Steam is doing a pretty cool thing right now, the Steam Game Festival. The idea is basically that for a week they will make available demos of a bunch of upcoming games. It is a good way to check out the demos for some games that weren’t in your radar or for games that you are thinking of purchasing and just want to make sure you will like it.
It will be going until June 22 at 10 AM PDT.
Solasta: Crown of the Magister is one of those games that are part of this festival and wasn’t on my radar. In one of the Discord servers I hang at, a friend of mine suggested people to check it out and tell what their thought of the game. If you never heard of it before, like me, Solasta is a western fantasy RPG that uses the 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons rules.
To be honest I’d normally just snub on a game like this, thinking it is just another generic fantasy game, that is just using the D&D name to carry it’s sales. But since it was a request by a friend and I wanted to test the game’s claim of using the D&D ruleset I decided to check it out.
I am glad I did because it is a pretty good damn demo with lots of potential for the full game!
P.S.: I intend to check other demos from the Steam Game Festival and even write about them if possible. However since I have other commitments during the weekend I might not be able to publish the posts before it ends. So I recommend people to check the demos themselves.
If you are feeling overwhelmed with choices here are some that fellow bloggers posted about:
Steam Game Festival (June 16-22) at Nerdy Bookahs
Touch Type Tale Demo (Steam Game Festival) at Nerd Girl Thoughts
Madly in Love with Best Friend Forever Demo at Nerd Girl Thoughts
Three Demos That Didn’t Convince Me at Nerd Girl Thoughts