My gamelist is getting shorter and more interesting as I’m starting to get rid of the more unknown titles and get into games I’ve heard good things of. First up on the list…
King’s Bounty: Armored Princess / Crossworlds
I’ve known about the King’s Bounty gameseries for a couple years now as a good solid competitor to Heroes, which has seemingly gone downhill since HOMM3 – admittedly it’s still a good game I’m sure. First thing I hear when starting the original Armored Princess campaign is the AMAZING epic cinematic track playing. Second thing I see is the beautiful aesthetic of the game.
Seems like your average game storywise with The Archdemon Baal loose upon the world seeking to destroy everything and you are the Princess in shining armor – in my case a Paladin – ready to kick some demon ass. Gameplay is a little different from Heroes in that the actual overworld doesn’t seem to be turnbased so you just freeroam the world until you enter a fight which is then a more familiar turnbased hex system. Felt like a fluid and good system with no real interruptions.
I ended up playing the game for about 5 hours and at that point I got bored as I felt the game got really repetitive and the fights didn’t end up being as fun as I originally thought they would be.
Have known about the game since before it came out but never got around to trying it because I didn’t find friends to play it with. Basically a colorful dungeon crawler with one player being on the opposing side and doing everything to stop you and your friends from reaching the end of the level. Might be a decent game with friends but with bots I just played through the tutorial and got bored. Nothing really obvious wrong with it, but not really made to be played solo.
Painkiller Hell & Damnation
Longtime fan of the Painkiller franchise, though mainly the original game that turned into a competitive 1on1 FPS title that was exciting to spectate because of its very fast gameplay. I always loved playing PK 1on1 because the movement system had a lot of skill and speed involved on top of the actual shooting mechanics of the game so it was a nice mix.
Hell & Damnation is a new entry, apparently not from the original creators, but it’s very much in the vein of the original game. The feel of the movement seems identical to the original game and I quickly got the hang of it and had a lot of fun jumping around shooting tons of demons :) The campaign is fairly short clocking about 3 hours, but it’s a lot of stressfree fun that I enjoyed thoroughly.
Played: 3 hours (finished sp campaign)