Is picking the mean option in video games too difficult for you?
Are you a fan of games where everything is adorable, even the enemies? Do you just need something wholesome to play these days? If you answered yes to any of these things, let me introduce you to Garden Story, a whimsical little fruit and veggie RPG from developer Picogram and publisher Rose City Games!
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While there’s still some snow on the ground, let me introduce you to a game that suits the weather.
As the last of the winter blues start to roll away, it’s a perfect time to introduce Röki! A beautiful point and click adventure with roots in Scandinavian folklore, it boasts all kinds of features that make it well worth every playthrough. ❄️
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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