They had previously run a nice review of Spooks, but I wasn’t expecting to see a review of Linus on the site. I thought Linus was too short to warrant any attention from adventure gamedom’s flagship site. But what an amazing review it is.
Glowing. Probably too much so.
[H]e has created what is arguably the most innovative adventure game of recent years.
If it all sounds too clever by half, be assured that Vince Twelve has taken the split-screen gimmick and built a solid, rewarding game around it. Indeed, while the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, those parts could proudly stand on their own without the unifying conceit.
[A]ll the menus, intros, end sequences and credits also exhibit impeccable visual design.
With a cleverly written story and dialogue, finely tuned gameplay, and an abundance of fresh ideas, Linus is a must-try game for all adventure lovers.
I’m struggling to find anything negative to say about the game.
Too much? No, not at all! Please continue.
The game is a tour de force of programming, and not just a milestone in Underground creativity, but one of the most original adventure games ever made.
Ok… I don’t know about it being a “tour de force of programming,” being scripted (albeit quite cleverly) in a freeware game engine. But damn I love this review…
He does pick on the name of the game, but with a name like “Gunnar Harboe,” is he really allowed to? (I kid, I kid!)
Thanks Gunnar for that amazingly flattering review!