Welcome to another Last Week on Indie Steam, where I browse Steam’s daily releases to show you a few titles that you may have missed.
This week’s marvelous Steam Indies come a little later due to our presence at PAX East 2020. Nevertheless, we’re still on time to present you with the best hand-picked titles out of an ocean of titles.
This past week was predominantly good for those who appreciate cute and naughty Visual Novels, as well a few surprises we didn’t see it coming.
Who can’t say no to a creepy little adventure? I surely can’t. Disturbing Tale is a puzzle platformer with gloomy artwork and some bizarre beasts lurking around. It’s wholly hand-drawn and looks spooky if you’re up for a casual and odd adventure.
Nowadays, racing games seem to require super large budgets, but they don’t always have to. Niche based competitions can deliver a decent experience for fans, as we can see with Tony Stewart’s Sprint Car Racing. The game appeals to Sprint Car fans and presents customization options and an online multiplayer mode.
DreadOut is well established within the horror community. This new title aims to bring what made the original so good. But can it deliver it? The mechanics are there, not to mention the visuals and overall atmosphere, but there seem to be a few bugs. Maybe take a look after a few patches.
Based on the life of Marie Antoinette, The End of an Actress is a short but riddled with tragedy and romance. This might not be your typical visual novel. Still, there’s no doubt it floods the bar with quality across five different endings and 5 hours of gameplay—a tragic romance story set in a fantasy universe with close parallels to late 18th century France.
If you are familiar with Dharker Studio, you might remember the game Beach Bounce; you already know Yuuki. It turns out she is back, in this short but super sexy spin-off, with lots of erotic moments and the general lewdness. Considerable shorter, so you might want to grab this during a sale.
Set in an alternative reality of World-War 2, Broken Lines is a story-driven tactical RPG with surprisingly good gameplay and storytelling. Fight behind enemy lines across Eastern Europe with simple but effective mechanics where your decisions impact future events.
To Hell with Hell is a bullet hell in the wake of Enter the Gungeon. During gameplay, you assume the role of Natassia and defeat mobs of demons who want a piece of her. To Hell with Hell offers different weapons and options to fit your playstyle.
Mega Man Zero 1, 2, 3, and 4, as well as Mega Man ZX and ZX Advent. The Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection brings back many all-time fan favorites, but not without controversy. Despise the issues, such as the improper key binding settings, this collection reflects CAPCOM classics that fans haven’t forgotten, and most likely, never won’t.
A robust, violent, and intense journey. A Visual Novel for the adult audience, with an external patch that can be purchased on the publisher’s official website. A multi-ending visual novel from acclaimed Boys’ Love developer Nitro+CHiRAL.
Have you lived with roommates? You probably did, but not out of space, right? Well, you can now. Out of Space is your life with the roomies, but out there on the universe, where space as in a personal directory, also doesn’t exist. A cute and fun multiplayer game. Just perfect for party nights or with kind strangers over the internet.
Insurgence – Second Assault is a follow-up sequel to Insurgence – Chains of Renegade. Utilizing several different mechanics, Second Assault is an RPG, but with a strong focus on storytelling and pretty visuals.
Iris and the Giant mixes a lot of good stuff. Card game in a roguelite environment, featuring a surprisingly good story to follow on—challenging to the core with different difficulty levels, and an overall elegant presentation.
OshiRabu: Waifus Over Husbandos is a full Yuri Visual Novel, one we couldn’t just let it pass. The first thing that strikes me is the fantastic renders and artwork, aesthetically well drawn with a sweet presentation. Sweet as in the frosted sugar cover of a donut, when once you bite, all that sweetness greets you. OshiRabu is precisely that, except its gluten-free and healthy!
A fully-voiced Visual Novel worth of a TV Show its quality is so high, you should check it yourself. Tokyotoon’s latest production is a fantastic adventure featuring Marco, an orphan with missing memories, and Arco, a dragon who rules the galaxy. Their journey highlights feelings and quite a few doses of fan service—impressive localization and, without a doubt, a top one for this week’s titles.
Kingdom Under Fire needs no introduction, but The Crusaders is still one of the most remembered titles from the franchise. It’s back, and with everything fans wanted. Originally released on Xbox back in 2004, The Crusaders fuses Hack and Slash with RTS mechanics, where the battlefield is your playground. A port made right, where the original vibe and atmosphere was kept pure till the end.
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