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Snake Byte (Apple II)

Snake Byte review (APP2)

Reviewed on June 12, 2009

Snake Byte was a simple, high-resolution graphical update to White Lightning, one of the first games made for the Apple, in BASIC and low resolution graphics. I knew it first as Hustler, from the TRS-80 at our school, and then after the librarians got more diligent deleting games, Snake Byte and its wonderful graphics left me captivated. It's a fairly simple game: you're a snake, chasing apples on a board around barriers. The more you eat, the longer the snake goes. C...
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Apple II)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy review (APP2)

Reviewed on June 12, 2009

The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (HHGG,) based loosely on the Douglas Adams book of the same name, was the best text adventure from Infocom and likely will continue to be the best for all time. The puzzles were funny and clever. So were the ways to die, the side characters, the ways to lose points, and the hint book. It's free many places online, and some of them even offer graphics enhancements. But unlike some cheesy $30 three-level action game, it was worth the money back when it came ou...
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Hoosier City - Assault of the Orcs (PC)

Hoosier City - Assault of the Orcs review (PC)

Reviewed on June 12, 2009

Someone finally snapped and sent the Earth into nuclear apocalypse. Cities were blasted into oblivion, civilization collapsed, and humanity was all but wiped out. The few people yet clinging to life are gathered in three habitable domes that provide protection from the irradiated wastelands outside. It is in this bleak, dismal world that Hoosier City is set...and it doesn't matter because outside of the screen telling the backstory, the game doesn't actually do anything with this theme. The back...
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Amnesia (Apple II)

Amnesia review (APP2)

Reviewed on June 11, 2009

If you create a public scene or break any laws (such as sleeping in public or leaving the early-game hotel room naked), odds are you'll wind up arrested. Humorously, you get to play through your final days in a jail cell, choosing what your final meal is, what denomination of priest speaks to you before death and whether you die by lethal injection or firing squad ó just one more of the many things I loved about the writing in this game.
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Quest for Glory II: Trial By Fire (PC)

Quest for Glory II: Trial By Fire review (PC)

Reviewed on June 11, 2009

Quest for Glory II is the second in a series of graphical adventure games with an RPG twist. For the most part, it's an adventure in classic Sierra style - visit locations, collect items, solve puzzles - but an RPG element is added in letting you play as either a fighter, magic-user or thief. You'll also be given a set of familiar statistics including strength, dexterity, hit points and a number of skills. The end result is a good hybrid that gives you a reason to play the game through three tim...
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Quest for Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero (PC)

Quest for Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero review (PC)

Reviewed on June 11, 2009

Originally known as Hero's Quest and later renamed to Quest for Glory, this game is the first in another Sierra ''Quest'' adventure series, with a significant twist: the Quest for Glory games combine RPG elements into the adventures. You play the role of an adventurer striving to become a Hero by taking on monsters, a band of brigands and an ogre witch in the otherwise beautiful valley of Spielburg. In many ways, the game is like the other old Sierra adventure series: you walk around, you type c...
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DreamWeb (PC)

DreamWeb review (PC)

Reviewed on June 10, 2009

The cyberpunk genre is rarely as well presented as it should be, partially because most developers themselves havenít the slightest idea how to present it in the first place. Sometimes, theyíd opt for an overly-complex Ďhardcoreí approach, confusing newcomers with countless rules, ideas and staples of the niche genre, thinking that we should, as fans, already know what the hell they are talking about. Failing that, the other side of the coin that tries to weave a good futuristic story but fails ...
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Officers (PC)

Officers review (PC)

Reviewed on June 08, 2009

Officers is a fun toy. Every map is like a sandbox in which you can rain destruction upon the Nazis. Its key feature, huge battles, is both the best part of gameplay and the worst.
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X-COM: Enforcer (PC)

X-COM: Enforcer review (PC)

Reviewed on June 05, 2009

Iím in a habit of paying no attention to Steamís frequent pop-up advertisements that bring to light the various discounts the service offers on games I generally donít care about, but the announcement that all five titles in the renowned X-COM series would be available for something like fifteen dollars was difficult to ignore. That purchase was supposed to be my gateway to a series that Iíve been meaning to catch up on for quite some time, given that itís rooted in a genre Iím fond of: t...
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Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat (PC)

Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat review (PC)

