Hi everyone, and welcome back to My Week Unwrapped, where I discuss all the games I’ve been playing over the last seven days. It’s been a quiet week because of the holidays, but I did finally get my Game of the Year list done. Most of the games I played this week were ones I’d started before, but there’s still plenty to say about them.
Professor Lupo: Ocean
Professor Lupo: Ocean is an epilogue to Professor Lupo and His Horrible Pets, which never released on iOS. I was immediately impressed by the humorous script and voice acting and wanted to love the game as a whole. Unfortunately, I got turned off by the time-sensitive puzzles just a few levels in. While part of the puzzles involve flipping switches in the right order to make sure you don’t turn on the water and end up with it pushing you into spikes, some of it requires that you outrun creatures. I got tired of being eaten by a shark and gave up. I wish I could just work with the switches, but I guess that’s not this game. Thankfully, you can play the first chapter for free and decide for yourself if you want to pay in order to play the rest. So I recommend doing that, in case the reflex-based stuff doesn’t bother you like it did me.
I already played some of Quest Hunter over the last month or so, and I was pretty impressed with it. I was hesitant to buy the full game, though, at $15. Since then, it dropped to $10 and now to $6.99, so I finally bought the IAP to unlock the full game. I’m still enjoying it, especially now that I worked out that I can kill the golems using a bomb. That allowed me to make more progress and even get a new sword. But I’m still finding torches a bit hard to come by, and now bombs seem scarce, too, knowing that’s the only way to defeat the golems. I’m not even sure if there’s a way to craft bombs, but it’s possible I overlooked a merchant who sells them. I still think there’s a lot of fun to be had here and I don’t regret purchasing the full game. I just hope I can make progress without having to stop and farm constantly in order to buy torches. You can see my latest gameplay video below for a better idea of how it plays.
Highrise Heroes Word Challenge
I mentioned Highrise Heroes last week after I picked it up on sale. I continued playing it since and have made my way pretty far down the building and started unraveling the bizarre mystery. I’m still enjoying it a lot, though some of the challenges are nearly impossible, especially the times ones. I’m not a big fan of the timed levels. As I like to really take my time and look for the best words. I’ve still managed to get three stars on every level and complete all bonus challenges, but the level I’m currently on is very difficult and I can’t seem to get three stars on it. I’m going to work at it and definitely plan to complete the game, assuming it doesn’t get outrageously difficult to even pass a level at all. If you haven’t picked it up yet, I’d recommend it to any word puzzle fans.
Puzzling Peaks EXE
I’d been chipping away at Puzzling Peaks EXE for the last month or so and I had really hoped to finish it. But I hit a level that’s giving me a lot of trouble and I’m really not sure I’ll be able to get past it. It’s very different from the rest of the game and demands a certain amount of mastery over the controls that the other puzzles didn’t. I may give it another go here and there, but it’s quite possible I’ll never complete the game, even though I’m 80% through it. I still enjoyed what I played, but it’s a but disappointing to have to throw in the towel this close to the finish line. You can see the level in question in my video below if you don’t mind spoilers.
I’m nearing my 100th video of Genshin Impact, which adds up to about 100 hours or so. With that in mind, it was an obvious choice for one of my top ten games of 2020. This week I spent a lot of time working on the Chalk Prince and the Dragon event in Dragonspine and also caught up on some other quests after finally completing my ascension quest and getting past ascension rank 25. Things are much harder now, so I’ve been getting some help from friends while I work on building up a proper team to handle the new challenge. Overall, I’m still enjoying myself, though I wish it were easier to test out different characters and teams without having to spend tons of materials to level them up. I’ll probably go back to playing more casually when this event ends, but I’m definitely going to keep playing, at least for the foreseeable future.
Sky: Children of the Light
And last, the Days of Feast are coming to an end tomorrow night in Sky. The Snowflake Cape is now available, but only until then. I didn’t buy it, since I have so many capes already. But I did cave and buy the antlers after thinking about it for nearly two weeks. I also made some videos for the upcoming season, including all the cosmetics and the bear hug emote. I also had some fun pulling seven friends along with me while I skated on the home ice rink. The new season starts on Monday, so make sure to check out my seasonal candle guide, seasonal spirit guide, and seasonal quests guide. I also updated my Valley of Triumph spirits and winged lights guide to address the new locations of some spirits and the four new wings in the Village of Dreams.
And that’s everything I’ve been up to this week! Again, make sure to check out my GOTY list and let me know if you agree with my choices. Hopefully the new games will start picking up soon and I’ll have more to cover in the next installment of My Week Unwrapped!