It’s not the kind of game I’d be likely to ever finish — let alone buy — but I’ve played the demo for Black Closet and it’s got lovely writing and solid mechanics
Getting a 5-star wanted level for killing a goat is! not! fun!
life goals… be the first person found dead on a toilet wearing VR goggles?
The Magic Circle may well have interesting mechanics, but the writing fails so much at capturing my interest that I didn’t finish the demo.
It was hard to maintain my excitement when the game made its biggest reveal after only about fifteen minutes and exactly twelve searches. It seemed like an extremely obvious keyword, too, not like I was typing words at random, yet that made me skip so much filler, so many tiny twists, that I clearly wasn’t supposed to reach this particular video so early in the game.
I guess a concept so interesting and novel is worth it even if 10% of the players get the solution too quickly — but it sucks to be in those 10%. And you could say I am biased but, when you lay everything flat, the overarching story is… kind of dumb. In fact, even if it had taken me an hour or two to figure out what was happening, I suspect my reaction might have been more along the lines of “oh, fuck off” than “wow.” And I’m not a fan of the acting, even if it’s not nearly as bad or off-key as it seems in the trailer.
Still, some scenes are quite entertaining, the game’s cheap, and you probably won’t be as unlucky, nor as critical of the story, as I was.
As interesting as Sunset’s concept is, I hate the implementation. Not helped by how stuttery it is, even with lower visual settings. (Hello, migraine.)
It just breaks the immersion for me that the ‘game’ part of Sunset is, “he wants you to send a letter, so go look everywhere for a letter.”
I’ve been watching the “DoubleFine Adventure!” documentary on YouTube and wondering how different my life would have been if my first jobs had been in offices full of smart, interesting people. There’s always the possibility I gave up a little too soon on the whole job thing. (Yes, it’s too late now.)
I had never gotten agar.io to be playable on my Mac, but the iOS version runs great. So simple and addictive.
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