Reviewed on June 05, 2009

I really, really suck at Insurgency. But I have an excuse!
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Stalin vs. Martians (PC)

Stalin vs. Martians review (PC)

Reviewed on June 04, 2009

But anyway, the game is an RTS in the same way that margarine is butter, which is to say it's not, but it looks similar! The overhead camera is old hat to the genre. The piles of units marching together toward their objective is familiar. The hud, with its point-and-click interface and minimap, leaves no doubt. Any given screenshot tells the RTS story, but it's only when you play the game that you realize that something has gone horribly wrong.
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Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge (PC)

Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge review (PC)

Reviewed on June 01, 2009

Iíve nothing against games being hard, but before you survive the first few initial outings, loot a few corpses and watch your teamís stats rise to the point where itís noticeable, youíll be spending a lot of time reloading old saves that took place before complete slaughters and eagle-eyed head shot levelled against you.
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Space War Commander (PC)

Space War Commander review (PC)

Reviewed on May 31, 2009

Space War Commander is simple enough that it can be picked up and learned very quickly, and won't eat up your time with long-winded matches like other RTS games. The only thing really missing is multiplayer support, but even so Space War Commander is a superb time-killer
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Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards (PC)

Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards review (PC)

Reviewed on May 28, 2009

Leisure Suit Larry (LSL,) despite notoriety after its first release was less disgusting and offensive than its sequels, most of which overused weak riffs on material from the original game anyway. It's surely one of Sierra's very best graphic adventures, as it doesn't take itself too seriously and goes beyond just some hapless forty-year-old's quest to lose his virginity. It pokes fun at the awkwardness we all felt during our teenage years and makes Larry a poor schlemeil who can't even do the b...
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Sword of the Stars: Ultimate Collection (PC)

Sword of the Stars: Ultimate Collection review (PC)

Reviewed on May 25, 2009

Sword of the Stars: Ultimate Collection brings in some wonderfully fresh ideas, but stays true to the 4X formula. This is a game with a lot of depth and a lot to learn, and you aren't likely to master it in a weekend.
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Hard Hat Mack (Apple II)

Hard Hat Mack review (APP2)

Reviewed on May 22, 2009

Donkey Kong inspired a number of three-level looping spinoffs in the eighties, and one of the most successful ideas was Hard Hat Mack (HHM,) a cute little platformer about a construction worker with various tasks to perform. He starts off drilling cement blocks in place on the first level, gathers lunch boxes, and apparently in the afternoon he has crates to drop into some crazy machine. He's obstructed by Osha or the Vandal. Each looks different but move in exactly the same predet...
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Deus Ex (PC)

Deus Ex review (PC)

Reviewed on May 20, 2009

Deus Ex knows what it is. It's a computer game, through and through. There's a reason why the new big-name releases boast about multiple routes and character-shaping; in-depth, branching stories; moral and practical dilemmas. This is that reason. And, in acknowledging how games work and confidently playing to such potential, it shines.
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Sammy Lightfoot (Apple II)

Sammy Lightfoot review (APP2)

Reviewed on May 20, 2009

Sammy Lightfoot(SL) is a step down from the better-remembered Hard Hat Mack in fun, playability and fairness, but it's still the sort of interesting old-school title worth a brief spin. Sammy's this tubby orange-haired fellow who makes squip noises when he walks and boingy noises when he jumps. His hair even spins around when he dies! The game's object is just to reach the platform at the top, navigating obstacles in three scenarios. Then you start all over again with a different, ...
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Demigod (PC)

Demigod review (PC)

Reviewed on May 11, 2009

Though Demigod is an exceptional offering with unique strengths, one that does a fantastic job of straddling the genre fence and moving gaming forward, the multi-player headaches beg the question: is it ultimately worth buying?
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Wallace & Gromitís Grand Adventures: The Last Resort (PC)

Wallace & Gromitís Grand Adventures: The Last Resort review (PC)

Reviewed on May 08, 2009

There's a slightly uncomfortable predictability about The Last Resort, this second instalment of Telltale Games' Wallace & Gromit adaptation. The first episode, Fright of the Bumblebees, impressed with its faithful aesthetic and witty dialogue, but the mundanity of its first half left a little to be desired. In The Last Resort, you'll spend the first hour collecting things, and the second hour on customer service duty. Hmm.
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