5 Small Games With Lots Of Heart
Come here, child.
Let me tell you about the types of games out there. Sit on my lap and be transported to the land of polygons and emotions. (David Cage reference.)
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You see, there are two types of games out there; games in a nice plastic encapsulation with a nice cover to stare at, and games without discs, covers and a complete lack of anything to stare at before playing.
Yes, we’re here today to talk about downloadable games. I genuinely wish I had more bandwidth in any given month to download more of these. The reason being that there’s some real gems out floating in cyberspace. Alone. In the arms of a cold and frosty embrace.
Today, we have the chance to explore a number of downloadable games that won’t be too nerve-wrecking on your monthly data.
Sit back and enjoy the following words on tiny-ish downloadable games. (If not, please enjoy the pictures.)
First off, this is not a new game. It released back in 2008, but I only had the opportunity to play it little more than a year ago.
It is filled with humour and quite a few non-sensible boss characters, but that’s one of the many things that make it enjoyable and fun to play.
A noteworthy mention must go to the art-style. Whenever a game looks like it has been painted, drawn or even both, it certainly will spark my curiosity.
Chaotic and over the top gets even more over anarchic when you and three buddies play together. It’s challenging and filled with charm. It gets my recommendation.
I remember seeing this game’s very first trailer and it really caught my eye without much effort on my part.
It is definitely filled with charm and arcarde-y rampageous confusion. It’s also rather challenging.
You control 50 blue pudgy little organisms in a world with so many hazards, it makes Metro: Last Light seem like a youngster. (Obviously, I’m exaggerating, but once you take a gander at the sheer amount of hazards, you’ll see what I mean.)
Everything and I mean absolutely everything is out to chop, burn and eviscerate your little little group of swarmites. They’re a bunch of adorable cornball-witted little guys.
Spikes, traps, flame-spewing devices, narrow passages and even your own little dumb-belled little guys will make it difficult for you.
A small, fun, but oh, so sadistic downloadable title. Challenging, but reaching the level’s end with a massive score is simply gratifying. (Not an easy feat.)
Pretty much every title I’m mentioning does have its own way of personable charm and not the least bit generic, but in terms of charm, this one is filled with retro visuals and sound effects.
It’s quite enticing to know that a game in today’s world where every title tries to outwit every other game in the visual department, this one left its mark on me and a bunch of gamers out there with the simplistic look and controls.
You play as Gomez; a 2D character that acquires a fez by means of human trafficking and drug deals, that grants him the ability to explore the four different perspectives of his 3D world. (It doesn’t look 3D at first. Also, I’m merely being facetious about his methods.)
At first this world doesn’t resemble anything of a 3D nature, but due to a captivating art-style and charming sound effect, this one is a keeper, to me personally.
The puzzles can be really tricky, but don’t let that scare you away. An awesome platformer.
I’ve been referring to Journey quite a few times in recent months. There is so much to enjoy and appreciate. It really is one for a book with a list about some cool stuff. That sounded terrible. It’s one for the history books.
It’s quite a short game, but one you’ll definitely want to play it more than once. The visuals and soundtrack make for a truly unique experience.
“Now The Kid sees somethin’ stranger still; his mind races.
Did anyone else survive?
Sure enough, he finds another. He finds me.”
Bastion adds a stunning narration to gameplay in a visually-rich world filled with a story that really stuck with me. It’s hard to put this one into a single genre, but I can say with absolute certainty that it’s stuffed in the “fun” department.
Simply one to play for a great narration, fun combat and memorable encounter in mouth-watering artistic, which looks hand-painted, terrain.
These were my stand-outs when taking size as well as impact into consideration. I’ll say that Bastion and Journey are my favourites, but the rest is guaranteed to provide some fun times as well.