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K R Parkinson

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K R Parkinson has been a gamer his entire life, and became a dedicated adventure game fan after discovering Riddle of the Sphinx at CompUSA in the summer of 2002.

When not gaming, he can be found writing, reading, and reading about writing, and occasionally, programming.

While he refreshes his long-neglected online presence, you can still contact him at krp AT galvanicspiral dot com

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Articles by K R Parkinson:


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NITE Team 4 review Article

NITE Team 4 review

Alice & Smith deliver a slick, substantial cyberwarfare spin-off in The Black Watchmen universe for those who can hack its complexities.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Aug 14, 2019
Pavilion: Chapter 1 review Article

Pavilion: Chapter 1 review

This beautiful isometric adventure debut is an engaging fourth-person puzzler that covers over a number of notable technical issues.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Jan 23, 2019
Red Comrades 3 review Article

Red Comrades 3: Return of Alaska – Reloaded review

The comic Russian adventure trilogy is complete, but the finale takes a long, meandering, often frustrating route to reach the end.

Review score - 1.5 Read the review » Aug 31, 2018
Red Comrades 2 review Article

Red Comrades 2: For the Great Justice – Reloaded review

The hammer comes down on this comic Russian adventure sequel that's as rushed as it is frequently nonsensical.

Review score - 1.5 Read the review » Aug 31, 2018
Code 7: Episode 1 review Article

Code 7: Episode 1 – Threading review

This unique cyberpunk thriller finds the right combination of hacking sim and text adventuring with visual and audio enhancements.

Review score - 0 Read the review » Jul 30, 2018
Misao – Definitive Edition Article

Misao – Definitive Edition review

The commercial upgrade of a free Japanese horror adventure has a killer atmosphere but its unfocused gameplay isn't in the same class.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Jan 10, 2018
Mystery of Rivenhallows review Article

Mystery of Rivenhallows review

This short, bare-bones casual puzzler adopts very few positive elements that would make it worthwhile to play.

Review score - 1 Read the review » Oct 18, 2017
Maggie’s Apartment review Article

Maggie’s Apartment review

This streamlined point-and-click adventure squishes a surprisingly mature, multi-level story into its single surreal setting.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Oct 11, 2017
Ahnayro: The Dream World review Article

Ahnayro: The Dream World review

This surreal research-based adventure has a hazy story but is a dream come true for puzzle lovers.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Sep 13, 2017
Four Last Things review Article

Four Last Things review

Joe Richardson's collage-based absurdist Renaissance adventure is funny, clever and – we must confess – a thoroughly guilty pleasure.

Review score - 4.5 Read the review » Aug 16, 2017
Burly Men at Sea review Article

Burly Men at Sea review

This charming Scandinavian folktale may be lite on gameplay but offers a surprisingly hefty choose-your-own-adventure experience.

Review score - 4.5 Read the review » Dec 14, 2016
The Black Watchmen: Mother Russia review Article

The Black Watchmen: Mother Russia (DLC) review

Though more limited in scope and puzzle types, this mini-campaign delivers a tighter story focus than its full-season predecessors.

Review score - 4.5 Read the review » Oct 26, 2016
Pan-Pan review Article

Pan-Pan review

This story-lite isometric indie adventure cooks up a tasty dish of exploration and puzzle-solving in a charming alien world.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Oct 10, 2016
The Bunker review Article

The Bunker review

The entirely live-action FMV thriller has plenty of twists and turns, but never rises above a barely-interactive film experience.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Oct 7, 2016
The Grandfather review Article

The Grandfather review

Laden with symbolism, this surreal half-hour exploration of misery is certainly unique but its best ideas are never given the chance to age.

Review score - 2 Read the review » Aug 2, 2016

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