West of Loathing is the sort of follow up to browser based MMO sort of thing Kingdom of Loathing, Its an RPG which is stick man based animation set in the wild west where all the cows have been taken over by demons – Necromancers walk the world and all you have to defend yourself is your fists (Cowpuncher) Magic beans (Bean slinger) or poisons and stuff (Snake oiler)
so with the classic RPG archetypes covered you start on your farmstead, go to the introductory town on your journey west and meet all the usual Wild west stereotypes with a comedy twist – but what sticks out with this game is the comedy actually is funny – the jokes are silly but its so much fun and it never takes itself at all seriously which i can totally get behind.
The Meat! of it..
You constantly level – the game never is too hard – the JRPG style combat is fun – The music is tremendously atmospheric – I laughed out loud at 3 times in the first hour – even the options are funny, clearly the game is black and white and does have a Colour blind mode in the options (You never know! says the tooltip) everything in your inventory has a quirky and fun description and I guarantee you will have a smile on your face the whole time you are playing this game.
The characters in the game are beautifully animated and have more character than any AAA game you can think of – its a type of art style I really appreciate – from the sound of cow poo splatting as you walk through it and your character grimacing every time you “accidentally” walk into a cactus..
The animation for instance on the crazy horse I just spent about 5 minutes staring it is with a huge grin on my face!
Only a short review here because I’ve got nowhere near finishing it – but its your usual mix of puzzles and battles presented in such a unique and beautiful way not only visually but beautifully atmospheric music – defending yourself from Hell cows or fishwizard Goblins is just great – if you die you get angry and just come back – it’s not Dark Souls – its bright, its funny and tremendously easy but you can just sit and play and enjoy it, which some days is all you ever need :-
9.2 out of 10 Never used Pope Pelvises
buy this game! :- http://store.steampowered.com/app/597220/West_of_Loathing/