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Review: Fearless Fantasy (2014)

The following is a review of Fearless Fantasy (2014), available for PC on Steam.

Enjoyable, but controls are a bit iffy

While Fearless Fantasy isn't long (there's only 13 sections), it's nonetheless an interesting game. The combat mechanic is probably more suited for touch-based devices (I found windowed mode makes the game a little easier, than playing full screen in 1920x1080), it still keeps combat interesting.

Because of the mechanic, I did find myself having to grind earlier levels for experience, and ended the game with level 17 characters. But, I still recommend it as a fun little RPG, especially if you can get it cheap.

Definitely enjoyed the cutscene style as well.

3 of 5 stars.

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Review: To the Moon (2011)

The following is a review of To the Moon (2011), available for PC on Steam.

Good story, but iffy controls

From the reviews of this game I was expecting a short game with a good story. And having now beat the game in a little over 3 and a half hours (having only looked up if I needed to get off the horse to exit the stage; we'll get to that in a bit), that's exactly what I got.

To the Moon did make me start to tear up at one point, as the game progresses from a man's old age to his youth, and you see what happened to bring him to where he was.

The art is good, the music is fantastic, but the controls leave a bit to be desired. I ended up playing the game with part mouse and part keyboard for movement, and quite frankly I still don't know which was better. Perhaps using a controller would have helped (if I even could; I didn't look). As mentioned above, the movement controls, and sometimes even the mouse selection, can be iffy.

While I understand it's built on top of an RPG Maker version, there's no real RPG elements, just point and click and minor puzzles.

But despite the minor issues, the game is recommended. 4 of 5 stars.

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Review: Hexcells Plus (2014)

The following is a review of Hexcells Plus (2014), played on the PC.

More of the same, with a bit more complexity

Having gone through the first Hexcells rather quickly, I just as quickly started playing the standalone Hexcells Plus. While this game contains the same number of puzzles as the original, it adds additional gameplay dynamics.

While I finished the first in less than 2 hours, Steam reports that I put in 8 hours on this version. I think I ended up letting the game run, as I don't think it required anywhere near that amount of time. However, the puzzles in this version are a bit more complex.

If you enjoyed the first Hexcells, you'll like this one. Since I did, and do, this game is recommended.

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