Excerpt: Sometimes a game can benefit from being an anachronism in the era of high definition, mega budget titles. The “Adventure Game” genre reaps the most benefit, as its very mechanics eschew advances in graphics and game design from the last decade, settling on pre-rendered backgrounds and intriguing storylines to provide the main draw.
Excerpt: Alter Ego is an example of a point-and-click adventure game that nearly hits the mark of perfection from beginning to end as a game for novice gamers. The game tells of a murder story à la Jack the Ripper from the perspectives of a duo of very different characters—a petty thief named Timothy Moor and a police detective named Detective Sergeant Briscol. The game takes place in the town of Plymouth in England around the late 1800s.
Excerpt: While everyone else in the ‘90s was blowing up hell spawn or duking it out in space against the Zerg, Protoss, and Koreans, point-and-click was always my choice of poison. Sure, the genre lacked the action and excitement of FPS and strategy games, but it provided a challenge that truly tested one’s wits while becoming completely involved in an elaborate story.