Category Archives: What I’m Playing

Everybody’s Gone to the Floaty Light

I have mixed feeling about Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. It certainly fits the label of a narrative experience or ‘walkie talkie’ so it was on my list to play, and after reading a few reviews I figured it was soon to be at the top of my favorites list. It’s not.

The game takes place in a small English village and you appear to be the only person left. Continue reading Everybody’s Gone to the Floaty Light

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This park is closed for a reason

After having played some pretty decent games recently, including the likes of Firewatch, Gone Home and the not quite as decent The vanishing of Ethan Carter, I have fallen in love with walking simulator games or ‘Walkie Talkies’ as I like to call them. After doing some research and finding a whole crap-load of these to play, I decided next up I would try a game called The Park. Continue reading This park is closed for a reason

Go for Walkies?

Last week I played Firewatch. I’d had it for a while and was putting it off for no good reason. As the term “no good reason” suggests, I don’t really know why I hadn’t played it yet as it’s the kind of game that I instantly want to play the minute I see it.

People call Firewatch and other games like it “walking simulators”. I think this is a terrible description, no matter how accurate it may be for some of the games in this genre. I prefer to call them one of the following:

  • Narrative Adventures
  • Narrative Puzzle Games
  • Story Driven Experiences
  • Walkie Talkies

Walkie Talkies applies to Firewatch in more ways than one and so far is the best in the genre I’ve played. If I had the time I would have sat down and not moved until it was over, which is rare for me. The story was gripping, the art style is perfect and the voice acting is, quite simply, perfect. Continue reading Go for Walkies?

Wario made Fruit Ninja!

I was sitting on the crapper playing WarioWare: Touched. If you ask me about it, I’ll deny it. Deny that I was playing on the john that is… No shame in playing WarioWare.

Anyway…

I was playing Mona’s Cute Cuts microgames. (Just between you and me, Mona’s pretty hot yeah? Probably only second in hotness to Goombella.) Then I noticed this microgame!

So did Nintendo inspire the Brisbane based Halfbrick Studios? Without a shred of evidence I’m gonna say yes.

I smell a lawsuit…

I suck at NBA 2K16

I’ve been playing NBA 2K16 for a few weeks now. The first thing I did was make my favourite team, the Perth Wildcats. If you haven’t yet, you can see all about it here.

I do suck at this game, but not in the conventional way. At first I was playing on the difficulty of Rookie. I must admit, even though this was my usual habit of choosing the easiest difficulty possible, I kept winning games. And I don’t mean just winning games. I was beating the absolute crap out of every team I versed.

To try and rectify this and make the game a little more interesting I changed the difficulty setting to Pro. I’m about nine games into my eighty-two game season and I still seem to be winning pretty much every game. The exception being when I verse a team who is known to excel, such as Golden State, who Steph Curry plays for or LeBron with the Caveliers. I’m not just losing these games. I ‘m getting my ass handed to me on a silver platter. Actually it’s not even a silver platter. Or bronze platter. More like a ‘did not place’ platter. Continue reading I suck at NBA 2K16

Gotta Steal, Pet and Love ‘Em All

I never thought I would get into a game like this. I mean, I never really understood the premise of the actual game or how it works. Sure, you have to be the best and catch them all. Get the rare ones and show them off to your friends. But I have fallen into it’s trap. It’s addiction.

Huh? No, not Pokemon… I still don’t get that. I’m talking about… Continue reading Gotta Steal, Pet and Love ‘Em All