narrative driven

A first-person puzzler with very clear inspirations, The Spectrum Retreat comes from Dan Smith Games. Founded by a BAFTA Young Game Developer winner, the studio’s first major effort looks to deliver a mysterious tale with mind-bending, colourful puzzles. The Spectrum Retreat takes place within a robot-staffed hotel. You must solve […]

The Spectrum Retreat – PS4 Review

Originally a Half-Life 2 mod, Dear Esther became a commercial product in 2012. Four years later, an expanded and repackaged version of The Chinese Room’s breakout hit has arrived on the current generation of consoles. Its arguably one of the founding moments of the walking simulator phenomenon and I’m curious […]

Dear Esther: Landmark Edition – PS4 Review