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Richard Hoover

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Outer Wilds review Article

Outer Wilds review

This unique time-looping, death-defying space odyssey makes for fascinating exploration, though you'll need an endless amount of patience to fully appreciate it.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Jul 26, 2019
The Land of the Seazogs review Article

The Land of the Seazogs review

Delve beneath the minimalist pixel art and you'll catch a fun and surprisingly challenging little sci-fi indie adventure.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Jul 8, 2019
Harvester of Dreams: Episode 1 review Article

Harvester of Dreams: Episode 1 review

Though it deflates somewhat by the end, this first-person steampunk puzzler is generally a fun ride while it lasts, with the promise of more to come.

Review score - 0 Read the review » Jun 26, 2019
Chook & Sosig: Walk the Plank review Article

Chook & Sosig: Walk the Plank review

The spindly cat and ghost chicken's first commercial outing is a delightfully charming, pirate-themed comic indie treasure.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Jun 17, 2019
Sumatra: Fate of Yandi review Article

Sumatra: Fate of Yandi review

It may be a jungle out there, but within this tropical island adventure is a fun, nostalgia-filled experience that is destined to be compared to early '90s Sierra.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Jun 10, 2019
Elea: Episode 1 review Article

Elea: Episode 1 review

This first-person sci-fi series begins a voyage of discovery that leads nowhere fast in its debut installment.

Review score - 0 Read the review » May 23, 2019
Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders review Article

Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders review

This ancient Chinese murder mystery with thorny political entanglements is a highly compelling investigative adventure loosely stemming from real historical events.

Review score - 4.5 Read the review » May 17, 2019
Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey review Article

Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey review

Arthurian legends vs. Jack the Ripper makes for a compelling premise, but too many design and technical issues dog this highly linear interactive story.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » May 8, 2019
Photographs review Article

Photographs review

There's little negative to say about this surprisingly dark but deeply compelling indie adventure that alternates five minigame types and anthology narrative segments.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » May 1, 2019
Myha: Return to the Lost Island review Article

Myha: Return to the Lost Island review

Puzzle fans will find plenty to love in this completely revamped commercial remake from the creators of Catyph and RoonSehv.

Review score - 4.5 Read the review » Apr 22, 2019
Unknown Fate review Article

Unknown Fate review

Look before you leap into this surreal 3D puzzle-platformer, as its suffers a few misfires in its Portal-like approach.

Review score - 2 Read the review » Mar 18, 2019
Tick Tock: A Tale for Two review Article

Tick Tock: A Tale for Two review

This two-player co-op adventure provides some lite puzzling fun while it lasts, but time is up just when it should really be getting started.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Mar 11, 2019
She and the Light Bearer review Article

She and the Light Bearer review

Primarily for children, the appeal of this charming little storybook tale threatens to be devoured by repetitive dialogue.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Feb 18, 2019
Moon Castle review Article

Moon Castle review

This Myst-style adventure offers a serious challenge, though it'll leave even the most ardent puzzle fan howling at the many technical issues.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Jan 16, 2019
Nelson and the Magic Cauldron review Article

Nelson and the Magic Cauldron review

Though it could use more seasoning, this traditional indie adventure brews up a pleasant little inventory-laden, point-and-click experience.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Jan 11, 2019

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