Dreamfall Chapters

When The Longest Journey appeared almost a decade ago, I was immediately drawn to it. It had the kind of dark fantasy plot I typically enjoy, a female hero, and it was listed as an “adventure” game. That was a long time ago in gaming […]

Read More

Old Man’s Journey

Old Man’s Journey is an instructively titled puzzle adventure game about an old man who goes on a journey. You don’t know where he’s going, only that he set off after receiving a bit of mail containing surprising news. He carries a rucksack and seems […]

Read More

Strafe

Two and a half hours. That’s a new record of how quickly I’ve given up on a game. Yes, in the same time it would take you to watch Inception, Strafe managed to bore me enough to stop playing. The game is an utterly draining […]

Read More

Yooka-Laylee

Banjo-Kazooie is a nearly 20-year-old game that is still such a joy to play. Of course, a spiritual successor built by the same key creatives wouldn’t have any trouble being crowdfunded. Yooka-Laylee’s gladdening origins as a rebelliously independent rebirth of a long-lost franchise doesn’t just […]

Read More

Torment: Tides of Numenera

I’ve played many a strange and lurid game before but nothing quite on the level of Torment: Tides of Numenera. It’s a melting pot of science-fiction, fantasy, theist philosophy, RPG player agency, and a dash of “Sweet Jesus, what the hell is that thing?” The […]

Read More

Batman: The Telltale Series

The caped crusader becomes a lot less intimidating if you pronounce his name wrong. He is the night, he is the darkness, he is… The Batmun. Not to be confused with the Megamun, Aquamun or Butman, Batmun’s legacy is so long that it would take […]

Read More

Shenzhen I/O

I have been a massive fan of Zachtronics’ games since they released SpaceChem back in 2011. Their unique puzzle games have always been able to suck me into hours upon hours of seemingly endless frustration and pondering. Their latest release, Shenzhen I/O, uses their usual […]

Read More

Farming Simulator 17

Have you ever stopped to smell the pigs? I have. For 15 hours, I sat right in front of those beady-eyed monstrosities and questioned what it was to be a man. We are not born of any unique substance to separate us from the chaff, […]

Read More

Civilization VI

Glory to Nippon, most risen of the sunrise lands. Radiant are her borders, majestic are her fields, timeless is her charming attitude towards censorship, and her dedication to the true arts of war are legendary. Who knew that samurai were so good against artillery? Good […]

Read More

Mafia III

Mafia III is a unique and ambitious title that breaks away from the norm of its previous entries and opts for a new setting and era. After the well-written but basic sandbox shooter Mafia II, the developers at Hangar 13 have taken a chance by […]

Read More