Jack Keane 2 Review (PC)

Not long after Lucasarts stopped releasing adventure games in the 90s, people proclaimed the genre to be dead. However, recent years have shown that the genre, especially in episodic form, can still be extremely successful and have even made the jump to consoles. It’s still very much a PC staple, with many new games and franchises popping up over the past 10 years. Jack Keane was one of those games when it came out in 2008, and it was a pleasant surprise with its humorous writing, attractive visuals and accessible gameplay that was instantly familiar to fans of the genre. Now, Jack Keane 2: The Fire Within has been released – how does it stack up again the original game and the many other recent adventure titles? Continue reading “Jack Keane 2 Review (PC)”

Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded Review (PC)

We looked at Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded in a preview two weeks ago, and with the final game now available for purchase it is time see how it stacks up against other fellow adventure games 26 years after the original Larry was released. Is it nothing but a fond memory, or were we right to be excited about Larry’s return? Continue reading “Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded Review (PC)”

Company of Heroes 2 Review (PC)

There are several genres that are inexoribly linked to PC gaming, and Real Time Strategy is one of them. It’s a genre that started on home computers in the late 80s with Populous, and more or less reached maturity in the mid-90s with Warcraft, Dune 2 and Command & Conquer. Company of Heroes could arguably be considered the last hugely succesful new franchise that uses this formula, and now that 2006 classic has a true sequel with Company of Heroes 2. Have Relic and Sega managed to improve on what is the highest-rated real time strategy game of all time? Continue reading “Company of Heroes 2 Review (PC)”

Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded preview – with Al Lowe Q&A!

Most gamers over 30 who grew up around personal or home computers (remember those?) have probably played the original Leisure Suit Larry at some point. Just ask them, and what they may have denied back then has now turned into a fond memory. Larry, always looking to be a hit with the ladies and falling short of the mark way more often than he’d like – surely is one of gaming’s classic characters. Now, Replay Games is releasing Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded, an HD remake. With Al Lowe on board, this is Larry’s return to his roots. Read on for our preview, including a short Q&A session with Al Lowe himself. Continue reading “Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded preview – with Al Lowe Q&A!”

Injustice: Gods Among Us Review (X360)

When NetherRealm announced that their follow-up to last year’s successful Mortal Kombat reboot was in fact not a new Mortal Kombat game, I was intrigued. They said that didn’t want to do the annual update, but rather switch to something very different in order to be able to come to MK with fresh new ideas later. A few months later, ‘something different’ turned out to be a new fighting game franchishe in the DC Comics universe. Coming a few years after Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe, it remained to be seen how different things were really going to turn out. With Injustice coming out this week, we checked out the game for answers… Continue reading “Injustice: Gods Among Us Review (X360)”