May marks eight years of podcasts for The Mommy Gamers. Can you believe it’s been that long?
Because they are horrible adults Marcia and Carrie make the obvious joke about Sony pulling out of the PAX East expo. On a related note we do have a blog post up here about how to avoid the PAX Plague. This podcast episode is full of gaming chat, television shows, movies, and Jax’s upcoming trip to PAX East.
All efforts to talk about one or two games went out the window as per usual. The ladies chat about the Animal Crossings New Horizons Nintendo Direct broadcast very excitedly. Marcia talks about her latest games including Journey to the Savage Planet, and Fortnite Season 2. Also included in that lineup is Effie, a great action-adventure indie game that everyone should check out.
Tamagotchi is still a thing apparently and Carrie has been playing My Tamagotchi Forever on iPhone.
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From the makers of Sniper Elite 4 and Strange Brigade, ZOMBIE ARMY 4: DEAD WAR rises today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC! The brand new installment in Rebellion’s cult horror shooter series is available both digitally and in boxed copies*.
While I realize this isn’t a family-friendly title I personally am an adult who enjoys playing pew pew zombie games with my friends. This one has my attention largely because of the up to four player co-op option. There’s something about venturing out to survive hordes of zombies with a crew that makes my heart happy.
Zombie Army 4 features:
ZOMBIE ARMY 4 SUPER DELUXE EDITION
In addition to the main game, the Super Deluxe Edition grants access to tons of additional post-launch content. That includes:
ZOMBIE ARMY 4 DELUXE EDITION
In addition to the main game, the Deluxe Edition outfits survivors with a crate-load of additional extras, all available Day 1, including:
For more information, please visit ZombieArmy.com
*Boxed copies available on PS4 and Xbox One
**This post contains affiliate links. The Mommy Gamers earns revenue when you make purchases using these links. All revenue is used on boxed wine and video games. ~ Jax
I know I’m not the first one to say it, but it really is nice to play a stunning game that doesn’t overtake my life. The Outer Worlds is everything I hoped it’d be. It’s beautiful, it has a great story, and you can play through it in a weekend. And then play it again a different way the next time.
This game was brought to us by the people responsible for games like Fallout: New Vegas (Obsidian) and L.A. Noire (Virtuos). It’s no surprise then that it has both looks and brains. New Vegas was always my favorite Fallout game. I’m not sure why but it was the first one that really sucked me in and actually made me pay attention to the story. As such, I was eager to get my hands on The Outer Worlds once I found out about it (Which honestly was right before it’s launch. Why didn’t anyone show me earlier huh?).
In The Outer Worlds, you awake from hibernation on a colonist ship that was lost in transit to Halcyon, the furthest colony from Earth located at the edge of the galaxy, only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy it. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter various factions, all vying for power, the character you decide to become will determine how this player-driven story unfolds. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.Obsidian Entertainment
Due to the nature of the story being played out based on your choices, you get the opportunity to play the game again. And each time you can build a different style of character and make different choices to make the game fresh enough to not get boring. If you’re anything like me, you’ll put it down for a while between play-throughs which makes it better the next time around.
The game is filled with plenty of colorful characters, with a full range of love and hate to go ’round. You will have to choose whose needs to put above others along whatever moral compass you choose to follow. I had a difficult time remaining neutral and I’ve noticed it’s pretty much impossible for everyone I watched play the game as well.
Yes, duh. Seriously, if you don’t want to for budget reasons, wait for a sale. But definitely pick this up at some point and play it. It is everything you want in this style of game: it’s gorgeous, it runs well, the story is great, and you have an actual impact on the result. It’s no wonder the lowest score it’s gotten is an 82/100 (pretty darn good in this overly critical world of ours).
You can purchase this game for PC, PS4, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch. And if you pick it up in the Epic Store don’t forget to use Jaxboxchick for your creator code 😉
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**We received this game free for review purposes.
I don’t usually play point and click adventures but when I saw the artwork for Nordlicht I had to give it a go. It sounds like a lot of games I’ve fallen in love with over the years. Guess I just appreciate good art? Anyway, this little game has a good story to accompany the art and the mechanics are easy enough to make this game child-friendly.
As mentioned, Nordlicht is a point and click game where you figure out how to do things by exploring and dragging items either onto each other to craft or onto the scene to use. The gameplay is easy, though you might get a little stumped if you don’t think outside the box or try to do something in the wrong order/spot.
There are three parts to the story with what I’d call a little mini-game between where you have to sail the ship and keep it from getting destroyed by lightning, waves, or icebergs. Each of the three acts builds on the story of a Father and Daughter (and guinea pig) journey to visit mom. Several times in the story are little easter egg phrases that you may or may not notice. Plus there are lots of little nordic tidbits thrown in.
You’re darn tootin! I’m glad I picked Nordlicht up to review, despite it not being my favorite genre. I enjoyed seeing all the little cinematics and the art during the actual gameplay was beautiful. I would definitely play another one in this same style! Pick it up on Steam for a steal at only $5!
If you want to play through this with your child – and I totally condone doing so – you should be aware that where you’re going is mom’s grave. I didn’t want to put any spoilers in here but this is one of those things you want to be prepared to discuss if need be with your kiddos. There’s a very pretty surprise when you visit!