It’s another one of those weeks where the Weeklong Deals churn up actual, notable titles like The Witcher and The Witness. I’ve covered a few of them and we’ll get to those in a minute, but definitely check your wishlist if you’ve been holding out on something. Overall if you’re looking for something in the RPG or adventure vein, you’re sure to find it here.
As far as reviews go, tomorrow I’ll be covering a recent multiplayer tactics release that’s flown under far too many radars and by Friday I hope to have thoughts on an indie RPG that’s been similarly overlooked. Probably no FPSummer review again this week, but I’ll have another preview up on Wednesday for an EXTREMELY promising roguelike shmup coming next year.
Finally, I’ll be streaming Darkwood tomorrow for indie horror night at 9pm PST. I’ve heard a lot of good things about it and I’m going to give some longer-play streams of good games a try. On Friday I hope to have at least one new release to show, but regardless of what I’ve got we’ll be continuing The Messenger for the last hour of the stream. Check out my recent videos and follow the channel right over here to stay up to the minute!
Grim Dawn (Review) – Probably the best of the current ARPG crop, a fine mix of mechanics and grim cosmic horrors
Anno 2205 (Review) – It’s structured very differently from previous Annos, but if that doesn’t throw you off it’s delightfully chill and captivating
Long Live The Queen (Review) – Ridiculously technical visual novel about surviving the rigors of royalty
Anno 2070 (Review) – My personal favorite Anno, a good midpoint between the complexity of old and the streamlining of new
Goetia (Review) – Atmospheric and challenging point-and-click adventure about exploring an ancient mansion as a ghost
Drox Operative (Review) – A unique take on the ARPG genre, giving you a starship to command and customize and a whole galaxy to ruin
Black Mirror (review) – Aged and slow-burning but still solid point-and-click adventure in gothic England
Black Mirror II (Review) – A great extension of the series and a fine point-and-click adventure in its own right
Black Mirror III (Review) – The best of the series but very much a companion piece to II, just get the whole trilogy while you’re at it
9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek (Review) – Delightfully campy hidden object adventure
Hero of the Kingdom II (Review) – The best of the series and perhaps the best way to chill out and adventure
The Neon Boy (Review) – Super Meat Boy without the quality
Kyurinaga’s Revenge (Review) – Almost a decent platformer, but too janky to stick with
Chaos Domain (Review) – Just the worst platformer ever, nbd