As a gamer, nothing excites me more than a game I’d really like to own going on sale. On PC, this is the perfect definition of a Steam Sale, and the winter sale is up right now. I’d like to talk about a few of the titles that may be of interest. I’ve already bought two titles: Cuphead and Poly Bridge.
Cuphead is a permadeath-platforming-bullet hell-shooter. This is the type of game you play when you’re not stressed, because it’s extreme difficulty is not for the faint of heart. Difficulty aside, this game is extremely unique. The entire game, 100% of it, is entirely hand-drawn in the style of a 30s cartoon. The beautiful illustrations alone are enough to make me swoon, but accompanied by the gorgeous, original, jazz tracks this game is truly a masterpiece. On more than the graphic front though, this game is incredible. The gameplay never feels unfair and the satisfaction one gets from beating a level is akin only to defeating the likes of Ornstein and Smough in the original Dark Souls. I’d give this game an 8.5/10, with only it’s semi-short length (if you beat every level in a few restarts) and a few small bugs keeping it from being a 10/10. Definitely worth picking up.
Poly Bridge is a bridge builder that a serene atmosphere. This game has beautiful, minimalistic graphics accompanied by a peaceful soundtrack. The game is adorable, and has no shortage of levels and content with over 100 unique levels. If you’re looking for a casual but entertaining experience, this game is for you. I give it an 8/10 and definitely recommend it.
I hope everyone enjoys the remainder of their holiday!
~My’les, Devourer of Pizza