Category: The Adventure Gamer

Consulting Detective Vol. II – Hint Book Review & Final Rating

Written by Joe Pranevich The time has come to put another game into the cabinet and officially close out 1992! We played a staggering 38 adventure games this year. I’ll leave the year-end commentary to Ilmari, but we are moving on quickly to 1993 which somehow has even more games. […]

Consulting Detective Vol. II – Murdered Mechanic Made Military Mighty

Written by Joe Pranevich Two cases down and one to go! Thus far in Consulting Detective Vol. II, we’ve solved a pair of murders and it appears that we are going three-for-three. Admittedly, the first case was murder-with-theft and the second was murder-as-a-cover-up, but both involved murder. Some commenters have […]

Missed Classic 75: Earthquake – San Francisco 1906 (1981) – Introduction

by Will Moczarski The 1906 San Francisco earthquake hit the famous Northern Californian town 113 years ago on April 18 with a magnitude of nearly 8. Almost 3000 people died in the event and over 80 percent of the city were destroyed. It remains one of the biggest natural disasters […]

Consulting Detective Vol. II – Pair of Pretty Paintings Pilfered, Perhaps Pawned

Written by Joe Pranevich After a birthday detour back into Infocom-land, I’m back to playing Consulting Detective. Last time around, I solved the first of three cases by finding a lion-murdering thief with a penchant for poisoning his witnesses. That case was pretty fun but not perfect. It did take […]