Hardened adventure players will need to dig through some arduous dialog and sketchy gameplay to finish this one. Episodically laid out, the 1930s aesthetic gives the marketing a chance to pull the Indiana Jones card, although the comparisons die quickly. Adam is mouthy, but mostly for the sake of eye rolling dad jokes. Most of the traditional gameplay fills time between the puzzles, whether the latter logically fit or not. With a clearly limited budget and/or time, Adam’s Venture Origins needs trimmed to focus on the brain teasers. Instead, it’s a Z-grade Uncharted, minus the extensive violence (good) and personality (not good).