NewsLetter 14-2021

Hello there, my dear Patron! Nice to see you here in our latest Newsletter looking back at all that happened on the site since then, starting April 12th until April 18th of 2021.

So if you haven’t had time to read in the past weeks, here’s all that was published, all wrapped in a nice package. So get yourself a cup of coffee (or tea of course), kick back and enjoy!

Reviews

Rain on Your Parade Review (Nintendo Switch) – Two Thumbs Up

Action Adventure (US $14.99 | UK £11.99 | EU € 14,99)

JamesRain on your Parade is a feel-good game that will hopefully make you smile as much as it did for us. While light on a challenge, if you’re having one of those rainy days yourself, this game might just be the ticket to bring a little sunshine to your day.

Rain on your Parade is funny, charming and overall brilliant, one of my favourite gaming experiences this year so far. 

LadiesGamers Rain on Your Parade

Synergia Review (Nintendo Switch)– We Like It a Lot

Visual Novel Adventure (US $14.99 | UK £13.29 | EU €14,99 )

CJI love SynergiaIt is a wonderful addition to my personal collection of noir and Yuri tales. If either of these are your style, then I suggest you check it out as well. You just may need some reading glasses to make it work. 

Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition Review (Switch)– We Like It a Lot

Simulation Adventure (US $19.99 | UK £17.99 | EU € 19,99)

Paula: After quite a few hours of fun gameplay with Deiland, I think Chibig studios did a good job in building on the adventure sandbox genre. Complete with a little free roam, small aspects of roleplaying and simulation, if you liked Summer in Mara you’ll enjoy Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition. 

Some people will enjoy it for its sense of accomplishment. Many others will not like it due to the fact you need to wait some time for plants and trees to grow. Impatient gamers will probably not enjoy it.

However, if you’re looking for a game with lots of farming, crafting, and many many quests to complete then Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition is your game. The story is interesting, it’s not the sort of game you will rush through. This is an adventure to take your time with, enjoy the chilled life that your own planet provides, and stop and smell the roses along the way.

Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition LadiesGamers

Astro Aqua Kitty Review (Nintendo Switch) – We Like It a Lot

Action Arcade (US $14.99 | UK £11.99 | EU € 14,99)

JamesAstro Aqua Kitty is another brilliant game from developer Tikipod. An excellent blend of space shooter and RPG mechanics mixed together creating an experience that will surely not sour with time.

If you’re looking for a fresh take on the space shooter formula or you’re just looking for something a little different to dip into now and then Astro Aqua Kitty is the Purrfect addition to your Nintendo Switch. Special note: it’s just been released on the Vita too! 

LadiesGamers Astro Aqua Kitty

Cozy Grove Review (Nintendo Switch)– We Like It

Adventure Simulation (US $14.99 | UK £10.99 | EU € 13,99)

Paula: This is a game that won’t be for all. Those that do not like being told they can “check back tomorrow” should probably steer clear. The game is quite cute, the artwork is lovely and helping the bear-like islanders is a lot of fun. It does look like the developer is intent on keeping on top of the game performance on the Switch, by continuing to release updates for the game.

Cozy Grove is perfect for someone with a short amount of time to spend on games each day. I would have gone for I Like It a Lot if it weren’t for the limited gameplay per day. As it is now, I can only give it….

Cozy Grove LadiesGamers

Kingdom of Arcadia Review (Nintendo Switch)– We Like It

Adventure Platformer (US $5.99 | UK £5.49 | EU € 5,99)

James: Kingdom of Arcadia is not the most original platformer out there. It’s a simple formula that has been done before and doesn’t bring anything new to the action platform genre. Not bad but not wonderful either. It does play well and comes at an appealing budget price. Just right to pass the time or maybe make a nice little gift for a friend that needs a mood boost.

It would have been nice to see more depth added to the formula but if the game has taught me one thing it’s that you really should not go snooping in your Dad’s garage.

LadiesGamers Kingdom of Arcadia

Stitchy in Tooki Trouble Review (Nintendo Switch)– We Like It

Action Platformer (US $14.99 | UK £11.69 | EU € 14,99)

JamesStitchy in Tooki Trouble is a solid game, ideal for platform fans looking for a more manageable experience. The game doesn’t do much to set itself apart from the crowd except for its charming Scarecrow protagonist. But in terms of the performance and controls of the game, this is as good as the titans in its field. This is a decent first entry in a platform series. 

LadiesGamers Stitchy in Tooki Trouble

MazM: The Phantom of the Opera Review (Switch)– We’re Not Sure

Puzzle Adventure  ( US $14.99 | UK £11.29 | EU € 12,49)

CJMy initial impressions were very good. MazM: The Phantom of the Opera has cute sprites, a good atmosphere and art, and is downright creepy at parts. However, I cannot render any sort of final verdict (or much of a review) as I was unable to get far in the story.

I will update this should I hear back from the developer. I hope I do because I was very intrigued by this game until I couldn’t go any further! 

MazM: The Phantom of the Opera LadiesGamers

In Retrospect Demo Impressions (Steam)

James: In Retrospect is a unique spin on a simple formula. It’s clear the developer has put in a lot of hard work bringing this project together and hopefully this is a title that will grab the attention of gamers looking for a pick-up and play experience with a bit of heart.

LadiesGamers In Retrospect

Editorials and News

Atelier Firis Guide to Synthesis

Synthesis is a staple of any Atelier game, and different in every game. As the Mysterious Trilogy will soon be released on the Nintendo Switch, it’s time for a Guide that explains how it all works in Atelier Firis.

Guide Atelier Firis LadiesGamers

Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition Tips and Tricks

As Deiland: Pocket Planet can be a little confusing when you first start the game Paula made some tips & tricks to get you started might be just the thing. Plus, always good to have beginners guide to learn how some of the basic things work.

Deiland Pocket Planet Guide LadiesGamers

Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition Quests Guide Switch

As we often do with games we love, we make guides. so we made a list of all quests in Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition to help you along!

Deiland Pocket Planet Guide LadiesGamers

Nintendo eShop April 2021 Sale

CJ looks at what’s on sale in the Nintendo eShop. This is just a smattering of our well-rated games that are currently being offered at deep discounts.

Jonah’s Gaming Blurb – There’s Still Life in Sony’s Playstation Vita

Jonah tells us his enthusiasm for Sony’s abandoned handheld has been rekindled in 2021. PS Vita means Life!

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