Thursday, July 10, 2014

game on

Though I've been busy with working, learning my way around this new city, traveling (my brother's wedding is so close!) and eating my weight in pizza I've managed to make some time for video games here and there.

I thought it would be nice to do a round up of what I've been enjoying, because my taste in video games is weird and I want to know if there's anyone out there playing the same stuff as me... so they can recommend more things for me to play.

MOUNTAIN (iOS) | If you saw "Her" you'll probably remember the funny foul-mouthed alien video game Joaquin Phoenix plays in it, it's sort of hard to miss. David O'Reilly is the mastermind behind it, and now he has a real video game of his own! I'm sure some people will be a little hard pressed to call this a game, the bulk of it is staring at your procedurally based fancy space mountain, but those people are no fun anyway. Today a cup of coffee crashed into my mountain and as it spun it told me "I am one with this bright morning". DREAM GAME, NEVER WANT IT TO END.

Pokemon X (3DS) | Look, I just want to be the very best, like no one ever was. Also Pokemon is HARD and I am constantly losing and this one has five million more doodads than the last one I played when I was 10 years old. Don't judge, but Granny Emma is still figuring out how to work this dang thing. Maybe I'll go back to Animal Crossing.

DayZ (PC) | Open world multiplayer games really appeal to me, especially ones without much structure like DayZ. Basically you start out with only a flashlight in a quasi-Eastern European country infested with zombies, and it's your goal to survive and collect supplies until something (human or zombie) kills you... and you restart with only a flashlight again. It's still in alpha so it's kinda wonky, and also the zombies appear out of nowhere sometimes which scares the living daylights out of me. BUT people have being doing some crazy stuff with it!

Child of Light (PS4) | On the opposite end of the spectrum, this game is so charming and beautiful! It's done in a watercolor style, the dialogue is all in rhyming verse, and the RPG style combat is simple to pick up. 

A Dark Room (iOS) | Let's close out with another weird game I played on my phone. That's kind of my thing, I guess? This one is all text based, sort of like Ye Olde Computer Games, but is decidedly creepy and mysterious. I was glued to my phone until I finished it because the story was SO compelling. You can also play it on your desktop for freesies if you like that sort of thing.

Are you playing the video games? What are you playing, please say it's Mario Kart and that I can come over.


  1. IT IS MARIO KART. That's the only game I'm playing on our N64. Come over.

  2. I'm addicted to Clash of Clans and Hay Day. Mind you, I'm more addicted to the levelling up and getting stuff aspect of which both have their benefits. Clash for the levelling up (and ok, the odd war and revenge, though it feels awful when someone tougher than you levels your base) and Hay Day for the pretty decorative aspect. Oh and also TwoDots cuz finally they made Dots with a purpose and I like that in my mindless time suck games. And once in a while I'll go back to Plants vs Zombies (2 is ok-ish, but not as good as the original). We sold all of our consoles in our big move and we don't miss them at all (though we did get the wiiU cuz MARIO forever!).

    1. TWO DOTS, YES YES YES. I have been obsessively playing that one too, I can't believe I forgot to include it! Decorating things is also a big draw for me... maybe I should try Hay Day out! Have you tried LinePlay? It's redonk pointless but SO CUTE.

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