In her latest Gamer Mom adventures, Wendy must come to terms with her daughters’ love for Toriel, an NPC in the game of Undertale. Her daughters, in turn, must come to terms with Toriel.
In this installment of Mystic Messenger Trash, Naseem plays through Yoosung’s good route and wonders why mental illness is used as a shock factor instead of being seriously explored. Also, racism.
Tabikaeru—”Journey Frog,” in English—is a sweet and meditative game from the creators behind Neko Atsume in which you tend to the home of a globe-trotting frog. Maybe we can learn something from it.
Doki Doki Literature Club and The Cat Lady both feature horror, content warnings, and examinations of mental illness. Rachel Bolton examines the differences between the two: Doki Doki Literature Club starts bright and gets dark, while The Cat Lady starts dark and simulates the experience of struggling to climb back into the light.
Your trash editor is back with their latest take on Mystic Messenger. This time, Naseem looks at Zen’s route and refuses to give him up, despite his problems with possessiveness and toxic masculinity.
Ashley Miranda does a deep dive into the harmful implications of .hack//G.U. Last Recode, a game which traps the player behind Haseo—who is exactly the type of gamer you’d like to avoid in any online game—and does nothing to redeem or condemn him.