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Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


Do you feel it, Zach?
My coffee warned me about it.




The game release schedule is very rapid lately and this thread is an attempt to try to keep up with it and talk exclusively about new/upcoming games. This thread is all about discovery and sharing first impressions from playing new stuff. Let's see if it takes off.

Rules:
    1. It's about discovering overlooked titles, keeping it fresh, always moving forward.
    2. The games we talk about here must be AT THE MAXIMUM from last month (unless it's used to compare with a new title).
    3. If a game takes over discussion itt it should probably move to its own thread (make one if it doesn't exist).
    4. This thread is NOT for talking about this amazing older game that you only just played.
    5. You can talk about PC and console games.

What are you hyped for and what game released lately have you been playing?

Palpek fucked around with this message at 21:55 on Oct 14, 2019

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Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


Do you feel it, Zach?
My coffee warned me about it.




To get the ball rolling, here are some fresh and upcoming games from this month that I thought look interesting:

John Wick Hex - a tactical turn-based John Wick action title. I'm already playing it, seems solid but I'm not that far into it yet.



Neo Cab - an interactive story where you're a cab driver in a cyberpunk city talking to your clients



Indivisible - a hand drawn action RPG from the creators of Skullgirls



Trine 4 - it's back to the side view baby, I'm cautiously excited



We Were Here Together - an asymmetrical co-op first person puzzle game relying on communication between the players (offers playing with random people online too)



Deliver Us To The Moon - Space Odyssey meets Gravity or something like that, impressive graphics



Valfaris - Heavy Metal inspired 2D action platformer, old-school 8 direction aiming though



Pine - an open world RPG with antropomorhpic animals



Disco Elysium - October 15 - an open-world RPG that looks loving incredible



Chernobylite - October 16 - an open world sci-fi survival horror set in Chernobyl



The Outer Worlds - October 26 - last but not least, Obsidian's new New Vegas

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


Do you feel it, Zach?
My coffee warned me about it.




Accordion Man posted:

Disco Elysium gonna be amazing.
Yeah, it's releasing today

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


Do you feel it, Zach?
My coffee warned me about it.




LifeLynx posted:

Never heard of this, but now I can't wait for it, and I don't have to because it's out today! Thanks!
The system works

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


Do you feel it, Zach?
My coffee warned me about it.




I saw this one today, releases on the 17th: Felix The Reaper - "a 3D shadow manipulation puzzle adventure game of dance"





Looks kinda cool.

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


Do you feel it, Zach?
My coffee warned me about it.




itry posted:

I saw Chernobylite on the list and got excited, but it's just early access?
I know but I still dig it a lot and apparently it will be fully playable at release, their early access plan is more about expanding on the gameworld (still probably better to wait for the full release). It looks like RE7 set in lovingly recreated open-world Chernobyl (they're actually 3D scanning existing locations) and that sounds interesting as hell.

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


Do you feel it, Zach?
My coffee warned me about it.




Two interesting potentially Halloween games released today:

The Beast Inside - looks like an Amnesia-like game set in an old RE7-like house



Sea Salt - a horror take on Pikmin

Palpek fucked around with this message at 17:51 on Oct 17, 2019

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


Do you feel it, Zach?
My coffee warned me about it.




Phantasium posted:

I don't have a cute picture but Doraemon Story of Seasons came out last Friday in the west for Switch and PC and was made in collaboration with former legend of mana folks. I mention it because it feels like no one has talked about it (but then i also haven't gone in the steam or switch threads so hell if i know).
It does look hella cute:


something posted:

Is shilling our own games allowed if it's a fresh release?
Sure, but make one post about it and don't actually shill on every page.

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


Do you feel it, Zach?
My coffee warned me about it.




I just saw that earlier this month a new Amanita Design game got released (they made Machniarium and Botanicula): Pilgrims



As always it looks very original but might be too rough for me.

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


Do you feel it, Zach?
My coffee warned me about it.




Looks interesting but it's hard to tell how polished it is from the video.

When it comes to October releases I feel like now's the calm before the storm.

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


Do you feel it, Zach?
My coffee warned me about it.




