Short Takes: Firewatch and Unpacking

While mulling over my after-game options in God of War, I turned to the ol’ Game Pass to keep myself occupied. When I picked up The Pedestrian, I also downloaded a few other smaller games that I had wanted to play or heard were worth trying. Two of them rose to the forefront: Firewatch and…

Kirby and the Forgotten Land: Demo Review

Recently, I reviewed the demo for Kirby Star Allies.  As charming as it was, it didn’t offer enough unique content to make it stand out from countless other Kirby games.  Fortunately, Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a completely different story.

Kirby Star Allies: Demo Review

Although I generally enjoy the Kirby series, I don’t buy most of the games because they feel so similar.  Fortunately, Kirby Star Allies gave me the opportunity to try the game out for free so I could decide whether or not it was worth my money.  Based on my time with the demo, I’d probably…

Cat Quest: Demo Review

G’day, folks, in recent times, I have taken to downloading free demos as a means to experience a greater variety of games without having to pay for something I may not end up liking.  (Y’know, the very reason demos exist.)  Being someone who adores animals, especially those of the feline variety, it was no wonder…

Getting My Butt Kicked in Celeste

Over the years, I’ve been slowly catching up on a whole bunch of popular indie games.  Undertale, Cuphead, Hollow Knight, and most recently, Celeste.  Like Cuphead, I went into Celeste with a mixture of excitement and trepidation because I had heard that this game was brutally difficult.  On the surface, the game follows Madeline as…

Little Nightmares 2 is Back for More Gruesome Goodness

The long-awaited Little Nightmares 2 is finally here, folks!  And though I was a bit hesitant about setting my expectations too high (I’ve been let down by too many sequels, you see), I can safely say this game does not disappoint!  This time around, we play as a boy named Mono, though it isn’t long…

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Renews My Hope in the Franchise

Back in 2017, I played and reviewed the original Yooka-Laylee game, the spiritual successor to the much-loved Banjo-Kazooie series, made by the very same people who brought us the famous bear and bird duo back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s.  I had some mixed feelings about the game, and owing to the fact…

The Sonic Movie was Actually…Pretty All Right

One of the most amusing things that happened on the Internet over the past year or so has got to be the Sonic the Hedgehog movie.  More specifically, Sonic’s original nightmare-inducing design, complete with realistic chompers.  In a turn of events that probably surprised everyone, Paramount actually redesigned Sonic and made him…actually really adorable.  My…

The Room: Puzzling at Its Finest

The Duck recently had the pleasure of playing a little puzzle game called The Room, which I heard about from fellow blogger The Shameful Narcissist.  Originally released as an iOS game in 2012, I got to play the Switch version, which came about far more recently (2018…I’m always late for things).  This game was a…

Top 4 Worst Challenges in Spyro: Year of the Dragon

I’ve already discussed the top six worst challenges in Spyro 2, so it would only be fair if I complained a bit about the more aggravating parts of Spyro: Year of the Dragon.  Though I only have four items in this list, two of them are a doozy.  As before, I’m only counting challenges that…