Good news, everyone! I have added two games to the list of other games I still need to play: Dead Cells (Nintendo Switch) and Donut County (Playstation 4). Here’s a short preview of both:
I bought Donut County for Diane. Other than Zelda and Smash Brothers, she likes simpler puzzle games to relax with. Donut County looked like a solid pick for her and it has not disappointed yet.
Similar in idea to Katamari Damacy, in Donut County you play a hole that increases in size every time something falls into it. Entrap everything in the level and you win. It is very simple, but she said there was a pleasure to that simplicity and seeing objects disappear down a hole.
The standout for me just watching her play was the dialogue and humor. It reminds me a lot of season one of Regular Show which I very much enjoyed. It will likely be too short for what I paid, but I am excited to see the rest of the plot, give or take any holes.
I bought Dead Cells for myself. I am a sucker for roguelikes and action-platformer Metroidvanias are in for me right now considering I just wanted more sweet, sweet Hollow Knight exploration action.
Thirty minutes or so with the game and I can tell I will like it. There’s a solid blend of exploration, combat, and items to collect. I hope it holds up as I get deeper into it and better at not dying.
My favorite thing so far is the art style. Pixel art is always attractive to me, but it has become a bit overdone. Despite that, Dead Cells impresses me with its animations and overall presentation. There is some humor with the main character very early on that I also appreciated.
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