Sierra

29 09, 2021

Police Quest: Open Season – the end of an era

By |2021-09-29T23:48:36+01:00September 29th, 2021|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Police Quest: Open Season – the end of an era

The fourth Police Quest game, which dropped the numerical suffix and is instead referred to simply as Police Quest: Open Season, is an interesting and controversial game for a number of reasons. Perhaps most notably, it marks the end of a few distinct eras for the series: most notably the end of the Sonny Bonds [...]

13 09, 2021

Police Quest III: a thoroughly compelling mess

By |2021-09-13T21:15:54+01:00September 13th, 2021|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Police Quest III: a thoroughly compelling mess

After an embarrassingly large number of years being too intimidated to play them, I finally played through Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel (or its 1992 VGA remake, anyway) and its sequel Police Quest II: The Vengeance. I had a thoroughly lovely time with both of them, so I was excited to explore [...]

8 09, 2021

Police Quest II: investigation is its own reward

By |2021-09-08T20:29:28+01:00September 8th, 2021|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Police Quest II: investigation is its own reward

Ah, Police Quest II. I’ve been looking forward to this. You may recall recently, dear reader, that I wrote about how after thirty years of being too intimidated to play it, I finally sat down and played through Sierra’s Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel — or, more accurately, its 1992 VGA remake, [...]

7 09, 2021

10 of the best Sierra adventures

By |2021-09-07T20:19:36+01:00September 7th, 2021|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on 10 of the best Sierra adventures

We all love a list, so every Tuesday we’re posting one, on a variety of retro-themed topics! Feel free to share your own favourites down below — and let us know what other lists you’d like to see on future Tuesdays! It’s Tuesday, and that means it’s time for another 10 of the Best Tuesdays! [...]

3 09, 2021

Police Quest and the art of procedural puzzling

By |2021-09-03T19:41:01+01:00September 3rd, 2021|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Police Quest and the art of procedural puzzling

I have a confession to make, dear reader: there are a few retro games that, for many years, I’ve been too scared to play. In some cases, like The Software Toolworks’ Life and Death, it’s due to the fact that the subject matter simultaneously squicks me out and fascinates me in a morbid sort of [...]

1 09, 2021

Why does no-one know what “adventure games” are any more?

By |2021-09-01T19:21:30+01:00September 1st, 2021|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Why does no-one know what “adventure games” are any more?

Last night I found myself with a bit of a hankering to play a classic adventure game of some description — be it a point-and-click affair or even something with a text parser. So I did what any self-respecting retro gaming enthusiast would do in 2021: I popped on over to GOG.com. Their original remit [...]

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