December 8, 2015

Review: Bulb Boy

game format: point-and-click adventure with action elements

puzzles: inventory, mouse-based action

playtime: 2 hours | difficulty: moderate | size: 2.3 GB

developer & publisher: Bulbware

links: official site | steam

Bulb Boy
game brief: One gloomy night, Bulb Boy wakes suddenly from a frightening nightmare to discover that evil has overshadowed the Bulbhouse. His family has disappeared and there are horrid monsters lurking in the shadows. Gather the courage and use his glass head to save everything he loves. (steam site)

review: Read my review @ Adventure Gamers® | rating: 4.5/5

summary: The Bulb Boy’s brief but brilliant battle to reclaim his home from the hideous monsters of the night underscores the proverbial victory of light over darkness, and quality over quantity.



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July 17, 2015

Review: Anna's Quest

game format: classic point-and-click adventure

puzzles: inventory, standalone

playtime: 10+ hours | difficulty: easy - moderate | size: 4 GB

developer: Krams Design | publisher: Daedalic Entertainment

links: official site | steam | gog

Anna's Quest
game brief: Dragons, witches, trolls... no one can stop Anna. With her telekinesis, unorthodox use of torture instruments, a knack for improvisation and the help of a shady fox she just makes her way. She communes with the dead, shuts off the local taverns beer supply and gets old ladies behind bars... It all starts with freeing talking teddy bear... (steam site)

review: Read my review @ Adventure Gamers® | rating: 4.5/5

summary: Anna’s Quest is an enchanting mélange of superb production quality, engaging gameplay, and a poignant saga of heart and heartbreak that will linger with you long after the adventure is over.



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March 20, 2015

Review: The Book of Unwritten Tales 2

game format: classic point-and-click adventure

puzzles: inventory, standalone

playtime: 25+ hours | difficulty: easy - moderate | size: 4.2 GB

developer: KING Art Games | publisher: Nordic Games GmbH

links: official site | steam | gog

Book of Unwritten Tales 2
game brief: Legend foretold it. Prophecies predicted it. Chosen ones chose to believe in it. Now the adventure saga continues. A sequel is coming. A sequel to one of the most acclaimed fantasy spoof adventure games in the history of fantasy spoof adventure games. Help Wilbur, Ivo, Nate and Critter fulfill their yet unwritten destiny. (official site)

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

summary: An epic tale that reunites some much-loved characters and recreates the magic of good, old-fashioned point-and-click adventuring in a hyper-attractive world, the Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is a must-play for fans of the genre.



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February 4, 2015

Review: Randal's Monday

game format: classic point-and-click adventure

puzzles: inventory, standalone

playtime: 15 hours | difficulty: moderate, sometimes obscure | size: 4 GB

developer: Nexus Game Studio | publisher: Daedalic Entertainment

links: official site | steam | gog

Randal's Monday
game brief: A kleptomaniac, a sociopath and a horrible friend. Randal is potentially one of the most scurrile protagonists since the invention of the hoverboard. Randal's Monday is a crazy space-time odyssey in classic adventure design, spiced up with countless geek culture references. (steam)

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

summary: Like most Mondays, Randal’s Monday is too long and tedious; it has its moments but falls way short of being a cheeky entertainer with engaging gameplay.



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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

developer: 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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