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I guess I just like liking things


Price: Free to play, item shop available.
Client: PC/Mac
Get it from: or via Steam.

Sometimes you hear about a game so much you kind of form a picture in your head about what it would be like to play and then you avoid it. Spiral Knights is one of those games for me, I’d decided I didn’t like it before I’d even downloaded. Having actually played it, it’s pretty fun. I was surprised.

I’m not entirely sold on the “You have to have a group” thing though. I know, I know – it’s an MMO, groups are the point, but personally I’ve never been one for grouping. Our esteemed Mr Zwolanerd can confirm this as he has had the misfortune of playing WoW with me. I am so convinced I am terrible at [insert game here] that I like to not drag other players down into the vortex of failure.

On the other hand, the graphics are pretty dang cute and the action is very much actiony. The item shop is, of course, pushed pretty hard on the homepage – there’s a lot of player benefits to paying for stuff (as usual) but it should be playable on the free side for a good while at least.


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