Adventures in Storytelling

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

Corpse Party review

The revived Japanese port is bigger and gorier than ever, though more an old-school visual novel than interactive adventure.

0 | Mar 27, 2017

Batman: The Telltale Series review

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 review

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 review

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 review

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 review

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

0 | Nov 21, 2016

ABZÛ review

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 review

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 review

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 review

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 review

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

0 | May 4, 2016

Minecraft: Story Mode review

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 review

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

0 | Mar 16, 2016

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