Megaquarium | Steam Review


Publisher: Twice Circled
Developer: Twice Circled
Steam Review

*Disclaimer: I was sent the code for this game in return for a review, all opinions are mine and mine alone.

Ever since I can remember I have enjoyed playing simulators, my favourite being theme hospital so when I saw Megaquarium I knew I had to give it a go and lucky enough I was able to play it on my Mac, yes I'm a Mac gamer riddle me all you want it's not much different to playing on PC. Initially, there was an issue with Megaquarium (which got sorted fairly fast) the colour of the game was an odd yellow and green, I emailed the developer about it and he kept me up to date with when the update to fix the issue I was having would go live which was very kind and shows he cared about the players. Starting up the game takes a while, not sure if it's just for Mac users but the game loads up all the content which is included in the game the longest I have waited for it to start up was about 12 minutes which is kind of frustrating as I wanted to dive in straight away and play but .... said he is working on making loading times quicker on his twitter so he is aware of the loading times!

Top 5 Female Hero and Villain's in Video Games.


I'm always seeing posts about male villains and heroes and I think it's about time the ladies get some love, some may think this post is unfair because it's all about the ladies but come on, let's give them the limelight they deserve. Growing up the gaming world was full of male protagonists but over the years things changed, we saw an increase in badass women kicking butt and showing what they are made and it often was met with annoyance but most people ended up falling in love with the character. The main female protagonist people can name is Lara Croft, she has been kicking butt since 1996 and since then her character has evolved a lot, other the timeline they have gone further back in her story and she has become younger, which I'm not complaining about, whenever me and my sisters played the Tomb Raider I remember thinking how cool it would be to be her minus the creepy butler who we locked in the freezer (soz mate). So now when I come across a female Villain or hero I tend to get excited.

Narcosis | First Impressions PS4 Review


Publisher: Honor Code Inc
Developer: Honor Code Inc
PS4 Review
Platforms: Steam, Oculus, Humble Store, Xbox One and PS4

*Disclaimer: I was sent the code for this game in return for a review, all opinions are mine and mine alone.

I'm a chicken when it comes to horror games so usually I try to avoid them but Narcosis was an exception, when I discovered this game I kind of knew what I was getting into due to seeing the trailer and how scary it looked but it didn't put me off like horror usually does, in fact, I was more intrigued than anything due to the setting, when we think about horror a lot of the time it takes place in a forest where a killer is out to kill anyone in their way but Narcosis has an edge, it's completely set underwater in the dark which to me makes it that much more terrifying. Whenever I watch a movie or show that has a lot of water in I find myself holding my breath but throughout the gameplay for Narcosis that wasn't the case, I guess it helped that they were in diving suits and I could walk around and collect oxygen when I was low which often becomes an issue in the game.

Anamorphine | PS4 Review


Publisher: Artifact 5 Inc.
Developer: Artifact 5 Inc.
PS4 Review
Platforms: PS4 (PSVR TBA), Microsoft Windows

*Disclaimer: I was sent the code for this game in return for a review, all opinions are mine and mine alone.

I just want to put a disclaimer at the start of this and explain a few things about the game before I get properly into the review, a lot of games have issue when they are released, issues that are usually fixed as soon as the developers can sort them but in order to patch Anamorphine the developers had to wait for the approval from Sony, I was able to get halfway through this game without any bugs such as the main one that took a few days for them to get fixed, they kept me updated and listened when I reported the issue. Now on to my review, Anamorphine isn't a typical video game, although you must explore and find fragments the game is more of a visual story, the game is designed to make you look around and take in the surroundings from the view of the character Tyler who moves into a new apartment with his partner Elena.

Flipping Death | PS4 Review

*SOME SPOILERS*

Publisher: Zoink
Developer: Zoink
PS4 Review
Price: £15.99
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Steam


*Disclaimer: I was sent the code for this game in return for a review, all opinions are mine and mine alone if you want to know more about my disclaimer please see my contact and disclaimer at the top of my blog.


When it comes to death in games it's often a very serious subject one which hits you at your core, especially when it comes to interactive games, I have found myself emotionally gripped and too upset to play on as dramatic as that sound but to come across a light-hearted platformer game which shows a humorous side to death in a video game really lifts my spirits, I wasn't sure what was in store for me when I first started Flipping Death as I hadn't seen much about it before but the artwork drew me in, Penny has such a fun and outgoing personality I was ecstatic that I got to play as her throughout the game, she is very chilled back and makes the most of her situation even though she is in a very confusing one right now. When the game starts we see Penny speaking to an old lady making light of death at a funeral parlour, she seems the kind of girl to see the good in any situation and her boss wasn't too pleased with this, she ends up getting fired which she isn't too bummed out about in fact she can't wait to see what kind of job she would get next so long as it allowed her to still wear her devil horns.


