Tagged: randomness

Screenshot from Bal Ru's Curse

Bal Ru’s Curse Puzzle category

An evil god inhabits this challenging puzzle game and, frustratingly, messes with its formula out of total spite.

Screenshot from Kangaroo Court

Kangaroo Court Macintosh categoryOther category

An unrepentantly silly courtroom “simulator” offers some good laughs and stupid fun.

Screenshot from Millennium Auction

Millennium Auction Other category

A combination of random events and speculative fiction creates drama in this game’s virtual auction house. Does it matter that we can’t separate the randomness from the intentional storytelling and character? (This article includes a history of the game’s rocky production.)

Screenshot from QuarterPole

QuarterPole Simulation categorySports category

A clever scenario mode guarantees that anyone can jump into QuarterPole and have fun watching a horse race, though its depth might confuse those who aren’t fans of the real thing.

Screenshot from Robot City

Robot City Adventure category

Robot City is a gripping, scary, unforgettable sci-fi murder mystery saddled a tedious and unfair open world.

Screenshot from Rockstar!

Rockstar! Simulation category

Rockstar! energizes a rise-to-fame simulation with R-rated humor that eventually turns tasteless and ineffectual.