The once-thriving community of Willowdale is in ruins, as the mayor’s daughter Penny is turning the town into a tourist trap, driving away the animals and upsetting the balance of nature. Amid public outcry, your uncle, the mayor, has asked you to return to your family farm to help restore harmony and town spirit in Willowdale. But it may not be that easy…
Life in Willowdale: Farm Adventures features farming gameplay, a cozy town filled with friendly locals, and adventures across the region. In addition to farming, the game will have lots more on offer for an engaging and fun experience.
That is how the game looks and describes itself, which honestly to me screams, this is basically every other farm sim out there. It is obviously way to early to tell and as a fam of the older Harvest Moon games and the much newer Stardew Valley and the like I will be keeping an eye on this one. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.
I am always excited to give you guys news of upcoming titles from Strictly Limited games, especially since I know so many of you love to collect physical collector’s editions of games. So here is another one, Aaero. As always here is the store link, and I have copied and pasted their info directly from them to ensure it is accurate.
Aaero: Complete Edition contains all DLC content in one package and will be available as a boxed Limited Edition and Special Limited Edition, with pre-orders kicking off on Sunday, December 19th, at 12 AM CET (midnight), only at Strictly Limited Games.
About the Game
Speed through stunning, futuristic environments in a stylish spacecraft, tracing ribbons of light that visualize the EDM songs while evading obstacles, eliminating approaching enemies and overcoming epic boss battles. The game controls like a twin-stick shooter with the left stick controlling the ship, which has to grind along the musical ribbon and the right stick for targeting enemies. If you play well, your score multiplier will build up and you can chase that high score on the leaderboard, for an extra dose of adrenaline.
Pilot your spacecraft through dynamic environments, negotiating obstacles and battling enemies and monstrous boss creatures, all synced to a banging soundtrack.
Experience a unique sensation of speed and tunnel-vision as the levels warp and twist around you, perfectly combining music, gameplay and visuals.
Vibe with licensed music from superstars of the EDM genre, including Noisia, Flux Pavilion, Katy B, Neosignal, Astronaut, Barely Alive and many more.
Soar through 21 different levels, each painstakingly crafted to match the music.
Four game modes – Normal, Advanced, Master, and Chill-out (a relaxed, practice-focused mode).
Aaero: Complete Edition for Nintendo Switch includes all additional DLC content in one package: the 1000DaysWasted: Drum & Bass Pack, the Monstercat Pack as well as the Comet, Phaser, and Sol ship skins.
Strictly Limited Editions for musical speed-demons
Strictly Limited Games is giving Aaero the immortal, boxed legacy it deserves, with two unique limited editions, available for pre-order exclusively via the Strictly Limited Games online shop.
The Limited Edition includes the Nintendo Switch game and a colorful game manual for 29.99€, limited to 2,200 copies.
The Special Limited Edition is limited to 1,800 copies for Nintendo Switch at a price of 49.99€, including lots of cool EDM-festival themed collectibles:
As always I like to start out by saying thank you to the people over at GIANTS Software for hooking me up with a review copy of this one. As you all know I am a huge fan of the Farming Simulator series and have looked forward to this one.
So how does 22 stack up to the previous years you may ask? Well there are a few spots 22 is a swing and a miss and none of them are in areas I expected. So before I go and talk about all the things the game did right, I am going to go and explain where I feel like this one failed. None of then are game breaking but after playing on my PS4 Pro you can tell graphically this needed a little more time. As seasons change more than once I’ve had snow on the ground that suddenly would disappear all at once.
And not just on a part of the map, my entire farm would suddenly just not have snow. Fields would also suddenly pop into existence with fully grown crops where before there was a black void. Entire buildings would do this as well when things would be there and gone and pop right back into existence. This was always purely visual and would only happen occasionally in the distance. Your vehicle would always stay firmly attached to the road and it never messed with gameplay etc.
Now the news isn’t all bad, in fact despite what I just said about the graphical issues, this game is truly the epitome of the series. The seasons changing is a nice touch and honestly it gives you incentive to do jobs for the other farmers in the game. It helps pass time and make money while you wait for your crops to grow in the early game until you have more fields for yourself to grow a variety of crops. Why you might want to do that will become apparent in a moment.
Another great addition to the game, and my personal favorite is the production chain. You no longer just have to grow crops simply to sell them, which you still can do and early on you pretty much have to. Later for example you can buy the Oil Mill and deposit your canola there. The Oil Mill will then turn it into canola oil which you can then sell for even more profits.
This process also works for things like wheat or grapes and everything else however some go further. For example wheat can be turned into flour which can then be made into bread or combined with other things to be made into cake. The more complex the potential more money to be made.