Want to Review Games? This is How I did it.


When I first changed what I wanted to write about on my blog I knew I wanted it to be about gaming and tech, I also wanted to keep the lifestyle aspect because my blog is very personal to me and to be able to speak honestly about my life and everything that I love was something I refused to stop doing, but I was so unsure what to do with gaming or what I wanted to speak about so I chose to speak about the things I was passionate about in terms of raising awareness such as disabilities and sexism with reviews of games I have played in the mix, one day a friend said why don't you apply for game codes to review on your blog because gaming can become a very expensive hobby and your reviews are great. I was clueless about how to approach doing this and carried on writing about games I already owned so I would at least have a fair amount of reviews to show to PRs when I approached them about writing about an up and coming game but when it came to emailing games PRs I would often get ignored, I understand why I would get ignored, to be honest, and a lot of it has to do with the vast amount of people who apply to review games, so I would never bare a grudge against them for this. I  still carried on pitching and emailing until one day a PR emailed me back and told me to sign up to a site called Gamespress, which has all the latest news and press releases for games, it's a fantastic site for those who want to start up a gaming news website and also provides details of PRs for certain games.

Throwback Thursday | Spyro The Dragon


I haven't done one of these in a while and thought that it was about time I did another, due to Spyro remastered coming out in September I thought what a great idea it would be to talk all about Spyro! Like a lot of people my age, Spyro was a game I played as a kid, in fact, I played it more than I played Crash Bandicoot because I loved that little purple dragon, my sisters and I at the time were sharing a PS1 and would all huddle in front of one and take it in turns to play, we were great at sharing and used to help one another when we got stuck on a game, I was 10 when Spyro came out (I'm almost 30), what I loved most about Spyro was how such a cute little dragon could take on such big bosses and be the only one to save his kind who have been turned into to crystal, along the way he has to chase after thieves who have stolen dragon eggs which can be tricky at times due to those thieves being so fast on their feet!

Spyro transported me into a world full of dragons and I was able to control one, which as you can imagine gave me hours of fun especially being able to watch my sisters play it too. I was lucky enough to have parents who understood the enjoyment I and my sisters got from playing video games even if others thought it was something only boys should play on. We did have set times we were allowed to play on it for but we made the most of every second of it and Spyro would be the main game I would choose. Spyro was one of those games we could all enjoy no matter how good we were at games, I would say my most favourite part about the game was chasing the egg catcher although at times I would get frustrated with him because he was so bloody fast!

Having Hobbies Doesn't Mean I Don't Have a Chronic illness.


This post has been a long time coming, I probably shouldn't have to explain myself but what with people passing judgements about me and my chronic illness I had to write it. Gaming is like a release for me, I need something in my life other than worrying about when I will faint and if I will be able to make it pass without me fainting, I find it hard to concentrate at times and I'm very fatigued all the time which is no exaggeration, you can ask Sarah how much I nap she will tell you its a lot. I beat myself up and I'm hard on myself when I can't get a task done, I try to plan things but they don't go to plan I just get what I can do when my body lets me.

Gaming is one of these things I have been able to hold onto for a while now, I barely leave the house due to anxiety and my condition. I'm terrified of fainting whilst I'm out and left depressed because I want to do what abled bodied people can do, like go on long walks and run etc but I can't so gaming is my release I can be transported into a whole new world but at times I cant game for long, my NCS courses me to have pins and needles in my hands and they start to shake now and then I'm not really sure why but it makes holding a controller for long periods of time harder now.

A saying I say constantly is "Gaming is all not just for the abled", it's something that I've argued over a lot, for instance, I take pictures for Instagram for game related things or post pictures on twitter and people assume that I spend all day at home doing nothing but playing a game as I mentioned before I don't spend all day playing games, my life sucks a lot of the time but do I moan about it all the time? No, I get on with it, I crawl into bed and nap for hours because I'm exhausted from fatigue, I cry a lot wishing my body would let me work out more so I could lose more weight instead of making me faint. People don't see my life behind social media except for those who really know me and even then I choose not to open up about how ill and how I'm feeling because I want to talk about something other than my health or I will end up a mess every single day of my life.

