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Kim Wild

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This is the bit where I get to bore everyone about my exciting life. Don’t you feel privileged? No, really, you should.

My very first adventure game was Secret of Monkey Island and having been captured by its charm and hilarious insult fighting, I went on to purchase and play adventure games of all formats ever since. Particularly obscure ones that no-one has ever heard of for my PC. When not adventuring, I’ll play anything decent (bar horror games anyway) and owns numerous handheld consoles, the latest being the Nintendo DS. As well as a Nintendo GameCube, Sega Dreamcast and Sony PlayStation 2 but that’s another story.

During the day, I freelance for various gaming publications in the UK and my work has appeared in OPSM, PSM2, Retro Gamer, GamesTM, Micro Mart and a few others that no longer exist. Plans to actually write novels or something credible are still under way.

You can wake up now.

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Articles by Kim Wild:

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Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Osborne House Article

Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Osborne House review

Sherlock's right at home solving puzzles in this DS exclusive, but the game never strays outside very familiar territory.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Jul 6, 2011
Treasure Island Article

Treasure Island review

The adaptation of Stevenson's classic can be a solid pirate adventure, but a lack of much excitement is a black spot against it.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Feb 26, 2010
Big Brain Wolf Article

Big Brain Wolf review

This downloadable puzzler may look casual, but has plenty of entertaining gameplay to sink your teeth into.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Jan 4, 2010
Another Code Wii Article

Another Code: R - A Journey into Lost Memories review

The DS cult hit gets a Wii sequel that has many charming moments, but forgot some of what made its predecessor so great.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Oct 14, 2009
Flower, Sun and Rain Article

Flower, Sun and Rain review

This surreal time-distortion DS adventure from Suda51 is too repetitive, strange, and repetitive for its own good.

Review score - 2 Read the review » May 23, 2009
Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy Article

Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy review

The 19th Nancy Drew mystery seems a match made in heaven, but a few frustrations will raise players' ire.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Jan 26, 2009
The Abbey Article

Murder in the Abbey review

There's plenty of good in this medieval monastic mystery, though the devil is in the details.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Oct 16, 2008
Apollo Justice Article

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney review

A mostly-new cast provides the same Ace Attorney fun, but the transition raises a few objections along the way.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » May 30, 2008
Overclocked Article

Overclocked: A History of Violence review

The time for House of Tales' long-awaited adventure is now at hand, and you'd have to be a little cuckoo to ignore it.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Apr 25, 2008

Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion (GBA) review

Nancy's one and only Game Boy Advance adventure can't save itself from a poor conversion of its PC counterpart.

Review score - 1.5 Read the review » Mar 7, 2008

Fatal Hearts review

Taking a page from the Choose Your Own Adventure book formula, this indie anime game may not be the choice for everyone.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Jan 28, 2008

Culpa Innata review

The story-driven futuristic thriller has many fine innate qualities, though it proves ambitious to a fault.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Dec 13, 2007

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations review

The third and final Phoenix Wright adventure stands accused of being the best Ace Attorney game to date.

Review score - 4.5 Read the review » Oct 27, 2007

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All review

The verdict is in: Capcom has whipped up another fine Phoenix Wright DS adventure.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Mar 12, 2007

Runaway 2 hands-on archived preview

Slowly crawling towards a full worldwide release, The Dream of the Turtle pokes its head out for a sneak peek.

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