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Feature: Never start with a mage

Premature Evaluation: Wayward Souls

Premature Evaluation is the weekly column in which we explore the wilds of early access. This week, Fraser’s back on the roguelikes with Wayward Souls. It looks like Secret of Mana, but it’s meaner. It might have been a mistake to play as the mage. Wayward Souls’ dungeons promise death at the hands, claws and slimey appendages of countless beasties, but my first killer was…

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Wayward Souls crawls into the dungeons of early access

Wayward Souls: Curse of Shadow, a story-driven and SNES-inspired action RPG (with procedurally generated dungeons, of course) is out now on PC in early access. An enhanced port of Rocketcat's 2014 mobile RPG, I've been meaning to try it after hearing good things about it - what you'd expect from the developers of the excellent Death Road to Canada.

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Wayward Souls is coming to PC next week

In the dismal spring rains of 2014, word came to Adam of a mobile action RPG called Wayward Souls, a top-down skellington-smasher with randomised levels and lots of hats. It excited him. We were very into hats back then. Fast forward four horrendous years and the game is finally coming to PC. What took the developers so long? Oh, I guess they were busy making…

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Death Road to Canada gets bigger and weirder

Even more odd characters and unlikely shenanigans await players along the Death Road to Canada [official site] following the launch of its big birthday update. The 'Duodenum' update brings features including new recruitable characters like the totally mega Giga Guy, new buildings, the ability to barricade doors, new music, darker nights and lights to fight 'em, dozens of new weapons, Swole Mountain, and ghost friends.…

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Death Road to Canada adds Bort & new unlock system

Splendid zombie apocalypse road trip action-RPG Death Road to Canada [official site] recently launched another hefty update, and another one is soon to follow. Friday's update was mostly systemic, introducing a new progression system to unlock perks, traits, and persistent bonuses. A magical gnome is involved. After this, developers Rocketcat Games have plans for a big content update bringing everything from hats to Swole Mountain.…

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Feature: Oregon Trail with zombies but good

Have You Played… Death Road To Canada?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Death Road To Canada [official site] sounds like a lot of other games: you're on the road, trying to reach a distant destination, and along the way you encounter dynamic story events and procedural levels for zombie smashing. That doesn't stop it being…

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Bwaaaarp! Death Road to Canada honks out new update

As fun as Death Road to Canada [official site] is, you know what the post-apocalyptic road trip action-RPG has needed? Well, yes, every game needs the CEO of Cold Steel but Death Road has that covered. No, the answer is: more air horn. That's now covered too. The Ultimate Sports Fan, a rare party member who'll wildly honk their air horn, arrived along the Death…

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Feature: Oregon Trail with zombies and gun-wielding dogs

Life on the Death Road To Canada

Last week I asked you: which of the games I had installed should I play and write about? The overwhelming winner was Death Road To Canada [official site], a zombie shooter that I've been listening to RPS staff talk about for months but that we've never written a feature about before. Things were going pretty well. We had wheels, fuel, food, our health and morale…

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Death Road to Canada big update recruits Cold Steel CEO

Death Road to Canada [official site] has launched a huge update expanding and tweaking the zombie road trip action-RPG in exciting ways. Death Road is my favourite of recent Oregon Trail-y games, not just for having party members including dogs in trenchcoats and a magical girl who grows more powerful (and more anime) until she melts then explodes, and this update improves a lot I've…

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Procedural Pooches: Death Road To Canada

Death Road To Canada [official site] is a procedurally generated zombie survival game. A little bit of Oregon Trail, a healthy measure of cutesy gore and a dash of the surreal to add that citrus bite. Yes, we've seen games like this before but we haven't seen one that looks quite this peculiar. And on the Death Road To Canada, you can teach a dog…

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All Is Full Of Dad: Live-Action Dad By The Sword Trailer

Does the latest Dad By The Sword [official site] trailer tell us much new about the first-person dad-action-RPG? Nnnooot really (you get a nice look at your dad's bejorted leg as he kicks a monster, mind). The trailer does, however, have the best live-action sequences since Roundabout. I never knew dad was such a versatile - and prevalent - element.

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My Dad Can Beat Up Your Dad: Dad By The Sword

In contrast to many of my treasured colleagues, I dislike puns. I suppose I never went through the Future Publishing punmill. Dad By The Sword [official site] might have a punny name, but its puns are seeds sprouting justification for roguelikelike first-person melee mutilation and murder. Your game dad will run around procedural dungeons in his jorts, see, hacking monsters and hot dogs to pieces,…

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Bonfire Of The Sanities: Wayward Souls

Champion of indie games and decent chap Mike Rose told me of Wayward Souls' existence at the beginning of the week. I'd mentioned something Dark Souls related on Twitter and he suggested I take a look at Wayward Souls, describing it as a mobile variant. What he didn't tell me is that the game, from the developers of Punch Quest and the spiffy Mage Gauntlet,…

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Get On The Death Road To Canada

Do I really need to say anything after an image so full of perfection as that? Do you really need more convincing to give permadeath comedy survival horror Death Road to Canada a chance? Do you even need to know about the possibility of teaching dogs to drive to check out the Kickstarter? Do yo- (YES - Ed.) alright fine. Along with your common or…

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