TL;DR VERSION: With its stunning storybook visuals, wonderful puzzle designs, adventurous themes, and an extraordinary, wordless narrative, this three-hour point-and-click proved to be one of 2020's best games and *might* be my personal Game of the Year. What is Luna: The Shadow Dust? A hand-drawn 2D point-and-click adventure game firmly rooted in puzzle solving, but … Continue reading [SWITCH REVIEW] Luna: The Shadow Dust (2020)
What an insanely beautiful looking adventure game that's completely drowned out by obtuse puzzles and an equally confusing story. What is Memoranda? A visually stunning point-and-click adventure game from the folks at Bit Byterz and Carbon Fire Studios, which follows the 25-year-old insomniac Mrs. Mizuki on her quest to remember her first name. Since separating … Continue reading [SWITCH REVIEW] Memoranda
Puzzle games aren't always my jam, but every now and then I need a good brain tickle to get my mind off of things. Being election season, I'm sure you can see why I craved that sort of distraction now more than ever. Enter the simple and clean world of Golf Peaks. Initially a mobile … Continue reading [SWITCH BACKLOG] Golf Peaks
I started the week off by diving into a brand new JRPG, being Sega's soft reboot of Sakura Wars on PS4. I'm familiar with the series, having imported one of the games on the Saturn and Dreamcast, though purely for collection purposes. I played a friend's copy of the Wii game for a few hours … Continue reading [WEEKEND GAMING] Steampunk JRPGs, Dangerous Jewelry, and Chatting With Friendos!
There aren't many series in the realm of role-playing games that feature titles with continuous narratives. Final Fantasy, Persona, Dragon Quest... most, if not ALL of the new releases from these major players typically arrive as stand-alone experiences. Therein lies the rarity of The Legend of Heroes universe -- which contains three unique series under … Continue reading [REVIEW] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III (PS4)
Another Friday in self-isolation, yeah? What's on your plate this weekend? For me... SeaBed (Switch) This immaculately-written visual novel has become my current obsession. It focuses on the life of a woman experiencing hallucinations of her former lover, who mysteriously disappeared during a vacation overseas. The story is told nonchronologically, so it's a treat piecing … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! What Are You Playing?
Barring a handful of games, I was admittedly distant from the Nintendo 3DS library -- even more so once the Switch released. Even as a fan of JRPGs, the handheld's bread and butter, I barely paid attention to it since I was already buried under the backlog of my PlayStation Vita. So it goes without … Continue reading [REVIEW] The Alliance Alive HD Remastered
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP isn't very new by video game standards, but it just released on the Nintendo Switch at the end of last month -- and just so happened to be the first time I'd ever played it. What's been described as an interactive prog-rock album is a wonderful adventure heavily rooted in … Continue reading [REVIEW] Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
The Lost Child Developer: Crim Publisher: NIS America (NA), Kadokawa Games (JP) Available on: Nintendo Switch (reviewed), PS4, Vita Price: $49.99 USD In a world unknowingly inhabited by gods, angels, and demons, you're Hayato Ibuki; journalist of the occult magazine LOST. During a routine investigation at the Shinjuku Station, a black shadow pushes him in … Continue reading [REVIEW] The Lost Child (Switch)
Friday! Video games! Let's talk! It's going to be a brief post this week as it's been a busy day and I have dinner that needs cookin'! I literally just finished off Torna: The Golden Country, which was 34 glorious hours of JRPG goodness. I'll be covering this in more depth soon-ish in a full-length … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend, So What Are You Playing?