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DDE's Playlist

Hello and welcome to a new feature that we will be running on the site; DDE's Playlist. Nope, not music - but a snapshot of which games have been dominating our play times recently and why.

First up....

Wasteland 3 from inXile Entertainment

WHY WE DID WE CLICK IT THIS WEEK?

I really fancied some old-school, turn-based RPG action.

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The spiritual successor to the original (pre-3D) isometric Fallout games of the 90s/00s, it's a fabulously well-written and executed RPG set in a post-apocalyptic Colorado, with solid squad-based combat mechanics, decent visuals and high-quality audio and dialogue.

WORTH PLAYING?

Absolutely. It's everything Fallout 1 & 2 were, but brought bang-up-to-date. While I'm only about 4 hours in, I'm definitely going to be spending plenty more time in Colorado over the coming weeks.



Carrion from Phobia Game Studio

WHY WE DID WE CLICK IT THIS WEEK?

Marketed as a reverse-horror game, it is refreshingly 16-bit era in its presentation and style (think of your old SNES and Mega-Drive).

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You play as an amorphous, dripping, multi-limbed beast... Which tears humans to pieces while navigating huge, labyrinthine levels! Yep, 'reverse-horror'. It's actually quite enjoyable, although pretty gory and somewhat disturbing! There are some control issues (although if you had more than the usual accompaniment of limbs, I imagine you would be awkward to maneuver around too) but you do get used to it in time. The biggest issue is the lack of a mini-map though - I got so far and then got lost, so re-started - more than a bit frustrating!

WORTH PLAYING?

Putting aside the lack of precision in controlling the beast and the total absence of a mini-map, I did enjoy my time as the hunter rather than the prey. If you can find it cheap enough - or, crucially - have a better sense of direction than me, it's well worth picking up and having a go at! The first time you rip an unsuspecting lab technician to bits is pretty memorable!


WHAT'S NEXT?

Thanks to the delights of a Game Pass Ultimate membership, I'm going to download and get playing Control (from Remedy, the acclaimed developer of Max Payne and Alan Wake) and Crusader Kings 3 (a megalomaniac's dream, which has all the political backstabbing and machinations of George RR Martin's finest works) and will report back on them soon!


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