|Just Adventure's own Randy Sluganski has posted up his promising preview for Tony Tough in A Rake's Progress...
Thanks to Christopher Kellner, the International PR Manager for German publisher dtp (Digital Tainment Pool), I had the pleasure of playing a lengthy portion of the game and, largely due to the talents of Stefano Gualeni, Tony has lost none of his charm. If anything, he is funnier than ever, though the sometimes “smart-ass” humor coming from young kids may be off-putting to some.
The prequel is again a point-and-click interface with inventory objects, but now we have real-time shadows and lightening effects, real-time weather changes and lots of interactive objects. The developers are promising over 30 rendered locations and over 20 characters, most of whom, you can be sure, will be slightly eccentric.
The developers, who are Italian, have done a wonderful job of recreating a 1950’s look and feel. Now they just need to find a North American publisher (dtp holds the worldwide rights to the game), but that shouldn’t be a problem, as Tony seemed to make quite an impression on the publishers I spoke to at the E3.