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Twinsen's Odyssey (Windows)

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Description

After freeing the world of Twinsun from its evil dictator in the previous game, the hero Twinsen has since gotten married, is planning to have a child and has settled down at home. One day, Twinsen finds out that his friend, a creature known as the Dino-Fly, is struck by lightning and hurt. Further investigation reveals that there is something strange going on in the skies on Twinsun; and indeed, visitors from outer space have arrived. Do they come in peace, or is there a sinister goal behind their appearance? Twinsen once again embarks out on a quest for the good of his world...

Like its predecessor, Little Big Adventure 2 (Twinsen's Odyssey in the US) is an adventure game with action elements. The game's interface and controls are similar to those of the first game. The focus is still on exploring the game's world, interacting with its characters and objects. The four stances - Normal, Aggressive, Sneaky, and Athletic - have also returned, and must be used in the right situations to advance the plot. The game's world is quite large, containing some optional objectives and quests, which makes it similar to sandbox games. It retains the isometric perspective from its predecessor for indoor locations; outdoor navigation now features rotatable camera, and the world is rendered in real 3D.

Screenshots

Twinsen's Odyssey Windows The only way to get around Zeelich is with flying taxis.
Twinsen's Odyssey Windows When the game begins, it's raining
Twinsen's Odyssey Windows In the opening sequence you get a tour around Twinsen's house, including his bedroom.
Twinsen's Odyssey Windows During his adventure, Twinsen can stop to relax in the pub on Otringal island and watch the show.

Alternate Titles

  • "Relentless 2" -- Unofficial title
  • "Little Big Adventure 2" -- European release title
  • "LBA 2" -- very common abbreviation

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User Reviews

One of my all time favorites! Elie V (2) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
One of the best adventure games ever produced. blefuscu (424) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 1997 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Coming Soon Magazine Sep, 1997 95 out of 100 95
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 9.3 out of 10 93
Legendra Apr 25, 2010 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Power Play Sep, 1997 87 out of 100 87
Gamesmania 1997 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot Jul 11, 1997 8.1 out of 10 81
Adventure Classic Gaming Jul 17, 1998 4 out of 5 80
PC Jeux Jun, 1997 79 out of 100 79
Edge Jul, 1997 7 out of 10 70

Forums

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Trivia

There is a freeware Breakout clone hidden on the game's disc. It is an earlier game by Frédérick Raynal, called Popcorn and you can find it at \Unsuppor\Popcorn.

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ROFLBLAH (352) added Twinsen's Odyssey (Windows) on Jun 24, 2000
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