The Weekly OT #15: Behemoth’s Pit People etc.
I got into the Pit People closed beta and Cornie (using my account) and I are both loving it. As of last night, he still held Castle Crashers in higher esteem, but it was close. The NDA is pretty relaxed and I am allowed to go public with impressions and even screenshots and streaming. I had so little time to game this weekend, that I didn’t do any of that, but I did get a chance to try it and provide some feedback in their forums. In brief, it is a pre-order for me. In greater length, I love the game: the humor (writing and anachronistic technology etc., wackiness etc.), the narrator’s voice acting, the music, the art, menus, the role-playing presentation and implementation, the turn-based combat with optional difficulty levels, the ways in which it is similar to Castle Crashers, and the ways in which it is different from Castle Crashers. It is very entertaining. I like the music for Pit People even more than I did for Castle Crashers because it is more varied. The game actually feels very much like all that I loved about CC, but slightly twisted and new. It is very fresh.
If that isn’t enough to keep you busy, Bill Harris at Dubious Quality has a ton of other good stuff to read/watch/listen to in this week’s Friday Links!