I’ve been a huge fan of adventure games since the days of Infocom. It probably says something profound of me that the first real purchase I made as an eight year old was WISHBRINGER.
I’ve followed the genre through all of the technical changes, but my love of a well-told story has never changed. Over the years, I’ve collected a large number of old adventure games—my computer desk looks like something of a shrine at this point.
I’ve also put out a few of my own works—mostly interactive-fiction (the new-fangled name for what we used to call ‘text adventures’ when I was a kid). If you’re interested, you can read a bit about the games I’ve written here.
Articles by Dan Ravipinto:
Dark Fall: Lights Out review
Jonathan Boakes returns with the sequel to his indie smash horror game--here's our reviewer's take.
The Egyptian Prophecy review
A surreal combination of history and art make this possibly the best Egypt-themed adventure yet.
A Quiet Weekend in Capri review
An extremely successful "virtual tourism" game is not quite as successful as a coherent adventure.
Gabriel Knight 3 review
Flashback Friday: Dan looks at the final episode of adventure gaming's most famous trilogy.
Flashback Friday: See how Sierra overcame the curse of FMV to produce this classic adventure.
A flashback review of the epic 1993 voodoo mystery.
Gabriel Knight series overview feature
Dan gives us a look at the Gabriel Knight series.
The Dark Eye review
Flashback Friday: Please welcome our newest writer, as he takes a look at this Poe-inspired adventure.