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Review of What Remains of Edith Finch


Rating by Relic posted on Nov 29, 2017


Cat, Owl, Shark and Sea Monster


This is what an exploration game should be like, though mainly confined to a sprawling house, even that is graphically rich. The series of stories told regarding the fantastical/tragic fates of a dozen or so family members are engaging and different enough to keep you interested. The house is a maze, and I never did work out how anyone could ever access/use the back porch. There is a many action/arcade type sequences, but they are appropriate...and you get to be a cat. Time Played: 2-5 hours
Difficulty: Very Easy

Review of The Town of Light


Rating by Relic posted on Nov 28, 2017


A slow trip through an asylum


From the start you've no idea who or what you really are. Taking place some time after the events being investigated, your avatar reads old documents while slowly traversing back and forth in an abandoned asylum. Too slowly, in fact after a mental break your pace becomes even more retarded and your current and previous locations ambiguous. Divided in 15 chapters, from chapter 6 to 14 your have 2 options (4 in the case of chapter 12). These appear to be whether you embrace your delusions or not, though if you don't choose exactly the right dialogue combination, you seem to be left with no choice. I believed someone was a delusion, but was forced to look for them anyway. In any given chapter the highlighted of the four symbols at the base of the synopsis screen tells you what path you're on. Though it is not clear what each represents, two being almost identical. All however leads to the same ending, based not on your mental state, but the fact that eventually you've become a ward of the state. Time Played: 2-5 hours

Review of Preston Sterling and the Legend of Excalibur


Rating by Relic posted on Nov 28, 2017


Impausible action hero No. 23456566


Divided into 4 sequences each involving a stock standard puzzle and 1 or 2 action sequences (mazes, jumping and dodging). Your employer has spent half his lifetime looking for the sword, and you find it just by visiting two standard Arthurian tourist destinations in less than a week. Graphics are somewhat picturesque, dialogue only grates at a few points and action sequences are only slightly incongruous (tide can rise several metres in Cornwall, but isn't quite a tsunami-like deluge). Ohh and this is only episode 1, just when you think only one more sequence and it should end..its ends Time Played: 1-2 hours

Review of The Bunker


Rating by Relic posted on Nov 27, 2017


Adventures of a post apocalytic shut-in


Well I didn't actually finish this one. The last mouse mashing event was too quick for mouse skills and after having to repeat the previous 3-4 minutes to get to it again 4 times I realised I could be playing an actual adventure game and not a spliced television movie with several timed-sequences and mouse mashing events towards the end. Most of the time it is extremely linear, your avatar is a 30 year man brought up in ignorance by his mother after an incident in a fallout bunker. The reasons for which become very obvious towards the end. Your daily routine is all you have and makes game flow very easy for the developers. Most of the time you are asleep at the wheel only to be surprised by a mousing mashing/clicking event in what appeared to be one long extended cutscene. note events in flashbacks are more flexible than the present for the bulk of the game. Other times the video is looping as you look for the only hotspot on the screen. All in all a good watchable movie length movie with a few scratches on the DVD causing scene repeats, not really a game. Time Played: 2-5 hours

Review of >observer_


Rating by Overmann.ita posted on Nov 21, 2017


A disappointing and shallow experience


I've found this game to be overly pretentious, while in the end it revelead itself to be just the latest "abstract walking simulator" with some good ideas here and there. The dystopic settings so well represented in marketing material are very rare, instead the game is all set inside one single building, with very repetitive locations. All that remains is a long series of epileptic labyrinths that unfortunately felt uninspired as well - i.e. the nightmare sequences. The story only takes place in the last ten minutes, so it is hard to feel hyped or even interested in what's going on: the investigation mechanics aren't of any help, with their clumsy interface that are too often of no use. No puzzles and a bored voice acting are just the final nails in the coffin. In the end, I would suggest buying this game only to hardcore fans of abstract, confused, and pretentious "art games" that don't mind walking (slowly) through abstract horrific labyrinths without feeling any purpose but the "art's sake". There are good components in the game - some elements of the setting, the graphics, the sound FX - but they fail to tie together and compensate for where the game disappointed me. All in all, quite an empty experience I will soon forget that failed to even entertain me for a few hours, giving me a sense of frustration and boredome instead. Time Played: 5-10 hours
Difficulty: Easy

Review of The Lion's Song: Episode 1 - Silence


Rating by Secanho posted on Nov 11, 2017


Game?


[use Google Translator, foreigners] Sem querer desmerecer o esforço da galera por trás disto (pois todo jogo, péssimo ou ótimo, dá trabalho para fazer), mas o produto não vale o preço previsto. Se, em liquidações, Psychonauts é vendido a menos de dois reais (R$) e The Witcher's a menos de 10 (dando exemplos aleatórios), isso deveria ser vendido a centavos, então. Não há nada aqui. Sem díalogos importantes, sem puzzles, sem escolhas (de verdade), sem exploração... sem nenhuma vertente que o gênero point'n'click/adventure disponibiliza. Não há uma linha de raciocínio a ser seguida. Você apenas espera os dias seguirem se certificando que todos os hotspots foram clicados. O bacaninha fica nas passagens que a personagem se inspira para compor, mas só se você tiver afinidade com estudos musicais ou artes, em geral. Resumindo, não é um jogo que você deva gastar dinheiro. Obtenha apenas se for grátis. ps: copiei do Steam, pois estou com preguiça, sim! ps2: pessoas que amaram esse jogo e criticam jogos da Telltale...hipocrisia? Time Played: Under 1 hour
Difficulty: Very Easy

Review of The Artifact


Rating by Relic posted on Nov 7, 2017


...The End


All over in under 20 minutes. Features 4 chapters, essentially 4 puzzles and you're done. Apart from the short game play, only the slightly clunky controls can be faulted. Had to use ESC and resume to get unstuck after leaving sleep pod. Supposedly had WASD movement mapped, but turned out to be entirely mouse driven. Puzzles were relevant but nothing new for experienced players of adventure games. Visuals good and sound ok. Not sure how to rate this, only very short length really brings it down. Time Played: Under 1 hour

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