Backlog Update #6: Is That A Pun?
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Backlog Update #6: Is That A Pun?

My updates have gotten smaller, partly due to playing a lengthy visual novel for a month, and because I was also playing Bravely Second.
Backlog Update #6: Is That A Pun?

Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth: A game I randomly stopped playing for a few months. Excellent art, characters, and a story that spans decades. You actually get to see multiple characters at various stages of their life. The gameplay can be a bit slow in the exploration stages, which is the only downside for me. I have no plans to read the book it's based on, due to the use of rape as a plot point (seriously, it's unnecessary).

Misadventures of Laura Silver: I had some mixed feelings about this one. I loved the art style and story, but had some minor troubles with the controls and achievements unlocking at random or not at all. I also thought Laura was a bit too flighty and prone to whipping out her gun at a moment's notice, including when you first meet one of her colleagues (yikes). Other than that, the game was fine. Unfortunately, it won't be getting the promised sequel. It's a shame, cause I would've liked to see more of them.

Omen Exito; Plague: I've actually been playing this one on and off. I wanted to get the rest of the achievements and play the prequel, so it became one of my priorities. It's a fun chose your own adventure type game, but many of the choices don't actually matter. That's my biggest complaint, if any. Other than that, it was a well written Call of Cthulhu game with DnD mechanics (stats and rolls).

Tell A Demon: Oh, how I could gush over this one! Great story telling, wonderful art, and fun mechanics, such as the Mind that allowed you a closer look into a character's head, including thoughts and memories. The story itself revolves around demons and the one human protagonist among them. There's even a bit of lesbian romance with one of the main characters, and there are a few more bisexual and homosexual couples. Also, this game is actually the second in a series (which I found out about a bit too late), called Asher. It can be played for free on the creator's site.

What I've been playing lately:

My updates have gotten smaller, partly due to playing a lengthy visual novel for a month, and because I was also playing Bravely Second. I'm currently playing and having a lot of fun with SMT 3: Nocturne, so I don't expect to have much to write about for next month.

I also, despite my avoidance of new games, have picked up Cloudpunk. It was on sale and looks really fun. I'll be giving that one a proper try soon. I also need to actually finish Asher. Retrace and World of Horror are two games I might tackle off my backlog. It all depends on how I feel.