Let’s Talk About ‘Afterparty’

During their college graduation party, two long-time friends Milo and Lola notice something is... off. They're dead. And after being swept away into the fiery depths of hell, they discover that the only way out is to out-party the devil himself. Awesome. Night School Studio struck gold in January of 2016 when they released their … Continue reading Let’s Talk About ‘Afterparty’

[REVIEW] Black Mirror

Back in 2003, Czech developer Future Games (which began with only five people) released a successful point-and-click horror game entitled The Black Mirror, which followed the cursed bloodline of the Scottish Gordon family. Fast-forward to 2017 (or, rewind, I guess, now that it's 2019), where the series was apparently relevant enough to receive a reboot … Continue reading [REVIEW] Black Mirror

[REVIEW] AI: The Somnium Files

When acclaimed character designer Yūsuke Kozaki (Fire Emblem: Awakening, Daemon X Machina, the No More Heroes series), composer Keisuke Ito (Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night), and beloved designer/writer Kotaro Uchikoshi (of Zero Escape series fame) get together, you expect magic to happen. And even with that expectation in mind, their latest project, AI: The Somnium Files, … Continue reading [REVIEW] AI: The Somnium Files

[REVIEW] Worldend Syndrome (PS4)

In the small Japanese town of Mihate, a local legend claims that the dead may revive every 100 years as a Yomibito and bring deadly misfortune to those around them. As you arrive as part of a high school relocation, it just so happens to be that wonderful time of the year. Sucks to be … Continue reading [REVIEW] Worldend Syndrome (PS4)

[REVIEW] Punch Line (PS4)

Punch Line Developer: 5pb (Steins;Gate, Corpse Party) Publisher: PQube Available on: PS4 (reviewed), Vita Price: $49.99 USD (PS4), $39.99 USD (Vita) From the writer of such acclaimed adventure visual novels as 999, Zero Escape, and Zero Time Dilemma comes Kotaro Uchikoshi's latest tale of... a hero that threatens the extinction of humanity every time they … Continue reading [REVIEW] Punch Line (PS4)

[REVIEW] Even With its Familiar Flaws, ‘Detroit: Become Human’ is Quantic Dream’s Best, Most Ambitious Game Yet

I mostly enjoyed Heavy Rain but loathed Beyond: Two Souls, so Quantic Dreams’ games have been hit or miss for me. Needless to say, I wasn’t exactly excited to play Detroit. However, I found a copy for rent at a local Red Box kiosk and since I wasn’t in the middle of anything else (having … Continue reading [REVIEW] Even With its Familiar Flaws, ‘Detroit: Become Human’ is Quantic Dream’s Best, Most Ambitious Game Yet

[REVIEW] Ride the Narrative Rails of the ‘Subsurface Circular’

Subsurface Circular Developer: Mike Bithell Games (Switch port by Ant Workshop) Publisher: Mike Bithell Games Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch Release date: March 1, 2018 Price: $5.99 In a future where humans have turned to the development of robots to handle their workforce, Subsurface Circular takes places entirely aboard the titular subway system below the surface. … Continue reading [REVIEW] Ride the Narrative Rails of the ‘Subsurface Circular’

[REVIEW] ‘A Normal Lost Phone’ is More Than Just a Novel Detective Story on the Switch

A Normal Lost Phone Developer: Accidental Queens (ported by Seaven Studio) Publisher: Plug In Digital Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch Release date: March 1, 2018 Price: $5.99 If you found an unlocked cellular phone on the street, what lengths would you go to discover the owner? Would you check their emails and messages, or even take … Continue reading [REVIEW] ‘A Normal Lost Phone’ is More Than Just a Novel Detective Story on the Switch

[REVIEW] The Poignant Puzzler ‘Old Man’s Journey’ Should Not Be Slept On

Although it began life as a Game Awards-nominated mobile title in 2017, Broken Rules' silent narrative puzzle game Old Man's Journey has just made its official console debut on the Nintendo Switch. It's a unique gem that successfully combines environmental puzzle solving and narrative storytelling, and the end result is something truly special that shouldn't … Continue reading [REVIEW] The Poignant Puzzler ‘Old Man’s Journey’ Should Not Be Slept On

[REVIEW] The Journey Down: Chapter Two

The Journey Down: Chapter Two Developer: Skygoblin Publisher: Skygoblin Reviewed on: PC Price: $19.99 USD For fans of: Grim Fandango or the thought of a West-African inspired Caribbean noir adventure. *This review is notably shorter than Chapter One's, simply because I didn't want to spend more time than necessary repeating myself on gameplay elements and … Continue reading [REVIEW] The Journey Down: Chapter Two