K R Parkinson Staff Bio

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:

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.

Read the review » Aug 31, 2018

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.

Read the review » Aug 31, 2018

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.

Read the review » Jul 30, 2018
PC

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.

Read the review » Jan 10, 2018
PC

Mystery of Rivenhallows review

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

Read the review » Oct 18, 2017
PC

Maggie’s Apartment review

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

Read the review » Oct 11, 2017

Ahnayro: The Dream World review

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

Read the review » Sep 13, 2017

Four Last Things review

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

Read the review » Aug 16, 2017

Burly Men at Sea review

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

Read the review » Dec 14, 2016

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.

Read the review » Oct 26, 2016

Pan-Pan review

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

Read the review » Oct 10, 2016

The Bunker review

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

Read the review » Oct 7, 2016

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.

Read the review » Aug 2, 2016
PC

Wanda: A Beautiful Apocalypse review

The end of the world is just the beginning for robot survivors in this lovely indie adventure with a surprising amount of heart.

Read the review » Jul 4, 2016

The Black Watchmen: Season 2 - Enduring Conflict review

An improved second iteration of the paranormal thriller captures the essence of alternate reality gaming and never lets go.

Read the review » Jun 24, 2016

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