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Quick-fire October 2021, Part One

Apsulov: End of Gods
Angry Demon Studio’s Apsulov: End of Gods got first released on Steam on the 8th of August 2019. This indie horror adventure was made available for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 consoles on the 27th of August this year. In this future viking horror you awake in a sanctuary of steel and concrete, built to research and exploit the worlds of Yggdrasil, and to house an artifact, buried in the earth aeons ago. First person with a futuristic Norse mythology story. Horror adventure in the realms of Yggdrasil.

Apsulov: End of Gods mixes together horror, Norse mythology and sci-fi and it succeeds with it. The game is very atmospheric and scary, like a good horror title should be. You will be “stealthing” around in a good way and its AI will not hunt you too aggressively. The design and graphics of it are spectacular and the game presents itself really well. It is not too long, so you can enjoy it in a few (or even just one longer) sittings. The developers Angry Demon Studio already released a mythologic horror adventure Unforgiving – A Northern Hymn, which is very good as well, but Apsulov: End of Gods takes things to a whole new level. The game is very impressive for an indie studio, and I feel it should be more popular in the world of horror games. The gameplay and story are something this joint should be recognised for as well. We highly recommend you getting it if you are a fan of interesting horror games. The price sits at twenty bucks, but if that is too much for you, you have to get it when it goes on sale. Superb!

Crown Trick
NEXT Studios’ Crown Trick was also released before on Steam on the 16th of October last year, and it launched on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on the 7th September 2021. Enter a labyrinth that moves as you move, where mastering the elements is key to defeating enemies and uncovering the mysteries of this underground world. With a new experience awaiting every time you enter the dungeon, let the power bestowed by the crown guide you in this challenging adventure!

Challenging. That is what this game is. But it also looks very well, as its graphics and lovely animations do the… trick (pun intended)! Crown Trick is a roguelike role-playing game in which the combat is turn-based. You are going to need to get strategic when playing as well, if you want to master the game, as a thought out strategy is your only way to escaping the dungeon. There will be a fresh game and a new challenge every time you will start a new game, as the it serves us a procedurally generated maze. This makes the game highly replayable, which is a damn good thing. You will be able to invent your own combat style, because there is a diverse selection of more than forty active skills, sixty passive abilities, thirty usable items and 170+ special relics. Your opponents will be various as well, as there are more than a hundred of them and they are equipped with nine unique types of weapons, totalling in 120+ individual weapons. You will face handfuls of powerful bosses too, and be solving different challenges and puzzles. In conclusion, we must again mention the randomly generated dungeons and challenges each time you will delve into the game. To shortly summarize, Crown Trick is a must play for every roguelike fan, so make sure you get it as it is worthy every cent!

Golf Club Wasteland
Developed by Demagog Studio and published by Untold Tales on the 3rd of September this year, Golf Club Wasteland is available for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Human life is wiped out. Earth is now a golf course for the ultra-rich.

You are all aware about golf and golfing, I am sure of it. But you have never heard about post-apocalyptic golfing before Golf Club Wasteland. As rich people fled to our neighbouring planet Mars, they still come back to the radioactive Earth to play some golf. You will be playing it in crumbling shopping malls and abandoned museums, to name a pair. There are three different game modes, which will cater to all types of players – casual gamers will be able to enjoy the story and the vistas in Story Mode, while other peeps can challenge themselves by trying to beat every hole under par and solve puzzles in Challenge Mode. Last but not least, you can try out Iron Mode, if or when you are a professional. The controls are easy to get used to, and you can progress through the game at your own desired pace. Golf Club Wasteland is a pleasure to play and great are not just the graphics and gameplay, but the soundtrack to the game is amazing as well. Its art direction is superb and just looking at it makes you want to play it. And play it more and more and more. A great game for a bargain price.

Timothy’s Night
WildSphere’s PlayStation 5 exclusive Timothy’s Night was released on the 27th of August this year. Welcome to Little Fish City. It’s a great place to live, especially if you own it! Timothy is an oddball gangster, whose day-to-day life is interrupted by a full-color alien invasion. They’re here and nothing will be the same again!

We return to Little Fish City, this time in an open world videogame that is full of action and adventure. You will be able to explore it on foot or by car, since, you know, it is not the smallest. It is an upgrade to their PlayStation 4 release Timothy vs. the Aliens, and it takes complete superiority of the hardware and the DualSense controller into account. The game is worth getting even if you have already played the previous iteration, but it is a must if you are not familiar with Timothy yet. Timothy’s Night is a 3D action adventure in which you will traverse the before mentioned city a lot, trying to find collectibles and items for your progression. Besides the main route there are also some side missions available, to make the high tempo of alien slaying a bit slower. You will face a lot of very colourful aliens and you will have to beat them with your quite big arsenal of weapons – from a pistol to a machine gun. There are also some simple puzzles in the game, so there is not just a shitload of combat in it. The biggest change from the previous game is the new colour tone and not being all black and white anymore. The surroundings have gotten a sepia filter on them, so that makes the game a bit brighter, while it is still dark compared to the aliens, which keeps the great contrast intact. After completing the game’s story you will be able to return to Little Fish City, if you still had not done everything before, so you do not need to start a new game. Timothy’s Night is a prettier and bigger version of Timothy vs. the Aliens and is, as we said, worth playing through even though you finished the previous one, as it will offer a fresh experience with its updated graphics.