Weeklong Deals for 9/28/20

Looks like an even spread of genres in these Weeklong Deals, from roguelikes to FPSes to strategy! I’ve got a little something to offer everyone, and from this week, I’ll be offering a little bit more. Since there won’t be any regular reviews for awhile, I’m also going to mention discounted games I haven’t reviewed yet. Don’t take these as full recommendations, but rather notes about games I’ve enjoyed that you might enjoy as well. Of particular note this week are the Supergiant games, which might make this your chance to finally try out Pyre or Transistor if you’ve missed them thus far.

We’ve got a big week of streams planned, including some in the daylight hours! This Friday, I’ll be streaming Star Wars: Squadrons from morning to evening PDT, and possibly more if it’s as good as I’m hoping it’ll be. We’re also checking out Spelunky 2 tonight (Tuesday) and probably tomorrow (Wednesday) as well. If you need some live impressions to fill that review-shaped hole in your life right now, pop over to our Twitch channel sometime to see what we’re up to!

OH YEAH

Pyre – I’ve only just scratched the surface of this one, but the art and story seem more than enough to carry it even if you don’t love the tactical ball-sport gameplay

Bastion – Gorgeous isometric action adventure with some of the best narration in gaming

Praey for the Gods – Still shaping up in Early Access, but if you miss Shadow of the Colossus this might be right up your alley

MAXIMUM Action – Retro FPS with some hilariously kinetic action and cheats

ABZU (Review) – A delightful journey through some fanciful ocean depths

Caves of Qud (review) – Simply one of the best classic-style roguelikes out there

Nova Drift (Review) – An incredible roguelike take on Asteroids arena action

Sanctum 2 (Review) – Very solid FPS tower defense, and a significant improvement over the first game

Sanctum (Review) – Still decent FPS tower defense, just not as robust as its successor

A Story About My Uncle (review) – Charming grappling-hook FPS across lovely worlds of floating islands

Stronghold HD (Review) – Still probably the best of this storied castle-building-and-sieging series

Unworthy (Review) – Extremely Dark Souls side-scrolling platformer, almost to a fault at times

Catmaze (Review) – A fine little indie metroidvania based in Slavic mythology

Alwa’s Awakening (Review) – Pleasantly retro metroidvania with some neat magical powers

Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren’s Call (Review) – Flawed compared to the first game, but still a very solid HOG

Sproggiwood (Review) – Deceptively challenging and deep roguelike adventure

Skautfold: Usurper (Review) – Intensely unique and challenging dark fantasy metroidvania

Tiny and Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers (Review) – One of the most clever third-person puzzlers I’ve ever played

Mysterious Realms RPG (Review) – More unique and engaging than its generic name would suggest

OH NO

Left in the Dark: No One on Board (Review) – The rare hidden object game that’s too dumb for me

The Bridge (Review) – Not nearly as clever as it needs to be

Welcome to Hanwell (Review) – Very, extremely not how to do open-world horror

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