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
At first glance, Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chickens seems like just the kind of thing that would be right up my street – it’s a 2D shooter called Hardboiled Chickens for goodness sakes. A crazy story about a super-soldier chicken who fights the evil, not-so-subtley-communist penguin regime, it is a damn good set up for a quirky, fun video game. Unfortunately, in spite of great visuals and some very fun moments, this game is neither quirky, nor fun.