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June 1, 2018 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

West Of Loathing is a wild-west comedy adventure for one player, with a lust for puns

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If you like minimalistic games, West Of Loathing has the genre nailed!
I like quirky games that are distinctly NOT like all the others. West Of Loathing for Nintendo's Switch is such a game. Full of amusing stick figures with more charisma and jest than imaginable, you set off on an adventure in the old wild-west. I love the use of humor as you advance your quest. Fun stuff!

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.

This game kind of reminds me of Duke War by thatgamecompany. It's another minimalistic game (created in a 24-hour jam competition) and offers stick figures and a good deal of humorous game play.

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