2016 Game Year Recap

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Looking back this year there are plenty of nice games (because I don’t really keep playing bad ones) but a few are clearly above the rest. Continue reading

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Free2play Mobile Bunch

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Lately I’ve been “taking it easy” and trying out some mobile games. I’m not a huge fan of mobile gaming in general, but my daughter got me back to farming in Hay Day. Then I almost accidentally tried something else too, and there I was: hooked on a bunch of mobile games. And while these games are from super casual to pretty casual, I’m personally never able to play anything completely casually, if I keep playing something, the obsession is born, and it doesn’t go away easily.

I will be writing short reviews for the following mobile games (and include links here when they are ready):

Clash Royale
Dungeon Boss
Fallout Shelter
Hay Day
Neko Atsume
Plants vs. Zombies.

All of these games have plenty of free content, and a number of other good sides. But of course some are better than the others.

Kickstarting Psychological Horror

Once again there are several promising games looking to be funded through Kickstarter. I checked some of them out and will give a few short recommendations here. These titles are united by a dark horror themes and are meant for mature players. They are being done by people that aren’t native English speakers so the language might not be perfect in all places, but I consider the artistic vision and atmosphere more important anyway. Continue reading

Old School Adventuring On Kickstarter

I’ve been very happy about Kickstarter and other crowd-funding sites making so many good and great adventures happen in the past few years. And while my initial enthusiasm has died down – and I’m not alone on this – there are great projects emerging almost every day still.

This time I picked a couple of projects that have been introduced by the makers themselves in Adventure Gamers forum. Continue reading

The Drawn Trilogy

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Score: 7.0
(7+)

Drawn – The Painted Tower 2009
Drawn – Dark Flight 2010
Drawn – Trail of Shadows 2011

The Drawn trilogy is probably the most well known and praised of the adventure games tagged as ‘casual’. And while the series is indeed casual, it’s not to be mixed up with the hidden object games. These games are definitely adventure games, though they are heavier on the puzzles than the narrative. I also think the series deserves the praise it has been given, even though I eventually didn’t end up scoring it very high. Continue reading