Indie Gala's latest weekly deal gives us a couple of interesting options. First of all, you can opt to spend $1 (£0.66) on Nuclear Dawn and Cognition Episode 1, which we can all agree is a nothing amount of money for these two decent titles. However, if you pay a bit more, you'll also get Cognition's second episode and the excellent parody RPG EvilQuest, which we reckon is the best value here.
The latest Indie Royale bundle brings us some fairly tenuously halloween-themed games at a tiny price. You'll get an entire series of Sam & Max, the brilliant EvilQuest, creepy Pathologic and truly bizarre horror adventure Home by beating the fluctuating minimum price, which doesn't usually rise higher than about £3-4. It's £2.85 at the time of writing.
Chaosoft Games has announced that EvilQuest, their award-winning Xbox Live Indie RPG, will be available from Wednesday 29th February on the PC. It's a seriously impressive game that evokes the 8-Bit classics of yesteryear, but allows players to indulge in a refreshing bout of pure unadulterated evil. The PC version includes all of the recent updates delivered by Xbox Live dashboard update.Click here to read more...
It's been such a long road. Getting from there to here. It's been such a long time. But my time is finally... oh no, sorry, that's awful.
Do over. Welcome back, dear reader, to our weekly Xbox Live roundups where we showcase three of the best Indie games to hit the marketplace and give them some well-deserved attention. We've had to take a couple of months off over the silly season, but safeguards are now in place and we're ready to get back into the swing of things.
As always, the point of these roundups are to give you convenient links to the trial versions along with some mini reviews to explain why you ought to give them a chance. If you like what you see - and what you play - the inexpensive full version will only be a thumb jab away. Which saves you the trouble of having to locate the Indie marketplace in its horrible new dashboard position, more to the point.
It's good to be bad. Given half a chance, even the most honourable among us tend to dabble in a little light evil from time to time, whether it's the odd bit of stealing in Skyrim or blowing up an entire town for fun and profit in Fallout 3. However, most games that actually centre on the nasty tend to be extremely disappointing (Overlord, anyone?) as they never really let us cut loose... or use their premise as a shield to disguise some fairly mediocre game mechanics.
EvilQuest, however, manages to blend the need for greed with a heartwarmingly authentic retro RPG that evokes the glorious fond memories of the SNES/Mega Drive golden age.Click here to read more...