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Hugoon Chavez
Nov 4, 2011

THUNDERDOME LOSER


priznat posted:

Did you mean Subnautica? I was excited thinking there was another sub-type survival game out

I played a bit of the sequel but it was still pretty early access, great game and about the right level of "survival" for me in that I can turn off requiring food/water and just craft fancy sci fi doodads and buildings

I... I did, oops.

I think subnautica is the only time I've considered buying VR, the sense of awe and scale was impressive enough on a normal monitor, I wish I had experienced on vr first.

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Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011
I got chased out of the Monster Hunter thread for garbage posting, now I shit up other Games threads with useless low-effort uninformed aggro noise. I somehow think "VN nerds" are beneath me and I belong on your ignore list.

VR in that game would probably make me poo poo myself the first time I run into a leviathan.

priznat
Jul 7, 2009

Let's get drunk and kiss each other all night.

Cardiovorax posted:

VR in that game would probably make me poo poo myself the first time I run into a leviathan.

goddamn that was amazingly well done even in the early access non-VR, it was utterly terrifying.

Then once I got the prawn suit I would just go after them to punch them in the face

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

Glory to Arstotzka!

Enjoying valheim with friends. Most of the commentary is accurate, but there seems to be some good potential. Things get more fun a few hours in, fwiw.

Midgetskydiver
Apr 27, 2007




Grimey Drawer

Is there a valheim thread? If not I may make my first ever OP.

itry
Aug 23, 2019






Midgetskydiver posted:

Is there a valheim thread? If not I may make my first ever OP.

There is a survival megathread, but no dedicated Valheim thread.

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


Don't Get Bit came out on Jan 29th this year and is a smaller bite-sized tactics/puzzle game where you guide your characters through levels and try to survive. It's explicit about how the game is meant to be played three times, and each win brings out more difficult challenges. It's also explicit about how there's no RNG, only your brain and lots of zombies.

My impressions of it are good as every level has a monologue from the main character as she recounts her adventures and it lends some narrative weight to the gameplay.


Spanish Matlock
Sep 6, 2004

If you want to play the I-didn't-know-this-was-a-hippo-bar game with me, that's fine.

Hugoon Chavez posted:

Ha, this is exactly me, and I know I'll still buy it soon and go "oh that one goon was right" in 3 hours of gameplay.

I really wish I liked survival sims. I enjoyed submarina a lot (even though I didn't finish it) but I can't play any other for more than a few minutes.

So far what I've seen of Valheim is very promising but easy to miss if you're not looking for it.

1. You can repair items for free at your workbench. This means that you only ever need to create an item once. (Unless you die in a really awkward place to get your corpse back)

2. Deconstructing a building gives back 100% of its resources so you can't gently caress up placement.

3. You keep your levels and gear on your character. So get together on your friends server to play through the story but you can totally grind for upgrades and poo poo to your equipment on your own server if you want.


Edit:


4. The fact that you can just run a non-dedicated server with several friends and there's no tethering mechanic is awesome too.

5 Also the sailing seems like it's very cool with actual waves and wind direction and stuff. Like more robust than it has to be for sure.

Spanish Matlock fucked around with this message at 04:44 on Feb 8, 2021

LASER BEAM DREAM
Nov 3, 2005

Oh, what? So now I suppose you're just going to sit there and pout?

Spanish Matlock posted:

So far what I've seen of Valheim is very promising but easy to miss if you're not looking for it.

1. You can repair items for free at your workbench. This means that you only ever need to create an item once. (Unless you die in a really awkward place to get your corpse back)

2. Deconstructing a building gives back 100% of its resources so you can't gently caress up placement.

3. You keep your levels and gear on your character. So get together on your friends server to play through the story but you can totally grind for upgrades and poo poo to your equipment on your own server if you want.


Edit:


4. The fact that you can just run a non-dedicated server with several friends and there's no tethering mechanic is awesome too.

5 Also the sailing seems like it's very cool with actual waves and wind direction and stuff. Like more robust than it has to be for sure.

Is the difficulty tunable at all, or is there just a single default level?

Spanish Matlock
Sep 6, 2004

If you want to play the I-didn't-know-this-was-a-hippo-bar game with me, that's fine.

LASER BEAM DREAM posted:

Is the difficulty tunable at all, or is there just a single default level?

I didn't see anything but it's fairly easy to start with and I'm given to understand that difficulty ramps up as you defeat bosses, so it seems like you can play at your own pace.

LASER BEAM DREAM
Nov 3, 2005

Oh, what? So now I suppose you're just going to sit there and pout?

Someone made a post earlier saying the game was punishing, but I'm having a ball and have only died to a tree so far. I really like that there are physics in the building! Having to build a reinforcing structure for a loft has taken up most of my playtime so far.

Edit: Behold my palace!





