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Say howdy to West of Loathing - a single-player slapstick comedy adventure role-playing game set in the wild west of the Kingdom of Loathing universe. Traverse snake-infested gulches, punch skeletons wearing cowboy hats, grapple with demon cows, and investigate a wide variety of disgusting spittoons. Talk 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.
If you don't know what to play on a weekend, I recommend West of Loathing. The game is simply great! In this RPG adventure, you'll be drawn through the Wild West as a stick figure and get to know many interesting places and funny characters, for...
whom you have to complete various tasks: from cucumber production to a freak show in a circus. In the game, you are often faced with a choice of what you want to do, e. g. which partner you want to go on adventures with or what you want to do with certain items. Once selected, there is often no going back, so watch out! It happened to me one or two times that I destroyed, read or used items and then missed them in other quests - the game continues anyway and you get a reward in any case. I like that you can make your own decisions in the game. I find the tasks/puzzles really great: sometimes you have to catch criminals, for example by finding out under which of 10 cowboy hats the gangster is hiding, while the piano in the background 'Cotton Eye Joe' strumming, sometimes you have to find a certain grave among 20 graves, in which you correctly combine various hints about the deceased. The quests are very varied and it never gets boring. Something new happens all the time as you travel around: you discover new places, new characters, new tasks and of course many rewards, like weapons, potions and armor - so you can also get a mitre as a headgear. West of Loathing is exciting, funny and entertaining: I played about 8 hours on this WE - but it seemed like 30 minutes to me. Time went by so fast. . . A clear buy recommendation for everyone who is interested in RPGs, the Wild West, cows, goblins, clowns, ghost horses, spittoons and dynamite.
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