Ray Ivey

A gaming freakazoid, Ray enjoys games on all platforms. Also loves board games, mind games, and all puzzles. Co-wrote the Entertainment Tonight trivia game and designed puzzles for two Law & Order PC games. Also a movie freak, bookworm, and travel bug. Thinks games of all kinds are a highly underappreciated force for social good, not to mention mental and psychological health.

 

Ray's favorite adventures include the "Broken Sword" and "Journeyman Project" franchises, "The Dark Eye," "The Feeble Files," "Sanitarium," "Limbo," "Machinarium," "Riven," "The Neverhood," and "Azrael's Tear." His favorite non-adventures include the "Thief," "Uncharted," and "Ratchet & Clank" franchises, all of the Bioware RPGs, Skyrim, and Final Fantasy XII.

 

Ray writes about the movies for the Bryan/College Station Daily Eagle, which is the old-fashioned thing called a "newspaper." He's been on eight game shows. He's taught in seven countries and has visited twenty-one. His favorite classic movie star is Barbara Stanwyck and his favorite novel is "The Hotel New Hampshire" by John Irving.

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  • Starring superstarlet Tia Carrere, THE DAEDALUS ENCOUNTER boasts a terrific central premise. Is it enough?
    Note: This review was originally posted on August 7, 2009 INTRODUCTION: Starring superstarlet Tia C
    08/18/16 | Review | by Ray Ivey
    5
  • The first thing that makes the game work is the fall-down-on-the-floor hilarious script.
    It’s lucky for us that at the 2012 Spike Video Game Awards, representatives from Telltale Games an
    12/02/14 | Review | by Ray Ivey
    4
  • Search for a missing toy factory heir as you travel through France, Germany, Russia and beyond on board a fantastic clockwork train piloted by an automaton
    Release Date: European Release - June 2002Platform: PC Note: Review originally published 5 Jul
    03/26/15 | Review | by Ray Ivey
    2
  • Gorgeous art, disturbing environments with clever, organic and satisfying puzzles. You need to play Inside!
    Genre: Action, AdventureRelease date: July 7, 2016Review Platform: PC Danish game studio Playd
    07/15/16 | Review | by Ray Ivey
    1
  • I'm not ashamed to admit it, though it makes me sound a bit like I'm at a twelve-step meeting: "Hello, my name is Ray. And ... I ... like Myst clones!"
    Note: Review originally posted November 10, 1998 I'm not ashamed to admit it, though it makes me so
    08/27/15 | Review | by Ray Ivey
    1
  • Rama is the first computer adventure game that actually made me an unhappy person. For about ten days.
    Note: Review was originally published November 29, 1996 Rama is the first computer adventure g
    03/17/16 | Review | by Ray Ivey
    1
  • Beautiful design, fantastic music, fun puzzles, and a great quirky vibe.
    Genre: Point-And-Click Adventure Release date: March 10, 2016 Review:     Grade
    04/29/16 | Review | by Ray Ivey
    1
  • Until Dawn is a playable horror movie. That's the best way to sum it up. It's a mixture of Friday the 13th, Saw and Heavy Rain.
    Platform: PS4 Exclusive Genre: Horror Release date: 2015 Until Dawn is a playable horror
    01/20/17 | Review | by Ray Ivey
    1
  • You are Corvo Attano, a once-trusted bodyguard of the Empress who is framed for her murder; empowered with supernatural abilities, you become an assassin to seek revenge on those who ruined your life.
    Developer / Publisher: Bethesda, Arkane StudiosRelease Date: October 2012Platform: PC, PS3, XBox 360
    04/19/13 | Review | by Ray Ivey
    0
  • Step into the spacesuit of Rachel Manners and find out why you are the sole survivor of an expedition gone terribly wrong.
    Release Date: March 2012Platform:  PCYou’ve been there. You’re on a long, interstellar
    04/05/12 | Review | by Ray Ivey
    0
  • You can rest when you're dead...NOT.
    It sucks to be you. Not only were you just murdered, but now that you’re dead, you can’t even ki
    03/30/11 | Review | by Ray Ivey
    0
