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Return of the Obra Dinn Review – Tour de Force

Imagine a logic puzzle designed by Edgar Allan Poe, the creator of the detective story. It would be a specific type of puzzle, similar to the Zebra Puzzle or Einstein’s Riddle.…

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Unforeseen Incidents Review – The Handy Cure for Boredom

There’s just not enough games about good, old-fashioned plagues these days. Proper plagues, not zombie/vampire/werewolf mutations in disguise. Admittedly, when I volunteered to review Unforeseen Incidents, by Application Systems Heidelberg…

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Lamplight City Review – An Illuminating Experience

Ever wanted to try and solve your own steampunk murder mystery and expose the darkened, noir underbelly of an illustrious city? Here’s your chance! Written and designed by Francisco Gonzalez,…

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Detective Pikachu First Impressions – A Bolt of Brilliance!

After 21 years of Pokémon games, we’ve seen more spin-offs than you can shake a Turtwig at. From Pokémon Ranger, Mystery Dungeon and Rumble to Hey You Pikachu!, Pinball and Trozei!. In 2018, Nintendo…

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Solve The Mysteries of Omensight’s Action Narrative Hybrid

One of the true goals of any sequel should be to improve on what came before. If your first game had some rough spots or mechanics that didn’t work out,…

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Omensight Aims To Rewrite History Later This Year

Today, Stories: The Path of Destinies developer Spearhead Games announced Omensight. Founded by veterans who worked on Assassin’s Creed II, Dead Space 3, and the Army of TWO franchise, this studio will be bringing…

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The Infectious Madness of Dr. Dekker Review – Horrors of the Mind

A return to 90’s FMV mechanics can often come off as cheesy or gimmicky but occasionally some ambitious developers get it right. D’avekki Studios got it very right in their Lovecraftian…

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Root Letter Review – Secrets in Shimane

A mysterious letter from your high school years sends you on an investigation through Japan’s Shimane Prefecture to get to the root of a web of secrets and lies. Supposedly,…

The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker Launches Greenlight Campaign

A new FMV indie game called The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker from D’Avekki Studios has recently launched a Steam Greenlight Campaign. The game is a first-person murder mystery with…

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Gen Con 2014: Surviving The Witcher Adventure Game

Once in a long while, we get introduced to something special. A board game so magnificent, so daring, so eloquent in execution that we can only fall to our knees…