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 spent much of my week working on my CubeQuest walkthrough, but I also gave some attention to the new Genshin Impact update and spent a bit more time with Resident Evil Village. I also tried out a couple of new games, which you can read about below.
CubeQuest – a QB Game
I previewed CubeQuest – a QB Game a couple of weeks ago and was immediately impressed with all the improvements over the original QB. I’d since completed the game and wrote a full review and am currently working on finishing my walkthrough. I recommend reading my review if you want to know more about the game and why I adore it. The game is also free to download and you can play the first 12 levels for free before being asked to buy the full game, which consists of 60 levels total. CubeQuest looks gorgeous, plays beautifully, and has some real head-scratchers, especially as you unlock more of the cube’s “abilities.” If you’re a puzzle fan, do not pass this one up.
Conjury is a card-based dungeon-crawling roguelike in which you move along a path on a map similar to that of Slay the Spire. It has a few unique ideas, though, the main one being the equipment cards. You can find weapons that can be equipped using some of your mana. They each have different properties and also durability. But if, say, you have a knife equipped, you’ll be able to get a free attack in each move without having to use mana for it. My first game did not go very well. I beat the first boss, but things went sound pretty fast after that. I like the whole look and feel of the game, but I’m not sure I personally have the patience to get better at it. I think as I get older I’m feeling less inclined to play roguelikes that require a lot of time and mental investment to get better at them. It’s still a very nice game, though, and at just $1.99 it’s not much of a gamble if you want to try it for yourself.
Tiny Connections is the latest game from Teeny Tiny Town developer Short Circuit Studio. The goal in each procedurally generated game is to make water and energy connections to houses by linking them to sources of the same color using pipes, cables and tunnels. It starts off simple, but with houses popping up all over the place as time passes, it gets difficult. You do get to choose some new tiles every time you survive another day, and you can also delete pipes, cables and tunnels to place them elsewhere. I was frustrated on my first session and didn’t make it very far. But I gave it another go today and I think I almost beat it because I was on day 30/30 before I ran out of pipes and couldn’t continue. I’m a bit sad that I failed so close to the end of the 30 days. I do like the game more after my second run, but I’m still not sure it’s something I would spend a lot of time playing. Thankfully, it’s free to try with IAPs to unlock more content, so you can see for yourself how you like it.
Resident Evil Village
I started playing Resident Evil Village last week and ragequit during a section with spikes. But I decided to give it another go and managed to get a little farther since then. It still stresses me out and I need long breaks between sessions, but it is very compelling. I’m enjoying it but I’m not sure how far I’ll make it before I’ve had enough of being chased and tortured by monsters. You can see my current progress in my videos below and try the game out for yourself for free. The demo is actually quite lengthy and you should have a pretty good idea by the end of it whether you want to buy the full game.
And last, I’ve been playing more of Genshin Impact, especially after the 4.2 update that released this week. Furina’s banner arrived with this update but I don’t think I’m going to pull for her because I don’t like HP drain. I still haven’t wished on any Fontaine character banners — mainly because of said HP drain — but I have been enjoying my Tighnari that I got on the standard banner. There’s so much content to go through now, especially since I haven’t even finished the 4.1 content, so I’m really not that bothered about getting new characters at the moment. I’m currently planning to get Navia, but I’ll have to see for sure once her banner arrives and I get to try her test run. Meanwhile, I’ll just keep exploring and doing all the quests. The new archon quest looks pretty intense and I’m looking forward to playing that, maybe this weekend.
And that’s everything I’ve been up to this week. I also finished watching the first season of Gen V, which was completely insane. And I watched the movie Totally Killer, which was good, silly fun. I also started watching American Horror Story Delicate, which I find terrifying mainly due to all the gynecological stuff. Anyway, let me know in the comments section which games you’ve been playing and I’ll see you back here next time with more of My Week Unwrapped!