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Earthlock: Demo Review

As I peruse the demos currently available on the PlayStation Store, I am bombarded with a staggering number of similar looking RPGs.  Typically a genre that consumes a whole lot of one’s time, RPGs are kind of a big commitment, and so it makes sense to check out the demo first in order to decide if this is a game I want to spend a lot of time with.  One such RPG that stood out to me was Earthlock.

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Trine 2: Demo Review

One of the games I grew up with was The Lost Vikings for the SNES, where you would control three unique characters in order to solve puzzles and reach the exit alive.  Recently, I downloaded a demo of a game called Trine 2: The Complete Story that feels somewhat similar.  You control three characters, Amadeus the wizard, who can levitate objects and create blocks out of thin air, Pontius the knight, who is equipped with a sword and shield, and Zoya the thief, who is armed with her bow and trusty grappling hook.

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Spelunky: Demo Review

Spelunky falls into a broad category of games that I have heard good things about, but have never actually played.  Thanks to the trial version that I downloaded on the PS4, I finally had a chance to experience this game for myself.  Though my initial impression was fairly neutral, I quickly grew to appreciate Spelunky for its high difficulty and randomly generated levels, where you never quite know what’s going to happen.

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Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles (PS4) Playthrough on Virtual Bastion

Today we begin our playthrough of the PS4 remaster of Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles, an action RPG where one must collect myrrh in order to protect our village from the deadly miasma.

Video from YouTube User: Virtual Bastion

The Last Campfire: A Serene and Engaging Puzzle Game

Always on the hunt for interesting indie games, The Last Campfire is one of the newest additions to my digital library.  Aside from watching a trailer at one point that I now no longer remember, I went into this game knowing almost nothing about it aside from the fact that it involved solving puzzles.  While it’s not always wise to buy a game with very little research, I’m pleased to say this is one minor gamble that certainly paid off.

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The Stingiest Man in Town (1978) Review

This week, I’m reviewing a pair of Rankin/Bass adaptations of Charles Dickens stories.  Last time, we reviewed Cricket on the Hearth (1967), which was…really not very good, if I’m being honest.  And this time, we’re taking on a more well-known Christmas story, The Stingiest Man in Town (1978), better known as A Christmas Carol.

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Cricket on the Hearth (1967) Review

In a past status update, I had mentioned that Mother Duck and I endured a misplaced Christmas marathon (by misplaced, I mean it took place in March) comprised mainly of lesser-known Rankin/Bass Christmas specials (with a little bit of Charlie Brown mixed in).  I say “endured” because some of these were rather difficult to sit through.  But sit through we must because I had become very determined to review them, despite the toll they might take on my sanity.  This week I’m focusing on two Rankin/Bass adaptations of Charles Dickens’ stories, Cricket on the Hearth (1967) and their version of A Christmas Carol, The Stingiest Man in Town (1978).  We’re focusing on the first one today, folks, and it’s going to really illustrate what I meant by “endured” because this one is easily the worst Rankin/Bass movie I’ve seen so far.

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Seasons After Fall is Beautiful, Yet Boring

There seems to be a plethora of games out there where you play as an animal (usually a fox, but sometimes a wolf) exploring forests and other natural environments.  Seriously, it should be a genre all its own.  Fe, The First Tree, Spirit of the North, and Lost Ember are all examples of this, and while I played the first two, I skipped on the latter two because I don’t need more of the same general game.  But I did give one more similar game a chance because it was on sale for roughly $2 or $3, Seasons After Fall.

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Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time We Got a Crash Game This Good

Though I was many years behind when it came to experiencing the original Crash Bandicoot trilogy (and even then, it was the N. Sane Trilogy on the PS4), I am pleased to say there is finally a Crash game that I got the opportunity to play not so very long after its release date.  Yes, I’m talking about Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, a game I really loved despite some mixed feelings concerning the difficulty level….

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The First Tree is Something Truly Special

The First Tree is an interesting sort of game that I have to approach a bit differently than I would my usual game reviews.  The big difference here is…The First Tree is not really a video game.  It is, but it’s not.  It’s more like an interactive story than anything else.  So if it’s a traditional game you’re after, you might want to pass this one up.  But if you’re interested in something a bit different, then by all means, read on. Continue reading The First Tree is Something Truly Special