Evil Days of Luckless John

aka: Raiders of the Lost Casino, Žhavé léto 3 ½
Moby ID: 30026

Description

Evil Days of Luckless John is a mix of genres, having the point and click adventures as a main reference. It's controlled, though, using the keyboard or a gamepad, and is filled with examples from lots of genres, ranging from races in cars from the 20s to stealth, fighting and shoot ‘em up missions.

John, who has always had awful luck in every aspect of his life, finds himself one day heir of a successful casino from a distant relative. It seems that his luck has finally changed, but nothing further from reality: the Mafia is in charge of every casino in the area except for his, and now that his previous owner is dead, they are pushing to get hold of it. The game starts with John in jail, a consequence of the strings pulled by the Mafia itself.

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  • Сорвать куш - Russian spelling

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  • IMC InteractiveMediaConsultign GmbH
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  • Kohnke Communications
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Reviews

Critics

Average score: 56% (based on 17 ratings)

Players

Average score: 2.1 out of 5 (based on 6 ratings with 1 reviews)

Badly written and unfunny

The Good
if there's one aspect that works well in "Evil Days of Luckless John", it is the game mechanics itself. The controls are responsive and even the car driving scenes work pretty well.

Other thing I really liked about the game are the graphics. As they are cartoon like in style, the quality of art works pretty well even today's standards and isn't as badly aged as some older 3D-engine utilising adventure games.

The Bad
The back side of the DVD cover states, that EDoLJ has a classic feeling of an adventure and that the story line is hilarious. They also say in there, that the game has gripping action sequences.

Well, all I can say about that is, the developers were at least trying and in trying they failed miserably. The basic idea of a joke, at least what I got from here, is that an odd character says something incomprehensible.

EDoLJ also has one of the worst voice cast I've heard in games. I think it's safe to assume, that no one was even trying to act, they just did some odd voices and were done with it. The same goes with the soundtrack and sound effects. At the end, being so fed up with the sound scape of the game, I just turned off my speakers.

The Bottom Line
EDoLJ is miserably failed adventure potpourri, that has far too many elements. It has basic adventuring, car races, FPS scenes and even a rail shooter. Some aspects of the game work, but many don't. In conclusion, the game is not fun to play at all and feels more like a chore.

Windows · by tomimt (397) · 2010

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    Official website with little info about the game, plus a minigame.

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Game added by kelmer44.

Additional contributors: Klaster_1, Libor Materna.

Game added September 3, 2007. Last modified February 5, 2024.