From the creators of the Amnesia games comes SOMA, a sci-fi horror game that dares you to survive in the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you’re into science fiction horror or a delightful little trick-or-treat romp by Double Fine, there’s something here for you. As a member of the crew aboard the PATHOS-II, you’re running into some severe conditions. The novelty of trick or treating in a game is cute the first time, but after a few dozen homes it eventually wears off. Each of the different areas in the game plays out in virtually the exact same way: you’ll have to trick or treat at every house before moving on, and you’ll need to find the necessary new costumes to solve puzzles or get into new areas. Daniel Desmond (@hazmacewillraid) This Friday the sequel to the 4X space game that I have been playing with Matt Walsh and another friend, Sword of the Stars 2, comes out!
The Tales of Arise Starter Pack comes with -20% CP cost, which means that you can be healed and revived for more than normal during combat, 100,000 Gald, 1000 SP to put towards skills, and, perhaps most significantly of all, a whole 5 free levels of character progression. It’s about what it’s like to be a kid, put on a blue cardboard outfit, and imagine that you’re a huge, awesome robot. It evokes an incredible amount of nostalgia for anyone who ever put on a homemade costume as a child and spent a night pretending to be something fantastic. But far and away the best part of the game is when you enter into battle and see what the simple costumes really look like in the mind of a child. You’ll really see your DIY costume taking shape now! For those seeking more family-friendly entertainment, check out Double Fine’s Costume Quest. Game costumes range from Pokemon and Space Invaders to the insanely popular Fortnite and many more. I wanted to be Hello Kitty for Halloween and couldn’t find any cute costumes in my price range…
Costume Quest stars a pair of twins-Wren and Reynold-and takes place on Halloween. Initially released in 2010, this Halloween adventure brings role-playing tactics to an all-ages audience. But they also help out in battle, as different costume combinations provide different tactics. Each costume has a different ability, both in and outside of battle, and you’ll collect around a dozen by the end of the game. A robot can fire missiles in battle, for instance, but can also speed around the environment on wheeled shoes. Attacks and blocks can be also buffed with some simple, well-timed button presses. With the enable of a very good costume and wig you can definitely indicate your creativeness and brighten up the social gathering that you are attending. RPers are mostly a self-organizing community, but so are static dungeon groups, organized World vs. Costume Quest 2 and Layers of Fear 2 are both free until October 29. After that, two more tasty confections will take their places: Blair Witch and Ghostbusters Remastered. Some are more offensive, some are defensive, and some provide healing abilities.
I feel filthy writing this, but the boss battles are often the best moments in Costume Quest. This is a revamp (rules 2.0) of an old school British RPG from the 1980s. Updated for modern times, this fairly short book still gives a great set of rules, game system, and lore that I hope will serve as inspiration for new sci-fi works in my own writing life. The game plays out much like a simplified RPG. One of the reasons that I like the series (having played both games) is the sense of whimsy that the game exhibits in both its game-play and its narrative. While it is a sequel, it is a game that one can pick up and play without having played the previous entry in the series. Even the side quests are the same, having you play hide-and-seek, go bobbing for apples, and trading cards in each of the three locations. The colors are bright and the children all have large, expressive eyes.