The Secret of Monkey Island. LucasArts (1990) PC

I’ll cover the Special Edition of Secret of Monkey Island, AND the Original in this review as they are the same game; except the remake has better graphics, better music, better sound FX, and better voice acting. On top of this, you can switch between old and new version on the fly on the Special Edition.

I like the dabble in Point and Clicks, and some of them are our favourite games of all time, but Monkey Island is one I’ve had to keep coming back to several times in the last 20 odd years because I never actually managed to get off the first chapter.

So with a stubborn insistence I decided to finally cross Monkey Island off my “to do” list. Continue reading

UFO: Afterlife. Altar Games (2007) PC

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Phew that was exhausting! About 100 hours has been poured into UFO: Aftermath, Aftershock and Afterlife.

The series is a little mixed, and with a 3rd game trying the UFO: Apocalypse route going into the game I am skeptical.

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UFO: Aftershock. Altar Games (2005) PC

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UFO: Aftershock is the sequel to UFO: Aftermath, and is not officially related to UFO: Enemy Unknown (X-Com: UFO Defense). Interestingly, the 3rd game in the series, Afterlight, is not a sequel to Aftershock in terms of the story.

Of all the games in this genre I have probably played this one the most, even more than Jagged Alliance 2.

So how does it hold up?
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UFO: Aftermath. Altar Games (2003) PC

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UFO: Aftermath started off  “The Dreamland Chronicles: Freedom Ridge” by Mythos Games, but was eventually abandoned. It is an homage to X-Com, and is partly based on the abandoned X-Com: Genesis. It is *NOT* officially related to UFO: Enemy Unknown (X-Com: UFO Defense).
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Outlast, Red Barrels (2013) PC

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HALLOWEEEEEEEN! WOOOOOOooooooo *cough*

So we like playing horror games at Halloween. Go figure, right? As much as I would’ve liked to scribe my feelings about The Walking Dead Season 2 (seriously, fuck you Kenny), it would’ve been a copy and paste of the first review, only with different – and very spoiler-y – feels. So I decided to tackle something different this year, and now I can’t sleep with the lights off. Or on. Or at all. Continue reading

Fallout 2, Interplay (1998) PC

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I struggle with the Fallout series; with Fallout 1 it felt like it should be a good game, but it was broken in too many places. Fallout 3 thought that 15 hours of tunnel schellping was a fun thing, and was a fairly solid 7/10 game. But with Fallout 2 I finally understand why it is such a beloved series. Continue reading