This week we review a disturbing visual novel called Raging Loop, modeled after one of those expose-the-werewolf type games. Don’t expect any relaxing slice of life stories or romance with this one. Raging Loop is all about blood, gore and horror.
Join the Modern Gamer Melissa Pierce as she talks about how she helped a mentally ill girl escape an even crazier psych ward with her talking rabbit. All it took was some chewed up toenails. Of course we are talking about Edna and Harvey: The Breakout 10th Anniversary Edition.
Neo Cab is a cyberpunk narrative adventure game where a feisty cab driver has to drive the electric blue neon streets of the Los Ojos metropolis while trying to both survive in the big city and solve a mystery involving the disappearance of her best friend.
Gamers starved for great Vampire: the Masquerade content can sink their fangs into the amazing Coteries of New York game, a narrative adventure dripping with the delightfully dark atmosphere of White Wolf Publishing’s classic World of Darkness.
The long awaited third episode of The Long Dark has finally been released. Crossroads Elegy finds us playing as new survivor, Astrid. It also introduces many much needed improvements and quite a few cool (or perhaps ice cold) gameplay features and quests alongside the continuing story.
Telling Lies is a voyeuristic full motion video game where player sleuths try to unravel a compelling and realistic mystery involving sex, lies, terrorism, the FBI and murder. Your tool to accomplish this is a searchable database of video files, all captured without their subject’s knowledge.
In the same vein as Papers Please, Headliner: NoviNews puts you in the role of a normal citizen trying to balance their conscience and their need to survive in a dystopian society. In this world you are a newspaper editor, and it’s a dangerous profession.
Winds of Change takes the normally more comical Furry genre and places it into a much darker world and plot. It’s fairly standard as a visual novel type of game, but it might be difficult reconciling the cute characters with the serious story.
The Sanator: Scarlet Scarf game is a graphic novel with a dark story where you make decisions that affect the main character and the game’s world, sometimes in definitive ways. But it also has a unique mechanic that forces players to eventually see all possible paths, plus one hidden ending.
Set in the dark streets of Paris and seen through the rainy windows of a busy night shift taxi, you play a driver with a silver tongue in the Noir-like adventure Night Call. Talk to your passengers. Observe the world around you. And don’t get framed for your own attempted murder.