adventure game

The Raven Remastered Review

And so I guess that’s a really roundabout way of saying that man, I had a really enjoyable time with The Raven Remastered. It really managed to use the basics a good adventure game to make a rather gripping, enjoyable little riff on a Hercule Poirot story.

The Raven Remastered Review

Alaska Review

From top to bottom, Alaska fails to inspire any sense of wonder, mystery, or excitement. That last one might sound strange - how can life in the Alaskan wilderness be “fun?” It kind of isn't and instead of trying to find your own fun out of the mundane, the developers at Wreck Tangle Games trap you inside a fiercely linear story punctuated by the most oddly designed mini-games I have ever experienced.

Alaska Review

Detective Pikachu Review

Detective Pikachu is a strangely refreshing departure from the Pokémon formula that I cannot help but recommend to those looking for a change of pace, even if it is remarkably easy. This isn't a regular Pokémon game, but the franchise is strong enough for experimentation.

Detective Pikachu Review

True Fear: Forsaken Souls Part 1 Review

Overall, True Fear: Forsaken Souls Part 1 is a solid addition to the hidden object genre with a horror twist to it, so if you enjoy the genre already, you are likely going to enjoy this game as well

True Fear: Forsaken Souls Part 1 Review

Minecraft Story Mode Season 2: Episode 5 - Above and Beyond Review

Not only has the story of Jesse and his friends completely shattered what minor expectations there were, but it has worked its way up near the top of my Telltale list. Season 2’s final episode, Above and Beyond, is a fantastic end to a downright fun series, and I am actually sad to see this one end.

Minecraft Story Mode Season 2: Episode 5 - Above and Beyond Review

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm Episode 1: Awake Review

Life Is Strange was an episodic adventure game released in 2015 that took me completely by surprise. It came to me after I had grown weary of the format, popularized by the numerous releases from Telltale Games. Instead of adapting a popular media franchise, DONTNOD’s game told an original story about an eighteen-year-old Maxine Caulfield who, out of the blue, was given the power to control time.

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm Episode 1: Awake Review

Anoxemia Review

There is foreboding presence in the deep, but instead of being pressured or scared, I am just largely annoyed by the glaring flaws in the game design. If one could overlook these frustrating factors, this could be a somewhat enjoyable adventure game with a unique premise and solid puzzles. Unfortunately, these infuriating shortcomings require a great deal of willpower to overlook. 

Anoxemia Review

The Little Acre Review

The shortcomings (pun intended) of the game are balanced with its irresistible charm and appeal and ultimately the running time is reduced only to a face value. In the end The Little Acre is a hand-crafted piece of art and I definitely want to see more games from Pewter Games, preferably longer by each outing.

The Little Acre Review

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Parts 1 and 2 Review

Given where Episode 2 leaves us, I am truly looking forward to see where A New Frontier goes. Javier is a charming character with a deep backstory, and they way his family is introduced throughout the past and present leads to an immediate investment in his future. Add in some shady actions on Clementine’s part, as well as the overwhelming desire to keep her around, and I feel that TWD is back on the right track. Telltale continues to impress.

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Parts 1 and 2 Review

Blues and Bullets - Episode 1

If it capitalizes on its strengths and polishes its mechanics, then future episodes of Blues and Bullets could definitely be winners.

Blues and Bullets - Episode 1

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