Reviews by Winklers

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Story First

Winklers | Dec. 1, 2013 | Review of The Walking Dead

Many consider this more an interactive movie than a game, it probably has as many mechanics as a point and click. The gameplay here is an improvement on Telltale’s previous games such as Jurassic Park. In regards to graphics, there is nothing too intensive here but it fits well with the world created.

In this world you're essentially walking between cutscenes; discovering the characters, solving some puzzles and moving the story forward as you go. Rather than pulling you out of the game with these cutscenes it draws you in by putting you in the position of making the hard decisions. While this doesn't give you much control over these parts of the game, it does give you some control over the story through your choices made, which here is the highlight along with the characters created.

Splitting the story into 5 episodes is an interesting idea meaning you can take a break between each part of the game and go into the next with some anticipation of what is going to happen next. I found each of these episodes to each be 2-3 hours long so you get your money’s worth, especially when on sale.

78

A good sequel

Winklers | May 31, 2013 | Review of Tomb Raider III

Considering what this game had to live up to after the first game, it did a very good job. Using the same controls as the first, this one attempts to go bigger. There are more locations, enemies and weapons. Again the story holds it together although not as well as the first. The puzzles and variety in this game keep it interesting and enjoyable to play.

80

Classic

Winklers | May 31, 2013 | Review of Tomb Raider I

The first of a long running adventure series which set a standard at the time. The controls and graphics haven't kept up that well but it is still fun to play with tombs to explore, secrets to find, puzzles to solve and enemies to defeat. The story gives it a good direction and it still holds up as a classic.

75

New Adventure

Winklers | May 31, 2013 | Review of Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light

An interesting new entry to the Tomb Raider franchise, this time fitting the gameplay and level design into an isometric style adventure. It still feels like a part of the series but plays differently while still being an enjoyable game.