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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
Beyond the Sky review Article

Beyond the Sky review

This delightful fairy tale adventure will win you over with its storybook-style charm and help overcome any fear of challenging logic puzzles.

Review score - 4.5 Read the review » Jan 4, 2019
Abha: Light on the Path review Article

Abha: Light on the Path review

This easygoing adventure provides a short but pleasant time, but could use more illumination of its fantasy/sci-fi world with touches of magical realism.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Dec 4, 2018
The Way of Love: Sub Zero review Article

The Way of Love: Sub Zero review

This Iranian rescue mission is a lukewarm experience after weighing bugs and ease against an intriguing setting and premise.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Nov 27, 2018
TSIOQUE review Article

TSIOQUE review

It's easy to get caught up in this short but charmingly beautiful fairy tale adventure of a princess saving her castle.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Nov 12, 2018

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