all know these types of games arenít my favourite, but that doesnít account for my description. The first half was tongue in cheek silly, but I could go with the flow and enjoy. But the second half just sucked all the fun out of the event, and left me with a feeling of a wasted outing.

I get convoluted puzzles. I get that there has to be an element of artificiality in solves to make them more challenging. Unfortunately this just seemed like back and forth tedium for the sake of it. The inordinately convoluted effort to get from one end of the school corridor to the other said it all.

Many solves are opaque to say the least, made all the more so by some that have signposts all over them. A lot are just overly complicated in order to be so. Some are just obtuse Ė I had to find a key for a locker and the number was wrong. Some triggers are pedantic, and if you miss them (make sure you right click now and then) you will be stuck.

The less said about the plot the better. It too just went downhill after half way. I didnít find it funny so that didnít help.

It is all point and click, third person. You donít die. There are no sliders, no timed puzzles, no colour puzzles, no music puzzles. Space reveals hotspots. Save at will.

I hate being overly negative and try hard not to be. But really, there are a whole lot of games like this you would play before you played this. Nothing resonated with me.

The most fun I had was on a Youtube walkthrough with SomeGuy. Itís a hoot.

Grade: D

I played on:

OS: Windows 7

Processor: Intel i7-3820 4GHz

RAM: 12GB Ripjaw DDR3 2133 Mhz

Video card: AMD Radeon HD 7800 2048MB

 

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