Monster Prom Review.


Publisher: Those Awesome Guys
Developer: Beautiful Glitch
Mac Review

*Disclaimer: I was sent the code for this game in return for a review, all opinions are mine and mine alone if you want to know more about my disclaimer please see my contact and disclaimer at the top of my blog.

In my old school, we never got to have a prom, I always wanted to go to one but never got that chance but I think prom has been more popular in America than in the UK, to be honest, I got a chance to play through and review a dating sim called Monster Prom, it's obviously very different from real life due to the monsters but still interesting nonetheless, I'm used to games that have more control I usually find them to be much more fun, Monster Prom was more of a comic than anything with varied options to choose from. The story is pretty simple, there are 3 weeks left until prom and it's your job to try and get the monster you like best take you to prom, the sentences you choose to say in this game will have an impact on how much the person you have chosen will like you, there are 6 to choose from each unique who like different hobbies and you need to impress them.

Review | Live like you give a f**k Book by Nicola Findlay*


Author: Nicola Findlay
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
Format: Paperback

* I was sent this book for free, all opinions are my own, for more information please read my Disclaimer. 

I'm a very negative person, I personally don't think it's a bad thing but at times I'm negative even if my anxiety isn't at play. I put myself in such a mindset that everything is bad when that isn't the case. I'm very fortunate to be able to have a roof over my head, parents who cared for me and to be able to carry on and push myself despite my chronic illness. This isn't going to be a bullshit post on positively it's going to be a post on my thoughts on a book called live like you give a f**k that talks about positivity. Nicola Findlay is the author of this book, she doesn't like to sugar coat it and if you don't like swearing this book isn't for you. I hate life coaches I find a lot of them to be full of shit and not listen to the problems at hand, from what the book says Nicola helps people in personal development which in a way is a bit like life coaching I guess but after reading the book she takes a different approach to help others. Her way of thinking is to do things you do give a f**k about not what you don't give a fuck about and that's I thought I could take something I can get on board with before I got properly into the book.

I'm forever stuck in this loop of conflicted feelings in my life, my health is a big factor as to why I'm unable to do things but there are things I am unable to do which I put off, but other days I can't physically do them and when I can I tend to lose that motivation when I feel well enough to do them and I need a push to make me do it. I want to start off by saying that I don't think this book factors in those who are disabled or those who suffer from Mental Health, I'm not bashing it at all but a lot of points within the book are very hard to do when you suffer daily with both a disability and your mental health, now don't get me wrong I would love to sit and not give a shit about anything and take my life into my own hands but sometimes it's not as simple as following the steps within a book.

The Mooseman | PS4 Review


PublisherVladimir Beletsky
DeveloperVladimir Beletsky, Mikhail Shvachko
PS4 Review

*Disclaimer: I was sent the code for this game in return for a review, all opinions are mine and mine alone if you want to know more about my disclaimer please see my contact and disclaimer at the top of my blog.


The Mooseman is a very slow but beautiful indie game, where you play as a Sharman who slowly makes his way through a mysterious land with beautiful backdrops, you can see both humans and spirits. The game is Russian but you can choose to have English subtitles otherwise you will be clueless about what is happening, the first few seconds I was sat watching the start of the game thinking why I cant understand it, I set it to English and started again (my bad). The Sharman is called The Mooseman due to the fact he wears a skull of one which helps him see into the spirit world, he starts off in the lower part of the world where the damned souls live and have to work his way up, there are three layers to this world he is in. Some spirits you see will help you with your journey to travel deeper but other times by taking off the skull you are able to hide from the sight of the spirits set on killing you in the underworld.



My favourite Studio Ghibli Movies.


Back when I was 16 my sister's partner introduced me to the world of Studio Ghibli and ever since then I have been hooked, as a media student studying animation I was in ore over the beautiful artwork that Studio Ghibli produced, each movie different from the previous with their own unique story and look to them. I didn't know many other people who were fans of the Studio Ghibli and when I would talk about the animation style in college most people had no idea what I was on about but I used my love for the franchise as inspiration for ideas not only in animation but also in any film work I produced, I would often try to make my work stand out and seem unique from others which are pretty hard especially when you're put with a group of people who didn't tend to listen and left you to do everything on your own at times whilst they took credit for it, it used to really get me down because so much pressure was put on me and my teacher would tell me to deal with it as best as I could which is what I did. Anyways my animations class was cut due to the teacher leaving and having no one to replace them, I was pretty annoyed but grateful for all the tips and everything I learnt about animation, it made me have so much respect for the artists behind animations we see who don't tend to get that much credit, well at least not as much as the director and producers, so in honour of my love for Studio Ghibli here are just some of my favourite movies made by them: 

