500 Word Game Reviews: Stories Untold

September 6, 2020

The new WordPress editor is here! And I hate it. Fortunately, the really old editor that I started with 10 years ago is still accessible via WP Admin, so I’ve reverted to that. I still remember why I stopped using it: one day, they just randomly removed the underline button from the toolbar. It’s still missing, but ah well, I’d rather use keyboard shortcuts for one minor thing than deal with the new ‘blocks’, whatever they are… sometimes it feels to me like the internet is regressing.

On that note, let’s look at a 1980s text adventure game! Well, not exactly, but you’ll see what I mean. 😉 (or check out my Zork review from March for the real deal!)

Stories Untold (2017) – Horror, PC.

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Summer 2020 Mid-Season Rankings

August 22, 2020

Mid season anime thoughts time~ The expected lineup for Summer was hit even harder by COVID-19 delays than last season, so I’ve thrown in a couple of those now-resumed Spring series to bulk up the numbers. Here are the eight I ended up with:

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We have a tie…

August 15, 2020

Thank you to the five people who voted in my series poll~ We have a tie, but fortunately not a five-way one, otherwise I might have had to go back on my word about not taking a year to post the reviews. 😛 Read the rest of this entry »


Poll: Choose what series I watch next! 2020 Edition

August 8, 2020

It’s been a while since I did one of these… mostly because it took me about a year to deliver on the last one. 😛 But right now I’m watching more episodes than ever, so anime poll time!

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My fate is in your hands.

I’ve picked five anime series from my huge backlog. Some of them are relatively new additions, others have been gathering virtual dust for years. Which one should I watch first? That’s up to you, the readers of my blog~ Whichever series wins will get reviewed here. 😀

Here’s some info on the choices, plus some brief comments about them from myself (or skip to the bottom of the post if you just want to vote):

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500 Word Game Reviews: Lands of Lore – Guardians of Destiny

July 26, 2020

It feels like all my recent game reviews have all been on the newer, shinier, HD side. Time to go back a few decades, and back to a franchise I’ve already covered here before:

Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny (1997) – RPG, PC

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500 Word Game Reviews: Niche – A Genetics Survival Game

July 12, 2020

As someone who loved the Creatures series of games as a child, I was intrigued to see a newish game along the same lines in last month’s Humble Choice, and have been playing it quite a bit ever since…

Niche: A Genetics Survival Game (2017) – Strategy, PC

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Spring 2020 End of Season Rankings

June 29, 2020

The last three months were no doubt the weirdest of my life so far, so I feel more thankful than ever to the creators of these series for the role they played in keeping me entertained and sane throughout lockdown.

…that won’t stop me from tearing into the shows I didn’t like, though. 😛

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500 Word Game Reviews: Heaven Will Be Mine

June 14, 2020

It’s Pride Month… supposedly, though the sudden stripping away of rights both here and in the USA haven’t put me in the mood for celebrations. Time for some gaming escapism, I guess?

As ever, newer HD games with lots of text don’t mix well with this blog layout, but opening the images in a new tab should work now at least.

Heaven Will Be Mine (2018) – Visual novel, PC.

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500 Word Game Reviews: The Wolf Among Us

May 31, 2020

I just found out that WordPress is changing its post editor again, effective from tomorrow… time to get in one last post quick! It took ages for me to not hate the current version, which I only switched to after they started removing features from the one before it. Meh, maybe it’ll live up to the ‘new and improved’ promises, but I’m stubborn and just hate change. 😛

So, for what hopefully (and probably) won’t be my final blog post, here’s another game I’ve finally played though after years stuck on the back-burner:

The Wolf Among Us (2013) – Point-and-click, PC

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Spring 2020 Mid-Season Rankings

May 17, 2020

Time for my usual mid-season anime post, in an anything but usual season! I had hoped to follow 16 series as I did during the Winter, but COVID-related delays and cancellations soon put a stop to that. 😮

And so, here are the eight series I’ve kept on. Not all my first choices, but the best of those that have (so far) survived unscathed.

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