Neko Atsume

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What is it?

 

There are stray cats that wander around your neighborhood, and like any sane person, you want to lure them into your yard so you can admire their adorableness. You draw them in by putting out different kinds of food and providing an assortment of toys to play with and objects to sleep on or crawl inside of. Once they’re in your yard, you can take their picture, and each cat has its own photobook. When they leave, they tip you with fish that you can use to purchase more toys and food.

 

Pros:

– The cats are undeniably cute.

– Special cats with cute costumes and punny names will show up when certain toys are placed in your yard, and snapping their pictures is totally rewarding.

– It reminds me of Pokemon Snap on Nintendo 64, and anything that does that is a good thing.

– The music is catchy and gets stuck in my head.

– It can be played one-handed.

– It is free.

 

Cons:

-The cats only appear once the app has been closed for a period of time. You’ll also need to refill the food several times. Thus, you have to play this game outside of potty breaks.

– The music is catchy and gets stuck in my head.

– Even if you have the yard expansion and you’re trying to get pictures of all of your cats using different toys/sleeping spaces, a round of this game probably won’t last you an entire bathroom break.

– There is no leveling or deep mechanics. It is very straight-forward with what it is (technically, that’s a good thing, too).

 

Conclusion:

If the phrase “adorable cats show up, you take pictures of them, and they ignore you” interests you, get it. If not, go to the hospital because you are missing your heart and you need one. Those things are important.

Games on the Throne: Tetris

Games on the Throne10What is it?

Tetris requires no introduction, because if you tried to explain it, you’d bore the audience into doing something that sounded more interesting. Either you love Tetris, or you probably don’t care about it.

Pros:

–          It’s been the go to game to play while pooping since the original Game Boy version.

–          It’s simple to play, and you probably already know the rules. If not, you can learn them in less than a minute.

–          It’s free.

–          … It’s Tetris. Continue reading “Games on the Throne: Tetris”

On Time to the Party: Conquest of Elysium 4

 

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Picture from Steampowered.com

Price I paid: The developers, ill winter, gave me a copy of Conquest of Elysium 4 before release. If you think receiving a free copy would influence me to put a positive spin on my review rather than being truthful, I swear on the sales of my books, this is an honest review.

Available on: Windows, Mac, Linux, and Steam OS.

Made by: ill winter.

91% of my knowledge on strategy games comes from playing Dominions 4, and the other 9% comes from hearing my old roommate complain about StarCraft 2. Since the same people who made Conquest for Elysium 4 made Dominions 4, the knowledge I had of the latter did give me a bit of an edge. Continue reading “On Time to the Party: Conquest of Elysium 4”

Games on the Throne: TransPlan

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Available here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=kittehface.plink&hl=en

What is it?

TransPlan is a puzzle game where you have to solve problems by using physics. Does that make sense? You have to move one object to a particular spot on the map, and you can only move it by having other objects affect it. You can pin objects down or erase them… You can make catapults… None of that probably makes any sense, does it? Just watch the trailer. Continue reading “Games on the Throne: TransPlan”

Late to the Party: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension

Image from Dominions 4 Steam Homepage: http://store.steampowered.com/app/259060/

Price I paid: $17.99

Available on: Steam

When I was told Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension would let me play as an army of illithids and creatures from the void that rose of from the depths of R’lyeh to sow insanity throughout my enemies across the world until the entire planet was part of my cult, I couldn’t drive home fast enough so I could purchase the game. Continue reading “Late to the Party: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension”

i- Games on the Throne: Final Fable

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final fableWhat is it?

Final Fable is kind of like a JRPG for your mobile device. Or more accurately, it’s like watching someone play a non turn-based JRPG with a menu-based combat system on your mobile device. The game automatically executes all of your basic attacks, so all you have left to do is choose when to use each party member’s limit break (unless you set that to automatic as well). Outside of combat, you get to micromanage your party members. Continue reading “i- Games on the Throne: Final Fable”

Late to the Party: Depth

Price I paid: Played it during a free weekend.

Available on: PC

My introduction to online PvP games was Alien Vs Predator. Two friends and I would take turns, switching to the next player upon death. I played the aliens almost exclusively, learning then that I loved man vs monster games, especially when I could be the monster. So when I saw Depth, a diver-eating simulator, was free to play for the weekend, I cleared a few gigs on my hard drive and gave it a shot. Continue reading “Late to the Party: Depth”

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