LASER BEAM DREAM fucked around with this message at 23:01 on Feb 8, 2021

StarkRavingMad
Sep 27, 2001





Yams Fan

Pssst. Hey. Hey, you. Huniepop 2 is out.

It's up to you what you do with this information. It's up to you to decide if you are the type of person this information applies to.

I just thought you might like to know.

Snooze Cruise
Feb 16, 2013

look-
a post,


i am an open minded individual. im sure one day there will be, or maybe there already is, a good match 3 porn game. but i harbor no doubts when i say, huniepop 2, will not be that game.

Hwurmp
May 20, 2005

I LIKE TO MAKE VAGUE THREATS TO PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET BECAUSE I AM TOUGH GUY. P.S. ASK ME ABOUT THE TIME A GIRL BEAT ME UP IN GRADE SCHOOL. HER NAME WAS SUZIE SHE DREW A BIG WEINER ON MY FOREHEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

StarkRavingMad posted:

I just thought you might like to know.

I mightn't

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


https://twitter.com/DominicTarason/status/1358977616003424258

SubponticatePoster
Aug 9, 2004

Every day takes figurin' out all over again how to fuckin' live.


Slippery Tilde

itry posted:

There is a survival megathread, but no dedicated Valheim thread.
Do you have the link for that? I checked like the first half dozen pages and didn't see it.

e:vvv Thanks!

SubponticatePoster fucked around with this message at 02:58 on Feb 10, 2021

Subjunctive
Sep 12, 2006
Probation
Can't post for 3 hours!


SubponticatePoster posted:

Do you have the link for that? I checked like the first half dozen pages and didn't see it.

I didnít see it either and it didnít turn up in search, but someone posted about it in another thread recently, so here you go: https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3655873&perpage=40&noseen=1

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


Subjunctive posted:

I didnít see it either and it didnít turn up in search, but someone posted about it in another thread recently, so here you go: https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3655873&perpage=40&noseen=1

All megathreads can be found in the Megathread index now

Play
Apr 25, 2006

So I roll with a rolling thunder
And I howl with the howling wind
And I drift downstream for as long as it takes
To get up and around the bend

Lutha Mahtin posted:

I'm really enjoying Cyber Shadow. It comes across to me like a game that might exist in an alternate universe where 1990s game hardware went down the path of extending and enhancing upon the aesthetic abilities of the NES.

I'll admit it, it seems a bit too hard for me. I like the visuals and the idea but it's just too challenging and clunky overall. It's not the most reactive combat by design, maybe I've gotten too used to more modern takes on the formula. Decided to play some HUNTDOWN instead and had a better time.

Not sure if this is recent enough but I've been playing Olija, I like it a whole lot. Good atmosphere, pretty great story for what it is, tight controls and the right amount of difficulty. No idea how much attention it's getting but it's a well crafted little game.

I feel like Metal Unit passed a lot of people by. If you like roguelites, or enjoyed Skul the Hero Slayer you'll like Metal Unit too as it's very similar. Main difference, which I appreciate, is that in Metal Unit once you beat a level and its boss you don't have to go back to that level again. So it's like a partial roguelite I guess.

Oh an TOHU is a cute af and beautifully animated point and click, good for some super relaxing casual gameplay

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011
I got chased out of the Monster Hunter thread for garbage posting, now I shit up other Games threads with useless low-effort uninformed aggro noise. I somehow think "VN nerds" are beneath me and I belong on your ignore list.

Play posted:

I feel like Metal Unit passed a lot of people by. If you like roguelites, or enjoyed Skul the Hero Slayer you'll like Metal Unit too as it's very similar. Main difference, which I appreciate, is that in Metal Unit once you beat a level and its boss you don't have to go back to that level again. So it's like a partial roguelite I guess.
I've mentioned it a few times in the Steam thread, mostly because the art struck me as a bit sleazy and I wanted to know if anyone has opinions - your player character constantly stands in a pose that looks like she's fingering her own nipples, it's weird. I've since spent a few hours just playing it blind and while I'm not in love with it, I think it's a very solid roguelite pseudo-Metroidvania. Reminds me a little of Rogue Legacy, but better. Bit heavy on the T&A in the character art, but it's barely noticeable in the characterization and such.

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1450650/Osteoblasts/

quote:

Osteoblasts is a dungeon crawler skeletal RPG about skeletons, by skeletons and for skeletons. If you are not undead leave this page immediately else you'll face the law of Skulls and Bones.

quote:

Hello, everyone, this is Nana, lead developer at Moonana. We are the developers of Virgo Versus The Zodiac and Keylocker | Cyberpunk Turn Based Action! I just wanted to let you all know that this is not a game developed by the whole team at Moonana, it's developed by our animator, Anglerman and I helped a bit here and there with dialogues and guidance. This game is being published by Moonana as means of assistance to Anglerman, since he despises the bureaucracy behind launching a game, but I deeply endorse his work and wanted everyone to know about it! I hope you guys will enjoy his work as well and cheer for Anglerman's barely alive new game!

