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Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love Review

Hats off to Artifex Mundi for having guts to make a diversion into point-and-click adventures. Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love could easily have been a leftover turkey that wasn’t tasty even the first time it was roasted, but it sticks its landing right through to the very last scene.

Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love Review

Shiftlings: Enhanced Edition Review

Shiftlings takes place in cartoon space (Ratchet & Clank style) and centers around a game show hosted by a purple sleaze who can’t stop shilling for Black Hola Cola. However good it might taste, this fizzy beverage seems to have given the protagonists – two alien janitors working constant shifts – a serious case of gas. By trading this gas between their tethered suits, they shift which one is large and heavy, or small and light. Pretty clever, eh?

Shiftlings: Enhanced Edition Review

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That free and energetic personality is the heart of the game, but it also conspires against its lasting power. After plumbing the areas fairly thoroughly the first time, I saw no real reason to return, but those initial couple of hours prodding its wild world are worth your time, even if they might not stick with you. Go in dark and enjoy the ride while it lasts.

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