I posted this elsewhere, but I think it go algorithm'd to the void, so I'm posting it here, cause I spent some time writing it up, and I'm curious what others think, or what their favorites are!
I'm in a holding pattern waiting for Armored Core 6, Starfield, and Baldur's Gate 3 on PlayStation, so I'm fixated on Vampire Survivor-likes ("Auto-shooters" is I think what they're getting labeled).
Here's my current ranking of auto-shooters that I've played this weekend (Soulstone Survivors was gifted to me by a GB Chat Stream buddy and it started a shopping spree). 1 through 3 could be tied, they each rock, in their own way. I indicated what I am/was playing them on.
- Army of Ruin (PS5) Trailer: https://youtu.be/3sIroXzaDBc
- Soulstone Survivors (PC) has a Demo titled Soustone Survivors: Prelude - Trailer: https://youtu.be/3sIroXzaDBc
- Spirit Hunters: Infinite Horde (PS5) Trailer: https://youtu.be/kXrGlKTCpXo
- Vampire Survivors (Game Pass for me, with DLC) - even though that hasn't been played this weekend, I think I unlocked everything so...yeah.
- Halls of Torment (PC) Has a Diablo 1 aesthetic and has a demo Halls of Torment Prelude - Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCVIaeK504g
- Remedium Sentinels (PC) - This game needs some love. It's good, dark, grim, blood, mechs, and abominations, but needs polish. Trailer: https://youtu.be/hUUypQ7ITXQ
- Star Survivor (PC) - Has a Demo - Has potential, but has a learning curve given you're mounting weapons and equipment to ship slots. Has some FTL map stuff going for it as well. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmgVdQkL_Dg
- Whispike Survivors: Sword of the Necromancer (PS5) - I think I actively hate this one. I don't like the loop, at all, even if the aesthetic and music are great. Trailer: https://youtu.be/NQx5zbmNl7w
Wishlist, PC Only since I think that's all the ones on Console above, or at least worth playing:
- Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor - Early Trailer: https://youtu.be/h6koRh1v3nU
- Spellbook Demonslayers - Trailer: https://youtu.be/2DrVEWzEzcU
- Nordic Ashes: Survivors of Ragnarok - Trailer: https://youtu.be/OsJyHm1-CIE
- Soul Stalker - Trailer: https://youtu.be/se-mtGESJMs
- Brotato - Trailer: https://youtu.be/nfceZHR7Yq0
- 20 Minutes Till Dawn - Trailer: https://youtu.be/d_tTjnIpL5c
- The Slormancer - Trailer: https://youtu.be/V1fXE74cVDY
- Yet Another Zombie Survivors - Trailer: https://youtu.be/zDTwCWBLwOk
Honorable Mention for the one I'm most curious about, given its aesthetic: GOOBIES. HAS A DEMO JUST INSTALLED - Trailer: https://youtu.be/n8eAfw67l1A