2021 Summer Games Fest and E3 roundup: Adventure and Simulation games

‘Tis the season to stoke up gaming gluttony and premature hype – yes, E3 and the Summer Games Fest have come and gone! Anyway, I’ve had a gander at the announcements and found some goodies that have sneakily made me click that ‘Follow’ button. This one covers Adventure and Simulation games.

What’s on the Wishlist: 21 Games of 2021

So… I probably should have written this post last month back when 2021 was all shiny and new, but better late than never, right? As always, exciting new games are released every year and my backlog can scarcely keep up. In most cases I’m a ‘patient’ gamer by necessity, which means my wishlist usually ends up getting lots of love! I was looking over my wishlist recently and wanted to highlight some upcoming and ogle-worthy games, so here are twenty-one of them for good measure. There’s something for everyone this year, so let’s dig in!

Nina Aquila: Legal Eagle (Chapter I, II, & III)

I stumbled across the very first episode of Nina Aquila: Legal Eagle (NALE) a few years ago whilst trawling Itch.io for something vaguely Ace Attorney-ish. I had played Danganronpa and 1bitHeart and, though both excellent games, they didn’t quite scratch that courtroom itch. It was my great pleasure then that a sudden turnabout for my woes arrived in the form of Nina Aquila, an episodically released hybrid visual novel/adventure. After playing and thoroughly enjoying the chapters currently available, I’m here to tell you why any fan of mysteries, quirky animesque humour and, of course, a certain unobjectionable adventure series should pay attention to this legal eagle.

Back to school: 10 games that simulate school life

Where I am in the UK, kids have gone back to school and university for about a month now. As per usual, I’m not on the ball with these things but I got the idea for this list whilst playing Mana Khemia, a unique Atelier game with a school setting as opposed to the usualContinue reading “Back to school: 10 games that simulate school life”

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