These series are back after a short hiatus. Our friend bdefore had some kind of break over the summer and some of the ProtonDB dumps ended up a little delayed. This is now what we can see from the latest data which encompasses everything in September 2020.
You wanted new games? Here they come:
|1||Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning||32||5|
|2||BPM: BULLETS PER MINUTE||23||5|
|4||Rebel Galaxy Outlaw||9||4|
|7||A Monster’s Expedition||5||5|
|12||Swords ‘n Magic and Stuff||3||5|
So first, Kingdom of Amalur. It’s apparently a remastered release. I must admit I have never heard of that game before somehow. It must be pretty popular if I believe the number of entries for that one. It’s an action RPG:
In other news, we are progressively reaching the end of times. I can’t be sure, but seeing rhythm-games mechanics integrated in a FPS sure does look like a tell. It’s called BPM for Bullets per Minute, and here’s the trailer:
Now I’m giving for free the next great idea in the series: a Minecraft-like with music as a mechanic for building. Surely another trillion USD opportunity.
HotShot racing, apparently developed by some veterans from Sega, is a new arcader racer. It reminds me a lot of a mix between the ugly polygons of Virtua Racer and the gameplay of Daytona USA:
More new games made out of old stuff, Rebel Galaxy Outlaw looks like Elite/Privateer/Freelancer remade in the modern age. Looks half-decent actually, this might be fun(?).
As you probably know, I am not too fond of Pixel Art (also known as faking a style that never existed) but Star Renegades looks very convincing. It looks like a turn-based RPG across several worlds. Combat scenes are very impressive in the trailer, to say the least:
Ostranauts is in Early Access now and looks like a one-person adventure in a spaceship that’s not working as expected. The point of view is kind of original:
Missing puzzle games? Monster’s Expedition seems to resurrect the vibe of older games in the genre, with delicious visuals:
Final Upgrade is a space mining management game:
Paradise Killer takes place in a futuristic island. You have to solve a murder, and convict the right person. Reminds me of Danganronpa, but this seems to be a lot more focused on exploration:
Freedom Fighters! I know this game. It’s a re-release – it’s probably something like 15 years old. It was fun at the time, but I am pretty sure the mechanics have badly aged by now:
Finally, Sword’n Magic and Stuff is an open world RPG with a style reminiscent of Zelda Windwaker:
So, what do you like the best in this list? Drop us a comment!
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