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Review of STASIS

Rating by Tompika72 posted on Oct 7, 2015

Well... I finished it, enjoyed it, although the game has several flaws. First of all, the whole story. As I played, I had a feeling that I´ve seen/heard this already, far from any original idea. Puzzles... The whole game is just too easy, and this is a serious problem, as it is pretty short too. You cannot skip dialogues, I didn´t like the PDA´s although some contains useful information, reading them felt like a waste of time, an obstacle in my way of exploration. :) And some more, but these were the main problems for me. Why is it worthy to play it then? Because it has a great atmosphere, really. Lots of exploration, so despite all of it´s flaws, i recommend to everyone to give it a try.
Time Played: 5-10 hours
Difficulty: Very Easy

Review of Contradiction

Rating by HitBattousai posted on Sep 10, 2015

A strong entry into the somewhat reemerging FMV adventure game genre....

After flaming out during the late 90s, with more portable options these days for adventure games, the FMV genre is making something of a mini-comeback. It fits a more casual style of gameplay that portable devices specialize in. Contradiction: Spot the Liar is a very good entry into the genre. It is honestly like an FMV version of Phoenix Wright in terms of gameplay, with your conversations with the suspects allowing you to point out the contradictions in their statements as the major part of the game, while the other is explorative gameplay where you solve minor puzzles and collect evidence. The video and audio quality of the FMV is absolutely top notch stuff, as well as the directing of the video. I would say that in terms of the sheer quality of these that Contradiction is the best FMV game made to date. The acting in the game varies from intentionally hammy in a lot of scenes to fairly serious in others, with the actors doing a good job. The lead actor in particular has a certain quirkiness and energy that keeps the proceedings fun. On PC, I am not a fan of the control scheme used, having mouse options at least available would have been good. The gameplay, as mentioned in the Adventure Gamers review, is pretty limited so if you're after hardcore puzzle solving you won't find that here, it's more of a casual gaming experience. The story is generally interesting and it does reach a conclusion of sorts, but is somewhat abrupt and leaves a lot open for a potential sequel. Overall, Contradiction is a very good game for what it is, and I look forward to the sequel if it is coming.
Time Played: 5-10 hours

Review of Edna & Harvey: The Breakout

Rating by thorn969 posted on Sep 10, 2015

Buggy game and lackluster story for me

I found the interface annoying and the storyline a bit absurd and uninteresting. The game seemed to involve an excessive amount of backtracking. The characters were uninteresting to me and I did not really find it entertaining. And, to top it all off, the game crashed several times before I was able to complete it. I'm not sure if the final scenes actually played correctly. I was playing the Steam version.
Time Played: 10-20 hours
Difficulty: Hard

Review of Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch

Rating by Khan4 posted on Aug 19, 2015

Good puzzles but too many bad things : Inventory is a pain. Having to prepare your horse back and forth every time you go riding and come back is annoying. Ranch chores already have no interest, but doing it three times in the game... This repetitiveness makes you loose your interest for puzzles, you don't want to take notes anymore, just finish the damn thing. Then a walkthrough becomes more than tempting. Too bad because the whole message following thing was quite nice.
Time Played: 5-10 hours
Difficulty: Just Right

Review of AR-K: Episode 3 - The Great Escape

Rating by millenia posted on Aug 16, 2015

The More Polished 3rd Episode Delivers the Same Charm as the Previous Ones

Anyone who has played the episodes one and two will immediately notice the improvements to graphics and user interface as well as overall polish in this third part, which was published separately. The feeling of the world and the characters is the same, if not better than before. There are still a couple of vague puzzles but people shouldn't have many reasons to nitpick. If they like the comedic sci-fi setting, the spunky protagonist and have any interest knowing what will happen to the people of A-RK, they definitely should be very pleased to play this game. Now it's all about waiting for the finale to get the full experience at once. This episode gets a 4+
Time Played: 5-10 hours

Review of Bunker: The Underground Game

Rating by lewuz posted on Aug 15, 2015

Should have stayed under ground

I approached to the game being cautiously optimistic. After all I know one or two things about Soviet Union, I like point and click comedy and I have huge respect towards guys who can completely develop a game with their one man army. But then following stuff started to annoy me. Extremely buggy and full of slowdowns thanks to no optimization (although it's too much to ask from Visionaire engine anyway). Uninspired graphical style with poor animations. Repetitive and nerve-racking background music. No voice acting. Character, who is not likeable at least, wastes time by moving slowly. Uncomfortable and barely working user interface (character often moves to wrong place after click, you have to press Space to see inventory, for just few examples). I have nothing against absurdity, but this story is just plain bad from every angle. Some puzzles make barely any sense. And worst of all - absolutely unfunny! It really touched my nerve. Not only the worst game of 2015 what I've played so far, but one of the worst adventures I've ever played. I would have had felt bad from wasted time if the game would be freeware, but its 10 euros!
Time Played: 5-10 hours
Difficulty: Hard

Review of Grim Fandango Remastered

Rating by Khan4 posted on Aug 11, 2015

Lots of fun but not without flaws

Indeed a very good game, which made me laugh more than most games and just for that it's great and I had a great time. On the "game" side, one could argue with the camera (which is sometimes a pain but not too often) and the inventory, but the major problems to me are some puzzles which are very hard to figure out, due to zero, or very thin and unadapted clues. There are things I would never have figured out if it wasn't by luck or by trying everything with everything after running out of idea. I'm thinking about the gold beverage one (not even something to use on something, you have to guess this one right, or be very lucky that you've done the right thing at the right moment), or the grinder one (how to know what was supposed to go in there? You are practically advised against it everytime you manipulate the thing). Or some puzzles bound to going to a certain place you have no clue you have to go to. All in all, things are not always logical and I don't really like that kind of puzzles, even if it therefore ends being fun. So be warned : you'll get stuck. But still, even with a walkthrough, this game is worth playing, for its humour that will actually makes you laugh, and its one of a kind original and fun setting which may be cartoony but actually not goofy.
Time Played: 10-20 hours

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