Hob is the latest game from Runic Games and represents a big departure from the studio. The makers of ARPGs like Torchlight has decided to go in the direction of open world action adventure design. While the game certainly looks beautiful, it doesn’t make the most out of its world.
Rebel Galaxy marks the first game from studio Double Damage Games whose co-founders originally helped form Runic Games, the makers behind the hit Torchlight. With Rebel Galaxy, they’ve traded in the ARPG genre for the open world Space sim with a game that manages to combine the best of the two genres for a game that newcomers and fans can enjoy.