Ray Ivey writes:
''Most adventure gamers remember the Monkey Island games with nostalgia and affection. Frequently these days a new third-person adventure will come along and we'll cross our fingers and hope that lightning will strike again.
Jack Keane, fresh from a pair of mittle-european studios, is definitely a game that wants to tap into that yearning for a return to the golden age of adventure gaming. Let's see how it stacks up.
The main character you play is the titular Keane, a sort of swashbuckling ne'er-do-well on the run from a pair of unsavory debt collectors in London. The game begins with our hero tied up at the top of . . . well, I'm not going to tell you what's he's on the top of, because it's kind of cool when you find out. At any rate, he is most definitely at the mercy of two violent goons. Your first job is to escape this awful situation. Very, VERY reminiscent of the opening of The Curse of Monkey Island.''