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S5E12 - Ep 103: Missing the Point & Click Adventure Games

An unsung genre of video games that focused on puzzles, storytelling and often times, incredible artwork.

8 months ago

The fact is, not all gamers are looking for ACTION and MAXIMUM KILL COUNTS. For many, the Point and Click genre offered an alternative, relaxed experience with simple controls and puzzles that really made you think.

In this episode, we'll sweep the mouse over the genre's initial heyday in the early 90s and follow it's trajectory all the way up to today! All that plus an OCTOPONDER before Parasite Steve slides out another tale off the BOOKSHELF OF THE DAMNED.

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