Star Billions: Review

Star Billions By: James Cockerham (Catch & Release) I seem to be playing a lot of interactive fiction games lately. Star Billions by Catch & Release is the latest one and it's a notifications-based game that takes place in real time. It's about four robots with artificial intelligence that were sent on the spaceship called the Little Brother to find a hospitable planet for four million humans who left the dying Earth…

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Lumino City iOS Review and Puzzle Analysis: When Life Gives You Lemons…

Lumino City By: State of Play Games State of Play's Lumino City checks off so many boxes that would make for the perfect iOS point-and-click adventure game. Obviously, the part that stands out the most is its artwork. The scenery and puzzles were built by hand and then recorded using stop motion animation. So just about everything you see in the game is real, not CGI. That's a lot of effort to…

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Simogo’s Device 6: Review and Analysis

Device 6 By: Simogo Yeah, I know I'm incredibly late with this. But I finally played Device 6 and can't get over how great it is. I added it to my top 25 games list, so I thought I should write a review to explain my decision. I have a lot to say about it that would spoil things, so I'm going to try to keep it spoiler-free at first, then delve…

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Deponia iOS Review: Not the Hero I Was Looking For

Deponia By: Daedalic Last week, I played Dead Synchronicity, a disturbing point-and-click adventure that really sucked me in. As much as I liked it, I've been in the mood for something lighter like Broken Age. Deponia, by Daedalic, the same publisher for Dead Synchronicity, is a comedy and one that I was looking forward to playing based on the 2D hand-drawn artwork I had seen. Unfortunately, the game did not pull me…

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Lara Croft GO Review: Turn-Based Puzzling At Its Finest

Lara Croft GO By: Square Enix Montreal The first thing that hit me in Lara Croft GO was the gorgeous soundtrack that begins at the title screen. I knew from that moment that I was about to experience something special. And I wasn't wrong. Not only does the chill, ambient music stay strong throughout the game, but the visuals and gameplay are also outstanding, making this game the full package. Many have…

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Gathering Sky Review: The Least Game-y Game I’ve Played

Gathering Sky By: A Stranger Gravity Last week I tried a game called KOI - Journey of Purity that looked like a relaxing and zen puzzle game. While it is pretty, I ended up quitting early on out of frustration. So I was excited to try another artsy game this week, called Gathering Sky by A Stranger Gravity. When I saw the trailer for it, I was excited at the prospect of…

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KOI – Journey of Purity: Impressions and Gameplay Video

KOI - Journey of Purity By: dawei lee KOI - Journey of Purity is one of those games I saw in the App Store and bought on whim, based on the description and video. I had just recently played Prune and had an itch for another artsy and tranquil puzzle game. But while KOI is most definitively a pretty game, it's by no means tranquil. The game has you controlling a small…

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Adventure Escape: Murder Manor – Review

Adventure Escape: Murder Manor (Mystery Room, Doors, and Floors Detective Story!) By: Haiku Games It's been a few months since I played Adventure Escape: Murder Manor by Haiku Games, but I wanted write a review for it since it's one of the better free point-and-click adventures I've seen. I recently played some of Agent Alice, another free adventure game. Agent Alice is by Wooga, and is primarily made up of hidden object…

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