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Laura Cress

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Articles by Laura Cress:

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Maquette review Article

Maquette review

An impressive recursive puzzle world is modeled in beautiful 3D environments, but it's hard to love the characters driving the underlying romance story.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Sep 6, 2021
The Magnificent Trufflepigs review Article

The Magnificent Trufflepigs review

Metal detecting in the scenic English countryside is only a mediocre exercise without enough narrative treasures to unearth along the way.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Jul 21, 2021
Overboard! review Article

Overboard! review

Casting aside the traditional whodunit formula, inkle's splashy new adventure is a delightfully fun and highly replayable shipboard murder blame game.

Review score - 5 Read the review » Jun 2, 2021
Hitchhiker review Article

Hitchhiker – A Mystery Game review

Though it takes a few strange turns, this scenic surrealist road trip adventure gets a thumbs-up for its eclectic characters and stories.

Review score - 3 Read the review » May 21, 2021
Genesis Noir review Article

Genesis Noir review

This experimental, noir-themed art installation exploring life's big questions begins with a bang but loses momentum before the end.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » May 10, 2021
Internet Court review Article

Internet Court review

Like Ace Attorney meets Zoom, this delightfully homemade legal adventure riffs on both online culture and awkward video conferencing.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Apr 26, 2021
Tiny Room Stories: Town Mystery review Article

Tiny Room Stories: Town Mystery review

The narrative goes to some odd places, but this isometric puzzler packs a big-time challenge into its many miniature village locations.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Apr 19, 2021
Inspector Waffles review Article

Inspector Waffles review

This amusing retro-styled investigative adventure pops up to the top of the ever-expanding catalogue of anthropomorphic animal mysteries.

Review score - 4.5 Read the review » Apr 5, 2021
The Hand of Glory review Article

The Hand of Glory review

Though its reach slightly exceeds its grasp, this Broken Sword-style comedic mystery can bask in a job largely well done.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Jan 15, 2021
Zniw Adventure review Article

Zniw Adventure review

This colourful cartoon dino adventure is a charming nostalgic throwback, though it suffers somewhat from outdated mechanics that haven’t evolved with the times.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Dec 3, 2020
Chicken Police review Article

Chicken Police: Paint It RED! review

A few questionable gameplay issues come home to roost, but there's far more to crow about in this stylishly tasty black and white buddy cop animal-noir mystery.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Nov 16, 2020
Gamescom 2020 alternate Article

Gamescom 2020 round-up: Part 2

Welcome to the killer second half of our demo coverage from this year's online-only version of gamescom.

Read more Sep 4, 2020
Superliminal review Article

Superliminal review

This wonderfully surreal environmental puzzler might just give you a whole different perspective on problem solving with everyday objects.

Review score - 4.5 Read the review » Aug 13, 2020
The Hand of Glory - Part One preview Article

The Hand of Glory – Part One preview

A Broken Sword-style mystery with comedic touches seems to be within reach at the halfway mark of this two-part, single-purchase point-and-click adventure.

Read preview Jul 28, 2020
Dark Nights with Poe and Munro review Article

Dark Nights with Poe & Munro review

Character chemistry and Lynchian weirdness shine brightest in this choice-driven FMV adventure, though it's dimmed somewhat by pacing issues and melodrama.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Jun 10, 2020

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