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Myst V: End of Ages

Myst V: End of Ages

Myst V: End of Ages is the fifth and presumably final game in the highly acclaimed Myst series. The series was created by Rand and Robyn Miller, who cofounded Cyan (later called Cyan Productions) under which Myst and Riven: The Sequel to Myst were released in 1993 and 1997 respectively. The series then undertook a long hiatus, until the release of Myst III: Exile in 2001 and Myst IV Revelation…

review  Posted by Mervyn Graham.
The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 2: A House Divided

The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 2: A House Divided

When last seen in the first episode of the second season of The Walking Dead, the young Clementine was on her own and searching for Christa from whom she had been separated. During her travels she stumbled upon a group of survivors in hiding, and her reception by them was mixed at best. Not surprisingly, Clementine was quick to witness a growing division among the ranks in this new group of…

review  Posted by Jenny Rouse.
Next Life

Next Life

Next Life is a point-and-click adventure developed by Future Games, the Czech Republic based game development company whose previous games include The Black Mirror and Alter Ego. Originally released in Polish under the title Reprobates, the game has since been localized to English and published by The Adventure Company. In Next Life, you play the role of a young Czech male named Adam Raichl, who…

review  Posted by Steve Irvin.
Violett

Violett

Violett is a game developed and published by Forever Entertainment. The small Polish game company has previously released a number of indie games on multiple platforms. Violett is the company's first point-and-click adventure game and is also available on both PC and mobile platforms. In Violett, you take on the protagonist role of the titular character. Violett is portrayed as a funky, young…

review  Posted by Mervyn Graham.
Hector: Badge of Carnage Episode 2: Senseless Acts of Justice

Hector: Badge of Carnage Episode 2: Senseless Acts of Justice

Hector: Badge of Carnage Episode 2: Senseless Acts of Justice is the second episode of Hector: Badge of Carnage trilogy from Irish developer Straandlooper Animation. Once again, the episode sees Hector indulge in an orgy of sleaze, destruction, foul language, and general filth as he continues his assault on common decency in the name of law and order. It cannot be denied that this is a colorful,…

review  Posted by Philip Davies.

Past Favorites

Adventure game puzzles: unlocking the secrets of puzzle design

Adventure game puzzles: unlocking the secrets of puzzle design

For a lot of games, you can figure out most of what you need to know about them from simply looking at an in-game screenshot or watching a gameplay trailer. With a quick glance at the head-up display and the quality of the graphics, you can get a good sense of what kind of monster killing mayhem you will be engaging in and what kind of experience you will likely get from playing the game.…

feature  Posted by Mark Newheiser.
The rise and fall of Full Throttle: a conversation with Bill Tiller

The rise and fall of Full Throttle: a conversation with Bill Tiller

Playing Full Throttle is like tasting a rich bowl of roadhouse chili filled to the rim with biker gangs, chick mechanics (covered in engine grease too), and truckers with badass tattoos. An action packed, comical (albeit short), animated graphical adventure set in the backdrop of an apocalyptic future, Full Throttle touches on the subculture of motorcycle gangs and their steel horses. It is also…

feature  Posted by Marshall Ratliff, Philip Jong.
Roberta Williams

Roberta Williams

No adventure game designer had ever achieved the level of success as Roberta Heuer Williams (Roberta Williams) had. Born in 1953, she and her husband Ken Williams co-founded On-Line Systems, which later became Sierra On-Line, when she was only 26. Mystery House, which she wrote in 1979, was the first graphic adventure game ever created for the PC. Her portfolio of games, spanning over nearly 20…

interview  Posted by Philip Jong.

Random Picks

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee retro

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee is the first game of the Oddworld Quintology. In a lush world of diabolical danger where everyone wants to eat you, you are the skinny guy with no weapons. Run, jump, hide, scramble, and talk your way past the ugliest bunch of carnivorous crustaceans ever created. Welcome to Abe's world of Oddworld! As Abe, you are not the hunter but the hunted. The story begins with a…

review  Posted by Matthew Cooper.