Melissa Loomis


18 games reviewed
76.1 average score
80 median score
66.7% of games recommended
Scores 2.2 higher than average

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Melissa Loomis

Life Is Strange Episode 4 is a series of gut punches, making new strides in gameplay and storytelling that take the series from interesting to must-play.

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Melissa Loomis
Aug 7, 2015

Highly imaginative and bitingly witty, The Magic Circle takes all aspects of the video game industry to task as you try to save a long-awaited game from development hell.

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Jul 22, 2015

Sam Barlow's Her Story puts the player in the center of an engrossing crime story like Serial or The Jinx, letting you unravel the video game mystery as you go.

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Jul 13, 2015

Packed with Swedish mythology and tough puzzles, Year Walk is an excellent journey that puts a unique, spooky spin on the familiar adventure video game genre.

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'Life is Strange Episode 3: Chaos Theory' packs an emotional wallop that, despite the occasional missteps, shows that this game won't be easily forgotten.

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'The Charnel House Trilogy' is a point and click genre game that will please fans of eerie atmosphere and casual gameplay, but will likely fall flat for others.

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May 17, 2015

The 'Hand of Fate' game from Defiant Development blends roguelike, deck-building, hack-and-slash, and tabletop elements for an extraordinarily unique journey.

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May 2, 2015

The beautiful and mystical world of 'The Deer God' is unfortunately not without problems, including inescapable pits and problematic procedural generation.

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Though some adventure game tropes serve as an irritant in this game, the gorgeous artwork and dark story of Tormentum – Dark Sorrow more than make up for it.

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Melissa Loomis
Apr 20, 2015

A blend of horror, humor, and deep-sea exploration, Sunless Sea surpasses a few shortcomings to deliver an engaging, inventive, and challenging indie experience.

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Melissa Loomis

Life Is Strange remains an excellent game for those who like choice and consequence games, though the gameplay in the second episode is a little lackluster. As seemingly small choices you made in Episode One come back to haunt you—such as the decision to erase something on a white board or little comments you might make—you get the sense that your choices really matter in a way they don't in many other games that include choices. This is Max's life, and though she may rewind and change it, the choices she makes will still impact the way the story goes.

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'The Detail' game is a point-and-click mystery, recently released by Rival Games. It channels The Wire and film noir in its intriguing first episode: 'Where the Dead Lie'.

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Melissa Loomis
Apr 5, 2015

In 'Shelter 2,' you are a mother lynx, helping your adorable cubs survive in the wild. Unfortunately, the 'oohs' and 'aahs' don't last long, even if your cubs do.

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'Always Sometimes Monsters' is an RPG-maker game that impresses with its choice-based narrative and effective writing, despite some tedious grinding sections and basic pixel art.

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Melissa Loomis
Mar 18, 2015

Elegy For a Dead World uses writing as a mechanic, but if you're not a writer you're not likely to find much to enjoy in its three poetry-inspired worlds.

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Melissa Loomis
Mar 13, 2015

If you're inclined to rage-quitting or you aren't a platforming fan, Never Alone probably isn't for you. But if you're willing or able to overlook frustration—or you have a friend to ease up some of the AI issues through co-op—Never Alone is an experience worth having and sharing.

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Melissa Loomis

Though it suffers from some cheesy dialog, the first episode of Life is Strange game is a solid introduction to an engaging series, and combines Telltale-like choice mechanics with the heart of Gone Home.

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Melissa Loomis
Feb 23, 2015

'Hatoful Boyfriend' is a bizarre, sometimes heartwarming, sometimes terrifying adventure where you can also date a variety of birds. Yes, you can date birds.

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