09/03/2014 Act 4 Comments
Recommendations, RPGmaker, Video Games exeunt omnes, happy birthday, quickposts, recommendations, rpgmaker, the last word
10/01/2014 Farla 3 Comments
I really enjoyed these short little games! This was a neat indie-genre to be introduced to.
RPGmaker, Video Games Single post review, The God of Crawling Eyes, videogame
10/07/2014 Farla Add Comment
So here’s what we’re doing this October: horror videogames, fanfic reviews, Dresden Files Storm Front, repeat.
The God of Crawling Eyes starts off well and just slides downward slowly. In the end, it’s a moderately fun very short game that doesn’t take advantage of its premise and has some gender issues. (more…)
RPGmaker, Video Games Paranoiac, Re: Kinder, Single post review, videogame
10/10/2014 Farla 6 Comments
Paranoiac resembles Mermaid Swamp a lot, but is much simpler (and has a much smaller area you have to search, which I liked). It’s okay, but nothing unusual.
Re: Kinder is very much a what the fuck sort of game. The story is all over the place, the message is at once blatant and confusing, and it’s got an interesting battle system held back by the fact it’s got almost no battles and interacts poorly with the horror adventure game aspects. (more…)
RPGmaker, Video Games Ghost Party, Hello? Hell...o?, Single post review, The Desolate Hospital, videogame
10/15/2014 Farla 1 Comment
Three short games! Hello? Hell…o? and Ghost Party were quite fun, while The Desolate Hospital was surprisingly blah for such a pretty game. (more…)
RPGmaker, Video Games Killer Bear, Lisa "The First", Single post review, Skinwalker, videogame
10/21/2014 Farla 6 Comments
Killer Bear is a waste of time, while Lisa and Skinwalker are flawed but do have things to recommend them for.
Horror, RPGmaker, Video Games Dear Red, Single post review, The Uncle Who Works For Nintendo, videogame
10/28/2014 Farla 12 Comments
Dear Red has some amazing graphics and atmosphere. The banner, the game’s description…
Red had grown, she understood what happened, why he always mentioned those words although she couldn’t stand watching and being overwhelmed by the old memories all the time. Now that he’s dead, it doesn’t have to be so anymore…
Then there’s the art within the game, which is similarly lovely. (more…)
RPGmaker, Video Games Be the Slender Man, Composition 83, Single post review, videogame
01/09/2015 Act 1 Comment
The only good thing about Be the Slender Man is it only takes a few minutes to play, and frankly, it’s a few minutes too many. (more…)
RPGmaker, Video Games goblin noir, rpgmaker
01/18/2015 Act 9 Comments
This is the first game from rpgmaker you guys have recced me that seriously feels like it was made by an amateur. This whole thing is like the video game version of badly-thought-out fanfics that have an original idea they completely squander. (more…)
RPGmaker, Video Games peace of mind, rpgmaker
02/17/2015 St. Elmo's Fire 6 Comments
It’s unusual for me to not have formed a concrete opinion by the time I’ve finished a book/game/whatever, but Peace of Mind actually grew on me as in retrospect, which was odd. At first I wasn’t sure whether to peg it as a real rec or not, but the more I thought about it the more I thought it was a worthwhile thing to spread around.
RPGmaker, Video Games HOME, OFF, videogame
03/06/2015 Act 17 Comments
HOME is a fangame of OFF, an RPG Maker game Farla has already reviewed. According to the description, it’s a fix fic where you play as the Judge and prevent the Batter from destroying the zones. It also claims to improve the gameplay, which was an infamously weak area of OFF. It fails utterly on both fronts.
(Spoilers, by the way, for both OFF and this game.) (more…)
Comics, Recommendations, RPGmaker, Video Games oneshot, princeless, quickposts, recommendations, rpgmaker
03/19/2015 illhousen 31 Comments
Whoops, forgot to add the cut. Lo siento. Inside: PrinceLess, Oneshot.
RPGmaker, Video Games guest posts, logomancer, rpgmaker
05/25/2015 St. Elmo's Fire 5 Comments
The illustrious illhousen graciously volunteered to take this one off our collective plate. Enjoy! (more…)
RPGmaker, Video Games A Very Long Rope to the Top of the Sky, videogame
06/06/2015 St. Elmo's Fire Add Comment
A Very Long Rope to the Top of the Sky is a pretty standard jRPG that starts strong, meanders for a while, then ends with a whimper. It contains some interesting ideas, but it can’t fit them together into a coherent whole. Much like The Reconstruction, it’s less than the sum of its parts. (more…)
Reconstruction Series, Roguelike, RPGmaker, Video Games reconstruction saga, The Drop, videogame
The Drop is a roguelike, and the sequel to The Reconstruction. It is cute and funny and wonderful and you should absolutely go play it, even if you disliked The Reconstruction.