Looking for something new this month? We’ve trawled through masses of releases and found some gems for you.
A slow burn, erotically speaking, but filled with wit and wonderful dialogue (once you get past the few typos). Worth a little time and patience, as it shows signs of getting a lot better. There’s a lot of story in the current release, so it’s not just a quick playthrough.
A Long Summer
Another slow to start game, but the art is well done, and the sedate pace that’s been set so far makes me think this will be a game that will build up over a long time. The good thing is that it’s a female protagonist game that seems to have a high integrity path if that’s what you’re going for.
MRKnobb’s new game after completing Retrieving The Past is filled with nice little animations and some good art. The game is very well put together, as should be expected from an experienced dev. I’m definitely looking forward to more of the story as well.
Art wise, this game is in the “Needs Improvement” category, but many games start out that way. This gets mentioned because the world setup and story so far from the demo are intriguing. As a self avowed despiser of quick time events, I found the QTEs in this game to be not so onerous. Some good UI work to allow for variable text box opacity and text size, too. More games need those two features.
Protagonist is about a guy who only finds out about his mother when the person who raised him makes a deathbed confession. Before long he’s the only man living in a female only city. So pretty much my kinda game! The game is Engrish heavy, but if you can look beyond that, the story and built world is full of characters that are well crafted. Worth a look if you can suppress your inner grammar Nazi (trust me, it was a challenge!).
Starting with heartbreak, and beautifully rendered, Summer’s Gone is a treat for the senses. Definitely worth a look if you want a weighty, emotional story. Of course, there’s no sex scenes in it yet, as the “Blue Balls Police” will tell you when it starts.
What do you think of these games? Have you enjoyed them, or do you know of some other new games to talk about? Let us know in the comments!