Xbox Indie Games Round Up – Episode 127
This weeks Xbox Indie Game Round Up includes Doom & Destiny, Cursed Loot, Raventhorne and many more!
A very busy week, the XBLIG Summer Uprising is in full swing with some great releases as seen below! Keep an eye on Gamergeddon each day for the releases, there are five more to come starting tomorrow (Monday): Take Arms, SpeedRunner, Train Frontier Express, Chester and Redd: The Lost Temple.
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Up next are this weeks releases sorted in a rough order on how good they are over three categories. Trial impressions have been wrote for the Geddon it! category games, the category is a must try and/or buy. Armehgeddon is a category that has some games that are worth considering at least playing the trial to see if you like them, they are by no means bad. The final category, Armageddon outta here!, contains games that are not worth the time and best left alone.
It is hard to get a good impression of a RPG within the trial time limit but on the surface at least Doom & Destiny looks like a well made Japanese style RPG. Graphics are in the traditional top down view and look very good. The story follows four characters who are thrown in to a fantasy world and must uncover the plot of the evil Unnamed and his lieutenant. The game uses turn based combat system which is my personal favourite method. Doom & Destiny looks to be a good RPG and at only 80 should be worth the money.
Cute Things Dying Violently is a physics based puzzle game. The aim is to flick Critters safely to the elevator for them to escape. Plenty of hazards will make this a challenge such as spikes, buzzsaws and fire. Graphics are average compared to some of this weeks releases but they are suitable for the game. There are over 60 levels to complete, with extras including a built-in level editor, at only 80 this is a must buy! We will have a full review of the game online soon but the short of it is to go and buy now.
Milkstone Studios consistently create quality games and Raventhorne is no exception. You play as Raventhorne, a fallen Norse hero who takes revenge for his death. The game is a scrolling beat-em-up and spans 6 worlds which is quite a bit of content. Along the way you gain experience which makes you stronger and you have access to magic spells to buff your character. Graphics look the part and the controls, while they are a little tricky at first, do work well. Raventhorne does cost 240 but I feel it is worth the asking price, check it out.
Cursed Loot is an update to last years Epic Dungeon. If you bought last years game you will have to buy this game again as it is two separate games. Is it worth buying again? It is hard to say but personally I wont be buying it again as the game feels more like a title update than a new game. If you missed out on the game last year, then this is a must buy. Read our full review of the original here.
We reviewed T.E.C. 3001 a few days ago so you can read the full review here. You control a robot who runs along platforms and you must collect a number of batteries in order to complete the levels. Your robot has various abilities such as jumping, a slide to go under gaps and a charge ability to smash glass barriers, even a gliding ability for later levels. The graphics look great and it runs very smooth. The game does get quite challenging around mid-point in the game so if you enjoy this genre you should have a lot of fun trying to beat them.
This category has games that are well worth trying if the descriptions interest you. The games are by no means bad, but may lack the quality, design, price or something else that keeps it out the top category.
This is an amazing action platform game where you must help the planet Earth of the attack of the evils androids. With 25 levels full of action and fun, where you need to fight with different hard opponents and save as many people as you can. This is an intensive physics game where you can smash walls, break floors, use elevators and other levels gadgets.
Jump. Fly. Dive. Survive.
Meep 2 – Jumping Evolved offers different gameplay from what you’ve seen before in platform jumpers. Beat the clock in time trial in 20 different levels! Help yourself to be the best by viewing the ghostplayer from the best times for each level! You can also enjoy some splitscreen multiplayer action against a buddy in tournaments!
VideoWars is Arcade Real-Time Strategy – it’s fast-paced and easy to pick up and play so you can get right into the battle. It’s got smart units that you don’t have to micromanage. And it’s got lots and lots of nuclear combat, with all of the style of the arcade classics. Try awesome arcade strategy today, with VideoWars!
Long range communications aboard the ‘Century Research Station’ have abruptly stopped shortly after a distress signal was sent out. With military forces spread far and few in-between, a freelance vessel has been contracted to investigate and report on the problem. Little do the intrepid travelers know, something dire lurks in the dark of Century Station…
Blobs is an action puzzle game. Catch the blobs and then fire them back at the invading blob army, but be careful they are only weak against blobs of the same colour. Blobs includes three game modes, each with difficulty options, scoreboards and trophies!
Armageddon outta here!
This category is for games that you may want to avoid on the reasons of low quality, bugs, bad design, high price or playability. Some games are still playable but the overall opinion is they are not worth buying.
Bat, Ball, Aliens, Blocks, Many varied levels, Power ups, No flying rodents, enjoy…
Torque Quest – 80 – Marketplace
From the makers of “Avellone’s Conviction” and “Julito´s Quest”, comes the first Multiversal Interactive Adventure with Succubi, Cthulhu, drunk friends and a mission to accomplish: getting Torque Saeva to survive one of his weekly drinking sprees… hopefully without any collateral damage!!
Lucky Game – 80 – Marketplace
This is a game you can enjoy golf and gambling machine with. Decide an angle and power to put a ball in a cup. Winnings increase as you place the right bets. Maybe the farther the cup, the better the chance. 1 player : Increase your winnings. kinds of the gambling machines be increased when you increase maximum winnings. 2 – 4 players : Compete with other player in scores.
Steel Avenger – 80 – Marketplace
In the cheesiest story line I could manage, Harry Kersey, ex cop, avenges his brutal wife’s death, on a rampage across the streets of down town Farlix upon Trent. Where Harry takes vengeance on the criminals responsible, with the help from the local police force who often turn a blind eye or offer a power up.
Heroes vs. Zombies – 80 – Marketplace
Play with up to 4 people in order to fend off the zombie horde. Gain exp to learn new techniques. Can you survive?
Cubicle – 80 – Marketplace
As the newest intern on the job, keep up with the rapid flow of cubicle work to keep your job. Use intuitive thumbstick controls to master your daily routine. Player in single player mode, or compete head to head against a friend.
Ambient Travels – 80 – Marketplace
Summertime may be almost over, but that doesn’t mean the vacation has to be! With Ambient Travels you can travel the world from the comfort of your couch. You can visit Ireland, Hawaii, Egypt, and more! Just relax and let the ambient sounds soothe you.
Titles that have received a software update or price change are Maid_san’s Caving Adventure, FortressCraft Chapter 1, Avatar Farm!, Turtle Casino, Battle High: San Bruno, Strategy Soccer, Blow Me Up and Grand Theft Froot.