felucca wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:46 am
Lain wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:21 pm
Any specific genre?
Something with a good story! Doesn't matter if it's pleasant fluff or horror or anything inbetween, I just like a good story.
I tried to choose games from a variety of different genres! I hope I didn't go overboard (this is barely the tip of the iceberg as it is, so if you ever run out of Steam games again hmu),
Okay the atmosphere in this game is pretty much the polar opposite of that in Stardew Valley, but The Forest
does have some of the same elements (build a shelter, find food, explore) ... but instead of that wholesome 16-bit RPG paradise, it takes place in a horrifying murder forest full of cannibals. >_> It's in early access atm, so it's on my wishlist as I wait for bugs etc to be fixed.
One of my absolute favourite JRPGs is The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the sky series. Lovable characters, witty dialogue, fun turn-based battle system, and an awesome story. It spans 5 different games so far.
If you're in the mood for something short with light puzzles and a cute, touching story, I liked Old Man's Journey:
If you'd like to play a visual novel that doesn't focus so heavily on romance, I recommend Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters (it's available on PS3, too). It got (admittedly understandable) shit reviews on Steam, but I personally grew very fond of it and want to protect it. Basically you're a student paranormal investigator that travels around the city with your co-workers (or more aptly, scooby gang) getting paid to exorcise ghosts. The battle system is addictive and very unique, as are the names of the ghosts you're fighting ("Singing Smelling of blood Monster Fish"). One of the worst aspects of the game is the interaction wheel. It's confusing at best and often leads to awkward (but hilarious) situations like accidentally licking or groping someone. (this happened when I tried to speak to an npc):
It's clunky but quirky and I just had a lot of fun playing it.
If you hate yourself and want to suffer play LISA. I tried not to include this because it will actually fuck you up, but in the end it's a Really Good Game™. There are dark themes, though, including sexual abuse (which was the reason I almost gave it a hard pass).
I'm currently playing The Cat Lady - a point & click puzzle game. You play as a suicidally depressed woman in her 40s that deliberately overdoses and 'wakes up' in limbo. It's a dark, lonely game, and I'm not even close to finishing it but I already know it's going to stay with me for a while.
Side note: I'm greatly addicted to those RPG Maker 16-bit style horror games (which is why I'm excited for the October Steam sale!), so I'll throw in some of those titles in case that's up your alley as well: Corpse Party, Mad Father, The Witch, Confess My Love)
And some games on my wishlist: "Papers, Please" (read the Steam reviews for this one!), "Volume" (top-down stealth strategy game. 75% off rn), "Cook, Serve, Delicious 2" (restautant sim), and "Ghosts of Miami"
(80s themed Private Investigator visual novel - any vn that includes same-sex romance options appeals to me. They're frustratingly rare.)