Review: Pokémon Quest Sure Is A Mobile Game

Review: Pokémon Quest Sure Is A Mobile Game

Pokémon Quest

Game Freak
The Pokemon Company
Nintendo Switch
May 30, 2018

On May 29, 2018, Nintendo announced not one, not two, but three new Pokémon games! Of those three, one dropped in the Nintendo Store that day: Pokémon Quest, a cute, mobile-type game that lets you raise Pokémon and go on small island adventures. Pokémon Quest is free to play, incredibly cute, and completely focused on the Pokémon you meet, but sparse features and repetitive gameplay might limit the staying power it has in people’s lives. (more…)

Why I Game: Gaming Helps Me Tell Stories

Why I Game: Gaming Helps Me Tell Stories

2017 was a long, brutal year. On top of political strife, industry shenanigans, and personal/professional chaos, it was also the first full calendar year I spent out of school and thus removed from automatic contact with a big group of my friends. But in the last few months, games not only gave me an explicit reason to reach out and connect with a group of people whose company I cherish, but also an outlet to explore stories I would never otherwise have told.

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Let Me Tell You About My…PC? Character? OC.

Let Me Tell You About My…PC? Character? OC.

Tabletop games run on characters. Players have characters, the GM has characters, and occasionally even the system deposits characters into the game because … world building. Depending on the game, these characters might have varying degrees of depth. I’ve played in games where the characters were loose flavor text tossed on top of a carefully balanced stack of skills, and I’ve played in games where characters’ rich backstories, personal goals, and distinctive personalities drove play.

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