West of Dead

West of Dead

I personally love this game, but it’s a difficult sell in some regards.

It’s the kind of game indie games have needed since FTL: something that takes the mechanics of a beloved game genre, encases them in a creative and appealing setting with a killer soundtrack, and provides a familiar but unique experience to players across generations. It’s got a great gameplay loop, satisfying kills, and plenty of challenge. However, it’s let down by some odd (but rare for me, anyway) bugs, too many useless “dead-end” weapon unlocks, and a bad difficulty curve caused mostly by overinflated health values.

Real player with 35.6 hrs in game

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A Flawed Gem

West Of Dead is a roguelite shooter. Players take on the role of a nameless flaming-skull cowboy, fighting through hordes of enemies in order to recover his memories, his true identity, and a way out of this grim Purgatory. This game is easily one of the unique entries in the genre in terms of combat. The flow of gameplay offers a different approach to the speedy, combat-heavy peers. However, outside of gameplay, the game feels flawed. Many inconveniences and technical issues can easily push the players away from it. The game as a whole is functional and playable, mind you. I just have a feeling that this game should be advertised as an almost-finished-early-access product because of the lack of polishing. Still, I would recommend West Of Dead since it provides ample enjoyment to play through.

Real player with 22.8 hrs in game

West of Dead on Steam

Family Man

Family Man


Finished my fourth (and final) playthrough in record time. It becomes incredibly easy to do once you know all the ins-and-outs of every mission and the best practices for home management. This Angelic run felt the most muddied as the game often demands some negative actions (offset by donating foods) before you can do the ultimate good, so it didn’t feel truly pure. There’s also a lack of punch in the actual conclusion. I very badly wanted to

! confront Mr. Delroy directly, but what I got was a little more hollow.

Real player with 13.1 hrs in game

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Played through this game and got one of the four endings. While the game can be entertaining at first, I really cannot recommend that you buy this game. There are multiple reasons for this. The first being the overall quality feeling of the game… The game feels like a half-assed itch.io game. I don’t know if the developers knew what they had in mind when they made the game, but the end product turned out to be a mess. The currency system feels unbalanced, the needs of your family are not difficult enough to make the game challenging, they only require you to do some really basic minigames over and over again to grind the stats, really distracting from the actual game, and very annoying. When I wasn’t trying to keep up with the family needs I just found myself running around the town looking for jobs to do. The jobs were always the same, “talk to this person, then talk to me” “Pick up thing from here and deliver it there”. No variety whatsoever. It just got really really boring.

Real player with 12.3 hrs in game

Family Man on Steam

Family Man: Prologue

Family Man: Prologue

I’ve played through the Family Man Prologue three times

and I’m so impressed with it!

I wasn’t sure how I would feel about it because I’m not usually drawn to

games with this style of graphics but I have to say that I was pulled into

the world immediately.

In fact, the menu music was very evocative and set the right tone from the first second that I booted it up.

The soundtrack is one of the best features in the game. I really liked the guitar rock at the beginning! Then, what I found really effective, was the way that the musical changes enhanced the alternating settings and scenes.

Real player with 2.1 hrs in game

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I really don’t understand some of the negative reviews. I have an older computer with a processor from like 2012 and my budget graphics card. The game ran pretty smoothly in fullscreen and on the highest resolution. The graphics may be a turn off for some people, but not me personally. I’m not gonna lie, I’m very intrigued by this game. I immediately got sucked into the story and was genuinely sad when I had to stop playing. I went out with a punch to the guys face though. Wish-listing the full game and hope to support the devs with a purchase when I can afford it.

Real player with 1.1 hrs in game

Family Man: Prologue on Steam