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 February 22th until February 28th 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!
Undermine Review (Nintendo Switch) – Two Thumbs Up
Rogue-Lite Action Adventure (US $19.99 | UK £15.49 | EU €19,99)
James: Undermine is a rogue-lite that doesn’t reinvent the wheel compared to other games in the genre. But this wheel is of high quality and made to such a high standard it’s hard to ignore.
If you’re old or new to the genre Undermine is a title that you can sink hundreds of hours in long or short bursts. Undermine is easily up there as one of the best titles in the Rogue Lite genre. Excellent stuff!
Persona 5 Strikers Review (Steam) – Two Thumbs Up
Action RPG (US $59.99 | UK £54.99 | EU €59.99)
Heather: Persona 5 Strikers is a game I really enjoyed playing and definitely one of the best Action-RPG collaborations I have seen come out of Koei Tecmo’s Omega Force studio!
The trademark bombastic style of the original is still present and it’s elements shine through! The gameplay is really simple but also fun. I definitely will call this a worthy follow up to the original!
I recommend this game 100% especially to those that have played Persona 5 or Persona 5 Royal.
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos Review (Nintendo Switch) – We Like It a Lot
Rogue-Lite Action Adventure (US $19.99 | UK £15.99 | EU €19,99)
James: Overall, Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos is a highly entertaining game that can be enjoyed alone but just feels a bit more alive if you’re able to play it in co-op. A few niggles and odd pacing issues pop up but don’t totally deter away from the entertainment on offer here. Whether you want to play in long or short bursts Rogue Heroes is a delightful adventure worth investing in. It sure takes a lot of inspiration from Zelda but that doesn’t mean it’s not just as entertaining. Nice job.
If you want to try the game before you buy there’s a free demo available on the eShop.
And for those who have completed their epic quest….. 8!
Healer’s Quest Review (Nintendo Switch) – We Like It a Lot
Adventure RPG (US $14.99 | EU €14,99| UK £13.49)
Paula: I’ve have an entertaining time while playing Healer’s Quest, the writing has given me a laugh a few times. The gameplay is pretty solid but in shorter bursts. I don’t think Healer’s Quest is a game you could play for hours on end. At its price point of under £15 in the eShop, you certainly get your money’s worth and an enjoyable, humourous take on the RPG genre.
Dungeons & Bombs Review (Nintendo Switch) – We Like It
Puzzle/ strategy (US $4.99 | EU €4,99 | UK £4.49)
Paula: If you are after a challenge (without the cheat) with classic old school bombs then Dungeons & Bombs is your thing. I’d wait until the game had an update as at the moment, once you discover the cheat it takes all the enjoyment out of the game. I do hope the developers update the game soon to remove it.
And…what’s with the beard?
Codebreaker Puzzle 1000! ENG & JAN Review (Switch) – We Like It
Puzzle (US $9.49| UK £6.99 | EU €7,79)
Elena: The amount of puzzles offered by Codebreaker Puzzle 1000! is impressive: one thousand puzzles per language set. Personally, the English puzzles were too easy for me, while the Japanese puzzles were difficult and not my idea of a good learning tool. But if you already like cipher or codebreaker crosswords, you might still enjoy this simple, straightforward version.
As a game, I would have given a “Not Sure” rating, but since Codebreaker didn’t raise my hopes with great promises of fun or learning, I wasn’t let down (since I had low expectations). It is pretty barebones, so think of Codebreaker less as a game and more as a digitized book of crosswords.
Horned Knight Review (Nintendo Switch) – We Like It
Action platformer (US $5.99 | UK £5.99 | EU €5,99)
James: Horned Knight won’t set the world on fire, with its simple graphics and gameplay that doesn’t offer anything particularly new. But just like a regular coffee, I drink on a daily basis sometimes having more of the same is just fine.
Horned Knight plays well, performs great and I personally had fun creating my own story about Hunter the Knight which I would have never been inspired by had this game not existed.
In all seriousness, I do hope Horned Knight does lead the developer onto future projects. It follows the simple rule of game development, being fun.
Astrologaster Review (Nintendo Switch) – We Like It
Other/ Adventure (US $9.99 | EU €9,99 | UK £8.99 )
Rio: I recommend Astrologaster to anyone that enjoys this style of game, for it is put together incredibly well. Plus, at that price, what a bargain ♥
Nintendo Direct dropped on February 17th. What titles caught our eye here at LadiesGamers? Read on to find out which titles CJ mentions. Are your favourites there?
March promises to be a good month for fans of Farming Simulation Games. Both Harvest Moon and Story of Seasons bring their new games. Which one will be your favorite and how come are there two different series now?
CJ makes the first instalment in our new series featuring sales on games that we liked here at LadiesGamers. Check out the Digital Deals!
I made this article about the Power of Positive Gaming as a guest on The Thirsty Mage a couple of weeks ago. Time to share it with you too!
We’re always on the lookout for a nice Kickstarter campaign. And another very interesting Kickstarter that caught our attention is Roots of Pacha, a co-op farming and life simulation game set in the stone age. The game has been fully funded in less than 24 hours from its debut on Kickstarter. Stretch goals are now being funded. Let’s see what Paula writes about it!
25 years ago the video game scene changed for good with the first Pokémon games on GameBoy. Yvonne thinks back to her first encounter.