Review – Heaven’s Vault

And archaeologist with a chip on her shoulder and her trusty new robot race across the nebula to track down a lost colleague, piece together fragments of lost history and hopefully prevent the fall of their civilisation. To do this, they’ll have to find the Heaven’s Vault. Continue reading Review – Heaven’s Vault

Review: Steve Jackson’s Sorcery!

The Archmage stole the Crown of Kings from Analand and took it to his fortress. Now the Analander King dispatches a single warrior-mage, to brave dangerous lands and vanquish the foul sorcerer!

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Preview: Steve Jackson’s Sorcery – Episode 3: The Seven Serpents

A few weeks ago I played and previewed the first two parts of Steve Jackson’s Sorcery!, by Inkle Studios, based on the popular adventure gamebooks by British games designer Steve Jackson and illustrated by the very talented John Blanche…no, not the Steve Jackson of Steve Jackson Games, makers of Munchkin, but the other one, the one that’s one of the co-creators of Games Workshop, makers of Warhammer. That Steve Jackson.

Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! Episode 3: The Seven Serpents releases on April 5, so before it goes live, here’s a little preview of what the new episode has to offer. It’s not a full playthrough of the episode as that would ruin the surprises and the choices, but you can enjoy the starting chunk with my dramatic—and clumsy—reading.
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Let’s Play Steve Jackson’s Sorcery!

As you probably know, here on The Mental Attic we don’t do Episodic Reviews. That Order of the Thorne one from last week is the exception and only because it’s an anthology. As a rule, I keep the reviews on Episodic Games clamped down until the end of the season, so I can judge the story properly.

So instead of giving you a preview or a mini-review, I’m going to do something different. Below you’ll find a playthrough of the first segment of Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! This recently released game is based on adventure gamebooks written by Steve Jackson and illustrated by John Blanche. Not to be confused with Steve Jackson from Steve Jackson games—as in Munchkin—they’re two different Jacksonses! The one behind Sorcery! is one of the co-founders of Games Workshop, the company primarily known for Warhammer. Continue reading Let’s Play Steve Jackson’s Sorcery!

Review: 80 Days

Around the World in Eighty Days, by Jules Verne, is one of the classics of literature. It’s been adapted into plays and countless films and other media, but not so many video games. Well, 80 Days changes that! Continue reading Review: 80 Days