My Week Unwrapped: December 3, 2016

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Hi everyone! I’m back with a new installment of My Week Unwrapped! I’ve been very busy playing games this week, but limited to just a few games. That’s because one is a high-score chaser that I keep going back to no matter how many times I tell myself I’m done. And another has over 250 levels that I played through all this week. So this will be a short post, but hopefully you’ll still find some worthy games to play!

First off is Alec Thomson’s Swap Sword, the match-three game I was so sure I’d be done with shortly after my review. But I started thinking about new strategies and got sucked back in. It’s primarily for those who are competitive and like to keep trying to beat their high score. If you don’t care about that, you won’t get nearly as much mileage out of it. But it’s all about balancing the risk and reward so you can try to score as many points without dying. The high-score chasing aspect might not hold my attention long-term, but for now I’m still seeing room to grow so I keep going back for “one more try.” You can read my full review here and see my high score of 1058 recorded below.

I also played through all 250+ levels of the match-three puzzler by Silverback Games called Aurora – Puzzle Adventure. I wrote an extensive review, I so recommend just reading that if you want to know what I think of it. Basically, it’s a really solid puzzler with some silly aspects that bog it down. You can read my review here and watch some gameplay video below.

I also tried to continue Kathy Rain, but I ran into what I think is a bug, so I’m waiting to hear back from the developer. Meanwhile, I picked up an old puzzle game by increpare, the developer behind the PC puzzler Stephen’s Sausage Roll. It’s called English Country Tune and I’m not even sure why. But it’s on sale for $0.99, so if it looks like something you’d enjoy, grab it while it’s cheap. I should warn you, though — it’s not easy! I solved about five puzzles and then got horribly stuck. You can see my confusion in the video below. I do hope I can get a better handle on the mechanics and solve some more levels.

And that’s all for this week! Let me know in the comments section what you’re playing and I’ll be back here next Saturday with more of My Week Unwrapped!

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Linda

Bless your heart – just watching the video frustrated me.

This is the perfect game for my “Smarter BIL” 🙂

I do enjoy your Week Unwrapped.

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