This is incredibly unfair to the other games in Indie Royale’s Halloween Bundle but the reason everyone should buy it is because Pathologic is in there. Ice-pick Lodge’s disease-ridden horror story takes place in one of the most bizarre and fascinating environments ever crafted, and the game is either brilliantly and intentionally brutal or beguilingly broken. Probably both. For what is just shy of £3.00 (at the time of writing), you’ll receive Pathologic, side-scrolling changeable adventure Home, characterful puzzler MacGuffin’s Curse, retro ARPG Evil Quest, and Telltale’s strongest Sam and Max series – The Devil’s Playhouse. But you only needed to know about Pathologic, right? There’s a video below, because bundles have videos now.
Every now and then I look at what’s new on Steam, give things a play to see if they’re worth covering. One of their number was MacGuffin’s Curse – a 2D top-down game with echoes of any number of late 80s puzzlers. But quickly realising it was a block-pushing doodah I figured, nah, no more of those. And then carried on playing. And carried on. And then played it over the weekend a bit. And have started playing it again on Monday… Which means, at a certain point, I have to admit I’ve room for another block-pushing puzzler. So, here’s Wot I Think.>