The 6 indie games of the week not to be missed (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch)

The 6 indie games of the week not to be missed (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch)

Game News The 6 indie games of the week not to be missed (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch)

As every week, the world of indie games has a thousand and one surprises in store, which we are pleased to echo here at JV. On the program this week, from April 25 to May 1, 2022: science fiction tactics on a well-known planet and the return of two independent nuggets. Follow the leader !

DUNE SPICE WARS

“Dune”, does that mean anything to you? Yes, it is the famous universe created by the author Frank Herbert and recently adapted to the cinema. At the heart of the story, we find the planet of Arrakis, entirely covered in sand, where different peoples fight to control the spice, a substance with powerful supernatural powers. It is in this distant world that the French from Shiro Games (Northguard, Evoland) have set the scene for their new project: Dune Spice Wars. A game that describes itself as a “4X real-time strategy game” on Steam. The goal will be very simple: wage war to control the spice and Arrakis. It will be possible to choose between four famous factions, the Atreides, Harkonnen, Smugglers and Fremen. “Find the balance between open warfare, duplicity, political bargaining and economic supremacy”. It makes you want !

  • Platform : PC (Steam)
  • Release date : April 26, 2022 – Early Access

THE SERPENT ROGUE

In second game, totally different universe. In The Serpent Rogue, you play as the Guardian, “a mysterious alchemist who must use his skills to protect a kingdom from terrible Corruption” can we learn on Steam. The person responsible for the corruption? The Rogue Serpent, which you will have to face. The title describes itself as an exploration-focused action-adventure game in a medieval world, with alchemy, wild creatures. The idea is therefore to search every corner of the map in search of new knowledge to complete your quest. The project even seems to offer interesting combinations of potions, all with a rather successful artistic direction. A crush of the year that we weren’t expecting?

  • Platforms: PC, PS5, Xbox Series, Switch
  • Release date : April 26, 2022

THE STANLEY PARABLE ULTRA DELUXE

If you often play indie games, you must have heard of The Stanley Parable, a narrative “walking simulator” released in 2013. It does not make us any younger! Surprise, the very good title of the Crows Crows Crows studio is back in an Ultra Deluxe edition, almost ten years after its first edition. The concept remains the same but on a much larger scale (the game was quite short at the time). You are Stanley, whose path first seems to have been mapped out by the indications of a narrator. The goal of the game, to constantly contradict this voiceover, whose discourse will adapt accordingly, going off the beaten track. A concept that will make you discover a lot of secrets, sometimes very surprising. If Crows Crows Crows manages to extend its concept with such talent, we have without doubt one of the best games of the year.

  • Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch
  • Release date : April 27, 2022

ROGUE LEGACY 2

We continue with another very big name in independent gaming, also back. As of April 28, Rogue Legacy 2 will be released from two years of early access and will land on PC, Xbox One & Series (not in Game Pass for now). A long awaited game. Its predecessor, Rogue Legacy, helped bring rogue-lite back to prominence, with games like Spelunky and The Binding of Isaac. The idea is very simple: face randomly generated areas again and again until you see the end of the game, collecting permanent upgrades that will help you along your journey. But Rogue Legacy does it in a fun way. Each new trial is the new descendant of the same family. This second part of course takes up this principle, with a host of other improvements. In short, we are really looking forward to trying it out.

  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series
  • Release date : April 28, 2022 – End of early access

RAVENOUS DEVIL

A “horror-cooking simulator”, intriguing, isn’t it? Well this is the description of Bad Vices latest project: Ravenous Devils. Under cover of being the nice tailor Percival, you actually manage a business that makes its mess with corpses, in a city plagued by corruption and poverty. You will therefore have to attract customers and choose the best moment to assassinate them. Beyond its rather funny postulate, Ravenous Devils seems to offer a nice cocktail of planning (Hitman style) as well as a whole management part. Because obviously, it will be necessary to recycle the clothes of the customers to ensure your activity of tailor, and not to waste any piece for what relates to the kitchen. An original and undoubtedly solid experience, only on “4 hours of play”.

  • Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch
  • Release date : April 29, 2022

UNSOULED

We finally end with Unsouled, a newcomer to the hotly contested 2D Souls-like category. The title, which comes out of early access and which will be available as soon as it is released via the Xbox Game Pass, seems particularly dynamic, with a demanding combat system based on a good mastery of rhythm in particular to chain the blows. “In Unsouled, each power has its own sequence timing” can we learn on Steam. One thing is therefore certain: training should not be neglected. As you progress, you will encounter more and more powerful enemies, but also new skills to improve your character. All in a nice artistic direction in pixel art. Undoubtedly solid!

  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series (via GamePass)
  • Release date : April 28, 2022 – End of early access

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