My Week Unwrapped: February 16, 2024 – Wytchwood, Minabo, Paragon Pioneers 2, Yes Your Grace 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. I got fully engrossed in Yes, Your Grace, so I unlocked the full game and finished my playthrough. I also started a few other new games and continued exploring Chenyu Vale in Genshin Impact. There’s quite a bit to discuss, so let’s get to it.


The thing drew me into Wytchwood was its gorgeous art style. I know I’m not generally the audience for crafting games, but I couldn’t resist that artwork. It has you playing as a witch, gathering herbs and other materials throughout the countryside. You then craft them into items that can be used to help other characters you meet. It’s basically a lot of fetch quests, but I was into it for the first few hours. Now it’s starting to feel a bit tedious, as I spend a lot of time just checking my recipe book (or grimoire) to see what ingredients I need for what and then hope I can remember where to get them. There’s usually a whole chain of recipes needed in order to get an ingredient. For instance, to get a needle for a sewing kit, you need to craft a smoke pellet to stun skeeters. But to make a smoke pellet, you need frog slime and some more basic ingredients. So while I was enjoying exploring in the earlier part of the game, now it feels like I’m always backtracking to another area for some missing ingredient I need. Part of me still wants to continue, because I love the overall vibe of the game, between the artwork, soundtrack and writing. I also want to see where it goes. But I don’t know if I can do all this backtracking for a bunch more hours. I’m also not loving that I can be attacked by certain creatures, as it kills the mostly relaxed feel of the game. I’ve so far healed every time I got hurt, so I don’t know what happens if I run out of health. But I wish that wasn’t even a question. Overall, I’m glad I spent the time I have with it. I just don’t know if I have the patience to stick with it to the end. Feel free to watch some of my gameplay videos before to help you decide for yourself.

Minabo – A walk through life

Once again, I was attracted to a game by its visuals. Yes, I’m that easy. The quirky art style and concept of Minabo grabbed my attention and I really wanted to like it, but I didn’t enjoy my time with it much at all. The basic idea is that you sprout a turnip and then have it walk along other turnips, trying to befriend them and even pair up with one to start a turnip family. But all you’re really doing the whole time is walking and trying to do one of three actions with other turnips and it gets old pretty fast. The worst part of it for me, though, was how you need to tap the walk button repeatedly to move faster. My turnip mostly walked slowly because I didn’t want to do that. It’s a really poor decision for touchscreens. Still, I stuck with it through one “mission.” I messed up on my first attempt and my turnip died way too young. I needed it to survive past 60 to complete the mission. On my second try, it survived to over 85 and I was wishing it would end way before that. It just dragged on and I couldn’t stomach the idea of playing through another mission. Unfortunately, this is one game I wouldn’t recommend. But if you’re still curious, watch some of my gameplay video to see what it’s like.

Paragon Pioneers 2

I put some time into the original Paragon Pioneers, so I was eager to try out the sequel when the developer offered me early access. I spent over an hour with it and so far it feels very similar to the original. I assume the differences will be more apparent later into the game, but from what I played it didn’t feel different enough to suck me in. I’m not sure I’ll continue with it, but if you liked the original, check out some of my video and see how it looks to you. Paragon Pioneers 2 releases on March 11th and there will also be a lite version you can try before buying.

Yes, Your Grace

Last week I played through the free trial of Yes, Your Grace, and I enjoyed it enough to spend the $4 to unlock the full game. I got so engrossed in it that I completed a playthrough this week. I made quite a few mistakes, especially in the third act, which forced me to marry off my daughter after swearing I wouldn’t. I felt really bad about it but still wanted to see how the game would play out, so I kept with it. I still managed to save the kingdom and have a mostly happy ending, so it wasn’t all lost. But I realized that the game saved a file for every week in my playthrough, so I may go back to the start of the third act and make better decisions. Even if I don’t, it was one of the best games I’ve played in a while and I found myself genuinely invested in the wellbeing of this family and kingdom. I highly recommend playing it. It actually gets far more involved after the free trial, so if you’re not fully impressed by it, I recommend watching some later gameplay to get an idea of how it progresses.

Genshin Impact

And last, I’ve still been making my way through Chenyu Vale in Genshin Impact. I realized I should have followed the world quest from the beginning instead of exploring on my own, as I found things that were just plain confusing and unsolvable without the world quest. But I learned my lesson now. I also finished the Lantern Rite event and got my free Gaming and also Xingqiu’s free alternate outfit. A new event also started this week, but it’s all combat and not one of my favorites. I’ll do it for the primogems and just continue with exploring Chenyu Vale, the part of the game I really enjoy.

And that’s everything I’ve been up to this week. I’m still watching The X-Files and have made it to season 4. I’m currently in middle of the liposuction episode and it’s making me squeamish. But I’ll push through. If I made it through the cockroach episode, I can make it through this. Anyway, let me know in the comments section which games you’re playing and I’ll see you back here next time with more of My Week Unwrapped!

This Post Has One Comment

  1. 39

    Yes, Your Grace sounds really promising!! Thanks for letting us know about it! I’m sorry some of the other games you’ve tried lately have gotten tiresome after a while though. Thanks for updating us on what you’ve been up to! ^v^

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.