Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion: Mini Review

Adventure Time 

Released in 2018 and published by Outright Games, this game had all the potential in the world. Adventure Time is one of those cartoons that make for fantastic video games because of how expansive the world and characters are. 

Sadly, this game was bogged down by poor performance, so much so that I couldn’t complete it even if I wanted to. 

Adventure Time 

Released in 2018 and published by Outright Games, this game had all the potential in the world. Adventure Time is one of those cartoons that make for fantastic video games because of how expansive the world and characters are. 

Sadly, this game was bogged down by poor performance, so much so that I couldn’t complete it even if I wanted to. 

I have some nice things to say 

I love the idea of an Adventure Time game with a party system and turn-based combat. I wanted to try this game for those elements in the first place. Traveling around, speaking with characters I know and love, and leveling them up has been amazing. 

I also like the voice acting and sound design. Everything sounds like it fell right out of the tv show! Each of the different areas I got to see was crafted with the characters you can have in your party in mind. 

Due to poor performance that is the last of the nice things I have to say about this game. 

I have some not so nice things to say 

The performance issues were completely out of control during my whole time playing the game. I was playing it on a PlayStation 4 first, and when I noticed the game was running poorly, I installed it directly on my PlayStation 5. 

The lag of the game and the choppy gameplay. Especially when walking around in the overworld made it impossible for me to get through this game at all. Minor bugs here and there were fine because I love Adventure Time. Sadly the game was making me feel sick to play. 

I couldn’t push on with this game 

After getting a headache or two and generally not feeling good throughout the time I had with the game, I had to put it down. Normally poor performance doesn’t affect me as much, but it was not something I could look past with his game. 

Go Home Dinosaurs: Mini-Review: A fun tower defense game, mostly.

Go Home Dinosaurs is a fun tower defense game released on Steam in 2013. The premise is straightforward. You have to defend your barbeque from dinosaurs using a variety of traps that each have a different shape.

The gimmick for this tower defense game is the puzzle pieces. Each trap can only fit in a certain area, like Tetris: Not every trap will be usable on every map.

Not for veterans of tower defense games 

Tower defense games are some of my favorites to play. With that in mind, I can’t recommend this game to anyone who has played even a fraction of the tower defense genre. Despite having some complex elements, Go Home Dinosaurs does leave some to be desired. 

Great for newcomers 

Go Home Dinosaurs is a game I would recommend to newcomers! The store is not that complex and could probably be avoided. The traps are straightforward, and the levels are well designed. 

If you have never played a tower defense game, I suggest starting with Go Home Dinosaurs.


Go Home Dinosaurs is a fun tower defense game that lacks depth. Despite having some cool ideas baked into it, I could not stay interested long enough to recommend this game to genre veterans. 

Children and players who are not familiar with the genre will likely have a good time with this game. Go Home Dinosaurs has a fun art style and a simple premise that will make it easy to follow. If you’re looking for a more “advanced” tower defense game, this is not your game.

Go Home Dinosaurs will be receiving a 3/5 for its mini-review because of the lack of depth and the general uselessness of the store. Although I like the puzzle gimmick, it does get old fast. There is some variety in the traps you can use but not enough to justify some of the design details.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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Glyph Mini-Review: I suck at this game, and I love it!

Glyph is a gorgeous game that I knew I would suck at from the moment I got into the tutorial. Generally, I’m bad at balancing a ball on a stick. I primarily game on the PlayStation 5, and despite Glyph having controller support, I wanted to try it with a keyboard and mouse first. 

I struggle with every aspect of this game, but the physics and art style keeps me coming back for more! Glyph starts slow, but it picks up if you progress further. You can buy Glyph on Steam for $19.99. The price is steep, but if you like puzzle-like games, this could be a lovely addition to your collection.

What a loading screen looks like in Glyph. This screenshot was taken on Steam.

What is Glyph? 