Venuz Patrol
Mar 27, 2011


oh poo poo, Virgo Versus the Zodiac is a really interesting game and it had great animations, so im gonna pick that up for sure. thanks for pointing it out!

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1360270/Gem_Wizards_Tactics/

quote:

"An odd (yet pleasant) little turn-based tactical squad game w/ environmental boosts/banes & procedurally-generated maps. It's obvious this was made w/ love & a sense of humor."

quote:

The bumpiest, bounciest, slidiest tactics game EVER MADE! Gem Wizards Tactics is a 1P turn-based tactics game with randomly generated maps and strange asymmetrical factions! Oil-fracking Business Demons, storm-bringing Potatoes and the ice magic of the Azure Order!

Terminally Bored
Oct 31, 2011




Thus looks really cool. Like a mashup of Fire Emblem and Wesnoth.

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


Terminally Bored posted:

Thus looks really cool. Like a mashup of Fire Emblem and Wesnoth.

I just completed the tutorial and the first mission in the campaign and I like it, the mission was about killing and/or knocking units off of castles so I could claim them for their flags and win - and it was neat how it had like four separate castles and a whole bunch of units, so it forced me to think about what I could take the quickest, as they outnumbered me - but not in an unmanageable way. It also helps that the first faction (the potatoes) are all about shoving people around with water and then growing plant people from the water and/or electrocuting it.

Sjs00
Jun 29, 2013



If thats not an instant buy i don't know what is .

The skeleton roguelike made by one guy, not so much

Sjs00 fucked around with this message at 21:39 on Feb 16, 2021

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


Sjs00 posted:

If thats not an instant buy i don't know what is .

The skeleton roguelike made by one guy, not so much

I'm here to post interesting new games, not necessarily good ones! (I haven't played skeleton game yet, it might be good but yakuza calls)




https://store.steampowered.com/app/1157220/Nebuchadnezzar/

quote:

Nebuchadnezzar is a classic isometric city builder game inviting players to experience the mysterious history and culture of ancient Mesopotamia. In the campaign, players get to rule over influential historical cities filled with magnificent monuments.

quote:

Nebuchadnezzarís main campaign contains more than a dozen historical missions covering the colonization of ancient lands to the conquest of Babylon by Persians in the 6th Century bc. Each mission summons a different time period in Ancient Mesopotamian history, providing comprehensive historical experience. Players must carry out tasks important to the specific time and place of each mission, including the construction of historical monuments.

During the campaign players will not only build complex ancient monuments, but design them too. Nebuchadnezzar features an in-game monument editor giving players complete control over their buildings. From structural design to color scheme to final details: itís in the hands of the player. Will you recreate history or make history? Itís up to you.

Nebuchadnezzar was created with mods and localization in mind. Expand your experience with the full support of mods from new buildings, new goods, production chains, and even new maps, missions, and campaigns. It is almost entirely moddable. Localizing mods will also not be a problem. You can create mods in multiple languages and/or add languages to existing ones. This applies to the base game as well.

e: The management game thread won't shut up about this one, so it might be good! Also it dropped literally today

Mayveena
Dec 27, 2006

People keep vandalizing my ID photo; I've lodged a complaint with HR


StrixNebulosa posted:


e: The management game thread won't shut up about this one, so it might be good! Also it dropped literally today

That nostalgia hit is huge!

itry
Aug 23, 2019






That looks incredibly similar to Pharaoh/Cleopatra. Which is a good thing.

Ms Adequate
Oct 29, 2011

Baby even when I'm dead and gone
You will always be my only one, my only one
When the night is calling
No matter who I become
You will always be my only one, my only one, my only one
When the night is calling





Oh dang I had my eye on that one for awhile, did not know the release date!

deep dish peat moss
Jul 27, 2006

On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge Maximum Security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break.



heads up that Nebuchadnezzar has very bad support for multiple monitors - you can't control what monitor the game window goes in and there's no way to move it

The devs posted a guide on editing an ini file to select which monitor it uses here: https://steamcommunity.com/app/1157220/discussions/0/3111395113747042460/

After dealing with that I finally got in the game and realized that it only offers structured campaign/scenario missions using partially pre-built cities that objectively end after completing whatever tasks and has no free-form city building mode, immediately alt-F4'd and refunded

e: To be fair to the game I gave it a try anyway, you can at least choose to start with a blank map on the campaign missions. There are 12 missions in the game, I played the first two which were just tutorials that took about 5 minutes each - the first one was "Build houses and a farm in the designated spots. Great! Now fast forward time until the mission is over.", the second was "Build a market! Great, now fast forward time until the objective is complete." I started the third but it was literally "Great! Now do the same thing again but without me highlighting spots to build in." and didn't feel like actually doing it.

