Tagged: adventure

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A Study in the Sociopathic: ‘Moebius: Empire Rising’

This is an interesting piece that eventually morphed from what it was intended to be. This piece was meant to be a standard review for Moebius: Empire Rising, which can be easily identified when read. Another PopMatters writer took it upon himself to review the game before I had a chance to finish my review. So, […]

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First Impressions: The Walking Dead: Season Two

Contains minor spoilers Clementine is growing up before our eyes. The Walking Dead: Season Two has begun, and just in time for the holidays. If The Walking Dead doesn’t say holiday season cheer, I don’t know what does. Telltale had revealed that Clementine would be returning as a playable character, so that isn’t so surprising. I […]

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‘Deadfall Adventures’ Misses the Mark

Deadfall Adventures begins with a voice over in the past tense, a narration foreshadowing an unbelievable tale and an unlikely hero. It begins ina manner appropriately similar to the beginning of King Solomon’s Mines, in which Allan Quatermain apologizes to the reader for his blunt way of writing but that he is “more accustomed to […]

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‘Memoria’ Deconstructs the Fairy Tale

Memoria is a balancing act. The duality in Memoria runs through its narrative, overall themes, and even its design. Memoria is Daedalic Entertainment’s follow up to The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav and the company’s second foray into The Dark Eye universe. The Dark Eye is Germany’s highly successful role-playing franchise, a franchise that rivals even Dungeons & Dragons. Memoria is a classic point-and-click adventure game that does little […]

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‘Gone Home’: There’s More Than One Way to Tell a Story

Contains Mild Spoilers In 2008 psychologist Sam Gosling released his book titled, Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You. In Snoop Gosling and a team of investigators rummaged through people’s homes, offices, and dorm rooms to decipher what their possessions said about them. This idea is also the main premise behind the critically acclaimed Gone […]