I do so love an old-school point-and-click adventure.

As opposed to the new-school point-and-click dominated by Telltale's myriad series.

Those of a certain age will remember the likes of Lucasart's Monkey Island, Maniac Mansion and Zak McCracken from the golden age of the genre.

Sadly Yesterday Origins doesn't have anywhere near the same sense of lunacy, but then what does?

It does have a comically over-wrought script and its fair share of action and mystery as the stupidly named John Yesterday ploughs through the last 500 years of an immortal life stuffed with adventure, intrigue and complex puzzles.

The story is compelling and urges you to spend just one more hour clicking every-bloody-thing in the area to find the solution to your particular issue. You really don't want to be beaten by what, on the surface, appears to be a gentle hand-holding question-poser. Don't be fooled, many of the answers are fiendish in the extreme and will probably require occasional help from your trusty friend, Monsignor Internet.

Well worth a pop if you fancy an occasional sado-masochistic approach to story progression.