Tau | Netflix Movie Review


Director: Federico D'Alessandro
Writer: Noga Landau
Year Released: 2018
Genre: Sci-Fi / thriller
Watch on: Netflix

We have all seen movies based on people being kidnapped, normally it doesn't end well and there is a lot of tension involved, Tau is no exception to this but what does make it unique is the technology aspect being a big reason as to why people are being kidnapped. Tau is a story about a young woman named Julia, she doesn't live the best life and steals off of people in order to make ends meet, you could say she blends into a crowd perfectly. Whilst in her apartment, someone breaks in and kidnaps her, the movie throws itself straight into the kidnapping and we soon learn why this person has taken her. Whilst locked up she comes across two other people they are pretty average like her and no one would ever notice their disappearance and this is a huge reason they were chosen, the guy who took them was smart and needed viable humans for his test subjects, he used them by inserting a chip into the back of their necks and recording what goes on inside their brains, unfortunately he keeps running out of subjects and having to get new ones because he ends up terminating them by removing the chip he needs the data but after that they are useless to him, Julia is one of these test subjects who discovers she needs to find a way to survive.


Alex (the creepy guy kidnapping people) developed an AI to help make sure his subjects wouldn't escape, he named his AI Tau (pronounced towel) which is voiced by Gary Oldman, they certainly chose wisely when it came to Tau because Gary brings him to life in a brilliant way and left my heart breaking towards the end of the movie. AI has another purpose which Alex doesn't make completely clear but he does talk about how Tau will change the world but in my opinion, Tau was restricted from learning a lot about the world due to Alex keeping him in the dark but thanks to Julia he find a way to learn more. Julia is a very smart girl and hatches a plan to try and escape but is unaware of how dangerous Tau can be, whilst trying to escape she ends up getting the other two test subjects murdered by Tau, in doing this she makes a bargain with Alex about doing his bidding only if he accepts her terms and in the end he agrees. She is unaware of what her fate will be once Alex is done with her at this point but knows to help Alex will help her learn how she could escape from the house she is trapped in.

Moonlighter: Sell by Day, Fight by Night | PS4 Review.


Publisher: 11 Bit Studios
Developer: Digital Sun
PS4 Review

*Disclaimer: I was sent the code for this game in return for a review, all opinions are mine and mine alone if you want to know more about my disclaimer please see my contact and disclaimer at the top of my blog.

Once again I heard about this game from another person, I looked into it and realised how much it reminded me of Stardew Valley which is an awesome game to be compared to. I saw that I could apply for a code for it and jumped right in, what appealed to me most about this game was the style of it and how adorable the chibi-like characters looked, even the monsters were adorable, as soon as you start the game you're thrown into the deep end, with only a broom to fight with you soon learn that you're meant to lose the first battle and you get spat out of the Golem Dungeon and into a quaint little town called Rynoka where the protagonist, Will is a shopkeeper. Will has always dreamed of being a hero which is possible, he has to venture the dungeons to defeat monsters and collect supplies for his shop, the gold from the sales are used for a number of things such as upgrading his shop, amour, new shops.

There are 5 different kinds of shop in which you can invest your money into:

  • Vulcan's Forge: where you can buy and upgrade armour and weapons in order to defeat the harder monsters in the dungeon.
  • The Wooden Hat: which sells enchantments and potions, stock up on health potions so you can stay inside the dungeons for longer.
  • Le Retailer: This guy is basically your competition but if you're desperate for supplies you can go to him to get them.
  • Banker: Need to grow your money? This is the best place for it.
  • Hawker: He supplies objects that you can buy to make your shop look more enticing to customers.

Island by Wanderers | A Kickstarter Game.


Today my post is based on something a little different, I'm all for promoting new and exciting Kickstarter games and this post will be all about one in particular called Island, it's a roleplaying game all about surviving on an island(s), you get to play as a castaway and right away when I looked into this game I thought of the movie Castaway and how cool it would be controlling the main character and helping him survive so in a way Island is a little like that except this game was inspired by Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe" and Jules vernes' "L'île mystérieuse" (Mysterious Island) style and setting. This game is a very thought-provoking game, you must plan out your trips in order to scout your surroundings to find food and supplies. From what I gather you will be able to explore more than one Island and each is challenging in different ways in which you need to find to survive which will give help the player engrossed in what is to come.


