Inspired by a conversation in the Let’s Play thread.
Obviously, there’s games that almost everyone recognises are great. Slammed!, for example, has justifiably had large amounts of praise lavished on it.
But what do you see as the hidden gems of CoG? Those games that you love and think deserve a wider audience. Whether official or hosted, tell us what you love about them here.
I’ve got four.
Choice of the Star Captain is just amazing. Great writing, with a really dry wit. I also think the characterisation is top notch throughout. Without it being derivative in any way, the writing and satirical intent reminds me of Harry Harrison’s Bill the Galactic Hero.
I’m also a big fan of the two games from Gavin Inglis, Eerie Estate Agent and Neighbourhood Necromancer. Again, they both have strong comedy elements, but it’s understated rather than wacky. (I don’t do wacky). I think where is real strength lies is in mixing the supernatural with the mundane of real life, in a way that feels really natural.
From hosted games, Apex Patrol is great. It feels like you’re in complete control; there’s almost no false decisions. Of the games I’ve played from here, this is the one that I think captures the feel of an epic space opera best.