You intrepid heroes punch cows, take turns, and inspect monitors. West Of Loathing faces the CHAIRQUISITION!

Game: West of Loathing
Webzone: West_of_Loathing
Devel: Asymmetric
Engine: Unity
Price: £7.99 / US$10.99 / CDN$11.99
Wazzat: Say howdy to West of Loathing — a single-player slapstick comedy adventure role-playing game set in the wild west of the Kingdom of Loathing universe. Traverse snake-infested gulches, punch skeletons wearing cowboy hats, grapple with demon cows, and investigate a wide variety of disgusting spittoons.

Mandatory Disclosure: The devs hired a PR person who sent us keys!


CHAIRQUISITION:
CHAIR– Nooope

CHAIRCHAIR– Not sure if want

CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR– Check it out

CHAIRCHAIRCHAIRCHAIR– Shutupandtakemymonies


Makes with the working

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P-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • You can tell it’s a Unity game because it keeps spawning on the wrong monitor.
  • Want to play it with a color scheme which doesn’t sear your retinas? Get some sun glasses until you unlock the Nostalgia perk and the smooth sepia color scheme it comes with.

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Shiny / Sounds

V-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • This is a good example of a game going for a “look” and pulling it off.
  • I was a little worried at first glance because it looked low-rent and half-arsed.
  • Thankfully it’s not.

J-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • This game doesn’t get any points for visual fidelity, but that’s really not the point.
  • It’s basically this Brechtian setup to get you to actually pay attention to the writing
  • The soundtrack is pretty good

P-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • The only thing I can add here and it was the one complaint I have about the game is how the combat animations take for fucking ever!
  • The only reason it doesn’t get dinged a chair is because you can literally speed up the combat animation to 200%.

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