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Dan Ravipinto

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I’ve been a huge fan of adventure games since the days of Infocom.  It probably says something profound of me that the first real purchase I made as an eight year old was WISHBRINGER.

I’ve followed the genre through all of the technical changes, but my love of a well-told story has never changed.  Over the years, I’ve collected a large number of old adventure games—my computer desk looks like something of a shrine at this point.

I’ve also put out a few of my own works—mostly interactive-fiction (the new-fangled name for what we used to call ‘text adventures’ when I was a kid).  If you’re interested, you can read a bit about the games I’ve written here.

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Articles by Dan Ravipinto:

Dark Fall: Lights Out review

Jonathan Boakes returns with the sequel to his indie smash horror game--here's our reviewer's take.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Oct 1, 2004

The Egyptian Prophecy review

A surreal combination of history and art make this possibly the best Egypt-themed adventure yet.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Apr 29, 2004

A Quiet Weekend in Capri review

An extremely successful "virtual tourism" game is not quite as successful as a coherent adventure.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Mar 9, 2004

Gabriel Knight 3 review

Flashback Friday: Dan looks at the final episode of adventure gaming's most famous trilogy.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Jan 30, 2004

Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within review

Flashback Friday: See how Sierra overcame the curse of FMV to produce this classic adventure.

Review score - 4.5 Read the review » Jan 23, 2004

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers review

A flashback review of the epic 1993 voodoo mystery.

Review score - 5 Read the review » Jan 16, 2004

Gabriel Knight series overview

Dan gives us a look at the Gabriel Knight series.

Read more Jan 15, 2004

The Dark Eye review

Flashback Friday: Please welcome our newest writer, as he takes a look at this Poe-inspired adventure.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Dec 4, 2003
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