Astrid Beulink Staff Bio

Having grown up with the impression that there were two kinds of computer games - the boring kind that revolve around cards or dice, and the hyperactive kind that revolve around shooting at everything that moves - I came into contact with adventure games relatively late in life. Ever since my husband introduced me to The Secret of Monkey Island, I haven’t been able to stop playing them. Story-driven RPG’s and turnbased strategy games are a nice diversion though.

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Articles by Astrid Beulink:

PC

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter review

Though light on challenge, this impressive open-world parnormal mystery is drop-dead gorgeous and has plenty of drop-dead victims to investigate.

Read review Oct 17, 2014

Gamescom 2014 round-up - Part 2 preview

The next wave of dreamy new adventures on display this year in Cologne should leave you feeling double happy.

Read preview Sep 19, 2014
PC

SOMA preview

The newest thriller from Frictional Games made a splash at gamescom, plumbing the depths of both the ocean and human consciousness.

Read preview Sep 3, 2014

Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies review

The spiky-haired defense attorney makes an explosive return in another entertainingly offbeat courtroom adventure.

Read review Mar 12, 2014

Gamescom 2013 round-up: Part 3

The highlight-filled third and final visit to gamescom wasn't a day at the beach... but it ended at one in a grand farewell party!

Read more Sep 13, 2013
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Gamescom 2013 round-up: Part 2

The show's second day was as busy as the first, discussing games like Syberia 3, Agatha Christie, Goodbye Deponia, and Murdered: Soul Suspect.

Read more Sep 11, 2013
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Gamescom 2013 round-up: Part 1

The German convention kicked off in fine fashion, highlighted by names like Al Lowe, Charles Cecil, the German All Stars, and more.

Read more Sep 9, 2013
PC

Jack Keane 2: The Fire Within review

The action heats up in this colourful globetrotting sequel, but the moments of adventuring fun are choked by clumsy controls and illogical puzzles.

Read review Jul 12, 2013

The Starship Damrey review

This downloadable sci-fi exclusive for 3DS is a moody exploration vehicle, but highly robotic in its simplified gameplay.

Read review Jun 12, 2013
DS

Metropolis Crimes review

This DS-exclusive predecessor to Red Johnson's Chronicles is hard to get your hands on, and harder to control when you do.

Read review Apr 16, 2013
PC

Cold Case Summer review

The ninth Carol Reed mystery is a chilling real-world investigation of the unsolved assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme.

Read review Mar 20, 2013
PC

Face Noir hands-on archived preview

With an English version now on the way, we peeled back the layers of Mad Orange's noir-themed detective thriller for an early taste of what's to come.

PC

Jack Keane and the Fire Within archived preview

Our first look at Deck13's upcoming comic sequel is sure to spark anticipation for fans of the original.

PC

Edna & Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes review

Peering into a troubled child's mind is an entertaining spectacle once again, but there's less to see and do this time around.

Read review Oct 22, 2012
PC

Gamescom round-up: The Thought Saved for Last, Mission: Bielany II preview

Polish developers Igor Hardy and Nitreal Games met us in Germany for a first-hand look at their upcoming adventures.

Read preview Oct 9, 2012

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