My Week Unwrapped: January 26, 2024 – Ugly, Methods, Stardust, Sweet Dreams 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. There were some solid releases this week, and Sweet Dreams is finally available to play for free if you didn’t want to buy the VIP package. I’ve been a little under the weather the last couple of days, so I didn’t play as much as I would have liked. Still, there’s plenty to discuss, so let’s get to it.


I absolutely love the whole premise of Ugly. So far, it plays at a very relaxed pace and all the puzzles involve a mirror mechanic. You have control over a small mirror and when you place it down, it creates a reflection of your character that moves in the opposite direction. You can switch back and forth between the two versions in order to access new areas. It’s quite ingenious and often makes me feel pretty stupid. I only made one gameplay video so far because I got sick the next day. But this might be a game I need to play on my own so I don’t embarrass myself too much. I’ll think about it, though, and consider making more videos when I’m feeling better. For now, I recommend taking a look at my video below to get a better sense of what it’s like.

Methods: Detective Competition

Methods: Detective Competition is more of a visual novel than anything else. It was on other platforms for a while before making its way over to mobile, but it’s a perfect fit for touchscreens. It plays out over 20 chapters, where you team up with other detectives to solve fake crimes as part of a competition to find the best detective. It’s a very quirky game and it knows exactly what it wants to be. There’s lots of zany character, puns galore, and it’s fun to see all the murder mysteries unfold. It’s not a very difficult game, as you only ever have to choose between some multiple choice answers. If you get some wrong, you may need to redo a scene, but there’s no other penalty. As far as I can tell, everything plays out the same way no matter what, but messing up can give you some fun dialogue you wouldn’t see otherwise. Overall, I enjoyed my time with it, but was disappointed that it ends on a cliffhanger. We have to wait for the sequel to see how everything plays out. If you don’t mind that, it’s easily worth the $1.99 price tag.

Adventure Escape Mysteries – Stardust

I finally played through the bonus game that comes with the Sweet Dreams VIP package. It consists of a little over 40 puzzles with a little bit of extra story. It was fine and I enjoyed playing though it, but I can’t say on its own it’s worth $9 unless you’re a die-hard fan. But I have a walkthrough here and you can look through my video a bit if you want to see what the puzzles are like.

Adventure Escape Mysteries – Sweet Dreams

I finished Sweet Dreams a few days before it became free for everyone and I’d say it’s one of the better Adventure Escape games. The story was cute — and very kid-friendly — but there were still some tricky puzzles to solve. Overall, I’d recommend playing it if you’re a fan of other Adventure Escape games or even if you’ve never played any others before. This one has new characters, so you can jump in without needing any previous context. Again, if you get stuck, you can try my walkthrough guide.

Genshin Impact

And last, I continued playing Genshin Impact, thought there wasn’t a whole lot to do this week. I finished up the Beetle Battle event and collected all the rewards from Liben. Now I’m just waiting for 4.4 to arrive with a new area to explore. If you’ve been on a break, now would be a good time to come back!

And that’s everything I’ve been up to this week. I also watched Dream Scenario, which was good fun, and am making my way through the second season of The X-Files. 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!

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