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Merlina McGovern

Staff Bio

When I’m not copy editing high-tech research (yes, that’s about as exciting as it sounds) or relaxing with my wonderful family, I love whiling away a rainy afternoon playing adventure games (the spookier, the better). Now that my daughter is a toddler and possessed with an all-consuming desire to rearrange Tupperware and pots and pans, my life has essentially become one big adventure game. Let’s see, what combination of items will best soothe a crying baby? Hm…there’s a Curious George here, but he’s missing his hat. And, the logical place for that hat would be, ah ha, right here inside the sauce pot under the counter. Click hat on monkey, click monkey with hat on baby, and voila . . . happy baby!

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Articles by Merlina McGovern:

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Aspectus Article

Aspectus: Rinascimento Chronicles review

This supernatural lite adventure seeks the perfect blend of puzzles and art, but some serious blemishes destroy the fun.

Review score - 1.5 Read the review » May 3, 2011
Black Mirror 3 Article

Black Mirror III review

The final Black Mirror is the fairest of them all, as the dark mystery series concludes with an impressive finale.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Apr 13, 2011
Royal Trouble Article

Royal Trouble review

This engaging lite romantic comedy has plenty of crowning achievements, though its story is subject to shallow clichés.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Dec 1, 2010
Midnight Mysteries 2 Article

Midnight Mysteries: Salem Witch Trials review

Many souls are at stake as you blaze a haunting trail through the centuries in this compelling casual murder mystery.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Oct 27, 2010
Drawn 2 Article

Drawn: Dark Flight review

True to its name, this sequel will draw you into its picturesque dark fantasy world, and all kinds of imaginative gameplay pops up along the way.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Sep 1, 2010
Marionette, The Article

The Marionette review

This surreal indie adventure entertains even as it raises meaningful questions, and it’s free of charge with no strings attached.

Review score - 0 Read the review » Jul 28, 2010
Dark Tales Article

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe’s Murders in the Rue Morgue review

This dark tale is a lite adaptation of Poe's classic that's more fun casual gameplay than mystery.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Jul 14, 2010
Jolly Rover Article

Jolly Rover review

With tails wagging and sails swagging, there’s plenty of good times on the high seas in this comic canine swashbuckler.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Jun 7, 2010
Black Mirror 2 Article

Black Mirror II review

This sequel to the dark cult classic provides a whole new angle to a familiar story that's generally worth a good long look.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » May 7, 2010

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