Thursday, 10 September 2009

ALEX SPENCER, FREELANCE JOURNALIST SENSATION

Today is a very Alex Spencer-heavy day on the internet. Rejoice!

Part I.
In which I write a (not to give too much away, but completely loving) review of PC pointy-clicky game Time Gentlemen Please for good ol' Gamersyndrome. In it, I say witty things like:
"Time Gentlemen, Please is a point-and-click adventure game where your inventory will simultaneously feature a skeleton arm dipped in Hitler’s bloody fetal matter, glasses stolen from a Neanderthal geek, and some condoms. It follows (very closely) in the grand tradition of the classic Lucasarts adventure games now seeing a resurgence."
Read the rest here to see how much of the game I resist giving away. If you're looking for a walkthrough (avast, intrepid Googler), this review features some very, very soft hints.

Part II.
I which I write a (similarly loving) review of the forthcoming Image graphic novel Beast for sexy, sexy Comicsnexus.
"At its heart, Beast is both indie-as-can-be slice of life and classic genre story. The two meet and touch, but its not a mash-up in the way, say, Jamie McKelvie’s urban fairytale Suburban Glamour is.The story moves along leisurely, letting the actions of Colette, our protagonist, set the pace."
And read the rest here, to find out whether I can resist stealing this joke from Penny Arcade.

For those of you counting at home, the scores are probably 8, and 9. Which way round? YOU DECIDE!

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Videogames, film, music, comics: feed them into the Alex-Spencer machine and out come neat little articles. Like the ones you're looking at here.