My optimism about Alone With You, released yesterday, glided on high-soaring generic expectations set by recent retro-styled adventures like Read Only Memories and VA-11 HALL-A: excellent interactive fiction with minimal gameplay. With knockouts like those, under-appreciated genres draw in wider audiences, as I was…
Starting tomorrow, the first episode of Life is Strange will be free to download on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, 360, Mac and PC. Here’s a new trailer, courtesy of DONTDOD.
Did you grow up with games like Monkey Island? Does the name Fred Edison conjure fond memories? Do you often wonder whether Zak McKracken was underrated or just not very good? Thimbleweed Park is probably the video game for you.
Teens, alone on an island, unearthing malevolent spirits. Beers and bonfires on the beach, and a dramatic game of Truth or Dare. Ghostly voices over the radio, and an abandoned military base with a secret. These are the potent ingredients of Oxenfree, a sharp, spooky new adventure game that you should totally check…
The fourth episode of Dreamfall: Chapters, Red Thread Games’ sequel to the classic Longest Journey adventure game series, is out this week—on December 3, Thursday, to be exact. The trailer announcing the release date is above, and you can find our impressions of the first three episodes here, here and here.
The saga of Teen Girl Selfie Simulator came to a close this week, and it’s been quite a trip. My heart still aches thinking about it all—I’m so attached to the characters! But boy, did some parts of the fifth episode of Life is Strange feel kind of phoned in.
Things get pretty messed up the closing chapter of the Life is Strange saga. At times, Polarized can even feel like a straight-up horror game—which is new!
The reveal of Minecraft: Story Mode was met with a lot of internet skepticism in 2014—could a narrative-driven take even work for such an open-ended exploration game? I’ve played through the first episode of the new series, and can say with confidence that yes, actually, a story fits Minecraft pretty damn well.
Woah. Where did THAT come from, Life is Strange?
It was two in the morning when I closed the case. Sat in the dark of my room, surrounded by paper covered in pen-scrawled leads – ’Rome’, ‘Who is Eric?’, ‘The Rock’. I watched the credits roll, my mind still racing with the details of the murder. I realised I’d never played anything remotely like Her Story before and…
"They're here. Oh God! They've found you!" And so it begins. You have two choices: run, or hide.
Every few years, someone will sound the death knell for adventure games and then some developer will come along and break up the eulogy.
The first episode of Life Is Strange, that intriguing-looking adventure game from the people who made Remember Me, is coming out January 30th, publisher Square Enix just announced. It's coming to PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC, for $4.99. You can also buy a pass for all five episodes for $19.99.
"Jesus, I can't even watch this," the man sitting next to me whispered, fidgeting in his seat. The screen in front of us played a home video of an infant child named Joel Green, gurgling happily as he played with a bunch of golden retriever puppies.
I came across something midway through Murdered: Soul Suspect that summed up the majority of my experience playing this game. I was strolling through a police station as Ronan O'Connor, a detective so hard-boiled that his own death could not stop him from hunting down the notorious murderer as The Bell Killer. The…
If you're one of the (many) people who's overjoyed by Kickstarter's impressive ability to revive underappreciated video game genres, then you should be excited about Last Life.
Is that you, Tex Murphy? It remains amazing to me that in this, the year of our lord 2014 AD, we are getting a new Tex Murphy game. But we are, thanks largely to the magic of Kickstarter. Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure launches on April 22 on Steam and GoG, and I will play the heck out of it. Here's a new launch…
Anger can destroy you. It can make a bad situation worse. But last fall, Agustín Cordes and a group of other people took their anger, their hurt and their frustration and did something with it: they teamed up to make a video game.