GB Feature: Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones Review

Should you find yourself curious about Cultic Games' Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones, you should know that we've doled out a three-page review of the recently released Lovecraftian CRPG. A couple of paragraphs:
Let's just say I was fairly surprised when I realized you only got once chance to recruit companions. Absentmindedly click through a single conversation and that's it, you'll never see that companion again. Seeing how my character wasn't too good at fighting, this resulted in some fairly unpleasant early encounters.

At the same time, some of the game's systems are fun and engaging. Like the aforementioned camping system. Or the crafting system. Now, I usually dislike crafting in games, but Stygian actually manages to make crafting fun. You can pick up all sorts of junk during your travels, or just buy some from vendors, and then you can use your science skill to research said junk and get rewarded with crafting recipes. And pretty much every item you can craft is unique and useful in some way. In fact, Stygian's crafting system reminded me of Troika Games' Arcanum, and when it comes to crafting that's pretty much as high as praise goes.