Excerpt: Last year, I was lucky enough to be at the announcement of Kalypso’s “Dark” and get my hands on the playable demo at the time. By “get my hands on it”, I mean I played it so much that some people thought I was the guy paid to demo the title and began asking me all kinds of questions about the game –...
Excerpt: You've danced to Dark’s particular stealth action rhythm before. You've memorized guard movement patterns, you've hidden bodies, and you've avoided stepping on broken glass and broadcasting your location.
Pros: Sharp visual style, Killing guards with vampiric powers, Earning extra experience for playing efficiently
Cons: Imprecise teleportation and movement, Unpredictable, erratic AI, Simplistic story and arbitrary objectives
Summary: Magrunner: Dark Pulse completely and unabashedly rips off the Portal franchise. It does make a vain attempt to add its own elements but just feels too cluttered. One could argue that being a clone of a popular game is not necessarily a bad thing, and that there are many fine copies out there that...
Conclusion: When it comes down to it, the biggest problem that Magrunner: Dark Pulse faces is its comparison to Portal – arguably one of the greatest games of all time. Too many times during game play, my mind would drift off to the good times I had playing Portal while GLaDOS tortured and ridiculed me.
Excerpt: If anyone is ever in the mood for running a city under the auspices of organized crime they have plenty of options to get their fix in a family-friendly way via the App Store. Freemium mafia games are pretty much their own subgenre at this point.
Pros: A relatively simple combat system that’s still refreshing to see in a freemium mafia sim. Some impressive visuals and music.
Cons: Rather obnoxious (and plentiful) load times. Absolutely terrible script and characters. Late game content pretty much requires spending money.
Excerpt: In the early 1900s, architect Pedro Alvarez was excavating beneath the famous La Torre del Oro, a centuries old watchtower in Seville, Spain. He uncovered a mysterious artifact beneath the building and soon realized the box brought with it a great evil.
Pros: Unusual setting with some unique story twists. Hidden object scenes are straightforward and never bend the rules.
Cons: Illogical puzzle solutions. Spotty graphics quality. An overall feeling of mundanity.
Excerpt: Well this is a pretty unkown title from a pretty unkown german development house. In brief the game is (Yet Another) an RPG, where u take the role of an archelogist out for huge discoveries about ancient Egypt.