JiG is on Patreon and Needs You! Click here for more information


The Vault №169


Comments (0) | Views (1,214)

The Vault

TrickyWell, it's The Vault you've been waiting for! Since it's pretty much been proven that gamers are physically compelled to read anything in list format published online, it's time for Tricky's Top 2013 games of 2013! 1. Gone Home! 2. A Dark Room! 3. Rogue Legacy! 4. Anodyne! 5. Super Hot! 6. Infiltrating the Airship! 7. GeoGuessr 8. Kentucky Route Zero! 9. Antichamber! 10. Crystal Story 2! 11. Room Gamma 12. Save The Date! 13. Simian Interface! And... uh, let's just say that the next 2000 entries are all Night Rider Turbo.

Right. Now that that's out of the way, let's ring in the new year with some excellent strategy, platform, and fighting titles from the JiG archives!

  • Phage Wars 2Phage Wars 2 - If I could create a virus in my laboratory, something contagious and infectious that killed on contact, a virus that would destroy all other forms of life, would I find that a good idea for a strategy game? Well, I'm with Davros on this one, because Phage Wars 2, the 2009 work by Joey Betz, is a horrifying piece of fun. With it's unique virtual-desktop presentation, Phage Wars 2 makes one microscopic blob consuming another microscopic blob much more enjoyable than it has any right to be. Because hey, that one's my microscopic blob! That I made myself! FOR SCIENCE!
  • HeirHeir - It would be easy to dismiss Heir, Antony Lavelle's 2010 action-platformer, as merely a 2D version of Shadows of the Colossus. And maybe it is. But doesn't a 2D version of Shadows of the Colossus sound like it would be kinda awesome? And so Heir is as well. It may wear its inspirations on its sleeve, but climbing up huge creatures, desperately trying to seek out their magical weakness spot is as exhilerating in two dimensions as three. While Heir is short and has an ending that hints at a sequel that never was, it is an impressive work all the same.
  • Portal DefendersPortal Defenders - I was a Newgrounds-er from way back in my angsty junior high years, and while I appreciate how the portal has matured along with me, I know that I can always count on the site to deliver a good dose of the old ultraviolence. Case in point: Portal Defenders, the 2009 fighting game by BoMToons. So few sites have built such a mythos behind themselves that a game like this, filled with recognizable characters and inside-jokes aplenty, would even make sense. But it helps, of course, that Portal Defenders is a great old-school style beat-em-up on it's own merits, even if you don't recognize every obtuse reference being made. And there are plenty.

While we welcome any comments about this weekly feature here, we do ask that if you need any help with the individual games, please post your questions on that game's review page. Well, what are you waiting for? Get out there and rediscover some awesome!

No Comments

Leave a comment [top of page]

Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
1,301 Views
2 Comments
Frog Fable> Arceus You thought it would be a simple errand. Just run along and get some milk for the King of the Village's Friday pancakes, right? The trouble for protagonist Zbylut (pronunciation unknown) begins when guards block the entrance to the town....  ...
Greetings From Potato Island> Arceus Tell me--do you believe? Believe in what, I hear you asking. Santa? The Easter Bunny? The Tooth Fairy? All good guesses indeed, but the answer Carmel Games' Escape from Potato Island was looking for was actually potatoes! Eye couldn't believe...  ...
Weekday Escape N°133> chrpa Hi! It´s time for a break, three escape games are coming on Weekday Escape! You can escape from reality to a virtual world for a while! And then find your way out from three places and come back relaxed, and...  ...
The Trader of Stories - Chapter 1> nomyle The Big Old Tree that Dreams came into our lives a few years ago, unfolding the fantastic universe of the Forest Bed, and telling the story of one character, Myosotis, The Trader of Stories. With Bell's Heart it got...  ...
Emerland Solitaire: Endless Journey

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Game of the week

Haunted Hotel: The Thirteenth

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Monthly Archives