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Topic: Hidden Gems / Underappreciated Games

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Dogorilla

This is a thread for discussing and recommending great games that don't get the attention they deserve. (They can be games on any platform, old or new, Nintendo or otherwise.)

The first game I want to recommend is one I just finished playing, called Kathy Rain. It's a point-and-click adventure game on PC that came out in 2016, but I hadn't heard of it until I got it in a Humble Bundle earlier this year. The story follows a young woman who, after visiting her grandfather's funeral, learns of some mysterious events that affected him prior to his death, so she sets out to investigate the truth behind them. It may sound a bit clich├ęd but it's very engaging and at times spooky and dark, but there's enough colour and humour to stop the darkness becoming too overbearing. The puzzles are satisfying to solve and the pixel art, soundtrack and voice acting (every line of dialogue is voice acted) are all top-notch. The game is currently 75% off on Steam until the summer sale ends tomorrow, so I'd recommend checking it out if it sounds like your cup of tea.

Anyway, I'd be interested to hear what other hidden gems you've played!

Dogorilla

darkfenrir

Mm, I think I'll put One Shot here. It's a Steam game: https://store.steampowered.com/app/420530/OneShot/

It's a puzzle-adventure game (With a lot of meta elements, and you'll need to check your files as well. That kind of game), where you'll control Niko to put back the sun back to the world.

The story feels really gripping, and I love how it feels. Especially with that Solstice update :')

darkfenrir

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AxeltheBuizel

I don't know if it counts, as it is somewhat well known enough to get some minor merchandise, but Rivals of Aether is an amazing Smash Bros clone. It plays almost exactly the same, but what sets it apart is its roster, which is all animal based. It has some of the best designed characters in modern gaming, like a teleporting cat orca hybrid, and a racoon that can ensnare others with vines once you throw a seed at them. To top it all off, it has amazing pixel art and a great soundtrack that is listenable even out of the game. in all, I would recommend it, as it makes a great Smash alternative on both X Box and PC. It's gonna come into the Switch too.

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Dezzy

More people need to try the Trails of Cold Steel series. Really quite impressive JRPGs that just never got that much exposure. Available on Vita, PS3 and Steam.

Converted from Sony to Nintendo during 7th gen and never looked back.

Snaplocket

@Dezzy Ditto. The Cold Steel games are fantastic. Better then Trials of the Sky in my opinion.

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@Snaplocket

Well I much prefer full 3D environments so Cold Steel is preferable. They manage really impressive huge environments on a tiny budget which is very impressive.

Converted from Sony to Nintendo during 7th gen and never looked back.

Dogorilla

I think Kalimba deserves a mention here too. It's a puzzle platformer on Steam and Xbox One where you play as two characters at once and can instantly swap their positions with the press of a button. There are power-ups that do things such as reversing the gravity or enabling one of your characters to fly, but most of the time only one character can get the power-up, so part of the challenge comes from controlling both characters while one has an ability that the other doesn't. It's short but very cheap, and there's also a separate co-op campaign.

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