And now it’s time for news about that cowboy game you’ve add been dying to play! No, not Red Dead Redemption 2 – it’s West of Loathing!
Wait…hold your horses, pardner. West of what now?
West of Loathing is a stick figure Western RPG which is launching as a Nintendo Switch exclusive. A PC version will also follow though. It’s a slapstick single-player RPG.
Here is an overview of the game, via developer Asymmetric.
West of Loathing is a single-player slapstick comedy adventure role-playing game set in the wild west of the Kingdom of Loathing universe. Its gameplay is a hybrid of point-and-click adventure and open-world RPG. The stick-figure characters advance through branching narratives and engage in tactical turn-based combat. Graphically, it transforms KoL’s hand-drawn art style into a 3D diorama (think Paper Mario) replete with animation, sound, and music.
Leave your family farm and head West to find your fortune! Traverse snake-infested gulches, punch skeletons wearing cowboy hats, grapple with demon cows, and investigate a wide variety of disgusting spittoons. Charm your way out of trouble as a silver-tongued Snake Oiler, plumb the refried mysteries of the cosmos as a wise and subtle Beanslinger, or let your fists do the talking as a fierce Cow Puncher. Explore a vast open world and encounter a “colorful” cast of characters, some of whom are good, many of whom are bad, and a few of whom are ugly.
- A sprawling open world
- Quests, puzzles, and mysteries galore
- Dozens of NPCs and hundreds of enemies
- Nearly 100 unique locations to explore
- Thousands of jokes, gags, and goofs
- Liberal use of the Oxford comma
- Lush hand-drawn black and white graphics
- Crunchy turn-based combat (but only if you want it)
- Over 60 hats
- Disreputable saloons
- Several gulches
- A drunken horse
Check out the West of Loathing video below. It looks brilliant and is presented in glorious black and white.
Will you be heading West? What are your impressions of this cute RPG? Please comment below and let us know.
So, I hope that you’ve liked this article. If so, you may want to read PAX West 2017: From the indie dev perspective next. You could also try reading the CLOSERS MMO action RPG Western beta live article.