Spreading the word
We’ve had some great feedback to our last blog post and received amazing recommendations which I felt were only right to share with you all. Some I’ve heard of, other I played myself and all sound really great. Before I list the recommendations, I want to add a video by Pop Culture Detective that Rahel sent us which talks about the exact same idea of our post, adding some numbers to my gut feeling:
Your recommendations (from Twitter):
Maybe try Brothers – A tale of two sons? I really loved that game. Or maybe something like Abzu & Rime?
I already heard about that game and my husband actually once played the demo. Will definitely look into it.
If you are looking for adventures instead, Life is Strange is one of the most amazing games of all times.
I did play Life is Strange and liked the mechanics and ideas behind the game very much. But I didn’t quite understand the hype around the game. Personally, I never warmed to the protagonist but I know that a lot of the emotional themes resonate very much with people. So, if you haven’t played it yet – give it a try. The first of five episodes is free to play.
Kadomi later also recommended Pyre but from the trailer it more or less looks similarily combat-focussed as other RPGs.
My recommendation would be Tides of Numenera. It’s an old-school RPG à la Baldur’s Gate that you can complete with no combat whatsoever.
Looks definitely interesting, even though it comes with a warning for violence and gore 😉 But the theme seems promising!
I have not finished yet, but the last game I started and liked very much so far was Broken Age: https://t.co/CNmXHJ2RDC
The trailer does look really awesome and I like the artwork a lot. And look at the voice actors! Elijah Wood, Jennifer Hale, Masasa Moyo, Jack Black, Wil Wheaton, Pendleton Ward.
I really recommend games by Deadelic. My favourite one is Night of the Rabbit.
The Night of the Rabbit (until 7th August 2017 in the sale for 4,99€)
It looks like Alice in Wonderland meets fables and gods? Can’t do much wrong for 5€ 😉
In the comments to the last article, Helen recommended several games, among them Unrest. The graphics aren’t much and it looks very basic but does focus on roleplaying. Undertale reminds me of Monkey Island?
To the Moon does look really lovely and the story premise sounds wonderful.
In the comments as well, Wüstenratte recommended Submerged which looks really beautiful and relaxing.
Something I remembered when looking at the recommendations which was amazing (if you aren’t deterred by pixel graphics and love intense puzzles): Fez. That was reeeeally awesome.
I hope this gives you some ideas as well – and if you have more recommendations, please tell us!