Category Archives: 9.5

Cove of Flies Review

Genre | Interactive Fiction
Developer | LavosXII
Platforms | Browser (PC, Linux, OSX)
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Cove of Flies is an interactive fiction Twine game in which the player enters a cave and moves in various directions a series of times in order to explore the cave. While exploring the cave the player is presented with vignettes describing various situations, like a spice trade or the player’s character’s fascination with holes or an instance where uneaten meat attracts eponymous flies.

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Even Cowgirls Bleed Review

Genre | Interactive Fiction, Shooter
Developer | Christine Love
Platforms | Browser (PC, Linux, OSX)
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Even Cowgirls Bleed is an interactive fiction shooter game in which the player takes control of an eponymous cowgirl who visits San Francisco. The player interacts with links on the page to advance the story and eventually reach the end.

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qrth-phyl Review

Genre | Puzzle
Developer | hermitgames
Platforms | PC, XBOX 360
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qrth-phyl is a puzzle video game in which the player controls an elongated snake-like avatar that grows each time it collects glowing dots. The player must collect a number of glowing dots on each level without hitting obstacles or their own tail. After having collected enough dots, the player progresses to the next level. Levels alternate between levels that take place on flat planes and the outsides of cuboids and levels that take place in three dimensional space inside cuboids.

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Final Fantasy VII Review

Genre | RPG
Developer | Square

Platforms | PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PC
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           Final Fantasy VII is an RPG wherein the player controls a mercenary and the friends that he meets while he travels the world searching for Sephiroth, a man with whom the player’s character shares a connection that is revealed over the course of the game. Along the way, the party is beset by mutated creatures, wrestles with personal demons, and fights against the ShinRa Electric Energy Company that acts as a de facto worldwide government.

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Papers, Please Review

Genre | Adventure, Art
Developer | Lucas Pope
Platforms | PC, OSX

In Papers, Please the player plays as a documents inspector at a border checkpoint in a fictional Eastern European country named Arstotzka. The player must earn a wage each day to provide heat, food, shelter, and medicine for their family. The player is paid based on how many documents they inspect each day. Making a mistake while inspecting a document leads to a reduction in the player’s wage. The storyline branches depending on the player’s choices about who to let through, whether to accept bribes, and other actions that the player can take.

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Proteus Review

Genre | Adventure, Art
Developer |  Ed Key and David Kanaga
Platforms | PC, Linux, OSX, PS3, Vita

In Proteus the player explores an island. The island is uniquely generated each time the player plays the game. The player is able to interact with things on the island, including its flora and fauna, by walking near these things. During the player’s playthrough, the island can change.

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The Stanley Parable Review

Genre |  First Person Adventure/Interactive Fiction game, and Art 
Developer | Galactic Cafe
Platforms | PC, OSX

The Stanley Parable is a game where the player moves through an environment that largely consists of an office building while a narrator speaks to the player about what the player and what the player’s character are doing.

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