Sometimes I am on the fence about a game. I kept looking at Steam World Dig and thinking to myself, but you hate platform, side scroller games, why are you looking at this over and over again.
The day I picked up Dual Destinies I just went ahead and bought Steam World Dig as well. Whoa! Am I super happy I did. Yes it is a platform game, yup I hate platform games, but this is different. There is jumping and it is a side scrolling game, but it is different. It is so different that I love it, I am obsessed by it, I think about it all the time and I want to play it for hours, only I don't, `cause I think it may not be too long a game and I want the fun to last.
It is a simple game, you inherit a mine. You dig in that mine. You find stuff and sell it and upgrade your gear. That's it. Only it is cute, it is not so easy either as you run into traps and things bent on killing you one way or another, and you keep wondering how far down does it go and what will you find. You are compelled to keep on digging and digging. You meet scary things down in the dark depths. You see that twinkle and you just have to reach it, dig it out. There are secret areas that are tricky to solve, puzzles and you want to solve them because at the end may be some treasure you could really use. The art is cute in a steam punk style (which I adore), the characters up above slowly tell you a bit more of the story as you talk to them. The music is western, western punk I supposed or Japanese western, if such a thing exists, anyway I like the music and love the opening tune.
I love this game. So if you can don't pass it up, maybe give it another think or do like I did and just go ahead and get it.:D
Which has me wondering about Shovel Knight...