Reviews for Arcen Games Pack

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Mixing genres done well

michalmichal | Aug. 8, 2013 | See all michalmichal's reviews »

Arcen Games is one of the game companies that became better known during the popularity of indie games. Their most popular games are AI War: Fleet Command and Skyward Collapse, which I liked a lot, so I decided to try more from them. The pack includes a survival game Shattered Haven. Reminding of zombie games, this is a bit different and puts you into various survival challenges - both in urban settings and in the wilderness. Then there are two more games: A Valley Without Wind 1 and 2. They are obviously inspired by 16-bit games and they mix different genres in an elegant way. So you get a higher level map, for a strategic level planning, while individual adventures are played in a side-scroller way. It's nice to see how much was improved in the second game in the series when you compare it to the first. It's not a colleector's only pack - if you like Arcen's interesting take and relaxed approach to mixing genres - you will enjoy these games.