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Braid is a colourful time bending puzzle platformer with an interesting storyline drawn in a cool artistic style set across several worlds where the nature of time is questioned and twisted throughout changing the ways in which time interacts with you and how you can manipulate it to your advantage to solve the puzzles, from time only passing when you move to being able to rewind aspects of the level whilst remaining outside of time’s influence in a bubble world of your own.

This is one of the classic puzzle platformers that I believe everyone should own as it’s very well done and also hides a number of secrets within the game hidden outside of the realms of the puzzle world and the game boundaries as you might expect them to be formed, as well as having a narrative that twists time in on itself and questions your role as the hero of the story ultimately.

There are several hours of gameplay to be enjoyed and many thought provoking puzzles in each world as well as the hidden secrets to discover, and even a speedrun mode to add further challenges to those who’ve already played through and completed the full adventure to completion. And perhaps a secret or two to be found within the prologue scenes at the end too.

Get braid for yourself on steam now at  https://store.steampowered.com/app/26800/Braid/?snr=1_1056_ajaxgetfilteredrecommendations_&curator_clanid=6860437

Dust: an elysian tail is a really fun action platformer with metroidvania elements and levelling systems with a fully voiced story along the way, the gameplay comes through exploring the worlds fighting off a wide variety of monsters along the way as you explore the realms of the world as well as fighting off a variety of bosses.

The game has a very nice artistic palate and the combat is very fun as you learn new moves and discover new abilities which may also allow you to explore area’s previously locked off and perhaps even find secrets along the way, it also includes the obligatory wall chicken joke references within the game.

There is a lot of challenge to be had, and whilst it’s entirely possible to break the game and glitch your floating abilities to be able to zip around the map and fly (and perhaps find some secrets you’re not meant to find until later) this does get a little limited due to your stamina potentials, the variety of enemies is also good as they all come with their own challenges and you can’t simply just mash through everything with your attack power in order to progress and defeat the game so you do feel a level of challenge within the action.

Whilst this game doesn’t seem to be as well known as it deserves it’s definitely a really good and fun title that deserves more recognition than it has, and does come with a well thought out storyline alongside the gameplay which makes it worthwile playing through for yourself to discover.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/236090/Dust_An_Elysian_Tail/?snr=1_1056_ajaxgetfilteredrecommendations_&curator_clanid=6860437

Limbo is a puzzle platformer that changed the realm of the genre by telling story through an artistic narrative adventure, without ever actually having a word or text bubble within the entire gameplay it told the story of a kid on his adventures throughout the world and the perils he faced along the way making his way towards his final destination.

The game did a great job of using lighting and shadowplay to tell it’s dark and twisted storyline of a nightmare twisted narrative as you make your way across the world, starting off with some fairly simplistic puzzles and the well known spider chase sequences as you try to escape it’s grasp and the way it toys with you along the way through to ultimately exploring mines and a series of mind flipping gravity twisting puzzles that you must navigate towards the end of the game.

After breaking ground and changing the way people perceive the genre this game did great things and is a really good game and a fun experience, this is definitely something everyone who’s ever enjoyed a puzzle or a platformer game should give a go as it was definitely a groundbreaking title and remains a really fun and enjoyable experience.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/48000/LIMBO/?snr=1_1056_ajaxgetfilteredrecommendations_&curator_clanid=6860437

Oh…sir is a game that you might have guessed involves crafting the finest of british insults in order to humiliate and defeat your opponent, however it’s not quite as easy as you might believe as there is a limited pool of terms in the center for both players to grab from in order to craft a fine insult against their opponent, so some strategy is involved in deciding what to take and what to leave along with when to trigger your insult as if you fail to craft an insult you will stumble while your opponent capitalises, and the finer the insult the more points you deduct from your opponents health.

There are a few additional nuances along with having a small hand of 2 personal terms to add to your insult, which can be refreshed once per turn by drinking some tea, at the risk of losing something useable to end up with something which can cause you to lose the game, though at times you can find special ending insults with an ! on the end in order to maximise the insult inflicted.

Finally there are a few more intricacies thrown in for good measure such as pushing a point where you repeat a term every play so as to create a combo multiplier (for example constantly pushing yo momma jokes) it starts to grate on your opponent so the combo creates more score deduction the further you push a point, so it might be tactical to grab a repeated term or deny your opponent one over crafting the greatest insult just to get this combo sorted, also finding your opponents weakness and pushing this can also grant a lot of points due to vulnerabilities, for example pushing on an issue of fashion with someone finely dressed might touch a nerve and really insult them, so finding the insults which work effectively against each individual character could be the path to victory.

