My Week Unwrapped: September 23, 2022 – Beyond the Wall, Abyssal Dystopia, The Freezer and More

Hi everyone, and welcome back to My Week Unwrapped, where I discuss all the games I’ve been playing over the last seven days. This was another light week and I spent most of it trying to complete Sumeru in Genshin Impact before the next area arrives in a few days. I also started a few other games, so let’s get going and discuss them.

Beyond the Wall

Beyond the Wall is a weird little point-and-click adventure that reminds me a bit of Amanita’s games. You play as a little girl who’s trying to get to her friend living in the tall house behind the wall. But they don’t answer their doorbell, so she goes off in search of them then to find out what happened. On your way, you meet all sorts of weird creatures, including a giant eyeball that likes to follow you around. I’ve only played through the first few scenes and stopped when I got stuck. I like it for the most part, but I wish it was easier to tell what’s interactive. I also didn’t love the second scene because it seemed like there was no rhyme or reason to it, just using trial and error over and over until I got the right order. The game is quirky and charming enough to keep my attention, though, so I’m going to try and get through it even when the solution eludes me. I’m also working on a walkthrough here that I’ll update as I make progress. And if you want a chance at winning a copy of the game, I have a giveaway taking place right now on Twitter.

Dungeon RPG -Abyssal Dystopia-

Despite its weird name, I’m rather enjoying Dungeon RPG -Abyssal Dystopia-. It’s a dungeon crawler in which you have one main character you build but can hire other adventurers to join you so you have a party of four. You then explore a huge dungeon in first person perspective like an old school dungeon crawler. There are keys to find that unlock hidden paths and each floor is a lot bigger than I expected. I spent about an hour with it so far because it was easy to get sucked in and keep exploring. It also seems to be completely free, though I’m not sure if ads might appear at some point. So far they haven’t, so I recommend giving it a try. If you want to see some gameplay first, you can watch some of my video below.

Hotel Orpheus: The Freezer

I played the first game of Hotel Orpheus, Room 1309, a little while back and thoroughly enjoyed it. I meant to play the next one, called The Freezer, but I never got the chance until this week. It seems to be trickier than the last one, so I took a break after about 30 minutes when I felt stumped. I’m definitely going to continue with it and hope that I can make more progress without resorting to hints. This developer really nails the creepy atmosphere and I’m looking forward to playing more.

Genshin Impact

And last, I spent a lot more time exploring Sumeru in Genshin Impact. I’ve reached 100% in four areas but I’m having a lot of trouble tracking down all my missing mushroom friends, the Aranara. I’m also eagerly awaiting Cyno’s arrival, as his animations look incredible and I plan to get him immediately. I still can’t believe the level of quality of this game. The Sumeru soundtrack alone is enough to keep me playing, not to mention all the exploration, puzzles and new characters. I really can’t stress it enough — give the game a chance if you haven’t yet.

And that’s everything I’ve been up to this week. I also finished the first season of The Sandman on Netflix and really enjoyed it despite some confusing plot points. I also finally watched Venom, which was exactly what I expected — good, stupid fun. And I watched the movie Run on Hulu, which was one of the dumbest movies I’ve ever seen. It was both incredibly predictable but nonsensical at the same time. I do not recommend it unless you like watching bad movies. Anyway, let me know in the comments section which games you’re playing and I’ll see you back here next time for more of My Week Unwrapped!

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