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Relentless: Twinsen's Adventure

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User Reviews

Why don't play something strange instead of the usual stuff? DOS micnictic (385)
An entertaining fairytale, consistent in its presentation and storytelling. DOS Joakim Kihlman (270)
So good, it might even make you start liking the French DOS Jim Newland (53)
Beautiful, Nostalgic, Epic, Accessible DOS Tom White (14)
a very good game! DOS maor mor (3)
Relentless: The Greatest Adventure DOS zach sims (2)

Our Users Say

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DOS 81 4.1
FM Towns 2 5.0
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PC-98 2 5.0
PlayStation 20 4.0
Windows 2 4.8
Combined MobyScore 107 4.1


The Press Says

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100
DOSThe DOS Spirit
Med lang spilletid, solid spillbarhet, et karaktergalleri som inspirerer, lydside som brillierer og en interessant historie er det ingen tvil om at dette er et av de bedre action-eventyrene fra 1994. Alt er gjennomført til minste detalj, og du sitter igjen med en helhetsfølelse etter å hjulpet Twinsen en time eller to. Selv om vanskelighetsgraden er stiv, styrker det ferdighetssenteret til å bli enda bedre neste gang. Vi nøler ikke et sekund med å iføre Little Big Adventure vår "Gyldne DOS Spirit" - en anbefaling til alle som enten husker, eller har lyst å prøve en underholdende og banebrytende klassiker.
100
DOSTechtite
The game played much like Diablo, yet with polygon characters; while backgrounds are angled-perspective 2D, the objects and people you meet are all 3D polygons. The resulting well-designed game interface allowed for great diversity in 3D action, and adventure puzzles. Even the most banal walkthrough of this game could not prevent a gamer from spending their money's worth; there are so many things to do, and places to explore. Cutscenes after major events enhanced the fun, including a fantastic, very-happy ending (an ending so well designed and inspired, it rivaled most movies and TV fare). The enormous fun I had with this game thrust it squarely into Techtite's list of Top 50 Multimedia Classics, and with very good reason. The only people who'd disagree just never played the game...
100
DOSHigh Score
Little Big Adventure är en veritabel blodtransfusion i en genre som alltför länge gått och harvat i drak- och demonträsket. Ett av årets bästa spel - och utan tvekan bland de mer egensinniga. Underbart.
95
DOSMikroBitti
Little Big Adventure on hieno toimintaseikkailu joka vaatii käytännössä laitteistolta SVGA-ohjaimen ja prosessoritehoa.
95
DOSJoystick (French)
Je défie tout joueur digne de ce nom de ne pas succomber au charme de LBA, aussi rafraîchissant qu'un jeu du début de la micro, mais réalisé avec les techniques de demain !
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DOSGamezilla
In these days of big names and overhyped games, it is such a relief to find a game that does not oversell itself. This game, while relatively unknown to the average gamer, without a doubt deserves a second look. It has made its way onto my top ten list of all time, and I don't think that I am the only one that would be so generous to it. Never before have I seen a game like this, but I hope to see one like it again soon. Apparently, the team at Adeline Software is back to work on a sequel, and if it is as ahead of its time as the original, we have got a treat in store for us. In the meantime, grab a copy of Relentless and fall in love again.
92
PlayStationAdventure Europe
The atmosphere of LBA and the sheer size of the world make this a game unique to others in the sense that, apart from the enjoyable game play experience of the moment, there’s the memorable experience and feeling that sticks with you once you switch of the pc. LBA has a very strong immersive aspect, where by the player forgets it is a game he is playing, an aspect that should be aimed for in every adventure game.
92
DOSAdventure Europe
The original Little Big Adventure/Relentless was launched in 1994 for PC, hitting the market with more than 400 000 copies sold worldwide and a record 'penetration rate' of 12% for PC CD-ROMS (12% of computer owners with a CD-ROM drive bought Little Big Adventure within the first two months after its release). The game was created by Adeline Software International and released in Europe by Electronic Arts and in the USA by Activision.
90
DOSLegendra
Restons toutefois sportifs, la maniabilité est un problème que l'on finit par résoudre, par ailleurs, les phases demandant une telle précision sont relativement rares. Vous vous arracherez certainement les cheveux dans le temple de Bù, mais d'ici là, vous serez tellement pris par le jeu que vous continuerez, jusqu'à passer l'obstacle. Little Big Adventure est sans exagération un véritable chef-d'œuvre, qu'il est bien difficile de comparer aux productions japonaises, mais dont on ne peut qu'admettre l'égalité sur le plan de la valeur. Adeline Software peut prétendre à inscrire son nom au panthéon, aux côtés de monstres comme Square ou Enix : oui monsieur ! Et on tient là à n'en pas douter l'un des plus grands jeux de tous les temps.
89
DOSGénération 4
