Here's a game I can get behind. Vertiginous Golf is, "a first-person exploratory mini-golf" title, set in a dystopian steampunk world. I'm sure that world is interesting, but it's the mini-golf I'm excited about. Those... more
Just as winter starts to fade and spring begins to arrive, here comes Year Walk's appearance on Steam to bring a little chill into our lives. Released last year on iOS to a lot of acclaim, the game tells the story of a man w... more
Airtight Games and Square Enix have honed in on a June 3, 2014 release for Murdered: Soul Suspect in North America, and June 6 in Europe.
The game is slightly cheaper on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and even PC (I know!) with a $... more
Clementine has been through an awful lot since meeting Lee at the start of The Walking Dead series. She's grown, she's changed, and now, she's with a new group. Episode One sought to be a buffer of sorts between the two ... more
[Update #2: GameSpot has Batman: Arkham Knight coming out on October 14, 2014.]
[Update: Game Informer's new cover story has confirmed the existence of the game, as well as the platforms. Cool!]
Before you freak out -- the se... more
A bunch of us liked Dust: An Elysian Tail and it puts a smile on my face to hear that the game wasn't merely a critical success. Creator Dean Dodrill tweeted over the weekend that the game had passed one million units sold ac... more
MixedBag has announced forma.8, an action-adventure title about a probe stuck on an alien planet -- a dangerous one, at that. Since this is a probe and not some decked-out warship, surviving will be an ordeal at first. Playe... more
It feels like it has been way too long since "All That Remains," which was the first episode in Season Two of Telltale's award-winning adventure The Walking Dead series. In reality, it has only been a couple months, and we c... more
The last few times we've written about Murdered: Soul Suspect, the discussions centered around next gen ports. Well, that and the protagonist's unfortunate choice of head wear and other accoutrements. I mean, the fedora is somehow not the most egregious fashion choice. Wallet chain?
But now I've gotten a chance to play and have a bunch of different things to complain about. more
Dark Souls II has done a pretty decent job of giving everyone the impression that they need to prepare for death again. Well, if you want to escalate things a bit and go beyond death, the Collector's Edition of Dark Sou... more
If somehow you still have yet to get a PlayStation 3 and also happen to really love The Hobbit and LEGO, then you're in luck. A new PlayStation 3 bundle is on the way that will pack in LEGO The Hobbit. It'll be a 500GB PS3 sy... more
In my previous poll I asked everyone to pick their favorite Legend of Zelda game from the lengthy and notable series. Out of over 1,400 total votes, here are the top four results:
(21.37%) Ocarina of Time: 312 votes -- winne... more
I think I was distracted last week with the announcement of Humble Bundle 11 because I hadn't realized how good the Humble Weekly sale looked. If you pay $15, you'll get 12 adventure games which works out at just over $1 a ga... more
This is the latest teaser for an in-development space horror/adventure game, Caffeine, which will put the player into the role of a young boy who awakes on a seemingly abandoned "caffeine mining station." If that idea strike... more
Vampires sure do have a one-track mind, eh? Everything with them is all blood, blood, blood, blood, blood. Blood is family. Blood is power. Blood is everything.
We get it. Vampires like blood. Gallons of the stuff. This Cast... more
I think the question that most people asked themselves when they finished Broken Age Act I was "Okay, so when am I going to get to play Act II?" The more pressing concern was "Will there be an Act II?" but thankfully Double F... more
While The Wolf Among Us: Smoke and Mirrors may already be out, Telltale slapped together a trailer to brag about some of the nice things that some nice people said about it. There's nothing new here with regard to information about the continuation of the series, but for those that just want another chunk of The Wolf Among Us in their life, this should do for the time being. more
Fullbright, makers of last year's surprise hit Gone Home, talked with Rock, Paper, Shotgun about the future following Gone Home's considerable success. "We want to expand the scope of the next game slightly. We don’t wa... more
After 2012's successful Kickstarter campaign, we'll get our hands Jane Jensen's new game, Moebius: Empire Rising on April 15, 2014. It's Jensen's first game since 2010's Gray Matter, so it's been some time coming. Players wil... more
A few weeks ago, Telltale dropped the nebulous detail that the second episode of season two of The Walking Dead was "just around the corner." We didn't know it at that point, but it appears as though the developer's defi... more
If you're an old school adventure fan, you probably remember at least one Gobliin game. I thought it would be confined as a relic of the past, but it's seen a resurgence as a result of mobile gaming -- most notably the ... more
Are you going to SXSW next month? Then you should make it out to Telltale's and Gearbox's panel as they're going to reveal the very first details on Tales from the Borderlands, their recently announced team-up title. Gearbox ... more
Stick it to the Man, a platformer/adventure hybrid that was previously on the PC and the PS3/Vita, is coming to the Wii U. Given the announcement, Nintendo Life recently sat down with two of the folks responsible for the game... more
It's been a bit of a wait for Tengami, that adventure game presented in the style of a Japanese pop-up book, hasn't it?
