Browsing all articles from April, 2014.

Fave Film Noir Homage : A Review of Face Noir

Fave Film Noir Homage : A Review of Face Noir 

Face Noir is a film noir style point-and-click adventure game set in Depression-era New York. As far as adventure games go, it doesn’t change any paradigms or break out of any boxes – but you shouldn’t look at this as a game. Face Noir is an homage to the great …

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An Antisocial Take On The Secret World’s Issue 7

An Antisocial Take On The Secret World’s Issue 7 

The Secret World is the only MMORPG in the history of creation that I’ve been able to play without turning into a slobbering maniac. Every other game consumes my every moment (both waking and not) with the pursuit of bigger crits and more efficient grinding routes, but TSW’s focus on …

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It’s Finally Here: The Dream Machine – Chapter 4

It’s a welcome surprise, to be sure–the long-awaited fourth chapter of The Dream Machine is being released on August 1st!
The mind-bending adventure game being released episodically is slated to be five chapters, but to this point only three have been released. It’s been nearly two whole years since the release of …

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DOTA 2: Tidehunter

DOTA 2: Tidehunter 

Tanks. What can we say about them? They’re big, they’re intimidating, and they do a lot of important work on a battlefield (not so much everywhere else. Like, who wants a tank in the kitchen? Seriously). Tanks, though, come in all different shapes and sizes. It’s no different in DOTA …

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Unedited: The Aztez Interview With Ben Ruiz & Matthew Wegner

What follows is the unedited interview I conducted with Ben Ruiz and Matthew Wegner for our recent feature about their new game, Aztez. It’s a fun interview, and it gives you a chance to hear more of Wegner’s input as well.

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Toltec With A Twist: The Aztez Interview

Toltec With A Twist: The Aztez Interview 

To the best of either of their recollections, Ben Ruiz and Matthew Wegner met in Phoenix, Arizona, where Ruiz was attending art school.
“My favorite part of our history is the way he was trying to hustle me out of the job I was at prior to working for him,” Ruiz …

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Pleasant Retread: A Review Of Jack Keane 2

Pleasant Retread: A Review Of Jack Keane 2 

One of the greatest things about getting to review so many adventure games is realizing that there are so many adventure games. Good ones, too. Like I’ve said a hundred times, these are games being made by people who ostensibly know their stuff, having grown up on classics by Sierra …

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How to Deal with a Sleeping Dog: Part II

How to Deal with a Sleeping Dog: Part II 

In the moments leading up to that sensation of missing games I had some epiphanies. I realized I liked action, I thrived on adrenaline, and that proprioception was a thing that I had to keep chasing. I really came into the idea that I like doing things more than anything …

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DOTA 2: The Sniper

DOTA 2: The Sniper 

How does a blade hold its edge? By sacrificing flexibility.
Brittle materials form excellent edges. Their rigidity means that they can be shaped to very fine points that don’t deform when pressure is applied to them. More pliable elements, while easy work with, just don’t cut it. That’s the trade-off: the …

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Not Nostalgic: A Review of Evoland

Not Nostalgic: A Review of Evoland 

I have always stood by the belief that satirization is one of the most difficult types of humor. Satire requires you to point out something’s flaws through imitation, while still remaining entertaining in your own right. When you’re taking on flaws through satire, the line between funny and flawed is …

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