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Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley review

Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley review

Based on Tove Jansson’s popular book series, Snufkin is a cozy, beautifully presented adventure that’s fairly short and light on challenge, but will surely please fans and newcomers alike who are eager to take a pleasant stroll among the natural wonders and quirky characters of Moominvalley... Read more

American Arcadia review

American Arcadia review

Like a bingeable TV show, American Arcadia is slickly presented and tightly paced, resulting in a charismatic and entertaining theme park ride of an adventure, even if the simple characters and somewhat unfocused approach to gameplay doesn’t foster much lasting impact... Read more

Chants of Sennaar review

Chants of Sennaar review

It might feel bewildering at first, but deciphering glyphs to discover more about the vibrant and mysterious tower with its culturally divided people makes Chants of Sennaar a highly engaging and ultimately rewarding framework for the inventive language-based puzzles... Read more

Viewfinder review

Viewfinder review

Viewfinder’s shining achievement is its brilliantly executed set of reality-bending mechanics that are such fun to play with that its tenuous story and relatively simple puzzles are easy to overlook... Read more

SEASON: A Letter to the Future review

SEASON: A Letter to the Future review

SEASON is a beautiful and thoughtful art piece of a game whose only challenge may stem from being overly ponderous at times, but it shines with its gorgeous landscapes, interesting characters, and imaginative worldbuilding and will reward those who come into it ready for some creative introspection... Read more

Somerville review

Somerville review

An artfully made take on the familiar story of an alien invasion, Somerville’s visual design and interesting scenarios form an engaging experience, though some confusing puzzle design and a plot that holds the player at arm’s length keep it from truly being out of this world... Read more

The Entropy Centre review

The Entropy Centre review

As another iteration on the futuristic physics puzzler, The Entropy Centre is one of the better ones, but a few uninspired design elements and some frustration with controls holds it back from being a real classic... Read more

Lost in Play review

Lost in Play review

It’s easy to lose yourself in Lost in Play, whose abundant charm is sure to spark your childlike sense of wonder, making this a treat for adventurers of any age... Read more