Gamer’s Paradise: Great Indie Games

You know games like COD, Fallout and Halo.

The games people play from day to daylo.

But there are always some games that go undetected.

They are usually quite good, which can be unsuspected.

They’re usually family friendly and not very gory.

So why don’t these indie games ever get any glory?

Better stand by because I’m about to drop some knowledge.

About some great games you may have missed while at college.

 

Ori and the Blind Forest

From the first cutscene — which had me curled up in the fetal position trying not to cry — I knew “Ori and the Blind Forest” was going to be amazing. Even with my expectations, I was impressed. The game looked and controlled perfectly. In “Ori,” you play as a small rat-looking thing. The light has disappeared in the forest, and it is your job to bring it back by roaming through the map to find trees and the elements to a forest now rendered blind.

The game begins simply enough, with a button to jump and a button to attack, but as you progress through the game, you unlock more powers which make the game more complex. These range from being able to jump from enemy to enemy without touching the ground to being able to smash through logs or being able to glide. The game progresses well and will keep you hooked until the end. It is high on my list for best game of the year.

Available on Xbox One and PC for $15.

 

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

In “Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime,” you work with a friend to control a spaceship. While this may sound simple, it can be very complex and nerve-racking. The ship has different compartments that control what the ship does. One compartment can control the ship, while another will fire the guns or deploy the shields. While doing this, hoards of enemies are constantly attacking, threatening the life of your ship and attempting to send the crew to a vacuum-y space-death. It takes strategy to plan out how you and your partner will defeat the enemies, and it won’t work all the time. While a simple concept, “Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime” provides hours of stressful, intense fun. Just don’t kill your best friend in real life, because you may want to when they do something stupid.

Available on Xbox One and PC for $15.

 

Undertale

In the days of the Super Nintendo, there was a game that was overlooked by many gamers, but as time progressed, more and more players started to flock to it. This game was “Earthbound.” Now, over twenty years later, we have “Undertale,” an 8-bit RPG that is overflowing with similarities to “Earthbound.” In “Undertale,” you control a human who falls below the ground into a world inhabited by monsters. As this human, you need to maneuver the underground world to escape or be trapped down there forever, where you will ultimately meet your demise.

The gameplay of “Undertale” is similar to many RPGs of the same type, where you maneuver through the landscapes and fight enemies and random times. There are a variety of moves you can use to fight these enemies, and they become progressively more powerful as you advance through the game. “Undertale”’s story is where it shines. It mixes an intriguing plot with a slew of fresh humor to give the player a fantastic gaming experience. “Undertale” will have you smiling throughout its campaign until it decides to rip your heart into a thousand pieces towards the game’s conclusion.

“Undertale” is available on PC for $10.