Since falling in love with the Etrian Odyssey series, I’ve been looking for new PC games to scratch that itch of modern dungeon crawling design. Legend of Grimrock came close, but it wasn’t what I was looking for. It turns out that Batholith Games’ Chris McAulay felt the same way, and why he created Zavix Tower.
Zavix Tower is a love letter to classic series like Wizardry, but with modern elements. If you can put up with the annoying elements of older games, Zavix Tower is a good trip down memory lane.
Star Vikings is an interesting game designed around not just unique game elements, but the accessibility that made Plants vs. Zombies famous. While the game may not hit the same notes as PvZ, it’s an enjoyable game that anyone can play.
Zachtronics continues its domination of the programming/puzzle market with their latest game SHENZHEN IO. While the game is currently in Early Access, the design is all done, and just like advanced play of their games, all that’s left is refinement.
And also just like their previous works, this is a game that you will either love or hate, depending on what you think of programming.
When it was announced that there would be a new Lord of the Rings-styled game, it was easy to see the developers coping the Batman and Assassin’s Creed series. Games based on LoTR have varied in quality, and signs were pointing to this being another flop. While Shadows of Mordor doesn’t hit the same heights as other open world games, it’s still one of the best games based on the LoTR property.