Have you been West of Loathing yet?
I’m not entirely sure this game should exist. Or maybe I’m just surprised it exists. But exist it does, pioneering the long sought slapstick comedy stick-figure wild west adventure RPG genre.
If you’ve ever seen those stick figure families on the back of SUVs and thought, “Sure, but could they survive the wild west?” you’re now in luck. Asymmetric last week released West of Loathing has arrived on Steam for Mac, Linux and Windows. Some of you may recall Asymmetric as the creators of the MMORPG The Kingdom of Loathing. Expect more of the same humor, word play, and stick figure action, but West of Loathing focuses on a single-player, story-heavy adventure that looks a lot like this:
Would you want it to look any other way?
Leave your family farm and head west to find your fortune in a huge, humorous game inspired by classics adventure/RPGs Quest for Glory and Paper Mario.
Aside from the obvious, West of Loathing features:
- A sprawling open world: Traverse snake-infested gulches, punch skeletons wearing cowboy hats, grapple with demon cows, and investigate a wide variety of disgusting spittoons—nearly 100 unique locations to explore!
- A goofy spin on RPG gameplay: Charm your way out of trouble as a silver-tongued snake oiler, plumb the refried mysteries of the cosmos as a wise and subtle beanslinger, or let your fists do the talking as a fierce cow puncher.
- A “colorful” cast of stick-figure characters: Interact with dozens of NPCs and hundreds of enemies—some of whom are good, many of whom are bad, and a few of whom are ugly.
- A gag around every corner: Wordplay and dad jokes abound, along with at least one drunken horse, more than 50 hats, and liberal use of the Oxford comma.