Sidequest’s Favorite Cozy Horror Games for Weenies

Sidequest’s Favorite Cozy Horror Games for Weenies

Once again, October is upon us, heralding all things eerie and ominous: the wind whistling through barren trees on a rainy night; gourds, both ornamental and eaten; bony, oversized lawn ornamentation from a beloved multinational home improvement/lawn and garden center; a preponderance of frightful films, books, and games; and more. (more…)

Ten Short Free Horror Games on Itch.io

Ten Short Free Horror Games on Itch.io

The genre of horror lends itself to stories that draw on primal fears dredged from childhood. What better way to dig at the roots of these horrors than retro-styled games filled with ghosts haunting the gaps between pixels? Itch.io is a Pandora’s box of short and experimental games that will spook you in one sitting. (more…)

The Four Best Romance Club Stories To Play First

The Four Best Romance Club Stories To Play First

Content note: this piece mentions suicide. This piece also contains minor spoilers for various Romance Club stories.

In 2019, I was scrolling through Apple’s App Store in search of an interactive story mobile game similar to Pixelberry’s Choices. I had wanted to play Choices since its conception, when I used to watch playthroughs of some of the stories on YouTube. However, my problem is that I’ve always found the diamond choices to be extremely expensive. I’m not interested in having to watch numerous ads and then wait for hours to mine for free diamonds, so I feel that I can’t fully enjoy the app’s stories. There have also been complaints from fans about how the quality of the app’s story outputs has been dwindling. In fact, I had tried playing another mobile game, Chapters: Interactive Stories, but found the stories badly written. (more…)

5 Games to Play Between Seasons of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury

5 Games to Play Between Seasons of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury

If you, like us, had your brain completely exploded by Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury, I’m sure the Sunday drops are bittersweet: it’s great to have a new episode, but each one marches us closer to the mid-season break.

But have no fear! You can keep those big robot feelings rolling with one (or more!) of these five games with similar vibes to the most recent Gundam entry. We’ve got some TTRPGs for if you want to turn your anime watch party into an anime game night, a mech strategy game for if you want to feel the catharsis of launching a big cannon, and even a one-page journaling game so you can try your hand at building your own Gundam series. (more…)

A Final Fantasy-Themed Gift Guide for The Person in Your Life Who Won’t Shut Up About Final Fantasy

A Final Fantasy-Themed Gift Guide for The Person in Your Life Who Won’t Shut Up About Final Fantasy

Do you know someone who loves Final Fantasy? Who is absolutely obsessed with it? Who has “Final Fantasy is my special interest” on their gift guide for the holidays?

Hi, I’m Ennis, and I love Final Fantasy XIV, the award-winning MMO with a free trial up to level 60, including the heartbreakingly good Heavensward expansion. I also read a frankly unhinged amount of Final Fantasy XV fanfiction because Prompto is the goodest boy. I’m here with my Etsy wishlist to tell you what gifts you should get for your obsessed friend. (more…)

Fighting the Babes of Switchcraft

Fighting the Babes of Switchcraft

Having thoroughly exhausted several picross games (shoutouts to Eyes, Two Eyes, and Nonogram Life), I was lucky enough to catch Melissa planning out her Ranking the Babes of Switchcraft piece right as I realized I really needed a new game that would prevent me from ever being truly alone with my thoughts. I picked up the game, then picked up the piece, and dear reader: Missy is right, everybody sure does have different taste. So now I come to you to set the record straight and offer a different ranking of the babes of Switchcraft: not one of hotness, but one of violence. That’s right, I’ve rated each character by how much I would like to fight them in a 7-Eleven parking lot. (more…)