Bite Size Reviews – Dream Daddy

Dream Daddy is a visual novel created by popular Youtube Channel Game Grumps. Dream Daddy is a Dad dating simulator. You move into a new place with your beloved daughter Amanda as she is finishing up her final year of school. With a new move to a cozy cul-de-sac you have the option to createContinue reading “Bite Size Reviews – Dream Daddy”

Bite Size Review – My 49 Days with a Cell

Sometimes it’s hard to be honest about what you want and what you need, with yourself. I didn’t think to myself that this was something that was going to teach me anything when I landed on My 49 Days with a Cells in the Apple Store. A bit like the Eggs game (which is a time waste, and a very good one at that!) That’s it. 49 days of these cell’s lives. You are the person who has to take care of them. Easy. Well, not so much. It turns out that taking care of these little cells is about as difficult as it is to look after ourselves. For a little while now I’ve been on aContinue reading “Bite Size Review – My 49 Days with a Cell”

Women in Tech – Gaming & Technology Edition

In a world that is so dominated by men there is precious little more daunting in a journalist’s career than being a woman or non-binary person in tech. My background is in technology of all forms; mobiles, laptops and gaming. You may have already found me around the internet and on Twitter as @ThisIsSpecious andContinue reading “Women in Tech – Gaming & Technology Edition”

Bite Size Reviews – Mom Hid My Game

If were growing up like me, you might have experienced Mom Hid My Game’s base scenario. Your Mom has stolen your game console, as the name of the game would imply, and you have to navigate an ever more elaborate way to get your game boy back to in order to play. The puzzles were often intuitive. Checking the game boy behind a bookcase, or distracting your mom on the couch so you can get the game boy back. But often they were equally bewildering; cultural signals such as looking under a cushion that would be used to sit on were for someone who could be dealing with someone who wouldn’t be so in tune with other cultures. One aspect that was credit to Mom Stole my Game was the fact that all the levels are short in nature. For each puzzle the rooms are the same (by in large) so you get a sense of where things are easily placed. Every time the game makes it clear what the threat to your success is, and it has very straightforward clues to your success. Failure states are always quick and if you don’t find the right answer the first time around, it’s easy to leap back into action. The only downpoint I can say about it is for accessibility.  This can become one of the biggest frustrations of the game, as these have been hard to time, even for someone who is ablebodied. And there was no way to make it any easier! Ruling out some of the final act of Mom Stole My Game Not to get spoilers-as it ‘s not worth spoiling this ending. I would encourage players to see Mom Stole My Game ‘s journey through to its end, however. In the final act, there is a marvelous piece of game design and narrative direction that bringsContinue reading “Bite Size Reviews – Mom Hid My Game”

Top 10 Nintendo Switch Games of 2020

There are affiliate links in this post: any purchases make through these links helps support me in keeping this blog alive. This list has no strict rules except for one – where possible to avoid remasters. I’ve also tried to keep the list specifically to one entry per genre where possible. So that there isContinue reading “Top 10 Nintendo Switch Games of 2020”

Top 10 Xbox Games of 2020

There are affiliate links in this post: any purchases make through these links helps support me in keeping this blog alive. As we are getting into the Xbox One latter years and with the announcement of the Xbox Series X launching in the holiday season of 2020, it’s time to take a look back intoContinue reading “Top 10 Xbox Games of 2020”

Top 10 PS4 Games of 2020

There are affiliate links in this post: any purchases make through these links helps support me in keeping this blog alive. As we are getting into the PS4 latter years and with the announcement of the PS5 launching in the holiday season of 2020, it’s time to take a look back into what games areContinue reading “Top 10 PS4 Games of 2020”

Physical Copies of the Pain Journal – Available

The world is in so much pain right now. I’ve run a very limited stock (10) of physical notepad @_ThePainJournal 2 types – A tick box & Long Form. I’ll be releasing the PDF for free & physical copies are €8 + shipping. https://t.co/2FUBErbvf3 — Spec (@ThisIsSpecious) June 8, 2020 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX – Review

Having pumped double digits of hours into the new Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX, I can safely say beyond doubt that this is the most loving entry into the history of the franchise. It will charm old and new players alike. However, much like its first incarnation, there were several opportunities where developer SpikeContinue reading “Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX – Review”

Should You Care? Women – Critical Lit Games

CriticialLitGames is the brainchild of writer turned coder Susan Grey, her focus with CriticalLitGames is to blend her two loves of literature and gaming using Augmented Reality (AR).