What an interesting month. I got approached by a review site to write some actual reviews for them. It’s a small site, so I’m mostly just getting paid in games, but hey, I don’t mind! I get free games, that are still rather expensive, and in exchange I must write 2-4 pages, which is not a problem, as I’m a fast typer.
Slay the Spire
30.2 hours, 19 of 44 achievements
Slay the Spire is a rogue-lite deckbuilding game. Yep, you can make anything rogue-lite these days! Actually, this is a pretty good fit as deckbuilding games tend to be at their best when you don't have to live with your bad choices for too long.
Slay the Spire is amazingly addictive. Really, it nails that "just one more try" feel, and it's just a blast to play. Encounters are varied, and you've got a good selection of cards and relics to build around. It can be rather random though, early on you might get a few cards that works well for a specific strategy, so you'll get them, but then you never find what's needed to complete it. But the rounds are short, and it's easy to just jump back into the game after a failed run.
Heroes Chronicles Chapter 3: Master of the Elements
10 hours, 19 of 44 achievements
So another Heroes Chronicles down. You can scroll down to my previous post and read what I had to say about that chapter, because this is just more of the same. That's not a terrible thing, but I would just repeat myself at this point
Battlestar Galactica Deadlock
13 hours, 21 of 26 achievements
I wrote a more serious review for this game here:
It got a bit rambly, but it has pretty pictures, so please check it out!
Battlestar Galactica Deadlock: Resurrection
8 hours, no achievements
And for this one as well, it's a bit shorter than the previous one, on account of this being a DLC:
Dishonored - The Knife Of Dunwall
3.4 hours, no achievements
It was 3 years ago that I played Dishonored, and now I finally got around to playing the DLC.
Good level design really carries this one. You've got several ways to approach every situation, predictable yet not simplistic enemy patterns and the locations feel like places where people could live and work. If you liked the original Dishonored, then this is a must play, it's very good!
Dishonored - The Brigmore Witches
3.4 hours, no achievements
Slightly shorter, and frankly, slightly worse than the previous one, but still not bad. The locations feel a bit more linear this time around, and don't offer you quite as much in the way of interesting choices. If you have Dishonored, this one is still well worth getting, but something tells me this one was a bit more rushed than the previous DLC.
Hm, for some reason the links don’t seem to be working. Going to try to post them outside:
Review for Battlestar Galactica Deadlock
Review for Battlestar Galactica Deadlock: Resurrection