The State of the Gamer: 8/25/22

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A weekly post updated every other Thursday detailing my current gaming projects.  I have an account at Grouvee, which is a site you can use to keep track of your backlog, so please feel free to friend me there!

Games Demoed: 0


Games Purchased: 8

  • Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force (Fairy Fencer F, Galapagos) – $5.99 @ Nintendo eShop
  • Trivial Pursuit Live! (Trivial Pursuit) – $7.99 @ Nintendo eShop
  • Doors: Paradox – $0.00 @ iTunes Store
  • Doors: Origin – $0.00 @iTunes Store
  • Doors: Awakening – $0.00 @ iTunes Store
  • The Birdcage – $0.00 @ iTunes Store
  • The Birdcage 2 – $0.00 @ iTunes Store
  • 3D Escape Game: Chinese Room – $0.00 @ iTunes Store
Total: $13.98

Games Finished: 1

Title: The House of Da Vinci III
Series: The House of Da Vinci
System: iOS (iPhone)

Cover of The House of Da Vinci IIIDate Started:  July 29, 2022
Date Finished: August 14, 2022

I’m sad it’s the last in the series and I’m finished, but I couldn’t be happier with this game.  I may replay the first two, and I’ve been thinking about replaying The Room series, too.  This game is the reason I “bought” so many from the iTunes store; I really wanted a similar experience.  I think I paid around $5 for this, and it was totally worth it if you love puzzle/mystery games.


Games DNF’d: 1

  • Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force – Yeah…I bought it this week and DNF’d it that quickly.  I liked the MC’s sarcasm, and I’m pretty sure I saw Yoshitaka Amano and Nobuo Uematsu in the credits, but the game didn’t hold my interest.  I’m glad I only paid $5.00 for it.

Currently Playing: 1

Title: Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden
Series: Voice of Cards
System: Nintendo Switch

Cover of Voice of Cards: The Forsaken MaidenDate Started: August 23, 2022

I already like the MC better than the one from the first game and the narrator, too.  The latter wasn’t too terrible in The Isle Dragon Roars, but this person seems to emote a bit better.  I didn’t like the MC of the first game that much.  You were usually given the option between two bad choices whereas this one is a lot better.  Your MC also has his own name: Barren, and he just seems more capable than the other one.  I haven’t played a lot yet.  I’m still in the first town, but I think I’m going to enjoy it.


Games Played: 6

I played a whole bunch of puzzle games I got from the iTunes store, and if those are you jam, I recommend the ones I have listed in my Purchased section.  The Doors series was so much fun.  It’s the perfect balance of challenging but not so much you get frustrated.  I didn’t have to use the hints at all, though I believe it’s rated for ages 4 and up.  Each level contains a blue gem and an orange gem you use to open up the epilogues.  They’re free but I paid to play with no ads so spent about $5 each.

The Birdcage games were just as good as the Door ones.  You have to find the key to open the birdcage.  Also similar to the Door games, each level has three gems you need to find in order to open up later levels.  There’s also a scroll that’s part of the story and possible clues?  Again, free to download, but you can pay for no ads.

My least favorite game was the 3D Escape Game: Chinese Room.  I found a lot of times I’d be clicking in places and it just wouldn’t register, but then when I went for a hint, it was in the same place I was clicking!  Then  you only get a certain number of hints before you have to pay for them, which made the fact things didn’t register even more annoying.  Granted they hints don’t cost that much, but there could be some improvement with design.  I think it’s still worth the download since again it’s free.


Let’s Plays Watched: 9

  • Olizandri
    • Horizon Forbidden West – So obvious set up for the third game is obvious, but I believe this was always meant to be a trilogy.  I did some deep lore diving once I was finished of course.
    • Live A Live – While I’m glad I just watched this game, I did get a potential story idea from the last scenario, well, the one that opens up after you do the first seven.  It ties all of them together, and the story is pretty interesting.
    • Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 2 – And I’m back to watching this!  I’m not going to run out of LPs to watch any time soon with this and possibly the third if I don’t play it myself.
  • CJUGames
    • Prognostic – You solve murders using a divining rod, tarot cards, and a Thanatos Wheel while making sure nothing evil enters this realm through mirrors.
    • The Door You Can Never Open (Demo) – The graphics were a little rough, but I think that was on purpose.  This looks like it will be pretty interesting.
    • Lempo (Demo) – Oh fuck yes, I am all in for this shit.  Finnish Folklore, interdimensional cubes, creepy crow gods?  Sign me TF up.  I can’t wait for the rest of this to come out so I can watch.
    • Maid of Sker – This one is interesting enough to warrant going back.  People are holed up in an old hotel where some of the other guests have “changed?”  Either way I love their English accents.
    • Open Door – Oh shit.  I need to go back to this.  It’s about a prisoner trying to escape before their subjected to horrific experiments, but what I think is their escaping is part of the horrible experiment like a rat in a maze.  Let’s see if I’m right next time!
    • Room 208 – This is another one I need to remember to finish lol.  It’s a horror puzzle game.

The only other LP Olizandri has right now is Xenoblade 3 and since I haven’t played or watched the other two I don’t want to start with that.  I’m glad to be catching up on Trails, but boy is the story in bummer territory lol.  Nothing but propaganda from the side that did the coup.


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