Tag: videogame

Logical Journey of the Zoombinis – Guest review

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I remember Zoombinis from when I was younger. My sister and I would play it obsessively. I don’t think we ever finished it, though. Revisiting it now feels somewhat strange – I don’t really remember enough for it to be nostalgic, but it’s interesting to try and see what entertained me as a child (and by extension, most children – Zoombinis was pretty popular) from an older perspective.

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Long Live The Queen – Guest review

Long Live The Queen

“Enjoy your princess raising sim & try not to get her killed too quick!” is my sister’s encouraging message for this game.

You play as Elodie, the crown princess of the kingdom, whose mother has just died. She is still too young to inherit, however, and so must wait a year before she can assume the crown.

Unfortunately for you, things get complicated fast.
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Cinders – Guest review

I thoroughly enjoyed this one. From the game’s blurb, I expected lots of interactivity and a deeper exploration of the situation presented in the original fairy tale, and that’s exactly what I got. The writing is solid, the characters are believable, and the plot is a delicious mix of moral nuance and deep characterization spiced with a
dash of political intrigue. The whole thing looks very professional – the music is nice and the art is gorgeous. There’s a lot of interactivity, too. Cinders isn’t a complete blank slate, but her personality is malleable enough that I really feel that I have a good deal of agency in the story. I’d even say that her character hits that excellent balance where her few preset traits serve only to enhance the depth of the choices.

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Fatal Hearts – Guest review

The best Christmas gift is getting out of writing the day’s post! Enjoy a videogame review instead.


Fatal Hearts

“Probably not a dating sim” my sister writes to me as her endorsement. Technically true, but by a narrow margin.
For most of it, I felt it was decent. I didn’t find anything overtly objectionable about the writing and overall plot direction for the first half or so. I am glad that it tends to give me choices to do what I would conceivably do in real life, were I in the same situation…usually.(Spoilers for the rest.)

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