What an age we live in.

Cross of the Dutchman is a game (yes, it’s not just papercraft) that came out on Steam today. Here’s the official description:

Cross of the Dutchman is an action adventure game based on the true story of the folk legend ‘Pier Gerlofs Donia’. The story takes place in medieval Western Europe, in the province of Frisia, near the turn of the 16th century.

You have my attention, Cross of the Dutchman. Even if that “based on a true story” thing is a bit of a stretch, with Donia’s actual life and achievements buried under centuries of myth and folklore.

I messed around with it a little this morning, and it’s a pretty fun game! The art style is cool, and punching Saxons around Frisia is certainly a more refreshing context for action (at least for my history buff receptors) than, well, pretty much anything else I’ve played this year.

It’s pretty short and the combat is fairly simple, but then it’s like $7.60, which seems about right.