AER is a lovely, atmospheric game of exploration and mystery. The player controls a young woman on a pilgrimage through floating islands. There are some light puzzles on the way, but mostly the game is about the journey, the scenery and the history of this mystical world. Continue reading →
Last night I wore my first cosplay costume. (I have dressed up as Eric Draven from Crow and Jeanette Voerman from Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines on Halloween but on those cases I didn’t actually aim for getting the outfit right or plan to wear it again somewhere else.) Continue reading →
For once I picked up a really fresh title: Dead Synchronicity came out last Friday. It was one of the Kickstarter projects I backed last year (yay me and my name in the credits). The demo was available during the pledging and it showed promise. Along the way the game was picked up by Daedalic Entertainment, so I ended up playing yet another Daedalic title. Once again it was a great experience, this time with a package aimed quite directly to my tastes, as the game tells a dark sci-fi tale with a mystery. Continue reading →
The Whispered World is another Daedalic adventure game. So far it’s probably the least favourite of mine, but that does not mean it’s bad at all. It’s a very charming and funny game, and definitely worth playing for any old school adventure fan. The game tells a story of Sadwick, the depressed clown who has dreams (premonitions?) about the end of the world. He has a lovely little sidekick: a caterpillar named Spot, and together they start an adventure to find more about Sadwick’s dreams. Continue reading →
Going through the list was a lot more work than I originally thought. I didn’t have a thing written down most of these games and I only started taking screenshots quite recently, so I had to go back to some of the titles just for that. And then I didn’t even have savegames for all of them. Well, these shots should give some kind of idea anyway.
The whole top10 ended up being rather traditional adventures, visual novels or hybrids of them. I did play some other type of games too but I’m not sure I finished any (not that they were bad, they’re just longer). I can’t really anticipate what my top10 for 2015 would look like but at the current rate it’s probably going to have even more visual novels.
I’m not one of those people who immediately plays every promising looking game when they come out. Because I’ve been absorbed in The World of Warcraft the last ten years, I’ve skipped so many interesting games that I’ve lost count. So I always have a couple of hundred titles on my backlog. Then I just pick something I feel like playing and go for it. So my top games for any year, or game reviews in general, will most likely not be about brand new titles. That being said, I noticed that my best games of 2014 all ended up being titles from the last few years anyway.
I’m probably going to write a bit more about the top 5, but first, here’s the titles from 6 to 10: Continue reading →