Average User Score: 6.5Jul 8, 2013Huge potential reduced by a below average implemention is the best way to describe this game. This point and click adventure has anHuge potential reduced by a below average implemention is the best way to describe this game. This point and click adventure has an interesting story, and the visual aesthetic of delivering it is well executed. The puzzles are pretty entertaining and of casual difficulty most of the time, with a few exceptions of totally illogical sequences. Where this game fails itself is the sound. The voice acting is the worst I've encountred in a really long time- all characters have colourless, almost robotic voices that instantly kill any latent character development. The rest of the audio is also very weak- no memorable musical theme, zero ambience, no effort to create any atmosphere whatsoever. Last but not least, there's an annoying amount of bugs to be found, from delayed sounds to repeating cutscenes and events.
All in all, A New Beginning is a game that an adventure fan will surely enjoy, at least with a bit of patience. It does however do surprisingly well at overemphasizing its' own weak points than promoting the good ones, thus failing to be noticeable near the genre's good games that tend to get ever rarer nowadays.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Apr 25, 2013Kairo is an atmospheric, mysterious exploration game set in some vast, desolate monuments, seemingly from another dimension. The minimalisticKairo is an atmospheric, mysterious exploration game set in some vast, desolate monuments, seemingly from another dimension. The minimalistic environments, in all their simplicity, are breathtaking. The puzzles feel a bit akward at times and aren't that innovative- however they do not fail to interest, while adding a layer of depth to otherwise straightforward gameplay. The music and sound are pretty well fit with the ambience, and play an important role throughout the game. My only slight disappointment is the lack of some clues on the backstory, which would, I believe, help players relate better to the character and experience the game more intensely. Other than that, Kairo is a very enjoyable experience which will pleasantly remind the old-school adventurers of the golden era of Myst. Considering the fact it's been made by two people, and its' fairly low price (I got it from under 5 euros from steam), I wholeheartedly recommend it, both to hardcore adventurers and to people seeking an alternative gaming experience.… Expand