Stardew Valley’s Longevity

When it comes to simulation games, how far do you get in the game before inevitably starting over? Business simulators tend to have some sort of goal or endpoint, even if the game is able to be played past that endpoint. Game Dev Tycoon, for example, tallies your score traditionally at the end of 35 […]

To Be In Control

Happy Monday, everyone! I apologize for no solo posts last week. This whole virus nonsense has been throwing many people — myself included — for a loop, particularly where my day job is concerned. Diving into video games has been my go-to coping method. When Rachel and I decided to do a themed month of […]

Friday Favorites: Harvest Moon Games

Happy Friday everyone! The Harvest Moon series — rather, Story of Seasons as it’s called now — was probably my first dip into the simulation video game genre. While I’ve definitely turned my attention more towards Stardew Valley than this series, plenty of Harvest Moon games still hold a special place in my heart. Animal […]

Flashback Friday: SimCity

Happy Friday, everyone! Rachel and I tend to really enjoy simulation games, a genre we’ve been exploring more outside of the Sims. On that note, this Flashback Friday is dedicated to another installment in that franchise, SimCity! SimCity was originally released in 1989, and has since spawned on many different platforms, from consoles to the […]

"Dream Daddy" Comics

Happy Monday, everyone! On a fairly recent post, I mentioned how a comic app was coming to the Nintendo Switch. Then I heard about a mini comic series based on a game that we played and enjoyed almost a year ago… Way back in November 2017 Rachel and I did a review for a visual […]

Friday Favorites: Simulation Games

Happy Friday! One of the last few game reviews Rachel and I did was for Game Dev Tycoon, and it reminded me of how much fun I have with games in the simulation genre. This Friday celebrates some of my favorite simulation games and franchises. Harvest Moon The Harvest Moon franchise was probably my first […]

Flashback Friday: Aerobiz

And it’s the end of March, already… A quarter of the year is over, everyone! This month’s Flashback Friday is about a simulation game that I honestly have never heard of until earlier this month, but it seemed interesting to me! How many of you have heard of this game? Aerobiz is a business simulator, […]

Flashback Friday: Nintendogs

Holy crap, February flew by! This month’s Flashback Friday is celebrating a small franchise that worked with the Nintendo DS’s microphone in an interesting way. Nintendogs was first released in April 2005 on the Nintendo DS in three different versions: Dachshund & Friends, Lab & Friends, and Chihuahua & Friends. The series were re-released twice […]

Harvest Moon DS: Island of Happiness Review

Title: Harvest Moon DS: Island of Happiness Developer: Marvelous Interactive Publisher: Natsume Platform: Nintendo DS Category: Simulation Release Date: August 2008 How I got the game: I got it as a gift years ago. I’m usually a sucker for the Harvest Moon franchise — they’re my go-to relaxing games. The older games tend to have […]

Flashback Friday: Harvest Moon

¬†Hey everyone, Kris here! This month’s Flashback Friday celebrates the Harvest Moon franchise, a series that dates back twenty years. It is now known as Story of Seasons rather than Harvest Moon due to copyrights and publishers and such, but it’s still Harvest Moon to me. It’s a simulation game that revolves around reviving a […]