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    I’ve rated 100 games. Time for a Best Of! (Part 2)

    Posted by (twitter: @tolicious)
    September 1st, 2013 2:36 pm

    Like I wrote in my previous post, I’ve rated 100 games now. There were a lot awesome games in there – and a few that I think nobody should miss out on.

    So again, in no particular order, here are some more entries that I think everyone should’ve played:

     

    probe-teamPROBE TEAM by Andrew Shouldice
    If you play only one game from my list, take this one. You are playing a swarm of drones, one by one, tasked with exploring and repairing. Even if your current drone fails, you’ll likely have explored the perimeter. And that’s where the game really shines: Exploration. You want to know what’s around the next corner, what the probes discover next! Together with the shiny visuals, the soundscape and the small bits of plots, this game manages to create an incredible atmosphere. It’s my favourite from the whole LD27 so far and I wouldn’t be surprised if it wins!

     

    royal-defenestratorRoyal Defenestrator by BasmanovDaniil
    You are the Royal Defenestrator, tasked with… I am not sure what you are actually tasked with. But it seems that the queen isn’t very happy, and if she isn’t happy with something, there’s really only one choice what to do with it! There also only one word to describe this game: “hilarious”. Combine a few pretty fine jokes, a lot of emergent humor, a simple clean style and perfectly fitting music and you get this game!

     

    the-only-oneThe only one by JaJ
    Ah, The only one. I don’t want to spoil anything, I think you’ve got to play this one for yourself. The writing is excellent and compelling. I felt sad and touched after I played it, and it’s been a while since a game did that to me, especially one so short and created in only 48 hours! The 2 color look works well (which is pretty hard to pull off in my opinion), and even if that’s not your thing: This game is really worth playing.

     

    the-duellistsThe Duellists by jay griffin
    This game in one word: “Polish”. Oh, and also “gorgous pixel art”, although I suppose that’s three words. Contrary to “Way of the Gun” from my Best Of (Part 1), the core gameplay here is actually about duelling. The mechanic is simple and fun and everything works smoothly. I just wish he would’ve added music – but then again, he already announced a post-compo version.

     

    detective-awesomepantsDetective Awesomepants by xel
    I’ll let xel do this one himself: “Experience the epic adventure of Detective Awesomepants as he tackles difficult cases assigned to him by the world police! Travel to exotic locations. Meet unique characters. Put bad guys in jail! All in a days work for the greatest detective around.”
    So – it’s basically murder mystery in 10 seconds with super quirky characters. Short, sweet, extremely fun!

     

    legend-of-epikourosLegend of Epikouros by Erhune
    It seldom happens, but sometimes there’s a game that’s not that much fun to play, but I’m super excited about nonetheless. This is one of those. The concept is as simple as it is brilliant: It’s an adventure RPG with a long play time – but each player session only lasts 10 seconds. When you start, a lot will have already happened to our hero Epikourous, dictated by other players, and you’ll watch his story until it’s finally your turn to play him. What will you do with your 10 seconds? I really hope this one gets a post-compo version!

     

     

    Did you like my recommendations? If so, maybe you could rate and comment on my game too. I’d be really happy about that!
     
    Lost-in-the-DarknessLost in the Darkness by TobiasW
    Your three friends are scattered in this nightmarish world, turned into creatures of darkness – and you’re their only hope. Follow the music and save them! It won’t be easy though: The world is in constant change. Be ready. And don’t stay in the darkness for too long…

     

    PS: I rate/comment everybody who rates/comments my game – so if you’d like one of those, that would be a better way than to ask for it in the comments here ;)

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    6 Responses to “I’ve rated 100 games. Time for a Best Of! (Part 2)”

    1. porglezomp says:

      I agree with all your recommendations! I already rated your game though, so I can’t rate it again. I really liked it!

    2. Antidote says:

      Also rated your game/comment a while ago and didn’t see you on the comments of mine ;_;

    3. jay griffin says:

      Thanks very much for the kind words. I have to say my first Ludum Dare’s been amazing, so many great games and great folks to go with ‘em.

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