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Comment on Agustín Cordes - The Case of Charles Dexter Ward article:
adipocere adipocere
Oct 24, 2014

Ooooh thanks for the updates!  =)


Comment on Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments article:
incometrader
Oct 24, 2014

They’ve taken an excellent series and improved it even more.

I personally didn’t have a problem with the loading times although there is a lot of travelling between locations that makes it seem worse than it really is.

5 out of 5


Comment on The Vanishing of Ethan Carter article:
incometrader
Oct 23, 2014

One of those rare situations where I have to agree with everyone here.

Incredible graphics, immersive story but a few directions at the beginning and sprinkled throughout the game would have helped a lot.

About a 4.5-5 hour game, expect to be confused but well recommended - 4/5 as well.


Comment on Neverending Nightmares article:
Conditional Love Conditional Love
Oct 23, 2014

It’s strange there is no version of Neverending-Nightmares sold specifically for tablets PCs (i.e. for the iPad or Google Play store), because it is straightforward 2d horror walk ‘em up. It is also only approx 90mins for a non-rushed 1st playthrough, 5hours if you are a perfectionist. As a PC horror game it is far too short&simple; despite that Neverending-Nightmares is a lovingly crafted horror experience.

FWIW If you like Year-Walk you will love Neverending-Nightmares.


Comment on Evil Pumpkin: The Lost Halloween article:
Miranna Miranna
Oct 23, 2014

Ah, that makes sense, thanks for your answer!

I would really be interested in knowing more about the creation of these type of games, they’re all so similar, often with assets reused from one game to another.

Won’t stop me from enjoying playing them once a while haha


Comment on Evil Pumpkin: The Lost Halloween article:
Jyn Jyn
Oct 22, 2014

@Miranna

You’re right, although they’re not technically translated, many are made in Eastern European and South American countries by people for whom English isn’t a first language. Dialogue is very low on the list of priorities.

The games are designed around scenes, a map, and puzzles - rather than around a story, characters, or scenario. The story is literally just there to plug the gaps and tie together the artwork.


Comment on Evil Pumpkin: The Lost Halloween article:
Miranna Miranna
Oct 21, 2014

I don’t understand why so many of these casual adventure game (hidden objects or not) have such nonsensical stories?

Is it bad translation? Or maybe they don’t care and just focus on the graphics? It’s weird


Comment on The Silent Age: Episode Two making noise on iOS and Android news:
rsommerer rsommerer
Oct 21, 2014

Yes, finally! After playing the first episode, I was eagerly waiting for the next chapter. Now it is here, looking (and sounding?) even better, but obviously not missing the pioneer-like charm of the beginning. Can´t wait to download the update, the price is very reasonable for having a good time with such a game. Thanks to the developers for keeping up the nice work. This is an indie game I can really appreciate.


Comment on NERO set to conquer Xbox One in early 2015 news:
Jackal Jackal
Oct 21, 2014

I asked about that, and the developers said that “at this stage it is Xbox only”, but then, like all developers do for every game, added in “but things could change.”


Comment on NERO set to conquer Xbox One in early 2015 news:
Noitalever
Oct 20, 2014

@Marquillin, I think there is a very good chance they will port to pc later, a large number of Xbox 360 exclusives were and the Xbox One has already had Ryse ported to PC. I think the main factor that decides if they will be ported or not is whether it was made by Microsoft of a third party.


Comment on NERO set to conquer Xbox One in early 2015 news:
Marquillin Marquillin
Oct 19, 2014

Aw no - please don’t just be on the X-box.  This looks amazing - like there’s hints of LOOM in here too - but I’ve never owned a console. 

One day maybe - they’ll either port it to PC or emulators will be able to run the X-box one.


Comment on A Golden Wake article:
borabosna
Oct 19, 2014

I actually did not like this game very much, the weakest in Wadjeteye catalog in my opinion, far below its predecessor, the Blackwell Epiphany. The game’s story and characters were not interesting, and the main character’s transformation was not believable, made more difficult by all the time skips. It has great pixel art, pretty decent voice acting and music, and some interesting puzzle ideas, but generally the game was dull. I would give it a 2.5/5

I am looking forward to Technobabylon though!


Comment on Shadowgate (2014) article:
after a brisk nap
Oct 18, 2014

I believe Shadowgate was technically the first adventure game I played (though I never got particularly far), and this remake looks gorgeous. Might have to get this.

It wasn’t clear to me in the review whether the gameplay/puzzles are 1:1 matches with the original (on the highest difficulty), apart from reinstating the sidequest that was cut, or whether the puzzles differ in detail, even though they retain the spirit of the original.


Comment on The Vanishing of Ethan Carter article:
Palemaze
Oct 18, 2014

Good review, especially since this game was probably one of hardest to put in a standard grading frame.

The graphics is so amazingly beautiful, that you can literally play it forever just to take screenshots for your desktop. Comparing to all (adventure) games so far, this one deserves 7.5 out of 5 points just for visual side, so everything else would be allowed to oscilate around standards. 

Puzzles are not bad, they are just too few and hard to find in open world before finishing game and before you unwillingly skip them.

I would compare this game with the best DSLR camera that makes best pictures ever seen, but lacks in support of an expansion memory card.

Having said that, if these guys make next thing looking nearly as good as this and spice it up with more details, other developers and studios would need a huge leap to catch up with them.


Comment on The Vanishing of Ethan Carter article:
Tompika72
Oct 17, 2014

After finishing the game, i have to say, i agree with almost everything i´ve read in this review. Apart from one thing. It says: “The Vanishing of Ethan Carter offers several hours of enjoyable gameplay as well.”... This could make you think that the game is actually long, but it isn´t. Quite opposite. This is a pretty short game. 3/5



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