I have been having a lot of fun over the last few days with Encased, a retro-post-apocalypse turn-based rpg by Dark Crystal Games. It feels very much like Fallout 1 and 2, but less punishing and antiquated. The writing is engaging, the cast of companion characters are fun and interesting, and the skill system is open in a way that’s really fascinating and I’m looking forward to seeing what I can do with a different toolset on a second runthrough.
I first saw the game watching the Nextlander coverage of E3, I think? And was intrigued by the premise immediately, but didn’t pick it up until its full release just recently. I was not prepared for how much I would like it. Maybe it’s just because there’s a well-handled trans companion, but I really think it’s a very good game.
Has anyone else tried it? Do people have favourite companions? Is there a good way to add more character portraits?