iOS Adventure

Florence Review

It’s been a long time since an iOS game really captured me. There are plenty oft titles that will make due with keeping you occupied at the dentist or sitting on an airplane. Every now and again I’ll find myself playing games like Bloons TD 5, Plants vs Zombies or Peggle. But I play them just to pass time, not engage in. And yet a week ago I bought Florence after hearing a friend talk about it and haven’t been able to get it out of my mind since.

Florence Review

Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy Review

If you haven’t yet experienced a Layton game, however, I would sooner recommend any of the six original Professor Layton entries or even the Phoenix Wright crossover. I want to see more of the delightful Katrielle but I hope her next game either gives us something new or at least gives us more compelling cases in the future.

Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy Review

Broken Age Act I

Between its story, flavorful presentation, and adequate point-and-click gameplay, there is a lot to like with this episode of Broken Age. It has the makings of a classic. If it fulfills its potential, we may speak of it in ten years with the same reverence of which we speak other Tim Shafer classics like Psychonauts and Grim Fandango.

Broken Age Act I

80 Days

80 Days is a simple game about globe trotting. But in those travels are a number fantastic smaller narratives that make what could be a dull and straightforward journey incredibly engaging. More so than that is the game’s ability to make picking route both terrifying and rewarding. But most of all is the shear personality and replayability of 80 Days. I’ve circumnavigated the Earth fives times and every single trip has been different. Well written, fun, easy to pickup and difficult to put down, 80 Days is not only one of the best mobile games around, it's one of the best video games, mobile or not, to come out in 2014 so far.

80 Days

Year Walk

The difficulty of explaining Year Walk without giving its secrets away is self-evident at this point. Anyone reading this who has already played it knows what I mean. For the laymen though, and those who are merely curious, I’ll just say that it’s one of the best adventure games I’ve ever played, and also one of the most terrifying horror experiences in recent and bygone memory.

Year Walk