Something moved today:

Moons of Madness - Space Odyssey meets Cthulhu



Knight Swap - a puzzle game based entirely on the movement pattern of a chess knight



New Tricks for Old Gods - what the gently caress



Feral Blue - a gritty, survival-based take on Pirates!



Tangle Tower - a detective point'n click adventure game with cool-looking visuals



AI War 2 - full release of the grand strategy/rts sequel

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


Do you feel it, Zach?
My coffee warned me about it.




In a shocking twist more games released today that caught my eye:

Crossroads Inn - you run an inn in a classic Western RPG game



Lornsword Winter Chronicle - a mix of action and strategy genres with a heavy focus on the story



Dusk Diver - PC release of an anime beat-em-up



Ailment - a pixel-art story-driven action game



Lonely Mountains Downhill - ride a bike down the hill



stikir - a weird small platformer

Palpek fucked around with this message at 20:06 on Oct 23, 2019

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


Do you feel it, Zach?
My coffee warned me about it.




Outer Worlds is here. Obsidian's new New Vegas in their own sci-fi universe. You can also get it for $1 if you sign up for Xbox Game Pass on PC as the game's included.

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


Do you feel it, Zach?
My coffee warned me about it.




A fresh batch:

Olimdal - a puzzle game where you're playing as a tiny wizard



MO: Astray - a great-looking action platformer where a character resembling Baba visits horror sci-fi



Egress - a Dark Souls take on a Battle Royale multiplayer game



Journey of Greed - a card-based digital board game

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


Do you feel it, Zach?
My coffee warned me about it.




Captain Hygiene posted:

Oh that looks awesome, I've always had a thing for tiny isometric puzzly games. Only one review but for :sixbux: it seems like a reasonable risk.
Drop by with some impressions if you end up buying it.

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


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My coffee warned me about it.




Ok, sounds pleasant. There were some puzzle mobile games that translated well to a bigger screen (like The Room games).

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


Do you feel it, Zach?
My coffee warned me about it.




SeXReX posted:

There's a new ice age game
I thought this one was really random for a tie-in title because the last movie released 3 years ago. Which kid is asking their parents for an Ice Age game at this point?

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


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My coffee warned me about it.




No Longer Home 29 - a magical realist point and click game



Spirit Oath - some kind of indie tactical game



XOXO Blood Droplets - absurd, dark comedy, twisted romance VN - it's free



Brume - action-adventure game with graphics that remind me of Obra Dinn

Palpek fucked around with this message at 23:11 on Oct 30, 2019

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


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My coffee warned me about it.




lol my internet hosed up double post

Palpek fucked around with this message at 22:46 on Oct 30, 2019

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


Do you feel it, Zach?
My coffee warned me about it.




But I repeat myself

Palpek fucked around with this message at 23:11 on Oct 30, 2019

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


Do you feel it, Zach?
My coffee warned me about it.




This thread never stops.

Lost in Sweets - you manage a pātissierie in a mystical world full of weird creatures, graphics look hella cute



Reviser - a top-down twin stick shooter with RPG elements in a military setting



The Lighthouse - you're a detective in a noir thriller with some alternate dimensions mixed in



Bewitched - a VN with pleasant graphics



Ratropolis - a card game where you defend a fantasy rat city from enemy attacks

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


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My coffee warned me about it.




One interesting highlight today:

Legioncraft - rogue-lite strategy game with a kick-rear end visual style, check it out:







Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


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My coffee warned me about it.




Samopsa posted:

a new zachtronics puzzler just dropped out of nowhere
I actually randomly saw it on the Steam release list and laughed at this:

quote:

create small molecules with various pharmacological effects from the comfort of your small Romanian apartment

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


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My coffee warned me about it.




Apart from MOLEK-SYNTEZ - 2 other interesting titles released today:

When The Past Was Around - Prologue - point-and-click puzzle game with stylish graphics



Fated Kingdom - an old school digital board game sandbox for 2-4 players that looks like a lot of effort was put into it

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


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My coffee warned me about it.




That looks neat, definitely something to chill with.

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


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My coffee warned me about it.




