January 8, 2020

I'm still working on plowing through Syberia, but here's a teeny-tiny little review anyway. Sadly, it's not a good one, but at least I was right about it being something quick I could snap out while I play through the game.

September 15, 2019

Just a short and sweet review this time for The Phantom of the Opera Pinball from FarSight Studios!  For those of you who have seen the pictures floating around of the vintage Phantom-based pinball game, this is a video game version of it with all the art and gameplay faithfully recreated.  It's a lot of fun, whether you're good at it or just shooting the manager's in the face over and over for fun! It's a new Hall of Famer and worth a try if you're into arcade games at all.


Next up is Syberia, a 2002 adventure game that people have been asking me questions about for approximately five million years.  The day has finally come.  Until then!

August 30, 2019

I'm excited to debut the longest-ever review I have posted for DTP Entertainment's Gray Matter, by celebrated game designer Jane Jensen, because I could not apparently shut up about this game. Please note that it's image-heavy and absolutely spoileriffic.

Next time, I'll be reviewing some Phantom of the Opera Pinball, which I fervently hope will give me flashbacks to early 1990s bowling alleys.

June 16, 2019

After a long delay due to technical difficulties, we have another review: the 1996 adventure game Opera Fatal, an educational entertainment spectacle featuring fabulous music puzzles, an entirely wrecked plot, and the worst UI known to humanity.


We're staying in the adventure game genre for the next game - as voted on the poll, I'll be playing Jane Jensen's Gray Matter next, a 2010 adventure game in which I get to play a street magician solving mysteries. I don't know how anyone could not be into that description.

May 11, 2019

Time for another review! This time it's Temple Software's 1982 text adventure The Phantom's Revenge, which is exactly as fiendish as you remember every single text adventure from the 1980s being and also defeated me in embarrassing single combat. It's available free to play online from the Internet Archive, so try it out if you're interested in a slice of game history!


We had a three-way tie for the next review on the poll, so I'll be going with them in chronological order, meaning that next up is Ruske & Puhretmeier's 1996 German adventure game Opera Fatal. Join me as my college German and I try to navigate the mid-1990s with less crying than last time.

April 11, 2019

We've got a new review! This game won the Tumblr poll and got to go first, and I'm glad it did, because it was a great ride and a piece of media that was definitely made with love. Check it out here!


The next review will be the 1982 text adventure game The Phantom's Revenge, so stay tuned for a much less graphics-heavy review in what will hopefully be the near future.

February 10, 2019

A review spotted in its natural habitat!  Here's a quick little look at a now sadly lost to the winds of time game.  Since my appeals to the studio have fallen on deaf ears, that's probably all we're going to hear about it.

As we move on to (hopefully) more new reviews in the future, if you have something specific you want to vote to come up next, jump on over to the Tumblr poll and let me know!

February 8, 2017

I'm happy to sneak in after this long break to post a new review!  While it's not the novel I'm (still) in the middle of working on, the chance to jump through a game and put up a review quickly was too good to pass up.


I hope everyone enjoys!  Now it's back to the editing and transferring mines for me!

March 12, 2016

All the reviews of stage adaptations from the old site - both straight plays and musicals - have been updated, revised, and finally transported over here!  You should be able to access all of them from the Stage Reviews page, or from the links in the Phantom Library.


That leaves only reviews of short stories and books still to be moved, which is a ridiculous sentence when you consider that there are more of them than anything else.  Stay tuned as they slowly make their way over!

October 31, 2015

It's been a long time, but I finally managed to crank out a new review!  In honor of Halloween, here's a super creepy little game that is a sequel to the Phantom story.



I hope everyone's Halloween is as fun and spook-filled as mine was!

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