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Axiom Verge is getting a sequel :laugh:

One of my favourite games of the last few years, plays like a love letter to (Super) Metroid:



(Announcement is for the Switch, but I'm sure it will be available on other platforms)

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Tactical Breach Wizards is making good progress:

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/tactic ... -beta-test
Turn-based spell slinging game Tactical Breach Wizards is summoning another beta test that you may be able to get yourself access to. Even if you don't, there's a nice chunk of updated tactical magic fights to see in the new trailer. I still rather enjoy the slapstick quality of wizards who, armed with all sorts of magical spells, will result to hurling baddies out of windows. It's looking neat as ever.
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Picked up Deep Rock Galactic for a change of pace:



You can play solo or co-op, but its best in co-op as the different classes complement each other. Most of the time is spent exploring and mining, mixed in with occasional waves of combat. You also have the tension of trying to get to your extraction point within the time limit, while being chased.

It's a hilarious game with friends on voice comms :mrgreen:
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Platformers don't interest me, but the teaser trailer for Vokabulantis is amazing

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It's published by EA, but Lost In Random looks cool

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thegrommit wrote: Sun May 23, 2021 3:41 am Picked up Deep Rock Galactic for a change of pace:



You can play solo or co-op, but its best in co-op as the different classes complement each other. Most of the time is spent exploring and mining, mixed in with occasional waves of combat. You also have the tension of trying to get to your extraction point within the time limit, while being chased.

It's a hilarious game with friends on voice comms :mrgreen:
Now with integrated mod support:

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/deep-r ... ers-beards
Mods are then split into three categories: verified, which are typically quality-of-life mods that do not alter gameplay; approved, which alter gameplay but do not disupt regular progression; and sandbox, which alter rewards and mission payouts and thus do alter progression.

You can turn mods on and off while keeping them installed via an in-game mod manager. You can also see what mods a server is running before you connect now, and let the game automatically install, activate or deactivate any mod required for you to connect.
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