Category Archives: Mobile

Sunday Spotlight: Knights of San Francisco

Knights of San Francisco by Raindead is an incredible text-based adventure on mobile devices that explores a strange and dystopian world, with dabs of mysticism for good measure. The black and white aesthetic of the game offers major Dungeons & Dragons vibes with touches of choose-your-own-adventure books.


I absolutely loved my time with this game. The simple interface with its crisp text and formatting made it easy to read the thought-provoking and well thought out story. Each line of text was deliberate and continued to layer the world bit by bit (and me hoping to wish into existence more content from this world). Though the large majority of the game is text where you’re creating the visuals within yourself, there’s occasionally a full screen image to help identify key moments and characters. In addition to the deep lore of the story as its primary gameplay mechanic, there’s also light combat, a sanity meter, and some other actions that can help further the experience. These moments were exciting, and more importantly, kept the story moving on a strong clip. I want to be as vague as possible with the story and gameplay elements because they should be experienced first-hand and could be spoilers the more I explain.

The two hour length was a perfect amount to keep me engaged and attentive. Once I got tired of reading/playing the adventure, I would take a break, then return right into the story. There’s little replayability, that I noticed, but you’re able to backtrack within the text of the story and see if different choices will affect the outcome. I highly recommend this game to fans of fantasy stories who don’t mind reading all the exciting moments. Knights of San Francisco is worth your time and I look forward to more people playing it so we can chat about it!

A copy was provided by the publisher for the purposes of this feature on iOS mobile.


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The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Episode 5 Review

THE FAMILY YOU CHOOSE

The final episode of The Walking Dead: A New Frontier pushes the family boundaries to its limits. With powerful decisions and meaningful dialogues, “From The Gallows” concludes the season on a strong note.  Continue reading The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Episode 5 Review

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Episode 4 Review

DISTILLED RELATIONSHIPS

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Episode 4 unfortunately continues the downward spiral started from the previous episode. Though “Thicker Than Water” starts off well with momentary character development, that quickly shifts to shallow plot devices solely meant to progress the story. Continue reading The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Episode 4 Review

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Episode 3 Review

TYPICAL FAMILY DRAMA

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier unfortunately takes a substantial hit in it’s third episode, “Above the Law”. As we fall deeper into the complicated family dynamics with Javi and company, tensions within the newly introduced community simmer, but fails to create a strong episode.

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The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Episode 2 Review

MAKE THE PLAN.
IMMEDIATELY CHANGE THE PLAN.

After a strong first episode, The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, “Ties That Bind Part 2”, continues the tightly paced second installment of the season. The action packed episode draws on some similar themes as the first half of “Ties That Bind” while introducing deeper backstories to characters. Continue reading The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Episode 2 Review

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Episode 1 Review

A NEW PERSPECTIVE

The Walking Dead: – A New Frontier, the latest season to the series from Telltale, simultaneously continues the story that has been crafted over two seasons while introducing a cluster of compelling characters. With the  inaugural episode, “Ties That Bind Part I”, Telltale creates a new dynamic for the players to engage with, all the while improving on the best parts of the series.

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Batman: The Telltale Series Episode 3 REVIEW

TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN

The latest episode of Batman: The Telltale Series recently released, but does it soar to new heights or plummet to the grimy streets of Gotham? Continue reading Batman: The Telltale Series Episode 3 REVIEW

Batman: The Telltale Series Episode 2 Review

“WE’RE LIKE FAMILY!”

Episode two of Batman: The Telltale Series has released, finally continuing this all-new take on DC Comics’ immensely popular character. The first episode was good, but does the follow-up fare better? Continue reading Batman: The Telltale Series Episode 2 Review

Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 1 Review

PUT A DENT IN CRIME

Batman is a character of near endless possibilities, with a variation for every color of the rainbow and beyond — including an actual rainbow Batman! Does Telltale Games’ iteration stand proudly among the best? Continue reading Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 1 Review

The Walking Dead: Michonne Review

NOT DEAD YET

Telltale Games has most notably built its name on games like Tales from the Borderlands and The Wolf Among Us, amongst a few others more recently. One franchise Telltale has returned to more frequently than the rest is its Walking Dead series, and that’s no surprise considering the critical and commercial success the developer has found in that zombie-ridden-verse. So for some, the release of a mini-series set far away from the characters in Telltale’s established plot may seem like a cash-grab. When we notice that The Walking Dead: Michonne is only three episodes long, as opposed to the five to six episode seasons we’ve become accustomed to, brows start to furrow in dim expectation.

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