Another batch of titles made it through Greenlight a few days ago. The total this time is eleven, with eight games and three pieces of software:
To be frank, the only game on this list that I’m really interested in is Verdun, a Red Orchestra-style multiplayer FPS set during WWI. I was actually planning on highlighting this one in my next Greenlight Spotlight article. Guncraft has quite a bit of hype behind it for essentially being Minecraft with Battlefield-like multiplayer FPS action, but I’ve honestly never really been a Minecraft fan. In Verbis Virtus, an action-puzzle game where you cast spells by reciting them into a microphone, is an interesting concept, but every time I hear “voice recognition” I just can’t help but think back to the many examples of rather mediocre games that have tried to use the gimmick of voice controls to make them seem more interesting. Shouting “Squad 1, attack Point B!” into your headset in EndWar is amusing at first, but the gimmick becomes tedious when you realize that the game is much quicker and more precise when played with traditional controls. Plus, yelling at your monitor is kind of silly.