Weeklong Deals for 5/21/18

I’ve got a smorgasbord of titles to share from the current Weeklong Deals, almost as if Valve went through my library looking for things to discount. There’s tons of good and bad, as usual, but we’ve still got a few stand-outs if you’re in need. Roguelikes are well-represented with the likes of NecroDancer and Qud, adventure fans have Dark Scavenger and Primordia, and there’s even a little Port Royale 2 for the traders in the audience.

I’ll be dropping a review of RUINER tomorrow, after getting thoroughly caught up in its cyberpunk chaos over the weekend. I’m also looking at an indie adventure series for Wednesday and a bit of a follow-up to ARPGpril on Friday. Oh, and I’ll be doing something other than Curator Connect games on Saturday, too! Hope you’re ready for a fresh week of talking about games. Me, I’m always ready.

CAN’T GO WRONG

Crypt of the NecroDancer (Review) – A fantastic and challenging rhythm roguelike with one of the best soundtracks around

Caves of Qud (review) – Insanely deep post-apocalyptic roguelike that still manages to be approachable

Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015: Do You Still Shower With Your Dad (review) – The perfect way to make a game out of a dumb one-note joke

Primordia (Review) – Very sharp point-and-click adventure about a society of robots

Reveal The Deep (Review) – Atmospheric 2D horror adventure about exploring a sunken ship alone

Ghost Master (review) – Classic, charming puzzler about scaring people out of their homes

Sproggiwood (Review) – One of the cutest and most accessible roguelikes around

Haunted Past: Realm of Ghosts (review) – A decent spooky HOG, if not the most clever

Dark Scavenger (Review) – Incredibly deep and smart adventure game with a unique story and combat system

Screencheat (Review) – Unique multiplayer FPS where you have to look at other screens to see your invisible foes

Port Royale 2 (Review) – Excellent but dated high-seas trading sim

The Little Slime (Review) – Weird, chaotic, sometimes frustrating platformer that’s still worth experiencing

CAN’T BE RIGHT

Hero Siege (Review) – Weirdly-balanced arena thing that loses steam pretty fast

The Bridge (Review) – Stylish, but not nearly as clever as I’d hoped

Firewood (Review) – You have definitely played this horror adventure before

Deadly Traps (Review) – You have definitely played this challenge platformer before

Taimumari (Review) – A decent attempt at a retro platformer, except tuned to be intensely frustrating

Vertiginous Golf (Review) – An object lesson in how NOT to design a minigolf game

Coma: Mortuary (Review) – The Platonic ideal of the terrible horror walking sim

The Body Changer (Review) – Neat idea, painful execution

Eleusis (Review) – Slightly better than Coma, but only marginally

 

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