In a distant dystopian society under a heavy and oppressive militaristic force you find yourself in the shoes of Jack Drebin. Long time Local Security Force member. Husband. Soon to be father. You go about your business day-in and day-out working hard to keep the city streets safe. Then as fate would have it, your day to day life is thrown into chaos during a routine search and seizure on a suspected terrorist...
Return NULL: Episode 1 is the first in a 3 part Point-and-Click Adventure series. Done in an indie European comic art style, players will examine their environments for clues, carry on dynamic conversations, collect items and solve logical environmental puzzles to advance through the twisting narrative. When the action gets hot, Return NULL incorporates a real-time duck and cover shoot out mechanic that elevates the tension and puts the player in immediate danger.
10 unique characters, each with different emotional dialogue portraits
14 interactive hand drawn locations
Unique indie European comic art style
7 original composed music tracks that set the mood and tone of each scene
Innovative, Real-Time Gunplay mechanic
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Return NULL is an adventure game that narrates the story of Jack Derbin a security officer that gets his life's hard work thrown away after a case investigation involving a shady organization responsible for many terrorist attacks around the world, gameplay is very simple like any point and click game, you can look at items and objects around you in your current location and examine them carefully and pick up items to combine them and solve logically driven puzzles, sometimes the game changes the pace and throws you in a shootout unexpectedly in which you will be set in a cover mode and you can shoot your attackers back, a nice idea that seems somewhat out of place but is certainly welcomed by me, graphically it looks fantastic ,comic book style drawings are the base of the game and the soundtrack is very soothing and fits the situations, the only problem in this game is that the characters aren't voiced which makes me sad because it's a great game.
Return Null is a point and click adventure game with comic book style panels to tell the games story. As you play through the game, panels will come up to show static portraits of the characters talking with word bubbles, this usually works fine but can lead to very strange moments where not enough information is conveyed through the panels, such as an early scene where you are holding an item and somehow have it taken from you without being shown how that happened. The backgrounds look good with some nice added details but the characters themselves look poor, characters don't even move around the environment when interacting with or picking up items. Gameplay consists of making dialogue choices, picking up and using items in the correct locations, and some poorly done cover based shooting sections that look very bad due to the game's art style. Even though it says the shooting segments are innovative, similar cover based shooting segments have been added to other point and click games with much better results. The first episode is under an hour long, and while the story could become worth it for the small price, the game is held back by the length, little gameplay, and the poor art that doesn't work well for some of the things Return NULL tries to do. For those interested in giving the game a try the second of three episodes has been released and is available to be purchased on GMG as well.
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