The Kingdom of Loathing has been a surprising hit in the free to play market for now over a decade. And there was some surprise on my part that the developer was interested in moving into the single player RPG genre with West of Loathing. And yet, the game not only turned out great, but may be one of my favorite RPGs this year.
The Shrouded Isle is the latest game from Kitfox Games and is certainly a big departure from their previous game Moon Hunters. Feeling like a blast from the past, The Shrouded Isle takes us back to the time where not only games didn’t tell you how to play, they didn’t even give you accurate information.
Immortal Planet by TeedoubleuGames is another challenging foray into the Souls-Like formula. The twist this time is that the game is viewed from an isometric perspective. The game is all about the word “punish,” but is having infinite lives enough to get around some frustrating design?
Edmund Mcmillen is no stranger to challenging and weird games. Super Meat Boy was one of the most skill-intensive platformers released in some time and it would be easy to think that it would be the apex of platformers. However, Edmund is back with Tyler Glaiel with The End is nigh, and I think they’ve managed to top our favorite meat boy, but that’s not necessarily a good thing.