The State of the Gamer: 9/22/22

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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: 1

  • Harvestella – I haven’t made a decision on whether or not I’m going to buy this one yet because I haven’t seen enough of the demo.  I have 15 in game days to test it out, and so far it’s just been story.  No battle or any other game mechanics.  Once I know how those work I can make a decision, and I hope they’re in my wheelhouse.  I already like so many things about the game.  It’s Squeenix so you know the music slaps.  There’s also some customization with your character.  I’m not sure if there’s more in the full game, but I was able to give mine dark skin and make her taller.  There’s also a non-binary option, and no matter what gender you pick, the default look is the same, so you could pick any gender you want and have your character look how you want.

Games Purchased: 0

Games Finished: 0

Games DNF’d: 0

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

All I’ve really done with this is play the card game.  I don’t know why my interest has dropped.  If I can find another game I’m into (hopefully Harvestella), I’ll put this on hold and come back to it unless my interest is re-piqued before them.

Games Played

I’m replaying The House of Da Vinci because my memory is bad enough that I can still garner enjoyment out of solving the puzzles.  I’ve also been replaying the birdcage games on my phone, too.  I may replay the Doors Paradox games I don’t know.  I love escape puzzle games, but there’s either a dearth of them or I’m too picky.  I suspect the latter.

Let’s Plays Watched: 10

  • Olizandri
    • Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 2 – I’ve watched almost ten videos of this, but yeah, I’ve just had this general malaise.  I’m still interesting in the story, but my mood has shifted to what I want to watch.
  • CJUGames
    • The Room 2 – Continued the series as expected.
    • The Room 3 – Same as above.
    • The Room 4: Old Sins – Yep.  I really hope they release another room not on VR.
    • Au-Delà – This was one of those games that was both scary but also kind of funny?  You can talk to almost all of the monsters at some point in some capacity, and even though there are some pants-shittingly terrifying aspects (the “lullaby the one monster sings and the monster singing it), it’s almost like once you sort of face them and see what they are, it’s less scary, which is an interesting metaphor for childhood fears.
    • Simulacrum – The Silent Hill influence is strong in this one.  I think it was just the first chapter a it ended quite ambiguously.
    • Impasto – This game was fantastic.  The atmosphere, the music, and the premise was based on the artwork of Goya.  It was apparently a student project that they put a lot of passion into.
    • The Mortuary Assistant – I learned way more about embalming than I ever really wanted.  Okay that’s a lie.  I already learned about the process from Caitlyn Doughty of Ask a Mortician, but still…it definitely got you up close and personal with the process along with demon possession.
    • Scorn – Holy shit this game both disturbed and intrigued me.  I can’t wait for a full play-through.  It’s obviously H. R. Giger inspired, the same artist who inspired Alien.  I don’t think your character knows what’s going on or what his actions will do, and that makes it all the more unsettling.  The world is so real and grossly horrific.  Everything looks like it’s made of skin and innards.  The very definition of grimdark and crapsack.
  • Keith Ballard
    • The Room VR: A Dark Matter – I tried to watch this but just couldn’t get into it for whatever reason.  I don’t know if it’s the LPer or just the fact it’s VR.

I want to try to finish the Harvestella demo tonight so I can make a decision about it.  I wanted to preorder the Crisis Core remaster, but that’s not available on Switch yet.  It’s coming out in December and no I’m not asking for it for Christmas lol.

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