Two upcoming games in Novemeber that I've never heard of before that look like they have potential:

Cyber Shadow - old-school 8-bit action platfromer







WRATH: Aeon of Ruin - old-school FPS inspired by Quake 1





Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


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My coffee warned me about it.




Something that looks like 3D Picross got released - Voxelgram



Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


Do you feel it, Zach?
My coffee warned me about it.




Following Steam releases regularly for this thread makes it clear how insane the schedule is and how many interesting, good-looking titles just get overlooked in the flood. It's brutal.

Here are some cool releases from the last few days that caught my eye:

Meteorfall: Krumit's Tale - some kind of card-based roguelike? No idea but it looks loving dope



Ritual: Crown of Horns - top-down twin-stick shooter set in horror wild west



Scatteria - post-apocalyptic shooter - a...post-apocalyptic shooter with survival elements and co-op



Damaged in Transit - item-delivery management puzzle game



The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters - a horror-survival adventure game



SUPERVERSE - a top-down arcade space shooter

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


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My coffee warned me about it.




Neat, it turns out I completely missed the 3D sequels.

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


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My coffee warned me about it.




The TakeOver - a next-gen side-scrolling beat'em in the vein of Streets of Rage and Final Fight



Explosive Jake - a take on Bomberman

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


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My coffee warned me about it.




Down ward - a cute but fast platformer featuring an owl and Gameboy graphics, it's free

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


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My coffee warned me about it.




To be honest the comic books didn't excel in writing but rather in atmosphere and absolutely amazing art that would have an incredible ammount of character building squeezed into a single diorama. The story was full of standard noir cliches (which was kinda the point) and dialogues were servicable at best. The game being good really depends on the creators' knowledge of where the strengths of the series lie.

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


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My coffee warned me about it.




^^^Yeah, I was just about to post it, looks real cool^^^

Here are some other fresh games:

NABOKI - a minimalistic disassemble-a-cube puzzle game



DRAW CHILLY - an arcade game with rich pixel graphics



Discolored - a chill puzzle walking sim



Basement - a full release of a highly acclaimed Early Access game where you start an illegal business in your basement

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


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My coffee warned me about it.




Donnerberg posted:

Sparklite is a couple of days out. I don't know much about it. It sounds like a 2D Zelda-like from the description, it moves like Mercenary Kings, and it looks gorgeous.



Black Future '88 is a cyberpunk, 2D shoot'em up coming in a week. Looks like it leans hard into the established aesthetic. Again, gorgeous.


So many games nailing some stylish version of the old-school pixel aesthetic these days, I love it.

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


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My coffee warned me about it.




New cool games, ok? Derail over.

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


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My coffee warned me about it.




Jarvisi posted:

Speaking of furries, here's Later Alligator. A disturbingly cute and fun little game that had me smiling the whole time I played it

https://store.steampowered.com/app/...ater_Alligator/
This looks pretty sweet.

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


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My coffee warned me about it.




SeXReX posted:

Another one of the sokpop patreon games got a deluxe version out today on steam.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/...ko_Loco_Deluxe/
The mini-pixel graphics make this real cool.

Also:
Mr Pumpkin 2: Kowloon walled city - a point'n click adventure game with graphics that remind me of Amanita games a bit

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


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My coffee warned me about it.




Blacksad is out. I found this comic scene matching one of the screenshots:




Some Distant Memory - a really good-looking story-rich post-apocalyptic adventure game



Terminator Resistance - a new Terminator FPS released out of nowhere



Deadliest Catch The Game - those who would die to play the most realistic king crab fishing simulator set in a reality tv show - look no further



Feels - a text+ascii based RPG

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


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My coffee warned me about it.




Flutter Bombs - a twin-stick shooter where you're a bloodthirsty butterfly killing beetles and other bugs, I don't know what the hell

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Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


Do you feel it, Zach?
My coffee warned me about it.




Donnerberg posted:

Still There - is a point and click game that seems to be inspired by Moon and 2001: Space Odyssey. As a sucker for sci-fi about AI, I'm pretty curious about it.
That's interesting. I don't know why all those Space Odyssey-inspired games started releasing lately but it's a thing:
Deliver Us To The Moon
Moons of Madness
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