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Posts tagged “episodic”

Feature: Going Nowhere

MechaNika review

I'm getting a touch fed up of games that don't make it clear they're episodic. I had a lot of good things to say about MechaNika [official site] (along with some raised eyebrows), right up until it ended with an anticlimax, no suggestion of how it would continue, and no mention that it was an incomplete story on its Steam page. It really doesn't help…

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You Do Have To Be Mad To Live There: Lylian

What you need right before going to bed is to watch this creepy-ass trailer for Lylian, made by the excellently named Pixelpickle. It's properly intriguing. Watching the opening cinematic of an institutionalised girl and her teddy, it's hard to predict it's going to be a side-scrolling platformer. But there it goes, with the unfurled long sleeves of her straight jacket used as weapons. Of course.…

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Strong Bad STRONG!

Strong Bad's Cool Game For Attractive People: Episode One - Homestar Ruiner is out, and blimey, it's good. It's not been much of a secret that I've not been a big fan of Telltale's Sam & Max games. So I'm delighted to report that I enjoyed Strong Bad's game. I'll say no more, as reviews are due to appear in printed form. Meanwhile, there's a…

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Ron Gilbert’s New Game Announced

The hero of a generation of gamers, Mr Ron "Monkey Island" Gilbert, has announced his new game, and the publisher who'll be distributing it. Ready? DeathSpank Episode 1: Orphans of Justice. Oh yes. It's an "RPG Adventure", featuring a character from the short-lived Grumpy Gamer cartoons. Gilbert explains, "I called up Tim Schafer and said "Loan me a desk, I have a game to design!"…

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