Game Title: Lily’s Day Off Platform: iPhone Hours Played: about 45 minutes
About The Game
Lily’s Day Off is a visual novel game that was released on Steam in 2017. It has since been released on a few other platforms. I played mine on my iPhone. It was free, though you can pay a small amount ($2.99 maybe?) to get rid of ads. I didn’t find the ads particularly intrusive, so I didn’t pay to remove them!
Anywho, Lily’s Day Off involves you meeting pop idol Lily, who seems to have lost her memory. Your character (who remains unseen) helps her remember who she is. Since this is a visual novel, every action you choose has a consequence, and those choices can lead to some really weird shit! There are 16 different endings in all to find, which is pretty neat.
What I Liked
The fact that this game offers such drastically different paths! The paths range from sweet, to weird, to completely twisted! I can’t say much about them, because I don’t want to spoil the game for anyone who hasn’t played it and might want to… but yeah, this game is a fun little diversion that encourages you to make as many different choices as you can! Because of its short length, each path takes only a few minutes to play through, so it doesn’t become cumbersome.
Also, I appreciate the fact that the choices you have already made are grayed out, so you can keep track of the paths you’ve already taken.
What I Didn’t Like
There wasn’t really anything I didn’t like. Well, except maybe for the fact that there is zero replay value. Once you complete every path and unlock every ending, there really isn’t any reason to play again, because you already know all the possible outcomes. There is some kind of feature to get Lily a couple new outfits, but I didn’t really care to dive into that.
I played through all 16 paths in about 45 minutes. The game is short and sweet and doesn’t demand too much from you. It takes you on a weird, fun and occasionally disturbing journey, and I’m glad I played it!
Yeah, October is almost halfway over and I am just now posted this… sorry! I would really love to be back on a more consistent posting schedule. I just don’t have much energy lately 😦
Also, sorry if this post is a little boring because there aren’t any screenshots or anything. I did take some, but lack the motivation to edit and insert them. Ah well.
In Super Mario Odyssey, I finished up the Snow Kingdom- I had to participate in a race which was actually pretty fun. The way the little Shiverian I was controlling bounced around was slightly tricky, but I managed to win.
After saying goodbye to the Snow Kingdom, I headed to the Luncheon Kingdom, which was bright and colorful and full of food!
However, despite the kingdom’s whimsical look, this place was a death trap! I died more than once getting stuck in the purple… lava stuff? I don’t really know what it was. Anyway, at one point I possessed a piece of meat.
That was one of the weirdest things I’ve done in the game so far. I then finished off the Luncheon Kingdom by battling Cookatiel.
Next up was the Ruined Kingdom… I loved the look of this kingdom! So dark, gloomy and ominous. I fought a bad ass dragon, and I thought he was a lot of fun. Too bad there wasn’t more to do in this kingdom, though.
After the dragon, I headed to Bowser’s Kingdom. I loved the Japanese aesthetic! It was really cool. This kingdom was basically a gauntlet of stuff that wanted to kill me…. not to mention the horribly aggravating boss, Robobrood! I couldn’t wait to be done with that fucker.
Finally, I got to the Moon Kingdom. Because, you know, Bowser wanted to get married on the moon! The way the church bells rang was pretty eerie. I had to do some ass backwards stuff to get to the hill the church was on, but that’s okay. It was time to face Bowser, which was a fight similar to the fight in Cloud Kingdom. I managed to whip his butt after a few tries, but then shit started going down and crumbling all around me. So I did the natural thing to do… I possessed Bowser and started destroying everything to get us out of there! It was a fun and frantic way to end the game!
With that being said, I beat Super Mario Odyssey! One thing I love about this game (which I know many of you already know) is that the end game is so expansive- there are so many reasons to keep playing even after the credits roll! I spent quite awhile in Mushroom Kingdom afterwards, just wandering around and collecting Power Moons. Speaking of Power Moons, my current total is 161- so I have a LONG way to go!
My husband bought me WarioWare Gold, and I started playing it right away! WarioWare is one of those series I’ve always loved since the first game came out on the Game Boy Advance! WarioWare Gold has many microgames from the past games in the series, as well as new ones!
