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Elder Sign: Omens Review

Straight Outta Innsmouth

Elder Sign: Omens Screenshot

HIGH Having an unbelievable streak of luck and finally sealing Cthulhu away.

LOW Needing just one more glyph and repeatedly being denied.

WTF Getting "+3 Doom" four times in a row for a speedy WTF Game Over.

The Walking Dead: Episode One—A New Day Review

Three Slices Through the Same Exquisite Corpse

The Walking Dead: Episode One—A New Day Screenshot

HIGH Tense and significant story-based choices.

LOW Not knowing whether I was stuck or just waiting for the plot to progress.

WTF The way to break a window "silently." Also, batteries.

Behind the Reflection 2: Witch's Revenge Review

Don't Bother Looking

Behind the Reflection 2: Witch's Revenge Screenshot

HIGH It's off to the hoosegow with you, witch!

LOW Game breaking bugs? In a HOG?

WTF Now what should I do with this giant voodoo doll... I know, I'll dress it up like an evil clown!

The Splatters Review

Mushy

The Splatters Screenshot

HIGH Watching skillful players show their stuff in the game's TV Mode is pretty impressive.

LOW "GAAAAHH. It's one tiny, stupid bomb! Please don't make me start over......."

WTF We got a new gaming genre! The Flying-Blobs-Exploding-Into-Liquid-to-Set-Off-Bombs-type!

Dark Strokes: Sins of the Father Review

Suitable for Framing

Dark Strokes: Sins of the Fathers Screenshot

HIGH Extremely creepy villain design.

LOW Having to rely on the hint button because I have no idea what to do next.

WTF So they lived in the same town for twenty years and didn't he realize (SPOILER) was just down the street?

Containment: The Zombie Puzzler Review

Ring Around the Rotter

Containment: The Zombie Puzzler Screenshot

HIGH Scoring a screen-clearing "contain" one second away from defeat.

LOW The controls can feel a little sticky under pressure.

WTF Zombie wizards? Or are they wizard zombies?

Q.U.B.E. Review

Quadrilaterals Unlock Barred Egresses

Q.U.B.E. Screenshot

HIGH Being stumped on a puzzle until that eureka/euphoria moment hits.

LOW Laser puzzles that show up out of nowhere, and just as swiftly vanish.

WTF Just what is the protagonist? Male? Female? Robot? Ghost-possessed gloves?

House of 1000 Doors: Family Secrets Review

The Mystery of the Disappearing Plot

House of 1000 Doors: Family Secrets Screenshot

HIGH My, that statue is uncannily accurate...

LOW Realizing I couldn't fully complete the game because I missed an object two hours ago.

WTF Why is the Statue of Liberty on "Badlow" island?

Catch the Princess Review

This Time, She's not in Another Castle

Catch the Princess Screenshot Catch the Princess Screenshot

HIGH Smooth, intuitive controls.

LOW It's a reskinned Cut the Rope.

WTF What is that thing catching the princess?

Quarrel Review

Them's Fightin' Words!

Quarrel Screenshot

HIGH Getting the anagram in a game-winning skirmish.

LOW European spellings and foreign words not in common usage.

WTF So "JUNE" isn't acceptable, but "JUN" is?

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