The player will have to make sure they have enough supplies for food and supplies to construct a hut of some sort so you can brave the elements. Water is one of the most important resources that you need to keep a supply of, so you will have to explore the Island's to find rivers, ponds or swamps, they must be clean in order for you to sustain yourself. Straying from a source of water can be risky as you can end up running low and not having enough time to find a water source.

Detroit: Become Human | PS4 Review


Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developer: Quantic Dream
PS4 Review

Let's start this off by talking about a demo Quantic Dream released over 6 years ago, a lot of you may remember this but some may not! Quantic games developed a character named Kara who was obviously an android/synth but within the demo, after being created she is disassembled due to being comprised even after passing the questions but when she said she was scared she was put back together and sent off to be sold, now if you look at Detroit Become Human you will see they finally put Kara in a game! It took long enough, to be honest, I was waiting a long time to find out what will be made of her or if they were just teasing us with what kind of things they can create. The video which you kind find on YouTube states that the footage is a prototype running in real time on PS3 and that its only a concept not taken from any software title currently in development so I guess at the time she was just a small part of an idea makes me wonder how long they worked on coming up with a story to go with Kara.




Shape of the World | PS4 Review



Publisher: Plug In Digital
Developer: Hollow Tree Games
PS4 Review

*Disclaimer: I was sent the code for this game in return for a review, all opinions are mine and mine alone if you want to know more about my disclaimer please see my contact and disclaimer at the top of my blog.

Do you ever find yourself needing to sit down and play a nice relaxing game that you can unwind to? I know I do especially after a stressful day or when my heart rate is up after playing something frustrating (I have a heart condition), Shape of the World is the perfect game for this, the surroundings and music make you feel like you have drifted into another world where you can explore and take in each unique and beautiful creatures around you. I understand not everyone is keen on a game which is solely based on exploring and walking but I think Shape of the World is an exception due to how laid back it is, I find some other walking games far too slow but the pace of this game was perfect.


As someone who suffers from anxiety, I would find gaming difficult at times and I'm always on the lookout for something to help with how anxious I feel, Shape of the World made me sit back and take in another world where I didn't have to think about my worries it was an escape from all of that. The purpose of the game is very simple, you need to travel towards triangles and in order to get to them you will need to find stones to press to make steps appear and help you get closer to reaching the triangle, along the way you will come across some very cool and abstract animals which you can interact with. You can also collect seeds along the way which you can throw and watch grow around you, I see it as making your own little mark in this bright world, you will find yourself getting lost at times but it's easy enough to find your way back to your target just by looking for a giant triangle.

Oh...Sir! The Hollywood Roast | PS4 Review


Publisher: Good Shepherd Entertainment
Developer: Vile Monarch
PS4 Review

*Disclaimer: I was sent the code for this game in return for a review, all opinions are mine and mine alone if you want to know more about my disclaimer please see my contact and disclaimer at the top of my blog.

When I first applied for a code for this game I thought it looked right up my street due to the naughty insults and funny characters and later on came to learn that it was actually a sequel to Oh...Sir! The Insult Simulator which I had never played or heard of before so this kind of game was new to me. The artwork is strange but hilarious as are the names of some characters are very clever each character is actually a caricature which is usually very amusing, the characters are based on real-life celebrities with their names changed to ridiculous things such as Harry Potter is Dirty Potter and The Greasy Wizard.


The rules of the game are pretty simple, you have to insult one another with the lines that you are given on screen but they need to work well together and make sense, the game is sure to let you know that the sentence doesn't work and you need to work on your grammar, which I guess can help people improve on their own even if a lot of what is said is crude and sometimes doesn't make any sense, at times I found it a little tedious as you could run out of insults to say very quickly and what was left didn't make an ounce of sense but this used to help me by learning how to choose the order of my insults even if the other player chooses the one I wanted to use.

Omensight Spoiler Free Review | PS4


Publisher: Spearhead Games
Developer: Spearhead Games
PS4 Review

*Disclaimer: I was sent the code for this game in return for a review, all opinions are mine and mine alone if you want to know more about my disclaimer please see my contact and disclaimer at the top of my blog.

A casual conversation with one of my friends online led to him asking the developers of a game he had told me about for a review code for me, I honestly didn't think it would work but it did. I'm so grateful whenever I get sent anything and after seeing trailers for this game once Jamie mentioned it I fell in love with the artwork, you will see what I mean once you see the screenshot's I have added. I'm sure most of you know I'm a sucker for anything pretty when it comes to a game, Omensight is no exception when it comes to this, my first impressions of it was how magical the surroundings and protagonist look, kind of reminds me of a mixture of Tron infused with Journey and they are two loves of mine as it is.


