Articles by Nathaniel Berens:
This superb PS3 exclusive is a soaring triumph of wonder and discovery, either alone or with an anonymous partner.
Kentucky Route Zero: Act 1 review
Though light on gameplay, this surreal, melancholy journey through the American South leaves virtually nothing to be desired... except for more.
This unique synthesis of jungle island simulator and survival horror adventure is tense and deeply immersive, though it's stalked by a variety of glitches.
This post-apocalyptic sci-fi indie proves its mettle in a robot adventure that's bursting with personality.
This diabolical assassination adventure alternates between a bloody good time and a helluva lot of frustration.
Papo & Yo review
This courageous PS3 blend of platforming adventure and allegorical child abuse story is both moving and monstrous at times.
This impressive retro sci-fi thriller is sure to strike a chord with adventure fans, both for its complex story and challenging, multi-character gameplay.
This indie horror adventure lacks the chills its subject matter demands, while the story and gameplay suffer from several key problems.
Dear Esther feature
It may not even be a game, but this beautifully surreal story-driven exploration offers plenty to write home about.
Jurassic Park: The Game review
The snappy-paced dinosaur adventure prompts plenty of thrills, but Telltale's aging engine has bitten off more than it can chew.
This surreal experimental indie is intriguing at first, but the lack of gameplay or coherent story is a blunt force blow to its interactive photographic experience.
Marty and Doc's episodic adventure winds up where it started, finishing the season on a high note.
L.A. Noire review
Rockstar's ambitious film-noir detective mystery blends realistic open-world investigation and skippable action into one fantastic storytelling vehicle.
The uninspired fourth episode is a step back to the oh-so-familiar territory that we've seen so often already.
It's still light on gameplay, but surprising story turns ensure Telltale has everything under control.