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victrix
Oct 30, 2007




Nope, it is not even close to something like Hollow Knight or even Sundered. It only superficially resembles the genre because it has the 'find item, open new route' sort of mechanic, but it feels more like a key than a new means of traversal.

You literally can't even jump, Ori this is not

If you're only interested in the gameplay, I'd stay far away, there are plenty of games that do what this game does far better. If the setting and weirdness are appealing though, I'd check it out.

You can definitely see if you dig it inside the refund window, a first playthrough is probably ~6 hours or so?

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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.

Nah, I think I'm good. Thanks for explaining, but I think that sounds like it's a very straightforward "probably not for me." Maybe it'll be in a bundle someday, I might give it a shot then.

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

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


However that sounds like it's for me so thank you! Straight to the wishlist it goes!

grate deceiver
Jul 10, 2009


Check out The Eternal Castle as well. It's pretty short - I finished it in 2,5hrs, though there's a new game+ and some hidden stuff, but the style and music is out of this world. The visuals are also pretty cool for being 2-bit color, it's like a super stylish synthwave music video.

Fatty
Sep 13, 2004
Not really fat

On the subject of Metroidvanias, I've recently enjoyed Cathedral which can best be described as a Shovel Knight take on the genre. Combat isn't especially complex, but the exploration and secret stuff is really well done.

Edit: Oops, thought this was the general Steam thread. Cathedrals still worth a look though.

Fatty fucked around with this message at 01:31 on Jan 7, 2021

Mode 7
Jul 28, 2007



grate deceiver posted:

Check out The Eternal Castle as well. It's pretty short - I finished it in 2,5hrs, though there's a new game+ and some hidden stuff, but the style and music is out of this world. The visuals are also pretty cool for being 2-bit color, it's like a super stylish synthwave music video.

I've been trying to get into this but I feel like I'm missing something with the melee combat, I keep getting ruthlessly destroyed.
Is this a case where my approach is wrong and I need to be wholesale avoiding combat in the screens I get wiped on (thinking the disco/danceclub early on for example) or have you got any tips that might help?

grate deceiver
Jul 10, 2009


Mode 7 posted:

I've been trying to get into this but I feel like I'm missing something with the melee combat, I keep getting ruthlessly destroyed.
Is this a case where my approach is wrong and I need to be wholesale avoiding combat in the screens I get wiped on (thinking the disco/danceclub early on for example) or have you got any tips that might help?

It's been a while so I don't remember if there's some trick to the disco part, but combat is pretty straightforward - you should be able to find a weapon somewhere nearby and just mash through them. If you do the city level first (the top right one), there's an item that boosts your melee damage there (and another one for stealth).

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

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


https://twitter.com/pyrrho12/status/1347206256260382722

grate deceiver
Jul 10, 2009


Holy poo poo, GearHead is still going on? The previous ones were pretty cool, you could build some crazy mechs

Snooze Cruise
Feb 16, 2013

look-
a post,


i tried playing this one but from all i could tell you could only use mouse and it turn me off instantly, but maybe i am a dummy who missed something. also i don't think it had the jets yet which are my favorite lol. there is something satisfying zooming around a jet fighting mechs.

grate deceiver
Jul 10, 2009


Especially if you put fists on that jet

SimonChris
Apr 24, 2008

The Baron's daughter is missing, and you are the man to find her. No problem. With your inexhaustible arsenal of hard-boiled similes, there is nothing you can't handle.

Grimey Drawer

The rules don't say you can't promote your own releases, so here I go!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX2DWOwFdsM



https://store.steampowered.com/app/1481960/Death_off_the_Cuff__Remastered/

http://www.sichris.com/Games/Cuff

My award-winning interactive fiction game, "Death off the Cuff", is now out on Steam in a remastered edition with graphical interface, music, and never-before-seen extra content.

The game involves bluffing your way through the closing monologue of a cozy mystery, without revealing that you have no idea whodunnit.

treat
Jul 24, 2008



Instant buy for me after playing PataNoir. I already love and play a lot of IF, but PataNoir was on Emily Short levels of clever. I also really love the GUI and could spend hours just turning the pages, I wish I had a touch-screen just for that.