The game is set in a world full of animals, a world which I would happily live with as animals have pure little souls, but unfortunately a war is taking place and it's only getting worse, fortunately for this world you the Harbinger was summoned by a witch to solve the mystery of the priestesses death but in order to solve it you will need to travel back in time, games to do with time travel are my weakness I'm sure a lot of you know this already! I actually didn't know that a Harbinger was real until I looked it up, it's kind of an omen that can see the future which goes hand in hand in showing characters in the game what will happen in the future when Harbinger travels back in time.

Xbox Adaptive Controller | Is Gaming Closer to Being More Accessible?


James sent me a link a few days ago about a leaked image from Microsoft, they had made an adaptive gaming controller which is a huge step and since then it has been confirmed that this is in fact real, you may remember I did a post about wanting developers to develop accessible controllers for their consoles well Microsoft has gone and done it! There has been a mixed amount of feedback on this controller and a lot of it is people not understanding what an adaptive/accessible controller is, rather than looking it up they mock the way it looks and state they will never use it, unless you need an accessible controller you won't need to use it anyways but there should be more understanding of disabled gamers being able to play games and not pushed out due to a controller not having the right adaptions.


In an interview with Ars Technica Phil Spender head of Xbox said that this will never turn into a competitive thing between Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft and that the controller doesn't have to have the Xbox logo on it, so could this maybe imply that disabled players will be able to eventually use this device on other consoles? Who knows! Don't get me wrong it is accessible and I know I may get people saying what about those who use eye trackers to play etc I understand they will still be excluded from this controller but its still accessible to a certain extent which is a step in the right direction. Although there has been negative feedback surrounding this controller the number of people who are just as happy as many are awesome, including my twitter followers, I have the most understanding people who follow me who want gaming to be just as accessible as I do which shows me that not everyone is as ignorant as ableist as I first thought.

Kiss Me First Review | When Virtual Reality Becomes Too Real.


As a fan of everything Tech my friend Sarah knew I would like the show Kiss Me First, she didn't think she would personally like it but turns out she did just as much as me (we had a lot to say on this show to one another). It all centers around a VR (Virtual Reality) game, something I find very difficult to play due to the motion sickness it causes, but I have always loved the idea of VR and I'm looking forward to seeing how far VR goes in the gaming world, it is, after all, a very different experience to just using a controller in front of a tv or monitor. The game in which the VR is used in this show is called Azana, you need credits in order to play the game and pay a monthly subscription much like WoW, it looks really fun and like it could keep people busy for hours, within this game a hacker has created another world, a world where players can actually feel pain by using a device called an Azana Band which have been banned by the game as they don't want their players to feel pain from killing one another when playing but this hacker who has selected certain players to come to his world insisted and I think sent the players an Azana Band to use.

Kiss Me First is based on the book by Lottie Moggach but didn't have any elements of VR, it was more based on social media, Bryan Elsley actually adapted the book to have VR in which I think makes it a lot scarier as people are closer to the hacker who says he wants to help his chosen players but it's a lot more sinister than that. The main character Leila is a very quiet young lady who has recently suffered the loss of her mother, she doesn't tend to show much emotion about it and can seem very closed off to people but I felt this protected her from being sucked into the bullshit, Sarah was ahead of me by an episode and told me to just wait and see why she acted the way she did, now I'm glad I did!


The Thin Silence | Coming Out of the Darkness | Steam Review


Publisher: Nkidu Games Inc.
Developer: TwoPM Studios
Steam Review on Mac

*Disclaimer: I was sent the code for this game in return for a review, all opinions are mine and mine alone if you want to know more about my disclaimer please see my contact and disclaimer at the top of my blog. 

I don't think I have reviewed a Steam game on my blog before but I'm very happy to be reviewing this game in particular, The Thin Silence starts off deep underground but before this a message on screen appears about how the game relates to depression and includes a trigger warning, so already we know what one of the main focuses on the game is about, for me that's no problem but if you tend to want to play a more uplifting game The Thin Silence is far from that. The developers of this game are going the right way about raising awareness for mental health because let's face it there is a stigma that surrounds it and you would think that in this day and age it was taken more seriously and more people were able to get help. Two PM studios who developed The Thin Silence are donating a small sum to a charity called CheckPoint for each copy that The Thin Silence sells. As someone who has tried there utmost to try and get help for their mental health various times this is a very uplifting and wonderful thing for the developers to do, they have managed to make their game into more than just a game but also something that will help others understand why someone could be suffering from depression so I applaud them!


