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. |
In RON: Blastoff, you play Elandra, Davy Jones' girlfriend – on a quest to help somebody build a spaceship. It's a rather confusing plot... but in the end, it works well. The graphics in this game are among the best in the series... and the game is pretty long. Puzzles are also nicely laid out, and of an average level – with the exception of one rather cruel puzzle. Overall, this game does not stand out in any department, but also does not disappoint.
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