The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Review

By Cliff Johnson | February 13, 2018 |

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter tells you immediately that it’s not going to hold your hand and it doesn’t. It’s a gorgeous, challenging narrative adventure, but is it worth the frustration?

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Full Throttle Remastered Review

By Cliff Johnson | May 23, 2017 |

Full Throttle Remastered looks and sounds terrific, but is nostalgia enough to fuel a 22-year-old point and click adventure game even if it has shiny new graphics?

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Thimbleweed Park Review

By Cliff Johnson | April 19, 2017 |

Thimbleweed Park is the perfect re-imagination of your favorite point and click adventure games from the 90’s. Beautiful graphics, engaging characters and a terrific story make Thimbleweed Park a game you have to play.

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What is a Starwhal?

By Cliff Johnson | February 16, 2017 |

Starwhal is a strange game when you play as a flying narwhal trying to stab other narwhals with your horn. It’s the perfect game to break out when you have friends over and it’s free on PS+ in February!

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Alwa’s Awakening Review

By Cliff Johnson | February 6, 2017 |

Alwa’s Awakening is a love letter to the games of my childhood. It’s got gorgeous 8-bit graphics, a wonderful soundtrack and a nearly perfect Metroidvania gameplay loop.

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A Story About My Uncle

30 Minutes of A Story About My Uncle

By Cliff Johnson | February 1, 2017 |

A Story About My Uncle takes you to a fantastic world where you zip between floating islands using an energy grappling hook to pull yourself through the air as you search for your Uncle.

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Toby: The Secret Mine

Toby: The Secret Mine Review

By Cliff Johnson | January 29, 2017 |

Toby: The Secret Mine starts out with a chase scene, one that will be replayed multiple times throughout its 21 levels. An evil creature (that looks much like you, but bigger and with red eyes) has kidnapped most of your friends and family from the peaceful mountain village where you live.  As you approach, he…

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a city sleeps

Review: 30 Minutes of A City Sleeps

By Cliff Johnson | January 12, 2017 |

A City Sleeps is an interesting concept with a story that has some real possibility, that is held back by poor graphics, a strange rhythm component and terrible controls.

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Feist Review

By Cliff Johnson | January 11, 2017 |

Feist appears to be a Limbo clone, but instead is more action focussed with beautiful graphics, wonderful controls and great character design that unfortunately is somewhat marred by randomly difficult gameplay.

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30 (Ok, 60) Minutes of The Cave

By Cliff Johnson | January 4, 2017 |

I played the first hour of The Cave, one of this month’s Games with Gold title, and absolutely adored the puzzles and humor. Check out the video and see for yourself!

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