Archive for August, 2010


Barrow Hill is the first project of Matt Clark, a British independent developer who created the game almost entirely on his own. It is a title I was really looking forward to based on a large amount of positive reviews, because of its unique setting, because of being promoted as rooted in authentic pre-christian history, and also because of it supposedly being a refreshingly subtler take on the horror genre. Publicly available images and game overviews didn’t speak of monsters or gore, but of dark woods, old lore, mystery and suspense. (more…)

Again carrying on directly where the series left off, Beyond the Alley of the Dolls opens with Sam and Max being pursued by an army of Sam clones. The clones are horrible, half-naked, zombie-like evil copies of our hero. Which is a bummer, because an army of one’s own minds would kind-of come in handy – I could have finished this review a week ago!

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After many years of development and troubles with finding a publisher, Autumn Moon Entertainment finally released its first game, A Vampyre Story. AME is the company of Bill Tiller, who is probably best-known for the fantastic backgrounds he created for Curse of Monkey Island. With Tiller at the helm, great quality visuals are pretty much a guarantee, but how does this adventure stack up in other aspects? (more…)