Weeklong Deals for 7/23/18

Are you ready for a wall of deals? Because the Weeklong Deals are chock full of ’em, good and garbage alike. There’s a little bit of everything as usual but weighted more towards roguelikes and adventures, as far as my recommendations are concerned. Also if you missed the announcement yesterday, I’ve set the update schedule for the website as Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday for the foreseeable future, with mini-reviews if possible and only on the curation page on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

HELL YES

Crypt of the NecroDancer (Review) – The premier rhythm-based roguelike, also hard as balls

Caves of Qud (review) – The premier classic-style roguelike, also fun as hell

Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons (Review) – A must-have for fans of emotional storytelling and rich folklore

Ash of Gods: Redemption (Review) – Solid dark fantasy RPG built on the contentious Banner Saga combat system

Book of Demons (Review) – Literally papercraft Diablo 1 on rails, and actually quite good at it

Volume (Review) – Arcade stealth game with razor-sharp writing

Sproggiwood (Review) – Bright, cheerful, and entertaining roguelike good for newbies and veterans alike

Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride (Review) – A rich and colorful hidden object adventure that stands above most of the genre

Shadowgate (Review) – Very smart remake of the original deathtrap castle adventure

The Dream Machine (Review) – Unique point-and-click adventure about claymation dreamscapes

Submerged (Review) – A simple but atmospheric adventure in the ruins of a sunken city

Port Royale 2 (Review) – Wonderfully relaxing Caribbean trading sim

Blackbay Asylum (review) – A surprisingly rich horror adventure for something so trashy

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (Review) – A pretty standard platformer to sink time into if you’ve played everything else in the genre

The Little Slime (Review) – Weird as heck platformer but totally worth experiencing

HELL NO

Tower of Guns (Review) – If you like your guns weak and your enemies unresponsive, this one’s your jam

The Bridge (Review) – A nice attempt but just doesn’t live up to the expectations set by the M.C.Escher art

Diamo XL (Review) – Not really enough going on here to bother with, really

Deadly Traps (Review) – Challenge platformer with no story and bad controls

Rebons (Review) – Yet another low-effort platformer

Kholat (Review) – A huge waste of both the Dyatlov Pass incident and Sean Bean

Ultionus: A Tale of Petty Revenge (Review) – Unfortunate retro platformer with unfortunate overtones

hack_me (Review) – The least ambitious hacking sim I can imagine

Taimumari (Review) – Would be a nice attempt at retro platforming with more polish and better level design

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