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
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: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton was a notable English writer, politician, and nobleman in the 19th century. While his political career spanned decades, he was best remembered for his literary works, such as The Last Days of Pompeii, Pelham, and The Coming Race.
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.