Gameplay Coverage March '20

Mar. 31, 2020

In this gameplay video from Ready Set Indie Games, TripG87 plays Rack N Ruin (Nintendo Switch).

Rack N Ruin is a twin stick game in which you play Rack, the minion of Lord Ruin. Rack has been tasked with bringing worlds to Ruin so that Lord Ruin can have mindless slaves. Sadly, Rack isn't really the best at this and has been given one more try in order to get it right.

The concept of the game is fantastic, however, the controls for the Nintendo Switch were a little all over the place. I think my main issue was having to use the trigger buttons on the Joy-Cons which are not really ideal for a person who has bigger hands. A lot of the times I thought I was using the trigger button but I was, in fact, hitting the shoulder button. I imagine that the controls would be a lot better if I had a Pro Controller.

I am curious to see how this plays on other consoles and even on PC.

If you would like to play Rack N Ruin for yourself, you can do so on the following platform(s):

PC/macOS/Linux

[STEAM]
$9.99 USD
https://store.steampowered.com/app/378080/Rack_N_Ruin/

[HUMBLE BUNDLE]
Purchasing through my humble bundle link not only helps me as a stream but some of the proceedings go to the Autism Alliance of Michigan.

For More Information on the Autism Alliance of Michigan visit the following link https://autismallianceofmichigan.org/.

$9.99 USD
$8.99 USD For HBMC Subs
https://www.humblebundle.com/store/rack-n-ruin?partner=tripleg87&charity=1346637

[Nintendo Switch]
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$9.99 USD
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/rack-n-ruin-switch/

[PlayStation 4]
$9.99 USD
https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP2163-CUSA01413_00-RACKNRUINBUILDID

Airport Lounge by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3347-airport-lounge
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Mar. 29, 2020

In this gameplay video from Ready Set Indie Games, TripG87 plays Jump Step Step (Nintendo Switch).

Jump Step Step is a truly unique experience. Where you play as a little robot in which you get to code to do things in the game. At first, the game was a little confusing, but as you play more and more of the game, it becomes a lot of fun.

I love that the game teaches you in a way a little bit about coding in a fun and interactive game. I would recommend the game for adults and children alike as the game does provide a challenge, but really it's the coding aspect that really drew me into the game as I have always been interested in coding.

If you would like to play Jump Step Step for yourself, you can do so on the following platform(s):

PC
[STEAM]
$4.99 USD
https://store.steampowered.com/app/575710/Jump_Step_Step/

[Nintendo Switch]
$4.99 USD
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/jump-step-step-switch/

[PlayStation 4]
$4.99 USD
https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP3686-CUSA16445_00-JUMPSTEPSTEPS4US

[XBOX ONE]
$7.99 USD
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/jump-step-step/brm5qj8k1c6h?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

Airport Lounge by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3347-airport-lounge
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Mar. 25, 2020

In this gameplay video from Ready Set Indie Games, TripG87 plays Hellpoint: The Thespian Feast (PC).

Hellpoint: The Thespian Feast is a Free to Play souls-like game that is like a sequel to Hellpoint. You play as the Investigator 50 years after the events that transpired in Hellpoint. For this to be a free to play game. I thought it was really interesting and I did enjoy it. It does have a soul-like feel to it, however, it wasn't as difficult as Souls game, but it could also be based on the class I choose. Which you get to choose from three different classes. So, depending on how well of a player you are with the class you choose, I would say sets your difficulty.

Overall, the game is fun and if you are looking for a Souls type game, I would recommend this.

If you would like to play Hellpoint: The Thespian Feast for yourself, you can do so on the following platform(s):

PC

[STEAM]
Free to Play
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1243140/Hellpoint_The_Thespian_Feast/

Airport Lounge by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3347-airport-lounge
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Mar. 24, 2020

Warning: The Following Game Contains one or more of the following subjects:

Violence

Blood and Gore

Sexual Themes

Strong Language

Mental Health Struggles

And therefore may not be suitable for some viewers and should NOT be viewed by anyone under the age of 17 as this is a rated M for Mature Game.

Viewers Discretion is Advised

In this gameplay video from Ready Set Indie Games, TripG87 plays Yakuza Zero on PC for thedailygamepad.net.

First I would like to thank Sega for provided us at thedailygamepad.net a full copy of the windows version of Yakuza Zero for free to play for this gameplay video. It is because of their kindness that I was able to play the game for them.

In Yakuza Zero, you play a younger version of Kazuma Kiryu and another character known as Goro Majima as they are new to the Yakuza. Just like in past games you get to explore the town and help people as well as get into streets brawls. I didn't get a chance to play a lot of the game due to issues on the windows store version of the game. It plays the first 30 minutes of the game and then got stuck on a black scene. However, the thirty minutes I did get to play of it I did enjoy. I really like the combat scenes, although the controls were a bit clunky and needed some time to get used to.

I thought the graphics were great. I enjoy the cut scenes but was a little confused about the cut scenes in which the main characters of the game would talk to a character of importance. It has been a while since I last played a Yakuza game, so I can't remember if this was standard for the game or not.

Overall, a pretty good game and I do recommend it.

If you would like to play Yakuza Zero for yourself, you can do so on the following platform(s):

PC
[STEAM]
$19.99 USD
https://store.steampowered.com/app/638970/Yakuza_0/

[*Windows Store]
$19.99 USD
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/yakuza-0-for-windows-10/9pd0bjrblrjm?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

[PlayStation 4]
$19.99 USD
$9.99 USD [On Sale]
https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP0177-CUSA05070_00-YAKUZA0AMERICA00

[XBOX ONE]
$19.99 USD
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/yakuza-0/9npp17lhj3mk?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

Airport Lounge by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3347-airport-lounge
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Mar. 23, 2020

In this gameplay video from Ready Set Indie Games, TripG87 plays Chicory: A Colorful Tale Demo (PC) [Steam Game Festival Spring 2020].

Chicory: A Colorful Tale is a very unique and interesting game. In this game, you play as a dog, who works for Chicory, the wielder of the brush that is used to paint the world with color. In the middle of cleaning, the world suddenly becomes black and white. Upon leaving your duty of cleaning, you find Chircory's brush out in the main corridor, but Chircory is nowhere in sight. It's up to you to find Chircory, as well as add color to the now colorless world.

What I like about the game is that it can be really relaxing, as overall it feels like an interactive coloring book. However, it still has gameplay elements such as platforming and puzzle-solving, which doesn't exactly focuses solely on the coloring. Also, the music in the game was pretty good too. I can imagine relaxing with the game after a long day.

The game is currently still in development.

If you would like to wishlist Chicory: A Colorful Tale for yourself, you can do so on the following platform(s):

PC/macOS

[STEAM]
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1123450/Chicory_A_Colorful_Tale/

Airport Lounge by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3347-airport-lounge
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/