There are a few different “leagues” of microgames, each with a different host character. My favorite has always been Ashley 😉
I’ve already played through all of the Mash League and the Twist League. I’m currently on the Touch League with 9-Volt! So far, I am in love with this game. The microgames are quick, weird, and fast- paced!
I am plugging away with Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. One event in September was Brewster’s Sweet Harvest, which was a gardening event. I didn’t mind this event, actually, even though I don’t really care for gardening events. However, it seems like the catch rate was improved this time around, which really helped! Plus, you got sweet grape related furniture, and I really loved the look of it.
Another event going on this month was the Blitz Clam Scavenger Hunt. It’s basically just like the gyroid scavenger hunts, but with blitz clams, which are items from Splatoon. I’m not very familiar with the Splatoon games, so I can’t say much about them. Anyway, you collected the clams to craft Splatoon- related clothing with them, and they are kind of cool!
There was also Fishing Tourney #6 this month, which also featured Splatoon- themed prizes. Plus, you got to catch colorful squid and octopus (octopi?)!
Also, Jack’s Halloween Hunt (a gardening event) began! I LOVE HALLOWEEN SO MUCH! All the spooky prizes you can get from this event are amazing. However… it didn’t start out too promising. Barely any bats spawned on my flowers, dammit!
Um also… the spooky terrains are awesome but HELL NO I’m not spending like $30 to get all of it! Pisses me off. I want to earn these things by playing the game, not by spending money on them.
I’m currently at Level 95, and I have 111/ 113 animals invited to my camp!
I played a bit of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery this month as well. I still need to complete my classes to finish off Year 1, Chapter 7, but I got sidetracked by Hagrid’s Birthday Party preparations. I didn’t finish those either, oops!
I’ve decided to revisit a couple of my favorite games on the SNES Classic this month. First up is Donkey Kong Country, which remains one of my favorite games of all time. I cannot even tell you how many times I’ve played through and beaten this game, but I enjoy it every time! And the crazy jumps in Mine Cart Carnage (as well as the anxiety- inducing music) always make my hands sweaty no matter how many times I play it!
I am currently in World 2: Monkey Mines, Level 5: Millstone Mayhem.
I also played a bit of Super Mario Kart. While I am a huge Mario Kart 8/Mario Kart 8 Deluxe fan, I at times miss the simplicity of the original. No blue shells, no real drifting… just good old- fashioned kart racing! I played through the 50cc Mushroom Cup, and I won the gold.
That’s all the gaming I did in September! See ya next time!
Despite my best efforts, I still suck at posting and being up to date on everyone’s blog posts! I just have not had the energy. However… after 7 1/2 years at my current job, I am embarking on a new career path starting this Tuesday! I am hoping with this new job I will be less stressed and have more energy to be able to get back to more of the things I enjoy doing. Some of those things include reading all of your posts as well as writing more of my own!
With that being said, here’s a short post detailing what I played in August. Unfortunately, I didn’t make a whole lot of progress in any of my games, so this isn’t going to be the most interesting post! Sorry.
I’ve gotten back into playing Super Mario Odyssey, which continues to delight and surprise me! I haven’t played a whole lot of it, but I’m enjoying every second of it. I completed the Metro Kingdom, which I enjoyed despite my reservations at first. I mean, realistic looking people in a Mario game really weirded me out at first!
Anyway, after the Metro Kingdom I ventured to the Seaside Kingdom, which I found beautiful! After getting rid of the weird ass octopus-boss-thing, it was even more fun to explore.
Edit: According to my strategy guide, the name of that thing is Brigadier Mollosque- Lanceur III, Dauphin of Bubblaine. Um WTF?!
Right now I’m chillin’ in Snow Kingdom (ha! An unintentional pun!) and I am just about to participate in the Bound Bowl Grand Prix, so I believe I’m almost ready to travel to the next kingdom!
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp had some fun changes this month. They updated the way the goals are laid out, and they are actually much more fun to complete. Each event has several goals to complete as well, and the prizes are pretty generous!
Speaking of events, there were 6 events this month! They were:
1. Redd’s Summer Festival- a gardening event *rolls eyes.* I played it very passively, and got a couple cool items.
2. Fishing Tourney #5. I always enjoy the fishing tourneys, even though they upped the goal requirements and I never get the gold trophy anymore. Oh well. The piranhas were fun to catch!
