visual novel

Misadventures of Laura Silver: Chapter I Review

Misadventures of Laura Silver: Chapter I is a fun ad stylistic – and unexpected – bullseye that really makes you want to see what’s next in store for Laura and Cooper and their new acquaintance Uri.

Misadventures of Laura Silver: Chapter I Review

Eliza Review

There is a bit of Buddhist wisdom that cautions against the folly of trying to “use the mind to free oneself from the prison of the mind.” I thought of this when I played Eliza, a visual novel that in part asks the question: can we use technology to free ourselves from the psychological effects of technology? It’s an intriguing question and Eliza is an intriguing exploration of the answer.

Eliza Review

Subsurface Circular Review

Many novels, films, and other media have explored the themes of the emotions, motivations and rights of sentient robots in humanity's near future. These elements drive the story machinery of Subsurface Circular, a text adventure/mystery that just barely qualifies as a game. Although it has stellar production values within its limited scope, the heart of Subsurface Circular is not combat or gameplay, but narrative.

Subsurface Circular Review

Herald: An Interactive Period Drama Review

Fans of historical themes, story-rich adventures, and compelling characters need to look no further than Herald for a great new experience.

Herald: An Interactive Period Drama Review

Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma

It's sad to see the Zero Escape series come to an end, but Kotaro Uchikoshi and his team have created a special trilogy of games that won't soon be forgotten. Zero Time Dilemma, despite its flaws, concludes this series in a dramatic and memorable fashion.

Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies

The narrative that runs through that world isn't always focused as it could be, but Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies is a largely excellent visual novel adventure. If you're a patient and detail-oriented player, it's tough to imagine many more games that absorb you into their world further. but it's tough to argue with yet another excellent - and markedly improved - entry in Capcom's juridical saga.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies