Bailey James
Bailey’s lifelong love of adventure games began with the Nancy Drew game Message in a Haunted Mansion, when she learned that you can drop chandeliers on bad people without getting in trouble, and has since expanded to include a panoply of other favorites like the Myst games, the Monkey Island series, any game involving Sherlock Holmes, the Tomb Raider franchise, and the all-time best adventure game ever created, Grim Fandango. She's added more recent releases like Firewatch and Life is Strange to her list but nonetheless loves diving into the old classics. She still spends large amounts of time searching for secret passages in the hope of finding an unsolved mystery lurking out of sight. Bailey graduated from Oberlin College and lived in New York City for three years before returning to her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she is a business development representative for a trucking software company. In addition to hoarding adventure games, her other interests include film, cooking, running, writing fiction, and eating copiously. 
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  • The plot suffers from a serious mid-season slump and the choices you make seem less and less relevant.
    Genre: Point-And-Click AdventureRelease date: March 24, 2015 Telltale’s Game of Thrones series go
    04/02/15 | Review | by Bailey James
  • If you love puzzles, enjoy hard sci-fi or philosophical musings about the nature of existence and consciousness, The Talos Principle is perfect for you.
    Genre: Fantasy/Horror Point-and-Click AdventureRelease date: December 11, 2014 (PC, Mac, L
    03/30/15 | Review | by Bailey James
  • The game is visually stunning with an emotionally engaging story and a new twist on the fast-growing genre of choice-based gaming.
    Genre: Adventure If you like instant gratification, you’ll have complicated feelings about Dontno
    03/10/15 | Review | by Bailey James
  • I am grateful that funny, stylish, thoughtful games still have an audience in an era that’s growing increasingly obsessed with cutting-edge graphics and streamlined gameplay rather than stories.
    Genre: Point-and-Click Adventure It’s often said in the gaming community that Grim Fandango
    02/16/15 | Review | by Bailey James
  • Game of Thrones still shows promise, but an excess of ambition could send the story spiraling out of control. I'm a bit overwhelmed by all the ground that's been covered, but hopeful for what’s been set up to happen next.
    Genre: Point-and-Click AdventureRelease Date: February 3, 2015 With the release of the second chapt
    02/07/15 | Review | by Bailey James
  • Secrets of Venice is mostly insulting in its banality and occasionally frustratingly obtuse, resulting in a gameplay experience that is deeply "unfun."
    Corto Maltese: Secrets of Venice is Kids up hill’s newest adventure game that draws inspiration fr
    12/19/14 | Review | by Bailey James
  • Just like the show, this portion ended on a cliffhanger. Now I can’t wait to see what happens next.
    Telltale Games’ newest offering, Game of Thrones, which is based on the HBO show that is itself ba
    12/08/14 | Review | by Bailey James
  • Nancy Drew Labyrinth of Lies Review by Bailey James. "A solid addition to the Nancy Drew series. Diehard fans will be relieved to see some recurring problems getting addressed, and casual players will enjoy the variety of puzzles and the characters that make this engine churn."
    Her Interactive’s newest installment in the long-running Nancy Drew series, Labyrinth of Lies, is
    10/27/14 | Review | by Bailey James
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s is scary. Startling, creepy, cry-out-in-the-night scary. But is it horror? Bailey James reviews Five Nights at Freddy’s.
    Five Nights at Freddy’s is scary. Startling, creepy, cry-out-in-the-night scary. But is it horror?
    09/03/14 | Review | by Bailey James
  • Bailey James reviews Shadowgate. "The remake is a delightful fusion of what made the original game great - namely, head-scratching puzzles and a hundred different ways to die - with modern enhancements that make it more accessible to a larger audience."
    Fans of the original 1987 release of Shadowgate have a lot to get excited about, because the game’
    08/22/14 | Review | by Bailey James
  • Endnight Games' new early access release succeeds, but not in the ways it intended to. Bailey James reviews The Forest.
    Endnight Games’ new release The Forest succeeds, but not in the ways it intended to. Conceived and
    07/30/14 | Review | by Bailey James
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