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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  • Her Story is diverting and well-made, and is definitely worth checking out if you’re in the mood for a story unusually told.
    Genre: Visual Novel, Adventure Release date: June 24, 2015 Editor's Note: This revie
    07/08/15 | Review | by Bailey James
  • The third episode completely lives up to the mastery of the first two.
    Genre: Point-And-Click AdventureRelease date: May 19, 2015 Every time a new episode of Dontnod
    07/05/15 | Review | by Bailey James
  • Despite all it aspires to and gets right, the gameplay is where Kholat completely falls apart.
    Genre: Point-And-Click Adventure Release date: June 9, 2015 I had high hopes for Kho
    06/22/15 | Review | by Bailey James
  • Sons of Winter is hobbled by the same failings as its predecessors.
    Genre: Point-And-Click Adventure Release date: May 26, 2015 Note: Spoilers appear in
    06/12/15 | Review | by Bailey James
  • Veteran fans will be satiated and newcomers piqued by this chilly, devious case.
    Genre: Point-And-Click Adventure Release date: May 19, 2015 Nancy Drew isn’t new t
    05/27/15 | Review | by Bailey James
  • Worth playing if you’re looking for a shot of horror on a Friday night.
    Genre: Point-And-Click Adventure Release date: April 16, 2015 You may have already h
    05/10/15 | Review | by Bailey James
  • Episode Two maintains the momentum and intensity of the beginning beautifully.
    Genre: Point-And-Click AdventureRelease date: March 24, 2015 The first episode of Dontnod Ente
    04/16/15 | Review | by Bailey James
  • 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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