This week, the Humble Weekly Bundle has donned its wizard hat and is taking you through a bunch of RPGs.
Let’s quickly list the games, and then we’ll talk about quality. Shh, no tears. Only tiers, now.
Paying whatever you want nets you FATE: Hero Bundle, Paper Sorcerer, and bit Dungeon 2. Plump for more than the average (currently $4.95) and you’ll also get Pier Solar and the Great Architects, SanctuaryRPG: Black Edition, and Rollers of the Realm. Opt for the $8 tier and you’ll also get your hands on Agarest: Generations of War: Collector’s Edition.
FATE is an old but much-beloved ARPG dungeon-crawler that’s apparently really rather special. I know I’ve played Paper Sorcerer but I’m having a very hard time remembering much about it; I think it was a Wizardry-esque turn-based RPG with a really lovely graphical style, but don’t quote me on that. bit Dungeon 2 is a mashup of Zelda, Dark Souls, and Diablo‘s loot system. Pier Solar and the Great Architects is a homebrew turn-based RPG originally developed for the Mega Drive/Genesis, now re-released on PC with extra prettiness. SanctuaryRPG is a wonderful little ASCII time-wasting RPG that relies entirely on picking options off a menu, and it’s a very good way to kill half an hour at any given moment. Rollers of the Realm is a pinball RPG combination that Peter quite enjoyed. Finally, Agarest: Generations of War is a Japanese SRPG in which your dating skills actually play a part in your future success, what with the game’s plot spanning multiple generations.
I can’t comment on the $8 tier because I’ve yet to play Agarest, but I’m sorely tempted by the beat-the-average tier. SanctuaryRPG is great if you don’t mind some ASCII silliness, I’m really intrigued by Rollers of the Realm, and bit Dungeon 2 looks very appealing. I can vaguely vouch for Paper Sorcerer on the basis that it’s probably been fixed quite a lot since I first played it, and the internet seems to love FATE and Pier Solar, at least.
Take a look for yourself over on the Humble Weekly Bundle page, and decide if this slew of time-killing RPGs is your sort of thing.