Recent non-VR stuff:
Nice sequel to Grow Home
, worth the $8 I paid for it, though I 100%-ed it within a few days. This game uses the entire planet and sky above, with multiple starplants and new goals. The only bummer was that the increased access to horizontal travel made it so as soon as you could teleport to one high area, you could glide to most of the other high areas around the planet without having to earn your way up to them.
Picked this up for $4.50, played through the whole thing in one sitting. Interesting, ambiguous narrative told without any speech at all, and minimal text. Visual style evocative of 1990s 3D games. Not much replay value as there's not much gameplay to speak of, but the experience was interesting and worthwhile.
Crypt Of The NecroDancer:
Picked this up for $5. Fun mash-up of roguelike and rhythm game that I talked about in more detail in another thread
Got this for $8. Lots to do. Combat is Batman-lite, driving is generally good, though it's all been on sand so far, so it's a bit sloppy. An overwhelming number of upgrades to choose from, and the map is huge. Might get tedious with time, but it's been fun so far.
Picked it up on sale for $10 and played through in one sitting. Similar in tone to the developer's previous game, Limbo
, but offers nice 3D backdrops although the gameplay remains 2D. Mild environmental puzzling mixed with platforming and a unique ambience. Takes a strong left turn at the end. Not a ton of replay value, other than tracking down some hidden items for trophies. Worth $10, but I wouldn't pay more than that.
Picked up The Talos Principle
for $7.50 but haven't started it yet. Still working on Mad Max
and Darkest Dungeon
. Got Final Fantasy XV
for Christmas but also haven't started it yet.