The Devil’s Calculator Review

Welcome to this week’s edition of Five Dollar Dives, where I will be reviewing the game The Devil’s Calculator.

If you love math, then The Devil’s Calculator is for you. If math is not your thing, then this game is likely going to be a pass for you. I wanted to give this game a try as most educational games tend to fall flat. I was hoping that this game would ignite my personal interest in mathematics, but I think a passionate teacher would be able to do that much more effectively.

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AWAKE – Definitive Edition Review

Welcome to this week’s edition of Five Dollar Dives, where I will be reviewing the game AWAKE.

What first caught my attention with this game was the style of graphics, although the tagline on the store page also piqued my interest: “It was supposed to be a romantic trip… but turned into a brutal murder scene.” From this description, I was not expecting a point and click game. I am hesitant to call it an adventure game as you do not get much time to do things.

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Astronaut: The Moon Eclipse Review — Pretty but lackluster space exploration

Astronaut: The Moon Eclipse is not a bad game, however, I found it to be uninteresting. The premise of the game is that a bunch of asteroids are heading towards Earth and it’s up to you to destroy them before they decimate the Earth. You get into your spaceship and head into a stationary position above Earth poised to leap into action. Continue reading “Astronaut: The Moon Eclipse Review — Pretty but lackluster space exploration”

Return of the Obra Dinn review

Note: This article was specifically written to NOT contain any spoilers nor any solved fates. The final paragraph will give hints on what to look for, but will still not give any answers.

Alone on the Obra Dinn, a ship full of corpses, and equipped with your journal and a peculiar pocket watch, you are tasked with solving the fate of each of the ship’s crew members and passengers. You’re given no backstory or prior knowledge of what occurred, meaning the entire story of the game is there for you to piece together by yourself. It’s no surprise that this game, with its incredibly unique game play (which initially sounds very menial and boring) and art design was made by the same man (Lucas Pope) who brought us Papers, Please, another game that shares these two characteristics.
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