story driven

A Plague Tale: Innocence Review

The way the narrative and gameplay fit together to make Amicia and Hugo’s journey both compelling and emotional is an impressive accomplishment that put A Plague Tale up there with the best of them. If you are in the market for a somber, story-driven experience, I cannot recommend A Plague Tale enough.

A Plague Tale: Innocence Review

The Shapeshifting Detective Review

In the end, The Shapeshifting Detective will give you a solid mystery to solve with some unique story mechanics behind it. As a bonus, the game also has some great replayability as well, and it can be entertaining to see how one playthrough changes from the next.

The Shapeshifting Detective Review

Deliver Us The Moon: Fortuna Review

Deliver Us The Moon: Fortuna is an ambitious story-driven game from a small studio that tries to do more than most other games in the genre. It’s sad that this ambition is stifled by a lack of polish, poor writing, and a non-existent ending. Despite shooting for the stars, they do not deliver the moon.

Deliver Us The Moon: Fortuna Review

The Council - Episode 2: Hide and Seek Review

While Episode 2 may very well be a tad shorter than the previous, it still managed to give me more of the skill-based gameplay and intriguing story that Episode 1 started, which is very much a good thing. I will add that like most story-based games, Hide and Seek is a "convergence point" in the story as I played two different characters through to the end (which is fine, as you can't have too many diverging choices over five episodes after all).

The Council - Episode 2: Hide and Seek Review

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux Review

In a refreshing twist on the usual teen protagonist and drama angst, Strange Journey focuses on a militaristic science fiction story. A massive solid black quantum singularity appears in Antarctica and begins to slowly spread across the globe.

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux Review

The Council: Episode 1 - The Mad Ones Review

I've always been a sucker for a good mystery story, no matter what type of media it comes in. Trying to figure out the various players and "whodunit" ahead of time is a thrill, and I always enjoy seeing a good mystery come together. That's why I took an interest in The Council: Episode 1 - The Mad Ones, a new episodic story-based game from freshman developer Big Bad Wolf.

The Council: Episode 1 - The Mad Ones Review

Last Day of June Review

Imagine yourself being caught inside a lovely impressionist watercolor painting, where the denizens wordlessly tell a heart wrenching, emotionally charged story. With that in mind, you get the basic premise of The Last of June, a narrative-focused adventure game from the developers Ovosonico.

Last Day of June Review

Masquerada: Songs and Shadows Review

it doesn't have the deepest combat system out there, and its isometric graphics aren't what anyone would call top-notch (although both those things are solid for an indie title). But what it does have is a lot of HEART. The story is intriguing and well told and the audio is just fantastic. If you're looking for a song to get lost in, Maquerada may be just what you're looking for.

Masquerada: Songs and Shadows 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