Last Day of June | A Story of Sacrifice | PS4 Review

a game about a man who goes back in time to save the woman he loves.
*SPOILERS*

Publisher: 505 Games
Developer: Ovosonico
Available on: PS4, Steam, Nintendo Switch
PS4 Review

Would you do anything to go back in time and save the life of a loved one? This is a question that fits perfectly with the Last Day of June, at first it looks like a simplistic yet beautiful game that just involves a view option but as the game goes on it's a lot more than that, your actions can change everything and it would always end up leading to the death of the main characters (Carl) wife June, which is why the game is given its name. I didn't clock about this until halfway through the game as I thought it was referring to the month of June, but you never know it could also have been that month. Some may be put off by the lack of dialogue but there isn't any need for it, the actions and words on the screen tell you everything you need to know in order to get through the game.


You will be taking on the role as the main character in the game first of all and your main task is to go back in time with the help of photos (how much does that sound like Life is Strange) to stop the crash involving Carl and June from happening. the game starts off with June being given a gift by an old neighbour and from what I gathered the gift was to let Carl know she was pregnant and she wanted it to be a surprise in a romantic place, for this part of the game you get to walk around as June and decide the best place to put the present for Carl to see it, he is asleep so June is sneaking around quietly. Eventually, whilst upstairs June see's a picture of the Lake and hides chooses to have a picnic there with Carl so she can give him the gift, they set off together with no questions asked.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm | Farewell Bonus Episode


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Publisher: Square Enix 
Developer: Deck Nine
Sequel to Life is Strange
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I was putting off writing this post for as long as I could until I couldn't hold off any longer, you see I didn't want it to all be over and I didn't enjoy Max's Farewell episode as much as I thought I would, I felt that it was far too short and lacking a little. I loved the previous episodes of before the storm they filled in some gaps but as I have said in previous posts it would have been more to have the story focus more on Chloe than Rachel although Rachel was one of the big parts of the game. The Farewell episode was a standalone bonus episode which I chose in a bundle when I bought the game for my birthday last year, it takes place when Max and Chloe are just children yet and were still pretty innocent you will finally get to play as Max again just like in the first Life is Strange which I have missed.


Max and Chloe are playing at Chloe's house where Chloe's mum has asked her to get rid of the junk in her room, and in true Chloe style, she can't bear to let thing's go no matter what junk Max brings to her to throw away. Instead, a lot of the time spent in the room is remembering the memory for each item picked up by Max, one item which isn't Chloe's was a Polaroid camera which was Chloe's dads, he said to let Max use it because he is tired of watching Max drool over it, even as a young girl Max has always loved photography. Max is really grateful as she loves polaroid camera's but something is eating away at her that she knows she needs to tell Chloe soon.

Ni No Kuni 2 Revenant Kingdom | PS4 Review

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Developer: Level-5
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment & Level- 5
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I've been waiting for a surprise late Christmas present from James for a while now he kept making out that it was delayed so I wouldn't clock on to what present he had got me. Then one day whilst he as at work a package arrived he said it was for him so I didn't question it at all when he arrived from work and opened it, called me upstairs and sitting on my desk was the king's edition of Ni No Kuni 2. I was so surprised and overwhelmed because how much it cost I cried a little, yes I know it's sad but I wanted the King Edition so bad but couldn't afford it inside it included:


  • The Ni No Kuni 2 full game
  • The season pass 
  • A steel book case
  • a vinyl record of the Ni No Kuni 2 soundtrack
  • A music box that plays the games theme tune
  • 148-page artbook
  • The Kingmakers: the making of Ni No Kuni 2 blue ray with postcards

Brace yourself, readers, this is going to be a long post! As you know the first Ni No Kuni (Wrath of the White White) is set in Ding Dong Dell so you will be pleased to know that the second game first takes place there, although it's set many years after the first one, when I put the game on I didn't want to sit and compare it to the first as it would get in the way of me trying to enjoy it but some aspects of the game it was hard not to such as the battle system, the first was turn based some may not agree with that but I personally felt it was where as the new one is live action which I felt made the game a less long winded than Wrath of the White Witch, it seems they have changed a few things in order to keep our attention. In Ni No Kuni 2 there is a protagonist by the name of Evan and he is very similar to Oliver from the first which is why I think I liked him so much, he isn't the only Protagonist in the game there is a man named Roland too who you will learn more about as I tell you more about the story.


