Gaming Month 2.0: A Shine in the Dark

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A Shine in the Dark | Caliixte_Dream

It’s time to talk about another visual novel for Gaming Month 2.0. Today, we have A Shine in the Dark, a very sombre and serious visual novel compared to the lighthearted romance you can find in A Very Important Date‘s content. A Shine in the Dark was written and developed by Caliixte_Dream, and it is currently available for free to read and play on Continue reading


Gaming Month 2.0: ABZÛ

I can safely say that I feel much more relaxed now than I was this morning after playing today’s video game for Gaming Month 2.0, ABZÛ. ABZÛ is a nature exploration video game much like Fruits of a Feather, only rather than being a bird in flight, you are a diver underwater. ABZÛ was developed by Giant Squid and published by 505 Games for Steam, the PS4, and the Xbox One in August 2016. Continue reading

Gaming Month 2.0: Donkey Kong Country Returns

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Donkey Kong Country Returns | Retro Studios | Nintendo

Today things are on like Donkey Kong…literally! Donkey Kong Country Returns is in fact today’s video game for Gaming Month 2.0. This is a side-scrolling platformer title much like its predecessor Donkey Kong Country, and it was developed by Retro Studios and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Wii in November 2010. It’s the first of the series to not be developed by Donkey Kong Country‘s original developer, Rare. Continue reading

Gaming Month 2.0: The Aftermath

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The Aftermath | Tselmek

Did you enjoy Papers, Please as much as I did? Apparently, there is another version you can play online for free, only different…sort of. That video game in question is The Aftermath, a drag-and-click video game that was developed and created by Tselmek, and released for in August 2016. Continue reading

Gaming Month 2.0: Helen’s Mysterious Castle

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Helen’s Mysterious Castle | Satsu

Helen’s Mysterious Castle is one of those video games you see on Steam for a cheap price and get it because of its value. Well, you get what you pay for, and although what I got was about what I expected, there were elements that I didn’t anticipate. Helen’s Mysterious Castle was developed by Satsu using the RPG Maker program and released for Steam in March 2016. Continue reading

Gaming Month 2.0: Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan

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Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan | Atlus

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan is familiar to me given that I covered one of its prequels, Millennium Girl, during the original Gaming Month. It offers much of the same as far as being a dungeon-crawler RPG is concerned while also offering a little more…even to the point where any negatives I can conceive of are retaliated by an immediate positive. Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan was released for the Nintendo 3DS in July 2012 and it was developed and published once again by Atlus. It was also the very first of the Etrian Odyssey video game series to be released for the 3DS. Continue reading

Gaming Month 2.0: A Very Important Date (Demo)

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A Very Important Date | Noëlle Hyzy

If you ever wanted to play Alice in Wonderland as a dating sim/visual novel, there is now a video game that can help with that. A Very Important Date borrows some touches from Alice in Wonderland, but it’s really its own interactive cafe romance story with only hints of the classic stories thrown into the mix. The result is a decent story, if you’re into the romantic genre. A Very Important Date was written and created by Noëlle Hyzy, head of the indie otome group Naïve Sprites. The free demo is currently available to play on, which is what I’ll be covering for day 13 of Gaming Month 2.0. Continue reading

Gaming Month 2.0: Psychonauts

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Psychonauts | Double Fine Productions

Psychonauts is one of those older video games that I missed the boat on when it originally came out in April 2005. I’d caught glimpse of the occasional screenshot and its cover art in passing, and had also heard rumours of my good friends adoring it. Now that a re-released port is now available on Steam, I’ve finally found out why and how Psychonauts became a cult classic. Psychonauts was developed by Double Fine Productions and it was published by Majesco Entertainment for the Playstation 2, Xbox, and Microsoft Windows originally; as I mentioned, there is now a Steam port available to curious players. Continue reading

Gaming Month 2.0: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

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Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia | Konami

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia is the 27th entry in the long-lasting Castlevania video game series and the 3rd title in the series to be released for the Nintendo DS. It is one of many that was designed similarly to the overall gameplay and Metroidvania overworld layout that one can expect when playing its predecessor, Symphony of the Night. Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia was originally released for the Nintendo DS in October 2008 and, once again, this entry was developed and published by Konami. It was directed by Akihiro Minakata with returning producer Koji Igarashi. Continue reading

Gaming Month 2.0: The Tenth Line (Demo Version)

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The Tenth Line | Sungazer Software

Today’s choice for Gaming Month 2.0 is another demo. This time, it’s The Tenth Line, a turn-based RPG and the first commercial video game to be created and developed by Sungazer Software. A full version of the game is available on Steam,, and the Playstation 4. Because my budget is on a shoestring, I can only afford to play the demo which can be found on as well. Continue reading