Author: Didi

Video game enjoyer, content creator, and blind box unboxer. I've been an avid gamer since childhood, with my first loves being Lara Croft and Jade (Beyond Good & Evil). I enjoy a variety of games across various different platforms whether it's VR, PC or handheld. My journey of writing reviews started in September 2023 and has been an incredible experience thanks to the team at Thumb Culture.
Duck Detective – PC Review
PC Reviews

Duck Detective – PC Review

What do you get when you combine a duck, L.A. Noire, and a game of Mad Libs? Why, you get the latest title from Happy Broccoli Games, Duck Detective: The Secret Salami. This new narrative mystery adventure is set to be released on May 23rd, 2024 on both Steam and Nintendo Switch. The game will retail for £8.99 on the Nintendo eShop and $9.99 on Steam. If you are eager to try the game before its release, you can download the demo that is available on both platforms right now. Duck Detective and the Power of De-Duck-tion Are you ready to bust this case and uncover the mystery of the secret salami? Leave a comment down below of your best duck pun and win nothing but the satis-quack-tion of knowing you have great taste in humor. Gameplay Duck Detective is a cosy fill-in-the-blank na...
SokoFrog – Nintendo Switch Review
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SokoFrog – Nintendo Switch Review

Developed by EastAsiaSoft and Solluco, SokoFrog is a pushing-puzzle game that was originally released on Steam in December 2022. However, it has recently become available on more platforms on April 10, 2024. It currently retails for £4.49 and is available on PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series. Hopping to Freedom in SokoFrog Have you tried this frog-tastic pushing-puzzle game? and how many frog puns can you find in this review? Gameplay SokoFrog is a colorful top-down puzzle-pushing pixel art adventure. You play as a cute frog, trying to navigate and hop through the levels by unlocking the gates. It's a take on the Sokoban puzzle games released in Japan in 1982. There are five different themes with different gameplay mechanics to increase the difficulty as you go...
Our Favourite Video Game Easter Eggs
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Our Favourite Video Game Easter Eggs

Well Easter is here and some of the team here at Thumb Culture are sharing their Easter Eggs. No not the chocolate kind... Our favourite Video Game Easter Eggs. Video Game Easter Eggs - The Plot Chickens How many of these were you already aware of? Let us know in the comments what your favourite Video Game Easter Egg is. The Last Of Us Tease - Tony Originally The Last of Us was to be revealed in July 2011. The development team on Uncharted 3 created a little link to the upcoming Naughty Dog game during development of Nathan Drakes 3rd adventure on PS3. With Uncharted 3 launching in Nov 2011, The Last Of Us would then be common knowledge. However when the reveal of The Last Of Us got pushed to December of that year, Uncharted 3 was already in players hands with the Easter Egg still i...
SUMMERHOUSE – PC Review
PC Reviews

SUMMERHOUSE – PC Review

Published by Future Friends Games, SUMMERHOUSE is the latest release from Friedemann Allmenröder. Previously having worked on titles such as ISLANDERS and Superflight, this is their first solo effort, and what a delightful game it is. Building Buildings For this review, the game was played via Steam and worked brilliantly, as it's not a demanding game. The fact that it costs just £3.99 makes it very accessible to gamers and a perfect gift to friends as a tiny gesture of appreciation. If you want to add more cozy games to your library, feel free to check out Mike's review of Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator. Gameplay The best way to describe SUMMERHOUSE is that it's exactly what it says on the tin, "A tiny building game about beautiful lived-in houses. No rules or restrictions, just pu...
Disney Dreamlight Valley: A Rift in Time DLC – PC Review
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Disney Dreamlight Valley: A Rift in Time DLC – PC Review

The latest update Disney Dreamlight Valley (DDLV) welcomes Jack Skellington and the addition of a brand new paid expansion pack, A Rift in Time. Published by Gameloft, Disney Dreamlight Valley was first released in early access on September 6th, 2022 for most consoles and PCs. Since then, Gameloft has steadily released free updates every 3 - 6 months, including new characters, stories, quests, and more. The game officially came out of early access on December 5th, 2023. A Rift in Time is the latest addition and is the first paid update that is currently retailing for £24.99 on PC. It is important to note that this does require the base game which is £33.49. Disney Dreamlight Valley - Scrapping Free-To-Play Model Originally Disney Dreamlight Valley was marketed to be a Free-To-Play...
Calico – PS4 Review
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Calico – PS4 Review

