Full Bore is stuffed so full of secrets that the story is a bit too much of an enigma. However, this can be overlooked in favour of fantastic, addictive puzzle design.
Typically the Metroidvania genre emphasizes upgrade-based exploration, with hidden areas scattered about. What happens when the entire game is a hidden area?
Whilst not Daedalic Entertainment’s best work, 1954 Alcatraz’s depth lies in its rich 1950’s Beat America context and setting that provides some escapism for a time.
What Journal lacks in game-play involvement, it makes up for in meaning. The concepts of grief and handling loss is expressed with elegant poignancy.
It’s impossible to not become invested in the emotional power of The Walking Dead.
If I was to choose a critter to be a game’s protagonist, I’m not sure if a cockroach would be high on my list; yet Koboldgames seem to make it work.
If you appreciate a traditional point-and-click adventure bundled up in charm and spirit, The Inner World is a quick but joyful game bursting with playful dialogue and a host of unusual characters.
As an adventure based on the premise of exploring an environment, Gone Home falls a bit short; however, the game’s story is remarkably special and is one that people should experience.