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Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards

As I mentioned in my review of the Maniac Mansion NES port, I loves me the adventure games. Exploring a fully-developed world of interactive objects and, more importantly, unique characters (I’m looking at you Myst) while slowly unraveling an interesting story is my idea of the perfect electronic experience. Throw a healthy dose of humor […]

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Blade Runner

Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner is widely regarded as a visual masterpiece. It’s also quite a moody piece that questions morality and humanity throughout. These are interesting ideas to fold into an interactive adventure, in addition to the fantastic visual style of the film, but unfortunately they don’t all make it in quite the way that […]

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Amber: Journeys Beyond

Despite the fact that horror games were a pretty well-tapped genre, Amber: Journeys Beyond manages to find a pretty unique angle. In the game, you play as the friend of a zealous paranormal investigator. She has purchased a reputed “haunted house” in the North Carolina hills, and has been working there feverishly on new equipment […]

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Sentient

Sentient is an interesting, albeit quirky game released for the PC and Playstation. It’s certainly a high-concept title – its developer has taken a huge risk by centralizing the gameplay around a system that has never been thoroughly tried before. In this case, the game features character-driven gameplay, and an extensive dialogue structure, which allows […]

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Myst 

Myst

The game that changed adventures, for better or for worse.

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Riven: The Sequel to Myst

After Robyn and Rand Miller saw the mind-boggling, record-breaking, rationale-defying success of Myst, a sequel was pretty much a guarantee. Some books came in between and Myst and this game, setting up the story for the battle o’ wits here, and ensuring that the Myst series would be telling a real story instead of just […]

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