I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve such good gaming karma these days. I am, frankly, spoiled for good, modern point-and-click adventure games.
A free Mega Man 11 demo was just released for Switch, Xbox, and Playstation without much fanfare; presumably it was going to be announced at the cancelled Nintendo Direct, but instead it dropped as an almost total surprise.
Buck: Legacy is a semi-cooperative dungeon crawler somewhat in the style of Munchkin, but not quite so friendship-ruining. The players take on the role of adventurers for hire, hunting down powerful monsters for fame and money.
One of my favorite moments in games comes right after any uphill battle. Ornstein & Smough in Dark Souls, Through The Fire And The Flames in Guitar Hero III...
“It looks like XCOM,” several of my XCOM loving friends say as I excitedly show them Phantom Doctrine in that perhaps-overly-enthusiastic manner I have of talking about games.