Monthly Archives: February 2017

You Should Be Playing ‘NoStranger’

NoStranger (No Stranger) By: Scott Mulligan It's rare these days for me to feel so strongly about a game that I need to write a post just to make sure people know the game exists. But the developer of NoStranger emailed me late last night and I was curious, so I fired up the game. An hour later, I was forcing myself to stop playing so I could get some sleep. I woke up thinking about the game again. I plan to write a proper review (spoiler-free as possible) but since I'm still playing, I'm not Read more [...]

My Week Unwrapped: February 18, 2017

Hi everyone, and welcome back to My Week Unwrapped! If this isn't the wordiest roundup ever, please forgive me as I'm a bit sleep-deprived. But at least I've been busy with some really fantastic games this week! First off, I was fortunate enough to play Adriaan de Jongh's Hidden Folks a bit ahead of release. It's a charming interactive Where's Waldo-like game with a strong puzzle aspect to it. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with it and you can read my full review here, and my walkthrough guide Read more [...]

‘Causality’ Review: If I Could Turn Back Time

Causality By: Loju Games As you might know, Snakebird was my 2016 Game of the Year. It showed me that a turn-based, seemingly simple puzzler can be tough as nails but user-friendly in every possible way. It made me more critical of the puzzle games I play, looking at them with fresh eyes. Are they just throwing everything they could think of at a player to make it seem longer? Are they punishing the player to make it seem more difficult? Is there anything between the puzzles and the player Read more [...]

Hidden Folks: Walkthrough Guide, Hints and Tips

Hidden Folks By: Adriaan de Jongh See my Hidden Folks review here. Hidden Folks is most fun if you find everything on your own. But some things can be really tricky, so to ease the frustration, I've made a list of hints and directions to find things, but didn't directly circle them for you. There are light hints on the first page, with screenshots on the second page. So don't look at the second page if you want to keep spoilers at a minimum. If you want to know exactly how to find something, Read more [...]

‘Hidden Folks’ Review: Poke Some Folks

Hidden Folks By: Adriaan de Jongh I'll admit, I had some reservations about Hidden Folks ever since I heard about it. Even though I liked Where's Waldo as a kid, I'm not a big fan of hidden object games. And in all appearances, that's what the game seemed to be, albeit in a cute package. I saw screenshots and GIFs of it and thought it looked charming, but was worried there wouldn't be much substance outside the cute drawings. But then I saw a teaser trailer that showed off some of the sound effects Read more [...]