AER is a lovely, atmospheric game of exploration and mystery. The player controls a young woman on a pilgrimage through floating islands. There are some light puzzles on the way, but mostly the game is about the journey, the scenery and the history of this mystical world. Continue reading
Oxenfree feels very nostalgic, like jumping into an old school supernatural thriller movie, the ones with a bunch of teenagers. The protagonist is going on an island trip with some friends and her new stepbrother. Everyone has their own issues, which start to culminate as the island begins revealing its eerie mystery.
The mansion is quite pretty.
The Sexy Brutale is a brilliant little adventure with tons of charm despite all the brutal deaths in it. The protagonist lives the same day over and over again in a mansion, trying to save all the guests from their horrible fates. Continue reading
Elsewhere High is a kinetic mystery novel about a special school and the bunch of kids going there. The first chapter is free, so all friends of visual novels should give it a go. Third chapter is coming out this summer. Continue reading
Demetrios is a heavily comedic old school adventure that was Kickstarted to existence last year. While it might not be an instant classic, it has plenty of impressive attributes. Continue reading
Mandagon is a short but lovely freeware game. It’s a platforming adventure about a little totem. There are no deaths or failures, only the story. Continue reading
Lately there’s been a lot of Choice of Games popping up on Steam. I’ve been eager to try out some of the most beloved titles, but as they’re purely text-based, I chose to use my mobile phone to read them while laying in bed, instead of spending yet more time sitting in front of my computer screen.
Fatehaven was my first Choice of Games title ever, and the first interactive novel since some of those Steve Jackson’s make-your-own-adventure books published in the 80s. I dove in open minded and was not disappointed. Continue reading