RPGs have always had a foundation in the table-top genre. Table-top options like adventure books and Dungeons and Dragons helped to provide the architecture for games like Baldur’s Gate and more. Tin Man Games have been re-releasing classic adventure books for modern audiences over the years, but The Warlock of Firetop Mountain represents something new.
This is a game that is trying to capture the table-top and rogue-like/RPG audiences of today. Delivering something that may not hit each flavor perfectly, but is a great first step nonetheless.
The Final Station starts off with a great hook. The concept is that zombies have taken over and you must survive via train. While the basics are there, The Final Station just doesn’t have enough steam to make it to its destination.
Metanet Software has been working on the N series for over a decade at this point. N combines skill-based platforming with the use of physics-guided momentum to test players on tricky platforming. N++ marks the first PC retail release. After speaking to Mare Sheppard earlier this year, I was excited to see how far they’ve taken their design.
Zombasite is the latest ARPG from Indie studio Soldak Entertainment. They’ve been making a name for themselves with dynamic worlds and procedurally generated situations to keep the player guessing. Zombasite is not only their first early-access game, but the first game to be released on Steam at launch day. Unfortunately, Zombasite is as unfocused as the zombie horde that’s coming to get you.