It was another month for games for me. I bought a couple of them in February including the Cities: Skylines DLC – I haven’t played it yet though because I also bought Undertale that very same day.
And, that is how the favourites begin:
I’d heard a lot about Undertale but the game style and the fact it is an RPG was putting me off. People kept telling me I wouldn’t regret it though so when it went on sale on Steam I decided to buy it and give it a try. It’s a lot funnier than I was expected and also much more complex.
It’s tagline is “The RPG game where you don’t have to destroy anyone” which is true if you have a lot more patience than me. You can either flee, give mercy or talk your enemy out of fighting you or you can just fight them. I wish I was playing more cleverly and trying to get through without killing anyone because it looks like (based on stream videos) there is a lot to miss when you just kill everyone. Maybe it can be for the second playthrough. If you like RPGs (or an RPG that pokes fun at other RPGs) with a great soundtrack, this is probably a game for you.
Stardew Valley is basically Harvest Moon for PC. Except it’s made by a singular developer who has been working on it for the last few years and is slightly different (but not much). You start in your modern life (picture above) working in the giant corporation Joja and dying a little inside every day. Lucky for you your grandfather gave you a lease to his old farm on his deathbed and said to go out there when you were giving up on the modern world.
So out there you go onto this run down farm full of trees and weeds, but no worries. Farms are fun! Or so the locals would lead you to believe. As someone who really enjoys simulation games and gets into pretty much every Harvest Moon game ever, this was definitely for me. The only downside is the lack of tutorials or assistance in the game, sometimes you just have to spend a while working things out – this may change though as the game is developed as it was only released a few days ago. It’s really nice to play this type of game with a mouse for once though!
I actually bought my copy of this game from GOG because they provide regional pricing and for some reason the local price of this is $5 cheaper (for me) than if I were to buy it in USD and have it convert into AUD. So if you’re not in the US you might find it to be the same in your country, the only down side is that the GOG version doesn’t have any achievements.
I’m having a lot more fun with games recently and finding more to get me interested. Hopefully this is a trend that continues!