floox plays Florence

 [wordless, frantically constructed speech bubble puzzle]

Flo

Florence is a game about first love and finding yourself. Pretty heavy stuff.

This full playthrough of the puzzle/narrative-driven game was my first. It’s sad, sweet, and incredibly clever in how it uses gameplay mechanics to illustrate character moods, relationship dynamics, and just the realities of life. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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The Last of Us Part II Ending Explained

 Try and sometimes you’ll succeed to make this man of me.

“Future Days” by Pearl Jam

SPOILER WARNING: There are major spoilers for The Last of Us and The Last of Us Part 2 here, but you probably should have known that by now?

The story for the original The Last of Us was hardly an original concept, but what made it powerful were its more figurative scenes, minor threads, and tragic characters. The relationship that formed between Joel and Ellie was heartwarming in an otherwise cold world all the way up until the final leg of their journey. It concluded in a way that spun the narrative’s themes into new context, forcing the player to consider the righteousness of their character’s actions. Was it worth killing and torturing countless people, and ultimately sacrificing humanity to save one girl? Were the remnants of humanity even worth saving? To a large degree, The Last of Us Part II asks the very same questions.

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HBO’s Watchmen – What You Should Know Before Starting

 You can’t heal under a mask, Angela.

Will Reeves

Costumed heroes are real. It is with this development that the 1986 comic Watchmen dives into an alternate timeline. America wins the Vietnam war, the Watergate scandal is never exposed, and in 1985 Richard Nixon is still in office thanks to the repealing of the law that established term limits for the presidency. On the brink of a third world war and the growing threat of nuclear annihilation, one of these now outlawed heroes investigates the murder of a former colleague.

But what’s this about an HBO series? Why is it important now?

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floox plays The Last of Us – Episode 2

 What do you know about us? About me?

Tess

In the second episode of The Last of Us, Joel and Ellie set off together with plans to meet Tess downtown. But what awaits once they get there?

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floox plays The Last of Us – Episode 1

 Fuckin’ hate the smell of the city.

Tess

It’s the first episode of floox plays The Last of Us. Welcome! Although this is my fourth time playing the game, this is a spoiler-free playthrough. If you’re looking for a refresher or an introduction to this franchise before The Last of Us Part II launches on June 19th, you’ve come to the right place.

In this episode, we get our introduction to the tone and main characters of this new world…

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floox plays What Remains of Edith Finch – Episode 4

There was only one thing left to do. Bend down his head. And the rest I think you know.

– Dr. Emily Nuth

This is the fourth and final episode of my What Remains of Edith Finch playthrough. What lies at the end of Edith’s journey through her childhood home?

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floox plays What Remains of Edith Finch – Episode 3

Whatever it was he saw, it sure made him happy.

– Sam Finch

The third entry to this let’s play takes us underground, out into the wild, and into a little bath time. It may come as a shock, but none of those stories have particularly pleasant endings.

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