Fun Friday: Recently Played Games

I love gaming. I really loving gaming. Over the past few years I have put in thousands of hours. In just Steam games there has been more than 2000 hours. Be it FPS, MOBA, RTS or even indie games, I love it all. During university I rarely have time to play as much as I would like but still manage to squeeze in time between classes.

Lately I have found some stellar games through Humble Bundles and a variety of sales and so I thought I would share some recommendations. 

They Bleed Pixels 

Last week I picked up the Humble Very Positive Bundle on a whim. The games looked pretty meh despite having great reviews on steam. Nothing from the trailers impressed me that much. Between work and training I managed to play They Bleed Pixels for an hour or two and all I can say is WOW. I have enjoyed the odd pixel art game but this one definitely takes the cake. The game controls are pretty straight forward but the game is very tricky. 

You are a girl, you have dreams, there is something about a book, you rip monsters apart with Wolverine like claws. Sorry for lack of plot but I have only made it a few levels in. They also have some really fun bonus content. Think bloody unicorns. Just get this game. A fantastic deal for only $10.99 on Steam. 

Rating: 8/10

Dungeons 2

Pretty decent game. Typical real-time strategy game. Control mechanics aren't the best but I find the narrator absolutely hilarious. 

In my heart I am the bad guy (or at least the chaotic good) so this game really appeals to me. Instead of saving a kingdom, this game starts off with you destroying one. It seems to have a plot similar to Tolkien's Lord of the Rings except Sauron actually killed Isuldur. 

Graphics are pretty clean. Haven't even gotten more than an hour into the game but I can tell it will definitely be re-playable for me in the future.

Reading around online showed this game has around 10-15 hours of gamplay. Costing $32.99 on the Steam Store is a pretty hefty price but I would highly recommend trying to pick it up on the Steam summer sale.

Rating: 7/10

Darksouls: Prepare to Die Edition

Losing is fun. I think that we can all agree that the entire Dark Souls series consists of a lot of dying (and thus losing). It is in my thoughts the new Dwarf Fortress.

I picked this game up a few years ago on a steam summer sale for five bucks. I have put in 70 hours and still have not finished the game but to be honest I suck at it. I keep playing through a few bosses and quitting for a few months and then coming back and playing through again and getting a little further each time. It is really fun though, lots of options. Not really much story but still captivating.

Prepare to die. A lot. I am not kidding.

Rating 8.5/10

Sid Meier's Civilization V

Looking to ruin your life? Tired of seeing your friends or daylight? STEP RIGHT UP. I have thoroughly enjoyed every Civ game that I have played. I have hundreds of hours spent on this game series between Civ 3 and Civ 5.

You start a country from scratch and try and win through strength, culture, science or diplomacy. The beauty of this game is how varied it can be between playthroughs. Unless you are trying to reproduce the same thing every time it won't happen and even then good luck.

This game is good for casual gamers or for hardcore micromanagement obsessed individuals. You can control cities at a high level or on a citizen by citizen focus. Either way you can still have a lot of fun.

I personally enjoy a science win myself. Give it a shot! No need to spend money on gas, sunscreen or even food! Just play this until you burn out and can't play anymore! Wait a few months, rince and repeat.

Rating 8/10

Play games. Games are fun. Games are good. Who needs friends when you have games?


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