Scott Bruner

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City Quest review Article

City Quest review

There are plenty of attractions in this retro adventure's four career paths, but none are populated by satisfying gameplay.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Sep 7, 2015
Shadowgate 2014 review Article

Shadowgate (2014) review

The reimagined 1987 classic blends a fresh new look and sound with faithfully punishing old-school sensibilities.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Oct 13, 2014
Murdered: Soul Suspect review Article

Murdered: Soul Suspect review

This big-budget paranormal thriller oozes haunting atmosphere, but lacks enough soul to make up for its devilish stealth sequences.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Jul 2, 2014
LucasArts post-mortem Article

GDC 2014 - LucasArts Post-Mortem

With one of the genre's brightest stars now blotted from the galaxy, a panel of LucasArts alumni gathered to discuss the company's storied history.

Read more May 23, 2014
Zork post-mortem Article

GDC 2014 - Zork Post-Mortem

Infocom's iconic text series was exhumed at GDC for an in-depth look at the genre's trailblazing pioneer.

Read more May 2, 2014
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition preview Article

GDC 2014 - Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition archived preview

With a modern new look, our demo of Jane Jensen's decades-old classic created a memorable first impression.

Mysteries Cities of Gold Article

The Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths review

There's cinematic treasure to be found in this TV cartoon adaptation, but it's hidden within maze after maze that increasingly tarnish the experience.

Review score - 2 Read the review » Feb 4, 2014
Beyond: Two Souls review Article

BEYOND: Two Souls review

Quantic Dream's latest riveting opus takes a page out of Heavy Rain's playbook, but this time its reach is a little beyond its ambitious grasp.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Oct 14, 2013
Moebius preview Article

Moebius hands-on archived preview

Between an E3 demonstration with Jane Jensen and a couple playable chapters, our first analysis of Moebius proved to be a memorable one.

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments - E3 2013 Article

E3 2013 - Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments archived preview

The new multi-case adventure from Frogwares lets players experience Sherlock Holmes as never before, but there'll be nothing elementary about deducing the culprits.

E3 2013 - Daedalic Entertainment Article

E3 2013 - Daedalic Entertainment archived preview

We said hello to Daedalic at an unforgettable E3 display, which offered us first looks at Memoria and Goodbye Deponia.

Sorcery! Article

Sorcery! review

Part one of Steve Jackson's acclaimed Fighting Fantasy series comes to iOS in a superb interactive Choose Your Own RPG adventure.

Review score - 0 Read the review » Jun 10, 2013
Hypnosis HD Article

Hypnosis HD review

This surreal casual trip through the human psyche won't blow your mind with challenging gameplay, as most of its puzzles can be solved in a snap.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » May 28, 2013
Police Quest 4 Article

Police Quest: Open Season review

The move to L.A. brought a gritty urban realism to the series, but Sierra's fourth cop quest is handcuffed by poor design and narrative choices.

Review score - 2 Read the review » May 10, 2013
GDC 2013: Phoenix Online Studios Article

GDC 2013: Phoenix Online Studios

With three different adventures in the works, we grabbed some face time with Phoenix oracle C├ęsar Bittar to discuss the studio's upcoming projects.

Read more Apr 12, 2013

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