Nothing is as it seems when Jack Keane gets involved. What seems to be a harmless milk run at first turns into a hair-raising, nail-biting adventure. Stranded on a mysterious island, the hapless sea captain is trapped in a whirlpool of dark secrets and a gigantic conspiracy against the venerable British Empire. Danger lurks everywhere or it comes in the form of an army of trained monkeys and meat-eating plants. Will our greenhorn hero survive the lurking danger and face evil villains, the fatal attraction of beautiful women, and manage to solve puzzles by putting random objects together to see what sticks?
Jack Keane is an adventure game that will have your sides splitting and your mouse pointing while you furiously click. Travel the world as you search for the answers behind one of the largest conspiracies ever to be hatched in the history of the world. Engage in witty dialogue as you use your razor sharp wits to solve the numerous puzzles. Rescue the Empire, outlurk the danger, and get ready for the ride of your life in Jack Keane!
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, processor Intel Pentium IV 2.4 GHz or equivalent processor with SSE3 (Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz or equivalent recommended), 2 GB RAM, NVidia GeForce 8600 GT / ATI Radeon HD X1800 video card with 256 MB VRAM and Shader Model 3.0 support (NVidia GeForce 9800 GT / ATI Radeon HD 4850 or better recommended), 1.5 GB HDD, DirectX 9.0c-compatible soundcard, keyboard, mouse.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.7.0 or later.Processor: 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 2 GB Graphics: NVidia GeForce 8600 GT / ATI Radeon HD X1800 video card with 256 MB VRAM and Shader Model 3.0 support (NVidia GeForce 9800 GT / ATI Radeon HD 4850 or better recommended). Hard drive space: 2.2 GB Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
Posted on 2013-08-03 11:24:20 byXaemoon:
Jack Keane is a by-the-numbers classically inspired adventure game. It's clear that the designers were fans of old-school standards such as Monkey Island (it even borrows some of the tropical themes). So why isn't this game great? It's all in the execution. The voice acting ranges from stilted and stiff to downright laughable. The writing itself isn't terrible, but it's not goingread more to win any prizes for originality. The puzzles go from blatantly obvious solutions to head scratching absurdity and then back again. Still, if you're itching for an adventure game and you've already played all of the top-tier offerings, you might find something to appreciate here. The game isn't a total disaster, but it does require a little patience to get into. 3 stars.
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Posted on 2013-08-01 18:35:33 byHeadplate:
I enjoy playing adventure games and this is a fine snack in between serious adventure games. The main reason for this is that the game is quite easy and from my memory does not include any puzzles or mini-games. The plot is average - nothing too exciting. The dialog and humor are at some times funny and enjoyable and other times rough and unpolished. There are also some noticeableread more bugs in the game, like missing descriptions and actions that can be carried out multiple times and getting the same inventory items out of thin air. The game tends to need too much resources and thus seems badly optimized.
On the plus side the game is sufficiently long. Graphics are nice. Characters are likable and at times wins you over with its cliche humor and plot.
If I would compare it to other modern adventure games I would say it rates clearly below Pendulo's adventure games.
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Posted on 2013-08-02 09:37:02 byEmpirate:
This game just fails on many levels to pull me in. Sure, everything's colorful, and the occasional joke even forces some chuckles. But it just doesn't come together as a good adventure game: it has little flair, teeny tiny environments, drastically variable puzzle quality, and a not very likable main character. It's also not very well optimized, with low FPS even on a (then) currentread more machine.
All in all, not recommended. There's dozens of good adventure games on this site alone, so give Jack Keane a pass already.
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