To all involved, Nordic Games are a company to be keeping an eye on. After starting in 2008 they've published everything from a string of budget racers and karaoke games to The Guild series - and after THQ went bust, went ahead and bought some of their IPs for a hefty figure, keeping the hopes of Darksiders alive. While they're considering that though, they've put out Deck 13's Jack Keane 2: The Fire Within. An adventure game set in the late 19th century with a distinct Indiana Jones-vibe, I was lucky enough to be chosen to get an early play of it - and here are my first thoughts.
Since installing Steam on my Linux TV computer, I've been spending lots of time playing indie games. If you remember my Bastion review, you know that I have high hopes for this area of the gaming industry. Bastion is still an endeavour beyond most indie developers' capabilities, a sort of A+ title of the indie world. More often, indie games are springboards for future projects, testing the waters for style and substance. My review will include the three following games: Lume, a puzzle-game; Eversion, a platformer; and Evoland, an RPG/Adventure hybrid. I got all three of them for less than 15$. Sounds good? Let's check it out.
For a good portion of my playthrough, Borderlands 2 felt to me like Borderlands 1.1. I didn't really see then differences at first, until I played the first one again to compare. And that's when it really hit me. Kind of like when you buy a new amplifier for your guitar or bass, and think, "Well, it's a bit better I suppose". Then you plug in the old one and say "Holy fishcakes, Batman! How did I ever play with this crap?"
Bigger for sure, but better?
Good news, fellow cheapskates! Steam is available for Linux users, and to celebrate, Valve just had a sale - sorry for the late info - on Linux compatible games. I've taken this opportunity to score Lume and Eversion on the cheap.
A Steaming pile of Linux win.
So it's one of those times of the year where Steam has a massive sale and games can be bought for real cheap. And I mean reaaaaally cheap.
Don't be a turkey, save your cash