Adventures in Storytelling

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

Hidden Agenda review

A gritty police procedural takes over from the campy horror of Until Dark, providing thrilling multiplayer fun but still without much actual player control.

0 | Feb 16, 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.

0 | Jan 26, 2018

Finding Paradise review

While not quite reaching the heights of its predecessor, To the Moon fans won't regret their time with this thoughtful character-driven sequel.

0 | Dec 18, 2017

Adventure Hour: Scéal, Leaving Lyndow feature

You'll flit through these two short but lovely explorations of serene pastoral settings without ever having to walk away.

0 | Dec 6, 2017

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

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