The Witness Video Review

The Witness feels like it’s living in the shadow of better puzzle games. While the graph-based challenges are about 20 hours of fun, and I could see me plowing my way through a book of them, there’s nothing to reward your dedication. It’s beautiful, but there’s no music, no story, no discernible themes; it’s a complete and utter wash outside of figuring out where to … Continue reading The Witness Video Review

Crimson Room: Decade Review

Crimson Room: Decade will not be on anyone’s favorite puzzle games list. It’s aggravatingly unfair and lacks any imagination for a game that proudly proclaims ten years of experience. The unnecessarily complicated storyline is delivered so fast and then is completely forgotten when some discovery could’ve made it another mystery to solve. The actual puzzles are so asinine, that you’ll usually think there’s something more … Continue reading Crimson Room: Decade Review

Alpha Polaris: A Horror Adventure Game Review

While it lacks the finesse needed in the genre, Alpha Polaris nails several key areas.  They took one of nature’s most beautiful anomalies and added a dark presence to it.  You’ll truly feel the isolation of living out in the tundra.  Unfortunately, the developers seem like they tackled a larger project than they could handle, and the game focuses itself in all of the wrong … Continue reading Alpha Polaris: A Horror Adventure Game Review

Calvino Noir Review

Calvino Noir was a game I really couldn’t wait to play.  Having grown up watching Turner Classic Movies, this was one of my highlights for the month.  As the game progressed, I kept reassuring myself that it would pick up, and become a better experience.  Sadly, it never did.  The game’s challenge is unfair.  Its mystery is spoon fed.  Everything about this experience, besides the … Continue reading Calvino Noir Review

Her Story Review

Mystery fans should come into this game with realistic expectations.  While it does offer an interesting story, the last chapter has been unceremoniously ripped from its binding.  There are moments where you will feel like a true detective, leaning into the screen upon discovering a vital clue. However, there’s more heartache than joy after you’ve ‘discovered’ yet another clip of her asking for another coffee. … Continue reading Her Story Review