Due on PC and Nintendo DS this winter, Runaway: A Twist of Fate
is the third in the Runaway series, and sums up the point-and-click adventures of Brian Basco and his lovely girlfriend Gina Timmings. We've got five new screens proving that the artists, more than anyone, have been earning their paychecks -- but also painfully reminding us that the gorgeous visuals never were
the problem with the Runaway series. It was the riotous laughter the developers were having by drawing up some of the most inane puzzles
to ever grace an adventure game this generation. A Twist of Fate
promises to have a non-spoiler hint system embedded, which is a welcome and important step if they don't want to be critically punished for their self-perceived inventiveness
These screens feature the aforementioned Miss Timmings, her sockless boyfriend, the coolest area rug on the planet, an appreciation for trumpets and acoustic guitars (developer Pendulo Studios' HQ is
seated in Madrid, Spain), and an idea of the seek-and-find detail drawn into some scenes.