Product archive: Adventure Archives - Twinfinite [ 16 ]

PAX East – Hack ‘n’ Slash Impressions

If you’ve ever experimented with programming as a kid, then you no doubt have memories of making a program then changing around the variables to make some pretty crazy stuff happen. Or maybe you just did that with a Quake console or your sister’s Windows 98 account. Double Fine’s newest game, Hack ‘n’ Slash somehow manages to take the fun of that and apply it to a Zelda style game. In the demo on display at PAX East, the first area or so of the game [...]

PAX East – Murdered: Soul Suspect Hands-on Impressions

Murdered: Soul Suspect is an upcoming action-adventure, detective-styled game developed by Airtight Games (published by Square Enix) in development for PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, and Xbox One. During PAX East, I got the chance to sit down with the game and play about the first half hour of it. Murdered: Soul Suspect was definitely one of the best titles in attendance at PAX East. As something that I can only describe as a cross between Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective [...]

PAX East – Fract Hands-On Impressions

Fract isn’t your typical music game. Instead of your usual rhythm based button mashing, Fract puts you inside an abstract world and tasks you with fixing the landscape and restoring the music to the world. The game is based highly on the idea of exploration. Unlike most modern first person games, there is very little hand holding. You’re dropped into the world with only the environment to guide you. Puzzles are at the core of the experience as well. Though visual instructions [...]

Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today Preview – The World Ends With Point-and-Click

Point-and-click adventure games are part of an underappreciated niche of gaming. All things considered, the idea of playing through a game by pointing, clicking, and reading is not intuitively fun. However, hidden behind these games is something of a mystery/puzzle element that ultimately makes these seemingly boring concepts actually quite enjoyable. Dead Synchronicty: Tomorrow Comes Today is a 2D Point-and-Click, Dystopian Adventure game developed by Fictiorama Studios currently in production for PC, Mac, and iOS. The unique appeal of this [...]

BlackSoul Extended Edition Review: 1993′s Worst Game of the Year

I like horror games. I like adventure games. And I like puzzle games. So when those three come together I get kind of excited, like a younger version of myself playing Alone in the Dark only with more beard and less optimism. So when BlackSoul: Extended Edition from XeniosVision landed on my plate I got a little excited. And that excitement held true, for another reason. I finally got to play my very first (virtually) unplayable game, for both design [...]

Out There Review – Star Hopping for Answers

I’ve always wondered what it would be like getting lost in space. Would it be as terrifying as I imagine, or more of a peaceful solitude? If Out There by Mi-Clos Studio is any indication, it would be a little bit of both. This iOS/Android space adventure will teach you a thing or two about proper decision making and learning from your mistakes. While it’s hard to cram it into any one genre, I would call this an adventure/survival game, [...]

Maya Breaker Kickstarter In Progress

The Kickstarter campaign for the indie game Maya Breaker is currently underway. This last week saw some updates to the campaign, including the news that the game is now up for critique on Steam Greenlight. The game is seeking to raise $10,630 by March 16 to aid with production. Reward tiers look pretty sweet with goodies ranging from a copy of the game to a 3D printed figurine of the game’s heroine. Maya Breaker is a “swinging 16-bit era adventure platformer” that [...]

Serena Review – Putting the Click in Point and Click

Alone in a cabin in the woods, one man must piece together the fragments of his missing memories to discover where his wife has gone and what has become of his life. While the basic premise is familiar enough, Serena manages to do some things exceptionally well even though it falls short in many other areas. Serena is a free-to-play, point-and-click adventure resulting from the collaborative work of dozens of adventure game fans and designers. The game itself is short but manages to [...]

Jazzpunk Review – Prepare Your Funnybone

What is Jazzpunk? When I opened up the game for the first time, this was my question. A self-proclaimed comedic adventure game and “poorly designed word processor?” Count me in. And when I completed my second run through the game, my question became: WHAT THE HELL IS JAZZPUNK??? And the answer is, quite simply, one of the best adventure games of its time.

The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief Review – Highlighting the Importance of Quality Control

If there is something I have come to terms with over my short time formally reviewing video games, it’s that I am pretty nice and not too hard to please. Overall, I tend to find the good in a lot of games before I notice the bad. Rarely, I come across games that are actually pretty bad. Unfortunately, I have found one. Developed by Nordic Games, The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief is an adventure/mystery game akin to that of a [...]

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