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Wailing Heights Review: Point, Click and Rock ‘n Roll
1 year ago

Wailing Heights Review: Point, Click and Rock ‘n Roll

Reunion tours are everywhere and whilst there’s usually only one good reason for a band to reform (hint: it’s money), whether they do get back together comes down to several …
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Night in the Woods Review: Cat, Interrupted
1 year ago

Night in the Woods Review: Cat, Interrupted

Sometimes life doesn’t work out the way you expect it to. As a child you have hopes and dreams and an expectation that everything will work out as it does …
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Yesterday Origins Review: Classic adventuring
3 years ago

Yesterday Origins Review: Classic adventuring

I remember falling out with point and click games after having to construct a trampoline to reach second floor window, out of prosthetic skin which could only be acquired by …
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Batman Episode 2: Children of Arkham grappling onto Xbox One September 20
3 years ago

Batman Episode 2: Children of Arkham grappling onto Xbox One September 20

Telltale Games’ Batman series continues next week as Episode 2, Children of Arkham, releases September 20. The story picks up as Gotham City’s first family is mired in corruption, and …
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Thimbleweed Park gets new gameplay trailer for Gamescom 2016
3 years ago

Thimbleweed Park gets new gameplay trailer for Gamescom 2016

A new trailer has been released for Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick’s upcoming adventure game Thimbleweed Park. The old school point and click adventure from the creators of the LucasArts …
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Haunt review (XBLA)
8 years ago

Haunt review (XBLA)

Haunt was developed by developed by NanaOn-Sha and Zoƫ Mode and was published by Microsoft Studios. It was released January 18, 2012 for 800 MSP. A copy of the game was provided for review purposes.

Haunt is the latest Kinect enabled game to hit XBLA, and with PaRappa the Rapper creator Masaya Matsuura at the reins we know we’re in for something a bit different. You play as a “kid” who wakes up in an old mansion when a mysterious painting calls you over. It turns out to be the mansion’s owner, Benjamin Muldoon who has been trapped there by ghosts. He asks you to explore the haunted mansion and collect “Phantaflaks” (regular orange soda just won’t cut it) that can be used to free him once and for all.

If you’re expecting something along the lines of Silent Hill then you’re going to be disappointed. The scares in Haunt are more on the campy Ghostbusters level. Playing like a cross between an old school point-and-click game and a Haunted House amusement ride, there’s about as much frights as there is rapping but that doesn’t stop us being thoroughly entertained.

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