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Kairo

Kairo review

Don't you dare compare it to Myst.

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4 years ago

Feature: HUDlife

Tunnel Vision: Actual Games

I'm three columns into this series of Oculus Rift round-ups, and it's telling that so far I haven't covered anything that would fit the formalist description of a game. No, I'm not getting involved in anyone's tiresome war about Proteus or Gone Home, but sticking to a more universal whipping boy - the first-gen Oculus' issues with readable text, usable HUDs and motion sickness. Clearly…

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5 years ago

Feature: Dealing With The Impossible

How The Death Of Richard Perrin’s Father Led To Journal

Journal is the latest game from Richard Perrin, creator of brilliant abstract puzzle/madness-fest Kairo. It's also absolutely nothing like Kairo - at least, on a surface level. Journal is the story of a young girl lost in a temple of trials that's perhaps even more desolately lonely than Kairo's cavernous halls: growing up. It's an adventure about human relationships, but even with that in mind,…

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6 years ago

Journal Is An Adventure About Relationships, Not Puzzles

Journal screams intrigue. Not physically, of course. That wouldn't make for a particularly fun game and would also be existentially horrifying. It does, however, have quite a few tantalizing highlights nestled within its crisp, comfortingly musty pages. For one, Kairo creator Richard Perrin's on dev duty, but this time around, he's eschewing gloriously abstract puzzles in favor of the most stultifying brain-bender of them all: human…

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Mystifying: Kairo Is Out Now

Kairo's alpha impressed John last year and Nathan enjoyed his wander around the recently released demo, but I can't tell you whether the full game lives up to the promise of those early portions because I haven't played it yet. I shall remedy that soon as the first-person adventure is out now and I have a definite hankering to explore its strange spaces, and the…

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7 years ago

Monumental: Kairo

If you were to ask me what two of my favourite things were, and I'm going to assume you just did, I'd have to say exploration and atmosphere, because I like discovering things and I like those things to be redolent of ancient myths, or failing that just to hum ominously. Kairo, which John covered in some detail back in the summer months. News now…

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Worth Exploring: Indie Adventure Kairo

Sometimes it's just good to wander around, slightly confused. I should declare my interests here: I wander around confused most of the time. I'm in fact President of the Wandering Around Confused Organisation (WACO), a body of people who spend most of their days wondering how they got wherever they are, and how on Earth they're going to get home. The only problem with my…

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