By Marty Mulrooney
Gray Matter heralds the long-awaited return of Gabriel Knight creator Jane Jensen to the point-and-click adventure genre. Taking place in Oxford, England, players must take control of Samantha Everett, an American magician, and Dr. David Styles, a reclusive neurobiologist, as they unravel a complex plot where science and magic clash with paranormal phenomena. Originally announced in 2003 as Project Jane-J, the game saw numerous delays – as well as a change of developer – before finally seeing its English release in 2011. But was the long wait worthwhile?
By Stewart Sutherland
Sixty years old, LEGO is a brand name that almost everyone in the world should be familiar with by now. The construction toy of choice for any and all children, over the past few years the company has also loaned it’s product to other markets, such as animated films and video games. Even if you’ve never played a LEGO game before, it’s been impossible not to notice the steady stream of titles from the franchise. Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Batman and now even Rock Band have all had the plastic make-over. Their success is hard to ignore. So, when the attendant at my local retailer (EB) recommended LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, I figured I’d finally see what all the fuss was about.