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Discussion: Dear Esther (spoilers!)

Hello! We are back, just as Christmas this year is cancelled, for those of us in the UK. (Probably for the best though, I guess). Today we have another discussion of a modern indie adventure game, with significant spoilers. It’s part of an ongoing series that we’ve chosen to unimaginatively, and belatedly, call: Discussion: [indie […]

Vault of Regret: Mass Effect 2

The Vault of Regret is a very large place, which houses dusty old game CDs and boxes, untouched digital libraries, and the metaphysical concepts of remorse and embarrassment. Here we write about all the games we should have played but haven’t, or that we have played but didn’t enjoy, among other things. “Have you played […]

Review: Kathy Rain

Hi there. Hope you’re all doing ok. Today we welcome back Jo to solo reviewing duties after a break of, ooh, let’s just say, quite a few years. It’s kind of fitting that the game in question is a point and click adventure set in the the 90s: Kathy Rain.

Review: Alan Wake

Hi there. Hope you’re doing ok. Today we establish that the answer to the question, “How far in advance would you have to start playing a vaguely spooky game in order to produce a review of that game to coincide with Halloween?” is “about six months”. (Alternatively, the timing could be considered more of a […]

Discussion: Tacoma (spoilers!)

Hello there. Hope you’re doing ok. Today we’re back with another spoiler-tastic discussion of a modern indie adventure game. At some point we’ll think of a good name for this series and link all the articles together with a tag, but for now we can just point you in the direction of previous chats about […]

Soundtracks: Pro Evolution Soccer 2010

Soundtracks is where we take a look back at the use of licensed music in games. Go here if you want to know more. Today’s game is Pro Evolution Soccer 2010, which is probably the last football game I bought with a sense of genuine expectation that I would devote hours to the career mode, […]

Review: The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

Hello there. Hope you’re doing ok. I’ve generously been given the title of this site’s main “review guy” based upon a blistering work rate that produces anywhere from 10-15 reviews per calendar year. With such a reputation to maintain, I have another one for you today! It’s of a relatively modern remake of an all-time […]

Discussion: Firewatch (spoilers!)

Hello and welcome to the latest in our series of discussion reviews of modern indie adventure games (with spoilers). That’s a sentence that neatly describes what we do each time, but in case you aren’t one of our legion of enthusiastic regular readers, previous instalments have seen us tackle The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Gone […]

Moments in Gaming: Summit, Independence Pass

Moments in Gaming is where we look back on gaming experiences that have left a particularly strong impression on us over the years: mainly for good reasons, but sometimes for bad ones. The Rockies: the midway point of The Run, Need for Speed’s attempt at a cross-country race across America. Having battled the elements, AI opponents […]

Discussion: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (spoilers!)

Hello there. Today we’re continuing our series of discussions of more modern indie titles. They’re not traditional reviews, as such, and we go into some detail about the specifics of the story of each, and so they’re heavily flagged for spoilers. Previously, Jo and I have talked about the FMV mystery Her Story and the […]