|Genre: Adventure & RPG
|Min OS X: 10.4 CPU: G4 @ 800 MHz RAM: 256 MB
Jolly Rover has decent sound all over, with most scenes' incidental noises having a nice atmospheric effect. However, the voice acting in Jolly Rover is very poor. Not only is the acting mediocre at best, but the line readings are full of pauses, even during cut scenes. The music is acceptable, but nothing spectacular.
Unlike many games in its price point, Jolly Rover gives you a good amount of play time for your twenty dollars. It can take 15-20 hours to finish, if you don't cheat and pick through everything. If you are looking for an adventure game, this is actually a decent value, not something you play for five hours and put down forever (not that you'll replay it, but a dollar an hour ain't bad).
I can't figure out who the target market for this game is. The dialog and puzzles are clearly for teens and older, but the illustration is very much for younger children. It's like the project was written, but then became a children's game halfway through production.
On the whole, Jolly Rover is a poor man's Secret of Monkey Island. It has some minutes of comedy, some frustrating puzzles, and a story filled with pirates and voodoo. It isn't bad, but it isn't that good, either. If you want to play an adventure game, this is one of them.