Review: XING: The Land Beyond

XING: The Land Beyond by White Lotus Interactive is a 3D puzzle game with a good variety of things to figure out and places to explore. Exploration wasn’t a main theme, but there were some rewards to be found here and there. I had a good few hours of great fun (14 according to Steam). […]

Review: All the Delicate Duplicates

All the Delicate Duplicates by Mez Breeze and Andy Campbell is a musing on the theme knowledge is power and how knowledge can change your perception of the world — sometimes in drastic ways. It’s also a psychological drama about a single father and his daughter (John and Charlotte Sykes) — or is it a […]

Review: Quern – Undying Thoughts

Quern – Undying Thoughts by Zadbox Entertainment is my new favourite Myst-like┬╣, which, in short, means that the initial premise is like in Myst, while the art style and the architecture is most reminiscent of Riven, and, like in all Myst games, there are strange machinery to figure out and lots of research papers to […]

Review: Gorogoa

Gorogoa by Jason Roberts is a genius 2D puzzle game filled with gorgeous enigmas set in a 2 by 2 square of ever-changing tiles. It’s larger on the inside and just like a Tardis it can take you on a great voyage if you let it. As you are gallivanting across this imaginary globe, you […]

Review: Valley

Valley by Blue Isle Studios was… not entirely what I expected: I thought it was going to be a pretty calm exploration game with cool mechanics — which it also sort of kind of was, but it was also… a bit more. It started as an exploration game with great vistas, turned into urban exploration […]

Review: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

I usually try not to talk about graphics too much, so as not to let it get in the way, but it is hard not to notice it in this game, so let’s just state it once and for all: this game looks amazing. It really shows off what photogrammetry can do, what the developers […]

Review: Kentucky Route Zero

I invite seven of my closest friends. We chat about the weather like we always do. I am in the kitchen. They are making sounds typical of people who sit in a sofa made of a material that is not leather. I hand out mirrors so that they can see each other. Someone is at […]

Review: The Eyes of Ara

The Eyes of Ara by 100 Stones Interactive is one of those modern point & clicks who can’t decide whether to be in 2D or 3D, so it does both. I would have preferred it to be either a pure 2D adventure or a full 3D experience, but it is typical of the genre, so […]

Review: The Cat Lady

The Cat Lady by Harvester Games is a 2D point & click adventure puzzle game with a strong, mostly real-life, horror theme and was pretty damn good. It’s pretty dark and macabre too and deals with some heavier subjects like depression, suicide and, to some extent, psych ward abuse. As dark as it is, though, […]

Review: Caligo

Caligo┬╣ by Krealit is absolutely gorgeous, but also very empty, almost vacuously so: linear with little exploration value, a forgettable story, and nothing to really engage me. The main narrator looked like someone posing as a character in a black metal satire cover band, and sounded like someone who had had his voice artifically slowed […]