The Sidequest crew shares our thoughts on this year’s E3, including what we’re excited for, what let us down, and why we’re always bummed about prices.
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.
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.
Pokemon games, with its minimizing of violence, utopia-esque settings, and tie-in Saturday morning cartoon, are intended for younger audiences.
And then there was fifth generation.
Given BioWare’s penchant for turning lovable companions into later romances, Angie Wenham has some hopes for who we’ll be macking on come Dragon Age 4.
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’s cute atmosphere disguises its bleak labor practices and bizarre concept of friendship.