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Will Aickman

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Articles by Will Aickman:

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Galador: The Prince and the Coward review Article

Galador: The Prince and the Coward review

A whole lot is lost in translation, we're afraid, as this 1998 Polish fantasy adventure is finally localized into English.

Review score - 2 Read the review » Apr 8, 2022
Chasing Static review Article

Chasing Static review

This short but atmospheric adventure effectively echoes early PlayStation horror titles, though its lack of depth lags behind its abundant potential.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Mar 9, 2022
Slice of Sea review Article

Slice of Sea review

Mateusz Skutnik's stylish otherworldly side-scroller presents an enthralling world to fathom as you piece together its wordless mysteries.

Review score - 4.5 Read the review » Jan 24, 2022
The Sundew review Article

The Sundew review

This side-scrolling cyberpunk pixel art adventure sure looks enticing, but both gameplay and storytelling issues may prove harder to digest.

Review score - 2 Read the review » Dec 20, 2021
My Beautiful Paper Smile review Article

My Beautiful Paper Smile review

This delightfully surreal black-and-white adventure is richly atmospheric, though you'll have to grin and bear some unfortunate gameplay choices.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Nov 29, 2021
Happy Game review Article

Happy Game review

Amanita fans will once again find much to delight in, though its innocent CHUCHEL-like graphics and gameplay conceal a much darker, gorier heart within.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Nov 12, 2021
Sable review Article

Sable review

Far from firing on all cylinders, this visually distinctive open-world science-fantasy adventure can't mask its broken mechanics and underserviced design.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Nov 3, 2021
Critters for Sale review Article

Critters for Sale review

This unique anthology of retro-styled 1-bit adventures pays off with an abundance of nightmare weirdness and deeply unsettling ambience.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Oct 6, 2021
The Corruption Within review Article

The Corruption Within review

Although plagued somewhat by its short length, this atmospheric retro-styled slideshow adventure brings out the best of the familiar gothic horror genre.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Sep 20, 2021
Creepy Tale 2 review Article

Creepy Tale 2 review

The dark fairytale sequel feels more visually distinctive than its predecessor, but it's haunted by too many missteps proving that bigger isn't always better.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Aug 18, 2021
Minute of Islands review Article

Minute of Islands review

The hours spent tooling around Studio Fizbin's gorgeous archipelago in this clever, emotionally powerful puzzle-platforming adventure will make you glad you chose to play it.

Review score - 5 Read the review » Jul 16, 2021
Ultreia review Article

Ultreïa review

This slickly designed sci-fi adventure sure looks good, but there's little to push it above and beyond to a better-rounded experience.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Jun 28, 2021
Papetura review Article

Papetura review

Though playtime is cut understandably short, this lovely hand-designed papercraft adventure unfolds with abundant charm.

Review score - 4.5 Read the review » Jun 9, 2021
Don’t Forget Me review Article

Don’t Forget Me review

Though it poses some interesting concepts, this sci-fi pixel art adventure's problematic writing and underwhelming gameplay result in an unmemorable experience.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » May 17, 2021
Devotion review Article

Devotion review

Those who relish a more personal, dread-filled type of horror than abject terror will feel great affection for Red Candle's long-awaited follow-up to Detention.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Apr 9, 2021

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