Review: Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 4 – The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood

“Chapter 4: The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood brings the story back around and ties together the adventure with a mixture of both expected and unexpected plot twists. Having grown accustomed to a steady stream of humor and cleverness found in past episodes, the laugh-out-loud moments don’t seem to appear quite as frequently in this latest chapter, and it takes longer for the momentum to build. The good news is things eventually do pick up and the insanity that unfolds in the final moments of this stretch of the journey is worth muscling through to the end. You can expect the forthcoming last episode will be one worth waiting for.”

Check out the full review here at Cheat Code Central.

Review: Machinarium

“There’s nothing like waking up after being unceremoniously dumped into a heap of scrap only to find your head and limbs have gone missing amidst the filthy debris. Making a crummy situation worse, mechanical hooligans have strapped a large, makeshift bomb to the central tower in the looming industrial city you were just booted from, and your shiny lady friend is nowhere to be found. Being a little droid in a gritty robot world is tough business, but it’s worth pushing through the many seemingly insurmountable obstacles you’ll face in order to get to the heart of what makes Machinarium tick.”

Check out the full review here at GamesRadar.

Review: MySims Agents

“EA’s hyper-cutesy MySims franchise continues to expand and branch out in new directions, offering a bubbly alternative to the more mature-minded life micromanagement simulation in The Sims. Recent excursions into party mini-games and racing territory have yielded mixed results, and up to this point the series seems to be at its strongest when sticking closely to the core building and socializing-focused experience found in the original. MySims Agents is the exception. It deviates pretty substantially from the gameplay of the first two titles, but that actually works in its favor.”

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Review: Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 3: Lair of the Leviathan

“”Praise the burning face of hell!” The third installment in the ongoing saga of mighty piratical antics found in Tales of Monkey Island has shoved off and set sail. This time the developers plotted a winding course through some of the most hilarious and outlandish material we’ve seen from the episodic series yet. If spelunking through behemoth manatee innards, delivering voodoo wedgies, and chugging mugs of steaming bile sounds like a good time, you won’t want to miss out on Guybrush Threepwood’s wild journey under the sea.”

Check out the full review here at Cheat Code Central.

Review: Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road

“The timeless tale of a windswept Kansas girl and her pooch being transported away from tornado alley and dumped into a strange, magical world has been interpreted and re-tooled in some unexpected ways. Developer Media Vision’s latest new twist on the story, which sees the protagonist and her motley crew of cohorts donning weapons and armor and charging into battle, is easily one of my favorite takes on the lass’ adventures in the land of Oz. Dorothy and pals are packing heat, and her little dog too.”

Check out the full review here at IGN’s Green Pixels.

Review: Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story

“Mario and his green suited bro have been on some wild and wooly adventures over the years, but their latest goofy quest full of mishaps and mayhem leads them directly into the mouth of the beast. Bowser’s mouth, that is. But he’s not the real anti-hero to be worrying about here. Spend a little time in this shenanigan-filled world and you’re bound to be delighted, once you stop laughing.”

Check out the full review here at IGN’s Green Pixels.

Review: Drawn: The Painted Tower

“At times both morose and beautiful, Drawn: The Painted Tower unfolds like a grim fairytale set in a land devoid of all happiness. When the last bastion of hope, a special young girl with magical drawing abilities, falls in imminent peril, you must brave the dangerous, puzzle-filled magical hallways of the tower she’s imprisoned in to save her before time runs out. Very little is what it appears to be, and the further you ascend towards the dark spire the deeper you’ll be drawn into this strange, imaginative world.”

Check out the full review here at Gamezebo.

Review: The Blackwell Convergence

“On the whole, point-and-click adventure games tend to get a bad rap for often being excruciatingly long, a little on the dry side, and gruelingly tough. The Blackwell Convergence is none of those things. Instead, it offers up a highly stylish supernatural tale filled with unusual characters and punchy plot twists. It’s also just peculiar enough to keep you transfixed to the very end. Best of all, you needn’t have to have played through its two predecessors to be able to jump right in and enjoy the adventure.”

Check out the full review here at Gamezebo.

Free Bytes: William and Sly

“It’s super easy to get lost in the deep woods, which is why every smart forest-dwelling bohemian constructs a magical runestone teleportation system for their storage cave that’s oddly located several miles from their cozy abode. Unfortunately, even the most expertly constructed mystical transportation devices have a tendency to break down, and ancient teleporter repairmen are in short supply in the remote wilderness. If you’re too lazy to venture out into the dangerous forest on your own to fix it, what do you do? Get a furry friend to do it for you.”

Check out the full article here and IGN’s Green Pixels.

Review: Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships

“Case after case, Nancy Drew seems suspended in a perpetual state of youthful detective exuberance, but her adventures continue to gradually mature with each installment. Never one to take a real break from the action, the teenage sleuth is always poised to dive headlong into the next mystery that presents itself. While Nancy’s 20th PC adventure takes her to the warm and sunny shores of the Bahamas, don’t expect her to trade in her detective cap for a bikini and a bottle of sunscreen anytime soon.”

Check out the full review here at Cheat Code Central.