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Dem-OH! November Round-up

As one of the greatest years in gaming begins to fade out, I realise I haven’t played half of what I want to. This means I’ve sacrificed much loved demo time to actually getting through some of them – many being demos from previous years that have finally dropped such as Oaken, Astrea: Six-Sided Oracles, Warstride Challenges, Stick to the Plan, Slay the Princess, Small Saga, and so, so much more. So I’m sorry for the lack of demos this round-up but I’m NOT sorry for the fun I’m having rolling around in the absolutely storm of fantastic titles that are being rained upon us. COME JOIN IN!

Stand-Out Demos

(in recording order)

Worldless OUT NOW with Demo on Steam

A metroidvania with turn-based combat? You’ve got to be crazy to think that sounds like a good idea! Well, I suppose it would be if they didn’t turn each and every single fight into it’s own unique boss/puzzle/minigame/skill challenge. Using a constant mix of physical and magical attacks and blocks, parries and counters, characters and their strengths, this game makes every battle a spectacle – an exciting trial you want to hunt down and test yourself against. All that’s high praise even before the beautiful world, compelling exploration, and strangely alluring narrative. Oh, and it’s OUT NOW!


K.I.A Demo on Steam

One of the dumbest, funniest demos I’ve gotten to play is back at it again with a new intro mission and terminator AI…

Kick BastardsDemo on Steam

After over 18 months since I played the original demo, Kick Bastards come back with some big changes and a whole heap of polish!

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NOTE: Ratings are basically representative of how much I enjoyed the demo and the likelihood that I’ll come back to the title in the future (or even would liked to have continued playing it right then), with regards to gameplay, quality, and (of course) personal preference to genre, etc. A zero represents that the game is too non-functional to really get a feel for it. It is essentially a non-rating.

No. 1

  1. The Cable Guy (3)
  2. An Engineer and the Great Machine (2)
  3. Worldless (5)
  4. Ailuri (4)
  5. Crow Country (4)