The Stanley Parable began life as a Half Life 2 Mod and has been developed into a game in it’s own right. You know how most games have a big story and a few Easter Eggs? Not so The Stanley Parable. The core ‘game’ is very short and the majority of it is finding Easter Eggs.
Dead Island is a Zombie open world role-playing game that whose sunny holiday setting contrasts the usual dark, bleak settings we are used to in horror games. Indeed Banoi Island is quite beautiful and you might take a moment between Zombie killing to take in the fantastic views. The plot it simple: escape the island. Here of course the Island setting comes into its own as an open world as you can explore as much as you wish but there are limits, and you must achieve quest objectives to progress.
Syberia is a point and click adventure game set in an imaginative alternative earth. It centres around a female protagonist, Kate Walker, a Lawyer who is trying to acquire a toy Factory from eccentric inverter Hans Voralburg. But when she arrive in Valadilene he is nowhere to be found and she has to pursue him. I have a love/hate relationship with this game. Some of it is exceptionally well done and other parts are done very badly.
Patchwork is a 2-Player tile-laying Board Game. It consists of a game track with counters, two 9-by-9 grids (one for each player) and different shaped tiles or ‘patches’ that players must place within their grid to create their ‘patchwork.’ There’s a small jigsaw element in that players can only place tiles that will fit, and there is a bonus for being the first to create a perfectly filled 7-by-7 square. There are also Buttons which are the currency and each player starts with five; these are used to buy patches. Each patch costs buttons and ‘time’ – how far forward the player must advance on the game track. The game ends when both players are at the end of the track. Some patches have buttons attached which makes them very valuable because they pay out that amount of buttons each time the player passes a button symbol on the game track – and whoever has the most buttons wins!
My first ever Let’s Play video (be gentle with me) Letts Plays Mass Effect (because this is me playing Mass Effect and my name is Letts).
In this video I create my custom Female Shepard (femshep) Renegade (chaotic evil-ish?) character and play the Intro section on the spaceship, The Normandy. A lot of key characters are introduced: Joker, Kaidan, Captain Anderson, Navigator Pressly, Jenkins, Doctor Chakwas and Nihlus.