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…)

And so the dreaded holiday season is in full bloom again. Which means that… here comes the long awaited second demaskatory report of my Summer 2008 visit to the famous town of mystery and adventure – Rennes-le-Chateau, France. Sorry for having kept you waiting an entire year for this exciting climax. But now you’ll see just how much deeper did Gabriel Knight 3 manage to bury itself in its lies…


Part II: Behind The Fence

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Episode 1 of King’s Quest 9 is out. It’s short, shiny and everyone wants to check it out after 5 years of production. So after doing just that I spontaneously decided to review it, the main temptation being it seems that it takes just a couple of sentences to tell that… (more…)

They Stole Max’s Brain! Indeed, they have. But who is they? In the third episode of The Devil’s Playhouse, Sam sets off alone to find out just that.

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Puzzle Agent is the interactive reliving of Graham Annable’s Grickle. A surreal comic world of weird and unique stylised characters. Telltale have done a great job of brining Grickle to point and click – on a visual level. But does the game itself match up? Let’s see. (more…)