Adventures in Storytelling

Our coverage of interactive experiences that heavily prioritize narrative over gameplay.

Batman: The Telltale Series feature

The Bat-season is now complete, exposing both the light and dark elements of a somewhat uneven five-part thrill-ride.

0 | Jan 13, 2017

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - Episodes One/Two: Ties That Bind feature

The new season kicks off with a two-part debut that's slicker than ever, though it ventures largely through very familiar territory.

0 | Jan 6, 2017

Orwell feature

This unique "privacy invasion thriller" has a thought-provoking surveillance concept that is hindered somewhat by its suspect dialogue and imposed linearity.

0 | Dec 20, 2016

Burly Men at Sea feature

This charming Scandinavian folktale may be lite on gameplay but offers a surprisingly hefty choose-your-own-adventure experience.

0 | Dec 14, 2016

Adventures in Storytelling: Fragments of Him, Virginia feature

These stylistically different him-and-her games are both emotionally powerful but broken down by largely non-interactive storytelling.

0 | Nov 25, 2016

Chase: Cold Case Investigations - Distant Memories feature

This extremely short and disappointing 3DS detective mystery from former Cing designers never really builds up any momentum.

0 | Nov 21, 2016

ABZÛ feature

Though light in actual gameplay, there’s nothing shallow about this breathtaking underwater excursion.

0 | Aug 19, 2016

Batman: The Telltale Series - Episode One: Realm of Shadows archived preview

The first episode pulls its punches somewhat, but gets the series off the ground with a solid stage-setting debut.

0 | Aug 15, 2016

1979 Revolution: Black Friday feature

Iran's struggle for independence is recounted in cinematic style, though providing just a partial picture with little to actually do.

0 | Jul 29, 2016

The Beginner’s Guide feature

The Stanley Parable's Davey Wreden leads a thought-provoking, experimental reflection of games-as-interactive-art.

0 | May 18, 2016

The Walking Dead: Michonne feature

The now-completed three-part miniseries has a compelling protagonist, but the formula may be starting to outlive its welcome.

0 | May 16, 2016

Knee Deep feature

The unique swamp noir theater mystery takes the final plunge with a bizarre third act performance.

0 | May 4, 2016

Minecraft: Story Mode feature

Building on Mojang's colourful world, Telltale's five-part season is now complete, with one bridge piece left over for expansion.

0 | Apr 15, 2016

That Dragon, Cancer feature

Pulling no punches, this exploration of one family's courageous battle against terminal illness is a deeply moving experience.

0 | Mar 16, 2016

Oxenfree feature

The slickly presented, narrative-driven horror story is effectively tuned into the authentic teenage experience

0 | Feb 22, 2016

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