Game Review: Her Story (iOS, 2015)

IMG_0214Her Story is an interesting, game-like narrative experience. You find yourself staring at a somewhat dated looking computer desktop, showing a video of a woman who is testifying to the police. What she is testifying about is not immediately clear. Your job is to piece together who she is and what happened to bring her into the interview room.… Read the rest

Game Review: The Sailor’s Dream (iOs, 2014)

IMG_0989Swedish company Simogo enjoys telling vaguely depressing short stories in a very oblique kinda way. I ended up not finishing their first game (Year Walk) because I lacked the patience for wandering about, trying to figure out what to do.… Read the rest

Game Review: Framed (iOs, 2014)

framedFramed is a noir-flavored puzzle game for iDevices. You play as a spy – as multiple spies, even – who are on the run with a mysterious briefcase and have to get past various police officers without getting caught. That is about as much as there is to the story.… Read the rest

Game Review: Bastion (iOs, 2012)

bastion_coverBastion is an action game with an isometric view, in which you play a kid called The Kid. You battle monsters with a creative assortment of weapons in a melancholy, but colourful storybook world. The sad part comes courtesy of something called The Cataclysm, which blew apart your homeland and turned nearly all the inhabitants into pillars of dust.… Read the rest

Game Review: The Room Two (iOs)

The Room 2If you have even the remotest interest in puzzles, run to the nearest mobile device and download The Room 1 and/or 2. Both are beautiful-looking puzzlers in which you find yourself in one creepy room after another. In each space, you spin the camera around one or more objects that need to be studied closely.… Read the rest

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