Zero Punctuation: Hatfall Review

Hatfall – Hatters Gonna Hat Edition

Developer: Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw
Publisher: Addicting Games, Defy Media
Released on Nov 20, 2015

Hatfall – Hatters Gonna Hat Edition is a short and sweet minigame produced by the famous YouTuber, Zero Punctuation, the guy who rants about every video game in no more than a single sentence. He has decided to bestow upon the fandom the opportunity to catch as many hats as possible, and by any means necessary. 

Genre: An Action Game about Hats

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Cake Mania Main Street Review

Cake Mania Main Street

Developer: Sandlot Games
Publisher: The Same Guys
Released on Feb 16, 2010

Ah, the Cake Mania series, it truly brings back memories. Little did I know, they would create a fourth game, not after Jill got married and everything was tied up in a neat little bow. This one is an old-school time management game for the girls and their moms. The story takes you back to the Evan’s Bakery in Bakersfield. 

Genre: A Casual Game for All Ages

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Virtual Villagers – The Secret City Review

Virtual Villagers-The Secret City

Developer: Last Day of Work
Publisher: Same Company
Released on May 28, 2008

Virtual Villagers 3-The Secret City is now available on Steam! An old-fashioned simulation game where you are God and it’s your job to raise a tribe of villagers by helping them survive on a seemingly deserted island. Embark on a new journey to the island’s northern shore, with a small group in search of new areas to populate.

Genre: Casual Simulation

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Hatoful Boyfriend Review

Hatoful Boyfriend HQ

Developer: Hato Moa, Mediatonic
Publisher: Devolver Digital
Released on Sept 04, 2014

Yes…this was a long time coming. I finished Hatoful Boyfriend awhile back but it truly deserves a special spotlight for its sheer absurdity. Hatoful Boyfriend, the now famous pigeon dating sim, is a favorite among the Let’s Play community. It is the touching story of a human girl enrolled in a school of prestigious pigeons.

Genre: Indie Dating Sim

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Open World vs. Sandbox Games

What is an Open Sandbox game?

by Paul Gestl

In recent years, there have been many different genres of games that sprung up on the Steam Store. A lot of games manage to combine genres with ease, but certain genres just don’t mix. These ones end up becoming toxic for the games that incorporate them.

Two very similar genres that don’t go together but seem nearly identical are the Open-World and Sandbox games. During my research on the Fallout 4 Review, I noticed that the settlement crafting system appeared to be making part of the game into an actual sandbox.

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