Ron Gilbert of Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island, and Backyard Sports fame teamed up with Hothead Games to make a brand new humor-infused action-RPG. For the most part, this game is successful at melding Gilbert’s humor with the genre, but there is a lot of grinding that needs to be done. For a limited amount of time, you can grab the game for only $2.99 on the App Store.
DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue
Originally designed as the second half of a larger game, Thongs of Virtue is part of Ron Gilbert’s original work and follows directly after the original DeathSpank. This installment adds modern weaponry and continues the tale of our goofy eponymous character. If you think you’ll like DeathSpank, you should pick up both this and the original. Just as above, it is available for $2.99 for a limited time on the App Store.
Much like the third installment of the Godfather series, many people feel that it lacks the special sauce that made the first two special. It could easily be argued that the sauce in question is Ron Gilbert. The Baconing was made without his involvement, so don’t expect the story to be as interesting or funny. Plus, you get to do EVEN MORE GRINDING! This is $2.99 in the App Store as well, but YMMV.
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