Tuesday 9 January 2024

Cat Quest, Escape Academy and Ghostrunner

Three games with different problems.

Cat Quest

In this cute fantasy click fest game you play as a cat-venturer who must venture out into the world to find his sister. Featuring a pretty big map and easy controls its pretty easy to get going, hopping from quest to quest - dungeon to dungeon while taking catnaps in between to recover your health and save the game. That is until you get to the parts where you can't advance until you GRIND. Yep, high level critters act as a sort of fence which can almost one hit KO you until you level up (a lot) almost forcing you to see that all those "optional" dungeons and tasks may not be so optional after all. Sorry Cat Quest, if only you kept things as mellow as the start but no - you had to take the path of the shit games and introduce grinding. Not recommended.

Escape Academy

Do you like puzzles? Do you like escape rooms? Obviously I don't but this game does offer those two things with a pretty good 3D interface AND a hint system that can even get dumbos like me through the challenges. That said I'm grateful that it starts out super simple, so much so that I could do the first three or so puzzles on my own but as expected, I quickly ran into problems I couldn't handle - but that doesn't make it a bad game. I'm just a bad player. :P In fact, in terms of puzzle type games this is one of the better ones I've tried recently so - recommended!


It is the future and you are a katana wielding cyborg ninja who must constantly do parkour because one slip or one bullet is the end of you. Yes, this first person game is all about being annoyed apparently. At least, that's the feeling I had most of the time as it is basically a game of memory where you need to do sequences in order to pass to the next checkpoint. Fail and you get to try again. And again. And again. It's not even the bad guys that are the problem, it's just the stupidly long parkour segments where you must be looking at the correct thing when you jump or you die. Awesome graphics. Stupid game. Not recommended.

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