This has been a bit of a soul-sucking week, work-wise, so I'm really excited for the weekend. I'm not sure what exactly I'll do, but I would like it to involve running around outside of some sort.
Big Fish Games is having a sale this weekend where all of their games are only $5 each. They are shorter and easier than "regular" games, but are still fun and some have good art and story. Here are the games that I like:
- Drawn: The Painted Tower - I love this to death. It's got really lovely artwork, music and atmosphere. Kind of a Tim Burton-ish feel to it, or now that I come to think of it, Coraline. This is an adventure game.
- Cooking Dash: DinerTown Studios - I think I like this mostly cos' I like food. :P You run restaurants with different themes: Wild West, Elizabethan England, Japanese, etc. This is a "time management" game. Yeah, I know, doesn't sound fun, but it is.
- Little Folk of Faery - Really gorgeous artwork. And also I do like fairies, leprechauns and exploring locations. This is a... strategy game, I guess? I don't really know how to classify it.
- Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst - I like this one for the spooky/horror atmosphere and story. It's disturbing but subtly so, there's no gore or anything in it. It's sort of an adventure game. This is a sequel to Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst, which is also good, but I like this one more. Others in the same series that are good are Madame Fate (takes place between Ravenhearst and Return to Ravenhearst) and Dire Grove, which is the newest one in the series.
- Nightfall Mysteries: Curse of the Opera - This is similar to Return to Ravenhearst with the spooky atmosphere and interesting story. There's a follow up called Nightfall Mysteries: Asylum Conspiracy that's supposed to be pretty good but I haven't played it through yet.
- Penny Dreadfuls Sweeney Todd - Same style of games as the above two. I admit a lot of why I like this is the Victorian London setting. Umm, and ignore the operatic singing in between chapters of the game. :P
- PuppetShow: Mystery of Joyville - Another disturbing/spooky game. Puppets are creepy. I admit it, I enjoy creepy games! This has a sequel that's supposed to be good, but I haven't played that one yet. It's PuppetShow: Sould of the Innocent.