The more Nola Pfau plays it, the more she gets the sense that Banner Saga is a game that really doesn’t seem like it should work, but manages to anyhow. The unique gameplay, combat, and leveling mechanic all make this a game worth exploring, although the lack of meaningful representation is a bummer.
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.
Angie Wenham reviews Forgotton Anne, a game that will make Studio Ghibli fans sing and puzzle-solvers clap in joy. With a compelling storyline, gorgeous art, and wonderful voice-acting, this is a game worth picking up.
The Librarian is pleasantly unsettling, its point-and-click adventure mechanics and detailed pixel art hailing back to the classics without losing today’s modern design sensibilities.
Super Seducer, a game created to teach people the fundamentals of pick-up artistry, is a mess of misogyny, hypocrisy, and uncanny design.