Game Warp Podcast: Yomawari: Night Alone (2015) Game Review

Game Warp had a slight hiatus and ran a bit behind with me and Elwood taking a little vacation break almost back to back. However, here is our review of the Halloween featured game for October with Yomawari: Night Alone, a survival horror indie game developed by NIS America.

Horror games seem to love using vulnerable little girls in brutal situations and Yomawari: Night Alone is not any different. In this review, we discuss the gameplay mechanics and the characters and the story.

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Game Warp Podcast Talks Kickstarter Project, King of the Hat!

In the next episode of Game Warp, we sit down with Hyroglyphik Games for a second time. This time, they have moved up to create a Kickstarter project for their upcoming 2 to 4 players couch co-op game King of the Hat. King of the Hat has a cute back story and some cool characters set in a world where everyone has a hat and the hat is their soul. Hear more in our podcast interview with them.

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Podcast: Game Warp Reviews Firewatch (2016)

Game Warp’s August featured game was Campo Santo Game’s debut title, Firewatch.

Firewatch is a first person mystery adventure set in the forests of Wyoming. We play Henry, a man who has suffered emotionally due to personal issues and has taken up a job as a summer ranger to help look out and prevent fires while maintaining the safety in the forest to hopefully forget about his problems. However, things take a mysterious turn when  certain events start happening. With the help of fellow lookout companion, Delilah via their walkie-talkie, they get through the summer. Maps, hiking and a few story arc is what Firewatch is all about. Its been highly praised last year and has been nominated and received many awards.

Here’s our thoughts and whether it met our expectations!

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Game Warp Podcast: The Darkside Detective (2017) Review

Happy Thursday everyone!

I’ve been feeling a tad under the weather lately so decided the last minute to change my original plans and post something simple.
If you don’t follow us on Facebook or subscribed to our Youtube Channel, we actually do small reviews of newer games. Our latest was released today for this point and click paranormal detective game called The Darkside Detective.

This episode marks something very special for us and says quite a bit about this game. Hope you check it out and enjoy! 🙂

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What’s Up Thursday #5

Its been 2 months, y’all! 2 entire months that I haven’t done this post.

It was meant to be a casual segment though. So with the posts going up, really there wasn’t too much to talk about. Actually there was because when watching lots of movies, I actually binged through some TV series and played a ton of games on the downtime. However, this time, I do want to because I skipped a Weekly Adventures. Its okay if you didn’t notice but I want to make up for it just a little so here we are!

BINGING

ash vs evil dead

Yup. The husband finally got his wish so we are watching Ash vs. Evil Dead, the first season. Its really fun and everything you would expect it to be especially if you like Army of Darkness which we do. You can see my review for it HERE.

Other than that, I’m just catching up with TV binge posts so not really watching anything else other than the last season Shark Tank. I am about to start Stranger Things though, or maybe something else like start Quantico or actually finish Cardinal, which I’ve put on hold for a few months.

READING

Ready Player One

I literally just started Ready Player One a few days ago. I’ve been taking my time and energy levels are a little low in turn concentration not there also. So, hopefully next week, I will be back to the reading mood now that I’ve caught up with my long to-do list.

PLAYING

Thumper

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy

Darkside Detective

If you are a subscriber over on the Game Warp Youtube channel (consider subscribing if you haven’t), you’ll probably realize that I have a ton of playthroughs going on there. The goal now is to wrap games up so I always have a longer game and some shorter ones to work on. The main focus and ones that have me captivated and grinding through (respectively or simulataneously) are these three.

As of today, the goal is to wrap up The Darkside Detective and have all the playthroughs up by mid next week. Which is completely doable. The Darkside Detective is a fun point and click paranormal adventure. We had a chat with the devs Spooky Doorway last month. You can find it HERE. Our review should be up soon.

Now that I’ve gotten my husband watching Ash vs. Evil Dead, I have possession of the Playstation 4 again. And its gotten me back into the groove of console gaming so I’m playing through the first Crash Bandicoot from the Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy, which is so hard! Its a huge grind especially the level that I just passed with the helpful tip of my co-host. Now, its onwards to the next level which is another boulder chase…I’ll get it eventually. 😉

Thumper was the most recent game that I purchased, along with two rather popular visual novels which I’ll probably do a chill stream on soon (maybe Friday nights or something). I was determined to wait for it to have a price drop on PS4 because I just don’t see my PC giving me the same visual experience. And it did during E3! I’m a sucker for rhythm games and this one is kind of like a hardcore WipeOut with Patapon battle styles. Each level is about 20+ separate stages which act as checkpoints and it usually has at least a boss and a final boss to defeat. Its all about reaction and coordination (in some ways) and I love it. I love games that challenge you in this sort of way, possibly one of the biggest differences as gamers between myself and my husband, I’d say.

Other games that I’m working on would be

  • The Elder Scrolls Legends: Heroes of Skyrim which this card battle is properly kicking me in the behind. So I’m taking a break from it as to gather my thoughts and strategy.
  • Drifting Lands: a fun one but also stuck at a level right now. Shoot ’em up is not really my type of game but there’s some odd satisfaction to this one.

That’s it for this What’s Up segment!
What have you been binging, reading and/or playing?

Game Warp Podcast: Ori and the Blind Forest Review

July’s featured game is Moon Studio’s Ori and the Blind Forest, a game with so much talk even though it was released back in 2015. Will it live up to its hype? You will see as we discuss the game mechanics, how it runs as a Metroidvania and what we love and what comes up short. Ori and the Blind Forest is a visual feast, there is no doubt about that just from any screenshots you see but is it going to be style over substance?

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Game Warp Podcast: Interview with Spooky Doorway

Another Game Warp Podcast is live!

This episode, we sit down with three members of Irish game development team, Spooky Doorway. Spooky Doorway are the masterminds behind the upcoming pixelated point and click mystery adventure game, The Darkside Detective. Sitting down with us is their director and artist Paul, developer Tracey and writer Dave. They shed light on how the game as transformed from its first conception as a game jam project. They share how they each got into video games and game development as well as their views on the point and click adventure game market. Finally, we talk about The Darkside Detective and some of the decisions they made to create what they believe is a great gaming experience packed with humor and intrigue.

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The Darkside Detective releases on July 27th on Steam. 
You can try out their demo and their online case, Polterguys right now.

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