June 30, 2022

EGX 2018 Hands On’s: We Were Here, Swords & Soldiers 2, Tricky Towers and Tannenberg

So we played loads of games at this years EGX and its starting to feel like a distant memory but I have one more article for you on a foursome of games that we really enjoyed.

So first off lets start with the co-op puzzler We Were Here series.

So We Were Here, We Were Here Too and We Were Here Together are a trilogy of co-op puzzle games where you are required to work with another player to solve puzzles and overcome the challenges of the game. The games have a very unique style and offer an experience that will make or break friendships. With the feel of an escape room We Were Here gives you an experience similar to The Witness but you get a friend to help.

One of you play as the Librarian and the other as the Explorer. The Explorer has the puzzles to solve to progress and the Librarian has a library full of texts and maps that are clues the Explorer needs to solve those puzzles. You communicate via a walkie-talkie and are unable to see your counterparts screen. The reliance on trust and your ability to accurately describe your surroundings and clues can lead to some frustrating but hilarious moments.

Swords & Soldiers 2: Shawarmageddon

Swords & Soldiers 2: Shawarmageddon is a 2D real time strategy game where you can choose between playing one of three factions. The Vikings, Demons or Persians. Shawarmageddon is brought to you by the team that brought you Awesomenauts and features online multiplayer. As you build units and take on the invading hordes you will be subject to the teams brilliant sense or humour and their games art-design.

With an array of different units and war machines to build there is loads of creativity for you to experiment with on your own or with a friend. There may also be some customisation options in the works to give your faction your own unique look. Swords & Soldiers 2 is a huge amount of fun and everything you never knew you needed from a RTS.

Tricky Towers

Imagine Tetris meets Mario Kart. Tricky Towers is essentially Tetris but with competitive party game-play. You and up to three other players can take each other on in any of the three game modes. Race, Puzzle or Survival and each one is unique and just as fun as the others.

Building your towers and disrupting the other players progress with power ups is hilarious and feels so much like Mario Kart. Not one person we saw play this game did not have an amazing time. With both local and online multiplayer there is literally no reason not to try this game with your mates.

Tannenberg

Tannenberg is the latest in the game series that brought you Verdun. This WW1 shooter takes you to the Eastern Front and boasts 64 player online multiplayer.

Aiming to give you realistic warfare and epic online battles, Tannenberg is the perfect follow on from it successful companion Verdun. Putting tactics before anything else Tannenberg is easy to pick up but difficult to master and has spot on shooter mechanics. The vast battlefields look really good and others a real sense of scale and urgency as you here the enemies bullets whizz past your head.

Well hopefully that’s it for our EGX 2018 coverage and we look forward to doing it all again next year!

If you like this why not check out our hands on with detective RPG Disco Elysium.


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