Hi everyone, and welcome back to My Week Unwrapped, where I discuss all the games I’ve been playing over the last seven days. I didn’t get to play a lot of games this week, as most of my time was occupied by a new Genshin Impact event and after that I got sick and didn’t really feel up to playing. Hopefully next week I’ll have more for you, but this will be a light roundup.
Mystery Box – Evolution Game
Mystery Box – Evolution is a 3D puzzle box game. I’ve been a fan of the genre since the The Room series, so I’m always open to checking out new ones. I was off to a bit of a rocky start with Mystery Box – Evolution, as the tutorial doesn’t acknowledge when you do what it asks. You have to just assume you followed the instructions correctly and then turn to the other side of the box to follow the next set of instructions. The controls are also a bit buggy, as sometimes I’d be trying to rotate a wheel on a side of the box and instead the whole box would rotate. I still managed to get past these issues and complete the first three chapters. I don’t have any major complaints about the game so far, but it’s not doing enough to keep me playing. Most of the levels use the same gimmicks, where you see a symbol, letter or pattern on one side of the box and then need to copy it to another. Over the 24 levels I played, nothing stood out or felt memorable. And the clues range from being too easy and obvious to being overly cryptic. Mostly I had no issues, but occasionally I had to brute force the answers because the clues just didn’t tell me enough. It’s free to try, though, so I think if you’re really in need of a new puzzle game it’s worth downloading. But I personally don’t feel inclined to play through the rest of the game.
I’m not sure why I never played ICEY before, since it’s been out for a few years already. But it was on sale this week for $0.99 so I grabbed it and played for about an hour. It’s a hack-n-slash side-scrolling game with satisfying attack animations and a fully narrated story. I think I’m playing on Easy mode because I said I didn’t like the battles to be difficult, but I’m ok with that. I’m just enjoying beating up mechanical enemies. The game looks great — at least after I changed the graphics settings — and the attacks are fun to pull off. I’ll probably play more of it I recommend grabbing it on sale if you like these kinds of games.
As I said, there was a lot going on in Genshin Impact this week with the Irodori Festival. I spent over 10 hours this week playing and most of that was story quests that involved a whole bunch of the characters teaming up to solve a mystery about Kazuha’s past. It was also like a convention and had Sara trying to get ahold of a Raiden Shogun collectible figure. Arataki Itto also caused trouble by hogging one of the attentions, and Yae Miko was up to her old tricks teasing Gorou. We even got to fight Toroumaru in battle and got a more condensed version of Theater Mechanicus. Overall, I’d have to say this was one of my favorite events in the game. I got to spend more time with some of my favorite characters and the dialogue was playful. You could tell the writers had fun with this one. I’m sad it’s over, but hopefully future events will be of similar quality.
And that’s everything I’ve been up to this week until I got sick. I also binged The Legend of Vox Machina on Netflix, as I just couldn’t stop watching. I was then at a loss of what to watch next so I decided to catch up on the last few seasons of Suits since I never saw them. I’m now realizing how silly the show is, but I’m gonna stick with it for now. Anyway, let me know in the comments which games you’re playing and I’ll see you back here next time with more of My Week Unwrapped!