It’s Saturday, and you all know what that means…GAME TIME SATURDAY!!!!!!
Now lately I’ve only done apps that you can download on iTunes, such as Pokemon Go and Haunt the House. This week, however, I wanted to play a computer game from Steam that will be a good introduction to PC gaming on this blog. Hence, The Last Sunshine.
The game was free to download but they only had the demo version of it because they wanted players to test it out for bugs. Which to their credit is a good reason why they would want to release the demo. However, since my laptop can be a bit of a beslubbering, clay-brained clotpole with an ill-bred temper sometimes, I wasn’t entirely sure whether it was a bug or my computer that was at fault whenever the game seemed a bit slow. Regardless, I would recommend this game for fans of Dungeons and Dragons, Pokemon Trading Cards, or any other game that honors stats and different abilities.
You start off as a little ball of sunshine. This is where the game kind of falters a bit. Due to the title we know that this is the “last” sunshine. However, we aren’t entirely sure of why it is the last sunshine. What happened to all the other sunshines? How did this little ball end up in a place with dark matter, black holes, and all other kinds of creepy crawlies?
We’re not really sure, instead we play through levels like Mario, only we don’t get little Toad telling us that the princess is in a different castle.
These are the stats that I was talking about earlier. The different colors stand for different base statistics, with Endurance being one of them. The funny part is we’re only told that we have abilities and stats, and yet we’re not told which ones we should use or what they all mean. Hence I spend a few minutes trying to figure out what I’m supposed to do and how to go about doing it.
The rest of the game is pretty cool, though; the art style is simple, yet kind of reminds me of Van Gogh. The colors kind of melt together into a simple masterpiece in the background that hardly changes, so I was able to try to figure out the game without any huge distractions.
Now, in regards to the story, I know I’m a little spoiled with games such as Abzu (which I REALLY want to play for you guys), Inside, and Dishonored where the stories are incredibly heavy, but the least this game could do was give us something to go off of besides the title. But that’s just my opinion. If you want a game that’s simplistic like Mario but with stats and abilities like Dungeons and Dragons, then this is the game for you.
So, what do you guys think? What kind of games do you want me to play?
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