Jack Allin

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Resonance Article

Resonance hands-on archived preview

This indie sci-fi thriller is looking like a resounding success so far, with a compelling story and memorable gameplay, in more ways than one.

Deponia Article

Deponia hands-on archived preview

We couldn’t refuse an early look at Daedalic’s oddball comic adventure set in a land filled with garbage.

Lost Chronicles of Zerzura Article

Lost Chronicles of Zerzura hands-on archived preview

Our lengthy first-hand look should satisfy inquisitive minds, as we found lots to like about the upcoming adventure from the developers of Black Mirror 3.

Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva Article

Movie review: Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva

The feature-length animated film hits most of the right notes with its stellar production values and multiple plot twists.

Read more Feb 10, 2012
Law & Order: Legacies Article

Law & Order: Legacies review

The final verdict is in for the full seven episodes of this lite story-based legal series, which offers some breezy fun but is guilty of scaling back the gameplay a little too far.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Feb 8, 2012
Hector: Badge of Carnage interview Article

Hector: Badge of Carnage - Dean Burke interview

We nabbed Hector's writer/director for a few questions when he came up for air from the squalid environs of Clappers Wreake.

Read interview Sep 28, 2011
Bias-Buster interview Article

Bias-Buster: Mainstream reviewers speak out! interview

Does the popular press hate adventures? Logan Decker (PC Gamer), Chris Watters (GameSpot), and Ashley Day (games™) answer all the tough questions.

Read interview Sep 23, 2011
Blackwell Deception Article

The Blackwell Deception - Dave Gilbert interview

With the fourth installment nearly upon us, we got all tied up in an early preview version and interview with the game's designer, Dave Gilbert.

Read interview Sep 14, 2011
Book of Unwritten Tales Article

The Book of Unwritten Tales hands-on archived preview

Our playable preview covers the first two chapters, punctuated by an interview with the game's Creative Director.

Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident Article

Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident review

Unless played with friends, the first Wii-exclusive in this popular casual series doesn’t really warrant zooming in for a closer look.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Jul 4, 2011
Rockin’ Dead Article

The Rockin’ Dead review

Only with 3D glasses can you find much to like about this poorly designed, campy sexploitation adventure.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Jun 17, 2011
999 Article

999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors review

Part visual novel / part adventure, this dark psychological thriller is an intriguing but highly uneven Nintendo DS experience.

Review score - 3 Read the review » May 13, 2011
J.U.L.I.A. Article

J.U.L.I.A. - Jan Kavan interview

A hands-on preview let us probe deeply into this impressive sci-fi indie, then venture a little farther with game's designer, Jan Kavan.

Read interview May 8, 2011
Dream Chronicles 4 Article

Dream Chronicles: The Book of Air review

The popular lite adventure series' fourth installment is so short and easy you can breeze through it in no time.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Apr 25, 2011
Goin’ Downtown Article

Goin’ Downtown review

This edgy sci-fi adventure is a fun ride while it lasts, though there’s not much substance driving the story or gameplay along.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Mar 23, 2011

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