Overdue Reviews: Darker

A screenshot from Darker, showing the view from an aircraft over a city.

Overdue Reviews is an occasional series in which I pretend to be a videogame journalist. This week: Darker on PC.

Darker was a futuristic space simulator published in the mid nineties. I had a demo of it. It was unique and fascinating. I was captivated.

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Let's recap the plots of some 80s cartoons

The main characters of Ulysses 31, wearing space helmets and looking dramatic.

I recently stumbled upon a cartoon I used to watch as a kid and all kinds of memories started flooding back. It was an era of colourful characters, rigid action figures and impractical but very cool vehicles.

I was left wondering if the shows I remember with misty eyed nostalgia are still as good as I once thought they were. Let's find out.

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Still game? Sam and Max Hit the Road

Sam, the dog in a suit, and Max, the rabbity thing, at a shooting range.

Still Game? is an occasional series in which I replay a game from my youth, to see if it really is as good as I remembered. This week: Sam and Max Hit the Road on PC.

Sometimes I replay these games out of a genuine curiousity, but I'm pretty sure that this one is still going to be brilliant. Right? I mean, c'mon. It's Sam and Max.

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Overdue Reviews: Spintires: MudRunner

Screenshot from MudRunner showing two trucks driving offroad.

Overdue Reviews is an occasional series in which I pretend to be a videogame journalist. This week: Spintires: MudRunner on PC.

Multiplayer in MudRunner is a bit of a missed opportunity. It's hampered by confusing menus and the occasional bug, and once you're in there's no direction on what to do, unless slowly delivering logs with your friends appeals.

But I'm going to ignore all of that so that I can explain the joy of playing multiplayer MudRunner with my Dad. We don't get to play very often - small snatches of gameplay at random times - but when we do, it's a wonderful thing.

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