Reviews by pswan77

81

Good Game

pswan77 | Sept. 10, 2013 | Review of Psychonauts

Psychonauts was a lot of fun. There are a lot of interesting game mechanics. There's a solid variety of weapons to use. The writing was well done. There is a lot of platforming and that isn't always easy in a 3D game. Still, it's mostly handled well. The graphics look decent for how old it is now. I definitely recommend Psychonauts.

95

TellTale at its best.

pswan77 | Sept. 5, 2013 | Review of Sam & Max: Season 3

I flat out loved season 3 of Sam & Max. The story was fun, the writing was mostly fantastic, and the puzzles were interesting. S&M is comedy and it is packed to the brim with jokes. A few miss, but most hit and there are some really big laughs. Every episode has a very unique style to it and the story is constantly changing and its unpredictable. I highly recommend to all adventure fans!

80

The fun is in plain sight.

pswan77 | Aug. 15, 2013 | Review of Murder She Wrote

Everywhere she goes, people suddenly start getting murdered. Clearly, Jessica Fletcher is the greatest serial killer of all time. The cops even find her already at the scene of the crime for some of the killings when they arrive. The only thing I can't figure out is how she keeps convincing others to keep taking the fall for her every time. She's got the local police eating out of the palm of her hands and not only bring her along to assist in official murder investigations, but the police blindly take her word for things even if it contradicts the conclusion that the paid professional investigators have come up with. She's always right there with the cops to make sure to nudge suspicion away from her and onto the 'real killer'. Normally, she sticks to her haunts in tucked away Cabot Cove, Maine. But, pray you're out of town if she decides to visit your neighborhood. The game was fun. There's five cases that play out just like an episode of the show. If you're a genre fan, you're probably gonna be happy with this game.

85

Solid Fun

pswan77 | April 29, 2013 | Review of The Cave

I recommend it. The game is fun. It reminds me of a blend of Limbo and Trine. The puzzles aren't too hard, but there are some really good ones in there that had me stumped for a while. There are seven characters to choose from, but only three can be chosen for each run thru the game. To see the whole game, it will need to be finished at least twice. I did complete all the character-specific levels. The Scientist and the Time Traveler levels were my favorites. They were all good, though, except for possibly the level for The Monk and The Knight. They were too short and too easy. They were still ok, though. There are several sections that are a part of every run-through regardless of the characters chosen. The writing is funny and the voice acting is really well done. It took about 12 or so hours to see all of the game. The art style is cartoony and pleasant. The graphics are serviceable, but nothing special. The first time dynamite blew up, the explosion crashed the game. Other than that, it ran flawlessly at a smooth 60fps throughout. My biggest gripe with the game is the amount of back tracking. There is so much back-and-worth when trying to figure out the puzzles for the first time and climbing ropes takes forever. It's not a huge deal, but its something that's ever present. Overall, The Cave was a really enjoyable experience.

80

See things in a new way

pswan77 | April 29, 2013 | Review of Edna and Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes

Good game. It was often funny. The cutesy graphics are juxtaposition for the deeply grim undercurrent of the story. Some really messed up things happen. This game deals with trauma-based mind control and child murder among other things. It took around 8 hours to beat. It's definitely on the easy side of point-and-click adventures. I only got stuck once; didn't have to use a walk-through at all. I definitely recommend to genre fans.

86

Classic Sega

pswan77 | April 29, 2013 | Review of SEGA Megadrive Collection - Series 1

There are a lot of classics here from the Genesis library. My personal favorites are Golden Axe and Altered Beast. A great value for the number of different games you get. Some I had never played before and this collection has a nice mix of great games I used to play way back when plus also some others that I'm getting to try for the first time.