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My Week Unwrapped: June 17, 2017 – FRAMED 2, forma.8 GO, Hidden Folks and More

Hi everyone and welcome to another installment of My Week Unwrapped, where I recap all the games I've been playing over the last week. I've been pretty busy, though much of it has been with the same games. Still, some quality games to talk about today. FRAMED 2 As I mentioned last week, Loveshack's FRAMED 2 released and I wrote both a review and walkthrough. If you liked the first game, I highly recommend grabbing the new one. It takes what was great about the first, but ramps up the cleverness. Read more [...]

‘FRAMED 2’ Review: A Proper Prequel

FRAMED 2 By: Loveshack Once in a while, a truly rare and unique game comes along that's not just a perfect fit for touchscreens, but makes you wonder why it hasn't been done before because it just seems simultaneously ingenious and obvious. Loveshack's 2014 puzzler, FRAMED, is one of those games. It had you swapping panels of a comic strip in order to change the outcome. It's definitely one of the most unique games I've ever played, and the mechanic works really well, making for some interesting Read more [...]

‘Monument Valley 2’ Review: Beauty Without the Brains

Monument Valley 2 By: usTwo Games I've never bought a game as fast and without a second thought as I did usTwo Games' Monument Valley 2. I never expected a sequel and there was no warning of it, so when I saw it available I mashed that BUY button without even looking at the screenshots or description. I was one of those who loved the original but felt it was a little short and on the easy side. I was hoping for something with a bit more bite and the developers answered my prayers with the Forgotten Read more [...]

‘Stolen Thunder’ Review: It Stole My Heart

Stolen Thunder - A Unique Action Puzzle Adventure By: Jason Nowak I knew very little about Jason Nowak's Stolen Thunder, but I saw the trailer and loved the look and sound of it. In fact, if I were to design my own game, I would probably want the same color palette. It did seem a bit reflex-based, so I was nervous I might get frustrated with it early on. But I've wasted far more than a dollar on games, so I took the chance. And I could hardly put it down until I beat it. The game is slick Read more [...]

‘Old Man’s Journey’ Review: The Beauty in Life’s Ups and Downs

Old Man's Journey By: Broken Rules I'd been looking forward to Broken Rules' Old Man's Journey ever since I saw some early screenshots and teaser videos of it. As an adventure fan and a sucker for eye candy, it's hard not to get excited about games that look like playable art. And I'm happy to report that it's every bit as gorgeous as I'd hoped, with the entire game feeling like you're inside a painting. And what's more, the puzzles tie into the story and art style well, instead of being tacked Read more [...]