West of Loathing, the spiritual sequel to Kingdom of Loathing, the original stick-figure MMORPG, is out today on Nintendo Switch for around ten bucks, and you should probably all get it. Just look at the trailer.
About the game from the press release:
Go west to find your fortune in this huge, humorous adventure/RPG inspired by classics like Quest for Glory and Paper Mario. Don’t let the stick figures fool you! Brimming with branching storylines, tactical turn-based combat, and big hats, West of Loathing is 100% guaranteed to deliver:
- A sprawling open world. Traverse snake-infested gulches, punch skeletons wearing cowboy hats, grapple with demon cows, and investigate a wide variety of disgusting spittoons — nearly 100 unique locations to explore!
- A goofy spin on good ol’ RPG gameplay. Charm 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.
- A “colorful” cast of stick-figure characters. Interact with dozens of NPCs and hundreds of enemies — some of whom are good, many of whom are bad, and a few of whom are ugly.
- A gag around every corner. Wordplay and dad jokes abound — along with several gulches, at least one drunken horse, and liberal use of the Oxford comma.