Happy Independence Day, American people! And Good Not-Melting-In-The-Summer-Heat to the European folk trapped without air-conditioning in their lives. As a card-carrying Malaysian, let me just say that it baffles me to imagine countries where freon-fueled cold air does not exist. (Not really, but I just like saying things, sometimes.) This week’s shockingly inventive Guest Plushie comes from Welverin, who captioned their entry with, “Who to equip?” Love it.
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
I have happy memories of Diablo 3 when it first emerged. It was moderate amounts of fun, a heavy dose of cheesy dialogue, and explosions of capitalistic glitter. Then there was the whole debacle about the auction house and I ran away from the game forever. Reaper of Souls apparently repaired some of the loot-related atrocities, provided a new class to play with, and more. I can’t be arsed to take another shot, but if you’ve been looking for an excuse to do it, here’s your chance.
Dust: An Elysian Tail
Dust: An Elysian Tail is a game populated by anthropomorphic animals, but that shouldn’t put off it. This absolutely gorgeous side-scrolling action game will have you pummeling your way through a horde of enemies, all the while wielding more pyrotechnics than any one person should ever have access to. It’s slick. and beautifully put together. You should check it out if you’re into this sort of thing.
Pyjama Sam: Volume 1
Have children? Have a child-like side? Was born in the ‘80s but somehow missed the opportunity to enjoy classics like Putt-Putt and Pyjama Sam? That’s okay. We’ve got you covered. Well, GOG.com has you covered, but that’s besides the point. Pyjama Sam is a cutesy adventure that will have you exploring the protagonist’s closet as he tries to overcome his fear of the dark. Aw.
Saints Row Ultimate Pack
The Saints Row franchise has been called everything from “weird” to “progressive,” with occasional outbursts of WTF for good measure. And for good reason. It’s a weird, weird series that will blow your mind with its wardrobe of neon colors and over-the-top humour. You’ll either loathe it or love it.
Also of note
Sir, You’re Being Hunted Triple Pack – $9.72/£7.49/€10.41
Where’s my disclaimer? There it is. This is an official disclaimer stating that I am recommending a game that one of RPS’s founders helped make. But it is also going for very cheap, and it does involve gentleman robots hellbent on shooting you down, and it is acquiring multiplayer capabilities — all good reason to peek curiously at it, especially at this price point.
Game of Thrones – $11.99/£7.70/€10.79
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, Game of Thrones is a franchise that needs no introduction. Unlike the television series, however, Telltale Games’ adaptation doesn’t quite follow the main story, branching off to explore the exploits of House Forrester.
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones – $1.03/£0.66/€0.93
Fancy playing an acrobatic nobleman as he jumps and somersaults over unsuspecting victims? Really? Excellent. Because Nuuvem has Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones, and a variety of other titles, on sale right now. As always, make sure to check for region locks and to have Hola in operation.