Hi everyone, and welcome back to My Week Unwrapped, where I discuss all the games I’ve been playing over the last seven days. My personal favorite this week was Wish Us Luck, so I spent the most time with it. I haven’t finished it yet, but I look forward to playing more. I also continued with Omen Exitio: Plague and tried a couple of other new games. There’s a fair bit to discuss this week, so let’s get to it.
Wish Us Luck
Wish Us Luck is a choice-based narrative game in which you control the luck of three different characters who cross paths. I got sucked into this one pretty quickly, thanks to the solid writing and also the relatable characters. Even the rich soccer player has been humanized and I can sympathize with him. What’s really interesting about the game, though, is that there doesn’t seem to be a way (at least I don’t think) for all three characters to have lucky days. For example, in order for the rideshare driver not to lose everything, the soccer player can’t win his big finals game. I’m still playing, so maybe I’m wrong and there is a way for them all to have happy endings. I’ll report back once I finish the game. I also like how we go through all three of their lives at the same time, bit by bit, seeing how all of our decisions affect them. It’s a very compelling game and I highly recommend it to any fans of interactive fiction. It’s also free to try, so there’s nothing to lose by downloading it. I also have more videos here if you want to see how my playthrough is going.
The Library of Babel
I liked the idea of The Library of Babel when I first heard of it. It’s a stealth platforming adventure game based on the book by the same name. It also has a great art style. But I was already zoning out of the story from the intro and I never really recovered from that. I couldn’t get invested in what was happening and by the time I got to my first puzzle, I think I had already checked out. It was a sort of pipes puzzle where you need to rotate certain pipes to let the energy through and light up certain nodes. I couldn’t figure out what it wanted from me, or maybe I just stopped caring. It didn’t help that the controls for that puzzle used arrow buttons to select the piece and then another button to rotate them. I kept wanting to just tap the pieces like I’ve done in so many puzzles like that before. The lack of real touch controls there really turned me off. I think in the end, I was supposed to light up an equal number of blue and red nodes, but I didn’t care enough to go back and try. Maybe others will enjoy the game more but it’s just not for me. At least you can try it for free for yourself.
My Cat Club: Collect Kittens
I absolutely adore the art style of My Cat Club, so even though I knew it was a free-to-play game with tons of mictrotransactions, I decided to give it a try anyway. Unfortunately, the game itself is very shallow. You mainly just take photos of your cats for a fake Instagram and earn points based on how good it was. I do still love the art style, but it wasn’t enough to hold my attention. And after 15 minutes of play I ran out of the energy that allows you to take photos and I deleted the game. It’s a shame this art wasn’t used for a game with more substance. Oh well.
Omen Exitio: Plague
I spent another hour this week with Omen Exitio: Plague and it’s still holding my attention. Unfortunately, I got two of my comrades-in-arms killed because I didn’t have enough experience in combat. I chose to invest in other skills, which paid off in some ways. But I’m never sure whether I chose wisely. So I’ve missed out on two achievements so far but I got all the others — I think. I haven’t found out yet what’s causing the strange plague, though the game has strongly hinted that it’s man-made. I’ll definitely be continuing with this and would have played more already if Wish Us Luck hadn’t stolen my attention.
There’s not a whole lot going on in Genshin right now. The recent event in which you need to find certain animals was cute and I wouldn’t mind if it returns in the future. Other than that, I’m just waiting for the 4.0 release that will introduce the land of Fontaine.
And that’s everything I’ve been up to this week. I also ended up getting more invested in The Rings of Power and finished the whole season. I’m not very well-versed in The Lord of the Rings lore, but I would stick around for another season. I also saw the Barbie movie and what a ride! I highly recommend it to anyone who likes quirky movies. It’s out there. Anyway, let me know in the comments section which games you’re enjoying and I’ll see you back here next time with more of My Week Unwrapped!