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Katawa Shoujo review – Oh, Japan…

Most games I tend to hear about either via friends or gaming news websites. I don’t particularly claim to be an expert (although you should probably treat me as such… You may call me Professor Sabor117 from now on…) but I do consider myself pretty clued up on the goings on of the Gaming world. So when I heard about Katawa Shoujo on an online image board (because I am indeed a denizen of the internet) and nowhere else I admit I was intrigued. Even more intriguing, and indeed surprising, was the general reaction of the internet to the game. It’s a common thing on the internet to find a post which people can claim “gave me a feel” and usually the feel in question will be one of sadness or depression. Something which essentially evokes the following reaction: “Lie down. Try not to cry. Cry a lot.” Katawa Shoujo apparently gave so many people feels that the whole internet was abuzz for a fair amount of time about just how wonderful the game was, how the stories (or some of the stories in particular) spread feels about in every direction with no regard for manliness or lifting ability. And fresh from the truly heart-wrenching experience of The Walking Dead I was more than ready to pull out my handkerchief again. 

To the Moon – Vicarious sobbing still counts

This is definitely one of the odder reviews in my time, not because of the game itself, but because I never actually played the game I am reviewing. This would normally mean that any review I could possibly write on the subject would be completely null and void (for what is the point of reviewing a game you haven’t played, that doesn’t make any sense). However! I would like to suggest you read on for reasons which I will explain momentarily. The game in question is the indie, story-based, self-styled  “Adventure RPG” To The Moon, developed by Freebird Games. The game uses pixel arts and pixel sprites for graphics, is £6.99 on steam and has received numerous awards for it’s outstanding nature. The game’s protagonists are the Doctors Neil Watts and Eva Rosalene who work for a company which grants dying people their final wishes. In a blend between Inception and Total Recall this company sends it’s Doctors into patients minds to give them false memories of whatever they choose so that they can die happy (in the game lore these artificial memories clash with the real ones and so cannot be done with a person still alive). The game follows the two of the Doctors as they travel through the memories of one Johnny Wyles, slowly jumping backwards in time through his mind in order to plant his final desire to go to the Moon into his mind so that he can die happy, in the process they are privy to some of the biggest and most stand-out memories of his life.

War of Human Tanks – Preview

Fear not readers of MMGaming! Seb and Tim are back and we are ready to once again jump right back into our duties, and we promise they’ll be just as slow and haphazard as always… That’s just our style! Anyway this Friday’s review comes in the form of a Preview video Tim recorded a couple of weeks ago. War of Human Tanks is an anime style strategy game of a similar style to the famous Advance Wars for Gameboy, with the odd twist of a gameplay mechanic which is a combination of both real-time and turn-based strategy. In the game you take control of a number of, well as the name suggests, human tanks on a board covered in fog of war. The above interesting gameplay mechanic Tim shows and discusses and in the video you also get to see a fair bit of gameplay. You can check it out and read a little more after the jump.