Tag Archives: adventure

Hoodwink

Hoodwink‘s trailer burst onto the internet the other week, the game having gone pretty much entirely under the radar until that point. The trailer showed off a colourful, nicely drawn world with witty, interesting and, most importantly, well-voiced characters. To me, it looked like a welcome return to the comic-noir style of a true genre classic, Grim Fandango. I got the review code. I was excited. I really, really wanted Hoodwink to be good. Ye gods, I’m so angry. I knew from the very start of the game that things were not going to go well. Hoodwink controls exactly like…

The Sea Will Claim Everything

Bundles. It’s all about bundles these days. Even the big publishers are nosing into the indie bundle craze. The bundle I’m delving into here is the Bundle In A Box which features adventure games a plenty but from which I’m plucking the rather worryingly titled The Sea Will Claim Everything. On launching for the first time I’m struck by the music, so much so I don’t know how long I sat just staring at the menu screen. The dried vine porthole view of a slither of sand beyond which presumably endless water lay offered nothing, and yet was made captivating…