Steven Watson

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Lifesteam (Interactive Fiction remake) review Article

Lifestream (Interactive Fiction remake) review

The new iteration can be shallow in parts, but flows rather well as a reimagined choice-based text adventure.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Jul 18, 2016
Rememoried review Article

Rememoried review

Once the novelty wears off, this surreal dream journey proves to be a largely forgettable explorational platforming experience.

Review score - 0 Read the review » Apr 13, 2016
Sun Dogs review Article

Sun Dogs review

This unique text exploration of a transhumanist future feels coolly detached but largely stellar in execution.

Review score - 0 Read the review » Dec 16, 2015
PataNoir review Article

PataNoir review

A unique concept and iffy execution make this simile-loaded text adventure like a toy gun that tends to miss the mark.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Nov 18, 2015
Leadlight Gamma review Article

Leadlight Gamma review

This amusingly gruesome retro text adventure offers a fighting chance at surviving its many deadly challenges.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Jun 3, 2015
Hadean Lands review Article

Hadean Lands review

Andrew Plotkin's sci-fi opus hits on all the right formulas for a brilliant text adventure experience.

Review score - 4.5 Read the review » Nov 25, 2014
Catmouth Island: Episode 1 review Article

Catmouth Island: Episode 1 review

This quirky indie series debut only toys with its potential, without ever pouncing on the opportunity.

Review score - 2 Read the review » Aug 20, 2014
A Mind Forever Voyaging Article

A Mind Forever Voyaging flashback review

This 1985 Infocom text classic may be dated in style, but its political undertones are more relevant and compelling than ever.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Aug 15, 2014
The Inheritance review Article

The Inheritance review

This new bible-themed text adventure from industry legend Scott Adams is willing but unable to deliver an enjoyable puzzling experience.

Review score - 1.5 Read the review » Mar 26, 2014
Shadow in the Cathedral Article

The Shadow in the Cathedral review

The first adventure in the Klockwerk trilogy offers compelling interactive fiction set in a world of curious devices and steampunk mysticism.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Sep 25, 2013