3. Flower Festival. This was a cute gardening event. I enjoyed planting the flowers and creating hybrids! I felt like there was actually a decent amount of time allotted for this event. which made it way less stressful.
4. Gyroidite Scavenger Hunt #4. This time around I hunted denim gyroidites, which were super cute! I didn’t care all that much for the actual prizes, but it was fun collecting them anyway.
5. Summertime Bug Catching. I enjoyed this little event, because some of the prizes included fortune cookies! I didn’t complete the last goal, though, because no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get a goliath beetle to show up for me. Fuck you, goliath beetle.
6. Brewster’s Sweet Harvest. Another gardening event that just started on 8/31, so it’s not done yet. I’m sure I’ll bitch… er, tell you how well I did next month!
Currently, I’m at Level 91 and have 107/ 109 animals invited to my campsite!
I started playing Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery this month. I’ll admit, I avoided playing it at first because I wasn’t in the mood for bullshit energy meters and microtransactions. I have a couple friends that like it, though, and since I really love Harry Potter, I decided to give it a chance.
You start off as a young witch (or wizard, if you are a guy of course) who gets an acceptance letter into Hogwarts. (I’m in my 30s, but I’m still waiting for my letter dammit!). The story is set in a time when Harry Potter is a baby, so he’s not at Hogwarts. Your story is pretty similar to Harry’s, though: you make a good friend, you make an immediate enemy, people think you’re a freak because of something that happened in your life… etc. I have to say, I really do enjoy the story and I can’t wait to see how it all plays out as the in-game years progress.
The game is divided into Chapters, and each Chapter typically has a few story- related tasks as well as Lessons for you to complete. Everything you do requires energy, which is where it gets annoying. Also, most tasks have a time limit, so running out of energy is an issue. ALSO…. the game is very passive. You tap away on the screen, you trace a pattern… there really isn’t much to do.
And yet… I find myself enjoying the game. I enjoy the story, and when I run out of energy, I just put my phone down for a little while and do something else. I don’t even play it every day- I’ll just pick it up every few days or so and complete part of a chapter, then leave it alone for a bit.
Maybe I like this game because I’m not really in any big hurry to complete it. I’m sure people that play it religiously and want to beat it ASAP get pissed off at it, and I understand. For now, I’m just enjoying the slow journey. I’m on Year 1, Chapter 7, and I’ve completed all the story tasks. I’m just finishing up my Lessons 🙂
That’s it for my gaming in August. Not much progress, and sorry for the lack of screenshots! I just wasn’t up to the task. Like I said at the beginning of this post, things are changing for me, and hopefully everything will be headed in a more positive direction. Thanks for reading!
After continuing to plug away at Doubutsu no Mori, I finally paid off my house loan!
Tanukichi was apologetic when he said he couldn’t upgrade my house any further, but he said he wanted to build a monument for me to commemorate my accomplishment. How nice of him!
Also, this Google Translate made me laugh so hard….
Since my loan is fully paid off in Doubutsu no Mori, I decided to move on to the next Animal Crossing game I need to do so in, which happens to be Animal Crossing: City Folk. As I’ve previously mentioned, this is the Animal Crossing that I’ve put the least amount of time into, so I have a long way to go!
When I booted up the game, my pals told me I hadn’t seen them in 3 months. Sorry!
I walked around picking weeds and talking to everyone, enjoying the stormy weather. I also met my new neighbor, Moe!
I couldn’t remember what version of Nook’s store I had in this game, so I went to take a look. To my surprise, I had Nookington’s! It was closed for the night, though.
Not much else happened this month. To make money, I caught a bunch of fish. However, I realized that I had only 4 fish that I had donated to the museum… I like to always donate one of each kind of fish (or bug) to the museum, so I ended up donated most of my catches. Oh well.
Currently, I owe 248,000 bells on my loan.
Despite my greatest efforts, I only managed to get “Master” ranking at the end of Summer in Harvest Moon: Animal Parade, which is the ranking below Hero. I was SO PISSED, because I really thought I had it. I feel like the game royally screwed me over, and I almost gave it up. However, being so close to the end irritated me and I want to actually beat it, so I decided to try again in the Fall.
