Game Review: Device 6 (iOs)

IMG_0703Device 6 is a piece of interactive storytelling – a text-based puzzler – for your mobile device. It has been getting high marks on Metacritic and deservedly so, although there is a touch of hype to it. You follow along with someone named Alice.… Read the rest

Game Review: Far Cry 3 – Blood Dragon (PC)

Far Cry 3 - Blood DragonFar Cry: Blood Dragon is a love letter to the eighties and more specifically to that decade’s magnificently cheesy science-fiction and action movies. Someone savvy at production company Ubisoft, decided to use the basic building blocks of Far Cry 3 and to repurpose them, giving them a fresh lick of paint.… Read the rest

Game Review: Far Cry 3 (PC)

fc3In Far Cry 3 you play a spoilt little rich brat, who drops down the rabbit hole. That is, if you go by the Alice in Wonderland theme that the game is not too subtle about. In more literal terms, he (Jason) drops down onto a tropical island.… Read the rest

Game Review: Uncharted 3 (PS3)

Uncharted3 GOTYNathan Drake has a flair for the dramatic. If he enters a mode of transport, you can bet it will soon be crashing, burning, exploding, sinking or any of those combined. You do not want to commute with this guy. He also is good at setting off events he caused seemingly by just being around.… Read the rest

Game Review: BioShock Infinite (PC)

jbioshock-infinite-pc-cover-avant-g-1354632827The BioShock franchise has abandoned its waterlogged roots to explore a city improbably floating around high in the sky. You (Booker DeWitt) arrive there to track down a girl. You only know you have to take her back down with you to make up for some unspecified debt.… Read the rest

Game Review: Journey (PS3)

journey-a-ps3-masterpieceI sat down planning to just have a quick look at Journey before doing something else and ended up finishing it in one sitting. It is both that interesting and that short. Journey is not so much a game as it is an experience and like the title suggests, it is not so much about the destination as it is about how you get there.… Read the rest

Game Review: Deadlight (PC)


Deadlight is a pseudo-3D puzzler / action / platformer that takes place in a somewhat clich√© setting. The world has been ripped apart by a zombie-apocalypse and you are one of very few survivors, trying to track down your wife and daughter.… Read the rest

Movie Review: Indie Game: The Movie

IndieGameTheMovie-SundancePosterIndie Game: The Movie gave me second-hand stress. That is what happens when you see a few very smart, extremely driven and perhaps socially somewhat awkward people, bravely pour years of their life into fragile dreams. Failure would be more than a financial disaster, it would be an implosion of the ego.… Read the rest

Game Review: Tomb Raider (2013, PC)

Lara Croft is an ambivalent creation, like most female characters in video games. She is empowered and doesn’t need a man to come to her rescue, but she has also been designed to please hormonally bothered teenage boys. Traditionally, she had a tiny waist and sported considerable cleavage.… Read the rest