Shannon P. Drake
Surprisingly Deep And Very Silly
Build a pyramid to my greatness. Then figure out how to not die of malaria.
See the swamp and join the cult!
Sitting around making weed smoke. Not the fun kind.
There’s really nothing like Blacktail as long as you don’t mind the video game stuff stumbling over the weird story stuff. Or play in story mode, I suppose.
I think they’ve done it. This is the classic Dwarf Fortress experience but with nice graphics, some quality of life improvements, and more robust mouse support. Strike the earth! Don’t slip on the puke!
I think the real appeal of Victoria 3 and the series overall is it’s very self-directed. Picking one game can result in a completely different experience. Managing the diplomacy and economy of the British Empire at its peak is absolutely insane, then during the next run, you are trying to do things like “figure out how to even have diplomatic relations” and “wtf how do i economy???” in some backwater nation you are gracing with your benevolent rulership.
If you like roguelike deckbuilders, 80s action movies, and synthwave, Nitro Kid is a banger.
I feel like you know if you want to give a World War 1 shooter a try. This is a niche thing and you know if you’re in it. Also hi, haven’t seen you at the niche meetings.
Darkest Dungeon Circus Manager 2022.
I found it compelling. Even if you don’t like tactical combat, you have to admire something so completely insane and very much its own thing when the world is busy making roguelike soulslikes platformers. It’s also an excuse to buy a cowboy hat of your very own.
But if you’re looking for Vampire: The Masquerade and you are also old and you don’t want to play a janky battle royale, Vampire: the Masquerade – Swansong is…kinda interesting.
Great visuals, great voice acting, great sound, great music, shame the game is mediocre.
The video game equivalent of being picked up in a 2000 F-250 by a guy blasting Skynyrd and yelling HELL YEAH BROTHER at everything you say.
Worth buying if you have a VR crew, but don’t buy a headset for it unless you want to die alone like me.
Not a bad little diversion but there’s so many good pop/city management games now it’s not worth more than a few minutes.
They will make video games after this but they shouldn’t, perfection has been achieved.
There’s a good core but the rest of the game is the Diet Coke of Evil: Just one calorie, not evil enough.
Stubbs is emblematic of the end-of-lifecycle game in that it is extremely weird, kind of janky, and beloved by those who happened to pick it up in the game store, which was something we had way back then, because console games hadn’t invented online purchases yet.
At its heart, Empire of Sin does a little of everything and does none of it well.