I’m surprised loop hero managed to keep me entertained for a whole six hours. Reminds me of those old flash games you used to find on newgrounds and other similar sites back when I was a kid.
And now I suddenly miss the good old days, where Alien Hominid was way more than enjoyable for me. I wish I could be less jaded. And that I didn’t work on games so my brain wouldn’t immediately jump to try and dissect them. And that I could, for once in my life, refrain from optimizing the fun out of everything.
Oh well. I guess this is why I need an MMO.
Speaking of, I finally managed to put together a draft of a skill-based crafting system I’ve been trying to come up with for a long-ass time. I absolutely abhor the crafting systems used in most games, wherein you just gather the required materials, click a few buttons, and call it a day. I think it’s fine to have shortcuts and allow that sort of behaviour for people who want to opt out, but crafting itself is just so underexplored – especially with how popular some of the games whose core loops could be adapted for it are.