Joe Matar

About Joe Matar

Joe Matar Joe Matar hasn't stopped gaming ever since he first played Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders for the Commodore 64. He is always on the lookout for solid game narratives and never gets tired of writing about the games that do it right. Or terribly wrong.



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Gobliiins Trilogy Review

by Joe Matar

Developed in the nineties by French developer Coktel Vision, the Gobliiins adventure games were already a trio of niche oddities.


Radiohammer Review

by Joe Matar

It must be tough to make a truly engaging rhythm game as they’re essentially elaborate versions of Simon. The simplicity


Violett Review

by Joe Matar

Violett comes close to defying description, which is what people usually say when they want to talk about an experience


Syberia Review

by Joe Matar

Originally released in early 2002, Syberia was a point-and-click adventure well-received by gamers and critics alike, probably because the genre


Ridiculous Fishing Review

by Joe Matar

Fishing has been scientifically proven to be the most boring thing in existence. Luckily, video games have come along to


Luxuria Superbia Review

by Joe Matar

To get the pretentiousness out of the way up front, one might categorize Luxuria Superbia as an “experience” rather than


Monster Loves You! Review

by Joe Matar

Remember when monsters used to be scary? Before stuff like Monsters, Inc. and Pokémon showed up? Now monsters are just


Pivvot Review

by Joe Matar

Twitch games—those titles that call on the player to react instinctually to fast-paced, hectic situations— have been around a long


Type:Rider Review

by Joe Matar

Have you ever wanted to be better educated on the history of typography? “Hell no,” you say? “Who cares where


Incredipede Review

by Joe Matar

With the popularity of open-world titles, much of modern gaming subscribes to the notion that more is more, losing sight


Gangster Granny Review

by Joe Matar

Grand Theft Auto popularized a style of comedic edginess that a lot of other games want in on. Gangster Granny


Kairo Review

by Joe Matar

Every gamer of a certain age (thirtyish) has played Myst. For some, the concept it pioneered of a first-person adventure


Chrono Trigger Review

by Joe Matar

NOTE: As of this writing there have been reports of many compatibility issues with tablets and newer phone models. The



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