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Star Wars games: “Republic Commando” (PC)

Even if the first prequel movies of George Lucas were disappointing (see the individual reviews for Episode I and Episode II), the idea of the Clone Wars and its warriors opened up all kinds of narrative possibilities. LucasArts’ squad-based FPS … Continue reading

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Star Wars games: “Rogue Squadron 3D” (PC)

Have you ever wondered why a bestselling console title didn’t have the same impact on PC? Factor 5’s and LucasArts’ collaborative arcade action game Rogue Squadron might have been great for the N64, but Rogue Squadron 3D isn’t remembered that … Continue reading

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Adventures made in Germany: “The Book of Unwritten Tales 2” (PC)

Does KING Art Games’ Kickstarter-funded adventure game The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 tread new ground in the point-and-click genre or is it just another succession of mildly amusing scenes and good puzzles? The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 (PC) … Continue reading

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Adventures made in Germany: “The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles” (PC)

Prequels to games aren’t as common as in the movie industry, but this doesn’t mean that they’re inferior to the original, as KING Art Games’ point-and-clicker The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles shows. The Book of Unwritten Tales: … Continue reading

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Adventures made in Germany: “The Book of Unwritten Tales” (PC)

There is always a fine line between subtle references to well-established genres, books, movies or other media, and obvious parodies trying too hard to be funny and only ending up rather tame in humor. The German sense of humor is … Continue reading

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