The next batch of free Epic Games Store games is out now and it comes with two great games from 11-bit Studios, Moonlighter and This War of Mine. You'll be able to claim them for your account until August 2nd when they'll be replaced by Alan Wake (Remedy Entertainment) and For Honor (Ubisoft).
Rosh reviewed both Moonlighter and This War of Mine: The Little Ones, the expansion pack for This War of Mine launched in early 2016. He loved them both, as you can read from the excerpts below.
There’s something inherently charming about Moonlighter, something that can’t be tarnished with a handful of technical or graphical bumps. From its oddly touching story featuring themes of determination and adventure to the satisfyingly simple money hoarding mechanics, this is game whose only missteps are superficial and it’s a delightful title well worth moonlighting to play.
Moonlighter is a wonderful game that uses a delightful separation of tools to make you want to keep playing. It innovates the dungeon crawler genre in the most ingenious way possible.
A lot of This War of Mine The Little Ones involves just waiting: waiting for characters to rest up for the night, or eat or build. There are some long moments between the tension, moments that could be spent looking at Twitter or Facebook or grabbing something to eat. You’ll struggle to do any them, though. This War Of Mine shines a light in this world of misery and pain, something you can’t just ignore for a few minutes on Facebook. You’ll find yourself, sitting there, waiting aside your survivors. Waiting for the night, waiting for the food to cook, waiting for This War Of Mine to be over.
This War of Mine: The Little Ones adds more to the game that makes it both wholeheartedly enjoyable and deeply distressing. Its survival mechanics are impressively weighted, and the events throughout the war are harrowing. This feels like a game everyone should experience for themselves.
In related Epic Games Store news, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries has been just confirmed to be a one-year exclusive on PC when it lands on December 10th.