Link Dump Friday
Take Attack on Titan, stick it in a locked room, and add in a guy whose only special skill is pancake flippin' and what do you have? This week's Link Dump Friday, of course! Escape, action, stealth and breakfast foods all in once place, just like momma used to make.
- Attack on Titan - If you're like me and recently fell in love with the anime of the same name, Feng Lee's demo mockup of what a game about Spider-Maning your way around with swords to deal fatal strikes to the back of the necks of flesh hungry giants will quickly make you realise it's probably a good thing you haven't been recruited. You've got a limited amount of time to bring down as many of the creatures as you can using the series' iconic gear, and chances are you'll spend a lot of time getting crushed, eaten, or just slinging in the completely wrong direction at first. Once you get the hang of it, however, it may be simple, but it's a surprising amount of fun.
- Aries Escape 11 - Libertechno's Japanese-only language games may present a bit of a barrier to us English speakers when it comes to these escape games, but don't let that stop you from playing. Here, I'll even summarize the story for you based on my deductive reasoning. Clearly, it's a game where you're kidnapped by someone who has stashed a headless torso in a room, and you need to find a way out in order to bring them to justice. Or... maybe the headless torso is a ghost like in Beetlejuice? But the music is happy, so maybe she's a trendy, cheerful ghost and you want to date her and star in your own weirdo visual novel? Hmmm... no, no, give me a minute, I'll figure it out...
- Pan Man - You flip pancakes. You flip pancakes WELL. In Major Bueno's adorably silly arcade game, developed in just a few days, you play a man whose ability to flip pancakes really high catapults him to fame and fortune... but at what cost?! Especially since you only have three pancakes to work with over the course of your entire career... ewwwww. We always look forward to Major Bueno's games for their constant sense of humour and immediately recogniseable style, and though like its star this one is a bit of a one-trick pony, it's still going to effortlessly put a smile on your face.
- Stealth Assassin - Playing Dishonored recently has taught me that I'm not cut out to be an assassin, if only because I'm incredibly impatient and my line of thought typically goes, "Whatever, I bet I can take all those armed guards. This is taking too long." But if you think you've got what it takes to be an assassin from the future, MasterMax's stealth game will put you to the test. Eliminate the target and get to your portal without being seen... simple, right? Throw in a little randomisation, however, and it means you'll never really be able to be 100% prepared for anything... even if you died to it before.