None of this replaces the older features from past games, there is still money to be made raising animals, making silage, tossing bails around or logging. Honestly I haven’t even touched half of what the game has to offer I think and that’s after easily 30-40 hours of playing.
When all is said and done, if you have played and enjoyed a farming simulator game in the past you will love this one and it is a must buy. If you have always been curious, this is the one to jump on. That all being said, if you haven’t enjoyed them in the past this won’t change your mind. This is however the best in the series, and it isn’t even close. The only thing holding this one back are some graphical glitches that are purely cosmetic, and I have tried my hardest to see if they would do anything to actual gameplay.
Normally I don’t give out two scores for the same game but this time I will. If you are playing on a PS4 pro like me, it’s a 7/10. The graphical issues are annoying tho not game breaking. On the PS5 and Xbox series of systems though these graphical issues don’t seem to exist and the game rightfully deserves a 9/10 for being the top of the farming simulator food chain. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.
I know some of you guys love your hard copies of things, and even more I know some of you love to collect things. My friends over at Strictly Limited Games have asked me to once again pass over some info on their new collections. As always, I don’t receive any sort of compensation for this,just to be completely up front with you guys.Pre-orders will be kicking off on the 21st of November at 12 AM CET (midnight), only at Strictly Limited Games. (Most things from here on will copied directly from their press release to ensure accuracy)
Strictly Limited Games, together with Reset Games, are excited to give Super Life of Pixel a physical release, exclusively at the Strictly Limited Games Shop. Super Life of Pixel is a 2D puzzle-platformer that lets you enter a living, playable museum of video game history. A museum that spans across three decades and 19 historically inspired consoles, giving you a historic tour that is sure to put a smile on your face.
About the Game:
Join Pixel as he quests through gaming history, teleporting across the most iconic video game systems of generations past. Jump, dodge and play smart to survive all the traps, puzzles and enemies waiting at every turn and to unlock the next console on this historic gaming journey. Super Life of Pixel is like a museum on gaming history, but one full of sharp things, bad guys and free falls – in which you will die. A lot. Exploring gaming history has never been this fun!
Whether you’re nostalgic for these classic consoles or it’s your first time experiencing them, now it’s your turn to make gaming history!
Featuring 19 historically inspired consoles from the 8 & 16-bit eras and over 110 levels to conquer with dozens of secrets and puzzles
Unlock various power ups, vehicles and equipment for a varied and challenging experience
Get console history lessons and listen to the awesome original chip-tune soundtrack
Classic gaming references & easter eggs await around every corner, can you spot them all?
Strictly Limited Games pre-order:
The Limited Edition will be limited to 2,000 copies for Nintendo Switch and 1,000 for PlayStation 4, at a price of 29.99€, including a colourful game manual.
PS4 box artSwitch box art
The Special Limited Edition with lots of additional physical collectibles will be limited to 800 copies for Nintendo Switch and 400 for PlayStation 4, for 49.99€.
The Special Limited Edition will include the following items:
Game for Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4
Special Limited Edition box
Colourful game manual
Papercraft Pixel (10cm x 10cm)
Original soundtrack on CD
Large, 2-sided poster (DIN A3)
Notepad (DIN A6)
Post card (DIN A6)
Pixel sticker (8cm x 8cm)
Collector’s edition contents
*Shipping of these unique editions with limited supply is expected for March 2022.
As always, huge shout out to my new friends over at The Wandering Band and Freedom Games for hooking me up with a review code for this game. It is always a pleasure to check out a new game and the one was no exception.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to build a flying kingdom? This game will let you find out, and before we go any further I highly suggest you try building everything on one side of your kingdom to see what happens when you tilt it all to one side. I’m not saying anything does or doesn’t happen, Just give it a go. Maybe don’t do it during a serious attempt tho.
With that out of the way, the game tells the story of you trying to bring back a floating kingdom by rediscovering and making alliances with all the other Kingdoms, twelve in total.
The game is beautiful, as you watch the sun rise and set on your floating city.
You can see the love poured into this game from every angle. The resource management is also quite well done, at no point did I feel like the game was unfair but I came dangerously close more than once of running out of the things I needed to stay afloat.
The sound is another place where this game is great, but it isn’t where it shines. Where it truly shines is where all city builders are made or broken.
Is the game addictive? And the answer is absolutely. I was constantly redesigning things to make sure I had enough lift and propulsion to keep the place afloat or people in work. And I love making sure I had enough resources to make sure I could make it to my next area of exploration since not every biome would have the same resources in the same quantities.