In Glyph you roll around as a metallic-looking scarab. You’re warned to stay off of the sand at all costs: This means you will have to roll, stomp, bounce, climb, and glide around the various puzzle areas. Glyph is an old-school platforming game at its heart: It feels like one too! You do not get upgrades, level-ups, or any kind of bonus.


With your guide, Anobie, you will both work together to rebuild a civilization that has been buried under the sand.

Anobie will help you through the tutorial and beyond.

There are secrets hidden inside each of the levels as well, so there is plenty of story to uncover.

It Is Fun To Fail 

During my time (so far) with Glyph I have never felt punished. Each time I hit the sand, or lava, I could tell where I messed up. The mechanics and animations are smooth, and nothing about this game feels cheap. 

Glyph is hard but rewarding. Although you don’t get upgrades, a sense of achievement is present throughout the game. So far, my experience has been nothing but pleasant. Glyph is receiving a 3/5 for this mini-review.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Warpips Mini Review: I Adore This Game!

Warpips is a game I expected to hate. I did not have many expectations when I downloaded it and did not watch a trailer first. Going in blind was the best thing I did with this game. Warpips is a “tug of war” strategy game. Your army will work to destroy the opponent’s base, and at first, the gameplay is very simple. However, the management portion of the game quickly comes into play during the campaign, and this is where Warpips shines. You can buy Warpips on Steam for $11.99.

This is one of the maps in the campaign. This screenshot was taken on Steam.

Game Modes 

Warpips has a couple of different game modes, and each of them shines in its own way. 

  • Campaign 
    • During the campaign, you move through different islands taking as much territory as possible. 
    • You have to manage your troops carefully. 
    • There is a technology tree that I hope gets expanded on in the future. 
  • Random Battle 
    • In random battle you’re given a random selection of troops to work with. 
    • Random battle has multiple difficulties. 
  • Endless 
    • Endless battles. 

The campaign is fun, sometimes the areas you’re battling in start to look the same. The management of the campaign mode is my favorite part. Regardless of the game mode, you choose you cannot pick where your troops attack, they move on their own. You can hold a button to make them defend or advance but these buttons should be used and managed wisely.

The Troops! 

Warpips has a large selection of troops you can use to fill your hotbar. Troops can only be used a limited amount of times during the campaign so choose the units you want to use wisely. Each troop does something different! Some work better together, and others appear to be redundant if they’re all used at the same time. 

You will be able to send out gas, bombs, dogs, and more during the course of your playthrough. Some objects in the game can be placed on the field and used to gather money as well. 

That’s All! 

Warpips is a fun game that has its moments of tension, but is overall very relaxing. The game lends itself well to its art style and has hours of content to play through. I would like to see enhancements made to the technology tree in the campaign, but overall Warpips has enough content to keep me entertained for hours to come. Warpips scores a solid 4/5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Toadled: Mini-Review: I think I like this game?

This screenshot was taken in Steam.

For some reason, Toadled stands out to me. It could be the style, or it could be the simplistic nature of the gameplay. Either way, Toadled is not as bad as I thought it was going to be. When I fired up the game, I had already convinced myself it would be awful. Luckily, I was wrong, and Toadled is a real standout. You can buy Toadled for $.99 on Steam

In Toadled, your only goal is to eat as much as you can to grow bigger. During the course of trying to achieve this goal, the toad is going to change.

As you progress, you can purchase upgrades that will make your time easier, and while Toadled has interesting upgrades, they don’t matter much. The only one I found helpful was the one that let you grow faster. 

There are two game modes, survival, and campaign, and both of the modes are more or less the same. In survival mode, you run out of lives and have to restart. In the campaign, you can continue right where you left off. 

The real standout is the comic book pages you collect by obtaining certain objectives in survival mode. Apparently, Toadled has lore, I was not expecting this, but it was a welcome surprise. 

Toadled is a point-and-click game and nothing more. If you like point-and-click games, you will love this. The game is pretty fun in short bursts and earns a 3/5 on its score.

Rating: 3 out of 5.