JACK KEANE VERDICT
For all its comical charm, Jack Keane does not quite reach the heights of the games that inspired it. The storyline does not offer enough to engage the player for the duration, and so the dated gameplay becomes more noticeable than it should be. Whilst some of the annoyances of classic point and click games have been ironed out, others remain and do not stand up well to modern alternatives. The point and click adventure game is by no means dead (see Sam and Max) but, on the evidence of Jack Keane, nor is it due a major revival. It feels a little like watching a tribute band: enjoyably nostalgic, but lacking the same magic as the real deal.
TOP GAME MOMENT
Chasing a hot air balloon in an ouzo-powered bi-plane