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The creators of LucasArts' sadly canceled Sam and Max: Freelance Police band together to bring a different thoughtful comedy adventure to PC gamers. Based on the comic compilation by Jeff Smith, Bone: Out From Boneville follows the adventures of the three Bone cousins. Fone Bone is the classic everyman hero, occasionally burdened by self-doubt but blessed with a good heart that always sees him through. Phoney Bone is cynical and greedy, but his sensibilities often provide a needed balance to Fone's optimism. Smiley is as Smiley does — which usually means a lot of smiling, no matter how desperate the situation seems.
The Bones are cute but odd looking hominids; bald, with white skin and excessively large noses. As the story begins, they've just been run out of their little village of Boneville, after one of Phoney's get-rich-quick schemes puts them (way) out of favor with the townsfolk. The three find themselves lost in a strange, forgotten world of magic and monsters, where even the good guys are not what they seem to be. As the three seek a way back home, they become central figures in an epic struggle between good and evil that involves ominous swarms of locusts, deposed royalty, and perhaps even dragons (although as everyone knows, dragons don't really exist...).
The game features colorful 3D graphics and the menus and dialog boxes are presented in the style of the comic series. Exploration of the game world is accomplished mostly through a traditional point-and-click interface, but occasional mini-games provide more action-oriented play. Since much of the comic's charm relies on the interaction between the three cousins and their disparate reactions to the people they meet on their journey, the game allows players to take control of each of the three Bones in certain conversations, offering the multiple perspectives required to truly appreciate the heroic tale. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide