The Outer Worlds is a first-person shooting RPG with a huge focus on player choice. Your character has just enough background to get them started leaving with the player to dictate the rest. You choose their skills, dialogue choices and play style. What kind of company they keep, who to aid and who to give the middle finger.
Surviving The Aftermath is a colony management and simulation game that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. You manage a colony of colonists struggling to survive in the wake of a worldwide disaster. You will need to manage many different resources and make tough decisions to ensure your colony survives.
The last quarter of every year is usually packed with big-name titles. But in between your Death Strandings, Outer Worlds and Call of Duty’s some legitimately interesting titles can fall to the wayside. I’ve compiled a list of 8 recent or upcoming games you may have missed!
Bad North is a minimalistic and simple strategy game with fun and satisfying game mechanics. You control little squads of armed warriors on the run from an ever-approaching Viking tide. Your troops bounce from island to island on an overworld map and fight off hordes of Vikings to safeguard the houses on them.
Paradox Interactive let fly a ton of new game announcements at PDXCon. I’ve compiled a list of them together with their trailers and some of my thoughts.
Worbitals console version is nearly identical to the PC version. My review of the PC version is completely relevant to the console version and I recommend you check it out if you haven’t already. The biggest difference is the control scheme. Thankfully Worbital works great on controllers. I had no trouble adapting to it, despite having put in hours upon hours of Worbital with a keyboard and mouse.
Driven Out is a simple game. You traverse the 2D world in a side-scrolling fashion and kill things with your sword. You can perform a high, low and middle block as well as a high, low and middle attack. Time your block just right and you perform a parry. However, the game’s concept is one of brutal difficulty and pattern recognition.
Stranded Sails is a game about exploration and farming. You are part of a ship crew that ends up stranded on a set of mysterious islands. Your task is to reunite the other crew members, build a camp, farm food and uncover the strange mysteries regarding the islands.
There is something attractive about a game that tosses you into a hostile world and simply says, survive. The genre isn’t for everyone but I find the concept of attempting to survive against dangers that can have permanent consequences thrilling.