My Week Unwrapped: January 28, 2017

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Hi everyone! Saturday is here again and with it another installment of My Week Unwrapped, where I tell you what I’ve been up to this week. I worked on two reviews and walkthroughs, and also played some games ahead of release, so this post might seem light. But there’s still some great games to cover!

First off, Accidental Queens’ A Normal Lost Phone released this week. I had played it last week, but finally got all my thoughts on paper for a review. Keep in mind, I wanted to keep it spoiler-free, so I don’t talk too much about the story. But I really liked the game and think it’s worth checking out. There are very few games that fit in the “lost phone” genre, and this one is written very well. You can read my full review here and my walkthrough here if you need help.

I also played through the fantastic Splitter Critters by RAC7 Games, which is a puzzle game that has you using your finger to slice the screen and alter the environment in order to help little alien dudes get to their spacecraft. It’s a simple idea, yet at the same I’m amazed that they pulled it off so well. I really can’t recommend it highly enough, but if you want to learn more about it, you can read my review here. I also made a walkthrough for those who need help.

I continued playing more of Cobra Mobile Limited’s Red’s Kingdom, though I believe I still have a long way to go. It’s a big game, so if you’re looking for something with a lot of content, you can’t go wrong here. A few things could be explained a little better, but otherwise it’s a highly polished puzzle adventure.

I also got back into Irisloft’s Flood of Light, a very relaxing puzzler that’s trickier than it looks. I actually spent a lot of time working on one of the puzzles until I realized what I was doing wrong. It utilizes an interesting mechanic, where you pass lights between lanterns to trigger switches and doors. There’s no real fail state from what I can tell. I recommend it for those who like more laid-back puzzles that still make you think.

And last, I’m still making my way through Heart At Hack by Alexandre Senadji / Maboyz. Once again, I’ll remind you that the visual novel part of the game features mature themes and language, so it’s not for kids. The story itself is weird, but definitely not boring. I’m mostly playing for the puzzles, which are a variation on mirror and laser puzzles. It’s completely free without any catch, so if you don’t mind the mature themes, definitely give it a try. I’ve been working on walkthrough here for anyone who needs help.

And that’s it for this week! Some really great games for you to check out here. Let me know in the comments section which ones you pick up and what you think. And I’ll see you back here next week!

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