It’s another slap dash job this weekend, I’m in a hurry to catch a train to yet another RPS social, this time in the city of London. Are you coming? I’ve still had a poke around for the best deals though, so get ready to delve into the bargain bucket. Check SavyGamer.co.uk for cheap games on all formats throughout the week.
Zeno Clash – £2.81/€3/$3.75
Crazy as a boatfull of tambourines first person punch-and-kick ’em up from Chile. Must have at this price really. Here’s a collection of thoughts from the hivemind about why it’s a lot of fun, but there is a demo right here if you want to make your own mind up.
Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West – £1.19/Something similar in other currencies
Registers on Steam.
Obscene price for what is a rather fun team based shooter. If you can get together a few people to play this you’ll probably have a right laugh.
Beyond Good & Evil – £2.59/€3.24/$3.24
Michel Ancel’s brilliant action-adventure game is a thing of beauty. It’s filled with charming characters and places, and you’ll have you engage your brain to solve some of the game’s harder puzzles.
The overwhelming sense from SupComm (apart from the need to sleep for a week after a bout of it) is that its design brief was mega-war first, player sympathy second. The mega-war it gets absolutely right, but this is an RTS that could have bagged itself a 10 if it had reigned itself in a little, had tweaked its flow just enough so that there wasn’t quite so much exhausting struggle. For all its grandeur, it’ll simply feel too much like hard work for anyone who wasn’t already sold on the concept – a timeless classic should have more universal appeal. It’s a triumphant achievement nevertheless, a just reward for anyone who’s ever lost their heart to an RTS – a love letter to the fans.
Hang on, I’ve got a second screen now. Hmm, maybe I should install this again.
Deal of the week
Cthulhu Saves the World & Breath of Death VII – £1.79/€1.74/$2.69
It’s a great deal even at regular price, but this double pack has got 10% off for a limited time. You can even save a bit more by splitting a GamersGate 4-Pack. Here’s wot John thought:
The level of detail is just remarkable. Not just the enemies, but the way that every bookshelf in every building has a gag written for it. Looking through people’s drawers in their houses always offers a joke. Banter between the characters is often very funny, and Cthulhu’s internal conflict over his goody/baddy confusion is lovely. Arguments between in-game characters and the narrator may not be an original idea, but it’s one likely unfamiliar to anyone who wasn’t playing games in the 1980s, and it’s done very well here. And I’m a sucker for meta gags, so seeing Cthulhu complain, “I can save any time? What is this, a first person shooter?” makes me smile.
Visit SavyGamer.co.uk throughout the week for more cheap games.