With online play as well as a single player storyline as well as potential twitch interaction where your viewers can score your insults to determine who crafted the best insult and rate their effectiveness there’s a lot of fun to be had within the game for it’s pricetag, and often during sales it gets reduced to a price that you surely must grab the title for because it’s simply so much fun for next to nothing. The silliness and memes and getting to create such great insults especially against friends or online is just too much fun to miss out on for such a low price.

Get oh… sir the insult simulator on steam now at https://store.steampowered.com/app/512250/OhSir_The_Insult_Simulator/?snr=1_1056_ajaxgetfilteredrecommendations_&curator_clanid=6860437

There is also a sequel for oh… sir the Hollywood roast available at https://store.steampowered.com/app/575330/OhSir_The_Hollywood_Roast/?snr=1_1056_ajaxgetfilteredrecommendations_&curator_clanid=6860437 with added youtuber dlc and a variety of famous faces.

The Stanley parable was a groundbreaking title providing the player with a series of seemingly simple choices, most importantly whether to follow the narrator who is telling a story and effectively telling you where to go in order to progress his story, or choosing to go off the beaten path and explore the other door where the narrator is distinctly trying to steer you away from, and through these series of choices the game twists and turns down a series of alternating narratives, however it’s never quite as simple as choice A or choice B, because there are sometimes hidden alternatives and often the game will not quite reload in exactly the same state as you might expect, so you won’t always simply begin the game at the start of the game.

Through these intertwining and branching narratives the game is found, choosing to obey or break the narrators heart and even potentially ending up in twisted alternative realities with some easter eggs for other games hidden within, this game changed perceptions for a lot of people on what could and couldn’t be done in games as well as breaking perceptions over what would be well received and sell well, and as a result this broke ground allowing for games to push the boundaries further than expectations had been before.

With the number of choices and branchings paths it’d take a few hours to try and find them all within the game, and you won’t get bored whilst you’re messing around with the narrator and exploring the options despite the limited realm of the gameworld as even with the same small ara’s being re-explored over and over again things will seem fresh and different (and often be twisted different realities perhaps with fresh options and maybe even an unexpected third door)

I would recommend everyone gives this game a try as it is a very unique experience and a lot of fun.

Get The Stanley parable on steam now at https://store.steampowered.com/app/221910/The_Stanley_Parable/?snr=1_1056_ajaxgetfilteredrecommendations_&curator_clanid=6860437

Frederic The resurrection of music is a rhythm based game with a similar mechanic to guitar hero games where you have to press the appropriate key on your keyboard (or the on screen keys with a mouse) at the right times to play the tunes as the notes come down the screen towards you, and as a result play the tunes of a variety of genre’s defeating many well known artists caricatures along the way through a hybrid of familiar but remixed and twisted tunes in a more classical chopin style.

The storyline alongside the game is also pretty funny told through a series of voiced artistic cartoon panels telling the story of Frederic chopin having been revived in the modern age on his journey around the world looking for his heart. Whilst the game itself is a fairly simplistic notion as a rhythm music game the music can be pretty challenging to pull of yet fun to play, and the storyline is an added bonus adding a little extra spice into the mix making it more than simply playing tunes on a keyboard to the rhythm.

The series often gets reduced pretty cheap and it’s a really fun title regardless of it’s simplicity because the premise is done well. You can also earn bonuses by pressing keys off the standard keyboard range, and often triggering meme like musical attacks on your opponents when you’re outplaying them, and always ending in a musicality as a mortal kombat pun so there is a lot of silliness and fun to be had, and considering this is always very cheap in sales it’s a lot of cheap fun to be had with both titles, and potentially any future sequels to the Frederic series where I expect the memes to take off to a humongous degree based upon the increase from the first to the second title.

Get Frederic the resurrection of music on steam now at https://store.steampowered.com/app/301190/Frederic_Resurrection_of_Music/?snr=1_1056_ajaxgetfilteredrecommendations_&curator_clanid=6860437

The sequel with more memes and more hybrid tunes is also available on steam at https://store.steampowered.com/app/301200/Frederic_Evil_Strikes_Back/?snr=1_1056_ajaxgetfilteredrecommendations_&curator_clanid=6860437

Some games I wanted to play but didn’t do a full series on, more and more games will be added to this playlist with one off gameplay video’s so if you want to check out the links to the games you’ll have to go to the individual video for that game, however this playlist will show off many games which perhaps have more simplistic gameplay that wouldn’t need showing in a full review, or just some games I have got in bundles in the past or just something I want to show off a little without playing a full series on the game.

Check out the playlist for yourself at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQSi3zjTHLGIHM8tVt7-9xsfOS2oCScEW

Games are added to my steam curator page over at https://store.steampowered.com/curator/6860437/ feel free to follow over there to see when deal’s on these games are available on steam.