The Stanley Parable (PC)

open-graph-300x300What are games all about? What is life like for the subject of a videogame?

Do we really have any choice, or any agency in them at all?

Galactic Cafe have aimed to try and explore these issues in the humourous first person romp The Stanley Parable

I reviewed it for SquareGo, full text below the cut:

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Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs (PC)

Amnesia-A-Machine-For-Pigs-300x168In the midst of Victorian London grows a horror, the likes of which is beyond reason.
Naturally I felt impelled to seek it out, and discover what secrets of eldritch nightmare lay within.

What I found was a story of dread, revultion and the complete loss of sanity.

What I found, was a machine, a machine for pigs.
First published on SquareGo

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I AM LEVEL (Android)

iamleveltitle-300x225Remember the old days, the days when the old 32 and 64 bit computers ruled the world?  The days of only having a few colours and bloopy sound effects to render everything from Flight sims to Bubble creatures into existence?

You don’t? Too young? KIDS THESE DAYS DON’T KNOW THEY’RE LIVING!!!

Still, in the interests of helping show how the world can learn from the past, I review I AM Level, for SquareGo
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The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief – Chapter 1 (PC)

What’s this? A mystery afoot? raven

There’s been murder, thievery, and deception!
The only man who can save the day is a mild mannered Belgian cop, close to retirement?
To confront these strange going on, I take a look at the new adventure title from Nordic Games, and try to get to the bottom of a string of enigmas.

Originally published at SquareGo, full text below the cut:

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The Walking Dead – 400 Days (PC)

400Zombies, zombies, zombies. The folks at SquareGo have asked me to spend even more time with zombies.

To which I happily obliged, as the Walking Dead DLC pack from Telltale games is something I’ve been feverously anticipating.

My SquareGo review can be found here on the main site, or below the cut in full. Continue reading