Phoenix Online Studios

Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim

I’d love to see a larger team (or even just Overflow Games again, but with more than a few thousand dollars of Kickstarter money) tackle this project. There was enough novelty and passion here to transcend the “Zelda clone” label, if only those traits could have been honed into something more approachable.

Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Father 20th Anniversary Edition

The 20th Anniversary edition of Gabriel Knight is the latest in a long line of nostalgia fueled video game revivals, but rest easy - this is no lazy cash grab.

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Father 20th Anniversary Edition

Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller – Episode 2: The Wise Monkey

Cognition: an Erica Reed Thriller – Episode 2: The Wise Monkey is a solid step forward for this promising mystery series, even though the technical issues on the iPad are a bit of a drag. The point-and-click gameplay does feel somewhat outdated, but it is devoid of the pixel hunts and illogical hilarity that has ruined past games of the genre. The unpredictable story is very good, and the writing is solid, albeit not perfect. This episode is a quality experience, and since Episode 3 is also out on the PC, the story is worth investing yourself in.

Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller – Episode 2: The Wise Monkey