Mini March – a month of short games

NERO bridge with jellyfish
NERO bridge with jellyfish

After finishing a couple of big RPG/adventures in the past few months (namely The Witcher 3 and Horizon Zero Dawn), I needed a break from intense long games, so I deemed March as mini (game) month. I decided it was a good opportunity to knock over some shorter games and feel like I wasn’t neglecting them there in my library!

For March I completed:

  • The Unfinished Swan (PS4) – I’d had this on PS3 and played a little bit but found it hard being all white except for where you threw black paint. I started over and really enjoyed it until I got to the night levels which were stressful and had an achievement I balked at (pushing a ball uphill by hitting it with paintballs, and not straying from the light lest you die).
  • Dear Esther: Landmark Edition (PS4) – beautiful, mournful game which I played through a few times to get the platinum trophy. The cave area was stunning. Highly recommend!
  • Beyond Eyes (PS4) – pretty painterly style, but annoying protagonist who was scared of almost everything. Very sad ending. At this stage in Mini March I was getting emotionally exhausted with all these intense story lines.
  • NERO: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure (PS4) – this one reminded me a little of Journey but with a dark theme. Incredibly sad storyline, but beautiful atmosphere.
  • Gorogoa (iOS) – loved the unusual puzzling, but it stumped me a few times and I needed to consult a guide. Highly recommend!
  • Oxenfree (PS4) – could’ve played this over and over, the meta storyline had me so intrigued. Just get it and play it. You won’t regret it!
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (PS4) – so poignant, beautiful music, amazing graphics and scenery. Highly recommend this one too.
  • Seasons After Fall (PS4) – hey guess what, also sad. Lovely graphical style, reminded me a bit of a mix of Child of Light, Muramasa and Okami.

It was a fun month, and I think I’ll do it all again for in May – this time with my Steam backlog!

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