Dead end Exit 8 is a beautiful, polished attempt at a find-the-difference horror game. It’s atmospheric and creepy and combines two of my favourite genres of modern horror games: find-the-difference and liminal, repeating space horrors. That being said, it’s far too short; it needs a lot more levels and more difficulty in some of those levels. There’s nothing wrong with the starting level being easy to ease you into it, but when it’s the only level of the game, that’s a big disappointment. Overall, I am really looking forward to more from this amazing indie.
Haikuna has the feeling of a first-time game that hasn’t been playtested by anyone yet. It has a lot of interesting things to say with fun sound design, interesting poems, and a whole lot of heart. But it just doesn’t feel quite like it’s done. Between the unnecessary flashing lights and the weird directions, I have a feeling that if Haikuna has had playtesting, it’s not from people who play video games. Regardless, there is a lot of potential for a unique little educational indie game if it gets a little more work.
Turnip Boy Robs a Bank is silly, weird, fun, and completely unexpected. I was floored when I dove into it. I was a little unsure of the direction the developers chose to take it at first, but it quickly grew on me. The music, the sound design, the upgrades… Everything about Turnip Boy Robs a Bank is fun. I am stoked that I got to play this action Roguelite early, and I cannot recommend it enough for those who like this type of game.
There is almost nothing to complain about with this game. Square Logic has a lot of polish, good music, fluid action, and a fun premise. The colors are (mostly) pleasing, and the look of it is gorgeous. It feels unique and original, and I really like puzzle games like this. You really can’t beat it for $2.99; I can’t wait to finish up all the puzzles for myself. That being said, the Dark Mode was a massive disappointment. I don’t think I would have noticed as much if this game hadn’t been as polished as it is, but Dark Mode just seems like an afterthought. Overall, though, Square Logic is incredibly fun, wonderfully put together, and just a great game. Not to mention a great deal for the number of puzzles you get. If you love block puzzles like Tetris or Woodoku, I wouldn’t hesitate to suggest Square Logic to you as well.
Overall, I enjoyed my time with Shape of Clouds. It could have done more, but it was an extremely peaceful, original, and fun little puzzle game. I like the feeling of watching all the pixels start to line up and trying to guess what they might look like when they come together. The kids and I really had a good time in spite of the music and the sound design and the little bugs here and there. Overall, Shape of Clouds is some amazing freeware that’s great for the whole family.
Mimi the Cat – Meow Together is not the best Sokoban cat game I’ve played for LadiesGamers. I was kind of disappointed with this one; I feel like it wasn’t playtested at all. Or perhaps all the problems were on my end. Either way, I’m not sure I can formulate an opinion on it.
House Flipper 2 is another solid addition to the line of up of weird, fun simulation titles. If you enjoy things like the original House Flipper, Powerwash Simulator, and such, you’ll love this one. House Flipper 2 was polished, had great sound and good animations, and all the quests were fun. My biggest complaint is that the game was too short, and I’m really looking forward to any DLC that will be released to add more items to decorate with.
Suika Game is a cheap, fun, addictive little game with some of the most adorable faces ever before seen on fruit. It’s soothing to play, fun for the whole family, and a wonderful addition to any Nintendo Switch library. If you are looking for a goofy, last-minute gift or something to do with a Switch gift card, Suika Game is the best US $3 you can spend.
DREAMERS: A Nostalgic Adventure seems like a super fun game with a lot of heart, a cute and cozy story and many puzzles. Unfortunately I didn’t get to play much of this title because of the issues I was having. I would suggest that if you want to play the game you chose one of the other consoles.
Based on many other reviews of Snakebird Complete, I think it might just be me. But just because Snakebird didn’t pull me in doesn’t mean that I can’t recognize how polished, aesthetic, and without bugs it was. If you like goofy puzzle games, Snakebird might just be the perfect little snake-like for you.
I haven’t quite finished Ugly, but I am definitely going to. So far, it’s been without bugs, fun, interesting, unique, and has a wonderful story. The environment is so rich with details that it tells its own story; the mechanics are interesting and different. I love the music, the movement, and everything about Ugly, and I can’t wait to see what happens next.
I really like these games, and Hidden Cats of Spooky Town especially. The art is lovely, the game is relaxing, the music is nice. It’s overall a pretty clean experience. I only had one small issue while playing: some of the Hidden Kittens on moving objects have kind of small hitboxes, making them hard to click on as they ride away in a balloon or car or whatever. I think that just a tiny bit more wiggle room in those particular hitboxes would make a massive difference in how good this game feels to play. To be honest, that was the only issue I had with Hidden Cats of Spooky Town. I love this little game, and I look forward to whatever beautiful artwork comes next from these very talented artists.
Sweet Dreams Alex is a polished, relaxing, fun puzzle game with a lot of heart. Everything from the color scheme to the levels is well planned, and I am deeply surprised with how much content there is in this game. There are different kinds of levels, difficulty modes, and plenty to do. I really couldn’t come up with a single complaint about this amazing puzzle game.
Overall, Dreaming Diorama is fine. The puzzles are interesting and could be relaxing if the business doesn’t bother you like it did me. I like the concept, and I think it runs very smoothly on my PC. Overall, it’s an okay game that just needs a little love.
I love Midnight Girl. I love point-and-click adventures, and this scratches the itch I’ve had for a good one since I finished up Lucy Dreaming a whole year ago. It’s fun, it’s beautiful, it’s smooth and polished, and the music is good. I cannot recommend this game enough. It’s great fun with a whole lot of personality in it!
Moonstone Island is everything I wanted from a little farm simulation that’s also a Pokemon battler that’s also a deck-based system. It is everything I didn’t even know I wanted; the graphics are beautiful, the soundtrack is soothing, the animations are polished, and the artwork is stunning. I love Moonstone Island and think you will love it here too