  • This sequel to 2003's Conspiracies takes place in a not too-distant dystopian future. Can a talented cast and interesting story carry it?
    Game reviewers – for that matter, all reviewers – are supposed to be objective. And we do try. B
    06/29/11 | Review | by Ray Ivey
    0
  • Feel like being naughty? Oh, hell, do you feel like just being . . . . really, really wrong?
    Feel like being naughty? Oh, hell, do you feel like just being . . . . really, really wrong? You do?
    10/12/11 | Review | by Ray Ivey
    0
  • In the northernmost province of Skyrim, a Dragonborn rises and sets in motion an adventure of destiny...or filling their house with cheese wedges.
    Release Date: 11/11/11 Platform:    PC, PS3, XBox 360 (reviewed on the PS3) It
    12/29/11 | Review | by Ray Ivey
    0
  • What do you get when you combine an adventure game with a popular crime drama on TV? Law & Order: Legacies of course! Here we take a look at the first three episodes.
    Release Date: January 24, 2012 Platform: PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone (reviewed on PC) Rated: No Ratin
    02/20/12 | Review | by Ray Ivey
    0
  • Here we have a gem of a quirky, funny, Japanese-style sci-fi RPG with an American flair that's definitely adventure-gamer friendly!
    Note: Originally published 21 Feb 2002Release Date: 2001Platform: PCCalling all adven
    05/07/15 | Review | by Ray Ivey
    0
  • Explore disturbing corners of the human psyche and delve into a dimension of nightmares, the occult and a tense psychological world created in classic Lovecraftian style.
    Genre: Adventure Horror/MysteryRelease Date: November 2007Platform: PCNote: Originally published
    03/25/12 | Review | by Ray Ivey
    0
  • From the shadows of Highgate Cemetery to the unexplored vaults of the Count's Transylvanian castle, lose yourself in a frighteningly realistic 3D universe as you pursue the infamous Prince of Darkness.
    Release Date: January 2001Platform: PC (version reviewed), Mac, PSXNote: Originally published in
    03/28/12 | Review | by Ray Ivey
    0
  • Three stories, three people, one destiny: The dreamer. The rebel. The apostle. Drawn into events that will bring them together, their lives are about to change...and nothing will ever be the same.
    Genre: Action-Adventure/FantasyRelease Date: April 2006Platform: PC, XboxNote: Originally published
    04/23/15 | Review | by Ray Ivey
    0
  • Queen Karen has disappeared! Join the Amazon Princess Loren in her journey to find what happened to her mother.
    Release Date: April 2012Genre: Fantasy RoleplayPlatform:  PC, Mac, Linux (reviewed on PC)I love cas
    06/04/12 | Review | by Ray Ivey
    0
  • Play two characters who travel into the past in an effort to save mankind from an ecological catastrophe
    Genre: Sci-Fi/Futuristic ThrillerRelease Date: June 3, 2011Note: Originally published 11 Aug 2011&nb
    06/11/12 | Review | by Ray Ivey
    0
  • Help a robot who is thrown out of his cyberpunk town defeat bad guys and get back to his girlfriend.
    Genre: Fantasy Adventure, Indie DeveloperPlatforms: PC (Reviewed), Mac, Linux, iPad2Release Dat
    06/18/12 | Review | by Ray Ivey
    0
  • Plunge into a conspiracy world where a mad drug kingpin's schemes and the prophesied return of an ancienet Mayan god clash in what could be the end of mankind
    Release Date: 1997Platform:  PC, PSX Note: Review was originally posted September 21, 1999 
    11/19/15 | Review | by Ray Ivey
    0
  • George and Nico are no longer together but meet up once again as they unknowingly start to explore the same mystery
    Genre: Mystery AdventureRelease Date: November 2003Platform: PC (reviewed) Playstation 2 (Europe Onl
    06/22/12 | Review | by Ray Ivey
    0
  • Uncover hidden artifacts, ancient documents and a valuable journal which together hold the key to mysterious disappearances and hauntings dating back centuries.
    Release Date: August 1, 2003Platform: PCNote: Review originally published in 2003A frantic late-nigh
    09/29/16 | Review | by Ray Ivey
    0
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