An Airport for Aliens Currently Run by Dogs

An Airport for Aliens Currently Run by Dogs

I am a ‘dog person’ so this game looked intriguing. I had it on my wish list and picked it up, on sale. Having spent many hours in airports run by dogs, I have very mixed feelings. It is a silly, somewhat mindless game with the biggest challenge being to find specific characters, objects and gates in each of 6 airports. Woven into this is a love story about a long distance relationship between you and Krista (the last two humans left on the planet). Your busy lives intersect at airports and it is sweet to watch the relationship unfold through many brief encounters. Although each airport has very different geography, there is a lot of repetition (the same shops, the same vendors, and much of the same dialog).

Real player with 19.0 hrs in game

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Hilariously it was my girlfriend who got me this game, we are long distance, and neither of us actually knew much about the game. I just kinda wishlisted it long ago cause haha cute dogs and alien airports, and she got it cause just frick it we get gifts for each other so sue us (please dont, legal action scares me). Well, 13 hours later and I am all misty eyed over what was supposed to be a silly little game. Even now typin this out I am gettin all teary eyed. Not gonna get too into detail cause I ain’t wanna spoil stuff but heck, this game is gonna last in my brain head for a long while. 10/10, Recommend it forever

Real player with 14.4 hrs in game

An Airport for Aliens Currently Run by Dogs on Steam

The World Next Door

The World Next Door

I’m really torn going into this review. I gave it a thumbs down, but I didn’t hate it. It’s a solid 3/5. I’ve played through twice now, and I’m trying to talk myself into a third run. My overall opinion is, unfortunately, the game isn’t worth the $15 I paid for it. It IS worth playing, however, so if you can get it on sale and you’re thinking about giving it a try, don’t hesitate. Here’s a breakdown of what I loved and hated:


  • Battles are fought with a take on the Match 3 style games, so it’s an easy system for most people to pick up. That kind of accessibility is always appreciated. Some other players have struggled with it on the PC, but I plugged in an Xbox controller and had no issues. (If you find it’s still too difficult and you’re more interested in the story than gameplay, you have the option to turn on assist mode in settings. You’ll still have to go through the puzzles, but you’ll no longer take damage. If you’re getting frustrated, I’d suggest switching it on to finish the game.)

Real player with 10.5 hrs in game

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Oh the places you’ll go…

Full disclosure: My best friend works at Rose City Games. That being said: I was able to test this game pre-release and loved it enough to get a copy on Switch. Here we go.

You’ll like this game if you are looking for a solid visual novel with characters who actually come off as real teens (see very below for more on them). You’ll like it if you want beautiful artwork (Lord Gris is kinda-sorta fantastic) and you’ll like it if you dig a good, chill soundtrack. I also need to point out that the battle system has all the potential to be something crazy good; properly adrenalizing a match-em-up puzzle format is no easy task.

Real player with 7.7 hrs in game

The World Next Door on Steam