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
An improved second iteration of the paranormal thriller captures the essence of alternate reality gaming and never lets go.
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.
Although story and characters are given short-shrift, this escape-the-room adventure toys with charming puzzles and nostalgia-inducing fun.
The truth is right here: there are puzzles and paranormal phenomena aplenty in this substantial alternate reality game.
Carol Reed's eleventh mystery tries something a little novel, but its lacklustre story overshadows its brighter moments.
Puzzle lovers are in luck with Paul Cuisset's new sci-fi adventure, but will rarely be put to a serious test.
The art style provides a visual feast, but a casual approach hurts this macabre adventure somewhat.
Back from the land of the dead, what was already a masterpiece is now a remasterpiece for all adventure fans to enjoy.
Your perspective on puzzling platformers may just be turned in unexpected ways in these two stylish offerings.
This 1996 parody offers a few amusing chuckles, but the absence of any real gameplay might leave even the most die-hard Myst hater feeling what the title implies.
A few rough edges may leave players wanting, but there's plenty of good to be found in this intriguing retro thriller.
The tenth Carol Reed adventure offers a few enjoyable chills, but doesn't fully atone for an underwhelming story.
This oddball retro whodunit has an entertaining plot and characters, but its gameplay and jokes lack any real punch.
This stylish puzzle-platformer will keep you on your toes with its clever light and shadow-based gameplay and surreal atmosphere.