Posts tagged with "Review"
Review: The Magic Circle

The Magic Circle is a first-person puzzle game by Question Games. It is also a “genre-obliterating 1st person epic” by Ishmael Gilder’s TMC Games. Like The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Infinite Jest, it’s a work about a fictional work that bears as its own title the title of said fictional work, causing much confusion. To alleviate as much of that as possible, I’m going to be referring to the real game as The Magic Circle and the in-universe game as “The Magic Circle”. Minor...

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: Undertale

Undertale is a quirky 2D RPG developed in Game Maker by a guy who did some music for the webcomic/internet thing Homestuck. That last sentence is overloaded with stuff I like, so obviously I had to check this game out as soon as possible. Knowing me, as soon as possible can often translate into six months to a year after release once it’s already been talked to death by other, better people, but I digress. There are a lot of good reasons to get this game, and only a very...

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...