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  • Summary: The adventure is made up of 6 main chapters. Players can explore more than 100 different places in all four corners of the globe: Alaska, Hawaii, underwater or in the sky, in the heart of the jungle or on board a huge yacht. There are tons of different colourful places, marvellous backdrops for an unforgettable adventure. Pendulo Studio has concocted a large number of tasty puzzles and scintillating enigmas of advancing difficulty levels for players to solve. But Pendulo Studio has also taken care that nobody will get stuck for too long in certain game passages; difficulty levels in comparison with the first episode remain the same. All players have to do is open their eyes and ears for clues that emerge throughout and deploy the basic level of nous required for all adventure games. [Pendulo Studios] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Brilliant story and characters, clever and challenging puzzles and a gripping pace, all presented almost perfectly.
  2. I prefer more puzzles (as opposed to inventory conundrums) in my games as a rule but didn't miss them here. It's bright, it's breezy, it's a great bit of fun — what more can you ask for!
  3. In the end, the prettiness of Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle does not entirely make up for its average sound and gameplay, but despite some of its flaws, it is still an entertaining game, and fans of the original, or those seeking a nice looking and light-hearted adventure game, will more than likely appreciate this sequel.
  4. Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle never really lives up to the likes of long-established adventure franchises from LucasArts. Quite simply, they don't make 'em like they used to.
  5. The visual calisthenics in Runaway 2: The Dream of the Turtle are a sheer triumph. But the dialogue-tree hula hoops will simply leave you out of breath.
  6. A bit more attention to the puzzles, the pace and the script, and this old-school adventure might have been more of a turtle's dream than a turtle's head. [June 2007, p.77]
  7. 40
    A failure. Despite the excellent art, and even ignoring the frustrating puzzles, the biggest problem here lies in a group of obnoxiously stereotypical characters working their way through bad dialogue and a poorly plotted and paced script, topped off with three horrifying words: "To Be Continued..."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Jul 19, 2012
    10
    Definately worth the money, one of the best point and clicks I have seen in a while. I loved the story and where it brought me in the game. I just couldn't stop playing it until it was over, then I moved on to the next amazing Pendulo game. Expand
  2. Oct 4, 2011
    9
    Excellent graphics, fun voices, good music but most of all a fun, engaging adventure game. Not too hard though the occasional puzzle makes you look for a walk-through. Frankly, if you like point and click adventuring and nothing's out yet that you're looking for, this is a great little game to snatch up. Its a goodly length, not a short little thing you'll blow through in a night, and very inventive. Grab it! Expand
  3. Mar 6, 2014
    7
    Nice continuation from the previous game. Graphically good, but no option to change resolution or go windowed. The story is good and I managed to get halfway through without using a walkthrough. The puzzles aren't that complicated, but almost always, one has to speak to someone or look at something before something else can be picked up. Since Brian usually refuses to interact with these objects at first, one ends up trying most things with most other things over again, or going through dialog trees again to see if one option was missed. I can't decide if the game ends without resolution or is just paced wrongly. Its 10 hour gameplay suggests the latter; the conclusion and explanations are left to the sequel. Expand
  4. Jun 20, 2012
    3
    Having really enjoyed Runaway: A Road Adventure (2003) I decided to try out Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle only to find myself bored less than a quarter through the game. There seems no end to the horribly mistranslated conversations, puns and jokes (I'm not even sure they would have been funny in the original language; Spanish.), the storyline is too far-fetched even for Runaway standards and how on earth can you identify with these bizarre characters? Not to mention that some of the puzzles are illogical and thus needlessly frustrating and there is also, once again, far too much pixel hunting involved. It took me several hours to get out of the starting scene which I didn't really mind but the rest of the game just wasn't worth the time invested. My Runaway adventure ends here Expand

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