Pix the Cat
Damage Report: Despite being the equivalent of a AAA version of a flash game, Pix the Cat kind of worked for me. It’s something like a drugged-up version of the aesthetic from the classic Dreamcast puzzler, ChuChu Rocket!, but with gameplay focused on gathering and then dropping off eggs without running into anything (including your procession). It’s weird and strangely addicting for a little while. I couldn’t fall in love with it like Mr Luvva Luvva did, though.
Damage Report: This is my second time trying to dig my way into Spelunky’s many, many layers and the second time the game hasn’t panned out for me. You’d think a platformer/roguelike hybrid would strike gold instantly, considering my love of both genres, but it doesn’t. While I applaud anyone who loves this game, it isn’t for me, and that’s perfectly fine. I did follow the saga of the game’s eggplant item with great glee, however, so some pleasures were had … just none in the game itself.
Dust: An Elysian Tale
Damage Report: Considering the basic, but well-executed combat, and the beautiful art-style (which looks especially good on my Playstation 4), I can see why people were tricked into enjoying this game. However, the combat does nothing to impress me and the humor does everything it can to grate on my nerves. Actually, it is incredibly rare for ‘humor’ to be so overwhelmingly obnoxious that I turn something off, but Dust’s attempts at jokes (or story, for that matter) were egregious enough – especially with the voice acting – to do just that. No, no, no, no, no: I will not continue to play this crap.
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