If you’ve knocked out a few hundred runs of Hades, maybe you’d like to try out Curse of the Dead Gods? It’s an action-roguelike with a very Darkest Dungeon or Hellboy-esque art style relying on heavy use of shadows, and it’s definitely the first of the inevitable crop of games inspired by the excellent Hades. It’s about a brave (read: barking mad) tomb explorer who delves deep into terrible places in search of unlimited power/eternal life/riches/etc.
The Armory Update is Curse’s latest, and it adds a couple new weapons and a new way to interact with all the weird weapons you can find down in the temple. All the weapons are now collected into a single place—an armory—for easy reference. You can also now choose a weapon before setting out into the temples. Further, the game now has throwing weapons and whips to go delving with. Thrown weapons are vicious mid-range brawling choices for a main weapon, while whips are a secondary weapon that can either keep enemies at a distance or drag them close for a vicious finisher. This adds to the various heavy two-handers, swords, maces, spears, claws, pistols, shields, daggers, and bows already littered around to find. Curse of the Dead Gods has two more updates planned before its release out of Early Access in 2021.