Bard’s Tale II: The Destiny Knight and the joys of mapping

This was a victory 30 years in the making.  I finally finished Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight. The Bard's Tale was, of course, a series that is dear to my heart and one I never shut up about.  Back when I was kid on our trusty Apple IIe we had Bard's Tale 1 (or …

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“Sunshine Blogger Award” (Disclaimer: not a real award)

Being comparatively new to the realm of blogging, I am somewhat surprised at the number of awards that are available.  I am even more surprised at the number of "awards", which are only "awards" in the same sense that there are "single girls in your area". Whatever, they're stil fun. I was nominated for this …

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Tex Murphy double bill – Mean Streets and Martian Memorandum

The Tex Murphy series is one I've long wanted to try, which is why I have all 6 of them in my backlog. I've now played the first two, 1989's Mean Streets and 1991's Martian Memorandum.  And so far they're interesting games filled with odd contradictions.  It's an adventure game, with a driving sim in it.  It's a …

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