I'm actually not a big fan of the Grand Theft Auto series so for those who know me, adding the game here might come off as bit of a surprise. But there's no denying the popularity of this franchise. It's currently the most wanted game on my Steam friends list. 10% of them have already pre-ordered the game and almost a quarter of them have it on their wishlist. I've always found the fantasy of being a criminal causing wanton violence with with no remorse slightly off-putting which is why I think the more recent GTA games never really did it for me and I ended up preferring the sandbox games where you played a cop or a vigilante. I'm hoping there's some redeeming features in this most recent release but considering there's even a separate Wikipedia page for controversies surrounding the game, it seems unlikely. Anyway, that's not going to stop most people buying this game - I'm sure it'll be just as much a hit on PC as it was on console.
The game helps explain why net neutrality is important in the form of a parkour-style computer game
It has an awesome pun for a name
But that's basically it. The game is apparently a "3D playground runner influenced by the parkour running style in Mirror's Edge". While I confess that I've never played the cult classic Mirror's Edge, it does have many fans. This must also be one of the first games I've heard of where your humble Internet Service Provider is the antagonist trying to impede you from making any progress. Sounds like it's worth a look, especially considering it's free.
As many loyal readers know, I'm a big fan of retro point 'n' click adventure games. You know, the sort that look like they've been developed using Adventure Game Studio (AGS). Well here's another one of those sorts of games called The Charnel House Trilogy. The game is developed by Owl Cave who are the folks behind the game Richard & Alice which managed to get a 7/10 here on Choicest Games. Richard & Alice was also developed using AGS but funnily enough, that game looked nothing like your typical point 'n' click adventure whereas this latest offering does. The game is apparently a series of "horrifying" adventures, so I'm hoping when the say "horror" that it's not supernatural horror and is more like Richard & Alice which explores the darkness of the human psyche - that's more down my alley.
So are you interested or excited about any of these PC games being released next week? Which games are you looking forward to?
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