A charming lakeside.
I wanted to love this sci-fi mystery set in 1960’s Germany but the only exceptional thing about the game is its beautiful graphics. The hand-made backgrounds and the quite intriguing – if also very over-the-top – sci-fi plot are enough to make the game worthwhile, but the gameplay is rather sloppy and frustrating. 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.
Shardlight might not be Wadjet Eye’s brightest star but it is another solid point & click adventure. The game is set on a post-apocalyptic world so it’s rather bleak and violent, and filled with dark humour. 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
Tormentum: Dark Sorrow is a puzzle heavy adventure with very traditional gameplay and incredibly beautiful art style. Every screen is a piece of art. The journey through this dark fantasy is definitely worth playing. Continue reading
Emerald City Confidential is considered a hybrid, something between a casual game and an old school point&click adventure. If one isn’t too anal about the classification, it can easily be called a casual adventure. And it’s a pretty good one too. Continue reading
I’ve been writing mostly about kickstarting adventure games for a while now, but sorry, here’s another one. My limited playtime makes me prefer short demos on some nights, and all the hype I’ve recently come across happens around adventures.
But on to Memoranda itself: it’s an atmospheric 2D point & click adventure inspired by the stories of Haruki Murakami. Continue reading
This comedic adventure game has already passed its modest original goal, but the pledges are open for three more days, so there is still plenty of time to get on board.
Demetrios is a love child of a single adventure-enthusiast, who created the early version of the game already 15 years ago. Continue reading
I’ve played the first two chapters of this excellent and atmospheric point & click adventure, and now that the makers are looking for some extra funding for the third and last chapter, I just need to make a notification of it. The kickstarter campaign is doing fine, but all the extra support can of course make the game even better.
I reviewed the earlier chapters briefly on my compilation of the best games I played in 2014. And I don’t really have a lot to add to that review. Perhaps the fact that I’ve become so excited about the last chapter now that I’ve actually pledged for the physical tier the first time in my life. This will make me even poorer than I am, but I just want to be a part of this campaign. Another reason for a high pledge is that I got the earlier chapters basically free of charge. The first one was a part of some ridiculously cheap bundle and the second one was a freebie from the makers.
The Journey Down is a piece of adventure game history with its distinctive art style, awesome music, wonderful mixture of noir and comedy, and the most lovable protagonist ever. Bwana has a deliciously positive attitude and with it he definitely stands out among all the usual, sarcastic heroes.
The Samaritan Paradox is a retro pixel art adventure game set in Sweden in the 80s. Actually I didn’t even know that much when I bought the game with the discounted price of 2,7 euros from this summer’s Steam sale. It was just a ridiculously cheap adventure game with an interesting name. Continue reading