I have not completed I Am Setsuna. This might invalidate a review to some people but god booting up this game immediately sucks all the energy from me like a dementor. Which is a real shame, because I wanted to like I Am Setsuna. I really did. The art is pretty, the aesthetic is nice, … Continue reading I Am Setsuna: A Depressing Game, but in the boring real way.
Life, am I right? Really sneaks up on you sometimes. We do apologize for the lack of updates over the past two weeks. Between me getting a boyfriend delivered directly to my door (convenient) Celia at lawschool in the heart of LA and Alex having an article recognized by Angelina Godoy we've been off the … Continue reading Whoops it’s been two weeks! How about I tell you about Overcooked real quick to make up for it.
Uh, Spoilers if you're late to the party. Do you like going into games blind? Just, dont read. It's pretty much impossible to talk about DDLC without spoiling everything. A staple. Japanese Dating Game...Parody? Ok so now that we have some cute photos breaking line of sight, let's get straight to the point. DDLC is … Continue reading Doki Doki Literature Club: It Sure Is Exactly What Everyone Said It Was
Two days ago I called my GM and good friend Julian over discord, we were supposed to be playing Stardew valley but the server gods were against us and for the life of me I couldn't connect over to our beautiful homestead. The Julian said "there's a KFC dating simulator on Steam and it's free" … Continue reading I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin’ Good Dating Simulator
I never used to think I liked multiplayer games that much. I was never very good at skill based games, I didn't like letting my teammates down, and I often used video games as a decompress from my jobs in customer service. I didn't want to talk to real people any more. But recently something … Continue reading Stardew Valley Multiplayer
Cultural historians and social scientists have variously defined play as: activity that absorbs a person intensely despite having no or very limited real life consequences; a way for organisms to practice survival skills in low-threat environments; behavior focused on means, rather than ends; and activity that is guided by self-directed and mutually-agreed upon rules. We're … Continue reading Garry’s Mod is unbound play
There's no shortage of local multiplayer Steam games that let you compete against your friends, but my favorites tend to include those that really let you rub your victories in their faces. So here are some of the best Steam games for dunking on your buddies when you hand their butts to them on a … Continue reading Dunk on your friends in these offbeat Steam games
Adobe Flash fueled my generation's creativity. It was a platform for animators to make offbeat, low-cost and ambitious short movies and games. Its limitations, like a low ceiling for processing power or graphics, became advantages: You could play flash games at school or on home computers not beefy enough to play traditional studio games. With … Continue reading Cozy flash games
At the end of my review of Rise of the Tomb Raider, I expressed my disappointment in the direction the series chose to go. It leaned hard into the combat side of the series, which felt uninspired at best, and the story left me bored and wishing for the end. The final entry in this … Continue reading Shadow of the Tomb Raider review
E3 was last week (yes, I'm still talking about it because yes, I'm still exhausted) which means I bought some video games on sale. One of these games was the highly lauded Celeste, a platformer which released last year on all consoles, but was highly successful on the Nintendo Switch in a year where Nintendo … Continue reading Celeste review