There are some games being given away free on Playstation (real free, not the paid for it type of free network subscribers claim) so I downloaded: Abzu Enter the Gungeon Rez Infinite The Witness Moss Thumper
Paper Beasts, Astro Bot Rescue Mission and Subnautica are also available if anyone's interested.
!!! Rez Infinite?!??!
Definitely jumping on this when I get back home from work.
Save Me Mr. Tako! is getting a new version that actually fixes basically every issue I had with it! There was so much potential (cute platformer with a 20 hour RPG-esque plot), but the myriad of bugs particularly with collision detection did not mix well with the high difficulty. This was also another developer screwed over by Nicalis so it's being rereleased as a Definitive Edition under a new publisher. Apparently this made it so it isn't possible to give current owners a discount presumably due to the publisher swap or delisting of the original version. No word on what the new price is going to be, original was $15, but I'd still get it possibly for full price.
What a fantastic arcade-style run and gun! It reminds me a bit of Treasure's Bangai-O, at least in terms of scale. You're a Lemmings-sized dude going after every single enemy in open arena-like stages, while platforming, dodging walls of projeciles and hopping in and and out of flying vehicles. Controls are simple, smooth and responsive and stages offer a lot of variety, each playing a little differently. It has an Amiga- or DOS shareware-like charme to it, but unlike most of those games it is highly polished. While it is good looking in videos, it really needs to be played, to truly appreciate its appeal:
Chances are you already own it (via last year's itch.io racial justice bundle), but otherwise it's pretty affordable anyway:
Can’t believe Street Fighter V is still getting new characters... Now there’s only one, secret character left. Who the hell can it be? It must be somewhat special for Capcom to save it for last, and also keep it a secret?
Mike Haggar? Giant REVillage Lady?
Those are the only ones I can think of.
Or some kind of big licensed character? Marvel? Or a guest character from another fighting game series entirely?
Post by Apollo Chungus on Apr 8, 2021 13:36:22 GMT -5
It's actually going to be Keiji Inafune, kicking the door in and demanding Street Fighter 6 be outsourced to a Western developer in order to appeal to a wider audience. He has fifty health bars and you'll have to use every character on him, essentially working like an inverse boss rush, in order to make him realize that it's not 2008, he's not the general manager at Capcom, and we don't have to do that. (I don't know what the joke behind this was, honestly. It just kinda amused me.)
As an aside, what are quick and easy games to play on the Mega Drive or SNES? I'm playing Professor Layton and the Specter's Flute, and I'd like to have a short enough game to play on the PC. I can't think of any that aren't genuinely pretty challenging despite their short length (like Kid Klown in Krazy Chase, a pretty cool game with lots of great animation and slapstick that I just can't stick at the moment). Even some adventure games would do the trick, graphic or text adventures especially.
The Super Bonk games on SNES/Super Famicom are quick and easy.
Also looking for what to play - need to scratch the JRPG itch and so thought I'd pick something from my PS2 backlog. My options are: Kingdom Hearts 2 Shadow Hearts Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga Star Ocean: Till the End of Time Steambot Chronicles Valkyrie Profile 2 Wizardry: Tale of the Forsaken Land
Edit: Oh and BoF Dragon Quarter
Last Edit: Apr 8, 2021 13:58:44 GMT -5 by excelsior