Tagged: Point and click

A bond between father and daughter is something rather special. A bond between child and dog is also quite unique. Pewter Games’ The Little Acre shows us the true meaning of the relationship between parent, child and dog, as it sends us on a humorous, heart-warming journey to find a father missing between two worlds. The first thing you notice upon loading up the game is the beautiful and lovingly-crafted hand drawn animation, inspired by classic animated films like The Land Before Time, An American Tail, and All Dogs Go To Heaven, to name a few. These are unmistakeably films … Read More »

Don’t you hate it when you die, only to find yourself reborn again with absolutely no memory of who you were the first time around? Because that’s precisely the predicament the ridiculously named John Yesterday, hero of the Yesterday games, finds himself in. Yesterday Origins is a classic point-and-click adventure game. In fact, it’s difficult to pitch this as anything other than a Broken Sword wannabe. From the historical aspects to the light and breezy tone to the Parisian setting in the second level, it’s everything that Broken Sword could’ve been, if it had the balls to not be very … Read More »

We’ve had a strange love for Artifex Mundi’s series of hidden object games, noting how each release on Xbox One has been an improvement on the last. And the pulpy horror tale, Nightmares from the Deep: The Siren’s Call continues that trend. Hit the links for our reviews of Artifex Mundi’s Enigmatis and Grim Legends.  The Siren’s Call is the sequel to Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart (These games have extremely long, B-movie style titles), but don’t worry if you haven’t played the original – sure, there are some references, but you won’t be missing out on anything game-changing. Once more you take … Read More »

It’s not often that you’ll come across a game that has what can only be described as having a massive cult following before you’ve even had a chance to play it on your chosen platform. That is exactly the case for the subject of review here, The Banner Saga 2, from developer Stoic Studio. The first game in this proposed trilogy, The Banner Saga, received rave reviews when it released on consoles earlier this year. At first, when approaching a game like The Banner Saga 2, it is difficult not to feel overwhelmed, especially if you haven’t played the first game; you’re going into … Read More »

Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride, developed by mobile games studio Artifex Mundi, has all the hallmarks of an intense Gothic thriller; a fairytale ghost story of the most wicked kind. Technical limitations and a persistence in the cartoonish art style prevent it from ever striking a mature tone, but the gameplay is much improved on the studio’s previous Xbox title. This is one of those ‘dark and stormy night’ type games – you play as a young lady on her way to Ravenbrook, a sleepy village in the fantasy genre mould. You’re there to meet your long-lost sister, who is inconveniently kidnapped … Read More »

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 has been released today. Its a point and click adventure game that got me so nostalgic about my early days of playing games like this on PC, that I almost forgot I was supposed to be reviewing it! Obviously this is a sequel (the 2 in the title is a clue!), but the game thankfully doesn’t require you to have played the first, although a little recap to get an overview of the characters would have been nice for those of us who haven’t played the first which wasn’t on console. Set in the … Read More »

Pirates, Mysteries and Danger await you in this superb title Imagine owning a museum, being in charge of wonderful artifacts from various ages that span the length of time. But what if one of those era’s has a detrimental effect, an effect so great it will change you and your family forever? The age of the pirates has a curse that they want lifting and the only way this is possible, by taking your daughter. Not is all as it seems though, why would pirates choose her over others? You quickly work out that the villain is involved in a … Read More »

Thimbleweed Park is the curious story of two washed up detectives called in to investigate a dead body found in the river just outside of town. It’s a game where you switch between five playable characters while uncovering the dark, satirical and bizarre world of Thimbleweed Park. It’s a classic point & click adventure from the creators of Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island that takes you on a nostalgic journey to a strange town lost at the end of a dusty stretch of highway. The town of Thimbleweed Park once boasted an opulent hotel, a vibrant business district and the state’s largest pillow … Read More »

Developer of last year’s ‘Sherlock Holmes: Crime and Punishments’, Frogwares has a new publishing partnership with French company Bigben Interactive, and have announced that the next Sherlock Holmes title will release in 2016. Since the launch of Frogware’s Sherlock Holmes series more than five million games have been sold worldwide, each installment putting players in the shoes of the sleuth to crack one or more cases. The first four games were PC exclusives, while the latest three were also developed on consoles. Benoît Clerc, head of software department of Bigben Group, has grand plans for the future: “We analysed the … Read More »

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