I was originally drawn towards Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! by its name and bright, cartoon art style. But then I found out that you can tell Cloud his Buster Sword is too huge and, well, now I love the idea of this game.
In it, you manage a team of potato blacksmiths. This means you get to forge various weapons for heroes as they stop off at your shop to kit themselves out for whatever manifestation of evil they’re looking to fight. Why you’re a potato is beyond me, but hey, if GLaDOS can be a potato then so can I.
There are over 100 weapons to forge inside the game, and over 70 classes of hero to give them to. The magic starts when you begin to discover that giving different weapons to heroes forces changes in them. For example, if you give a bone wand to a wizard they’ll become a necromancer. Not all weapons affect the hero like this so you have to explore the possibilities a little.
As well as Cloud from Final Fantasy VII turning up (under the name Claude) there will be plenty of other characters from games and pop culture that your potato blacksmiths will get to serve. Hopefully, the comedy seen in the screenshot at the top is spread throughout the game.
Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! is the work of Singapore-based studio Daylight Studios and will be coming to Windows and Mac whenever it’s done. You can find out more about it on its website.