Mystic Messenger Trash: Rika Behind Story, Mental Health, and Villainy

Mystic Messenger Trash: Rika Behind Story, Mental Health, and Villainy

Welcome back to Mystic Messenger Trash, a column wherein I chronicle playing Mystic Messenger for the first time. The following contains spoilers for the Rika Behind Story DLC, along with mentions of her portrayal in other routes more broadly. Content warning for mentions of sexual assault and parental abuse, and a brief discussion of suicidal ideations and depression. (more…)

Postgame.11: Can’t Be Alone with Our Thoughts

Postgame.11: Can’t Be Alone with Our Thoughts

Welcome back to Postgame, Sidequest’s monthly Patreon-exclusive podcast, where the editors lay down hot takes on cold games. This month, we took a look at how we’ve been filling our idle time and went down the mobile game rabbit hole to talk about Love Island: The Game, various stinky games, Love Island: The Game, Tales of Crestoria, Love Island: The Game, Project Makeover, and… there was one more, hang on. Ah, yes, Love Island: The Game.

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November Roundtable: Gaming at Family Gatherings

November Roundtable: Gaming at Family Gatherings

Believe it or not, we’ve entered the holiday season. Though family gatherings will likely be different this year, we’re bringing you some practical advice for socializing through games because that’s what we do best. (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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Mystic Messenger Trash: Rika Behind Story, Mental Health, and Villainy

Mystic Messenger Trash: What’s Trash is the Secret Endings

Welcome back to Mystic Messenger Trash, a game diary in which I chronicle playing Mystic Messenger for the first time. The following contains spoilers of Secret Endings 1 and 2. Content note for physical and emotional abuse.

Since I’m covering two endings here, I decided to break this piece up into sections for your reading convenience. (more…)