Adventures in Storytelling

Our coverage of interactive experiences that heavily prioritize narrative over gameplay.

Late Shift review

In lieu of traditional adventuring, player choice drives this cinematically impressive interactive live-action crime movie.

0 | Nov 8, 2017

Kona review

This entertaining wintry survival adventure is a breeze to live through, though it misfires in a couple areas that lessen its impact.

0 | Oct 9, 2017

Batman: The Enemy Within – The Telltale Series: Episode One – The Enigma review

Riddle us this: What has great production values, compelling characters, hard decisions, and mind-numbingly easy gameplay?

0 | Aug 21, 2017

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier review

The zombie survivor franchise is still alive with plenty of bite, though the third season covers a lot of familiar ground.

0 | Jun 5, 2017

Night in the Woods review

This stylish slacker drama branches into intriguing darker themes, but is too rooted in aimless repetition to build any momentum.

0 | Jun 2, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch review

This creative, emotionally powerful exploration of a family's tragic past soars to impressive storytelling heights.

0 | May 12, 2017

Corpse Party review

The revived Japanese port is bigger and gorier than ever, though more an old-school visual novel than interactive adventure.

0 | Mar 27, 2017

Batman: The Telltale Series review

The Bat-season is now complete, exposing both the light and dark elements of a somewhat uneven five-part thrill-ride.

0 | Jan 13, 2017

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - Episodes One/Two: Ties That Bind review

The new season kicks off with a two-part debut that's slicker than ever, though it ventures largely through very familiar territory.

0 | Jan 6, 2017

Orwell review

This unique "privacy invasion thriller" has a thought-provoking surveillance concept that is hindered somewhat by its suspect dialogue and imposed linearity.

0 | Dec 20, 2016

Burly Men at Sea review

This charming Scandinavian folktale may be lite on gameplay but offers a surprisingly hefty choose-your-own-adventure experience.

0 | Dec 14, 2016

Adventures in Storytelling: Fragments of Him, Virginia feature

These stylistically different him-and-her games are both emotionally powerful but broken down by largely non-interactive storytelling.

0 | Nov 25, 2016

Chase: Cold Case Investigations - Distant Memories review

This extremely short and disappointing 3DS detective mystery from former Cing designers never really builds up any momentum.

0 | Nov 21, 2016

ABZÛ review

Though light in actual gameplay, there’s nothing shallow about this breathtaking underwater excursion.

0 | Aug 19, 2016

Batman: The Telltale Series - Episode One: Realm of Shadows archived preview

The first episode pulls its punches somewhat, but gets the series off the ground with a solid stage-setting debut.

0 | Aug 15, 2016

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