As a person fascinated by sex and sexuality in games, and as one who believes the attitude towards sex in games can tell us a lot about our society’s attitudes in general, I was eager to play the Lust from Beyond demo despite being unfamiliar with the series.
Author: GC Staff
I Am Over-Bird-Ened
HIGH Holding up a grenade for my falcon to grab on a fly-by.
LOW A whole lot of nothing out there.
WTF Why doesn’t my bird want to hang out with me?
There Are Little People Inside You
HIGH Lovely illustration style.
LOW Uninteresting outside of the animations and visual design.
WTF Little guidance leads to a frustrating puzzle experience.
I Put On My Robe And Wizard Hat.
HIGH Intuitive gesture-based combat.
LOW Very little in way of story.
WTF I found a wooden assault rifle.
My first experience with a From game occurred during one of the
worst episodes of depression in my life. Stuck in a soul-sapping job and
surrounded by people who constantly made me feel diminished, I had stopped
trying to improve my situation. The only energy I could muster went towards
surviving the day. I’d get home from work, lose myself in a TV show or a game,
and then pass out. Rinse, repeat.
HIGH The detailed environments set a nice atmosphere.
LOW Everything in this game is absolutely boring.
WTF The design is broken on a structural level, and no patch can fix it.
Bunnies Will Save The World
HIGH: At times sweet, earnest, and a little bit inspiring.
LOW: Endless, unnecessary dialogue. Meaningless sidequests.
WTF: Spoiler alert: Your sister might be in love with him??
Gravity, both as a concept and gameplay mechanic, is great to employ in a videogame. Gravity Rush is a great example — main character can float at will and fall through the sky, and I enjoyed playing with those abilities and traversing its world.
Double, Double Spoils And Fumbles
HIGH Freezing a flock of sheep and launching them into
LOW Having all of my progress eliminated by glitches.
WTF Walls are people, too!