Turns out, you can fast-forward your gameplay a little bit by sleeping all the way through the day! So I settled into a routine of waking up, checking my crops and animals, then going right back to bed. I even considered selling my animals just so I didn’t even have to worry about them, but… their cute little digital faces made me feel guilty.
The only crops I planted were Bluemist flowers, which turned the easiest profit. I also put a shitload of fertilizer down to make them grow faster. I really didn’t want to take any chances this season!
Finally, at the end of the season…
Sweet! The ultimate ranking is the top ranking you can get. Damn skippy! The next day, I raced up the mountain to ring all the bells.
The somewhat douchey Harvest King returned and restored the goddess tree.
A brief ending sequence played, and the game was beaten! FINALLY! I’ll probably write some sort of wrap up for this game in a later blog entry, if I get around to it.
After months of ignoring the bane of my existenceThe Legendary Starfy, I decided I was ready to finish it up! I had left off on Level 8-2, so I didn’t really have much left to do! The level immediately aggravated me by starting out with one of those stupid gap jumps that are impossible to judge so you just die a million times before you figure it out!
I played a train section with some damn cheesy graphics…
After a couple more slightly annoying levels, I made it to the final boss, Mashtooth. Oh my god… what a huge pain in the ass he was!
This annoying asshole had a couple different forms you had to fight, and each time you lost, you had to start all over. The plus side of this is I started to become pretty good at fighting his first form! His second form was difficult, though, and gave me some trouble.
The last “form” wasn’t really a fight… I just had to push the moon back at him a couple times. Ha, that sounds so dumb when I actually write it out! Anyway, I finally beat the stupid mother fucker, which means….
I FINALLY BEAT THE LEGENDARY STARFY OMG! There are some end game levels to play, but I’d be lying if I said I was interested in playing them.
In Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, I participated in Fishing Tourney #3! I ended up missing a couple days of gameplay though, due to being busy around the 4th of July and not really wanting to play. I only got a bronze trophy, but oh well.
Another July event was Kapp’n’s Bloomin’ Booty, which was a sunflower themed garden event. Meh… you probably know how I feel about gardening events by now. I got a couple cute items, but didn’t really care to participate too much.
Also, can I just tell you how pissed I am that there are several seriously cool beachy items, but you have to buy fortune cookies to have a CHANCE to get one?! I mean, you could buy 5 fortune cookies and get 5 of the same thing… sorry, I’m not wasting my Leaf Tickets on that shit. Hopefully I’ll be able to buy one or two with some Bells, but otherwise, no beach stuff for me.
Oh, I finally paid off my loan for my van. Woo!
The 3rd event for July was the Gyroidite Scavenger Hunt #3, this time with adorable little jelly gyroidites! I really liked the furniture this time around.
Surprisingly, there was another Fishing Tourney… but I really sucked at it this time around. I didn’t play much, and I ended with another bronze trophy. I didn’t even get a pic of my results, sorry!
My birthday was July 26th, and my friend Callula sent me a message telling me to check her campsite out. She had it decorated with birthday/ party decorations for me, which I thought was really awesome!
Lastly… I got Stitches’ picture! Aww!!
Here’s what my campsite looks like:
Currently, I’m at Level 87, and I have 102/ 104 animals invited to my campsite.
Also, I decided to try out Pokemon Quest.
It was very cute but… I just wasn’t a big fan.
Maybe I just wasn’t in a good mood when I played it, but it seems like there’s many different things going on, and it just wasn’t something I was interested in continuing to play. Also, I’m tired of free to start games with energy shit, so there’s that.
So that’s what I was up to in July! Like I said, my birthday was July 26th, and I got some cool gaming related stuff that I will share with y’all in a later post! Thanks for reading! 🙂
I continued playing Doubutsu no Mori this month, and I am inching closer and closer to my goal of paying off my house! It’s the rainy season, and it’s often raining when I’m playing. One thing I noticed is unlike Animal Crossing for the GameCube, the weather doesn’t stay the same all day in Doubutsu no Mori! Well, it will if you leave the game running… but if you turn it off and come back to it later, the weather may be different. This is probably due to the fact that the in-game time is actually saved on the game cartridge itself and not the console. It’s not a big deal, just something I observed!