The maps are extremely tiny (you're basically building one neighborhood, not an entire city) and from what I can tell the entire game pretty much hinges on jamming enough Markets/Warehouses everywhere (they have extremely tiny like 5-tile ranges) to distribute goods across the city and as long as you have enough of them, you win. Reviews and posts on the steam forums also say that there's not really any "challenge" and all you need to do is jam warehouses in every few tiles.

That's gonna be a hard no from me (someone who never played Pharaoh/Cleopatra fwiw)

deep dish peat moss fucked around with this message at 08:23 on Feb 18, 2021

treat
Jul 24, 2008



deep dish peat moss posted:

heads up that Nebuchadnezzar has very bad support for multiple monitors - you can't control what monitor the game window goes in and there's no way to move it

The devs posted a guide on editing an ini file to select which monitor it uses here: https://steamcommunity.com/app/1157220/discussions/0/3111395113747042460/

After dealing with that I finally got in the game and realized that it only offers structured campaign/scenario missions using partially pre-built cities that objectively end after completing whatever tasks and has no free-form city building mode, immediately alt-F4'd and refunded

All of that seems pretty firmly above board to me. I'm sorry that you don't know how to edit an .ini file?

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

YOU ARE A BRAIN
IN A BUNKER


treat posted:

All of that seems pretty firmly above board to me. I'm sorry that you don't know how to edit an .ini file?

Not everyone was a gamer in 1998

deep dish peat moss
Jul 27, 2006

On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge Maximum Security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break.



treat posted:

All of that seems pretty firmly above board to me. I'm sorry that you don't know how to edit an .ini file?

I was a gamer in 1998 and know how to edit an ini file but I can't think of literally any other game with the same problem released in the last... 10-15 years? It was shocking to actually still have to do that in the year 2021. It defaulted to my secondary monitor and would not let me move it to my primary monitor without manually setting a monitor and resolution in an ini file, which did not bode well for a game already getting mixed reviews and that plays like a mobile game tutorial.

The graphics are nice though

deep dish peat moss fucked around with this message at 08:28 on Feb 18, 2021

kirbysuperstar
Nov 11, 2012





Just because you made your own bootdisk to have enough conventional memory to start Wing Commander back when doesn't mean having to deal with that weirdness is 'fine' now.

itry
Aug 23, 2019






deep dish peat moss posted:

I can't think of literally any other game with the same problem released in the last... 10-15 years?

Nioh 2.

AG3
Feb 4, 2004

Ask me about spending hundreds of dollars on Mass Effect 2 emoticons and Avatars.



Oven Wrangler

kirbysuperstar posted:

Just because you made your own bootdisk to have enough conventional memory to start Wing Commander back when doesn't mean having to deal with that weirdness is 'fine' now.

There are people who don't miss having to edit their autoexec.bat files? Preposterous.

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1266820/Ultimate_ADOM__Caverns_of_Chaos/

quote:

Experience the sequel of a traditional roguelike dungeon-crawling classic. Endless procedurally generated dungeons, countless monsters, grafting, crafting and a vast amount of skill trees and items allow for unlimited replayability. Journey into the ever changing depths of the Caverns of Chaos.

https://twitter.com/DominicTarason/status/1362390892854849540

Terminally Bored
Oct 31, 2011




The roguelike thread didn't have much good to say about this one. ADOM is a classic but incredibly flawed, with obtuse design and some really weird decisions.

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StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1175190/Natsuki_Chronicles/

quote:

New dramatic horizontal shoot íem up that takes place in the same setting as Ginga Force. An immersive story that follows protagonist Natsuki. Discover the story of her past as a rookie pilot up to present day with events that are parallel to those in Ginga Force.



And (in early access)

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1150090/Learning_Factory/

quote:

Learning Factory is a factory automation game where you are playing as a humble genius engineer obsessed with the ultimate task: to understand cats.

It's easy, really: all you gotta do is create a perfect simulation model of a cat. First, you would just need to collect huge amounts of data about millions of cats and learn how to apply real Machine Learning to it. Simply follow these steps on your way to a scientific breakthrough:

Renovate an abandoned factory on Mars
Design and automate production chains
Produce and sell exquisite goods to cats
Collect and analyze data with Machine Learning
Scale and make the factory more efficient
Get deeper into real Machine Learning and cats


Didn't we tell you it's a piece of cake? And after that, you might start thinking of building an R&D department, hire a cat scientist, and research more complicated machinery to produce more complicated goods? Or maybe turn Mars into one giant cat studying factory? Oh wait, itís already happeningÖ Engineering is always absorbing! Especially if itís about cats.

The game is backed up with real Machine Learning, links to handpicked educational videos, and an in-game wiki to be used as learning material.

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