A well crafted old-shool dungeon crawler that is also very accessible and streamlined, with an interesting story and lore, well acted dialogues, tense moments and a fantastic steampunk style reminiscent of Bioshock.
Following a recent update, Vaporum now features the option to pause the action, turning the game into some sort of turn based action-strategy title. That’s something that I’ve enjoyed a lot and ended up using for the whole game.
Hellblade: Senua’s sacrifice (PC, PS4)
Behind the shiny graphics and the amazing motion capture, there’s a game part walking simulator and part hack and slash, all sprinckled with some light puzzle elements. Blend all of this, add the best sound design and voice acting that you can think of, remove the HUD, and you’ll get Hellblade: an enthralling and unforgettable experience.
This is a must play, if your PC can run it and your ears are able to handle binaural sounds.
Thimbleweed Park (PC, PS4, Xbox, Switch, iOS)
“The body is starting to pixelate”, by reading this line during the first minute of play, I knew that I was in for a fun beeping time.
Thimbleweed Park isn’t the classic love letter to some defunct game genre, it’s a phenomenal new entry worthy of the point-and-click pantheon.
The whole game drips of mistery, puns and fourth-wall-breaking jokes. The acting is good, true to the genre, the characters are funny and weird in many different ways and the story is interesting.
Have you enjoyed any of the Lucas Arts adventure games? If so, then play Thimbleweed Park.