Outlander Season 1-3 | Review

Amazon Prime
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Based on the Novel Series by Diana Gabaldon
Developed by Ronald D. Moore
Oringal network Starz, now on Amazon Prime

I always found Amazon Prime boring compared to Netflix, the thought of having some things for free and then having to pay for others always annoyed me so I was put off watching it for so long, one day I couldn't find anything to watch on Netflix so I browsed Prime and came across Outlander, a show I had seen people raving about for ages but I wasn't sure if I would like it so never bothered to give it a go. Well, that day I was so bored and not feeling too well that I put it on, once the first episode had ended I was hooked, the writing and storyline had me wanting to know more and I ended up finishing the first season far too quickly. I haven't included everything that occurs in each season as I felt I would just highlight some of it from each season, so would appreciate no comments trying to correct me and tell me I missed bits out.

Outlander is about a young Nurse named Claire Randall (maiden name is Beauchamp) her husband and her visit Inverness in 1946, they love their surroundings and take in the Scotish history around them, both are English and very much in love. Whilst staying as guests the woman of this home asks Claire if she would like her to read her palm and Claire agrees, this woman tells Claire she will have two husbands at the same time which blew Claire's mind and it stuck with her for a good long time. One day Claire is taken back in time just by touching the standing stones at Craigh Na Dun because she was wearing a gemstone at the time of touching them she was able to be thrown into 18th century Scotland which was far from 1946 kind of lifestyle. When she appears on the other side she is rescued from the British Redcoats by the Scotish Highlanders who are part of Clan MacKenzie, they take her in and welcome her into their home but make her marry one of the Highlanders called Jamie Fraser. 

What "Nosedive" Black Mirror has taught me.


This isn't a post slagging off social media, especially when I spend half of my life on it anyways instead it's a post about the effect social media has on me that effects my MH and choices I make. You may think that I'm talking a load of crap but bear with me on this matter whilst I explain further, on social media it can be a struggle to get seen and I don't mean this in a craving attention kind of way I mean when it comes to getting traffic to go to your blog or even Instagram, we base our success on what other people think of us or if they like our content which is understandable because if we put out crappy content we won't get that traffic we need. After watching an episode of Black Mirror called Nosedive, it really starting to occur to me how much I care what others think of me on social media and how this changes the way I post across social media. 

The episode I'm talking about is the life of a woman named Lacie living in a world of eye implants (devices that connect to your everyday life) and mobile devices, in this world there is an app people use which shares their everyday life and people rate them on it, most of the shit they share is bullshit and fake, to be honest, Lacie has a rating of 4.2 but wants to reach 4.5 to get a discount on an apartment, you see the higher the rating there more oppitunities you get in life and in order to do this Lacie had to fake it until she made it. Lacie speaks to a consultant who gave her advice on how to raise her rating and suggests that maybe she can get a higher rating with the help of someone else who has a higher rating, Lacie gets thinking and decides to take a picture of Mr. Rags who is a that her and a girl from her childhood made together when they were little.

The Raven Remastered | PS4 Review

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Publisher: THQ Nordic
Developer: King Art Games
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*Disclaimer: I was sent the code for this game in return for a review, all opinions are mine and mine alone if you want to know more about my disclaimer please see my contact and disclaimer at the top of my blog. 

I'd never heard of this game before and never had a chance to ever play The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief which was released on PC in 2013 and PS3 in 2014 previously and has now been released for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and MAC, I went in without knowing much about what this game was about except for watching the trailer once. As soon as the game started it was clear this would be an Agatha Cristie type of mystery game, I'm fine with this as I enjoy her mysteries. This is an adventure point and click game, I'm not the biggest fan of them but I got through this game as best as I could.



The game is set in 1964 when an ancient ruby has been stolen from the British Museum, the culprit is thought to be someone copying The Raven who was a legend back in the day who disappeared years before, you play as constable Anton Jakob Zellner who has set out to find out the truth, in the midst of his investigation he finds himself trying to solve a murder mystery. Zellner isn't an actual detective he is, in fact, a Swiss police officer who is far from a detective, Zellner has hardly any detective experience but is a huge fan of detective novels. Zellner has been given the task to guard the matching ruby to the one that was stolen whilst it is being transported to Egypt whilst solving crimes alongside Nicolas Legrand.