Game-related ramblings.

Tag: Bad Games

You Shouldn’t Play Vigil: Blood Bitterness

Okay. I bought Vigil: Blood Bitterness several years ago for about $1 during a super-sale, which saw the entire Meridian4 catalog going for very cheap. I checked out the sale for Shadowgrounds (which is an excellent game) but decided to browse the rest of the catalog, and Vigil: Blood Bitterness caught my attention due to its stark black and white visual style. The description implied a point-and-click adventure game, set in a strange futuristic world with a dark and forboding atmosphere. I decided it was worth $1 to check it out, but then I promptly got distracted by all sorts of other games, and only got around to trying it recently.

I actually played it before I injured my wrist, but given that it is entirely controlled with the mouse you could easily play it with one hand. But you shouldn’t.

The Case For Bad Games

It sounds strange, but sometimes I get tired of playing good games.  Or perhaps a better way to put it is, playing good games all the time isn’t enough.  Many games are very good and a lot of fun to play, but fail at something that is just as important: they fail to be interesting.

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