Jeffrey of YOSPOS
Dec 22, 2005

GET LOSE, YOU CAN'T COMPARE WITH MY POWERS


SimonChris posted:

The rules don't say you can't promote your own releases, so here I go!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX2DWOwFdsM



https://store.steampowered.com/app/1481960/Death_off_the_Cuff__Remastered/

http://www.sichris.com/Games/Cuff

My award-winning interactive fiction game, "Death off the Cuff", is now out on Steam in a remastered edition with graphical interface, music, and never-before-seen extra content.

The game involves bluffing your way through the closing monologue of a cozy mystery, without revealing that you have no idea whodunnit.
Cool, bought this. I'm always down for new IF releases - glad the genre is still kickin'.

bovis
Jan 30, 2007






SimonChris posted:

The rules don't say you can't promote your own releases, so here I go!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX2DWOwFdsM



https://store.steampowered.com/app/1481960/Death_off_the_Cuff__Remastered/

http://www.sichris.com/Games/Cuff

My award-winning interactive fiction game, "Death off the Cuff", is now out on Steam in a remastered edition with graphical interface, music, and never-before-seen extra content.

The game involves bluffing your way through the closing monologue of a cozy mystery, without revealing that you have no idea whodunnit.

Bought this too to show some support!

Mode 7
Jul 28, 2007



SimonChris posted:

The rules don't say you can't promote your own releases, so here I go!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX2DWOwFdsM



https://store.steampowered.com/app/1481960/Death_off_the_Cuff__Remastered/

http://www.sichris.com/Games/Cuff

My award-winning interactive fiction game, "Death off the Cuff", is now out on Steam in a remastered edition with graphical interface, music, and never-before-seen extra content.

The game involves bluffing your way through the closing monologue of a cozy mystery, without revealing that you have no idea whodunnit.

Oh cool, didn't realise you were a goon! I haven't been keeping up with the IF scene for ages but PataNoir was great, bought and looking forward to playing it.

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

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


https://twitter.com/RagnarRoxShow/status/1349303745105063938

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

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


hexceed, the F2P hexcells, is out!

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

Glory to Arstotzka!

StrixNebulosa posted:

hexceed, the F2P hexcells, is out!

Game looks cool. Download was 180MB, but the install is fuckin 3.7GB somehow o_O

SeXReX
Jan 9, 2009

I drink, mostly.
And get mad at people on the internet




ILL Machina posted:

Game looks cool. Download was 180MB, but the install is fuckin 3.7GB somehow o_O

Yeah hexagons tessellate perfectly with no wasted space :p

haldolium
Oct 22, 2016





EVERSPACE 2 EA, which had been pushed back due to Cyberpunk is finally out today

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1128920/EVERSPACE_2/

haldolium fucked around with this message at 18:24 on Jan 18, 2021

Zedlic
Mar 10, 2005

Ask me about being too much of a sperging idiot to understand what resisting arrest means.

The first round of user reviews sold me on giving it a go, even though I hardly ever buy $40 games -- especially early access ones.

Oenis
Mar 15, 2012


StrixNebulosa posted:

hexceed, the F2P hexcells, is out!

thanks for posting this, already completed the first two worlds and bought the discounted year one pass. puzzles and the new mechanics seem fun so far. not sure why it they needed some sort of 3d engine for this though, now my laptop's fan is very agitated for pretty much no reason.

edit: it's also a bit on the easy side if you're already accustomed to the brainbusters of laters hexcells levels. breezing through the levels is still fun and relaxing for me though, but I do hope it gets somewhat harder in later levels. also yes turning vsync on helped with the fans, thanks!

