John's away today, so I can do things like: while John got frustrated and gave up on Lisa: The Painful RPG [official site], I've heard good things about the side-scrolling RPG from people with more patience. Bleak, terrible things, but good things. Don't confuse this Lisa with the charming quiet adventure game I wrote about, no, this is the post-apocalyptic one which starts off bleak and only get worse, with addiction, murder, mutilation, and terrible choices that can literally cost you blood - or an arm.
Good news, misery fans: Lisa's expansion, named The Joyful, is coming on August 25th. This news comes with a new trailer showing a little of what to expect:
Lisa: The Joyful follows on from events of The Painful RPG, focusing on the character Buddy. I don't know much about the story and will only look foolish if I pretend to, so that's all you're getting.
The Painful RPG, as this spoiler-filled Destructoid community blog is a game with terrible sacrifices, where at times you'll choose whether you want to lose something yourself (from cash to flesh) or have bloody things happen to other characters. All this in a game inspired heavily by Earthbound. The apocalypse changes everyone.
Creator Austin Jorgensen says a price isn't settled quite yet, but The Joyful will cost "$5 or lower."