Sophie Hiner


25 games reviewed
77.4 average score
75 median score
96.0% of games recommended
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7 / 10.0 - Over The Alps
Sep 29, 2020

Over the Alps is more for those who enjoy reading and watching a story unfold than those seeking good mystery gameplay. Go in with that in mind, and its fun interface, quality writing, and unique art will carry you through.

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7 / 10.0 - Lost Ember
Oct 19, 2020

Lost Ember provides players with an open world to explore through the viewpoint of various animals. And although it can be effective, its high price and downgraded graphics mean the Nintendo Switch may not be the best way to play it.

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7 / 10.0 - Clea
Nov 1, 2020

Don't let its children's book aesthetic and promise of being "jump scare free" fool you. Clea is an effectively creepy survival horror game that requires plenty of patience and courage when you'd rather just run.

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7 / 10.0 - Filament
Nov 14, 2020

Filament is a clever puzzle game that will challenge even the most ardent fans of the genre. The relaxing atmosphere helps to ease the frustration, but the complexity of later levels may put off casual gamers.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Astrologaster
Mar 1, 2021

In Astrologaster you play as an unlicensed doctor who helps his patients by seeking guidance from the stars. This visual novel is full of fun choices, characters, and songs, as well as cool spiritual aspects that will keep you somewhat entertained.

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Apr 20, 2021

DARQ Complete Edition is a dark puzzle platformer in which you must help a boy named Lloyd navigate a seemingly endless loop of nightmares. Its lack of story and solid scares may disappoint some players, but it's a solid pick-up for those seeking a quick, creepy gaming experience.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Layers of Fear 2
May 31, 2021

Layers of Fear 2 is a fun horror game that doesn't rely on gore or violence. It focuses more on psychological terror, while also providing numerous jumpscares and haunting imagery. Once you start, it's a hard game to quit playing.

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7 / 10.0 - Sumire
Jun 14, 2021

Sumire is a visual novel adventure that should appeal to anyone who has experienced loss or just ever felt disconnected from the world. It's perhaps over too quickly for the price, but it's an enjoyable, fulfilling adventure while it lasts.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Winds of Change
Jun 28, 2021

In the visual novel adventure Winds of Change, you play as a hero who is meant to save your land. Throughout the game, you must make difficult decisions, explore your surroundings, discover secrets, and build relationships with those around you. With an interesting story with lots to interact with, this game is definitely one to play.

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7 / 10.0 - Cross The Moon
Jul 31, 2021

With no alternative endings (again, there are no decisions to make, so no way to split off the narrative), it's one-and-done with the visual novel Cross the Moon. But it's priced accordingly, and should be an interesting read for fans of mysteries and the supernatural.

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Aug 17, 2021

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is a wonderful package that will provide plenty of laughs and thrills for fans of mysteries, adventures, and visual novels. The situations and scenes make a successful leap to the big screen, and there are enough new gameplay elements to engage longtime fans without making them miss their favorite characters from previous Ace Attorney games.

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9 / 10.0 - Kitaria Fables
Sep 6, 2021

Kitaria Fables is an incredibly fun RPG that combines the exploration and fighting style of Zelda with the farming and village gameplay of Stardew Valley and the cute animal characters of Animal Crossing. I played this for hours at a time, unable to put it down.

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7 / 10.0 - Colors Live
Oct 20, 2021

Considering the limitations of the Switch's small screen and physical setup, Colors Live offers a pretty good range of tools and functionality for a low-cost painting game. It doesn't have the capabilities serious artists will want, but its accessibility and daily challenges provide a fun way to get some drawing practice in and stay creative.

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9 / 10.0 - Kathy Rain
Nov 22, 2021

Kathy Rain is a '90s-inspired point-and-click adventure game that follows a college student on her journey of discovering her hometown secrets. Dealing with supernatural elements and old family secrets, the game provides plenty of fun puzzles and interesting characters to captivate fans of retro adventures.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Ever Forward
Jan 10, 2022

Playing as a young girl named Maya, Ever Forward takes you through a series of puzzles to tell one person's story within a global pandemic. Challenging, fun, and interesting, this adventure puzzle game is worth the playthrough.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Summertime Madness
Feb 14, 2022

Summertime Madness is a short, yet challenging adventure puzzler with a great story and amazing visuals that create a very unique aesthetic. Whether you pick it up for the gameplay, the artwork or both, you won't want to put it down until the summertime (or the madness) ends.

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8.5 / 10.0 - A Musical Story
Mar 15, 2022

A Musical Story is a short rhythm game that stands out with genuinely good original music, a touching story, and amazing visuals. If you're a fan of music, art, or all things creative, this game is certainly right up your alley.

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Apr 4, 2022

The Cruel King and the Great Hero is a heartwarming adventure game told in a children's storybook style. Follow Yuu on her quest to become a great hero, just like her father. Whether she's helping the monsters in her kingdom, doing good deeds for those around her, or fighting enemies to keep her kingdom safe, her tale is always charming and fun.

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7 / 10.0 - Cat Cafe Manager
Apr 26, 2022

Cat Cafe Manager is a cafe management sim in which you adopt cats and run your very own store. Serve your customers, build bonds with your regulars, adopt your choice of cats, and just generally enjoy life in a cute and friendly town.

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7 / 10.0 - Best Month Ever!
Jun 21, 2022

Best Month Ever is a touching adventure game about a mother trying to set her son up with a good life as she faces a terminal illness. The game tackles serious subjects such as racism, sexism, and violence, and the choices you make along the way will affect Mitch and shape the man he grows up to be.

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