Hey everyone! I’m a bit late again with My Week Unwrapped because I’ve been a little under the weather. This is also going to be a small post, especially compared to last week’s. That’s both because there haven’t been as many games to catch my attention this week, but also because I spent a lot of time on walkthroughs and reviews for a couple of games. I’m also playing some other games ahead of release. But what this week lacks in quantity, it makes up in quality.
Faraway: Puzzle Escape
First off, I spent a lot more time with Pine Studio’s puzzle adventure game, Faraway: Puzzle Escape. I’m still really enjoying it, especially finding the hidden letters in each level. But I’m going pretty slow since I’m making a very detailed walkthrough. I’ve completed thirteen of the eighteen levels so far, so hopefully my walkthrough will be done by next week. If you’re in the need of a new puzzle adventure game, I highly recommend at least trying out the free levels to see if you like it. There’s a generous nine available for free with the occasional ad, then you can unlock the other nine for $2.99.
Old Man’s Journey
Next, I played through Broken Rules’ Old Man’s Journey a number of times both for my review and walkthrough. It’s a gorgeous adventure game without words in which you help an old man on his journey by manipulating the landscape and interacting with the environments. It’s not long and it’s not very challenging, with only a few tricky bits here and there. But it’s absolutely stunning and has a meaningful story told very subtly. You can read more about it in my interview and see some gameplay video below to see what it’s like.
I spent more time with Punk Labs’ Raster Prime and I’m understanding the rules better. It also helps to zoom in on a small chunk so you can see it more clearly. I’m only on the fifth world, but it’s grown on me and I do hope to finish it. There’s something oddly compelling about it, even though it seems like such a simple concept that wouldn’t hold up. You can see more of my gameplay video below, where things get pretty tricky.
Crescent Moon Games’ space exploration game, Subdivision Infinity, doesn’t release until later this week on May 25th, but I got copy a little early and have been spending some time with it. I love the look of it, with its crisp 3D visuals. The spaceships all look great. It’s tough for me and I’ve been dying a fair bit. But the game is very generous as far as gaining resources goes. If you’re having trouble, you can try mining for resources to sell for more gold. There are also achievements that give you gold rewards. If you collect enough gold, you can upgrade your ship, buy new weapons, even buy new ships. So even though my progress has been slow, I haven’t felt yet like there’s no way out. It does feel a bit grindy doing it that way, but I’ve been told some changes are being made for the release version that make it a bit easier. Either way, ifyou like space exploration games, this should be on your radar. It even has iCloud sync, so I plan to spend some time with it on my iPad and see how it feels with the bigger screen.
And finally, I’m still playing Asmodee Digital’s Onirim on a daily basis. If you haven’t read my review yet, here it is again. I’ve played over eight hundred games of it, so I think I like it a bit. In fact, I’ve put more hours into it than any other game this year. There’s something about it that just keeps pulling me back and I somehow don’t get sick of it. For only a buck, if it interests you at all, grab it. I made some newer video to show how my strategy has improved.
And that’s everything for this week! Hopefully next week will be a bit busier. But there’s still some great games here to keep you occupied. Make sure to let me know what you picked up and what you think of them! Until next time, that’s My Week Unwrapped!