Friday, July 24, 2009

Discovering indie games

For some weeks I'm allowing myself to play games from time to time, you know, just to remain sane and think of something else!

Well I almost forgot how it was fun. First game I bought was Zeno Clash. The reviews were praising it's hand-to-hand combat system and they were right. You really get to enjoy throwing punches. The game is beautiful and the look is very different from what we usually. Really enjoy that punk theme.

Only drawback is that the game is a bit difficult. There's no easy mode and I guess that it's meant that way. It's all fine with me, it's nice to see a game with no easy mode. However, it's just not for me. The combat can get repetitive a bit and when you have to replay the same fight 3-4 times from the start it can get frustrating for someone with little time for me. Yeah, call me carebear, I don't mind. I just don't have fun banging my head over and over just to get to the next part of the story. The game is all fine but not quite for me I guess.

But hey, I paid the game only $10. Maybe I won't get to the end of the game but I have played for more than 4 hours so it's cheaper than going to see a movie at the theater. Fair enough.

Now I just tried the Trine demo. I played a lot of platformer when I was younger and lost interest a couple of years ago. However, Trine is bringing back my interest! The game is incredibly beautiful, inventive and just challenging enough to feel like you have "beaten" the level without being frustrated to start over and over because you're not as good as you used to be...

I think I'll drop the $30 to buy Trine. I played about 30 minutes with the demo and had a blast and it's been a long time since I didn't have fun like that with a platformer. And the best part, I can play for just 30 minutes and feel like I have made some progress! Perfect for me!

All of this through Steam. Once you got the client installed, it's really easy to click that "purchase" button and I feel like I might do this a couple of time if I keep finding some pearls like Trine.

1 Comment:

labatterie said...

The game is all fine but not quite for me I guess.