Friday, January 29, 2016

Slime Rancher [Early Access]




Developer: Monomi Park
Release Date: January 14, 2016
Genre: Adventure, Resource Management, Early Access

One Sentence Review:
Treat it as a donation or you're going to end up disappointed.

Before I begin let me say that I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Slime Rancher. It's adorable, the slimes are cute, and there is a little gray tabby slime that likes to steal plants and hop around with them in its mouth without eating them. I want to cuddle each and every slime at least twenty times over. However, the developers are asking $20 for what is currently 8 hours worth of gameplay with almost no replayability and that just doesn't fly with me. I know the game is in early access but so is Factorio and that thing has already consumed more of my life than Slime Rancher and many Triple A games. Early access is not an all purpose shield and this game does not deserve the protection its getting no matter how much I like what's there.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Lucius

Lucius and his family standing on the porch of the manner


Developer: Shiver Games
Release Date: October 26, 2012
Genre: Adventure, Strategy

One Sentence Review:
Bored, bored, walkthrough, bored, bored, walkthrough, bored, bored, bored... oh that's kinda neat.

This game doesn't have a bad concept, an adventure game where you play as the child of Satan certainly is appealing. It is refreshing to be able to tap into magical powers to solve puzzles rather than using them to just kill everyone. It's also refreshing to kill people with puzzles rather than magical powers! If only it didn't have so many problems...