adventure

My Memory of Us Review

With a Steamboat Willie early cartoon aesthetic, My Memory of Us is an attention-grabbing curiosity. This puzzle platformer adventure is no lighthearted journey, however, but joins that small handful of video games willing to take on that heaviest of subject matter, the Holocaust and in this case, the subjugation of Polish Jews in WWII.

My Memory of Us Review

True Fear: Forsaken Souls - Part 1 (Switch) Review

True Fear: Forsaken Souls was not only an entertaining game in its own right, but also woke me up to the fact that this might be a genre I should be paying a little more attention to in the future.

True Fear: Forsaken Souls - Part 1 (Switch) Review

Lucid Dream Review

Point-and-click adventures are great for presenting unique stories in video games. If you enjoy such an experience, then you may wish to dive into Lucid Dream, a surreal point-and-click adventure from the appropriately named Polish developer Dali Games.

Lucid Dream Review

The Way Remastered Review

Initially released on the PC back in 2016, the developers Puzzling Dream set out to create an old-school action adventure game. Immediately, the art design of The Way Remastered stands out. Lo-fi graphics and blocked, undefined pixel figures make up the bulk of the visual experience but they stand among detailed and richly crafted backdrops that create a unique and distinct setting. It’s a mix of aesthetics that could only be properly crafted in modern times, and sets a strong tone from the start.

The Way Remastered Review

Master of Anima Review

Master of Anima from Passtech Games takes the strategic micro-management aspect from RTS (Real-Time Strategy) games and mixes it with the exploration and puzzle-solving elements from the adventure genre to make one fresh adventure-RTS hybrid. The individual designs of the game may not be entirely original, but the synergy between various gameplay elements is rather remarkable.

Master of Anima Review

Yume Nikki Dream Diary Review

What is it about the Japanese culture that makes its horror and psychological thrillers so unsettling? Is it the oppressive atmosphere that builds suspense over agonizingly long periods of time? Is it the culture’s inherent spirituality, of stories about various spirits and oni affecting people? I can’t say without any air of authority, I just know that the horror films I’ve seen and the manga I’ve read are forever burned into my brain (some I wish would go away!). Which brings us to Yume Nikki Dream Diary from Kadokawa Corporatio, a remake of the cult classic Yume Nikki, which was programmed in RPG Maker by Kikiyama in 2004.

Yume Nikki Dream Diary Review

Moss Review

Quill is a young mouse with an adventurous spirit. Born with an explorer’s heart, she traverses the nooks and crannies of the Kingdom, a land that was once home to her proud race until it was usurped by the evil Sarffog, a fire breathing serpent. While exploring a forest, Quill comes in contact with a mysterious crystal that forges a connection between her and the game’s second major character: you

Moss Review

InnerSpace (Switch) Review

InnerSpace is an exploratory adventure game that puts you in control of a survey drone designed to trace the hidden history of a long-dead civilization. Designed for an audience that holds quiet, exploratory games in high regard, it offers the freedom to explore unique worlds free from the annoyances of aggressive enemies, ticking clocks, and other invasive mechanics.

InnerSpace (Switch) Review

RiME Review

Indie games have helped to revive the story-based adventure genre, whether through combat-free “walking simulators” like Dear Esther, puzzling open worlds as in The Witness, or evocative movielike experiences such as Journey. RiME takes pages from each of these games, telling a cinematic tale of a young boy who travels around a small island and solves environmental puzzles.

RiME Review

8-bit Adventures Anthology: Volume One Review

8-bit Adventures Anthology: Volume One shows how little is needed to create immersing experiences. Do yourself a favor and relax with crude pixels with cool stories.

8-bit Adventures Anthology: Volume One Review