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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.

Contact: krp[at]galvanicspiral.com

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Articles by K R Parkinson:


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There Was the Moon review Article

There Was the Moon review

This impressive first-person indie adventure is full of abstract narrative intrigue and hauntingly surreal imagery, even if it doesn't quite stick the landing.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Jul 19, 2021
I Saw Black Clouds Article

I Saw Black Clouds review

Those willing to overlook a lack of gameplay will find a darkly compelling live-action thriller with plenty of replay value.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Jul 5, 2021
Clarevoyance review Article

Clarevoyance review

Past and present, myth and maritime go head-to-head in this quirky community-made adventure set in the Acadian region of Clare, Nova Scotia.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Mar 17, 2021
Dark Room review Article

Dark Room review

Puzzles are the lone highlight in the opening installment of a planned standalone horror trilogy that never really develops any kind of coherent story.

Review score - 2 Read the review » Mar 10, 2021
Oniria Crimes review Article

Oniria Crimes review

Apart from a few objections, this voxel-based mystery adventure should be a dream come true for would-be detectives who enjoy deep, intriguing worlds to explore.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Jan 11, 2021
Boïnihi: The K’i Codex review Article

Boïnihi: The K’i Codex review

The latest installment in Simon Mesnard's Black Cube series may change perspectives but still translates into a quality puzzle-centric sci-fi adventure.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Jun 22, 2020
The Procession to Calvary review Article

The Procession to Calvary review

The sequel to Four Last Things is another delightful cross between Renaissance art, classical music, traditional adventure and irreverent, Pythonesque humour.

Review score - 4 Read the review » May 8, 2020
Nauticrawl review Article

Nauticrawl review

This genre-defying sci-fi adventure is elevated by its uniquely immersive blend of roguelike, sub sim and puzzle elements.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Apr 6, 2020
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

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