Introducing “Kairi Katch-Up Thursdays”
March 8, 2012 28 Comments
Today I noticed that my Xbox’s hard drive was filling up. Given my tendency to not replay games, I decided it was time to purge some digital shit. So I began the process of clearing stuff when I realized that I had more Xbox Live Indie Games than I have reviews. Like, a lot more. I’ve done 168 XBLIG reviews, but I’ve got around 260 games on my hard drive. How did this happen?
Then my loving boyfriend reminded me that I bought around $100 worth of XBLIG games when I started IndieGamerChick in July. We spent a few days just watching trailers for XBLIGs on Youtube and purchasing the games. The thing is, I figured nobody would read me, so I wouldn’t have to worry about sticking to new releases. I mean, who knew that anyone would actually read this shit? Besides, I’ve gotten bored with every other would-be hobby I’ve been trying to find since I turned 18. Why would this be any different? A week or two tops and I would be looking into something else, like Etch-a-Sketch, or paragliding. Or Etch-a-Gliding, which I invented just now and it totally fucking rocks.
Well, obviously I’m here to stay. And that’s all well and good, but I’m also a penny-pinching tightwad, and the thought that I downloaded nearly 100 games that I haven’t played made me sick to my stomach. So what do I do with them? Well, I’ll review them, exactly the same as I’ve done with 168 other games. But I’ll let YOU guys decide what order I review them in, and include YOUR comments in the reviews. Who knows, if the feature works, I’ll probably add some other games to the queue.
Below is a list of the games that I have that I haven’t reviewed. Now, I have played some of the games, and I’ll make a note if that’s the case. It doesn’t mean I won’t review them. It just means the game isn’t fresh for me. Others might be off-limits due to my epilepsy. Again, I’ll note it if that’s the case. The selection of the game will not be based on total votes, but rather which game receives the most convincing endorsement. Voting will take place on Twitter all week, every week, with the selection taking place on Wednesdays and the review going up on Thursday. Or possibly on Fridays if I’m lazy.
And to celebrate the launch of this feature, I’ll be giving away a 1600 Microsoft Points code on April 5 to one lucky person who participates via voting. Vote early and vote often, but you’re limited to one entry per week. The code is only valid in the United States. If you’re not an American, you can still participate, but I can’t provide you with a replacement prize. Make sure you follow me on Twitter so that I can provide you with the winning prize code. Ah, see what I did there? This is also a way to get new followers on Twitter. Sneaky. I should work in a way to get you to follow me on Facebook too.
Here are the games. This page will be updated as games are reviewed, or new games added. Kairi Katch-Up Thursdays officially starts on March 15. So start voting now!
a Voxel Action (I did start playing it but its likely an epilepsy risk)
Arkedo Series 01: JUMP! (I started playing it and just never got back to it. If I do this series it will be a 3 in 1)
Choc-a-riffic (I’m saving this one for Easter so it’s off-limits)
Dark (By far, by far, the worst offender of the “Google Rule” I’ve seen so far)
Escape From Robot Doom (Played it for about 10 minutes, maybe the worst game I’ve ever played in my life, not an exaggeration, couldn’t get past first stage, worst controls ever)
Lil’ Demons: Splatter (This was recommended to me when I bitched about lack of good first-person shooters on XBLIG. Played it for 10 minutes, hated it, forgot about it)
radiangames JoyJoy (probably a huge epilepsy risk)
Techno Kitten Adventure (almost certain seizure risk)
The Fall of the Gods (I started playing it, put a couple of hours into it, and got bored stiff. Terrible game)
The Impossible Game Level Pack (I would do this as a two-in-one, and maybe do the iOS version as well)
TransSubversion (Brian picked this one out, I found the controls unworkable and quit)
Zombie Slaughter Is Fun (Played it, hated it, just another I Made a Game with Zombies wanna be)
まもって騎士 (Protect Me Knight, which I played but not multiplayer, never got around to writing the review)
コロンでジャンプ (Jump in the Colon, odd name, but it’s the Japanese so what do you expect?)