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Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle Review (GodisaGeek)

GodisaGeek: "Interest in pirates may have seen something of a resurgence in the last decade or so, thanks to the efforts of Somalia, and the big budget tales of the high-seas starring nutcase heartthrob Johnny Depp. Along with Skrillex, miaow miaow and drop crotch jeans, the kids are down with anything to do with plundering bounty in a nautical setting. The same cannot be said of point and click videogames. When I was a lad, thanks to the brilliance of series like Monkey Island, the genre was riding high, right the way up to the excellent Broken Sword series which kicked off in 1996. With gamers abandoning this style of entertainment for more flashy wares, it has been left up to people like Steve Ince to keep the art form alive. You see, Mr Ince is an industry veteran, who has had a hand in some legendary point and click classics, including the sublime Beneath a Steel Sky, and the Broken Sword games themselves. In 2008, along with French developer Wizarbox, he struck out on his own and created the excellent So Blonde graphic adventure, which captured the old-school feel of the games I enjoyed as a lad, with a fun cartoon setting, which married an award winning script, lovely hand drawn visuals and a plot based around, you guessed it, pirates. It was ported, quite logically, to the Wii and DS, two consoles ideally suited to the genre, control-wise, and now Ince is back with a sequel, which has also been ported to those formats, but is available for PlayStation 3 using the PlayStation Move controller, which is the version I am taking a gander at here."

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