SQH Reviews, Video reviews

SQH Reviews: Day of the Tentacle

The second ever video review of a game I have already played and intend to spoil the living shit out of for your viewing pleasure is here:

It’s LucasArts’ celebrated classic (and the first game I ever bought on CD-ROM, back when my pubes had barely grown in): Day of the Tentacle.

Recently re-released in a fancy Remastered edition by Double Fine, it is still every bit as spectacularly funny and brilliantly designed as it ever was. And, yup, I just spoiled my own spoiler-packed review for you there. So I really just saved you 30 minutes!

If you insist on watching it anyway, you can do so here:

(As a side note, yes, I realize one of my Patreon goals was to do these sort of reviews once a month. I clearly underestimated how long these things take to make. My patrons have been very understanding so far, but I really wish I hadn’t said “monthly.”)

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SQH Reviews: Inherit the Earth

Thanks to the benevolence of the Patreon backers, I now present to you the first ever SQH Reviews — a.k.a. “Save Game Theatre.”

This is a new video series where I take a detailed look at a game I have already completed (unlike my Let’s Play series, where I play games I haven’t).

And since I assume you’re like me and primarily watch YouTube reviews of games that you have already completed, I run through the entire story and spoil the shit out of it.

Let me reiterate that so there’s no confusion: This review has spoilers! Like, a lot of ’em.

And if you don’t want to watch the entire video to find out what my thoughts on Inherit the Earth are, here’s the short version: It’s a good game, but it was rushed and there are some parts of it that make absolutely no goddamn sense (hello, dog maze!).

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“Yarr, matey. Where me feathery flock at?” – Review of Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet

I’ve had the great fortune to spend the past handful of weeks playing a review copy of Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet, because the publishers with the auspicious name Application Systems thought I had journalistic integrity (joke’s on them), so I could tell you — on this, the day of her public unveiling (that’s a creepy sentence) — if it’s any good or not.

It is.

Can I go home now?

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Fran Bow – The Mobile Version – Part 1

It’s no secret that I love Fran Bow. So this is not so much a review of the game itself as, again, a review of what’s been done with the mobile port. Jeez. I’m only two reviews into my freelance career as a game reviewer, and so far it’s been all mobile ports.

I shouldn’t complain, though. I think it’s great that adventure games are coming out on mobile devices, because a) mobile devices are very well geared to adventure games, and b) it means that adventure games are now (potentially) being played by people who would otherwise go, “I’m too busy to play adventure games.”

In fact, it means you can easily squeeze in half an hour of games like Fran Bow over a lunch break, which is exactly what I did.

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