Since I was experimenting with Stadia, it seemed fitting to try out Amazon Luna for comparison. It was only a seven day free trial, though. Also, it was noticeably worse quality than Stadia. Also, you have to pay for an early access subscription. Also, it had far less good games available for free. In summary, not a lot of pros with Amazon Luna.
Control - Snap Judgment (Amazon Luna). Day 2 of a free Amazon Luna trial. The other game on Amazon Luna that’s been on my wishlist for a long time. Mysterious and creepy Fringe/X-Files vibes, though it was not creepy in the slightest, and didn’t feel like it had “earned” any of those vibes. But it was at least interesting enough to remain on my Steam wishlist for the next sale. Recorded 4/13/2021.
Ghostrunner - Snap Judgment (Amazon Luna). Day 3 of Amazon Luna free trial. Incredibly fast-paced first-person jumping puzzle/samurai-fighting type of game. Very unforgiving. Tons of trial and error to find the right path. Every enemy kills you instantly, so you have to figure out how to dodge and execute them perfectly. Very repetitive electronica music that sticks in your head for days. Not bad, but I got really stuck in one spot and just gave up. Recorded 4/14/2021.
AO Tennis 2 - Snap Judgment (Amazon Luna). Day 4 of Amazon Luna trial. Yet another in a very long line of terrible tennis games. There has never been a good tennis game in the history of the games industry. This one actually plays itself for some weird reason. Recorded 4/15/2021.
Tennis World Tour 2 - Snap Judgment (Amazon Luna). Day 4 of Amazon Luna trial. Yet another in a very long line of terrible tennis games. There has never been a good tennis game in the history of the games industry. But at least this one lets you control your player. Recorded 4/15/2021.
Tangledeep - Snap Judgment (Amazon Luna). Day 5 of Amazon Luna trial. A 16-bit style overhead Hack-like RPG like you’d play on one of those old consoles that I never owned. It’s … exactly what you’d expect, if you’re into that sort of thing, which unfortunately I’m not. Recorded 4/16/2021.
RIDE 4 - Snap Judgment (Amazon Luna). Day 6 of Amazon Luna trial. A motorcycle racing game that’s really hard to control. That’s about it. Oh, yeah, and it was a massive pain to remove the copyright claims from this stupid game. Recorded 4/17/2021.
Hard Reset - Snap Judgment (Amazon Luna). Last day of Amazon Luna trial. A surprisingly good, back-to-basics high-octane shooter that I’d never heard of before. Just point at robots and shoot them until they’re dead, while simultaneously running at incredible speeds and jumping and dodging. No progression, no classes, just a simple return to The Old Ways. There’s some nonsensical cartoon story elements between the levels if that’s not enough for you. Recorded 4/18/2021.
Resident Evil Village Demo - Snap Judgment (Stadia). The new Resident Evil game everyone’s talking about. A free demo magically appeared on Stadia last weekend so I clicked on it and played it. It was a pretty good demo. This would have been much later in my upload schedule but I bumped it up for that sweet, sweet “new game everyone’s searching for” click traffic all content creators crave. Even though I played it a week ago so it’s actually old news now. Recorded 5/2/2021.