Guys this isn't a very good blog post I've written, but dang it, i've got to tell you, MASSIVE CHALICE is really good.
Yes its Double Fine. Yes its early access now. Yes its a Kickstartered game. No they haven't finished the game yet.
Yes its really good.
From what i hear, the game is end to end playable, start to end game./fail states. I've onl played about 4 hours, straight, but wow. The fact that they're putting more work into this game through to April 2015 is impressive, because it pretty much feels complete. Its got a really rewarding gameplay loop, between managing the kingdom and getting into battles. Its got the overworld game onlock much like new X-COM, but with a much more engaging timeline.
Even without completion, balancin, polishing or whatever else they're adding, it feels good, and feels like a completed thought. I hope there's more for me to say once I get several more generations in. If you have a tolerance for beta games, even just a little, I really have to recommend it. I'm pleased and surprised and happy.
And I really wanted to share that.