Developed by Peachy Keen Games and published by Whitethorn Games, Calico is an indie game that was initially released on Steam in Dec. 2020 and has branched out to other platforms. More recently, Calico just launched on the PS4/PS5 back in late November, allowing more players to experience this day-to-day community sim. Previous to this launch, saw the release of Calico: Pawsome Edition in Dec. 2022. This edition introduced new features to the Calico world, such as new animals, a more comfortable and visually appealing UI, and more decorating options. It has also revamped the cooking gameplay with minigames. Calico is currently available on almost all platforms such as Nintendo Switch, XBOX, PC, MAC, STADIA, and now on PlayStation. With the new Pawsome Edition, it seems like the game ha...
Hello Kitty and Friends: Happiness Parade – Nintendo Switch
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Hello Kitty and Friends: Happiness Parade – Nintendo Switch

From publishers Dabadu and Rogue Games, Hello Kitty and Friends: Happiness Parade launched on the Nintendo Switch on October 26th, 2023. Originally released as a mobile game for iOS and Android, it was exclusively for gamers who had a Netflix subscription. Hello Kitty Happiness Parade is now the second Sanrio title to come to the Switch and currently retails for £17.59. Have you tried Hello Kitty and Friends: Happiness Parade before? With it being released on the Switch, you can play the game handheld or docked, will you be picking this up for a more comfortable gaming experience? Gameplay Hello Kitty and Friends: Happiness Parade is a delightful rhythm game where you go on an exciting journey through the world of Sanrio, spreading happiness and joy to your loyal fans. You tap in sync...
Budget Cuts Ultimate – VR
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Budget Cuts Ultimate – VR

Become one with the corporate world with Neat Corporation's latest but greatest Budget Cuts Ultimate, a single-player action stealth VR game. This bundle was released on September 20th, 2023, and consists of the original Budget Cuts, Budget Cuts 2, and Budget Cuts Arcade as well as all the previous content patches which allow you to enhance your gameplay experience through a variety of settings. Players also receive a free update called Nightmare Mode. Budget Cuts Ultimate currently retails for £24.99 on Steam and is available on PlayStation and Oculus. For this review, the game was played using Steam on a Quest 2 headset. The Only Fun Type of Budget Cuts... Have you tried the previous Budget Cuts games? Do you think you will pick up Ultimate? If you want seamless gameplay between the fi...
Party Animals – PC Review
PC Reviews

Party Animals – PC Review

The latest video game from developers Recreate Games involves fluffy foes battling it out to be the last animal standing. Party Animals is an online multiplayer party game, released on September 20th, 2023. It is currently available for purchase on Xbox and PC, with the base game retailing for £15.49 or £23.49 for the deluxe edition. A Timeline of Party Animals Before getting into the game, some past issues need to be taken into consideration to explain the Steam reviews, which currently stand at mixed/negative. These reviews come from players who have pointed out the lack of local multiplayer, the abundance of microtransactions on a paid game, and the several delays in releasing the game. The game was officially teased in September 2019 and became available to wishlist on Steam in...
ForeVR Suck It! – Meta Quest 2 Review
VR Reviews

ForeVR Suck It! – Meta Quest 2 Review

I checked out ForeVR’s latest installment, ForeVR Suck It! Some of ForeVR’s previous work brought Pool, Darts, and Bowling to the Virtual World but this time around, players get to …clean? Can You Suck It? Suck It is a brand new addition to their series, which was released on September 20th, 2023. It is currently in early access and available to play for free on Steam. Points to note, obviously you will need a compatible VR headset. Gameplay In Suck It, the goal is to be the rootinest tootinest space vacuum-er this galaxy has ever seen. It’s quite simple, suck up all the things! From ice cream and cookies to frisbees and shopping bags…maybe even some chickens too. However, this isn’t the only challenge. Along the way, you have to collect stars, but to do so you have to upgrade your cha...