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February 2019 Retro Gaming Article


February 24, 2019 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

West Of Loathing's simplistic fun made it a great candidate for a physical cartridge release

West Of Loathing
We fell for this humorous game from the first stick-figure!
We jumped at the chance to snag West Of Loathing as a physical release on a cartridge. Limited Run Games came through with this release and offered pre-orders which concluded at the end of August 2018. Fast forward to February 2019 and the cartridge finally arrived ready to play.

An interesting facet to it's release is the delay. Very often LRG Games don't ship immediately as they would from a standard online retailer. They need to reach quotas and finalize a lot of details before the games are even manufactured to cartridges and/or discs. In the case of West Of Loathing, by Asymmetric Publications, there was a significant delay as the developer encountered a personal issue he had to deal with first.

While the delay was frustrating, it shows that not all great games come from large AAA developers. LRG is known for releasing small indie games on physical media, but we don't always realize how small some devs are. In today's gaming landscape, it's important to know that great games can come from lots of smaller places and have the same impact as the "top shelf" at GameStop.

Don't discredit indie games! While we wait for more Nintendo Switch exclusives, delve into the eshop and discover the vast number of indie titles that are an absolute blast! Gaming is about fun and fun comes in all sizes!!

West Of Loathing

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