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.

He has two sites for you to check out:
His general site/blog at GalvanicSpiral.com
and his writing blog at WriteFullCircle.com

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Articles by K R Parkinson:

PC

Mystery of Rivenhallows review

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

Read 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 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 review Sep 13, 2017
PC

Four Last Things review

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

Read 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 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 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 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 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 review Aug 2, 2016
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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 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 review Jun 24, 2016
PC

Red Comrades Save the Galaxy – Reloaded review

The 1998 screwball comedy adventure from Russia gets all dolled up for its Western debut, but is flagged for a few too many design breakdowns.

Read review May 9, 2016

A Short Tale review

Although story and characters are given short-shrift, this escape-the-room adventure toys with charming puzzles and nostalgia-inducing fun.

Read review Apr 27, 2016

The Black Watchmen review

The truth is right here: there are puzzles and paranormal phenomena aplenty in this substantial alternate reality game.

Read review Nov 4, 2015
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Shades of Black review

Carol Reed's eleventh mystery tries something a little novel, but its lacklustre story overshadows its brighter moments.

Read review Aug 21, 2015

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