Firewatch is a beautiful game, not because of those vivid graphics, but because of the story it tells. The game, more of a walking sim meets interactive narrative, kicks off with on-screen text – and so begins the tale of you and Julia. Anyone who’s ever read a choose-your-own-adventure book will be comfortable here, as you make a series of choices that determine how your life together evolves: Compliment Julia or decline, choose a beagle or a German Shepherd, have kids or hold off… These choices allow you to emotionally connect with characters and story, and feel as if this ... 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 »
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