Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Popup Dungeon is out today!

 We got an early look at it and made some content for it. Check it out today on Steam!

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Factory Runner - First Impressions

 I am going to give this a thumbs up, but only buy it if it's $12 or less. For most gamers it will not be worth the $25 price tag, unless you are hardcore into these types of games.
 This game does do a lot of fun things that other games in the genre do not. For one, it has survival aspects, well kind of, you have to eat, drink, and urinate. Yep you can piss anywhere you want at no cost it seems. Off a building, towards a person, in your store, on your merchandise, it doesn't matter, relive is all that counts. The food and drinks soon become more of an annoyance than anything, but I am still glad they included it in the game. Secondly you can slap anyone, yep that is right… is there someone standing in your path? Slap Slap Slap. Did you get a customer in wanting items you don't have? Slap Slap Slap. It's satisfying as hell and doesn't seem effect them or the game at all,

The main game loop is selling items from your store to incoming customers. You start with a nice stock of items, and will spend the first few days shelving it and moving it all into your store. When a customer comes in you see what they want and move the items onto the counter to complete the sale. Soon your inventory will be depleted and you will have to drive to a nearby store to restock. You buy it and then haphazardly place it in the back of your truck and take it back to the store. As you complete each sale, your reputation goes up, bring in more and more customers, if you don't have the items or are too slow, the customer leaves and you lose rep.  You can buy a bigger truck, and even a factory to produce and sell goods. I haven't got to that portion of the game yet, but it does interest me.

You can tell the Dev put a ton of work into the details and fun aspects of the game. The apartment is overly furnished and well done, especially compared to the surrounds. The small details make this game unique and interesting, even though it's silly and out of place at times. 

Monday, August 10, 2020

Popup Dungeon - First Look - Co-op Steam

 We check out Popup Dungeons. A tactical roguelike RPG inspired by our favorite tabletop games that lets you create any ability, item, villain, hero, and game imaginable.



Friday, August 7, 2020

Verdant Village Early Access First Look

Got a few hours in, I can tell a lot of love has gone into the game and the foundation is there. It still has a lot of work left obviously as it's just released in early access. You can tell from the map a lot of areas are not in yet, but are planned. I would say that for $15 there is enough game there to have fun and support a small Indie team.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Star Trek Lower Decks - Episode 1- Easter Eggs and References

Star Trek Lower Decks has a good mix of humor and seriousness that I found entertaining and fun to watch. I am glad there is an overarching story and that it's not just episodic.
Easter Eggs

Phantasy Star Online 2 - Early Impressions

I have always wanted to play Phantasy Star Online. Now that it's easy to access on Steam and Free to play, I finally got my chance. It's a pretty good game, nice looking cut scenes and animations, mixed with free flowing action combat. It reminds of a lot of other Eastern World MMORPG. Originally released in 2012 in Japan it has had time to grow and refine itself making it a seasoned and content loaded MMO for it's NA release. While I can only talk about the early game right now, I can say it's worth at least checking out if you are looking for this kind of game. 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Game Preivews for Early August 2020

I am going to start a new segment where I highlight some games I am looking forward to for the month. These links all go to the steam page associated with the game.

Little Wood - The world has already been saved. Now it's time to rebuild your town, learn new hobbies, and forge lifelong friendships in this peaceful and relaxing RPG.

Popup Dungeon - A papercraft roguelike RPG that lets you create any weapon, ability, enemy, hero, and game imaginable.

Company of Crime - Company of Crime places you in the heart of 1960s London. Will you build an influential criminal empire, or head up an elite Scotland Yard task force and crack down on the rising tide of corruption?

Northern Lights - Northern Lights is a first-person survival experience in which you step into the shoes of a ranger, sent on a Siberian island to investigate the disappearance of the crew in charge with a secret facility, whose contact with homeland was lost due to abnormal weather conditions.

Did I miss any games that you are excited for?

Saturday, July 25, 2020

The Impossible Review

A different perspective on the puzzle game genre.  While not long, it delivers funny dialog and a unique and quirky experience that puts a smile on your face.  On Steam for $3 right now. I would recommend it for a fun but short experience.
Steam link