Check out more of my journey through Dreamlight Valley as I recruit Olaf and restore the Frosted Heights Pillar!
Cursed Fables: A Voice to Die For Beta Test
When a princess’s fiancé goes missing, she begs the sea witch for help. Only problem, the sea witch might have unwittingly been responsible for his disappearance by freeing a siren. Can the sea witch find the siren and set right what she’s done wrong?
That’s right, it’s another evil magic seductress woman story. For those of you unfamiliar with Greek Mythology, sirens were women who sang to sailors and bewitched them so badly that they would sail to their deaths. In this version, the siren uses her magical voice to control the men of the town similar to how Poison Ivy uses her pheromones. Personally, I hate this trope. Not only does it villainize women comfortable with their sexuality, but it takes what is essentially rape and sexualizes it. One example, other than the previously mentioned Poison Ivy, is in Agents of SHIELD, an Asgardian named Lorelai used her magic to bewitch men into becoming her servants. Sif, the Asgardian sent to capture her, justifies it by saying that men are weaker willed, which is why they are affected but it’s still rape. One man abandoned his newly made wife under Lorelai’s influence and another man killed his girlfriend under the same magical influence, something they would never do if their minds were intact. However, it can be done well, such as with Poison Ivy who has more character to her than being a simple vixen. Also with Kilgrave, a man who can make people follow his every command and enjoy it, but he’s not only given more depth, the horror his power causes on the innocent is not glossed over. Yet I will admit that there does seem to be some hinted depth with this siren character from what little I’ve seen. Perhaps, if the game does not acknowledge the obvious rape, they will at least develop the villain.
Other than that, there are some intriguing factors of the storyline. Not only does the story borrow from Greek Mythology, but it also borrowed elements from the fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. A woman confined to the sea asks the sea witch to give her legs to meet the prince. Only, in this version, the woman is the siren in the game and she’s stolen a prince away from his loving princess. It’s a nice twist with the sea witch being the hero and the mermaid being the villain.
Game play is that of your typical hidden object, with you collecting various items that are needed to advance throughout the game. Some items require you to go through a hidden object puzzle, collecting a bunch of useless junk until you get the item you want. There are times when you’ll have to play a mini game in order to advance through the story and you might have to backtrack but, thankfully, you have a map that can transport you to the very place that you need to get to.
This game is intriguing, despite the evil seductress cliché. I might buy the full version when it comes out.
As you may have noticed, I haven’t posted any reviews or recaps in a few weeks. I am terribly sorry about being unable to keep up but I actually have a good reason. I have a final coming up next week that I’m totally unprepared for and it’s not just any final. It’s a Certification test for Security+ and, if I pass, I not only pass my class but I am officially certified. So it’s a very big deal for me. Again, really sorry and, after the final, I’ll do my best to catch up.
Cyberpunk 2077 Part 1 Let’s Play
Endless Summer Book 1 Act 2 Chapter 8: You Always Have to Be the Hero (Choices)
A/N: After a delightful feast, some of the contest winners head for the satellite uplink in the hopes of trying to contact home. Can they make it to the uplink or does La Huerta have more surprises in store for them?
Fabulous: Angela’s True Colors (Gamehouse)
When Angela opens her own boutique, she finds herself in competition with famous designer Noemie herself for Fashion Week. Only problem, Angela doesn’t know if she should use her true designs or ones that better fit the mainstream. Can Angela find the courage to show the world her true colors?Read More »
Disney Dreamlight Valley Part 1
That’s right, I got into making Let’s Plays and this is my very first one for Disney Dreamlight Valley!
Ralph Breaks The Internet (Disney+)
It’s been six years since Ralph accepted his job as the villain of an 80s video game. Six years since Vanellope went from being a glitch to being the best racer in Sugar Rush. Now the arcade has a new feature, wi-fi, and it’s something that frightens the citizens of the game world. Unfortunately, the steering wheel for Vanellope’s game is broken and wi-fi is the only place they can get it. Can Ralph and Vanellope survive the internet while trying to save Vanellope’s game?Read More »
Another Disney Dreamlight Valley Selfie
Check out the latest top I gave Jasmine and, this time, I took a selfie with Moana!
Disney Dreamlight Valley Selfie (Steam)
Check it out, I made Jasmine Ross in Disney Dreamlight Valley! While the game itself isn’t out until next Tuesday, the makers of the game released an avatar tool so you can design your character before the big premiere! They’re also running a selfie contest which I already entered on Twitter last week with Jasmine in casual clothes rather than this fancy look and posing with Mickey Mouse. This time, I got Ariel!