Rowdy meat-free lads have risen from the grave and solely you might have the desire and the facility to channel their boisterousness into productive behaviour. That’s Undead Horde, a recreation a few necromancer elevating the lifeless to rampage throughout the dominion for enjoyable and revenue. I’m solely now realising that I’d rolled Undead Horde and Skeletal Dance Party into one recreation in my reminiscence however no worries. Undead Horde is made by 10tons, the gang behind video games together with Crimsonland and Jydge, so I assume I’m glad to now be totally conscious of it. They make some enjoyable video video games.
Right so, Undead Horde is… ah! Undead Horde is the action-RPG sorta one, the place you romp via ranges elevating corpses to serve in your unholy military, murdering all types of males and monsters in your path, then elevating their corpses to proceed the nice struggle. And your necromancer fella ranges up and finds new weapons and magical trinkets and… proper proper, that’s it.
So that’s perhaps a contact like Overlord. Except as an alternative of sheep-bothering gremlins you’re mother or father to skeletal warriors, scorpions, bears, and chickens. And with extra customisation and procedurally-generated bits and never a linear story marketing campaign and… nevertheless it has evil minions, proper.
I do see skeletons are the lads of the Monster Manual. Resurrected with out the worry of the soul or the fear of the thoughts, they’re pure sinew and bone, pure motion and perspective. They play thighbone flutes, they chug flagons of actual ale realizing it’ll cascade proper via their ribs, they’ll fortunately give somebody amusing by getting punched so arduous their cranium spins spherical and spherical, they’re at all times cackling… nice lads, prime banter.
For years my favorite skeleton lads had been those in Dark Souls who lunge at you in a corkscrew assault and explode right into a bathe of bones earlier than reforming. They can’t get sufficient of that transfer. They suppose it’s hilarious. But I believe they had been surpassed by Dark Souls 3’s large boneballs of lads who endlessly roll round collectively squishing adventurers. They know you can also resurrect so it’s not malicious, simply banter.