GYGO: US Army Backs Away From Conflict, For Once

GYGO: US Army Backs Away From Conflict, For Once

Howdy ho, gamers, what’s the latest? Having finished Nier (finally) and The Last of Us Part II, I am on my third Dad Game of the year with God of War. So far it has been heavy on gods and light on war, but I’m sure that will change at some point. And while we’re speaking of war-adjacent things, here’s this week’s news. (more…)

No Matter His Age, the Point of Nier is Compassion, Not Tragedy

No Matter His Age, the Point of Nier is Compassion, Not Tragedy

Much like our present day and age, the original Nier (2010) is a slow-unfolding tragedy. It begins with one the player won’t initially understand: main character Nier fends off a swarm of shadowy monsters while trying to find medicine for a child named Yonah, but when he returns, her condition has worsened. Before the player finds out what happens to Yonah, the story skips ahead and we meet them again 1,312 years later in a changed world. Where the first few minutes of the game took place in a modern convenience store (albeit a very ruined one, with chunks of concrete blocking much of it), Nier and Yonah live in a comparatively low-tech village after the time skip. Gone are the concrete and metal; the quiet village where Nier and Yonah live has no machines or electricity. Despite the new setting, we soon find out Yonah is still suffering from the Black Scrawl, the incurable illness she had in the prologue. To make ends meet, Nier works odd jobs for other villagers. (more…)

GYGO: US Army Backs Away From Conflict, For Once

GYGO: Goodbye Mixer and More Allegations in Games

Howdy gamers, what’s the latest? I’ve been dipping a toe into the Itch Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality with Wide Ocean Big Jacket and Can Androids Pray. Have you been playing anything good lately? Let us know over on Twitter! Now, here’s what you missed this week. (more…)

Free and Cheap Games to Play for Every Quarantine Mood

Free and Cheap Games to Play for Every Quarantine Mood

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve been in a serious “I only want to play video games and do literally nothing else” mood since quarantine started. Of course, we on the Sidequest team often want to play lots of games, so I turned to my fellow writers to ask whether there were any free or cheap quarantine games they recommend for this weird time of ours. We gathered our suggestions into categories based on quarantine moods, so hopefully one of these hits your quarantine games itch. If you’re looking for stinky games to play because, heck, why not play games that are questionable, we’ve got a whole other post covering that.

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