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Posts tagged “Cryo”

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Have You Played… Faust?

My memory of the late 90s is predominantly reviewing abysmal games for PC Gamer. I found a niche in those early days of what I like to amuse folks by calling a career. And most terriblest of all were the Cryo games. Pre-rendered graphics adventures, each attempting to emulate the awful, awful Myst, and yet each somehow finding new ways to be even more dreadful.…

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Have You Played… From Dusk Till Dawn?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. I do love to talk about Cryo, my arch-nemesis for the first few years of what I so confidently call a career. They created bad games with so much vigour and effort, like badness was something that for them required the hardest work. And little they…

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Have You Played… Lost Eden

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. I never played Lost Eden. But I sure did watch the demo. A demo that brought me and my friend James the most ridiculous amount of utter delight, and a running gag that stays with us to this day. Wow, Lost Eden was…

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I Kind Of Miss Dreadful Adventure Developer Cryo

One hundred and fifteen years ago, before Rock, Paper, Shotgun was a twinkle in Horace's eye, I used to do the bulk of my writing in a magazine called PC Gamer. Now, I've no idea what's happened to that mag since, but for ten years I kept it propped up with a two page budget section, and reviews of terrible, terrible adventure games. And most…

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