I’m clearly having a weird Friday morning, because I just clapped my hands together and squealed “ooh, this does interesting things” aloud to myself. I’m also clearly playing a very good videogame. This is Monster Train: a deckbuilding roguelike that wears its Slay The Spire influences on its sleeve, while spinning up a familiar formula in a completely different direction. You’re on a train to hell, and have to defend your engine against waves of enemies that come at you on three different levels. It’s like Slay The Spire meets Hearthstone meets Plants Vs. Zombies.
I haven’t been this excited about a deckbuilder since the Spire itself. Which is great, because it’s out right now.