Forgotton Anne: A Memorable and Enchanting Journey

Forgotton Anne: A Memorable and Enchanting Journey

Forgotton Anne

Throughline Games
Square Enix Collective
PC, PS4, Xbox One
May 15 2018
Sidequest was provided with a copy of Forgotton Anne for PlayStation 4 in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Forgotton Anne (no, not a typo) has been much anticipated, included on both the EGX and Ars Technica top 10 lists of upcoming games. The game’s cel-shaded art style certainly helps it to stand out and, when combined with the fantastical narrative, suggests a strong influence from Studio Ghibli. This is not surprising, considering that animators Debbie Ekberg and Sebastian Ljungdahl both studied in Tokyo under Hiroyuki Morita, director of The Cat Returns. However, whilst other elements feel very Ghibli-esque, Forgotton Anne manages to carve out its own place through its unique characters and setting.

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Review: Music Puzzle Fails to Hit the Right Notes

Review: Music Puzzle Fails to Hit the Right Notes

Music Puzzle

TagWizz
Android, iOS
November 2017

Music Puzzle is a free-to-start mobile game whose genres are exactly what you’d expect: music and puzzles. The goal is to sort out a clip of music, putting each piece in its proper order and in the row for its proper instrument, like a jigsaw puzzle you listen to instead of see. I really liked the concept of listening and logicking through different instruments to put together a piece, so I thought I’d give it a try.

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Cooking with Fire (and Water and Earth) with Battle Chef Brigade

Battle Chef Brigade

Trinket Studios
Steam PC / Mac and Nintendo Switch
Nov 20th, 2017

A copy of Battle Chef Brigade was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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Chronolink DX Is Your Next Favorite Phone Game

Let’s talk about your new favorite phone game. It’s called Chronolink DX, or as I like to call it, The Monster Mash. There is no monster mashing, but it feels appropriate to me.

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