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While the GOG Winter Sale shall be ending soon, they have one last freebie for you with the rather good turn-based tactical roguelike RPG Iratus: Lord of the Dead.

How to claim the latest free game: head to the GOG.com website and scroll down a bit to find the giveaway banner. The giveaway ends January 5th at 2 PM UTC.

As a reminder of some of the big lists GOG have for their Winter Sale:

GOG also have a TVGHF Support Pack containing Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate and Darklands, with purchases going towards helping the Video Game History Foundation. They're a non-profit with an aim to preserve, celebrate and teach the history of video games. Sounds like a cause I can get in with.

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Anza 3 Jan
Iratus is good fun. Voice acting by Stephan Weyte makes it even more fun. Battles are more fun when the enemy is mocked during the battle by the protagonist, the maniacal necromancer.

If you have played Darkest Dungeon or Legend of Keepers, gameplay should be already familiar. I haven't thought better term for the subgenre than line based battler. Compared to some JRPG clones that I have played, things are bit more lively as position in the line does matter and doesn't stay static. Characters usually have different abilities based on the position in the line, so if enemy pushes you around, you might have to rethink things over.

Iratus just happens to one that made those type of games really accessible, but still challenging enough just repeating same attack over and over gain does not always work. Some enemies are easier if you just take closer look at your minions and their abilities.

PS: GOG doesn't seem to have Wrath of the Necromancer DLC as separate DLC (it is included in the Necromancer Edition though), which is bit of a shame as that DLC adds more content and has different ending to the story


Last edited by Anza on 3 January 2022 at 10:44 pm UTC
stormtux 4 Jan
Quoting: AnzaPS: GOG doesn't seem to have Wrath of the Necromancer DLC as separate DLC (it is included in the Necromancer Edition though), which is bit of a shame as that DLC adds more content and has different ending to the story
This one? https://www.gog.com/game/iratus_wrath_of_the_necromancer
Anza 4 Jan
Quoting: stormtux
Quoting: AnzaPS: GOG doesn't seem to have Wrath of the Necromancer DLC as separate DLC (it is included in the Necromancer Edition though), which is bit of a shame as that DLC adds more content and has different ending to the story
This one? https://www.gog.com/game/iratus_wrath_of_the_necromancer

Good that it's there. GOG is bit confusing. Game page has DLC list, but it doesn't list it. It's however linked separately right at beginning of the description.

I guess I'm spoiled by Steam


Last edited by Anza on 4 January 2022 at 2:49 pm UTC
With all these game give-aways, I have nearly 40 games in my GOG library, and can't remember the last time I actually bought a game from them.
Anza 5 Jan
Quoting: Mountain ManWith all these game give-aways, I have nearly 40 games in my GOG library, and can't remember the last time I actually bought a game from them.

I think it as backup library in case for some odd reason Steam goes away. Though I have plenty of games via Humble Bundle too and not all of them are Steam keys.
Hamish 6 Jan
Quoting: AnzaIratus is good fun. Voice acting by Stephan Weyte makes it even more fun.

Okay, you have my attention now.
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