Rise Of The Dragon Dynamix Inc. / Sierra On-Line 1990

Dynamix's first adventure game, this is one of the most atmospheric graphical adventures ever made and Jeff Tunnell's masterpiece. As futuristic private eye and ex-cop Blade Hunter hired to investigate the death of the mayor's daughter in Los Angeles circa 2004 AD, you soon find yourself embroiled in a wide-scale drug ring and an ancient Chinese prophecy. The game's atmospheric graphics and comic-book style cutscenes that advance the storyline greatly enhance gameplay, which is a good blend of traditional use-inventory-item elements and excellent arcade sequences that would merit a game on their own. Adventure gamers who despise action sequences in adventure games will be pleased to know that Rise of The Dragon will automatically let you win the sequences if you die one too many times. One of the game's many original concepts is the use of non-linear plot, with many optional puzzles and subplots that allow multiple endings. This makes the game highly replayable for those who want to take a different route to see a different ending. The game also has realistic characters that DO remember your actions and respond appropriately. Puzzles are, for the most part, easy, except for some frustrating hunt-the-pixel and time constraints. Overall, it's a must-play for every adventure fan. Even the death scenes are so well done that you may want to try different ways to die just to see them all.
Full Demo (@ Abandonia)
Full Demo (@ Fajnegry)
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