Posts Tagged adventure

Mister Beam Review

Mister Beam Review

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Mister Beam's puzzles are great. But its platforming? Not so much.

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Dream Revenant Review

Dream Revenant Review

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Dream Revenant takes players on a journey through a man's subconscious. And though it's full of bugs, it is still a crazy, wondrous ride while it lasts.

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Dawn of the Immortals Review

Dawn of the Immortals Review

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Dawn of the Immortals might not re-invent the wheel, but it does tweak it a little bit when it comes to MMO gaming.

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Phantom Rift by Foursaken Media, is an adventure/RPG where players control a powerful wizard who has become lost in the Phantom Rift: a dark place full of man-eating monsters. Wizards will be tasked with side quests as they explore the world and meet NPCs.

A player’s wizard is fully customizable with a full array of equipment. The five levels of rarity with passive abilities and different stats mean plenty of different combinations for collectors.

The innovation of Phantom Rift is its battle system. Similar to a card-based battle, players have a spell pouch that can hold up to 30 of the 120 unique spells that can be found in the game. Players can equip their wizard with different spells to form different strategies, focusing on things like elemental magic or summoning.

The game also has multiplayer integration. Wizards can fight in PvP battles and win spells from their enemies’ pouch as trophies.

Foursaken Media is shooting for a September release for Phantom Rift.

Traps n’ Gemstones Review

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Fight mummies, dig tunnels, and ride a runaway minecart to discover ancient secrets in this throwback exploration game.

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The Phantom PI Mission Apparition Review

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The Phantom PI is an exceedingly clever and well-crafted adventure game.

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Set for release later this summer is Melissa K and the Heart of Gold, a casual adventure game that’s hoping to be a cut above the rest. I was lucky enough to check out a preview build of it to see just what we should expect.

melissa4The team behind Melissa K and the Heart of Gold initially worked on mystery game, LA Noire, being responsible for the real-time animation system within it – and it shows. Melissa K and the Heart of Gold is immediately more attractive than many other adventure games of this type. It’s the little things that shine through, such as how a small twitch of the iPad in any direction causes the game’s screen to move a little, adding a nice sense of fluidity to things.

Such pleasantries continue, ensuring that Melissa K and the Heart of Gold feels a more interactive experience than the usual titles in the genre. Objects can be manipulated by twisting them around, treating them like real 3D objects, and it works well.

melissa7Of course, the real meat for such games comes from its puzzles. Melissa K and the Heart of Gold offers plenty of hidden object scenes, but also a number of puzzles. In my short time with it I wasn’t overly challenged, but I was interested. The puzzles are clearly laid out and interesting enough. They’re reasonably different too, such as one requiring you to move a flower from one side of the screen to the other, without knocking the other items down. Figuring out how to unclasp a gem from a dragon statue was also a highlight, requiring more tactile controls than most.

Melissa K and the Heart of Gold should be out later this summer. It’s shaping up to be something that casual adventure gaming fans like myself should be anticipating. We’ll have more on it when it’s released.


Secret Files Tunguska Review

Secret Files Tunguska Review

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Offering traditional adventuring with no fear of in-app purchases, Secret Files Tunguska is sure to entertain fans of the genre.

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Solve the Secret of Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse. Chapter 2 Has Been Released!

Posted by on July 17th, 2014
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Revolution’s Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse: Episode Two has been released today. The chapter is the conclusion of the point and click adventure story. Broken Sword 5: the Serpent´s Curse is a puzzle game involving a stolen painting and a murderous conspiracy.

Besides Chapter 2, the new update also includes German, Spanish and Italian translation improvements, Shredder Letter bug fix, and other general bug fixes.

Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent’s Curse: Episode Two is an in-app purchase for the price of $5.99

via: Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse – Episode 1 Review
Cally’s Caves 2 Review

Cally’s Caves 2 Review

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Cally's Caves 2 is a very decent mobile action game, though the lack of recovery time after getting hit makes it unnecessarily difficult in spots.

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Blackwell 3: Convergence Review

Blackwell 3: Convergence Review

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Not quite as strong as the original installment, Blackwell 3: Convergence is never less than thoroughly likeable and entertaining.

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Blackwell 2: Unbound Review

Blackwell 2: Unbound Review

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Not quite as great as its predecessor, Blackwell 2: Unbound is still a likeable part of the mystery series.

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Blackwell 1: Legacy Review

Blackwell 1: Legacy Review

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Seeming like a blast from the past but actually much more contemporary than that, Blackwell 1: Legacy is a fine start to a promising series of adventure games.

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Tomato World Review

Tomato World Review

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It may appear simple and slapdash, but Tomato World is a ton of fun for free.

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Star Traders 4X Empires Elite

Star Traders 4X Empires Elite

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This 4X strategy game has surprisingly deep systems, but it all feels as cold and lifeless as its deep space setting.

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Master of Craft Review

Master of Craft Review

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Master of Craft's blend of town-building and adventuring should keep aspiring weapon-shop owners happy for hours.

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Dream Catchers: The Beginning HD Review

Dream Catchers: The Beginning HD Review

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Some insensitive controls aside, and Dream Catchers: The Beginning is a fun enough Hidden Object games for fans of the genre.

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Broken Age Review

Broken Age Review

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It doesn't matter if a painting is beautiful. If it's only half of the picture, it's impossible to predict the quality of the end product. The same also applies here.

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Last week, Lucid Games announced that episode 2 of charming puzzle adventure game, Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery, is set for release this July. While scant details have yet to be revealed about the latest installment, a teaser trailer has been released.

For those who have yet to try out the delightful adventure game, Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery: Prologue is now available for free, allowing players the opportunity to experience the complete first day of Jacob Jones’s stay at Camp Eagle Feather.

Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery: Prologue is available now on the App Store for free. We’ll let you know when Episode 2 is released.

via: Our Jacob Jones - Prologue Review

New Farmer’s Campaign Comes to The Sandbox

Posted by on June 17th, 2014
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There’s a bumper new update for sandbox adventure, The Sandbox, with the new Farmer’s Campaign offering 15 additional levels.

The update includes six new elements such as the Tractor to help farmers harvest quicker and the Chicken that can be raised and converted to food, or hunted by the new Fox element. New blueprints are also available, including the Bullseye for aspiring archers and the Chicken Pen, because all chickens need somewhere to live!

The Sandbox is free and available now on the App Store.

Update includes:
+ New campaign (15 levels): the Country Life Campaign

+ Improvements on the Humans:
– The Hunter will be able to shoot animals and place Traps!
– The Farmer will raise chickens and convert them to food
– After collecting a certain amount of specific resources (food, aluminite, etc), you can create special buildings with which your humans will interact with emoticons (with a brand new UI)

+ 6 New elements:
– The Tractor to help the farmer to harvest quicker
– The Chicken, the Chicks and the Egg will be raised and converted to food or hunted by the fox
– The Fox the worst enemy of the chickens!
– The Crow will fly around and eat the crops
– The Scarecrow will drive away the crows
– The E-drain to build advanced irrigation system drove by electricity

+ 2 New blueprints
– Bullseye for all the wannabe archer
– The Chicken Pen to raise your future meat

via: Our Review
Battleheart: Legacy Review

Battleheart: Legacy Review

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This action-adventure RPG is just about as fully-featured, customizable, and fun as they come.

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Tales of the Adventure Company Review

Tales of the Adventure Company Review

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This puzzle/rpg demands that players choose their leaders and their turns carefully.

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PSI – Submarine Combat Review

PSI – Submarine Combat Review

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This game is a self-proclaimed love letter to FTL, but with submarines.

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Left in the Dark: No One on Board Review

Left in the Dark: No One on Board Review

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The requisite elements for a Hidden Object game are there, but Left in the Dark: No One on Board lacks that certain something.

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Alone in the Dark Creeps onto the App Store – for Real this Time

Posted by on May 20th, 2014
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Remember last week when we mentioned that Alone in the Dark was coming to the App Store? And remember how it didn’t? Well it turns out all it needed was a little time.

The classic Survival Horror game that predates the term “Survival Horror” (seriously, it’s over 20 years old) is now available on the App Store, for real this time. No, really, it’s totally up there. This isn’t some bizarre demonic trick or anything, honest.

You can download this little piece of gaming history right now for $0.99.

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Last Inua Review

Last Inua Review

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Last Inua is a visually beautiful and moving game, but the gameplay is left lacking.

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Tiny Dice Dungeon Review

Tiny Dice Dungeon Review

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Players must weigh risk vs. reward in this dice-based free-to-play dungeon-crawler.

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Noir-Style Adventure NOLA Is Burning Available Now

Posted by on May 9th, 2014
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NOLA Is Burning, the latest in a series of interactive-fiction games from Choice of Games, is now available on the App Store. In this blood-soaked text-based noir thriller set in New Orleans, your choices control the story.

Your boss, named The Bull, has given you the task of rescuing his girlfriend (who also happens to unofficially be your girlfriend) before dawn. You’ll need to slaughter anyone who stands in your way, including gangsters and cops, as your go deep into the underbelly of the city. Death is probable along the way, but in New Orleans, death is only the beginning.

NOLA Is Burning is available now and is free to download , which will allow you to play the first three chapters. An in-app purchase of $1.99 is necessary in order to play chapter four and beyond.

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The classic (and brutal) first-person adventure series that is Shadowgate has amassed a pretty decent following over the years. More than decent, really, which is why zojoi has been in the process of rebooting it by way of an all-new re-imagined Shadowgate for Windows, Mac, Android, and of course iOS. And goodness gracious does it look pretty.

The new Shadowgate isn’t so much a port with improved visuals as a relaunch (hence all the “re-imagining” business). It will certainly include several nods to the originals such as familiar rooms and such, but it’s intended to be a whole new thing. A whole new thing with plenty of classically brutal puzzles and gameplay, an all-new orchestral soundtrack, a retro soundtrack for the nostalgia fiends, some very nice visuals, animations, and a whole lot more.

Keep an eye out for Shadowgate on the App Store later this summer.

SHADOWGATE FEATURES:
– First Person Adventuring: Utilize your inventory, spell book, mapping system and on-screen commands to complete your quest
– Rooms: Tons of Beautifully illustrated rooms featuring both new and familiar locations, offering a new play experience
– Puzzles: Lots of new and updated puzzles that seamlessly expand on the original game
– Difficulty Levels: Three different difficulty levels that actually change the game play experience and puzzle structure
– Commands: Intuitive command-based UI allows you to interact extensively with the environments (includes features like key binds, command locking/unlocking, retractable/maximizable HUD, etc.)
– Storytelling: Features dramatic cut-scenes and all the same great storytelling you expect from a Shadowgate adventure
– Cinematic Score: A full, digitally-orchestrated, dynamic soundtrack by composer Rich Douglas
– 8-bit Score: A second retro soundtrack featuring Hiroyuki Masuno’s original NES composition
– Soundscapes: A complete atmospheric and puzzle-based sound design
– Achievements: Dozens of in-game and Steam-based achievements to find and unlock
– Animations: Environmental and object-specific animations and particles bring each location to life

source: zojoi
Botanicula Review

Botanicula Review

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Botanicula is an adventure game that might be a bit frustratingly-abstract at times, but is a beautiful experience.

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