Review: Shadowrun Returns – Dragonfall

Platform: PC, Mac, iPad, Android (tablet) Developer: Harebrained Schemes Website: http://harebrained-schemes.com/shadowrun/dragonfall Australian classification: Unrated Between missions my crew of data thieves and mercenaries stay in a hideout in Berlin’s Kreuzbasar. As well as hackers and killers, one of them’s a shaman – Shadowrun mixes magic with its near-future technology – and he used to front […]

Review: Thief

Platform: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One Developer: Eidos Montreal Website: www.thiefgame.com Australian classification: MA15+ In a good stealth game a level ends in one of two ways: either you’re sneaking out, job complete, and nobody knows you were even there, or you’re piss-bolting for the exit while the alarm rings, chased by every […]

Review: Freedom Fall

Platform: Android, iOS, PC, Mac (via Steam and Desura but since Desura doesn’t have a Mac client yet expect hassle there) Developer: Stirfire Studios Website: www.freedomfall.com Australian classification: Unrated Most 2D platformers are about jumping across the screen from left to right; falling down a hole is a Very Bad Thing. In Freedom Fall you’re […]

Review: The Rapture Is Here And You Will Be Forcibly Removed From Your Home

Platform: PC Developer: T-Probe Productions Website: http://connorsherlock.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/trihaywbfrfyh (free download) Australian classification: Unrated “Why would you play a game where the world ends no matter what you do?” Candi asks. “It’s like building a sandcastle on the beach,” I try to explain. “You know the tide’s going to come and wash it away but it’s still […]

Alice’s Adventures In The Shivering Isles: Part 8

Alice’s Adventures In The Shivering Isles: Part 8 End At The Ending In part seven of this diary, Alice discovered that Sheogorath (the prince of madness) and Jyggalag, (the god of order) were actually the same person, a twist so shocking it could be used as electroconvulsive therapy. Then Jyggalag took over Sheogorath’s body so […]

Alice’s Adventures In The Shivering Isles: Part 7

Alice’s Adventures In The Shivering Isles: Part 7  Putting Him Together Again In part six of this diary, Alice chose a side in the conflict between Mania and Dementia that divides the Shivering Isles. She plumped for Mania, siding with the Golden Saints in their battle with the Dark Seducers because, honestly, look at those […]

Alice’s Adventures In The Shivering Isles: Part 6

Alice’s Adventures In The Shivering Isles: Part 6 A Question Of Eating & Drinking In part five of this diary, Alice met two members of the ruling class of the Shivering Isles: Thadon, the Duke of Mania, and Syl, the Duchess of Dementia. They were precisely as crazy as those titles make them sound. All […]

Alice’s Adventures In The Shivering Isles: Part 5

Alice’s Adventures In The Shivering Isles: Part 5 The Duchess & The Duke In part four of this diary Alice met a lizard who was obsessed with collecting forks and became a dungeon master for a day. It’s difficult to say which experience was stranger. Then she met the Knights of Order, who were less friendly […]

Alice’s Adventures In The Shivering Isles: Part 4

Alice’s Adventures in The Shivering Isles: Part 4 New Sheoth, The Town So Nice They Named It Once In part three of this game diary Alice met Sheogorath, god of madness and ruler of the Shivering Isles. Then she got annoyed at his accent and poked him with a fork, so he magicked her up […]

Alice’s Adventures In The Shivering Isles: Part 3

Alice’s Adventures In The Shivering Isles: Part 3 The Horror Of Horripilation In part two of this game diary, Alice began crossing the Shivering Isles on her way to New Sheoth and an appointment with Sheogorath, god of madness. Although that’s a very important date she did get a little sidetracked in the town of […]