Sunday, October 1, 2017

Magrunner: Dark Pulse

Playing The Turing Test reminded me that GOG had at some point in the past given away for free a similar, Portal-like puzzle platformer, and that I had meant to maybe play it once I had run out of game backlog.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Layers of Fear

Recently released Observer seemed to have an intriguing theme judging by what I saw of the game being streamed. It got me interested of its developer's previous title, Layers of Fear, which then just happened to be in the beat-the-average tier of a humble bundle.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Tales from the Borderlands

Borderlands "Take Over Your Life" bundle was 83% off for me on Steam as I had all of it except for Telltale Games' Tales from the Borderlands. And so I decided to play the currently latest title to the franchise even if its gameplay seemed suspect.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Turing Test

There are probably quite a few games inspired by Portal out there. But what got me interested in The Turing Test was its name combined with the name of its protagonist: Ava Turing. I figured that the big twist at the end would be your character turning out to be an artificial intelligence passing the test. I just had to see if that was the case.

Monday, August 21, 2017

SOMA

SOMA (as it is stylized) is a clear continuation to the style of titles from Frictional Games. Inventory and resource management are non-existent in this one but narrative and story-telling are greatly improved from Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Soma also looks much better as it runs on a newer, third iteration of the HPL Engine.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Another game I bought from this year's Steam summer sale was SOMA. But before diving into it, I decided to first try Frictional Games' previous title, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, which I had gotten couple years back when they were giving it away for free.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Aliens vs. Predator

I had not marked Aliens vs. Predator (2010) as 'Not Interested' on Steam but I had not put it on my wishlist either. So getting it from the summer sale was sort of an impulse purchase. It was cheap, though, and aliens are cool -- usually.