I put this game on my wishlist after seeing it on the sidebar and seeing how it looked interesting, it looked like this space game I saw in a magazine when I was a kid (tried looking for the name of the game, but couldn't find it), So I thought I'd eventually buy it down the road expecting it to be a somewhat mediocre game that'll give me a few hours of gameplay. Well, the game went on sale with the Thanksgiving sale, bought it for almost 3 bucks, and stayed up all night playing it, it was that good.
You play an alien that's stranded out in space, who soon comes across a galactic being who wants to consume you. After defeating him you're left to rot in space for years and eventually you're picked up by a group of aliens called the Dark Scavengers who are pretty much intergalactic junkers who invite you to join their crew if you can help them by finding a fuel source for their ship. This leads you to going down to the nearest planet full of your typical medieval fantasy setting including a race of giant masked wrestlers, crazy drunk bandits, and an armored smart ♥♥♥ space raptor with a giant gun who wants you dead.
The story for this game is absolutely amazing. There are constant twists in the story, characters that you get emotionally invested in, and even extremely interesting concepts that get explored. Each character has their own personality and always has you wanting to learn more about them. You'll constantly be laughing at the crazy situations and humorous characters you find yourself interacting with.
Unlike Mass Effect 3, your choices actually matter in this game. You can kill everything you come across right away, or talk to them and get useful items and information or even backstabbed. There's several different endings depending on what you do in the final chapter.
The combat is a bit different from other rpgs. There is no leveling up in this game. Combat is focused around finding objects through battle and having the dark scavengers turn them into either weapons, items, or allies. The vast majority of objects (i'm talking around 95%) have multiple options on what you can turn them into. You may find a bone that you can turn into a weapon that does wind damage, a controller which increases your damage for the next turn, or a zombie ally. You may only choose one of these, and you can't go back on your choice. All items, allies, and weapons have a certain number of uses before they break, and you won't get to use them anymore till they replenish at the start of the next chapter, making it so you have to have a balanced between all 3 categories. The only flaw in this system is that the majority of the time the Dark Scavengers don't give you good hints on what they're about to make for you.
Combat is done with you going first followed by all enemies. You can stun enemies using elements they're weak against, which loses them their turn, allows you to use stuff that's strong vs stun against them the next turn, and refills your healing potion (restores you to full health when you click it). Enemies are even strong vs certain elements which makes them take little damage
Also all weapons, items, and allies have different characteristics. A weapon might be a long bladed weapon or a short blunted staff, or fast strong ally. You may run into an event (events happen regularly) which you need a long bladed weapon to attack with, or you may get stuck in a whirlpool which you need a strong ally to help you out. There are also weapons and allies that effect certain enemies, like ones with their mouths open or enemy with their feet on the ground. This adds a lot of uniqueness to the game.
The game takes about 4 and a half hours to beat, but once you do you get access to New Game Plus. Once you beat it you'll be wishing that there was a sequel to continue the story (which the ending sets up for). I honestly recommend buying this for full price, it's only 5 bucks, but you'll more than get your money's worth.