2021 may still suck in some ways, but, luckily, there are many great games around the corner that will make our life more entertaining. Without further ado, here are 5 Indie games that we can’t wait to try.
Shadow Warrior 3
Let’s start with a continuation of one of the more promising first-person shooters. Shadow Warrior 3 is what I imagine you would get if Doom Eternal and Serious Sam had a baby that fell on its head one too many times. The result is frantic and gory gameplay filled with enemies that are even wackier than the main character. In it, you follow the story of Lo Wang as he ventures to confront an ancient dragon who he accidentally cut loose and prevent the apocalypse in the meantime. Shadow Warrior 3 will give you a bunch of creative ways to dismember your enemies, but it will also make you laugh via Wang’s hilarious one-liners. All of this makes it stand out as the game we can’t wait to try.
Hollow Knight: Silksong
It’s about the time that we get the sequel to one of the best Metroidvanias around. We expect another challenging game that will let us control Hornet, a princess/protector of her kingdom. In Silksong, we will travel to an unfamiliar world filled with secrets and deadly enemies. It’s our job to reach the kingdom’s peak and finish our pilgrimage. With dozens of new tools, acrobatic moves, and unique enemies, Silksong isn’t short on new material. And, judging by its gameplay, the game is well worth the wait.
Twelve Minutes is a thriller that explores the effects of a time loop. What started as a lovely evening soon turns sour as you get accused of murdering your wife. Before you can even process the horror, you find yourself going back in time, only to relive it all again. It’s your goal to break this loop by manipulating your surroundings to change the outcome. The developer promises a tense and fragmented story in the vein of Memento, and we can’t wait to see the outcome.
Ever since its E3 announcement, Tunic has been somewhere in the background of my mind. This is an action-adventure inspired by the Legend of Zelda series. In it, we will follow a charmful fox as it explores a magical world filled with ancient creatures. This is a one-man project that’s been in the works for a while, so we wouldn’t be surprised that it sees the light of day very soon. Judging by the success of Link’s Awakening remake, this can’t happen soon enough.
Goodbye Volcano High
Lastly, we have a coming-of-age cinematic adventure. Goodbye Volcano High is set in a cartoony world where you will follow a group of dinosaurs through their high school adventures. It’s up to you to choose how to deal with things, and every option will have its consequences. The trailer suggests that we can expect a warm and heartbreaking story about one of the most confusing times of everyone’s life.
This is cool and all, but you are looking to play something right now? Look no further.