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Andrea Morstabilini

Staff Bio

It all started on a hot, sultry summer afternoon, about eleven years ago. Back in those days, my uncle had an old PC in his torrid garage: there, we used to play a lot of games together - I remember Wolfenstein 3D, the first Doom, even Dune. None of these games excited me, intrigued me: so, in a sweltering mid-summer day, I went with him to a local store in search of a new treat to fill my afternoons: sifting through the shelves, I was struck by a cover depicting the savage scream of a fanged man shrouded by a gray-white drape. The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery: my first adventure, and love at first sight… It all started there.

Maybe there’s nothing, ever, that can equal the recollection of having being young together

Favorite Games: Gabriel Knight Series
Favorite Authors: Marcel Proust, Alan Hollinghurst, Michael Cunningham
Favorite Filmmaker: David Lynch

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Articles by Andrea Morstabilini:

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Jake Hunter Detective Story Article

Jake Hunter Detective Story: Memories of the Past review

Forget about the last Jake Hunter. The new version has those cases and more, nicely revamped and "unleashed".

Review score - 4 Read the review » Aug 26, 2009
Mata Hari Article

Mata Hari review

There's more than meets the eye in this WWI-era spy thriller, though it dances with trouble in some of its ideas.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Aug 7, 2009
Memento Mori Article

Memento Mori review

This art-themed conspiracy thriller has many memorable moments, though it's marred slightly by a few non-fatal design issues.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Jul 31, 2009
Diabolik Article

Diabolik: The Original Sin review

The comic book thief makes a promising adventure debut, but gets caught up in some questionable design issues.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Jul 24, 2009
Women’s Murder Club: A Darker Shade of Grey Article

Women’s Murder Club: A Darker Shade of Grey review

Jane Jensen's A Darker Shade of Grey matters, too, as this "casual adventure" provides a lightweight diversion from the usual fare.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Jul 15, 2009
3 Cards to Midnight Article

3 Cards to Midnight review

Though more casual than a traditional adventure, the new "story game" from the Tex Murphy creators deals plenty of aces.

Review score - 4 Read the review » May 7, 2009
EcoQuest 1 Article

EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus review

Sierra's first dive into the edutainment waters proves to be a pretty slick experience for kids and adults alike.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Apr 24, 2009
Legend of Crystal Valley Article

The Legend of Crystal Valley review

Light on shallow beauty, the deeper story and setting really shine in this independent fantasy adventure.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Apr 9, 2009
Path, The Article

The Path review

Tale of Tales' artistic, experimental new offering may be worth exploring, but anyone seeking a traditional adventure should keep on walking.

Review score - 0 Read the review » Mar 30, 2009
Art of Murder 2 Article

Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer review

The serial murder mystery sequel offers a few tense moments, but full enjoyment comes with too many strings attached.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Mar 21, 2009
Casebook 2 Article

Casebook: Episode II - The Watcher review

There's plenty to see in this second indie episode, as the series takes an impressive jump to the next level.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Mar 7, 2009
Amazon: Guardians of Eden Article

Amazon: Guardians of Eden review

This cinematic adventure has plenty of B-movie charm, but its rush towards paradise gets a few restarts.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Jan 30, 2009
Conquests of the Longbow Article

Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood review

Often forgotten among Sierra's classics, the second "Conquests" adventure still gives plenty of reason to make men (and women) merry.

Review score - 4.5 Read the review » Jan 2, 2009
Casebook 1 Article

Casebook: Episode I - Kidnapped review

This promising new episodic mystery series looks set to grab the attention of FMV fans and run with it.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Dec 17, 2008
So Blonde news Article

So Blonde review

There's plenty of fun in the sun on this trip to Forgotten Island, which is sure to be a memorable one.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Nov 15, 2008

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