GYGO: Soloing Runescape, Gravitating 2 Accidents

GYGO: Soloing Runescape, Gravitating 2 Accidents

WHY HELLO. We took kind of a break! Y’know, our EiC is incredibly patriotic and all those fireworks over the weekend of the 4th just sent her into a feral state. It took a while to lure her back in from running around the woods yelling “‘MERICA,” and punching trees, but we did it. Now that I’ve relayed that completely factual and in-character piece of information, let’s get to the news. (more…)

Why Now Is The Perfect Time For The Final Fantasy VII Remake

Why Now Is The Perfect Time For The Final Fantasy VII Remake

I own Final Fantasy VII on three separate platforms. That’s not really notable for me as far as Final Fantasy is concerned; I own most of the games on at least two. But with VII’s release on the Nintendo Switch a couple of months ago, and now with the announcement of Final Fantasy VII Remake, it’s been on my mind. It turns out the Switch is the perfect platform for a replay; the smaller, hand-held screen hides some of the game’s age from my own aging eyes, especially if I’m not wearing my glasses. But I’m not really here to review the game; I don’t really think there’s a point to that. I mean, we have a release date for the remake now, right? VII is beyond reviews. It’s simply a phenomenon. (more…)

June Roundtable: Pride Month

June Roundtable: Pride Month

Happy Pride Month! June is a time of celebration and contemplation, our two favorite activities here at Sidequest. This month, inspired by a tweet by Freyja Erlingsdótter, we sat down to talk about what queerness means in a gaming context. Can games be queer? What kinds of games can be queer? Find out within. (more…)

Searching the Sunless Skies For A Reason To Care

Searching the Sunless Skies For A Reason To Care

I’m frustrated by Sunless Skies. Not just in the “it’s difficult and I’m tired of dying” way (it is, and I am), but in the “this could be so much more than it is” way. At five hours into the game, I’m unable to make it past level three, partially because every time I die my new captain starts at level two. I can sometimes make it exactly to level three, only to then lose that progress to four swarms of Chorister bees attacking simultaneously. (more…)

We Are the Music Makers: What We Listen to While Gaming

We Are the Music Makers: What We Listen to While Gaming

The first time I heard No Man’s Sky referred to as a “podcast game,” I felt my entire life change. I’m a notorious multitasker, and the idea that I could both play something and catch up on one of the numerous podcasts I’m behind on at the same time was revelatory.

Now, to be fair, I’ve never actually sat down to play No Man’s Sky while listening to podcasts. But as I was thinking about this, and all the other things I do while playing games, I realized that there’s a not insignificant part of my gaming history intertwined with the music I was listening to while playing. So, as always, I asked the Sidequest crew what they thought! (more…)