A Paladin’s Journey Through Steam: March 11, 2015. Bizarre, Colorful Things Afoot.

Early Access For Everyone.

Early Access For Everyone. 6 out of 18 games are early access and some are questionable.

Welcome to the new and improved Browsing series. Out with the old name and in with the new and hopefully permanent one.

Thanks again for the feedback everyone, I feel good about the current name now. Let’s see how long that lasts…hehe. Onto the game releases so far!

This post is part of a series where I take a look at the most interesting games on the new releases list for Steam. You can find out more about it here.

Side Note: Richard Nixon’s After Reset RPG

I’m mostly going to let my G+ post sum up my thoughts on this one.

How not to sell your game to me: 5-10 mins of running around considered gameplay or trying to sell a vision. I’m looking for substance, not your pet dream project. I think up a lot of dream projects. You know what I don’t do with said projects? Sell them on Steam for $50 without any gameplay whatsoever. Not impressed with this developer. I’m even less impressed with Steam reviewers that rated this 88% positive and 12% negative. I’m guessing the reason it isn’t more negative is because no one wants to pay $50 to leave the feedback. I can’t blame them either. Avoid.

Side Note: Cities: Skylines

The new city simulation from Paradox Interactive that has absolutely nothing to do with the Cities XL or XXL is now out. Made by the team that brought Cities in Motion 1 & 2, it’s clear that the team went to the limit to make a truly interesting sim builder. I’m currently in the middle of playing it and enjoying it quite a bit. (You can go check out my G+/Steam profile and see screenshots of my city). Whether it holds up when I review it months from now will be a test worth watching. But right now? I think it’s well worth looking into.

Ori and the Blind Forest

Been a while since I’ve been presented with a beautiful looking, colorful action platformer. A Metroidvania tag? Hmm. This is an oversatured genre so it does take a lot to get me intrigued more than bored. But the OST, gameplay and action shown off in the trailer look promising. I just wish the description was a little bit more descriptive. I can’t really add much here due to that. This is the first game developed and published on Steam by this developer. And it’s getting good Steam reviews so far. Might be worth checking out if you like this genre.

Deus Ex Machina 2

So, when I started the trailer up, I couldn’t believe my ears. Christopher Lee? Voice acting for this game? No, that can’t be tru–yes, yes it’s true. How an Indie developer managed to get Christopher Lee to voice act for this game is something I’ve been trying to figure out while I write this. But they got him. Weird as that might seem. There was a Deus Ex Machina 1 game made way back in the 80s. That’s insane that it took this long to make or that it even got made at all. Most studios didn’t survive into the 10s and still make games like these. Bet it would be a challenge to do a biography on the developers.

Trailer Thoughts

The trailer is….really really weird. The OST bounces all over the genre place. It shows off a lot of running, floating and other random imagery. But it doesn’t really show off any gameplay worth mentioning. I’m more disturbed than intriuged when I finish watching it. I have no idea what went on or what I was shown. The store’s description isn’t much more helpful either.

Bizarre, odd, weird, all over the place, this game has it all. I don’t know what to think of it.

That’s all for today! Thanks for reading!


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