Adventure Games

Batman: The Telltale Series - Episode One, 'Realm of Shadows' Review [PC]

by Luke Brown August 8, 2016 @ 11:53 AM
Telltale Games
Telltale Games' fresh approach to the world of the Dark Knight makes the first episode of Batman: The Telltale Series an mostly worthwhile escapade into the life of Bruce Wayne. Taking a radically different path from the likes of Rocksteady Studios in telling a Batman story not only gave some much needed perspective into the other half of Batman's life, but allowed Telltale to play to its strengths in narrative and dialogue. It's unfortunate then that the PC version of Batman: The Telltale Series is so marred by performance issues that it's a real drag to play, and a challenge to enjoy.

E3 2016: Fight the War Against Evil on Two Fronts in Batman - The Telltale Series

by Luke Brown June 15, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Telltale Games
Telltale Games' Batman series came as a surprise to many of us when it was announced late last year. While Telltale's had its share of big licensed properties before, like Back to the Future and Jurassic Park, Batman just felt bigger than anything the company had done in the past merely in name alone. Now, a few months later we've gotten our first glimpse at Batman - The Telltale Series, which brings with it a number of enhancements to Telltale's signature game engine, as well as an all-new Batman universe to play with.

Indy Under the Sea: Celebrating Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

by T.J. Denzer June 2, 2016 @ 3:20 PM
Indiana Jones is certainly a franchise that has seen better days. The first three movies built a fervent fan base and established an absolutely adored archetype of treasure hunting adventure with its titular whip slinging archaeologist that would trickle into other forms of media including TV shows, comics, and video games. Although the Indiana Jones franchise doesn’t have too much to be proud of when it comes to video games, there was a time back in LucasArts’ point-and-click glory days that the company managed to produce an original video game worthy of the Indiana Jones license. Today marks the arrival of Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis on PC.

Noir Sleuthing on a Rainy Night: Celebrating Hotel Dusk: Room 215

by Jose Cardoso May 17, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Hotel Dusk: Room 215 is a quiet achievement in Nintendo's library: an overlooked mystery game for the DS that felt like it belonged on the system, but still only "quiet" for being relatively unknown to most. Following the format of a visual novel, Hotel Dusk was heavy on dialogue with a story laden with secrets, but its gameplay was in line with a point-and-click with elements of risk similar to Broken Sword, as well as the occasional puzzle treatment. This blend made for a compelling and suspenseful detective story, one that nailed a 70s-themed noir art style.