Posts tagged with "adventure games"
Review: Unavowed

The point-and-click adventure is often maligned for poor story-gameplay integration. This hidebound genre, with gameplay that varies little between titles, can make the most exciting stories and settings feel like a chore. At their worst, adventure games are like movies that pause at intervals and make you solve a Rubik’s cube to continue watching. But at their best, adventure games can be both cerebrally and narratively satisfying experiences, perfect for players less interested in tests of their reaction times and more interested in tests of their problem solving abilities. Wadjet Eye,...

Review: Shardlight

Shardlight is a 2D point-and-click adventure game from Wadjet Eye Games, the creators of the Blackwell series and publishers of Technobabylon. Like the rest of Wadjet’s output, it was developed using a tool made in the late 90s to make games that look like they’re from the early 90s. It features Ben Chandler on pixels and Francisco González on writing, with both collaborating on design and programming. Shardlight is named for the shards of uranium glass scattered around its environment, hung from trees and lampposts,...

Review: Demetrios

Disclosure: I received a free review copy of this game from the developer. Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure is a point-and-click adventure from French indie developer Cowcat. It follows the misadventures of Bjorn Thonen, an antiques dealer from Paris who, at the beginning of the game, is the victim of a burglary, in which he loses both the contents of his wallet and an ancient mystical tablet that is in some way connected with an ancient mystical chicken statue. The ancient mystical chicken statue in the main menu lets you know...

Review: Technobabylon

I first encountered Technobabylon in 2010, in the form of an escape-the-room game called Technobablyon Part I: Prisoner of Consciousness. Being both an escape-the-room game and a part-1-of-10 game, it was pretty short, but what was there piqued my interest. My interest was further piqued by its longer, better followups, The Weight of the World and In Nuntias Veritas, both of which followed it in fairly short order – always encouraging with episodic freeware games. And then nothing, for years. I figured the Technobabylon series had been abandoned,...

Review: Life is Strange

I usually don’t care too much about spoilers, but going into Life is Strange with no idea of what it was about, who the characters were or what the main themes or plot elements were led to some fun surprises. So if you’re in a position to do that, I’d recommend not reading any of this post below the image. To get it out of the way before we slip into spoiler territory – and I’m talking heavy spoilers – yes, I recommend this game. If you’re at all interested in...