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Review of The Oracle


Rating by dboon2020 posted on Feb 22, 2017


Immersive environments, decent puzzling, fun game


This is a hidden gem, only to be located through extensive pixel-hunting. I'm glad to see that it's not only listed on this site, but it has also been reviewed--and favorably, at that. The photos may be tacky but if so, they're delightfully tacky. Actually, the developer, Eugene Couto, did a really good job of using photos to build the game world. The areas were genuinely enjoyable to explore and--this is important--I was always looking forward to getting to the next area. It's important because it adds another level of motivation to solving puzzles. It's especially important in a game like this where there isn't a whole lot of story development. That said, there's a story. It's not very deep, it's not original, but it's engaging enough. It does the trick. It's a very short game anyway. I wish there were more to interact with. I also wish that the other characters had a greater presence so it didn't feel quite so lonely. You can tell a good amount of thought went into the puzzle design, although I can't say it's all that original. Still, the puzzles are relatively logical. It's not a hard game by any means but it's challenging enough that finding the solutions is usually satisfying. I would have preferred a slightly harder difficulty. The beauty of the game is in the photos. A lot of people are immediately turned off by photos but when they're done right, they can create a highly immersive environment. I can nitpick a little bit but overall, I think it was done right. It doesn't look like Mr. Couto just walked around his neighborhood and took pictures and put them in the game. It looks like he planned everything out, carefully took the photos like a pro, and then properly touched them up (which I've heard takes a lot more work than it seems). I really like the music, but I was already a huge fan of the chillout genre. It's pretty rare to hear that type of music in a game. This game allows for a few solid hours of adventure gaming. Anyone who isn't repulsed by the use of photos instead of graphic art should give it a whirl. Add this to your list of Point And Click Adventures To Play Before You Die. Time Played: 2-5 hours
Difficulty: Easy

Review of Kathy Rain


Rating by SirVladimir posted on Feb 6, 2017


A must play for every adventures fan.


90's style adventure with awesome female protagonist.Meet Kathy Rain,young journalism student / biker chick on a personal quest to find out what happened to her grandfather whom she haven't seen in 15 years.A quest that will uncover secrets involving her family and bring out some of her own demons. Story is gripping from start to finish.Told with lovely retro style pixel graphics.Music is also done in retro style.Game is fully voiced over and sounds great.Every character sounds convincing. Game puzzles are logical and feel like a part of the story. Only minus I can think of is that the ending left some questions unanswered for me,but I am really hoping for a sequel that will answer them. I really see no reason you shouldn't try this game. Time Played: 5-10 hours
Difficulty: Just Right

Review of Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok


Rating by emric posted on Jan 27, 2017


Warms and thrills my QfG-loving heart


This free game is in fact a fully realised point'n'click adventure which I think rivals even the best commercial entries in the genre. It is a wondrous passion project and beautiful homage to Sierra's classic Quest for Glory series. The production values are what you'd expect from a professional release in every conceivable way. Players are treated to glorious 2D art, fully voiced charcaters with commendable performances, beautifully orchestrated score and superb writing, world building and overall game design. And it's what I'd call a 'full-length' adventure. So many point'n'clicks nowadays (especially free ones) are quite short, but Heroine's Quest took me 25 hours which provides ample opportunity to feel deeply immersed in its world. And of course there's 2 more character classes should I decide to play through again sometime down the track. I'm a QfG fan from way back, particularly 1 & 4. Heroine's Quest crafts an original story drawing on Norse mythology and takes all its design cues from the very best of QfG1 & 4, and I couldn't be more thrilled with the result. I dare to say that it's just as good as both of these classic games of the genre. Time Played: Over 20 hours

Review of Memoranda


Rating by -ma- posted on Jan 27, 2017


Quirky and beautiful, yet a bit unsatisfying...


Illogical solutions that can evoke frustration for some. Still, most of the time, I find that these add to the game's quirkiness. Overall, it is a unique, surreal, interesting and incredibly beautiful game that, unfortunately, feels quite unpolished storywise. Still, I find it worth playing due to its unique beauty and surrealistic atmosphere. Time Played: 10-20 hours
Difficulty: Hard

Review of Candle


Rating by no-cheating posted on Jan 20, 2017


Good but not great


It's a really nice game with lots of strong points. It has varied and challenging puzzles, an intelligent and well-developed story, gorgeous graphics of admirable non-banal aesthetics. The problem is that it still felt a bit disjointed and in general nothing new, just rendition of old patterns found repetitively in other adventure games, only this time with original and inspired audio-visuals. Also puzzles though varied and not as easy as they often are today, sometimes felt forced - e.g. you would know what to do easily and the difficulty laid only in finding right moment to do it/other things to do before that. Still I found it a worthwhile experience. Time Played: 5-10 hours
Difficulty: Just Right

Review of Grim Fandango Remastered


Rating by Respina posted on Jan 18, 2017


This game is my all time favorite. Time Played: Under 1 hour

Review of Day of the Tentacle Remastered


Rating by Respina posted on Jan 18, 2017


I played this game on it's first release. Loved it then, love it now. Time Played: Over 20 hours

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