Oenis fucked around with this message at 17:47 on Jan 19, 2021

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007






Their previous game, Coloring Pixels, gets my laptop all heated up every once in a while. It's also extremely slow to load and to exit. I think they're just not great at optimization.

lagidnam
Nov 8, 2010


Edit: VSync is in the options, pull the FPS slider down and the fans should stop.

lagidnam fucked around with this message at 15:49 on Jan 19, 2021

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

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


https://twitter.com/itchio/status/1351544946440900609

Communist Bear
Oct 7, 2008



https://store.steampowered.com/app/1366540/Dyson_Sphere_Program/

Dyson Sphere Program has been released. It looks interesting - like some sort of Factorio but with planets and alot more automation.





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.

"Factorio but you can literally eat planets" sounds like a game I would want to play, but I don't think I'm up for another EA title right now. Looks neat, though. Not a lot of games that will actually let you build a Dyson Sphere to scale.

Zaphod42
Sep 13, 2012

If there's anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now.


https://twitter.com/YachtClubGames/status/1352368039602216961?s=20

Communist Bear posted:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1366540/Dyson_Sphere_Program/

Shovel Knight devs made a Ninja Gaiden type game?! Sign me up

Dyson Sphere Program has been released. It looks interesting - like some sort of Factorio but with planets and alot more automation.

That looks gorgeous but also like the kind of thing I'd be bad at

Swilo
Jun 2, 2004
ANIME SUCKS HARD



Zaphod42 posted:

Shovel Knight devs made a Ninja Gaiden type game?! Sign me up

they're only publishing it, but it looks really good

priznat
Jul 7, 2009

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

That dyson sphere game might peel me away from Satisfactory, I am intrigued!

Thoom
Jan 12, 2004

LUIGI SMASH!

Zaphod42 posted:

https://twitter.com/YachtClubGames/status/1352368039602216961?s=20


That looks gorgeous but also like the kind of thing I'd be bad at

It's going to be a tough fight to take the Best Game Whose Elevator Pitch is "Member Ninja Gaiden?" crown away from The Messenger, but I wish them luck. Looks like it'll be on Game Pass, so I'll give it a shot.

Communist Bear
Oct 7, 2008



priznat posted:

That dyson sphere game might peel me away from Satisfactory, I am intrigued!

It's so far so Factorio, even down to the whole having to build research buildings and feeding them blue/red/green things. I think it opens up a bit later on, but so far it feels a bit plagiaristic.

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.

Well, if you're going to steal, you might as well steal from the best.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

YOU ARE A BRAIN
IN A BUNKER


Cardiovorax posted:

Well, if you're going to steal, you might as well steal from the best.

This seems to be the lesson games studios refuse to learn.

Communist Bear
Oct 7, 2008



Boiled Water posted:

This seems to be the lesson games studios refuse to learn.

Yeah lmao.

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.



I'm really digging Dyson Sphere Project but I've been on a big Factorio/Satisfactory kick recently. The visuals are great and the camera perspective is basically perfect for this type of game. While it is very similar to Factorio so far I haven't even made it off the first planet and it feels like a lot of the real meat of it is going to be setting up interplanetary logistic chains

The 7th Guest
Dec 17, 2003



Thoom posted:

It's going to be a tough fight to take the Best Game Whose Elevator Pitch is "Member Ninja Gaiden?" crown away from The Messenger, but I wish them luck. Looks like it'll be on Game Pass, so I'll give it a shot.
it won't be that tough if they make it good and don't have a character quote meat-coma man jordan peterson and call him 'jordan the wise'

i wasn't as down on the metroidvania half of the messenger as others were but it was a clear step down from the first half of the game

priznat
Jul 7, 2009

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

I never got into Factorio but Satisfactory being very chill with not really much in the way of threats and no penalties for building wrong means it is the ideal relaxing game for me. I donít care as much for building games that punish you if you go down a wrong path (ie costing resources when you disassemble stuff or closing off research avenues). Is Dyson Sphere game pretty chill too?

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mysterious frankie
Jan 11, 2009

This displeases Dev- ..van. Shut up.


Thoom posted:

It's going to be a tough fight to take the Best Game Whose Elevator Pitch is "Member Ninja Gaiden?" crown away from The Messenger, but I wish them luck. Looks like it'll be on Game Pass, so I'll give it a shot.

I kinda got more of a Sunsoft Batman feeling from it.

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