A QUICK GUIDE TO THE STEAM FALL SALE
As usual, the loudest and, of course, the most desired releases fell into the first category of goods. You have probably heard about these games many times from news and reviews. Well, now it’s time to get to know them better.
Half-Life, but not that one. The collection opens with a project of incredible proportions, a fan-made remake of an innovative shooter, a remake that took 15 long years to release. And, most amazingly, he did not disappoint. If you want to relive the first adventure of Gordon Freeman, but turn back on outdated textures and GoldSrc square models, welcome.
Zombie action with an emphasis on parkour. The idea is crazy, but quite workable in the right hands – and it just so happened that at Techland they were simply heaps. Yes, otherwise the action movie does not shine with originality, the script is simple, and the final boss of the main campaign is designed as a QTE, but in it you can dropkick the “dead” and bludgeon them with anything. Whatever you say, but the dignity is weighty.
It’s not customary to expect revelations from remakes of the classics, but Capcom managed to surprise even skeptics: its rethinking of the second Resident Evil easily turned out to be one of the most impressive horror films of recent years. Beautiful, creepy, fascinating – there are many epithets, but the essence is the same: this masterpiece definitely needs to be played.
And another Japanese hit dedicated to the walking dead. Unlike the gloomy Resident Evil, Dead Rising focuses on the main features of the zombie apocalypse – chaos and the accompanying feeling of heady freedom. Spit on a ticking timer and just have fun in a huge mall: try on unusual outfits, mix cocktails in a blender and fight off monsters with any means at hand, like the heroes of Dawn of the Living Dead. Yes, there are corpses all around and the end is not far off, but what’s the difference? Dying, so with music!
A magnificent crime drama, the innovativeness of which is just right to make legends. Although the original is noticeably outdated in terms of gameplay and amenities, it’s hard not to recommend it so far – the plot is painfully catchy in it. Last year’s remake, by the way, is also surprisingly good, even though it’s original: the Definitive Edition in its subtitle flaunts by no means just like that.
A Quick Guide to the Steam Fall Sale
If Grand Theft Auto seems too dark, and Saints Row too stupid, we advise you to pay attention to Bully, a slightly forgotten teenage action game from Rockstar Vancouver, the authors of Max Payne 3. You won’t kill anyone in it, but you can only do “nettles” in this way . Isn’t that what happiness is?
Traditional for such guides heading “Masterpiece from PlatinumGames”. This time, the focus of Vanquish is an underrated on release, but still incredibly cool action movie by Shinji Mikami, the creator of Resident Evil. Fans of twisted plots have nothing to catch here, but it’s not scary either: they love these games not for Shakespearean drama, but for cool, breathtaking shootouts. And such skirmishes are over the edge here.
Especially for those who like the Gears of War universe, but are disgusted by the gameplay of the main parts of the series, this is a spin-off in which familiar gatherings in shelters and chopping enemies with a chainsaw have acquired a new, strategic dimension. Alas, closer to the finale, the game loses its fuse, and its story, to put it mildly, is about nothing, but in general, the genre experiment turned out to be amusing. Hey Microsoft, where’s the sequel?
Here, perhaps, you can do without unnecessary prefaces: memes have done everything for us. If there is an exemplary step-by-step tactic in the world, in which everything is in moderation and there are no problems with accessibility, it is in front of you. Fans of the genre must check it out.
About 10 years ago, EA hit the experiments sharply – and among other things, awakened Red Alert after a long hibernation with the help of a very good triquel. Today, this lurid RTS looks like an alien from another era, a time when expensive Hollywood actors were not shy about grimacing in front of the camera, rude jokes were considered the norm, and blockbusters could be sold with the help of beautiful models in skimpy outfits. Ah, nostalgia.
A Quick Guide to the Steam Fall Sale
Ever dreamed of a realistic historical RPG that doesn’t include magic, dragons, and saving the world from another megalomaniac? At your service is Kingdom Come – a rare game about the Middle Ages, in which you can not only steal horses and play pranks with peasant women, but also get drunk to unconsciousness, throw manure on someone else’s house and get lost at night in the dense forest. Clearly, they were made with love.