10 Games You Might Have Missed In 2021
2021 is an exciting year in the gaming world. With the planet still suffering from a pandemic, the games industry has faced countless delays and development issues, and gamers have experienced ongoing challenges in even Even get a modern control panel.
Still, the year saw a flurry of new titles, with enough releases to keep fans more engaged, especially with large size of modern AAA games. As a result, players may have overlooked a number of undiscovered gems throughout the year, with the following titles likely to slip under their control (listed below in no particular order). body).
Some games borrow from others, and some are the unique brainchild of visionary creators. Artistic escape belongs to the latter category, with former Australian musician Johnny Galvatron leading its development with his Beethoven & Dinosaur studio. The side-scrolling platformer is a love letter to his favorite musical influencers, featuring psychedelic visuals inspired by stars like David Bowie – and his alternate self is Ziggy Stardust – and Bob Dylan.
The game also features a stellar cast that includes Lena Headey’s Game of Thrones famous, along with Carl Weathers, who recently starred in Mandalorian. Fans of the visually stunning game with a great soundtrack will surely enjoy the surreal September release published by Annapurna Interactive.
Before your eyes
Released on PC in April, Before your eyes tells the story of a person who has died and is going to the afterlife. The adventure game, developed by GoodbyeWorld Games, continues to set itself apart from the competition by using eye-tracking webcam technology to detect when the player blinks. Each blink ends a scene in the protagonist’s life, which can range from a childhood piano lesson to a serious illness acquired as an adult.
The title aptly gives new meaning to the phrase “your life flashes before your eyes,” and its story has been critically acclaimed. For players who have access to the necessary webcam technology, the game is definitely worth a try, especially for fans of creative adventure experiences.
Chicory: A colorful story
Another indie game that may have escaped the attention of players is Chicory: A colorful story, created by American-Canadian developer Greg Lobanov. The game puts the player in the role of a doll with a magic paintbrush, named after the player’s favorite food (or given the default nickname “Pizza”). The talented dog uses his brush to color the world and solve environmental puzzles.
Revealed via Kickstarter and funded within a day, Chicory: A colorful story currently one of the highest rated games in 2021. Despite the cute visuals and fun premise, the game’s story packs a powerful emotional punch. Fans of heartbreaking stories and original game concepts should check out the game on Mac, PC, PS4 or PS5.
Door of death
The latest in a series of excellent releases from publisher Devolver Digital, Door of death is a game like the soul with one key difference from its competitors: it is not burdened with brutal difficulty. Action-adventure title, borrowed from games like A path to the past as well as modern FromSoftware classics, certainly inspired by the challenging boss battles of soul but fans have found it much more accessible.
Its more forgiving challenge didn’t stop the game from becoming one of the highest-rated releases of the year on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X, but as one indie title, Door of death Understandably, it sold fewer copies than its big-budget rivals. Fan Dark souls looking for something to keep them busy while they’re waiting Elden RingThe February release should consider checking out this visually stunning game.
Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights
Binary Haze Interactive released its dark fantasy Metroidvania platform adventure game in June for PC and Switch, with ports for PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S shortly after. It’s no surprise to see the game make its way to multiple consoles, because reviewers agree that Ender Lilies: Quietus Of The Knights is a strong addition to the 2021 roster.
The title takes the player to a realm known as Land’s End, which has fallen victim to “the Blight”, leaving villages more than desolate ruins and a landscape filled with worms, witches and hostile creatures. Fans of the melancholy, desolate world of games like Dark souls You’ll find plenty to enjoy here, like Ender Lilies: Quietus Of The Knights show respect clearly to FromSoftware’s influential epic.
The Forgotten City
Developed by the Australian Modern Storytellers team, The Forgotten City start life as a humble person Skyrim mod. Its writing is so good that its creator has won an Australian Writers Association award and has since completely overhauled the original expansion to be an indie game set in a city. Ancient Roman Town. It explores the use of “collective punishment” where the sins of one person have been perpetrated against many.
Packed with twists and various finishes, The Forgotten City offers much for fans of Bethesda’s open world game, with its dialogue and text arguably surpassing the giant developer’s blockbuster releases. Available from July on PC and all modern consoles, this is definitely one of the year’s best hidden treasures.
Released on PC in August, GRIME Is one Game Metroidvania created by Israeli developer Clover Bite. Although it is mainly a 2D platformer like Hollow Knight, it shares a lot of ‘s DNA Dark souls, which includes an intriguing amount of lore about its wildly engaging original game world.
Entering the player into the role of a “cutter”, the game is set in a society obsessed with perfect anatomy, and a realm of semi-complete organs and limbs that combine RPG elements with fantasy. weird horror body. GRIME is sure to please fans of the horror genre as well as admirers of challenging side-scrolling gameplay.
Sometimes, mash-up video game work so well that it seems odd that they have never been attempted before. Another title published by Devolver Digital in 2021 is the brainchild of Daniel Mullins Games and perfectly represents the creative marriage of two very different styles. Encode is a lifelike deck player with a horror theme, set in a cabin where a card-collecting enthusiast is forced to battle an evil force.
The game even includes an ARG element, providing players with more information about its backstory as well as its links to Mullins’ pre-release, hex. Fans of Wednesday’s horror stories are sure to enjoy Encode, released for PC in October.
Tales of Arise
What makes Tales Of Arise Interestingly, this is the seventeenth game in a long-running series, but many Western gamers may have never heard of it. Indeed, it is one of many games that have suffered the JRPG curse in the West. The fantasy RPG series started in 1995 with Tales Of Phantasia above Super Famicom, a Japan-only release, was later ported to the PlayStation in 1998. But, arguably, it’s becoming more and more recognizable if not at all Final Fantasy level yet. latest title, Stories of Arise, set out to create a darker story than its predecessors, combining elements of sci-fi with the high-fantasy often seen in the series.
Critics praise Tales of Arisetechnical performance of, as well as its accessibility to players who have never experienced the franchise before. For JRPG fans looking for a new challenge, or just RPG fans in general, Tales Of Arise may be the undiscovered gem they had hoped for.
Unsightly is a top-down roguelike roguelike Metroidvania game with a stunning pixel art style, released in September for PC and Switch. Developer Studio Pixel Punk has created a clever mix-and-match genre with fun gameplay as well as a fun cooperative mode.
In addition to its splendid beauty 16-bit aesthetic, the game has also received critical acclaim for its immersive writing and well-developed game world. Players looking for a challenging title that combines the best elements of classic and modern gameplay in a gripping post-apocalyptic world need look no further.
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