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GOG now has 'West of Loathing' on their store, including a Linux version

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The comedy adventure game West of Loathing [Official Site] is now available DRM free on GOG and they have the Linux version too.

With thanks to my contacts at GOG for sending over a copy, I've been able to test it. Our contributor flesk previously gave it some thoughts here as well, if you missed it.

I never played "The Kingdom of Loathing" which shares the same universe, but thankfully you don't need to have to enjoy West of Loathing. The GOG release works without issues, even with my dual-monitor setup there wasn't a problem.

It's completely ridiculous and over the top with practically everything, you would have to have no sense of humour not to find something in it to love. Seriously, it's so stupid it's basically brilliant. An infinite can of beans is an item to give you boosted attributes, stacking some wood gave me some XP and it continues on being silly. Even skipping the opening scene was made to be funny, the developers did such a fantastic job at everything.

About the game:

Say howdy to West of Loathing -- a single-player slapstick comedy adventure role-playing game set in the wild west of the Kingdom of Loathing universe. Traverse snake-infested gulches, punch skeletons wearing cowboy hats, grapple with demon cows, and investigate a wide variety of disgusting spittoons.

Talk 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. Explore a vast open world and encounter a colorful cast of characters, some of whom are good, many of whom are bad, and a few of whom are ugly.

Thanks again to GOG for providing the copy, however it's also on Steam if that's your thing. I highly recommend it, I don't want to put it down. I've been cackling away to myself as I progress through it, an absolute gem. A really fantastic game to play after a long tiring day requiring a little pick-me-up.

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Kels 17 November 2017 at 3:09 am UTC
So GOL says WOL is on GOG.

Cool.
razing32 17 November 2017 at 5:15 am UTC
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KelsSo GOL says WOL is on GOG.

Cool.

Say that three times fast
Shmerl 17 November 2017 at 7:49 am UTC
I laughed just looking at this inventory screenshot:

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Looks like it's worth buying
Ehvis 17 November 2017 at 10:15 am UTC
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ShmerlI laughed just looking at this inventory screenshot:

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Looks like it's worth buying

The settings screen puts a grin on your face too. Graphical settings: good, bad, ugly. Color blind mode.

The game is worth buying for the game too though! I've had a blast with it.
Kels 17 November 2017 at 2:29 pm UTC
razing32
KelsSo GOL says WOL is on GOG.

Cool.

Say that three times fast

That that that!
Kels 18 November 2017 at 12:32 am UTC
ShmerlLooks like it's worth buying

I watched a friend play it on her stream, and it really is worth it. The little touches are amazing too, like dynamic lighting, and the fact that when you change how you walk, the sound effects change to match. And of course the writing is so sharp it's considered an offensive weapon in seven counties.

The Devs went the extra mile and then some with this one.
Shmerl 19 November 2017 at 1:45 am UTC
KelsThe Devs went the extra mile and then some with this one.

Is soundtrack there similar to the trailer music? The trailer is quite good.
Shmerl 19 November 2017 at 6:37 am UTC
Just bought the game. You can shoot in the menu screen
Shmerl 19 November 2017 at 7:00 am UTC
And I found the soundtrack by Ryan Ike on Bandcamp.

Music from the trailer: The Wild White Yonder.


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Kels 19 November 2017 at 4:23 pm UTC
ShmerlAnd I found the soundtrack by Ryan Ike on Bandcamp.

Music from the trailer: The Wild White Yonder.

I'm listening to the soundtrack right now, and I gotta say I'm impressed. At $5 USD it's a steal for this kind of quality.
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