October 4, 2014

Preview: Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition

game format: classic point-and-click adventure

puzzles: inventory, standalone, conversations

playtime: NA | difficulty: moderate | size: NA

developer: Pinkerton Road | publisher: Phoenix Online

links: official site | steam | gog | phoenix online store

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition
game brief: Experience one of adventure gaming’s most stunning masterpieces in this blockbuster retelling of the award-winning 1993 murder-mystery, which adds all-new puzzles, scenes, and HD graphics! Blending the best of yesterday and today, it re-imagines the 1993 original, voted one of the greatest games of all time, for an entirely new generation of fans. As struggling author and bookstore owner Gabriel Knight, players will investigate a series of savage ritual killings in New Orleans and their connection to voodoo’s sinister mysteries. (official site)

review: Read my hands-on preview @ Adventure Gamers®

summary: A whole new generation of gamers will soon inherit Sins of the Fathers, now magnified in Jane Jensen's slick remake.



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September 23, 2014

Review: Whispering Willows

game format: side-scrolling point-and-click adventure

puzzles: inventory

playtime: 5 hours | difficulty: easy | size: 3 GB

developers: Night Light Interactive | links: official site | steam | buy this game

Whispering Willows
game brief: Interact with the spirits of the dead, solve the puzzles of the mysterious mansion and help Elena find her missing father in the horror/adventure puzzle game: Whispering Willows. (steam)

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

summary: Whispering Willows has an engaging story and superlative production quality, but fails to build on its strengths, eventually becoming an exercise in drudgery due to its insipid quests and irritating game design.



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August 3, 2014

Walkthrough: The Last Door | Season 1 | Chapter 2: Memories

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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