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
Back when episodic adventure games were all the rage, mostly thanks to the success of Telltale's offerings and darlings like Life is Strange, developer Big Bad Wolves released the choose-your-own-adventure gothic-as-hell detective game The Council. The first of five episodes released in March of 2018 and blew me away with its unique focus on RPG … Continue reading [LATE TO THE PARTY] ‘The Council’ is a Wonderfully Janky Gothic Adventure
Friday! Video games! Let's talk! Today is perhaps the biggest day for new game releases in 2017. If reviews are anything to by, Super Mario Odyssey is expectedly excellent, Wolfenstein II is scoring incredibly well, and Ubisoft's year off with Assassin's Creed seems to have paid dividends with Origins. Three major single-player blockbusters on the … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! So What are You—oh, Probably Super Mario Odyssey.
The Darkside Detective Developer: Spooky Doorway Publisher: Spooky Doorway Available on: PC (reviewed), Nintendo Switch (TBA) Price: $12.99 (Switch price may vary) Release date: July 27, 2017 (PC) For fans of: Less taxing point-and-click adventures with an emphasis on pop culture references. The Darkside Detective runs amok with familiar pop culture references, from Twin Peaks … Continue reading [REVIEW] The Darkside Detective
The Journey Down: Chapter Two Developer: Skygoblin Publisher: Skygoblin Reviewed on: PC Price: $19.99 USD For fans of: Grim Fandango or the thought of a West-African inspired Caribbean noir adventure. *This review is notably shorter than Chapter One's, simply because I didn't want to spend more time than necessary repeating myself on gameplay elements and … Continue reading [REVIEW] The Journey Down: Chapter Two
The Coma: Recut Developer: Devespresso Games Publisher: Digerati Distribution Available on: PS4 (reviewed), Xbox One, Steam, GOG Price: $14.99 USD For fans of: Claire: Extended Cut, White Day: A Labyrinth Named School The Coma: Recut is a "definitive edition" re-release of the original game, The Coma: Cutting Class, from 2015, as well as the Korean … Continue reading [REVIEW] The Coma: Recut
Friday! Video games! Let's talk! Not a lot of gaming time for me this week, but I did manage to click my way through the first chapter of the PC adventure game The Journey Down and even got a review up. Since last week's wrap-up post, I also finished up Thimbleweed Park on PS4 (which was … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! So What are You Playing?
The Journey Down: Chapter One Developer: Skygoblin Publisher: Skygoblin Available on: Steam (reviewed), iOS Price: $8.99 USD Beginning life as a free pixely adventure game in 2010, the folks at Skygoblin gave the Caribbean noir tale a Grim Fandango-inspired face-lift and episodically released its contents as a trilogy on Steam and iOS platforms over the … Continue reading [REVIEW] The Journey Down: Chapter One
Friday! Video games! Let's talk! Last week, I mentioned that there wouldn't be a Freakin' Weekend post today because I was going out of town. Turns out that's next week and I'm just really bad at reading a calendar. Next Wednesday I'll be heading off to Maryland for a couple of days, then driving up … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! What are You Playing?
Steam's annual Summer Sale kicked off this afternoon, discounting thousands of games across their digital marketplace. This is typically the only time I invest heavily into PC gaming, and this year has been no different. For the cost of two brand new retail games, I walked away with the following: Team Fortress Classic Half-life Half-life: … Continue reading The Steam Summer Sale is Upon Us! Here’s My Haul.