After taking last week off for a much needed mental health day, I am back with another game that I know little about. Plazma Being is about a life form that is taken to an alien world to do some plaforming, some puzzling, and maybe even a bit of puzzle platforming. This sounds like it’s right up my alley.
It’s time to revisit a personal favorite of mine; gravity as a mechanic in a puzzle platformer. On the bright side, everything goes smoothly and we don’t have any crashes. On the not so bright side, I might lose my temper a few times due to pure challenge. I guess that’s a sign of how good this game is, while also being a sign of how hard this can be.
Anyway, Airscape is something pretty cool.
On a new episode of It’s All Fun and Games, I play something described as a “chill out platformer” in the Steam reviews. Will I find a chill game? Will I find out how to skate? Will I be reminded of Uniracers? Will I turn away from Metroidvanias and start to play Sonicvanias? Wait, did this game invent the idea of Sonicvanias? I think, by the time the dust settles, we may have found a winner, despite some bad character model design.
I’m trying another metroidvania game this week as I try to find something easy, fun, relaxing, and evokes a sense of adventure. Spaceport Hope starts that way, but soon the random chance of cheap deaths (on easy mode!), keyboard only controls, and a slightly dull environment shows it’s true colors. I guess if you need an homage to Cave Story, you can go worse. Otherwise, just enjoy some free Steam codes (until they are claimed) and watch a shorter than usual episode.
I am back with a different Metroidvania. This time I’m forma.8, a probe stranded on an unknown environment. Maybe we’ll have something more introspective after the difficult challenges previously faced with Valdis Story…I hope. Either way, let’s get exploring this new world as I give away another Steam code.
I return with a final dive into Valdis Story: Abyssal City. It starts off great with a quick level up and quickly devolves into frustration, repeated challenges, and a boss that is pure frustration. I do get a few Steam codes out to the world and have a good feeling in my heart to start the stream, but I’d call this stream a less than perfect occasion.
I should also add, between some projects going on in my life, allergies, and putting my contacts in the wrong eyes this morning…this may be an interesting video.
It is time to return to Valdis Story and many more deaths as I stumble through blindly. I am on the hunt for missing friends and the parts of a divine key….and yet I ended up finding the angel key (that’s a thing…?) and getting locked out of town in the worst way possible. When all seems lost and annoying, I find a boss where I didn’t expect, and find another boss that seems to be the exception to Valdis Story bosses by being all about the button mashing.
In the end, I may get lost, but I do not die and two bosses do while I even revisit an old puzzle with much more skill and success.
A good friend recently said “When you’re not feeling right, sometimes a little nostalgic gaming is good for what ails you.” It’s not quite nostalgic, by a good Metroidvania type game and a chat into the void of the internet seems like a good match for today. I should add that I’ve never played Valdis Story before, so this may be an interesting video. Also, this one goes a bit long (four hours!? Am I crazy?!).
Also, I’m giving away some Steam codes since I have some sitting around and I feel like giving some enjoyment to whoever may want it. I humbly ask that you say in chat or the comments if you do claim one of these games and which one. Thanks!
In honor of Valentine’s Day (A.K.A. Candy-Not-In-October Day), I decide to play a game that is short, sweet, and filled with the feels of a village and family that has nothing but love for a soon to depart protagonist. The game may be short, but characters make a quick and strong impression, the visuals are striking, and maybe I glitch a bit as I learn to fly (flying is not a feature).
Special shout out to my wonderful wife who gave me the Lego Joker you see me waving at the start of the video as a Valentine’s Day present.
Be good to each other and nothing but love for all of you on this day of love and kindness.
I take on a simple looking Metroidvania about exploring and conquering tombs like Indiana Jones. What I didn’t know is that La-Mulana is better. Better than what? Better than me! This is a hard and insane game. If you can handle it, I have so much more respect for you*!
*: Always have respect for everyone.