Developer Nyamyam can take a breather this week, if only for a moment -- the game hits the App Store on ... more
So, where were you when South Park: The Stick of Truth was announced? This was all the way back in 2011, around the time another certain RPG title was on the minds of players. It was certainly a surprising reveal, don't you t... more
Let it not be said that NIS America keeps fans waiting. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc released just a few days ago and already they've announced plans to localize its sequel.
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Dispair... more
999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors' success in the West was enough to birth a sequel, Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward. That sequel ends on a cliffhanger and it doesn't look like it will be resolved any time soon.
Gatling Goat Studios' Traverser stars Valerie Bennett, the traverser with the ability to swap between the mirrored Uppertown and Lowertown, the two sides of an underground city connected together by gravity plates.
The city,... more
XBlaze Code: Embryo is a visual novel set 200 years before the events of BlazBlue.
XBlaze tells the story of Touya Kagari, a mostly unremarkable high school sophomore with a remarkable past, and his transformation fro... more
Part of the drawback with games released in an episodic fashion is that you're always clamoring for the next installment. Whether it's The Wolf Among Us or The Dream Machine, some of my favorite recent episodic titles have be... more
Adventure games enable developers to guide their audience on an incredibly focused journey. Completely scripted -- with little variation or user input that impacts the outcome -- they rely on the quality of their storytelli... more
Hey look Vita owners, more ports! Yay.
God of War Collection will contain the first two God of War games, and will be out on May 6 for $29.99.
Sly Cooper Collection is also on the way for the Vita, and that will contain Sly C... more
The Fullbright Company has announced that its award-winning "story exploration" game Gone Home has sold more than 250,000 copies. Speaking to Joystiq, co-founder Steve Gaynor mentioned approximately 80 percent of those sales ... more
Describing Jazzpunk is pretty damn hard. It's billed as a "comedy adventure game," but it's so much more (and sometimes less) than that. It's packed full of references, oddball minigames, and voicework that will make you laugh more often than not.
For those reasons alone, it's not going to be for everyone. Unless you really like the idea of squirting a can of Cheez Whiz on Jim Sterling. more
The Toymaker was first introduced in Mirror of Fate, and he returns for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. Dracula is looking for the Mirror of Fate, and when the Toymaker is about to present one clue pointing to the mirror he ... more
The new Strider game from Capcom and Double Helix has been looking pretty good. With every screenshot and trailer sent out, I've been become more and more excited with getting my hands on it. And now, it looks we'll do just t... more
Bigby the Wolf has the weight of the world on his shoulders. He's just stumbled upon two murders, everyone is judging him based on his past, and all of it is starting to take its toll. In the second episode of Wolf Among Us, ... more
The second chapter of the second season of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead looks to be imminent, but details are scarse. The developer tweeted a picture of Clementine with the caption "Still. Not. Bitten.," adding that ... more
Only a bit shy of a month away from Dark Souls II's console release, many are left wondering when exactly the PC version will be unleashed upon the masses. From Software's said in the past that it would see a slight delay so... more
Fable and I have a history together. Ever since I learned of its existence in an official Xbox Magazine under the codename "Project Ego," I was enthralled by the promises of Peter Molyneux. Back then, he basically could ... more
Telltale Games has seriously tested the patience of The Wolf Among Us players with the release of the next episode, Smoke & Mirrors. Following the series' debut all the way back in October, Episode 2 is nearly ready for r... more
Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a pretty great game for those who take the time to re-learn how to walk. One of the neat extra features are hidden neckties throughout the game. In each level (except for "Shark Naked"), three ties ... more
An interesting exercise in game design is to identify assumptions about the genre or medium in general, then question those assumptions. One such assumption that most make is that control should feel natural and unobtrusive a... more
As one of the most celebrated and admired games of the last generation, the Souls series from the developers at From Software has many admirers and critics. Many swear by its uncompromising and hardcore gameplay systems and d... more
The strange octopus-dressed-as-a-human simulator Octodad: Dadliest Catch releases today on Steam, the Humble Store, and GOG.com, but how do you know if Octodad: Dadliest Catch is right for you? The informative medical video ... more
Mine is that I work too hard.
If you had any faith that things wouldn't continue to be just awful after the first episode of The Wolf Among Us, why? Things are clearly awful. Things will undoubtedly get more awful. It's the way of the world -- especially neo-noir gritty fairytale worlds.
The somewhat tardy episode 2 is 'coming soon.' That's not soon enough. more
Double Fine just released part one of Broken Age to Kickstarter backers this week, and it's a big deal for multiple reasons. Not only is the game highly anticipated, but the Kickstarter itself was full of fanfare and con... more
The year was 2012. Radioactive bees ruled the skies, filling their endocrine sacs with the remaining wisps of human hope, and garlic wolves devoured the remains. Meanwhile, Double Fine put out a wildly successful Kickstarter ... more
Tomb Raider had a rather interesting development cycle. It went from pure hype, to "this looks like an Uncharted clone," to controversy, and back to hype. But all of that dev drama aside, when the game actually came... more
The game formerly known as "Double Fine Adventure" has finally made its debut -- or should I say, half-debut. Broken Age: Act 1 is the culmination of almost 100,000 backers, over 3.5 million dollars, and nearly two years of... more