Gamescom 2022: More game demos Part 2

Relic Space

As I said in my previous game demo post, I had more on my list. So here are three more games that I gave a try.

Garden Simulator

If you know any of these games, then you know Garden Simulator, I guess. You mow, you plant seeds, you water, you harvest. I have no idea why I decided to give this game a try because I usually avoid playing games that feel like doing chores. The decorating part may be nice later on, but other than that – well, it’s a virtual garden with all the (virtual) work that comes with it. Only that your hands aren’t getting dirty and there are no annoying wasps around. For what it’s worth: It was a very smooth experience and later on, you can also decorate your garden and make it look very pretty! So if you happen to like games like these, then Garden Simulator will probably be right for you!

Garden Simulator
Garden Simulator

Relic Space

Relic Space is the game I thought I wouldn’t actually like. It just sounded like a game for bookahnerk, though, so that’s why I took a look. I come out of the demo with a different opinion: I do like it! It calls itself “roguelike” with RPG mixed in. So that is one half that I like, at least. The combat is turn-based (with automatic switching between the involved units) so fast reactions aren’t necessary which is another thing I like and need as my chronic hand pain doesn’t allow for anything different. I am also always looking for a good space game and this could be one for me, after all. So far, I have only had a small glimpse at the world and the surrounding story but it seems okay so far.

Relic Space
Relic Space

The Plague Doctor of Wippra

I like and hate these games. I like the way these games present the story and I like trying to find whatever items I need to progress said story. I do not like having to combine too many items to get the one item needed to progress. In fact, this is usually where I go to find a video of somebody who played the game to see which items I need in which order. But again, if the story is good, then it’s worth it and I don’t feel like cheating because I’m playing the game for the story anyway. And now, about this very game: There is no way to find “hotspots” and this is as intended, so I would definitely have to use videos of others playing the game. But the game is about the Plague in a German town (I learned that Wippra really is a German town (now part of another town, apparently), but everything pictured in the game about the town is fictional). The part that interests me most is this: “Puzzles with real-life historical and medical context”, however I haven’t seen them yet because the demo was too short. I’ll be watching this game but probably wouldn’t buy it immediately.

The Plague Doctor of Wippra
The Plague Doctor of Wippra

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