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PS4 / PS5 Game Review





Format: PS4 / PS5
Publisher: Fellow Traveller
Developer: What Pumpkin Games, Inc.
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Age Restrictions: 16+
Release Date: 07 December 2023

Embark on a quest of epic importance in Pesterquest, a grimsical episodic visual novel set in the darkly funny Homestuck/Hiveswap universe created by American author and artist Andrew Hussie. Find all the answers you're looking for across 14 volumes of idiosyncratic adventure packed with visual mastery and shrewdly written narrative. As you zap between Earth and Alternia, you’ll discover and reconnect with up to 20 friends both extra and terrestrial...


Engage in a journey through Lloyd's dreams.

Pesterquest is another game set in the Hiveswap / Homestuck universe and whilst it is like Hiveswap Friendsim, it has an added layer of complexity, missing in the first game, it is also more difficult, but not impossible to get the platinum trophy.

Once more you are the main protagonist in a visual novel and once more the aim of the game is to make as many friends as possible, though this time some of them are missable. The twist in this game is that you can now teleport within each of the worlds but also between them.

As before, you get to read through the text against an often-static background which leads to branching choices. Some lead to failure and only a few leads to you making friends. One nice feature of this game is that it is often worth reading, even the branches which end in failure as some can be quite substantial and offer up more information and insight.


Engage in a journey through Lloyd's dreams.

The game keeps counting as to how many friends you have made in the Chumroll so you can gauge your progress. It does have a save function, though it’s a bit redundant as none of the chapters are that long. In all there are fourteen chapters to complete.

Although the overall goal remains the same in these games, to make friends, I found this game both broader and deeper than Friendsim, almost like each iteration is becoming more complex.


Charles Packer

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