The Metroidvania genre is usually quite popular among indie developers and Hollow Knight seems to be a game to keep an eye on. We particularly like its art style, but what makes it engaging is both its level design and gameplay mechanics. Much like in the Dark Souls series, dying means you have to lose something valuable that you can only retrieve if you manage to go back to the exact spot where you were killed (and you beat your own ghost). It's not souls you lose here, but what serves as money to buy new charms or various items. There are also souls in the game though, as you collect them every time you hit an enemy, which fills a sort of gauge that can be used to either replenish your health, or launch a special attack. It's an interesting mechanic as you're rewarded for playing well and being offensive. The only downside at the moment is that we've been experiencing occasional freezes, which can be annoying during a boss fight (there are 30 of them, and more than 140 different enemies!).
my bet is DOA Xtreme Volleyball sequel that we all want (5 Hours ago)
Kind of leaning towards Stardew Valley since I just played a few twitchy action/platforming games. (5 Hours ago)
@asdfg: I've been debating getting Stardew for a while. I kind of want to grab something tonight. Can't decide between The End is Nigh, Stardew Valley, and Enter The Gungeon at the moment. (5 Hours ago)
Got a 128 gb memory card on the way because I have a feeling that internal storage is gonna fill up fast. (16 Hours ago)
I'm planning on getting stardew, golf story and fast rmx which are cheap anyway so no big deal. Would have been nice to see a discount on splatoon. (16 Hours ago)
@GriftGFX: Nintendos Christmas sale has also started. None of the games on my wishlist went on sale though. :/ (17 Hours ago)
@GriftGFX: Would prefer a Ninja Gaiden 4 announcement but it'll probably be DOA6. Will definitely watch this weekend though. (18 Hours ago)