La réalisation n'a pas bougé et reste un modèle du genre avec des graphismes en SVGA. Les animations des divers personnages sont tout simplement époustouflantes et, quand on sait que le scénario est une pure merveille, on ne peut que dire: « ceux qui ratent ce soft s'en mordront les doigts toute leur vie et même au-delà... ».
87
DOSPC Games (Germany)
Vor knapp einem Jahr war das Polygon-Kunstwerk Alone in the Dark 2 noch eine kleine Sensation. Gegen Little Big Adventure aus dem Hause Adeline wirkt es heute fast schon verstaubt.
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DOSPower Play
Die Grafiken sind vom allerfeinsten und die Animationen von solcher butterweicher Vielfalt, daß „Little Big Adventure“ in meiner persönlichen Hitliste des Jahres 1994 auf jeden Fall unter den Top Ten landet. Selten habe ich ein Action-Adventure erlebt, wo man akustisch wirklich auf die kleinste Kleinigkeit geachtet hat. Die Musik ist so stimmungsvoll in das Spiel integriert, daß man zu keinem Zeitpunkt auf die Idee kommt, sie auszuschalten. Leider, leider gibt es auch hier ein kleines Haar in der Suppe, das den Spielspaß ein wenig verleidet, und das ist das Speichern. Meinem Geschmack nach hätte man dem Spieler die Möglichkeit geben müssen, kurz vor kniffligen Situationen einen Spielstand anzulegen. So wird zwar immer wieder beim Wechsel vor einem Spielfeld zum nächsten automatisch abgespeichert, beißt man aber trotzdem einmal ins Gras, muß man alle Aktionen in diesem Level wiederholen, und das nervt ein wenig.
83
PlayStationPlay Magazine
So Little Big Adventure does have its faults, but for the majority of people buying the game these things might not be intrusive enough to spoil the overall fun which it brings.
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DOSPC Player (Germany)
Little Big Adventure ist ein forderndes Spiel, dessen isometrischem HiRes-Charme viele Abenteuer-Freunde verfallen werden.
80
DOSComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Oh, and ditch the title. A game like this ought not to be saddled with either the DOOM-like overtones of “Relentless” or the thumb-sucking sweetness of “Twinsen's Adventure”. RELENTLESS is neither sweet nor relentless. It's tough and tricky, expansive and intriguing, confusing and infuriating, not to mention addictive as all get-out. Electronic Arts could choose one of those adjectives, or all of them if they prefer – it's worth it, if it helps snag player's curiosity long enough for them to realize that they are playing one of the most enjoyable games of the season.
80
DOSAll Game Guide
As you wander the world of Twinsun, you'll encounter four species. Twinsen's race, Quetches (ponytails), elephant-like Grobos, Rabibunnies (tall rabbits) and Spheros (small and rotund). None are basically helpful in resisting the clones but you'll need to figure out which ones to trust in order to get information. They normally come in two flavors: nasty or nice. Relentless is a solid game due in no small part to the storyline, the surreal and intriguing environment and a competent AI that is not always predictable when structuring interactive character responses to Twinsen's actions.
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DOSAdventure Classic Gaming
The origin of Relentless: Twinsen’s Adventure owes much to Alone in the Dark. This is because Frederik Raynal, Serge Pagnol, and Didier Chamfray, the creators of this game, are responsible for creating the original Alone in The Dark title. Otherwise, there is little else of resemblance between these games, including a distinct European favor found in the former that is not found in the latter. The reason is that the developer of this title, Adeline Software, is a company based in France. Relentless: Twinsen’s Adventure is its first attempt to develop an adventure title that is of this magnitude.
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DOSPC Gameplay (Benelux)
LBA is een fantastisch mooi programma dat echter door enkele kleine enerverende kantjes niet in mijn top tien aller tijden zal verschijnen. De eerste dagen raakte ik zo gefrusteerd dat ik veel zin had om het spel onder mijn wagen te leggen en er twintigtal maal overheen te walsen. Gaandeweg begon ik mij meer thuis te voelen aan het controlesysteem en het systeem van de 'save games', zodat ik het spel uiteindelijk toch best genietbaar begon te vinden. Kortom, wie veel tijd en een gezonde haarbos heeft, raad ik dit spel van harte aan.
64
DOSPC Format (UK)
There's still a marvellous game in there somewhere, but only those with the patience of St Neville (patron saint of Persevering with Things Long After You Should Have Given Up) have a hope of making it out alive. As Bobby Smith also said, "It feel like a hundred years." Quite.
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DOSAll Game Guide
As you wander the world of Twinsun, you'll encounter four species. Twinsen's race, Quetches (ponytails), elephant-like Grobos, Rabibunnies (tall rabbits) and Spheros (small and rotund). None are basically helpful in resisting the clones but you'll need to figure out which ones to trust in order to get information. They normally come in two flavors: nasty or nice. Relentless is a solid game due in no small part to the storyline, the surreal and intriguing environment and a competent AI that is not always predictable when structuring interactive character responses to Twinsen's actions.