May 7, 2014

Review: Shadows On The Vatican: Act II - Wrath

game format: classic point-and-click adventure

puzzles: inventory, logic

playtime: 5 hours | difficulty: easy | size: 2 GB

developers: Adventure Productions | 10th Art Studio | links: official site | buy this game

Shadows On The Vatican Act II: Wrath
game brief: When Silvia is hunted by the person behind the attempted murder she was assigned to commit, she knows the only option remaining is to face the deadly conspirator openly. In the heart of the local underworld, Silvia will discover a game of power in which everyone is an expendable pawn. (official site)

review: Read my review @ Adventure Gamers® | rating: 4/5

summary: The shadows on the Vatican are darkening as the series gathers major momentum with the efficiently designed, tightly scripted, very enjoyable Act II: Wrath.



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April 25, 2014

Review: Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse (Full Game)

game format: classic point-and-click adventure

puzzles: inventory, logic

playtime: 10 - 12 hours | difficulty: easy - moderate | size: 6.8 GB

developer / publisher: Revolution Software | links: official site | buy this game

to resume from Part 2: Broken Sword 5 The Serpent's Curse Episode 1 Save Game
- Win 8.1: BS5 saved games are in C:/Users/username/Documents/Broken Sword 5.
- Find this folder and place the downloaded files in it.
- Launch game > Main Menu > Restore > Load the saved game.
- Game resumes from just before George & Nico escape to the studio roof.

Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse
game brief: Playing as intrepid American George Stobbart and sassy French journalist Nico Collard, you find yourself on the trail of a stolen painting – and a murderous conspiracy. A conspiracy whose roots lie in mysteries older than the written word. Armed only with logic, integrity and a wry sense of humour - can George and Nico save mankind from disaster? (official site)

review: Read my review @ Adventure Gamers® | rating: 4/5

summary: Revolution's two-part globetrotting sequel is now complete, successfully triumphing over the curse of high expectations.



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December 18, 2013

Review: Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse - Episode 1

game format: classic point-and-click adventure

puzzles: inventory, standalone

playtime: 6 hours | difficulty: easy | size: 3.5 GB (inc 2 patches)

developer / publisher: Revolution Software | links: official site | buy this game

Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse
game brief: Playing as intrepid American George Stobbart and sassy French journalist Nico Collard, you find yourself on the trail of a stolen painting – and a murderous conspiracy. A conspiracy whose roots lie in mysteries older than the written word. Armed only with logic, integrity and a wry sense of humour - can George and Nico save mankind from disaster? (official site)

review: Read my review @ Adventure Gamers®

summary: The series makes a welcome return to its traditional roots with a rousing opening installment, but slices the fifth adventure into two distinct parts.

note: This article is based on the complete first episode. A final graded review will be published when the second half of the game is released.



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November 13, 2013

Review: Secret Files: Sam Peters

game format: classic point-and-click adventure

puzzles: inventory, standalone

playtime: 2 - 3 hours | difficulty: easy | size: 750 MB

developer: Animation Arts | publisher: Deep Silver | links: official site | buy this game

Secret Files: Sam Peters
game brief: Right after journalist Sam Peters has escaped from a volcanic eruption on an Indonesian island caused by terrorists, her boss sends her to Africa. Soon enough, strange things start happening at Bosumtwi, a mysterious crater lake. Could the Asanbosam - human-like creatures that lurk in the trees at night and take their victims off to their caves to suck their blood - really exist? (steam)

review: Read my review @ Adventure Gamers® | rating: 3.5/5

summary: Sassy journalist Sam Peters makes the most of her moment in the sun in this neat little Secret Files spin-off, reclaiming some of the series’ former glory by demystifying an ancient African legend.



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August 2, 2013

Review: The Inquisitor: Book 1 - The Plague

game format: classic point-and-click adventure

puzzles: inventory, standalone

playtime: 3 - 4 hours | difficulty: moderate | size: 2.2 GB

developer: TIconBLU srl | publisher: Microïds | links: official site | buy this game

The Inquisitor: Book 1: The Plague
game brief: Eymerich is called to investigate an obscure case, beyond heresy, that reveals a new face of Evil. He must tackle many arduous tasks. He must make many painful choices. He must take on terrible creatures. But his burning determination will overcome the Plague and his worst nightmares. (official site)

review: Read my review @ Adventure Gamers® | rating: 3/5

summary: A combination of the eponymous Inquisitor’s acerbic charisma, a compelling story and ambitious production quality overcome a plague of minor gameplay issues to keep you interested in the first episode of this four-part series.




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June 4, 2013

Review: The Night Of The Rabbit

game format: classic point-and-click adventure

puzzles: inventory

playtime: 8 - 10 hours | difficulty: moderate | size: 8 GB

developer / publisher: Daedalic Entertainment | links: official site | buy this game

The Night Of The Rabbit
game brief: Lose yourself in a tale of magic and wonder, where anything is possible and where nothing is quite as it seems: join young Jerry and follow a peculiar white rabbit to the wondrous realm of Mousewood, a land where critters can speak and where mystery abounds. (Steam)

review: Read my review @ Adventure Gamers® | rating: 4/5

summary: Buoyed by the endearing performance of young Jerry Hazelnut, the beautiful, fantastical Night of the Rabbit rises above its shortcomings to celebrate camaraderie, courage and hope in the face of overwhelming odds.




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March 19, 2013

Review: Reversion Chapter 2: The Meeting

game format: classic point-and-click adventure | episode 2 of 6

puzzles: inventory | logic

playtime: 1.5 hours | difficulty: easy | size: 310 MB

developer: 3f Interactive | links: official site | buy this game | trailer (youtube)

walkthroughs: Chapter 1: The Escape | Chapter 2: The Meeting

Reversion Chapter 2: The Meeting
game brief: After escaping from a Buenos Aires hospital in year the year 2035, your new friend Victoria is helping you find the person in a photo you possess, which you hope will provide the key to recovering your memories and understanding who you are and why you are here. (AG overview)

review: Read my review @ Adventure Gamers® | rating: 2.5/5

summary: The first commercial follow-up to the free series debut shows plenty of promise, but hasn't yet overthrown its shallow introductory nature.





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