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Old 03-05-2021, 04:35 PM   #23001
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I bought blackwave on sale but haven't played. Concept sounds kinda fun but doubting execution after tutorial
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Old 03-05-2021, 05:54 PM   #23002
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Thanks for the recent recommendations.

I wanted to mention a well known game which could have been forgotten already by some. Shovel Knight is much more than what it used to be. There are now four campaigns in the game, Shovel Knight, Plague of Shadows, Spectre Knight and King of Cards. Every campaign is way different than the other and I'm currently on my last one. Despite being able to recognise some of the levels each campaign feels like a brand new game. Each character moves differently and has different skills and the levels are adjusted for that. I honestly think Shovel Knight was the weakest, when I think about it, so if you liked it and you played the game many years ago before these campaigns where made you're in for a treat.


I completed the shovel knight play through before they released the free DLC with other characters. I liked the game but I rmbr it not being all that difficult. Are the new campaigns tougher?
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Old 03-05-2021, 07:02 PM   #23003
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Yeah same found it very easy.
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Old 03-06-2021, 06:29 AM   #23004
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I found the new campaigns easier to be honest, shovel knight was the most difficult for me.
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Old 03-06-2021, 08:29 AM   #23005
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Loop hero is pretty fun for a game about walking around in a loop.
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Old 03-06-2021, 05:18 PM   #23006
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Loop hero is pretty fun for a game about walking around in a loop.
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Old 03-10-2021, 06:45 AM   #23007
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I just beat Yoku's Island Express and I was surprised how cool it is. Not too difficult adventure x metroidvania x pinball (!) all with pretty cool graphics and music

https://store.steampowered.com/app/3...sland_Express/
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Old 03-13-2021, 11:44 AM   #23008
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I just beat Yoku's Island Express and I was surprised how cool it is. Not too difficult adventure x metroidvania x pinball (!) all with pretty cool graphics and music

https://store.steampowered.com/app/3...sland_Express/
yeah, it was on sale for like 1$ recently and I got it and it's pretty fun, not a big fan of pinballs, but this is executed really well. I'm maybe half way through, playing it in 30 min bits every now and then
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Old 03-14-2021, 05:03 AM   #23009
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Well, I'm in isolation and let my WoW sub expire therefore I have time in the evenings for more games.

I've been really enjoying The Messenger. It was given away by Epic Games some time ago. It's a masterpiece platformer with SNES graphics, starts off fairly easy but keeps it interesting, very self-aware, some of the humour is hilarious some of the humour is great if you're 12-15 . Full of twists, I can't wait what's to come. Amazing soundtrack. I'm probably only 25-30% in but I already can tell the whole game is great.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/7...The_Messenger/
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Old 03-14-2021, 11:22 AM   #23010
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That should probably be my next game to play, thanks for the reminder.
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Old 03-17-2021, 03:34 AM   #23011
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Crusader Kings 3 is having a free weekend until 21st:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1...der_Kings_III/

edit: just beat The Messenger, not perfect, but pretty awesome. Took me 10 hours with all seals. It's not super difficult as checkpoints aren't rare.
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Old 03-17-2021, 04:14 AM   #23012
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Some modder found a fix to cut loading times in GTA Online by 70% and Rockstar implemented it as a patch:

https://nee.lv/2021/02/28/How-I-cut-...g-times-by-70/

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/d...-by-70-percent
https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articl...-loading-times

Might be crucial info for some as I suspect 90% of people who insta quit GTA Online it was mostly because of loading times. I might give it a shot again.
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Old 03-17-2021, 03:19 PM   #23013
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Crusader Kings 3 is having a free weekend until 21st:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1...der_Kings_III/

edit: just beat The Messenger, not perfect, but pretty awesome. Took me 10 hours with all seals. It's not super difficult as checkpoints aren't rare.
Suggesting Crosscode as your next game
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Old 03-17-2021, 03:25 PM   #23014
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Suggesting Crosscode as your next game

Even my wife knows by now
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Old 03-17-2021, 04:47 PM   #23015
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I do have it on my wishlist! edit: oh, there's demo on steam! downloading now
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Old 03-17-2021, 08:33 PM   #23016
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Old 03-17-2021, 08:33 PM   #23017
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I do have it on my wishlist! edit: oh, there's demo on steam! downloading now
Wooooooooot!
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Old 03-18-2021, 12:16 AM   #23018
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I bought Don't Starve awhile ago. Since then, I've played it on and off and usually ended dying fairly quickly. I then put it back on the shelf.

Well, I gave it another try the other day but I turned off Reign of Gods. That seemed to help a ton by simplifying the game. Now I just need to figure out how to survive winter...
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Old 03-18-2021, 03:30 AM   #23019
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Yeah every DLC is a step up in difficulty, I think it's typical in survival games? So watch out for that.

edit: CrossCode demo pretty short (30 minutes) but I can see the potential, especially when it seems that 90% of the game wasn't shown to me. Cool control scheme that feels awkward at first but is probably really well designed. I'll most likely wait for sale to get it.
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Old 03-18-2021, 02:18 PM   #23020
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Yeah every DLC is a step up in difficulty, I think it's typical in survival games? So watch out for that.

edit: CrossCode demo pretty short (30 minutes) but I can see the potential, especially when it seems that 90% of the game wasn't shown to me. Cool control scheme that feels awkward at first but is probably really well designed. I'll most likely wait for sale to get it.
Awww damn, they had a 50% sale last week.

Got gamepass? It's on there
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Old 03-22-2021, 04:54 PM   #23021
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just got 3000th Duel for like 8$ on steam (the game is -50% for 3 more days) and it looks quite interesting, it's a metroidvania clearly inspired by Valdis Story, but with a bit more responsive controls and not as colourful artstyle

Come to think of it, I'm surprised that there aren't more games trying to emulate Valdis Story, it's a bit of a cult classic and I enjoyed that formula a lot (though I got stuck on a boss and never bothered finishing it)
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Old 03-24-2021, 04:58 AM   #23022
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Not steam but on GOG there's HoM&M 3 deal under 1€, only 5 hours left

https://www.gog.com/game/heroes_of_m...mplete_edition
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Old 03-25-2021, 02:59 PM   #23023
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Holy shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit





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Players can now expand their armies and experience 16 additional factions that were previously locked, giving a grand total of 38 playable factions. In a first for Total War, you can now take your favourite faction to battle against friends in cross-platform multiplayer between Windows, macOS and Linux. A whole new agent type has also been added to the fray; Merchants can be sent all over the world to create trade links, access resources and buy out rivals to increase your income and assert your faction’s economic power.

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https://store.steampowered.com/app/8...ME_REMASTERED/

Rome II was never really able to match up to the original for me, of which I've clocked thousands of hours. Feral did some amazing work with the mobile ports of RTW1, I'm pretty excited to see this.
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Old 03-25-2021, 03:29 PM   #23024
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is this game anything like Total War?
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Old 03-25-2021, 03:30 PM   #23025
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More like Mount & Blade in my opinion, YMMV.
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