The Book of Unwritten Tales 2

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2

A charming, hilarious and fun adventure with the perfect balance of puzzle difficulty. This point and click has my favourite puzzle design because they are not too hard to figure out, but also not too easy. The characters are unique, interesting and lively, and the graphics are gorgeous without putting too much strain on a computer (as a laptop gamer, I especially appreciate this as there is nothing sadder to me than a game I really want to play with specs that my computer can just about manage with lags). As in the first game, Wilbur is an absolute treasure, Ivo is as great a female character as ever and Critter is quirky, sweet and loyal. Nate has grown more likable in this game as well as gained a fair amount of depth and development.

Real player with 92.3 hrs in game

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If you played ‘The Book of Unwritten Tales (1)" you will probably enjoy this sequel. It brings back all the main characters from the first game and introduces a few new ones.

The textures and rigging are a little better than the first and the mechanics and walk paths are a little smoother but I still found that some of the walk paths (especially when you are switching between characters) are a little weird. You don’t have to do any pixel hunting because you can highlight all items that you can interact with so it’s hard to miss something. Some of the puzzles are not very logical to solve but most of them are reasonable.

Real player with 61.5 hrs in game

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 on Steam

Epic Dumpster Bear 2: He Who Bears Wins

Epic Dumpster Bear 2: He Who Bears Wins

If you haven’t played the first Dumpster Bear, you should know that it’s not just a meme game. It’s a fast-paced, actually pretty good platformer. Each level has 3 hidden red coins to collect and speedrun medals to achieve. There are optional, more challenging levels that are unlocked through secret exits and spending the yellow coins you collect while playing. And there are goofy boss battles and over-dramatic cutscenes. The soundtrack is actually original and composed specifically for Dumpster Bear, and it’s a real highlight of the game.

Real player with 171.4 hrs in game

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Such an awesome platformer, and the soundtrack is all bangers.

Real player with 147.6 hrs in game

Epic Dumpster Bear 2: He Who Bears Wins on Steam

Ninja Stealth 2

Ninja Stealth 2

Shitty game with poor controls and where combat is just here to waste your time: it’s always the same without any progression, enemies respawn as soon as you leave a room and return to it, and drop the exact amount of healing needed to survive a fight with them. You gain “EXP” but you never level up, you can’t escape fight but you see the option (always greyed-out). Looks like the author used RPG Maker and didn’t even bother to remove/hide the elements he didn’t use.

Real player with 10.4 hrs in game

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Of the ninja Stealth series I enjoyed this one the most! Let me just say I like the RPG maker engine (all 3 use it but this doesn’t chage it a ton). This feels like a short and sweet RPGame! I liked that a lot! Not too cryptic… I didn’t need a walkthrough… I enjoyed it… It was… Dare I say… Fun!

Here are three things I will say to save fellow players some time withut spoiling anytning… Know your binary codes for number up to 10 and check BOTH the trunks and drivers sides of the cars in the parked car room! There are 2 cracked walls… One for each findable charater. One cannot go through both… the game is not broken… Stop trying :) If someone had just told me that my complete time would be at least an hour less!

Real player with 9.7 hrs in game

Ninja Stealth 2 on Steam

The Journey Down: Chapter One

The Journey Down: Chapter One

Overall, this is a solid P&C Adventure game, with reasonably logical puzzles once you immerse, and no Guide-Dang-It solutions- it’s possible to work out all the solutions given the information available in the game. That said, there was at least one puzzle that refused several plausible solutions in favor of what seems to me to be a less-plausible (though more amusing) one, and several in which I knew the concept of the solution, but there wasn’t much of an indication about how to actually do that. Plus the traditional complex “solve it because it’s there” puzzle that turns out to massively help your protagonist progress in a somewhat illogical way, but that’s so common in the genre that it might actually be considered a lack if it weren’t present. :-J There is the usual complete refusal by the protagonist to clean up after themselves- I wish more of these games would let us give people their stuff back once it’s not needed any more. Hopefully, there will be uses for the items still in Bwana’s pockets at the end of the chapter, instead of the traditional “lost everything during the cutscene” trope.

Real player with 6.7 hrs in game

This title really surprised me with how well it was made. I came in having no expectations. I had bought the game as part of a bundle on indiegala, and was only really going to try it out while waiting for another (and much larger in size) game to download, and was frankly blown away right from the start.

You start off in dire straights with your electricity having been shut off because you hadn’t paid your bills for a while. This means you can’t make any money because the pump in your gas station that you own an operate relies on the power to run. However with some cheeky DYI smarts, you’re soon back to normal… If normal means no customers, which… it does.

Real player with 6.1 hrs in game

The Journey Down: Chapter One on Steam

Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards: Reloaded

Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards: Reloaded

85 / 100

First thing to appreciate with Leisure Suit Larry (LSL) is that it is a game that originally was created in 1987! The gameplay in this ‘Reloaded’ version is essentially the same, with updated graphics, interface & full voice/audio support.

Being from an earlier generation, the gameplay can feel basic by modern standards and there is no real direction from a story perspective to guide you either. You only know that you need to guide Larry (the 40yr old virgin) to find love. With limited guidance, the ability to visit any of the locations in any order & a lot of abstract puzzles to solve LSL can leave you scratching your head for long periods.

Real player with 14.8 hrs in game


(Full review follows below)

  • Game Name: Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards: Reloaded

  • Original Release: 2013 (1987)

  • Genre Tags: Point & Click; Adventure; Mature; Nudity; Funny

  • My Overall Grade: A-

  • Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 1-8 hours

  • Multiplayer Aspect: None

  • Recommended To: Established fans of the genre; Those intrigued by the genre; Fans of the intellectual property; Casual gamers

Real player with 8.2 hrs in game

Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards: Reloaded on Steam