That princess peach cake level is hell.

I love this game and I hate it all at once. Don’t play the Xbox version. New game plus doesn’t work, getting all the achievements is literally impossible. Yet this game was on gamepass. I’m mad at it for getting me hooked, and then officially finding out 60+ hours in that I can’t master it like I wanted to. Promoting this on gamepass just feels cruel. I was having so much fun collecting everything and it turns out I couldn’t even do any of it right at the beginning. Feels almost like wasted time at this point. If I really wanted to collect everything these 60+ hours would then be worthless and I’d have to start all over on pc. I HAVENT EVEN FINISHED THE DUCKING (AND YES I MEAN DUCKING!!!) GAME YET! This game has so many glitches, yet I’ve been a defender of it and now I just feel like I can’t even play it. I know this is a first world problem, but I do feel betrayed and that’s how I feel. The people on the discord ignore anyone who says anything about the Xbox port being completely broken and that doesn’t feel good either. I’m really annoyed at this game. I fell in love with it, it broke my heart and I might need time off. Or maybe I won’t because venting about these feelings is enough to process the complexity of my relationship with this game? Who knows. I’m just annoyed and needed to vent about this game. I cannot stress enough, this is even worse than Spiritfarer on the switch. DO NOT play the Xbox version. No excuses now that it’s off gamepass (I didn’t think I’d ever say this in a sentence with “it’s off gamepass” but thank god it’s off gamepass.). Thanks for letting me vent I guess.

The best Sonic game I’ve ever played.

I just find this game too frustrating to continue. I’m usually pretty good at not getting too annoyed at video games, but not with this one. It feels like there’s way too many variables in each round, and it doesn’t help that you have access to 5 people at a time to move. In Into the Breach it’s only 3 pilots you’re moving at a time, and it works in that game’s favor. Adds challenge, but works in perfect balance with the rest of the game. Here, I’m not really sure if it adds anything. It also doesn’t help that one wrong choice of who to move first could basically KO you in a way that seemed impossible (like pushing you five spaces into the void).This game also isn’t really meant for console either; the text is small, the game zooms out after like a chapter and it’s very disorienting (I couldn’t figure out how to zoom back in either).The tip menus also cover up the half of the screen, which makes me not want to use them. It also doesn’t help that the game basically randomizes your crew after every battle, which ended up costing me a quill (life), because I expected it to not just randomly change my MVP snail out of the crew!!! I was really looking forward to this, so I’m kinda disappointed with how it turned out. Maybe I’ll go back to it, but I doubt it.

In an alternate universe, Moira Burton and Chloe Price would be the best of friends.

I was really looking forward to playing this, as I really love rpgs/jrpgs, tactics combat and good stories, but man this really did not do it for me. I started with Edo Japan and that level was so boring and the combat was so brainless. It’s barely tactics combat. Obviously you’re not mashing buttons (because that’s just not how the combat is set up), but the most I’ve had to do is move down one square so that the enemy couldn’t hit me (just out of their attack range) and they’d have to keep moving down one and not be able to attack - that was on Edo Japan which is supposed to be the last of the 7 that you’re supposed to play.
I love anthologies (or at least the idea of them) but the two stories that I really gave a good try (Edo Japan and then Imperial China, since the latter was supposed to be a good one to start with) were utterly boring and unfun. I don’t mean to be a meanie, but I also kinda slightly do since I saw how rude people were to someone who liked octopath traveler more (who also gave a good argument as to why they personally did). I fell asleep during imperial china! And I was looking forward to playing games all day!
I love turn based rpg combat, but I do not like how this game does that. It feels too loose and underdeveloped with the action meter thingy (which is all the combat is kinda based upon), and from what I played it never advanced upon at all. There’s also things to make it more complex like effects (paralysis, poison etc.) but they’re only there if you want to use them, there’s not an incentive to do so unless if you want to ~spice~ things up.
That is the exact opposite of a little game I like to call Fae Tactics which is SO rewardingly complex with different systems! That game is a lot longer to be fair, but it also seems like Live A Live doesn’t add anything to its combat until the very end, which is not interesting from the start (in my opinion).
I’m just bitter because I really wanted to like this game, but it’s just not doing it for me whatsoever, meanwhile people LOVE this game. I’m very happy for those people, but maybe just don’t be a jerk to people who don’t like this game who also give good reasons as to why? I probably didn’t do that, but leave those other people alone who are expressing their opinions in a honest and considerate way! (Also If you’re reading this and love tactics/rpgs, then give Fae Tactics a try - so underrated and very, very fun!).

