There’s currently an end-of-summer sale at the Humble Store. It includes quite a few games I can recommend. But let’s stick to stuff we’ve written about on WORG. Or have written about but not published yet.
Prices are super-low, since a lot of our VG character writeups are about older games.
Less than $5, but well-made (if clearly not AAA)
Another World (20th anniversary edition) for about $2. This game is *very old*, but it an Alone in the Dark were seminal and highly influential. Roy wrote up several of the characters many years ago, including protagonist Lester Chaykin.
Titan Quest (Anniversary Edition) for about $5. One of the great classics of hack-and-slash, and still very pretty. We have a guide, but our sample protag Sylphid Erymos is still in the publication queue.
Shardlight for about $4. A pretty pixel art, adventure/puzzle/inventory game in a post-apoc setting. My writeup for the protagonist is on hold since I decided I had to finish the Fallout II profiles before. And, well, you’ve seen the amount of FO2 material.
Crashlands for about $4. A funny, personable, colourful craft-and-survive game. I need one last review of my w/u for heroine Flux Dabes before it reaches beta.
Between $5 and $11
King’s Bounty: Ultimate Edition for about $9. Our guide is oddly popular. Tactics/strategy in a heroic fantasy setting. I also considered writing up the orc shamans therein, but decided nobody would likely care.
Fall of the Dungeon Guardians for about $6. A Grimrock-like old school dungeon crawler, but not as expansive as Grimrock. Our sample Player Characters, the Oubliettes, are still in the publication queue.
Hand of Fate for about $7. No profile planned for this intriguing mixture of card deck management and Batman-style fighting. But it sure helped endure parts of the still-ongoing-will-end-in-2018 writeups.org overhaul via game breaks.
Grim Dawn for about $10. A meaty hack-and-slash by the same guys as Titan Quest. The profile for a sample protag — Lieutenant-Repurgator Kerann Mardirossian — is almost done but I need to finish the work on melee weapons and body armour first. And continue making her profile less… long.
Victor Vran for about $10. Flashier and less complex than Grim Dawn. Yet also stuck behind our ongoing standardisation work for low-tech weapons and armours.
I’m sure that there are others, but that’s what came up first. 🙂