Aion, free-to-play and gorgeous to look at (German programming aiming at Korean players) - the Gold Spammers are a bit tedious, but the quests are well put together and ... you get Wings at level 10, nice!
Toy Soldiers: picked this up on Steam last night, dirt cheap but beautifully presented. A tower defense game set in the First World War. I'm a bit worried about the morality of getting little dollar signs over the soldiers you blow up and mowing down cavalry horses as they charge your Howitzer, but if they were BEMs everything would be dandy!
...talking about BEMs, I've just joined the Firefall Beta http://www.firefallthegame.com and it's..errr... gorgeous-looking with great sound. It's a mix of Planetside (instant loadouts to change from Engy to Medic to Tank), Tribes (jetpacks), Team Fortress (Engys construct Turrets, Medics hose you down) and Space Marines (hordes of crab-y insects with huge pincers and green blood, great!) all mixed in with get-this-fetch-that-kill-dozens-of-these Quests. Only had a 10-minute blast, but it looks addictive.
While on Steam last night I picked up The Dream Machine, a dirt-cheap adventure with clay-model stop-frame animation. Haven't fired it up yet, but it looks quite spooky and ... odd!
Legend of Grimrock: I spent years with my old Atari ST and Dungeon Master (I even wrote a dungeon-crawling game to go along with a book on programming...) and this is a pretty good clone of that, brings back many fond memories, though probably too static and boring for newer players.
EDIT: BEM blood in Firefall is Royal Blue, sorry to mislead you! But it does have a yellow afterglow, so easily mistaken for green - and after all, that's what we expect isn't it?
EDIT 2: And then wait til dark falls and you have to switch on your flashlight.... and then the insects come out of the dark at you.... AND THEN, the flying insects AAAHHHH But if you're a medic, you can whip out your Heal Gun and run around keeping the Heavies buffed up and the creatures ignore you
This is a brilliant game, I'm hooked
Edited by Decani (Tue 15-May-12 20:05:55)