Narrative Articles


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Escape The Dark Castle Review – Spooky Scary Skeletons

Atmosphere plays an interesting role in tabletop gaming. In the case of tabletop RPGs setting the right atmosphere with lighting and music can be an important part of the experienced.…

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Skyrim Coming To Tabletop With Miniature Game From Modiphius

The creators of Fallout: Wasteland Warfare has today announced that they will be bringing the world of The Elder Scrolls to the world of tabletop. Modiphius announced through IGN that Skyrim would be receiving a…

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Off The Shelf – Middara (Unboxing and First Impressions)

Middara is both similar to many games that I’ve played over my years as a hobby board game enthusiast and something entirely new and unique. The game was born via…

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Vane Review – Pain

Every developer wants to release Journey. I can’t really blame them, it’s an indie darling and basically the go-to example of how to do artsy games that everyone can enjoy. I…

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Bullet Points: Call of Duty’s Cinematic Storytelling

It’s hard to imagine a world without Call of Duty. The massively popular multiplayer, the iconic zombies, the blockbuster campaigns—they’ve all become integral parts of gaming’s annual release schedule. 2018…

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Coverage Club: Dine and Dash

Coverage Club is our weekly series of smaller impressions in the style of full reviews. Games can range from brand new titles hitting Early Access to older hidden gems that never got…

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Way of Rhea – A Charming Sidescrolling Puzzler

While I was at Play NYC, I had the opportunity to try out the charming puzzle game Way of Rhea, also known as Monsters and Sprites, by Anthropic Studios. The…

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Asemblance: Oversight Review – I Still Don’t Get It

In 2016, I got my hands on Asemblance, a short narrative game that, ultimately, felt more like a vehicle for an ARG attached to it. It wasn’t bad, it just…

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Coverage Club: From Cradle to Wave

Welcome to Coverage Club, the regular series where we shift our critical eye towards smaller games that deserve some attention. Each week, our review editors select two titles and provide…

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Manifest 99 Review – Totally Different from a Manifesto

Many genres have benefited by taking advantage of VR, and narrative games have been one of the bigger ones. Sometimes discarded as walking simulators, VR has allowed the genre to…