The world of gaming is simply amazing and game lovers know it best. Do you remember the time when the internet was unknown and video games ruled the charts? There were some simple and amazing games like the Pack Man, Mario, Contra, etc. that used to consume hours of the TV screens! As the computer became popular, PC games sidelined the video games and the Atari, and nowadays with everything being done on the Smartphone, the world of online games has become popular, thanks to the ultra high-speed internet!
But every game era has its own charm and memoirs! While the Atari lovers would not feel tired talking about the good old games that they used to play on it, one can still find PC gamers using their decades-old Pentium PC to visits the memory lanes, when they had enough time to play games! Let us have a look at some of the interesting PC games from the massive world of gaming in this piece of text.
Supergiant Games delivers a complete package that every PC gamer should enjoy. For a cheap Indie game, Bastion will totally blow you away. This anime-inspired game features amazing visuals and a well-written story that will get you hooked from the very beginning.
Gamers take the role of a character known as The Kid, who wakes up after a massive Calamity wiped out the world. The game starts with the character roaming a tiny area that slowly gets bigger as he explores the environment. The world is slowly constructed in real-time as the player moves about, giving you more room to explore. Parts of the world begin to connect to form the environments that vary from indoor locations to lush outdoor sceneries. As the player progresses, he will soon uncover new items and locations and will also be meeting some survivors along the way to reach Bastion. The titular place is said to be the last known sanctuary for survivors.
There’s a surprise at every turn and you’ll always be wondering what happens next. The remarkable presentation featured at almost every level will always pull you in. And while the gameplay is pretty much your typical button-mashing combat game, the game still feels great to control. Use your melee weapons to hack and slash through the enemies or use your range weapons instead to keep those baddies away. The simple mechanics of the battle system really does compliment the entire gaming experience pretty well. Everything just adds up well enough to create a unique gameplay experience.
The game lets players go about completing quests in varied locations while following an engrossing storyline. With the impressively large number of areas to explore, players are then guided through journeys to three different main locations: the remainders of the City, the Wild Unknown, and the Ura homeland. You’ll find the access to these areas in a central hub area, making traveling to locations a breeze.
Everything about Bastion works in one beautiful package of a game. As you go deeper into its multi-layered world, you will be more attached to your character and his goals. The art, sound and even the narration will immerse the player in its brilliantly realized world. Do yourself a favor and pick this game up right now!
Pirates of Black Cove
Over the years, pirates have not been given that much attention in video games. Compared to zombies and ninjas, the equally awesome sea bandits have been missing lately in the gaming world. Of course, there have been a couple of quality games dedicated to the swash-bucklers in recent memory, such as Sid Meier’s Pirates!, the Monkey Island games and Pirates of the Caribbean to name a few. Fans are probably hoping by now for the definitive “pirate” game that would breathe life to this rather interesting game genre.
‘Pirates of Black Cove’ seeks to answer this call at a budget price. With a mix of real-time strategy, naval combat, land missions and a lot of pirate goodies, this title shows a lot of promise. Can this game rise to this promise? ‘Pirates of Black Cove’ has a huge world teeming with various missions and interesting characters. The game delivers solid addictive combat that requires some light tactics.
The main gameplay of Pirates of Black Cove is divided into two sections: the land and sea areas. The sections vary much to each other and keep the gameplay a little more diverse. Gamers will be using the land sections to hire some pirates and gather some troops. This is also where you get to shop for some useful items while visiting some friendly villages. Battles can be had on the not so friendly villages.
It is on the sea sections that the game picks up and become more interesting. Piloting a single ship, you explore the dangerous seas battling enemy ships along the way. Gamers would definitely love the sea battles. The game plays like an RTS and the controls fit perfectly. Chase down enemy ships and bombard them to bits with your heavy cannons. It is always a joy to see the opposition sink into the deep sea. You can also explore the seas to seek out hidden treasures and other precious items scattered in the huge world.
Although the game doesn’t have the best graphics, the water effects are still beautiful to look at. A huge chunk of the game will be played in the waters and you won’t get tired looking at the impressive visuals. As an added bonus, you will get a kick at the game’s humor. The voice acting itself is funny as well as some of the dialogue. You will find yourself occasionally smiling or even giggling while playing. With some issues about the controls and some reported bugs, Pirates of Black Cove is absolutely far from a perfect game. Yet it has that unique ‘pirate’ charm that many gamers would appreciate. With its cheap price tag, this game is a steal and certainly a must-have.
Visual journalist/Graduating student, University of Missouri-Columbia. Lover of everything in the gaming industry and an avid fan of all films!