‘Risen’, ‘The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow’, Plus Today’s Other Releases and Sales – TouchArcade
Staff, 2023-01-25 15:57:54,
Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for January 25th, 2023. In today’s article, we have several new releases to check out. That’s pretty rare for a Wednesday, so let’s relish it. Let’s mustard it, while we’re at it. We’ve got summaries of each of those new games, plus the usual lists of new sales and expiring discounts. Let’s get to it!
The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow ($14.99)
Oh hey, a new Wadjet Eye adventure game release. You know what that means, adventure game fans. That’s right, it’s time to buy a new game. Wadjet Eye practically never misses, and this game is in keeping with its excellent reputation. It’s steeped in English folklore, following the story of an antiquarian named Thomasina who has been summoned to a small village in the English countryside to attend to a dig. Almost everything goes wrong almost immediately, and Thomasina begins having weird dreams. The art style here is particularly distinctive and really helps sell the horror vibe.
Well, that wasn’t something I was expecting. I must have missed the announcement or forgotten it or something. Anyway, this is the 2009 Piranha Bytes action RPG that followed the developer’s cult favorite Gothic series. Risen ended up spawning a little series itself, and perhaps we’ll see more of those games at some point. Anyway, this is a surprisingly enjoyable if somewhat janky game, and as long as this Switch port was handled well I…
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