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.