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. |
This game starts with a somewhat cinematic scene, showing you the evil mastermind Dr. Dee Vee Ess – who, as becomes apparent in the introduction, has plans to wipe Reality off the planet. He has ordered a crate of nuclear weapons to aid him with this. You are an agent sent out to foil his plans. Sound familiar? This game is not very long, and not very difficult at all. Even more so than most previous RON games. However, it makes up for this with its humor and good storytelling, and as such still comes recommended to people looking for a short distraction.
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