Catlateral Damage

You’re
a cat
now, so time
for destruction.
Fun!

Swipe,
smack, shove;
knock over
as much as you
can.

It’s
pretty
silly, and
I love it a
lot.

You’re
a cat!
What more could
you want from a
game?

 

(Poetic form: lanterne. Initial drafts of this were in haiku form but no one could agree on how many syllables “everything” is, so instead I decided to write a lanterne (or four) whilst vowing never to use “everything” in a syllable-based poem. General consensus is that, in regular speech, it’s 3, but drawn out, it’s 4. A friend suggested going for “ev’rything” but I just went “this is already a lot effort and thought for a poem about pretending to be a cat and wrecking stuff! Apostrophes are going too far!”)

Oxenfree

Night;
island;
five late teens
open portals.
It gets all “banana bread” really fast.

Out
of the
portals, ghosts,
formerly trapped;
they desire freedom; is leave possible?

Quite
creepy
and very
atmospheric,
the world of Edwards Island drags you in.

Cairns
reveal
some eerie
anomalies;
some things really are better left unheard.

And
letters
are later
found, adding to
a history that’s tragic, dark and deep.

As
well, there’s
compelling
characters, and
superb dialogue that delights and stuns.

The
time loops
are also
very clever,
unnerving you and characters alike.

They
loop, and
loop, and loop,
and loop, and loop.
This has happened before, they realise.

One
major
favourite
moment of mine:
the final scene, and its implications.

Time
loops, and
loops, and loops,
and loops, and loops–
Somehow this all seems quite familiar.

More
good things
include: Ren
and his “brownies”;
Major Dick Harden; Nona is my fave.

 

(Poetic form: tetractys, because it’s based off triangle numbers, and triangles appear often in the game. Neat, right?  😀 … Anyone?)

Read Only Memories

Read Only Memories takes place in
Neo-San Francisco, telling
the story of Turing, the
first fully sapient
robot, and their quest
to find their lost
maker, and
themself
too.

Futuristic setting, retro style,
and strongly written characters –
the little cleaner bot was
my favourite, although
to be fair, I loved
them all, except
for Decker,
fuck that
guy.

Other highlights include giving a
hug to Turing, no one is straight,
Alphie the water robot,
cute robots everywhere,
Christmas DLC,
Wilty the plant,
Starfucker,
and much
more.

 

(Poetic form: nonnet, albeit iffy on the iambic meter.)