Four Smaller Games From EGX 2015 That Impressed - ArticleDan Carreras , posted on 26 September 2015 / 2,865 Views
It’s hard to explain what gravitated me towards Memory of a Broken Dimension. Viewed from a distance in the Leftfield Collection at EGX 2015 it left much to be desired. It wasn't until I started playing it that the craziness I could see from a distance started to make sense. Through all of the static, you’ll start to notice platforms and individual steps that will help you make your way through a weird and wonderful world. Teleportation seems to be a regular occurrence should you walk into walls, and from what I could tell by looking at other players' screens, there seems to be an ability to use sonar to place objects where they previously did not exist.
Whilst Memory of a Broken Dimension certainly won’t be for everyone it piqued my interest and I'm excited at the prospect of playing it in full when it launches on Steam next year. If you want a little taster of what to expect from the final release, you can download a prototype of the game on the developer's website here.
I know, I know, I'm supposed to be picking out lesser-known, typically indie properties that you probably won't have heard of, but I feel like Tearaway Unfolded isn't getting much recognition, and it certainly deserves some. Whilst I loved the original game on PS Vita, most people obviously didn't get to experience it because it was exclusive to a platform with a small install base.
A PlayStation 4 port was probably on the cards regardless after the game became such a critical darling, but Tearaway Unfolded is not a simple port; the game has been reconstructed for the PlayStation 4 and so it looks and feels absolutely beautiful to play. The transition to a home console hasn't dented the game's charm either; it's just a fun platforming through the wonderful paper land of Tearaway as it was on the PS Vita back in 2013. If you're tempted then you should dive right in - Tearaway Unfolded is available for the PlayStation 4 right now.
A hipster adventure game with musical origins may sound like an odd combination to appeal to most gamers, but Wailing Heights is nonetheless a game to keep an eye on. It tells the story of a man who finds himself surrounded by all manner of crazy ghoulies, such as a vegetarian vampire, a hipster werewolf, and many more weird and wonderful creatures.
With astonishing aesthetics which truly bring the world to life as if it were a real comic, Wailing Heights’ composition and art had me hooked during my brief time with the game. Adventure games don't have the widest level of appeal in the first place, but Wailing Heights tries its damnedest to stand out from the crowd, and boasts one of the most original stories I’ve experienced in a long time.
Wailing Heights is set to come to PC in 2016.
It’s been a while since we last saw a proper Ghosts 'n Goblins game, a fact that Raven Travel Studios seems well aware of if Cast of the Seven Godsends is anything to go by. Playing as a King who has misplaced his heir, it's your task to make your way through countless worlds (and enemies) in order to retrieve your son. The controls are sharp and precise, enemies varied, the sprites are bright and detailed, and the game features pixel perfect collision detection.
Cast of the Seven Godsends is already available on Steam, and for the rest of this weekend it’s only £1.49, so Ghosts 'n Goblins fans have no reason not to give it a shot.
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