November Roundtable: Frog

November Roundtable: Frog

A perhaps little-known fact about the Sidequest crew is that we’re fucking obsessed with frogs. Or maybe not frogs, per se, but responding “frog” (not “frogs,” not “a frog,” just “frog”) every time I ask a question. This can be traced back to our very important and hard-hitting list of best gaming frogs (which Chrono Trigger‘s Frog won in our Patreon poll), but “frog” has remained a favorite response for literally any question I’ve asked in the last two years.

So, in the hopes that I can maybe, just maybe, get another response from our contributors (perhaps “dog” or “giraffe” or, hell, “ludonarrative dissonance” [good luck —Nola]), I am indulging us in a bit of frogcourse this November. Let us celebrate frogs by discussing them (but not too loudly—they’re hibernating) in all their gaming glory. (more…)

Review: Teacup Is a Charming but Buggy Brew

Review: Teacup Is a Charming but Buggy Brew

Teacup is a young frog, and she really loves tea. In fact, Teacup, a chill narrative game from developer Smarto Club, opens with the titular frog preparing to host a tea party, only to discover she is fresh out of tea (and several other supplementary ingredients)! That’s where the player comes in, taking control of Teacup as she ventures out into the world to get what she needs for her party. (more…)