Evan Dickens

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Secret of Chateau de Moreau Article

The Secret of Chateau de Moreau review

This iPhone exclusive houses plenty of ambitious murder mystery storytelling and gameplay substance within its walls.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Nov 23, 2011
City of Secrets Article

City of Secrets review

You might dig this comic mole-themed adventure for its oddball style, but its flat humour and poor puzzle design make it tempting to resist.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Jun 6, 2011
Police Quest 3 Article

Police Quest 3: The Kindred review

Though its policework can be as captivating as ever, some serious failings shoot the third Police Quest in the foot.

Review score - 2 Read the review » Apr 1, 2011
Gemini Rue Article

Gemini Rue review

This independent sci-fi thriller comes out firing and doesn't let up in an impressive display of interactive neo-noir storytelling.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Feb 24, 2011
Jim & Frank Mysteries Article

The Jim & Frank Mysteries: The Blood River Files review

Eureka! For just a dollar, this surprisingly substantial iOS puzzler is like Layton-lite for kids.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Jan 27, 2011
Scarlett and the Spark of Life Article

Scarlett Adventures: Episode 1 - Scarlett and the Spark of Life review

This episodic comic fantasy exclusive for iPhone/iPod Touch gets off to a crackling start.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Dec 8, 2010
Alter Ego Article

Alter Ego review

Alter Ego takes two steps forward from the developer's previous games, but one step back with a beastly ending.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Aug 16, 2010
Art of Murder 3 Article

Art of Murder: Cards of Destiny review

The third Art of Murder mystery almost deals a winning hand, but is seriously undercut by troubling translation.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Apr 12, 2010
Tales of Monkey Island 5 Article

Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 5 - Rise of the Pirate God review

The season ends on a high note, with a rousing finale worthy of the Monkey Island legacy.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Dec 14, 2009
Tales of Monkey Island 4 Article

Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 4 - The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood review

The penultimate tale makes a strong case for itself with bold story twists, but a few key issues might raise some objections.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Nov 9, 2009
Tales of Monkey Island 3 Article

Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 3 - Lair of the Leviathan review

Now feeling right at home with Monkey Island, Telltale raises the bar to new heights in an episode deep within the sea.

Review score - 4.5 Read the review » Oct 2, 2009
Tales of Monkey Island 2 Article

Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 2 - The Siege of Spinner Cay review

The second episode sails along with more pirate adventurey goodness, but can't quite summon greatness just yet.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Aug 24, 2009
Tales of Monkey Island 1 Article

Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 1 - Launch of the Screaming Narwhal review

The debut Monkey Island episode shows the franchise revival is in good hands, but a few issues nearly slip through its poxed fingers.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Jul 7, 2009
Police Quest 2 Article

Police Quest 2: The Vengeance review

Sonny Bonds' second Police Quest cops the honour as the best adventure released in this classic Sierra series.

Review score - 4.5 Read the review » Apr 17, 2009
A Vampyre Story Article

A Vampyre Story review

Things are looking up for comic adventure fans, as Autumn Moon delivers a solid (though flawed) debut with the promise of more to come.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Dec 20, 2008

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