Hi everyone and welcome to the latest installment of My Week Unwrapped, where I talk about all the games I played this week and tell you what I thought of them. This wasn’t a terribly busy week, but I did play one of my favorite games ever, and I hope I can convince you to play it as well. I also played some other games I was less enthusiastic about, as well as some upcoming games I’d like to talk about. So without further ado, I give you My Week Unwrapped.
Bring You Home
Alike Studio’s Bring You Home came out of nowhere and I grabbed it right away, despite having mixed feelings about their previous game, Love You to Bits. I expected it to be another point-and-click adventure, but instead it ended up being a more zany and kid-friendly version of FRAMED, where you play a quirky blue alien jumping from planet to planet in search for his kidnapped pet. Instead of controlling him directly, too manipulate the environment and see how it affects him. It’s a great load of fun and if you’re having a bad day, it should pick you right up. But I went into much more detail in my review, so just read that! I also have a complete walkthrough guide if you get stuck.
Glitch Games’ next game, Veritas, is still in development, but they sent a lucky few an early playable demo, including myself. I played through it and was impressed with the scope, considering it was a very early alpha version. I also noticed some new features that I really liked. But rather than repeat myself, just read my write-up here and enjoy the little video I made.
The Long Journey
I don’t have any video of this, but Midnight Adventures, the makers of The Mystery is Haunted Hollow, released a new game called The Long Journey. Not the most original name, but if you liked their previous games, this is more of
the same. It’s very user-friendly with an in-game map and hints. There’s also a free version you can try and then unlock the rest of the game for $4.99. So there’s nothing to lose! I also started a walkthrough if the hints aren’t enough for you.
Ayo: A Rain Tale
Inkline’s Ayo: A Rain Tale was first available on PC and made its way over to iOS this past week. I really liked the idea of it and the artwork is lovely. But it’s a platformer, and it takes more than nice art for me to stick with one. I really wanted to like it, but the controls just don’t feel right to me. Her jumps feel too short and I gave up fairly early on because I just wasn’t enjoying it. But check out my video below and see if it’s something you might like more than I did.
The Office Quest
I was so frustrated with the third episode of The Office Quest, that I decided to finally write a review of the game and get all my ranting out in one place. Again, rather than repeat myself, just read that here.
The X-Files: Deep State
Oh man oh man. I can’t say I’m the biggest X-Files fan, but I appreciate the show enough that if a good tie-in game were released for it, I would be interested. Unfortunately, the game we just got on iOS is not that. It’s just a very predictable hidden object game with multiple currencies and timers. It seems fairly generous at first, but already I was prompted to spend $1.99 to open a box that I’m not sure why I even needed to open it. If you really want to play it, you can probably get away without spending money if you have some patience, but I just don’t think it’s all that interesting. I wish they would have thought of something besides hidden object, the most boring sub-genre of adventure games, if you ask me. Anyway, you can watch my gameplay video of the first episode if you don’t feel like downloading it to see what it’s like.
I can’t say much about this yet, but Blindfire’s text adventure, True Legacy, is releasing this week and I got it ahead of time. I haven’t spent enough time with it to make a recommendation yet, but I hope to play more over the next couple of days. It’s similar to Device 6 in that you have to keep rotating your phone. The story seems interesting, but I haven’t gotten sucked in yet. I’ll hopefully have more to say next week, but you can watch some of my gameplay video below if you want to see whether it’s something you should pre-order.
SiNKR is another upcoming game, releasing on February 20th. It’s inspired by games like HOOK, which is obvious at first glance, but it does do its own things. I was actually enjoying it for a while, but things got a little confusing on level 17 and without an undo button, I kind of gave up on it. Again, check out my video below before writing it off completely because it might be something you’d enjoy.
And that’s everything I’ve been up to this week! I also just caught up on The Good Place, because I somehow missed the fact that it was back due to Hulu telling me the latest episode was the seventh! So I binged the last five episodes today and ahhhhhhh!!!! so good! Anyway, I hope you at least pick up Bring You Home and let me know what you think of it and I’ll see you back here next week! Until then, that’s My Week Unwrapped!