Tag: narrative

The Shapeshifting Detective – Review

the shapeshifting detective - teaser

The Shapeshifting Detective is a full motion video game, meaning every scene is filmed with actual actors. You have to uncover one or more murders in the city of August over the course an evening. The game has Twin Peaks vibes with some Lovecraftian flavor on top. Multiple playthroughs are encourage because dialog choices do matter. Read more

Tacoma – Review

This game is narrative driven walking simulator developed by the creators of Gone Home. You are tasked with investigating what happened on a now abandoned space station. The story is carried by exceptionally well done voice acting and an interesting twist on how to rewatch recordings of the station’s crew and AI. Read more

11-11 Memories Retold – Review

11-11 teaser

11-11 Memories Retold revolves around two WW1 soldiers, one from Germany and one from Canada, that become friends although fighting on opposite sides in the meatgrinder of the western front in WW1. It is a story about the humans on both sides of the war and of how the war takes its toll on fighting and non-fighting alike. Everything is embedded in a unique impressionistic art style and a soundtrack done by a real orchestra. Read more

Gorogoa – Review

gorogoa

Even after a second playthrough of Gorogoa it is still hard to describe what makes this puzzler so unique. The mechanics of Gorogoa’s puzzles actually justify the existence of video games. All puzzles are multi-layered and animation-infused. Everything in Gorogoa is hand-drawn and describes a tragic story with a perfect solemn soundtrack. This is the type of game I would show to people that have never experienced a video game. Read more

The First Tree – Review

the first tree teaser

The First Tree takes you on an emotional journey through a gorgeous looking landscape. You take control of a fox that can free roam through different maps where you find story pieces and other collectables. A beautiful piano soundtrack will underscore all important parts of the story. Read more

The Fidelio Incident – Review

Fidelio Incident Teaser

The Fidelio Incident is a 2 hour puzzle infused walking simulator. Graphics are gorgeous and realistic. Voice acting and sound are fantastic. The story revolves around a couple that got separated during a plane crash. There are also lots flashbacks describing how the two met in troubled times at the height of the Northern Ireland conflict. Read more

Far From Noise – Review

Far From Noise - Significate Day

Far From Noise is one of those short but charming Indie titles. It asks existential questions through a conversation between the main protagonist and a stag. The graphics are simple but match the brooding mood of the conversations perfectly. The icing on the cake is an excellent soundtrack that reminded me in some parts of Dear Esther. Read more

Dear Esther: Landmark Edition – Review

dear esther - teaser

Dear Esther started the game genre of walking simulators. It is a first person exploration game that has no running, no jumping, no enemies, no shooting, no puzzles nor any form of survival. It is a game full of perfect moments, beautiful music and reflection. It wants to touch your heart and wants to show that video games can be much more than just achieving a mission. Read more

Thomas was alone – Review

thomas was alone

Thomas, Chris, John, Claire, Laura, James and Sarah have complex almost soap opera relationships with one another. A great narrator will make you love some and dislike others. What is special about this? Well those 7 characters are blocks, coloured blocks of different size and shape. Read more