It has happened. The day spoken of in legend. After two years, I am finally to be set free of the Curse Of Steam Charts. All its taken is entirely leaving my job in four days time to end this purgatory. The only decision left is to whom I shall pass this vexation. That, and how to avoid mentioning the actual games for one more…
2 months ago
3 years ago
Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Okay, it's fair to say I went on about Hexcells rather a lot in 2014. The reason? It remains the best puzzle game I've ever played. And I play puzzle games.
5 years ago
I wasn’t subtle about how much I enjoyed Hexcells last year. The original Hexcells appeared from nowhere in my inbox in September, and I fell instantly in love. The second game, Hexcells Plus, arrived in December, after we’d already decided the original deserved a spot in our top games of 2013. I’ve replayed both games multiple times, because it’s a puzzle game of exquisite pleasure,…
If for some reason you were wanting to play Hexcells, because it's the best new puzzle game this decade, but you couldn't bring yourself to do it without its being on Steam, all is now resolved. Matthew Brown's sublime puzzlers are on the big grey store for £2 each, or the pair for £3.50.
6 years ago
My favourite puzzle game of the year just doubled in size. Another collection of 36 puzzles, this time far harder than the last. Here's wot I think: My cat, Dexter, has been missing for nine days now. Which is horrible. While kitten Lucy is certainly more famous in RPS parts, Dex has long appeared on the site, and indeed in PC Gamer, and best of…