Sunday, 19 February 2017

Recommended Games p6

It's been a while since my last entry, but I've not forgotten to make some more game recommendations. Usually I only cover indie games in these posts, but I thought I'd start including the more well-known games that I personally enjoyed too. I'm going to split the two up in separate groups.

Indie Games:

The First Templar

Developer: Haemimont Games 
Publisher: Kalypso Media Digital

A fun, story-driven hack and slash game set in the time of Crusades and follows a group of characters as they attempt to find the Holy Grail and prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. Combat also includes skill upgrades.

Rise of the Argonauts

Developer: Liquid Entertainment 
Publisher: Codemasters

An RPG set in Ancient Greece, following Jason and the Argo crew through a number of locations in search of the Golden Fleece. Deep dialogue options, lovely combat, and skill upgrade trees associated with Greek deities.


Developer: Spiders 
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Takes place in the same setting as 'Mars: War Logs' and happening in parallel to it but following a different group of characters, Technomancer is a very nice dystopian sci-fi RPG with well-executed combat mechanics, an immersive world, and deep RPG elements.

Hunted: The Demon's Forge

Developer: inXile Entertainment 
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

An over-the-shoulder view dark fantasy hack and slash following a pair of protagonists. Not much of a focus on story, but a very fun and engaging combat, allowing swapping between a male human warrior and a female elf archer.


Developer: Camouflaj 
Publisher: GungHo Online Entertainment America, Inc.

An interestingly-executed stealth game taking place in a dystopian society living in a high-tech facility underground. The player acts as a hacker, peering through cameras, and unlocking doors, who has to help a teenage girl escape the facility and not get caught. Broken into 5 episodes. Though the game goes downhill in the last 2 episodes, the first 3 are well-worth experiencing.

Dead Effect

Developer: BadFly Interactive, a.s. 
Publisher: BadFly Interactive, a.s.

A short, fun sci-fi first-person shooter with zombies. Not much of a story, but a nice variety of weapons and cool action moments. Good for killing a few hours.

Popular Games:

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Developer: Firaxis Games , Feral Interactive (Mac) , Feral Interactive (Linux) 
Publisher: 2K Games, Feral Interactive (Mac), Feral Interactive (Linux)

An extremely addictive tactics game. The player controls a top secret military facility as they attempt to fight off an alien invasion. Aside from taking your squad out into the field, you also get to make a lot of behind-the-scenes choices and manage the whole base, such as deciding what weapons/defences to research, watching your expenses, and keeping panic across the world under control.

Wolf Among Us

Developer: Telltale Games 
Publisher: Telltale Games

An immersive story set in a gritty noir setting and with a darker take on many of the fairy tale characters. You play as Bigby Wolf (Big Bad Wolf), attempting to solve a gruesome murder and to find the one responsible. Excellent presentation and elements of choice & consequence make this game well worth looking into.

Spec Ops: The Line

Developer: Yager Development 
Publisher: 2K Games, Missing Link Games

A story-focused third-person shooter. Spec Ops: The Line has us in the shoes of a small group of soldiers having to face the horrors of war in a wartorn Dubai. Very action-packed, but also with a lot of emphasis on grey morality and choices.