Anyway, on June 10th there was a Fishing Tourney!
Apparently it was a bass- only tourney, which I found out when I tried to give Chip something else. I only caught one small bass, and it wasn’t enough to win the tourney. Oh well!
Currently, I owe $53,000 bells on my loan.
I’m still slogging through Harvest Moon: Animal Parade, and I FINALLY got the 10th person’s wish, and I immediately ran to the church so I could ring the final bell! When I got there, Edge (the harvest sprite in charge of the bell) started crying and told me he couldn’t ring the bell because it was raining. Okay, fine. I waited until the next day and rang the bell!
It was then time to talk to the Harvest Goddess. I expected her to be happy but nooooo, she told me her stupid tree was still dying and the only way to save it was to call upon the Harvest King. You do that by ringing all 5 bells at the same time… which you can only do if you are ranked Hero or higher. FUCK!
There are a couple different ways to earn Hero rank, and annoyingly, the game doesn’t tell you how far along you are in achieving that goal. You just have to play and hope at the end of the season you actually did it. Since I am on Year 2, Summer, Day 20, I have 8 more days in the season left to go before I find out if I did it or not. I better make the ranking, or else I may snap the game in half and throw it out the window.
Anyway! I also participated in the Summer Festival. There was a “fish” contest and a “fishing” contest. Apparently the fish contest is where you are judged based on the fish you’ve already caught, while the fishing contest is for how many fish you can catch in a certain amount of time. Uh huh, sure. I got third place in the fish contest, yay!
However, when I tried to enter the fishing contest…
Ugh! No thanks, I don’t WANT to try again next year!
I continued playing Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and once again, I have all animals invited to my camp! That’s 99/99 invited, and I’m at Level 83. My main goal now is upgrading all my amenities (specifically, the elegant amenities right now). Once I do that, I’ll work on maxing out all of my campers so I can get their pictures! 🙂
There were three events this month, and one was a gardening one… uggh! Digby’s Artful Retreat was full of cute little furniture that was way too annoying to get. I mean come on:
How could I earn anything when I can’t catch shit?! I got a couple rewards at least, and I’m happy with what I got. I love the birch trees!
Another event was a gyroidite scavenger hunt, which is always fun! I like collecting them. But… all of the items you could craft were clothing, save for one small table. I wasn’t particularly interested in the clothes, either, because they were all wedding themed. Oh well. I did get a giant wedding cake as well as a wedding arch out of fortune cookies that I bought for 5000 bells each, and that went well with the theme.
Lastly, a Fishing Tourney started on the 29th, and it’ll run through July 4th. Fishing Tourneys are my favorite!
Here’s what my campsite looks like:
I also changed the inside of the first floor of my camper around. I wanted more of a cabin theme, so here ya go:
So there you have it: my June gaming adventures! I’m making some pretty slow progress, because real life gets in my way as usual. Any progress is better than none, though, right?!
Before I say anything else, if you have this game and want to add me as a friend, here is my friend ID. The more the merrier!
I have been waiting impatiently for the chance to play Animal Crossing on my phone for quite some time now! When the Nintendo Direct officially announced Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp in October, I couldn’t wait! The release date was vague- “late November” was all it said! Ugh! Even though our friends in Australia were able to play right away, I decided to be patient and hold out for when it was released in the U.S.
To tide us over, they had a little mini-game called Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Friend Finder, which was played in your browser. Katrina the fortune teller paired you up with an animal friend and tasked you with finding different missing items in four different locations. Once all the items in a location were found, you were able to save a picture of the location to use as a wallpaper on your phone! Pretty cute little distraction. I managed to find all the missing items- here’s my wallpapers, featuring my friend Rosie!
After that, an official release date was given- November 22nd! Woo hoo! But can you believe those sneaky bastards released the game a day early?! My friend and fellow Animal Crossing addict texted me at 7:30 a.m. telling me “It’s out today I’m downloading it now.” Of course, I downloaded it IMMEDIATELY, but then had to trudge off to work, so I couldn’t play all day. 😦 When I finally got home, ate dinner, and cleaned up, it was time to play! So what were my first impressions of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp? Let’s find out!
