Hey folks, I don’t have any reviews or fancy game lists ready today, but I want to provide a small update anyway. The Pandemic is affecting everyone and everything. I’m fortunate enough to not be deeply impacted yet, but it’s still early. The nature of the situation has slowed me down however, simply due to priorities. My content, reviews, lists, and articles are still coming. Just a bit slower than normal.
I reviewed the base game, Ark Survival Evolved sometime ago. I’m bringing this up because it is very important for the context of this review. I’m not happy with my original Ark review and score. It happens, I’m not perfect and hindsight is 2020. Ark is one of my favorite games, I have numerous hours in it and I constantly go back to it. Yet I scored it low.
2020 has been a big year for big delays but there are still plenty of games worth playing being released. I’ve compiled a list of 15 games that are releasing or have already released this month. I’ve tried to stick to games that have a solid specific release date rather than an ambiguious March 2020 date. If I missed something you’re interested in! Please let me know in the comments!
Out Of Space is about powering up randomly generated space stations infested by filthy alien critters. The goal is to power every room with a battery while combating an alien menace that constantly impedes your progress. Yet you and your team must also manage to live together, often in cramped quarters until the work is done.
Sky Cannoneer is a fortress artillery game inspired by a classic game called Rampart. Every match is played out in several short phases, each lasting only around twenty seconds.
Unrailed falls into the same category as chaotic co-op games such as Overcooked, but the concept is incredibly unique. You must guide an increasingly faster train from station to station without letting it derail or crash. You accomplish this by cutting trees and mining rocks, both to clear a path and to use those resources to craft train tracks to forge the train’s route.
The Core Rule book is monstrous with over 600 pages of RPG goodness. Don’t panic however, it looks far most intimidating than it is. The core rule book includes character creation, gameplay rules, a setting primer, and a game mastery guide. Its almost several products rolled into one, thus the size.
Mortal Glory is a turn-based game about gladiatorial combat. The graphics are simplistic but graceful with its old school charm. You recruit, upgrade, and outfit a group of gladiators to battle within the fiendish arena.
Kofi Quest: Alpha mod is a comedic game following the adventures of Kofi. Kofi is a low-level lazy video game character who shares a house with his equally pathetic friend, Slime. The inhabitants of Kofi Quest know they are in a video game and it features a lot of tongue in cheek humor that riffs on that theme.