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Review of Old Man's Journey

Rating by xiguo posted on Jul 22, 2017

I found the gameplay repetitive and a little boring. Also the story's a little thin. Time Played: 2-5 hours
Difficulty: Easy

Review of Désiré

Rating by Arthur posted on Jul 20, 2017

A game about human nature

Désiré offers a totally different experience than other games, because it interacts with you and makes you create a link with the raw consciousness of the characters. Yes, he's not perfect, he's only human. I read other reviews and it's easy to judge the faults of people. Topics which reflect all people in this society feel misunderstood and are victims of discrimination. Life in a very real, crudely and openly displayed. The gameplay is simple and effective. I recommend to play when you are very concentrated and very patient, because all dialogs are useful (puzzles, messages, hidden messages...). And the music is very beautiful (only piano), especially the song of the second chapter. The game just turned the soul! Congratz to devs. Maybe the game will deserve a film adaptation to reach a larger public. Time Played: 5-10 hours

Review of Full Throttle Remastered

Rating by McPillager posted on Jul 14, 2017

Back to the future

FT was one of my favorite adventures of all time and always included in my top 5 list of memorable games back from the old good days. Having said that, I could certainly not resist playing it again after all these years and in a remastered version, nonetheless. And as soon as I'd started submerging myself in FT's world of finest quality everything started coming back to me: the engaging game-play, the well written scenario, the clever humor, the original characters and the overall satisfaction of travelling along with Ben, the protagonist, all the way to the very end because it WORTH. My age affected only one thing: the ease with which I could solve the puzzles and win the arcades; I do remember having much more trouble dealing with those when I first played it at the age of 21. To cut a long story short, one of the best adventure games ever. Fully recommended to all young adventurers who seek to find the essence of adventure games. Time Played: 2-5 hours
Difficulty: Just Right

Review of The Perils of Man

Rating by thorn969 posted on Jul 7, 2017

Easy but buggy interesting short outing

This game was very short. And quite easy. Pretty much all the puzzles were of the pixel hunting variety, although occasionally you were required to put together relatively simple facts. It sometimes seemed to be trying to be educational. I didn't like the inventory system and the tracking was occasionally off. The hints tended to be weak and unhelpful. But the biggest problem was in terms of bugs. I played on PC; I don't know if these problems also exist on iOS. I didn't run across any game-stopping bugs, but frequently the game would allow you to do things in a wrong order that screwed up later aspects. The biggest example was that I didn't actually find the Mark III Risk Atlas, the second, improved Risk Atlas and the game kept going with everyone acting as if I had found the improved Risk Atlas. In a tracking bug, I was able to walk across a room without entering the room so the camera didn't follow my character. Some cutscenes stopped playing or lines of dialogue got cut off without me pressing anything also. The game did try for profundity and... I'm not sure it really achieved it. Could it achieve it in about 4 hours of playtime? The premise of the Risk Atlas and foreknowledge and time travel and its potential consequences were interesting... I definitely feel the game didn't do enough to attach us to the characters for a PC adventure game. The ending was... I think unsatisfying for me. I think we should have been given more choices and more opportunity to consider potential consequences. Isn't that what the game is all about? Time Played: 2-5 hours
Difficulty: Easy

Review of Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island

Rating by thorn969 posted on Jul 7, 2017

Entertaining Monkey Island-clone

This was pretty obviously and explicitly and thinly disguised ripoff of Monkey Island, by some of the same staff. I thought this looked good, much better than A Vampyre Story - perhaps partly because I was able to play this properly? To get A Vampyre Story to run on a modern computer, I had to run it in safe-mode with the cutscenes as MPEGs and DirectX9 disabled. This game was patched by the developers to run. I found these puzzles to generally be more intuitive than A Vampyre Story, which I played immediately beforehand. There three very annoying sequences that, as far as I could tell, were guess-and-check with difficult to understand hints as to whether one was correct. The charades sequence mentioned in the review, the sword fight, and the final battle. The final battle consists of a... perhaps somewhat anti-climactic... stand on a platform moving around to reflect energy bolts back to the caster. There are about a dozen points to stand at, the bolts move randomly, and you have to hit three correct points. The humor, as pointed out by the reviewer, probably more frequently missed the mark than hit the mark. There was some attempt to be feminist and culturally sensitive, although perhaps not enough... I thought the female did get better treatment than in The Curse of Monkey Island, as one of the primary characters, although there was plenty of misogynist talk from the male characters. The story was generally satisfying, the characters were fun, the gameplay was good, the graphics nicely cartoony. A very solid effort. Time Played: 5-10 hours
Difficulty: Just Right

Review of A Vampyre Story

Rating by thorn969 posted on Jul 6, 2017

Deeply disappointing...

I thought the soundtrack was nice. The graphics weren't bad for the time, although they definitely look dated today. There were plenty of puzzles. They seemed somewhat un-intuitive to me. But the vast majority of the story was told in long cutscenes as opposed to being integrated into the gameplay. And then the game ended with a cliffhanger just when the story might get some intrigue. Time Played: 10-20 hours
Difficulty: Hard

Review of Chronicle of Innsmouth

Rating by SamuelGordon posted on Jul 4, 2017

Creepiest scene in any adventure game,who cares about Cthulhu after that?

(some spoilers ahead!) Pro: -Some hilarious situations -It has a pretty creepy "fight for your life" scene where you spend a night in a hotel where the owner is trying to stab you to death...brrr the death scenes are worth it alone! -Some great environments and music Cons: - Up close the graphics are indeed muddy. - The protagonist does look like an edited Guybrush! - Not a lot of inventory puzzles and way too easy. - Rushed climax/ending - Too short - You can't turn off that annoying progress icon in the left corner. - Uninteresting story (done before). Conclusion: It made me laugh and that one creepy scene def made it worth it! So go ahead and check it out! Time Played: 2-5 hours
Difficulty: Easy

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