Suffering through bad games and hot weather to feature the games for you guys.
I hope you’re happy. This heat is ridiculous. Living in a non-A/C house with an ambiant temperature of 95 is difficult. I’m much more adaptable to the cold, the cold and I get along just fine. But the heat? The heat is just too draining. Am I whining at the moment? Yes. And you’re reading it. Sucker ;).
This post is part of a series where I feature the most interesting new releases on Valve’s Steam store. With my first impressions commentary to go along with each. Learn more about this series at this blog post.
I’ve seen gameplay of this game and it’s weird. It’s an FMV game where you’re trying to explore video clips and database files to figure out this murder. There isn’t a lot of interactivity outside of your own deduction and watching videos. I’m not really sure what to think of it and it’s clearly not the usual game that gets published. So, felt like featuring it today.
Created by a father and daughter team, Super Chibi Knight was one of those games I initially wrote off. But there’s a lot of charm on display and I can’t help how fun it’s clearly trying to be. Although those eyes on the Chibi Knight creep me out…. Might be worth giving a look today.
Mixed-Feature: Blockwick 2
We do get a lot of minimalist puzzlers on Steam so it’s hard to figure out what is and isn’t good. But I like to feature one every now and again that really catches my eye. This time, it’s Blockwick 2. Probably for the really well polished animations and colorful blocks. What, I can get suckered in by the looks too. Though I do like some of the different puzzles the trailer shows off as well. $5 is a really good price for it too.
I haven’t seen a Victorian Steampunk city builder…ever. So, definitely the more unique game I’ve caught on the store in a while. Looks somewhat like SimCity 2000 for its graphic and Isometric style. Buildings seem to grow as well. The only concern I have is that there might not be a lot of content. But, they’re only asking $20. I dunno, I’m intrigued by Lethis. Very intrigued.
Ported from the Nintendo 3DS, Mighty Switch Force seems to be making its way to PC in good form. Reviews are positive so far. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this series and the soundtrack is fantastic as well. Give it a look if you like this style of genre-mixing.
Hey Streets of Fury. Mortal Kombat called and wants their animation style back. Oh wait, you meant to do it like that? Ok. (Amusing little title that popped up on Steam this past week).
Do you like a badly ported from console hunter game? Then I’ve got the game for you. As in, you shouldn’t buy this tripe. Not for $60. There’s no mouse controls, the camera is horrible, the keyboards are horrible, the framerate is 30FPS locked (and the framerate is locked to the physics and animation so if you do somehow unlock it, it plays at 2-4X the rate). Just…avoid.
You remember Age of Fear 2: The Chaos Lord? With that weird live-action trailer for an indie strategy RPG that was launched in March? Well, the first game in the series is now on Steam. With a Mount of Sauron look-a-like actor in the trailer. I’ll give these guys credit, they keep it consistent.
Thanks for reading!