Friday, 29 July 2011

Casual Adventures: Mystery of Venice

It's that time of the month agian, as we take a look at some of the latest casual Adventure Games to hit the market, at The casual Adventure Game round-up this month brings us the usual mixture of the more serious and some light-hearted fare, but I got the chance to play another new ERS Games title, Grim Facade: Mystery of Venice.

The game is obviously set in Venice, but in the time of the Renaissance. A mysterious plague has afflicted the city, and only you - as a privately-hired Detective - can help a desperate husband trace what has happened to his wife and daughter, and to find out just what - or who - is behind the awful events.

Check out the latest round-up here.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Back To The Future: The Game - Full Season Review

As a huge fan of the Back to the Future series - and of course, of Adventure Games in general - I have been following the progress of Back to the Future: The Game very closely. Now that the final episode has been released and the current series has been completed, I have taken the time to play through the new chapter of the adventures of Doc and Marty.

The main issue for me, before playing, would be whether or not the game series would dilute or ruin the feel and heart of the Movies. Well, I am happy to say that Telltale Games have shown great care with this beloved IP, and there is a lot to appreciate in the game. For my full review, and all of my thoughts on the series - click here.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Red Johnson’s Chronicles Review

The advent of download-only console titles has been one of the stepping stones that have helped Adventure Games drag themselves out of the mire and back onto the gaming landscape. The support for Adventure Games on Xbox LIVE Arcade and the PlayStation Network is still yet to become expansive, yet several titles have appeared that have shown that this is a more than viable business model for developers to follow.

One such developer is Lexis Numerique - most famous for the In Memoriam series of games. The company has always traditionally worked on titles for the PC market, however they now have several games on the development slate that are set for release on PlayStation 3. One of these, which is a hard-boiled, Noir-style crime thriller - with a sense of humour to boot - a game called "Red Johnson's Chronicles."

Planned as the first of a series of Detective Adventures, the game has some well-developed and strongly acted characters, some very impressive graphics and a good variety of ingenious puzzles to keep you guessing. It also includes some quick-time action events - but don't let that scare you off, as it is a charming and intriguing title. To learn more about the title, why not read my full review at here.