September 2015 Video Games Report

The Witcher

The Witcher ( 2 hours):

Yeah, so the first video I recorded in September is missing the video game footage. Whoops! Either way, I finished The Witcher this month. As I’m sure I’ve mentioned, this is another game I tried thanks to the Giant Bomb guys – specifically Vinnie. I thought the game was overall a lot of fun. I feel  like the throughline of the story could probably have been done a little better. Even before I spent a couple months away from the game, I was only tenuously connected to how my actions were leading to anything being done other than being against the Salamandra. Still, the story was neat and the twist at the end was pretty crazy in a good way. I look forward to The Witcher 2, but I probably won’t get to it until 2016 due to some family stuff coming up over the next few months.

The Stanley Parable (2 hours):

This game hits incredibly close to home since I work in a cubicle farm. The devs have done an incredible job of mixing humor with despair and thriller elements. It’s last Bastion combined with Braid, but messing with FPS and exploration tropes rather than platformer tropes.

Tengami (2 hour):

This game is beautiful and, like a ballet, I’m not 100% sure of what the story was. Still, it was a very beautiful couple of hours.

Road Not Taken (1 hour):

In the video I mistakenly state that this is my first Roguelike. That was a mistake on my part – I forgot I’d played FTL for around 15 minutes. This is a game I’d looked forward to playing ever since buying it on a Humble Bundle. I enjoy the art style and the tone of the game. It’s also a great Roguelike for me to cut my teeth on (ignoring FTL which I played just to see what the fuss was all about) since it is puzzle-based and I do love me a good puzzle game. In the two playthroughs on this playlist at the time that I write this (there will be more videos if I play in future months) I haven’t even begun to take into consideration the crafting mechanic to solve puzzles. I’ve done it accidentally a few times, but I have yet to purposely combine a tree and fire, for example to create a tree that’s on fire.

Civilization 5 (30 min):


Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (30 minutes);

Scarlett loves the game and also loves trolling by pausing the game over and over again.

Team Fortess 2 (30min):

Long Live the Queen (15 minutes):

As I explained at the end of the video, I can see that there are some pretty complex mechanics at work here. I think that’s probably the source of the great appeal that many seem to heap upon this game.