I’m Kinglink. Let’s take a break. My channel for the last year has been Game Pass reviews, and Humble Choice reviews, and I’m not planning a major change, but something happened. About a month ago I saw an article that shook me. I’m not going to drag it out, it’s probably in the title and on screen, Zachtronics is shutting down.
Zachtronics is probably not well known as a studio, but it’s a game studio I love, perhaps more than any other, and that includes RGG, who makes the Yakuza games. Zachtronics is the studio that makes me feel seen, it’s a studio that makes games specifically for me, and while there are other games that I might be in the minority opinion on like Lawn Mowing Simulator, Zachtronics is just different.
So with their closing, I figured I would try to eulogize them, similar to Kongregate, which is still running so eulogies are a relative term, but I’m not sure I can. I could make this a long dive into who they are, but instead, I’d rather spend the time telling you about Zachtronics and getting you to check out their games.
I’m Kinglink And it’s time for the Game Pass July 2022 Review.
There are 19 titles this month to talk about, and I’ll cover most of them, you’ll understand when we get there. However, this is a month that has some titles in unique categories, and some titles for the younger gamers. Yeah, there’s Peppa Pig that the internet is making jokes about.
At the same time, I actually found some unique games, including the one on the screen, and this is absolutely a month for people who want something different than the typical big-budget shooter that is laden with microtransactions, though don’t worry though, we have one of those as well.
Like always, I played each game for a night and now I’m here to tell you what worked, and what you can skip. Let’s get started with…
Zachtronics has been one of the studios that I’ve continuously supported. I’ve owned and played all their games from this team, and have loved pretty much all of them. So about a month ago when it was announced that Zachtronics would be putting out a Visual Novel, I was sold just by the studio’s history even if it was a departure from the type of game they are known for.