There used to be several flash games called falling sand. They weren’t true games, they were closer to toys but they were still a ton of fun. They were physics-based and usually simulated various powders, liquids and gases and their effects on each other. Wood would burn, water would put out fires but the heat would turn it to steam for exampl
The first quarter of any year is generally pretty slow as far as big-name titles go. Not all is lost however, the slow period can be a great time to release potential gems on the indie or smaller front. I believe I’ve dug up 10 such games releasing over the next three months. Hopefully, by the end of the list, you have found at least one game to be excited about.
Arkham Horror is a cooperative board game based on the works of H.P Lovecraft. 3rd edition is the latest installment of the core Arkham line. I have no experience with previous editions of the game. It’s sister game, however, Eldritch Horror is one of my favorite board games.
Horizon Zero Dawn has an interesting concept. Fill the world with giant robotic animals and tell the player to take them down with bows, arrows, and slingshots. Somehow the idea works out great instead of being a complete disaster. In fact, the combat against mechanical monstrosities is easily one of the games highest points.
While Overcooked 2 can be played solo, the core experience is that of chaotic cooperation between partners and friends. You will laugh and yell at each other in equal measure as the team attempts to cook and send out a variety of dishes while combating oddball hazards and individual incompetence.
It’s that time of year again where every single person, alien and dog creates an end of the year style list, contributing to an ever-growing pile of lists that slowly but surely dilute the increasing pool of game of the year awards. Progressively draining away the significance of the term until it will eventually become a meaningless concept to join the cemetery of dead things that will somehow be blamed on young people despite the fact that the age of the average gamer is 35!
This isn’t a review of Foxhole, but I want to talk about it anyway. I discovered it through a friend a few days ago and picked it up on a whim because it’s currently on sale for 10.99$ On Steam. I’ve got so much more to experience in Foxhole, but I can say it was already money well spent.
Days Gone is a slow burn, slower than most. I almost quit during the first several hours. Not because the game was boring, but it just didn’t grab me. However, the longer you play Days Gone the more it grows from both a gameplay and story standpoint. In the end, I’m very glad I stuck around.
Tools Up is a cooperative party game for 1 to 4 players. You play as a team of handymen, women and anthropomorphic animals working together to renovate a bunch of apartments in a towering skyscraper.