February 1, 2015

RedJack: Revenge of the Brethren

CyberFlix, Inc., 1998

Redjack: Revenge of the Brethren is undoubtedly a beautiful swashbuckling adventure in the high seas. The opening animation sequence of this unique adventure game tells the tale of a most feared and mighty pirate Redjack that was once sailing the seven seas with his notorious crew known as the Brethren of the Coast. Seventeen years ago, one dreadful night when he was sailing to his hideout to dump the biggest loot of his life he was attacked by several government ships and before dying he swore that he would revenge the person who had betrayed him.

You start the game in the role of Nicholas Dove, a young guy, who's dreams are haunted with Redjack. To get rid of these dreams you decide to become a pirate yourself, but to become a pirate you need to prove yourself brave and worthy to the pirate captain, who is your only ticket out of this island. As you play and progress in the game the main story unfolds and you come to know that your fate is interlocked with Redjack's revenge and he seeks no one else but you. Even though there are many action sequences, which are either shooting the bad guys with your cannon or pistol or defeating them with your sword, the puzzles and the story-line very much rule the whole game.

Visually, the game has flamboyant graphics that will definitely take your breath away. 3D characters are very nice with excellent and realistic lip-sync and body animated movements. Voice acting is superb, so is the music and the sound effects. The best feature that amused me a lot is the point & click interface that allows smooth and very efficient movement in a 360-degree panned environment. There are multiple choice dialogues when you interact with game characters, which are quite humorous and entertaining. All in all, Redjack: Revenge of the Brethren is an excellent game to play and I highly recommend it to every serious adventure gamer.