I love this game so much. I love all these characters and I’m upset I have to leave them again. Part of me wants to live in this world (at least a little bit). It has such an amazing cast of characters, I love Jonah - but Val will always be the one for me. Ideally though, it would be me Val and Jonah, and also Seven as like my flirtatious buddy. But, the beauty of boyfriend dungeon is, you don’t really have to choose. Whether you choose to keep it strictly platonic or not (or maybe like by accident because you didn’t pick up on the EXTREMELY obvious cues the game is telling you, but you’re so used to dating sims psyching you out that you chose the wrong choice (for you)) you could still be with and choose everyone. You can still hang out with them and “show them your love” as the game says.
This game has really given me a different point of view on polyamory that I has stayed with me. It also affirmed my sexual orientation when I really needed it most. Not to mention how the soundtrack still gets stuck in my head often (and I mean OFTEN) and I played the game almost a year ago now. It introduced me to one of my favorite artists (Madeleine McQueen) who I honestly think has the voice of an angel.
I love this game so much, and I don’t care what anyone says. It’s special and so outgoingly queer, which you really don’t see in much media these days. Everybody is just open to love (without question) and I think that’s really beautiful. (And by “without question” I mean your gender won’t hold you back from dating ANYBODY, which is awesome.) Ugh, I’m going to really miss these characters again. I love you Boyfriend Dungeon ❤️
P.S. I added this to IDGB (my first game to do so too, because I got tired of waiting for someone else to do it)
P.S.S. They were NOT kidding when they said this DLC got a bit raunchy, huh?
Final P.S. It’s okay if you don’t like a game - that opinion is valid - but I really don’t want to hear the boyfriend dungeon hatred anymore, so let’s hope those people don’t play the dlc, and it stays healthily positive over here 😊

Would’ve been four stars if this free dlc did not force me to delete all of my save data to continue playing a game that was paid for. Extremely disappointed and extremely annoyed.

I swear if I hear someone else call me a heartless piece of crap for wanting two queer characters ALIVE and happy together at the end (at the expense of one make believe town) I’m going to freaking explode. Besides the bury the gay trope, it’s still a very good game.

Such a fantastic game that I cannot stop thinking about. I highly recommend you play this game while sick, I did and it just made this game feel even more mystical (and mythical)! It’s astounding to me all the work that went into this game. It was originally a turn-based rhythm rpg and eventually turned into a word-based branching path story game after making the tough decision to scrap several months of previous work. There was an insane amount of revising to make that word charm system work seamlessly, and that painstaking spirit is very prevalent throughout the whole game. Bits and pieces from past storylines are effortlessly placed in the dialogue, and you are kept on your toes because you have absolutely no idea which path is the right one, or what piece of the puzzle you might discover. This game is so twisty and absurd that it feels extremely difficult to keep track of every little detail and when the player/reader finds out about it, that I can only imagine the devs and writers have a cork board with yarn going EVERYWHERE. This game really took me by surprise. I originally wasn’t the biggest fan of the art style, but it grew on me immensely as more gameplay mechanics unraveled and I started falling for the story and many of the characters (Dawn is my girl!). I love this game so much and I really can’t stop thinking about it. I want to show it to my family, I recommended it to my one friend, this game will not let go of me and I’m so glad it won’t (because I’m not willing to let go of it either!). This game is truly special and is a masterclass in storytelling and world-building in only a few hours.
Please do yourself a favor and play this game. It’s on game pass if you have it (which honestly you should because it’s how I’ve been playing the majority of my 2022 releases this year, and it’s like a fun subscription box when you get your games (which it literally is, but whatever)). This game feels so magical and is kinda like Grimm’s Fairytales in its mysticism. It really feels like no other game I’ve played. The only thing I could maybe compare it to is Night in the Woods, but not really for story (I also haven’t played it in a while and want to replay it) but more for the atmosphere and its young quirky gang of characters.
Overall, please, please, please play this game if you like good stories in your games. If you don’t then PLEASE don’t play this because I don’t want to read another really rude review for a game I absolutely adore (cough BOYFRIEND DUNGEON cough). Seriously it makes me want to smack some people, so don’t do it if you know you can’t appreciate it. Good day.

Overwatch 2: “I’m ugly and I’m proud!”

Honestly has a much more interesting, more creative and overall better open world than Pokemon Legends Arceus. It may be glitchy, but at least it’s not a snoozefest.
P.S. I’m only comparing the two because they have a similar open world type with a lot of empty space, but Calico does it better by mixing up the environment layouts and actually being pleasant to look at, unlike Arceus.

Very fun just wish there was more to it.

It’s so gay and the gameplay is extremely fun and it’s so cute and sailor moon inspired and it’s a slept on indie gem from this year!!! Play it!!!
P.S. 😘 to Ro and Ro only
P.S.S. Maybe possibly to Garlic too
Edit: Okay maybe just Ro but Garlic is my Bff and Emby’s so cute and FLOOFY
I’ve given this a lot of thought