Dear Esther (PC)

Dear-Esther-Landmark-Edition-feature-672x372Dear Esther is a first-person exploration non-game developed by Thechineseroom for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Spurning traditional game design, Dear Esther features no puzzles or tasks. Your only objective is to explore an unnamed island in the Hebrides, listening to a troubled man (the narrator) read a series of letters to his deceased wife. Details of her mysterious death are revealed as the player moves throughout the island. Continue reading “Dear Esther (PC)”

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)

The-Legend-of-Zelda-Twilight-PrincessThe Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is an action-adventure game developed for the Wii  and was released alongside the console in 2006. The game features nine dungeons – large, contained areas where Link battles enemies, collects items, and solves puzzles. Link navigates these dungeons and fights a boss at the end in order to obtain an item or otherwise advance the plot. The dungeons are connected by a large overworld, across which Link can travel on foot; on his horse, Epona; or by teleporting with Midna’s assistance. Continue reading “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)”

Syberia 1 (PC, Xbox)

syberia1 cinematicSyberia 1 is an auteur game by Benoît Sokal and belongs to the adventure game genre that was one of the first on the PC, and, “back in the day”, it was one of the most popular. That’s no surprise, since the best adventure games take you to unforgettable worlds, introduce you to strange characters, and let you solve all kinds of intriguing puzzles to win the day. But old-school point-and-click adventures are uncommon on the PC now, and they’re even rarer on consoles. Created by the acclaimed author and illustrator Benoît Sokal, Syberia received great reviews and gamer response since day one of its release in Europe and the States.

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