Have I Played This Yet? |E

Have I Played This Yet? |E

Welcome to the B side of Have I Played This Yet? In case you missed the introductory postHIPTY is a series started by Tecsie where she goes through her games alphabetically and talks about whether she’s played them or not. It’s a great way to hold myself accountable for all of the games I own that I haven’t yet played as well as inspire me to get playing them.

A | B | C & D

Today is the day of E!

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Have I Played This Yet? | C & D

Have I Played This Yet? | C & D

Welcome to the B side of Have I Played This Yet? In case you missed the introductory postHIPTYis a series started by Tecsie where she goes through her games alphabetically and talks about whether she’s played them or not. It’s a great way to hold myself accountable for all of the games I own that I haven’t yet played as well as inspire me to get playing them.

A | B

As I hardly have any games beginning with C, here’s a double whammy of C & D games for today!

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Review: Old Man’s Journey | A Bittersweet Symphony

Review: Old Man’s Journey | A Bittersweet Symphony

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TITLE: Old Man’s Journey
DEVELOPER: Broken Rules
PUBLISHER: Broken Rules
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: May 2017
GENRE: Indie Puzzle
CONSOLE: PC (Steam)

KEY INFO: Casual games, single player, ‘puzzle adventure’, visual narrative, art aesthetics, short games, emotional

Synopsis: Old Man’s Journey, a soul-searching puzzle adventure, tells a story of life, loss, reconciliation, and hope. Entrenched in a beautifully sunkissed and handcrafted world, embark on a heartfelt journey interwoven with lighthearted and pressure-free puzzle solving.

A visual narrative about life’s precious moments, broken dreams, and changed plans, uncover stories of the old man’s life told through beautiful vignettes of his memories. Interacting with the serene and whimsical environment, solve playful puzzles by shaping the landscape, growing the hills to create the old man’s path forward.

During this compact gameplay experience, you’ll be transported to a vibrant and wishful world, exploring life’s complexities through the old man’s eyes. Meditatively delightful and reflective, Old Man’s Journey invites you to immerse yourself in quiet and inquisitive puzzles, and experience the old man’s heartache, regret, and hope.

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Old Man’s Journey is without a doubt one of the most beautifully cozy games that I have played, producing an immersive gaming experience which was relaxing and enchanting. It is a short game which can be played through in one sitting, taking me only 1.5 hours to complete, but was entirely satisfying. There is so much to love about Old Man’s Journey and I came incredibly close to giving it 5 stars yet there was something about the storyline that struck a wrong chord with me and resulted in me downgrading the overall rating to 3 stars.

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Have I Played This Yet? | B

Have I Played This Yet? | B

Welcome to the B side of Have I Played This Yet? In case you missed the introductory post, HIPTY is a series started by Tecsie where she goes through her games alphabetically and talks about whether she’s played them or not. It’s a great way to hold myself accountable for all of the games I own that I haven’t yet played as well as inspire me to get playing them.

Let’s kick off the B games!

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Have I Played This Yet? | A

Have I Played This Yet? | A

When Tecsie posted her first instalment of ‘Have I Played This Yet?’ last month, I knew it was something I needed to get it on. You might have noticed in some of my previous posts, but I have been focusing a lot more on gaming since the new year – partly because of my research area for my PhD, partly because of being a writer for Sidequest, and partly because I just have so many games to catch up with that all got put aside for books!

Tecsie has kindly allowed me to join in with her HIPTY series and I’ll be following the same layout as her, sorting through my games alphabetically and discussing them in turn. As I play video games across a number of different platforms (PC/PS4/Switch), I’ll be expanding my list out to include all of the video games I currently own.

Let’s get started with my A games 🌟

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