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A Look at Graphics: Shapes in Composition

Ben's latest angle is that's not just the scenery that informs viewer perception, but the shape(s) of the scenes themselves.

Read more Jan 31, 2018

Life Is Strange: Before the Storm review

The three-part prequel can't weather its narrative problems to meet the expectations set by its acclaimed predecessor.

Read review Jan 29, 2018

Minecraft: Story Mode – Season Two review

The second season stays true to the source material, but isn’t likely to build much interest outside of diehard series fans.

Read review Jan 26, 2018

Little Kite review

This sensitively handled examination of substance abuse and childhood trauma flies in the face of traditional gaming themes.

Read review Jan 24, 2018

How to shoot a criminal review

This keyword-based FMV mystery shows investigative potential but misfires with dull videos and questionable design limitations.

Read review Jan 22, 2018
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Silent Footsteps review

Treading the familiar path forged by Carol Reed is a solid new photographic detective mystery in Sweden.

Read review Jan 19, 2018

Beat the Game review

Far from traditional, this unique sound-mixing adventure should score highly with would-be amateur music producers.

Read review Jan 17, 2018

The Silver Case review

There's no case to be made for anyone but Suda51's most ardent fans to check out his tedious, impenetrable early visual novel.

Read review Jan 15, 2018
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Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony review

The third installment follows the familiar series formula, representing a textbook example of murder mystery storytelling.

Read review Jan 12, 2018
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Misao – Definitive Edition review

The commercial upgrade of a free Japanese horror adventure has a killer atmosphere but its unfocused gameplay isn't in the same class.

Read review Jan 10, 2018

The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle: Episode 2 – A Bleaker Predicklement review

Though fatal technical issues cast a grim outlook at launch, the now-updated sequel is a bigger and better Victorian Era cartoon mystery romp.

Read review Jan 8, 2018

Gorogoa review

The fruits of your labour will be abundant challenge and delight in this unique four-panel puzzler that's as gorgeous as it is clever.

Read review Jan 5, 2018

FORM review

This atmospheric VR room puzzler is rich in surreal sci-fi style but never steps outside of its generic gameplay framework.

Read review Jan 3, 2018
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A Sierra Retrospective: Part 5 - The Shoulders of Giants

Our article series finale is a fond remembrance (and hopeful anticipation) of the enduring impact of Sierra's legacy.

Read more Dec 31, 2017

Following Freeware: November 2017 releases

In the spirit of giving, we offer up a light but intense to-do list of top indie adventures for when the weather drops below zero.

Read more Dec 28, 2017

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