Category Archives: OSX

AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome Review

Genre | Platformer
Developer | Dejobaan Games and Owlchemy Labs
Platforms | PC, Linux, OSX
Website | http://www.dejobaan.com/awesome

AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome is a game in which the player jumps off the top of a floating building, falls, and lands on a platform. Along the way, the player scores points by accomplishing various tasks, like falling close to other floating buildings, vandalizing buildings, and hitting score plates. The game takes place on Earth, the moon, and Ganymede.

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Spec Ops: The Line Review

Genre | Third Person Shooter
Developer | Yager Development
Platforms | PC, XBOX 360, PlayStation 3, OSX
Website | http://www.specopstheline.com

Spec Ops: The Line is a third person shooter in which the player takes control of Martin Walker, the leader of a three-person Delta Force team sent into a ruined Dubai in order to determine what occurred there. Walker and his squad become involved in the conflict that is taking place in the city, and the player must engage in combat with a series of individuals in order to progress to the end of the game.

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The Stanley Parable Demo Review

Genre | Demo, First Person Adventure/Interactive Fiction, and Art
Developer | Galactic Cafe
Platforms | PC, OSX
Website | http://www.stanleyparable.com/

Editor’s Note: This is a review of the video game “The Stanley Parable Demo.” This is not a review of the demo for The Stanley Parable. To read a review of the demo for The Stanley Parable, click here.

The Stanley Parable Demo is a demo for the eponymous game The Stanley Parable. In The Stanley Parable Demo, the player learns what kind of game The Stanley Parable  so that the player can judge whether The Stanley Parable is a game that they wish to purchase and play.

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Dear Esther Review

Genre | First Person Adventure, Art
Developer | The Chinese Room
Platforms | PC, Linux, OSX
Website | http://dear-esther.com/

In Dear Esther, the player explores an island in the Hebrides while listening to narration detailing letters written to the eponymous Esther about various topics. Various locations on the island trigger various items of narration, and certain aspects of the island are randomized. Which items of narration are triggered is also randomized to a degree.

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Bubsy 3d: Bubsy visits the James Turrell Retrospective Review

Genre | Platformer, Art
Developer | Arcade Kids
Platforms | PC, OSX

Bubsy 3d: Bubsy visits the James Turrell Retrospective is a third person platformer game in which the player controls Bubsy, an anthropomorphic cat, in his journey to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which contains a James Turrell Retrospective exhibit. Throughout the game the player collects orbs and hearts and reads dialog spoken by Bubsy and other characters.

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Star Wars: Dark Forces IV: Jedi Knight III: Jedi Outcast II: Jedi Academy

Genre | Action, Shooter
Developer | Raven Software
Platforms | PC, OSX, XBOX

In Star Wars: Dark Forces IV: Jedi Knight III: Jedi Outcast II: Jedi Academy, the player controls Jaden Korr, a student at the eponymous Jedi Academy  training to become an eponymous Jedi Knight whose instructor is the eponymous Jedi outcast, Kyle Katarn. Jaden undertakes a variety of missions, learns a lesson about the value of friendship, and kills multiple enemies.

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Star Wars: Dark Forces III: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast

Genre | Action, Shooter
Developer | Raven Software
Platforms | PC, OSX, XBOX, Gamecube

In Star Wars: Dark Forces III: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, the player controls Kyle Katarn, a mercenary who has become the eponymous Jedi outcast, having given up the ways of the Jedi. In the game, Kyle returns to the ways of the Jedi. At other points he meets Lando Calrissian and engages in combat with an adversary with a head that looks like a purple dinosaur’s head. Lightsaber combat is featured.

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Brogue Review

Genre | Roguelike
Developer | Brian Walker
Platforms | PC, Linux, OSX

Brogue is a roguelike game in which the player must descend to the 26th floor of a dungeon, retrieve the Amulet of Yendor, and return to the surface. Various monsters and traps exist in the dungeon which can prevent the player from accomplishing their objective. Items in the game confer various abilities that combine with the actions of monsters to create myriad results. Interacting with toads results in temporary hallucinations.

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