About Jessica Critcher

Jessica Critcher is a writer, newly transplanted to Alameda, California. She contributes regularly to Gender Focus and is busy querying her debut novel, a post-apocalyptic story set in 1953. Follow her on Twitter @JessCritcher or find her on Instagram at JessicaCritcher for adorable pictures of her chihuahua, Ada Lovelace.



Author Archives: Jessica Critcher

Girls X Battle Review

April 3rd, 2016 | by Jessica Critcher

Based on a 16 second trailer, I was pretty psyched to play Girls X Battle. I didn’t care that the


Ys Chronicles II Review

March 6th, 2016 | by Jessica Critcher

After giving DotEmu’s reboot of Ys Chronicles 1 a solid four stars, I was eager to dive into the next


Ultimate Briefcase Review

February 21st, 2016 | by Jessica Critcher

It’s easy to play fast and loose with what constitutes an arcade game, since not much seems to be required


The Pit Review

February 8th, 2016 | by Jessica Critcher

With mobile games, the saying, “you get what you pay for,” often rings true. Players who demand interesting stories, stunning


BoOooo Review

December 14th, 2015 | by Jessica Critcher

For introverts, prolonged social interaction can feel like we’re slowly being drained of our energy. There’s nothing more satisfying than


Fantasy War Tactics Review

December 4th, 2015 | by Jessica Critcher

I wanted to like Fantasy War Tactics. The premise is cool, the graphics are shiny, and it’s populated with an


Swords and Crossbones Review

October 27th, 2015 | by Jessica Critcher

Despite a historical reputation for theft, murder, and general misbehavior, pirates continue to hold a place of whimsy and good-natured


Durlindana Review

July 20th, 2015 | by Jessica Critcher

Durlindana is a fantasy RPG by Simon Matts. The premise is that you are a lowly but ambitious peasant on


You Must Build a Boat Review

June 29th, 2015 | by Jessica Critcher

Many videogame snobs will reject match-3 puzzle games like Candy Crush outright for a perceived lack of plot. But the


Beast Quest Review

June 8th, 2015 | by Jessica Critcher

Beast Quest is a fantasy RPG by Miniclip that promises to be an “epic action-adventure.” An evil wizard has put a


Ys Chronicles 1 Review

May 19th, 2015 | by Jessica Critcher

DotEmu has rebooted Ancient Ys Vanished Omen, part of what they refer to as “the godfather of Japanese action-RPG sagas,”



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