Video Game Tuesdays: Wandersong Review

Wandersong, a musical adventure game!
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Wandersong is an indie game made by about a bard who goes on a mission to find the Earthsong and save the world. The Overseers are dying, which means that the universe is going to be destroyed and replaced by a new one. A rainbow-haired girl comes to our bard and tells him that if he finds the Earthsong, a song that each Overseer has a single piece of, that he will be able to save the entire world from chaos. Of course, our happy little bard agrees to go on this mission and he starts off to find the Overseers. Some Overseers are willing to give their song to the Bard, others do not. The bard will also need to make friends on his journey so that he can reach the Overseers and find the Earthsong, one of his first friends being a mean young witch named Miriam. Will the bard’s song work, or is he just on some meaningless quest?

I LOVED this game. Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I ever finished a game. I really can’t I just don’t finish games that often. But I pushed through all the way to the end for this one, as I wanted to see what would really happen. I was so invested in the bard and Miriam’s story that I didn’t want it to end. There were so many touching moments, this story touches on a lot more issues rather than simply focusing on the normal story tropes. There wasn’t really any romance between the main characters, the story was a true journey of friendship and of people coming together as one. I appreciated this. It was funny too and I was literally laughing along with the characters!

The gameplay is a mixture of platforming and rhythm game sequences. There are no real challenges as everything can be redone if you make a mistake, and the rhythm games might not always sound “right” but you still get points for them. The focus of the game is the story, not the gameplay. If you are struggling, you are probably doing something wrong. Have fun with it, that is really the point of this game!

The game does have its glitches. I had to restart it 3-4 times in my entire 10-hour playtime just to get a few of the glitches to go away. I’m sure that the team is working hard to remove them, and I never lost progress because of them. Thank you autosave!

Overall, this was a beautiful little indie game. I am so happy that Humble Bundle gave me the chance to experience it for free with my purchase of the Monthly package, and I can’t wait to see what hidden gems come this month! 4 days more to go, I’m excited.

I would recommend this to anyone looking for a casual puzzle game with unique and loveable characters and an amazing story. You can purchase this game from G2A for less than a dollar by clicking on the picture above!

Overall Rating: 9.5 out of 10 Stars

Animal Crossing (All Versions): Things that I Disliked Part 1

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I haven’t spoken about Animal Crossing in a while, but it is my absolute favorite game series. I have played every single game except for Amiibo Festival (which doesn’t really count as an Animal Crossing game in my opinion). I know which parts of each game that I liked, and parts that I disliked, and parts that I hope will be in Animal Crossing for the Switch that is supposed to be coming out later this year. For the next 3 Video Game Tuesdays, I will be focusing specifically on Animal Crossing, and going through these topics on all the games. The first one is all the stuff that I didn’t like about each individual game. This one will be split into two parts, with the second part coming tomorrow, since it is so long!

Animal Crossing Gamecube

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This was my first Animal Crossing game and is my favorite one. There are so many good things about it, but it definitely had its flaws.

Fossils

In this game, you have to mail all your fossils to an outside museum to be analyzed and sent back to you. This means that you have to pay the postage for every fossil sent, and it was just too long of a wait for my impatient self. I never put more than 2 or 3 fossils in the museum at a time.

Number of villagers

This will be both in my likes and dislikes. You could have a lot more villagers in the GC version than you could have in later versions, which was both a blessing and a curse. It was hard to keep up with all the villagers, and sometimes I forgot that I had villagers and so they would move away.

No multiplayer

Even though you could have multiple people living in the town of your console, there was no way to play together in minigames through splitscreen. The villagers might mention the other character but that was it. The only way to go to another person’s town was to put their memory card into your console, and I didn’t have any friends who played the game, or even had a Gamecube, so I had no one’s town to see.

Not much to do

Sometimes, after you’ve watered all the flowers, did errands for a bunch of villagers, fished, caught bugs, shopped, and decorated to your heart’s content, you just got bored. Sure, there’s a lot to do, but I remember thinking “Man I am out of things to do” and switching to one of the newer Animal Crossing games. A lot of things were time-locked as well, the special events at least, so if you didn’t play at those times, you didn’t have the chance to participate.

Animal Crossing Wild World

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There is very little to do in this game. There are no more ways to ask the villagers for errands, they would have to walk up to you by chance and ask you. You can fish, catch bugs, and do decorating and digging but you really have to create your fun.

Few Events

This Animal Crossing game took out all events related to religion. No Easter Bunny, no Christmas events, nothing. They had some generic events, but they were so infrequent that it felt like you would go weeks in real life before happening to come across an in-game event.

Wifi-Locked Stores

There were parts of the game that you could only get if you had connected your DS Lite to the Wifi and traveled to another person’s town. Then, the person had to do stuff in your town, such as buy from the Nook store to upgrade it to the full department store. This was hard because some people didn’t have wifi, and some people didn’t have Wifi that the DS could connect to, like me. Also, as a kid, unless I was going to play with a stranger online, I had no one to play with. So I never got to access these parts of the game. Now that the Wifi servers for the DS Lite have gone permanently offline, anyone who gets the game will technically never be able to complete it.

Hackers

The Action Replay was a card that people got to change their games. It was an easy thing to get, some people got it for their kids to turn off Mr. Resetti in the game. Either way, it was easy to hack the DS Lite, and if you played a Wild World game with a hacker, they could mess you up big time. They could hack rocks or buildings to block your house in so that you could never leave home on that save. They could mess up your entire town and then leave, forcing the game to save, and permanently destroy it. They could even permanently brick your DS Lite, making it impossible to use it at all. This may have nothing to do with the game, but the fact is that WW became a way for hackers to mess with a lot of people. You had to be really careful, which is why I am kinda glad that my DS couldn’t connect. I couldn’t randomly connect with a stranger online and have my DS ruined.

Animal Crossing City Folk

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Oh my god, what the heck were the developers thinking?? In this game, the grass was supposed to wear down if you ran. But it was way too fast, so even if you walked speedily, your whole town would have huge dirt patches. You had to slow walk everywhere. Snow only lands on grass patches, so if you wanted a pretty town in winter, you better CRAWL everywhere.

Redd

Redd was in the city rather than appearing in town from time to time, and a few other characters were in the city. This might be a pet peeve, but it was kinda weird for seedy Redd to have a store, I preferred the tent. It just fulfilled the look.

Auctionhouse

The Auction house literally does nothing? I don’t even know why it was there, I never had enough friends coming over for it to do anything.

 

 

My Neighbor Seki Volume 1 Review

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My Neighbor Seki is about a girl named Rumi Yokoi and her classmate Toshinari Seki who sits next to her in every single class. She is a very good student who pays attention in class and who never does anything wrong, but her neighbor Seki is the complete opposite. He is always creating elaborate scenes on his desk, and never pays attention, yet he never gets caught. Now, Yokoi wants to keep focusing on her studies, but she keeps getting distracted by Seki’s antics! When she tries to join in, Seki is never caught, but Yokoi is always caught. Yokoi doesn’t know what to do!

This is simply a very cute comedy story about a boy and a girl in class. It is relatable, because there is always that one person in class who always fools around but never gets in trouble for it. This was a quick read that cheered me up during a bad day this week, and I hope to be able to continue with the series in the next few days.

Overall Rating: 5/5