[WEEKEND GAMING] Psychological Horror, a Polarizing JRPG, and a Super Chill Tea Party

As the weekend quickly approaches, it's time for us to chat about our upcoming gaming plans! As usual, I'll list mine out below and, if you feel so inclined, sound off with your own down in the comments. I was incredibly busy last weekend so I ended up missing this weekly wrap-up. To catch you … Continue reading [WEEKEND GAMING] Psychological Horror, a Polarizing JRPG, and a Super Chill Tea Party

Let’s Talk About ‘Alchemic Cutie’ – A Jelly-Raising Life Sim

https://youtu.be/z0Q3Z7Zhm5s When discussing the games I'm playing I'm always torn on using comparisons for an easier, faster understanding while also thinking that's an incredibly lazy thing to do (as a writer). So Alchemic Cutie is what you'd get if you merged the visuals and community center aspect of Stardew Valley with the slime collecting and … Continue reading Let’s Talk About ‘Alchemic Cutie’ – A Jelly-Raising Life Sim

Let’s Talk About ‘Man of Medan’ – A Horror Adventure With Beautiful Improvements on Xbox Series X

One of my favorite exclusives back on the PS4 is Supermassive's horror trope-filled adventure Until Dawn. The premise was something I was all too familiar with, as a group of teens met up at a cabin in the mountains to not only "party like fucking pornstars" but to remember two of their friends that died … Continue reading Let’s Talk About ‘Man of Medan’ – A Horror Adventure With Beautiful Improvements on Xbox Series X

WEEKEND GAMING: Finally Scoring an Xbox Series X, Upgrading My TV, First-Person Parkour, Alchemy, and Spooky Spookies!

Another weekend is steadily approaching, so let's get into my upcoming plans. Firstly, and most importantly, I FINALLY scored an Xbox Series X after struggling to do so for the last 10 months. As someone who has primarily been an Xbox guy since the original console (camping out at a Meijer for 8 hours on … Continue reading WEEKEND GAMING: Finally Scoring an Xbox Series X, Upgrading My TV, First-Person Parkour, Alchemy, and Spooky Spookies!

What I Played in September

Fall is upon us and my personal favorite month of October begins tomorrow, so let's wrap-up everything I played through the month of September. Full credit for this type of post goes to my Twitter buddy Brad Gallaway, who has been doing this over at Game Critics for as long as I can remember. In … Continue reading What I Played in September

Let’s Talk About ‘Last Stop’ – A Narrative-Heavy Sci-fi Adventure From the Developers of ‘Virginia’

https://youtu.be/7FUw-g65OUg One of my favorite games from 2016 is Variable State's small town mystery Virginia. Without speaking a single word, Virginia oozed character and intrigue while leaving plenty up to the player to decipher. It's so, so good. Needless to say, I was pretty pumped to play the British developer's newest adventure Last Stop, especially … Continue reading Let’s Talk About ‘Last Stop’ – A Narrative-Heavy Sci-fi Adventure From the Developers of ‘Virginia’

Let’s Talk About ‘Ikenfell’ – An Unapologetically Queer Turn-Based RPG About Witches and the Damage of Secrets

https://youtu.be/QDY2M1uxJWQ There's no shortage of RPGs to choose from nowadays, but none of them are as diverse and unapologetically queer as Happy Ray Games' Ikenfell. While modern gaming is slowly becoming more inclusive by adding a gay character here and there and changing their social media banners during Pride Month, Ikenfell puts its entire cast … Continue reading Let’s Talk About ‘Ikenfell’ – An Unapologetically Queer Turn-Based RPG About Witches and the Damage of Secrets

Let’s Talk About ‘Carto’ – A Map-Making Puzzle Game About Making Friends and Finding Family

https://youtu.be/MrLp01aY5UQ I've been steadily making my way through some of the shorter indie games on Xbox Game Pass, with the latest being a charming little puzzle adventure called Carto. Here, the titular heroine is separated from her grandmother after their airship encounters trouble during a lightning storm. Both happen to be cartographers, which obviously plays … Continue reading Let’s Talk About ‘Carto’ – A Map-Making Puzzle Game About Making Friends and Finding Family