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Relentless: Twinsen's Adventure (DOS)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
85
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Written by  :  Jim Newland (53)
Written on  :  Jul 02, 2001
Platform  :  DOS

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Summary

So good, it might even make you start liking the French

The Good

Specifically, I loved the clean, innocent look and feel of the game, as well as its French quirkiness and style. This game is absolutely charming. It's like the movie "The Princess Bride;" on the surface it seems to be made for kids, but deep down it's really for adults. This game is easily in my Top Ten favorite games of all time, and might well be in the Top Five.

The Bad

As I remember, the controls were a bit tough to manage in some of the action sequences, but I finished the game (a compliment in itself) and I'm by no stretch of the imagination an action junkie.

The Bottom Line

Relentless is a tough game to describe, because there really isn't another game quite like it. There are a lot that are like it in one way or another, but taken as a whole, it's kind of unique. I guess it's best described as a third-person isometric adventure, with some shooter and arcade elements. But whatever it is, do yourself a favor and pick it up!