The moment the title screen popped up, I was so happy! I never imagined being able to play a game from a franchise so beloved to me on my phone!! I couldn’t wait to get started.
I got a greeting from K.K. Slider, who I hope to see again soon!
I then made my character. She is adorable! 😉
I met up with Isabelle, who introduced me to the basics of the game and asked what kind of campsite theme I liked the most. I chose the natural theme, because I felt like that fit the idea of having a “pocket camp” the most. Plus, Goldie is a fan of the theme, and she is so cute!
There is a map you can open up on the bottom part of your screen, and this allows you to go to many different locations! I went to Breezy Hollow first, because Goldie was there and she needed a favor!
Look how cute she is, warming up a pot over the fire!
I completed a couple simple tasks for her, and I got some Bells as well as some crafting materials. These materials are used to make furniture and other items. So cool!
Here’s a couple other screenshots of my time in Breezy Hollow!
Apparently, the more you talk to, interact with, and complete requests for the villagers (are they still called villagers in this game? Or are they referred to as campers?) you can level up your friendships with them as well. You can bet I will try to be best friends with every damn one of them! 😉
Back at my campsite, Isabelle set up a few pieces of furniture she thought I would like. Thanks, Isabelle! That’s a great start!
I also met Reese and Cyrus and crafted my first piece of furniture.
Once you place certain items of furniture down, it will attract certain animals to your site. Goldie was the first one to come check my place out!
I then traveled to another area, where I did some fishing and met up with Filbert.
I also found a random human traveler, which was neat! I think it will be fun to meet up with different people.
Besides your campsite, you also have an RV that you can decorate and paint!
One last thing I did before ending my game for the day was meet up with the three bad ass birds who are in charge of customizing your RV!
I didn’t hesitate to paint mine black and red 😉
After returning to my campsite, I invited Filbert over for a visit, then called it quits for the night!
Words cannot explain how much I love this game already! I am so excited and happy that there is now a mobile Animal Crossing game for us all to enjoy. You can spend a lot of time playing if you want, but you don’t really need to. This is a game you can easily spend 5 or 10 minutes here and there to do a couple things throughout the day without having to spend a lot of time on it. I love the fact that there are so many customization options, and the possibilities seem endless at this point! I’m really looking forward to seeing where this game will go!
P.S. I’ll post updated screenshots of my camp at a later date. I’ve made quite a bit of progress since the game’s release: I’ve already invited several animals to my site, built several amenities and furniture pieces, etc. Right now there is a Christmas event going on so I’m trying to collect all the furniture for that! 🙂
September wasn’t the most fruitful month in Pokémon GO for me- I guess maybe I just didn’t play as much? I still made a little bit of progress, so here it is!
First of all, I didn’t catch ANY new Pokémon! Boo! I still have many Gen 1 and Gen 2 Pokémon to collect, but they are all ones I either am working on evolving or they are ones that just do not ever pop up for me. I think I’m ready for Gen 3 to be released into the wild!
I did evolve a few Pokémon this month, though. I evolved Slowpoke into Slowbro…
Wooper into Quagsire…
Skiploom into Jumpluff…
Nidorino into Nidoking…
and Nidorina into Nidoqueen!
I hatched one egg this month, which contained a Hoppip.
As far as Raids go, I participated in three of them against Exeggutor, Magikarp, and Bayleef. I did all of these raids with Michael, and in the case of Exeggutor, we got some help from a random person as well!
I participated in 3 Gym Battles this month. I took down one blue gym and two yellow gyms, one with Michael’s help 🙂 The blue gym I took down was strange because it was full of almost nothing but baby Pokemon, so I almost felt bad taking it down. Almost.
I also put both Espeon and Snorlax in friendly gyms so they would earn me some coins!
I earned 4 medals this month, which is pretty cool. They were: Feed 100 berries in Gyms, Register 100 Kanto region Pokémon, Win 10 Raids, and Catch 200 grass-type Pokémon.
I caught a glimpse of Raikou, but I had no chance of taking him down.
Lastly, I went through several buddies this month, including Skiploom…
and Polliwag! I decided to make Polliwag my buddy because I really want him to evolve into a Politoed 🙂
That’s it for my adventures in Pokémon GO during September! See ya!