All posts by Maciej Miszczyk

Sunless Skies

  Sunless Skies is, in many ways, the game that Sunless Sea should have been. This time, Failbetter finally becomes

What Remains of Edith Finch

The ‘walking simulator’ subgenre of adventure games (or, as some prefer to call it, the ‘environmental narrative’ subgenre), has always

Hollow Knight

Indie developers, due to the fact that they don’t respond to a corporate bureaucracy of an AAA studio, are able


The most easily noticeable thing about Cuphead is that it looks like an old cartoon. Indeed, the game has been

Planescape: Torment

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Torment

Warning: this article contains major spoilers for Planescape: Torment, including references to the game’s ending. The worlds(s) of Planescape When any


Darklands is a role-playing game released in 1992 by MicroProse and developed by its in-house studio MPS Labs. The game is

Project: Snowblind

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Deus Ex

Deus Ex: Invisible War was supposed to be followed up with a third game known as Deus Ex: Clan Wars, a tactical

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Deus Ex

The idea of making the next Deus Ex game was quite popular around Ion Storm and Eidos, but for a long time

Deus Ex: Invisible War

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Deus Ex

Deus Ex: Invisible War is widely considered to be a disappointing sequel. The main complaint directed at the game is that

Deus Ex

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Deus Ex

A common problem with games that try to mix different genres and accommodate different playstyles is that they end up

Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura

Troika Games was a short-lived game development company started by former Black Isle and Interplay employees: Leonard Boyarsky, Tim Cain

King of Dragon Pass

King of Dragon Pass is an extremely unique game. Everything from its setting (the decidedly non-Tolkienesque fantasy world of Glorantha) and

Toment: Tides of Numenera

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Torment

Warning: this article contains major spoilers for Torment: Tides of Numenera and Planescape: Torment Torment in times of Kickstarter As the success of

80 Days

Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel Around the World in Eighty Days has been a popular target for adaptations of widely different style,

Alter Ego

The life simulation genre has gained a decent following in the West (especially among casual gamers) with the hit series The

Banner Saga 2, The

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Banner Saga

The Banner Saga 2 feels less like a sequel and more like another set of chapters added to the first game.


  Stand tall and shake the heavens! Released in 1998, Square’s underrated RPG Xenogears is the product of two mostly

Way, The

The cinematic platformer genre was always somewhat niche given how its unusual tile-based movement, intentionally difficult to control jumping, instant


Introversion Software, the company behind Uplink (not to be mistaken with a Half-Life standalone expansion by the same title) is

Sunless Sea

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Fallen London

Lose your mind. Eat your crew. Sunless Sea was quite an ambitious project for Failbetter Games – both fairly original

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