Weeklong Deals for 9/2/19

The Weeklong Deals have swung back to quality, deluging us with a torrent of quality indie titles. This would be a real good time to get in on the One Finger Death Punch franchise, the Rusty Lake series, or any number of deep, engaging RPGs.

Voting for the September Reader’s Choice reviews ended today, and it looks like we’re going to be checking out RAD and Metal Wolf Chaos XD this month. These votes are always close, so if you’re interested in picking a game for me to review be sure to check out our Patreon at the end of every month, which is where I get the cash to make the magic happen.

One final note for the week: I’m going to be all up and down LA for work for awhile, so posting on Steam and elsewhere is going to be spotty. All our usual reviews and features will still go up here on time, but I won’t get to reposting them until the evenings. Basically just check the website all the time, every day, and you’ll never miss a thing.

 

Get it good

Shadowrun Returns (review) – Perfectly fine CRPG, more of a proof of concept for the games that followed

One Finger Death Punch 2 (Review) – A pretty distinct improvement over the original in just about every way

One Finger Death Punch (Review) – Still a great chaotic battler, just a bit outdated compared to its sequel now

Fate Hunters (Review) – Decent little deckbuilder roguelike, but balanced in some pretty punishing ways

Long Live The Queen (Review) – One of the most technical and brutal visual novels I’ve ever played

Renowned Explorers: International Society (Review) – A thrilling roguelike adventure with dapper gents, creative battles, and fantastic treasures

Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons (Review) – Beautiful and heart-wrenching puzzle adventure

Dead Effect 2 (Review) – Janky-ass zombie shooter, but with some neat loot and sci-fi trappings

Alwa’s Awakening (Review) – Solid retro platforming adventure with some neat magical powers

Caves of Qud (review) – Absolutely incredible open-world sci-fi retro roguelike

Rusty Lake Hotel (Review) – The weakest of the Rusty Lake games on Steam, but still a decent puzzler

Rusty Lake: Roots (Review) – One of the best games in the macabre Rusty Lake puzzle series

Rusty Lake Paradise (Review) – Pretty good Rusty Lake game, with some very creepy moments

Sproggiwood (Review) – Adorable and accessible classic roguelike

Blood and Bacon (Review) – Seriously dumb FPS fun blowing up demon hogs

Hero of the Kingdom II (Review) – The current pinnacle of this wonderfully chill trading adventure

Daily Chthonicle: Editor’s Edition (Review) – Super clever business simulator where you run a paranormal newspaper

 

Get it gone

A Boy and His Blob (Review) – Decent puzzle platformer, but misses everything that made the original special

Bloody Trapland 2: Curiosity (Review) – Way too janky and imprecise for a challenge platformer

Dead Effect (Review) – Dumb sci-fi zombie shooting with nothing to really hook you

Rebons (Review) – Another boring challenge platformer

Langoth (Review) – I still have no idea what happened here

Space Hack (Review) – One of the worst ARPGs I’ve ever played

Kyurinaga’s Revenge (Review) – Almost a decent platformer, but the controls and collisions are a mess

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