This game is honestly absolutely amazing, and while it isn’t exactly challenging it doesn’t truly need to be, it is just a lot of fun. Definitely recommended for fans of the genre. Solid 8/10. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.
As always I want to give a huge shout out to my friends over at ININ games for tossing me a copy of this one to review. It is always appreciated.
Cotton 100% was never released in the west but was originally released for the SNES in Japan. It is actually nice that this series is finally getting released here in America.
Cotton 100% is actually more of a side scrolling shooter, think along the lines of Gradius. As the screen moves to the side you will be shooting enemies that fly towards you or drop bombs or use other power ups on them. Unlike most games however where you will fly around in some sort of ship or such, you actually are a cute little pink haired witch on a broom.
Honestly she might have a name, but as of when I played it the game is only in it’s original Japanese. This doesn’t actually do anything to the game play and you could easily look up the story, I just didn’t bother. The game play was enough to keep me interested.
Graphically the game looks nice, it isn’t anything to write home about but we are looking at a re-release here. If you are walking into this expecting AAA graphics you aren’t having realistic expectations. The enemies are pretty well designed and the bosses are down right adorable. In fact I will go so far as to say they are probably the high point of the game itself. Each one is just greatly designed.
The sound unfortunately is where the game suffered the most for me. It wasn’t by any means bad, it just wasn’t exactly good. For me it just felt dated and stiff. And really could have used some sort of a bigger update or clearing up.
The truth about this game is quite simple, it’s fun but there isn’t anything special about it. It’s definitely worth playing playing and is a solid 7/10, but truth be told it’s a very niche game for people that love retro games. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.
As always with these things, a huge shout out to the people at ININ games for tossing me a copy of this one. It is always appreciated.
Panorama Cotton is essentially an emulation of the original Sega Master system version we never got in the west. It also happens to be the only one that isn’t a side scrolling shooter. This has more of the Space Harrier front view.
Graphically the game has some nice graphics and sound that aged pretty well and it does come with some nice bells and whistles such as some cheat codes and such.
This was honestly one of those games that I had never heard of and didn’t really have high hopes for but since it came from ININ games I wanted to give it a chance. The game will satisfy that need for nostalgia without breaking the bank, something ININ games does amazing at. A solid 7/10. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.
Today developer Fossil Games is pleased to announce that Camp Sunshine’s prequel, Sunshine Manor, is out now on Steam for PC, Mac and Linux. To celebrate – a release trailer that alludes to the terrors within the walls of the spooky house..
It’s Halloween 1980, the front doors are open so step inside the old Aitken House and guide Ada on her journey through both the human world and the terrifying demon realm. Find out what events unfurled that led to the Camp Sunshine massacre in 1986.
A dark, involved and outright weird story that builds to the events of Camp Sunshine!
Beautiful hand-drawn 8 bit-esque pixel art
Inspired by classic horror movies of the 1980s and beyond.
A game of cat and mouse where the nefarious Shadow Man could be waiting for you around any corner.
An original 1hr 22m soundtrack written exclusively for the game
Another classic mega drive game coming back from our friends at Strictly Limited games, Cotton Panorama and 100% cotton. Panorama is a shooting game much like the old Space Harrier game where you fly through levels collecting power ups and killing enemies.
Truthfully I don’t know much about the series having never played the original releases, but I will have reviews coming within the next week or so. Historically their rereleased games are always top notch. And with the witch theme it kind of goes with Halloween. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.
Fossil Games, and, indie game publisher, Hound Picked Games are excited to announce that Sunshine Manor, a real retro 80s horror movie inspired diamond, will be released for PC on Steam on October 28th… Just in time for Halloween!
In Sunshine Manor, players adopt the role of Ada McReady who, unfortunately and against her will, gets trapped in Sunshine Manor whilst out trick or treating. It is not a place where most folks would want to be. Its long dark corridors dripping with cobwebs, creaking floorboards and unwelcoming atmosphere hang heavy. Ada has only one recourse, to get the ‘hell’ out of this nightmare as fast as possible!.
As Ada tentatively explores the Manor, you’ll meet ghosts, battle demons (some more friendly than others) and attempt to stop whatever is happening in the old Aitken house. As always with good versus evil, Ada has plenty of her own tricks to even things up with psychic powers that can banish demons for good! Sunshine Manor offers twists, turns, blood, mystery and lots more once the door slams behind you.
Uncover the mystery and history, all whilst trying to avoid being taken by The Shadow Man – who just happens to be watching your EVERY move.
( console versions are in development for PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch but are scheduled for a 2022 release)