Posts Tagged ‘Flinthook’

The Top Best Bestest Games Of 2017 So Far

Update: The year is finished, which means you can now read our final list of the best games of 2017.

2017 has already been an extraordinary year for PC games, from both big-name AAA successes to no-name surprise indie smashes. Keeping up with so much that’s worth playing is a tough job, but we’ve got your back. Here is a collection of the games that have rocked the RPS Treehouse so far this year.

We’ve all picked our favourites, and present them here in alphabetical order so as not to start any fights. You’re bound to have a game you’d have wanted to see on the list, so please do add it to the comments below. Read the rest of this entry »

Wot I Think: Flinthook

Flinthook [official site] combines everything I loved about Rogue Legacy with far slicker platforming action, based around some of gaming’s greatest icons: grappling hooks and stylish slow motion. It’s a tremendous game that I’ve been hooked on since launch.

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Roguelikelike platformer Flinthook swings out

Grappling hooks are right up there with strafe-jumping, skateboarding, and swimming on The Official List Of Cool Ways To Move so yes, absolutely let’s peek at Flinthook [official site]. The platformer stars a space pirate who swings through procedurally-generated spaceships, blasting enemies, bopping bosses, and plundering booty. Those space pirates really know how to live! “But Alice,” you wonder, “why do you taunt me so with talk of games that are surely three, six, nine, or eighteen months away from mine own very hands?” Mate, it’s out. You can buy and play it now. Or watch this trailer first: Read the rest of this entry »