Plant Tycoon Review

Plant Tycoon

Developer: Last Day of Work
Publisher: Same as Above
Released on Sep 27, 2007

Plant Tycoon is my go-to waiting game right before finals week. It is a relaxing gardening simulator where you grow and nurture plants, then crossbreed mature ones to produce new offspring. Being a gardener, the goal is to pollinate different species of plants until you finally discover the six magical plants to restore the ecological balance to the island of Isola.

Genre: Casual Sim

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Antichamber Review

Antichamber

Developer: Alexander Bruce
Publisher: Demruth
Released on Jan 31, 2013

Antichamber is a 1st person puzzle game known for twisting the boundaries of reality using confined spaces and color-coded blocks, designed in a style similar to Escher’s. It’s one psychologically trippy game that makes the player doubt what they’re seeing. Branching paths and endless hallways are everywhere, creating a sense of disorientation for those who just want to reach the end.

Genre: An Indie Puzzle-Adventure Game

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Long Live the Queen Review

Long Live the Queen

Developer: Hanako Games
Publisher: Same as Above
Released on Nov 08, 2013

Long Live the Queen is an anime strategy simulator disguised as a cutesy visual novel. You are the young princess Elodie, who is still grieving the death of her mother, the Queen of Nova. You are next in line to inherit the throne, of a kingdom riddled with political conflicts between nobles and commoners. Can you give her the proper upbringing she needs to become a respectable princess?

Genre: A Strategy Simulation Game

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Spore Review

Spore – Part 1

Developer: Maxis
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Released on: Dec 19, 2008

Spore is a simulator game, portraying the evolutionary stages of an alien creature, starting as a single cell, then gradually becoming sentient beings ready to establish themselves on this unknown planet. Design your own creature and help them survive all five stages of life. One day they could potentially colonize entire galaxies!

Genre: A Simulation/Exploration game

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Shadowrun: Hong Kong Review

Shadowrun: Hong Kong
Extended Edition

Developer: Harebrained Schemes
Publisher: Harebrained Holdings
Released on Aug 20, 2015

Shadowrun: Hong Kong is a spin-off campaign in the Shadowrun series, praised for its interactive turn-based combat and traditional RPG setup, being a cornerstone of virtual tabletop games, except the party is thrown into a cyberpunk-themed fantasy world. Growing up as a street orphan, you reunite with your foster brother in the city of Hong Kong to decipher Raymond’s urgent message.

Genre: A Strategic Adventure RPG

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