The Reality-on-the-Norm (RON) games are a series of short games started by some AGS developers. The idea behinds them is that of sharing characters and settings to create a world that seems more alive than others. A character you meet in one game as an NPC may very well go on a quest him/herself in another chapter, and vice versa. These games are very short, and offer perhaps an hour or less of gameplay. But it's the continuity of the series, and the fact that new games should get released at a faster pace, that makes this series unique. Since the games are designed by different designers, they differ a bit in style from chapter to chapter. However, as they share the same backgrounds, characters and overall atmosphere, you'll feel at home in all RON games once you've played one. |
RON 3 is the longest game in the series so far. It features the same protagonist as the first RON game: Davy Jones. This time his magical ring has been stolen by two Russian spies, and his quest is of course to retrieve it. This is probably the most difficult one of the three – it certainly has more puzzles than its predecessors – so it may take you a tad longer to finish. Be aware of some minor glitches in this game. They should have been ironed out in this version, but it probably wouldn't hurt to save frequently anyway. Music, apart from a very short Reality-on-the-Norm theme song, is all unoriginal MIDI stuff. Overall, the unique series gets a "Recommended!"
Reviewed by: Scid