Tower Talks || Hades

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If a game has anything to do with classical antiquity, I’m in.

And when it has a beautiful art style, genius mechanics, and a brilliant approach to the sometimes vague nature of Greek mythology? Then I’m triple in, which is why I finally bought Hades by Supergiant Games.

75+ hours of play later, I’ve finally stepped away long enough to talk about it with you all! You’d better believe, though, that I’m going right back to it when we’re done here.

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Tower Talks || Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling

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Normally, I wouldn’t call bugs cute.

I’m not afraid of them, but they’re not exactly giving me the warm fuzzies when I see them. Thank goodness, though, that Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling defies all buggy expectations! Making bugs cute is a feat all on its own, but this game also combines a wealth of side quests with a lovely core plot, all capped off with an art style that brings out the very best nostalgia of all.

It’s tough to condense such a fun, clever little game into one post, but today we’re trying it anyhow! It’s what Team Snakemouth deserves, after all their hard work saving Bugaria. 🐛✨

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Tower Talks || Ikenfell

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I know we’ve had it up to here with magical schools lately.

JKR being a TERF has put a pretty solid wrench in any nostalgia we have left. But, there’s good news! Ikenfell exists, and packed into all its pixel charm is a host of diverse characters, a story about handling your feelings even when they hurt, and a series of mechanics that make this game playable even for the newest of gamers!

Are you ready to meet some witches and save their school?

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Tower Talks || Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

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100 years before Breath of the Wild, the Age of Calamity struck.

And now, 100 years after finishing Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, I’m wrangling my emotions over it! Exploring yet another timeline in the Zelda universe, it reveals the catastrophic events that led to Hyrule’s downfall all those years ago.

This time, though, there’s a chance to change everything.

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Tower Talks || 80 Days

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Can you travel around the world in 80 days?

Created by inkle studios, 80 Days spins the classic Jules Verne tale into a fresh, interactive story with thousands of outcomes at your fingertips. As the assistant to Phileas Fogg, the man who has taken a wager to circumnavigate the globe within 80 days, you must make decisions that will take you across the finish line in time, all while balancing your bank account, your relationship to Phileas Fogg, and the obstacles standing in your way!

It’s 1872, and your journey starts now.

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Tower Talks || Little Dragons Café

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Sometimes, you love a game too much before you actually play it.

This was the case for Little Dragons Café, a game I purchased for the Switch a while back. I’d bought it on sale since I wasn’t sure I wanted to pay $60 for it, and had my hopes pinned on the adorable dragon that follows your protagonist around!

Folks, I made a mistake, and here’s all the reasons why.

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Tower Talks || Paper Mario: The Origami King

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The newest Paper Mario installment is here, and yes, I already beat it.

Is it any surprise I’ve already finished Paper Mario: The Origami King? Paper Mario is one of my all time favorite franchises, largely because of the classic charm of Paper Mario and the Thousand Year Door. Talk about a game I’ve replayed half to death!

But if we talked Thousand Year Door, we’d be here for the titular thousand years. Instead, we’re talking Origami King and its unique charms, which won’t take nearly so many decades all crammed together. Isn’t that a relief?

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Tower Talks || Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX

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I feel like I’m nine years old again, and on a train to Chicago.

Highly specific, I know. But my mom bought my the original Red Rescue Team for that trip, so Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is a memory brick to the face in the best of ways. Do you need some convincing, though? Well, let me help!

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Tower Talks || Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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So you’re in debt to a raccoon. Now what?

I have to admit, I’m wondering how many folks got a crash course intro to Animal Crossing: New Horizons recently. It’s pretty much the game to play right now, what with its soothing features and general lack of pressure. The raccoon you’re in debt to? Not even a point of stress at all. Just catch a bunch of bugs, sell those, and pay him back whenever you get around to it. Easy peasy.

For real, though, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the calmest thing in my life right now, and if you haven’t picked it up yet, maybe I can convince you to try it.

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Animal Crossing New Horizons Book Tag

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It’s Animal Crossing Day!

Animal Crossing New Horizons is out today, and I have to admit, I’ve been looking forward to this day for ages. Thank goodness Kristina @ Books & Dachshunds made the perfect tag game for it! Today, Animal Crossing meets the bookish, and it’s the perfect blend of my interests. You know, as things should be! 😊🌴🌊

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