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Old 03-30-2021, 03:26 AM   #23051
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Re: Let's talk about Stream and buy mountains of games

I bought Monster Train recently, as I heard it's a very good quality Slay the Spire clone, and StS is one of my all-time favourite games. Here's my experience with the game so far:

- first run every, made it all the way to the final boss
- run 2, beat the game, unlocked ascension 1 (the game has an ascension system identical to StS)
- run 3 (A1), made it to the final boss
- run 4 (A1), beat the game, unlocked A2
- run 5 (A2), beat the game, unlocked A3

This made me realise how important the high difficulty is for roguelikes. Don't get me wrong, the game is a lot of fun, but I can't help but feel like it's lacking in content due to having seen it all on my very first run ever.

This is obv due to countless hours I spent playing StS, plus I haven't even unlocked all the factions yet, but still - big part of the fun early into a roguelike is discovering what the game has to offer, and seeing its entire scope right away just feels disappointing. Plus, winning the game just doesn't feel like an accomplishment that way, I think it took me around 15 hrs to get my first win in StS

That being said, if you liked the concept of StS but felt the game was too hard, Monster Train should be perfect for you, the core gameplay is definitely very fun and engaging.
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Old 03-30-2021, 03:51 AM   #23052
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Re: Let's talk about Stream and buy mountains of games

Well I was thinking more of Earthbound tbqh
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Old 03-30-2021, 09:23 AM   #23053
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I tried playing some of those as adult but can't make it through. Too slow.

Earthbound definitely quite clever though
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Old 03-30-2021, 12:20 PM   #23054
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An awesome classic from early 2000s which was surprisingly forgotten is given away by GoG:

https://www.gog.com/game/xiii

It needs some tweaking https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/XIII for best experience
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Old 03-30-2021, 12:37 PM   #23055
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Re: Let's talk about Stream and buy mountains of games

Have it on Gamecube and played it once. Should play it again sometime for sure.

Gamecube is so underrated. Games like that, Geist, Timesplitters, Beyond Good and Evil. Gamecube last Nintendo console that could match Sony and Microsoft on tech.
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Old 03-30-2021, 04:06 PM   #23056
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Oh man, XIII was great.
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Old 03-30-2021, 06:50 PM   #23057
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Have it on Gamecube and played it once. Should play it again sometime for sure.

Gamecube is so underrated. Games like that, Geist, Timesplitters, Beyond Good and Evil. Gamecube last Nintendo console that could match Sony and Microsoft on tech.
Hell, Eternal Darkness is probably near the top of the list of best games to never have a sequel
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Old 03-31-2021, 05:40 AM   #23058
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An awesome classic from early 2000s which was surprisingly forgotten is given away by GoG:

https://www.gog.com/game/xiii

It needs some tweaking https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/XIII for best experience
The remake came out last year on steam, that's not what surprisingly forgotten means!
Spoiler:
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Old 03-31-2021, 06:47 AM   #23059
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I meant it was rarely discussed afaik on the internet in years like 2008-2018, then it caught back steam
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Old 03-31-2021, 12:26 PM   #23060
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Just like this game is never brought up. Never played any of the Red Dead games, but this has to be similar quality as Revolver, right? Beaten it twice on Gamecube, enjoyed it each time.



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Old 03-31-2021, 04:31 PM   #23061
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Re: Let's talk about Stream and buy mountains of games

It was also turned into a TV show and Movie, which starred Val Kilmer and Stephen Dorf.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/XIII:_The_Series

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/XIII:_The_Conspiracy
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Old 03-31-2021, 04:36 PM   #23062
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Oh yeah, Gun was amazing. One of the last OG Xbox games that really squeezed every bit out of the system.

Hard to compare with Red Dead Redemption and beyond, though. Gun is a much more linear game. It’s definitely better than Red Dead Revolver.
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Old 04-07-2021, 01:57 PM   #23063
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Bought skyrim on steam like 4 years ago finally playing it and it's damn fun, fallout meets the witcher, I have no clue what the main storyline even is I just do tons of random stuff.
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Old 04-07-2021, 02:34 PM   #23064
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I have a fully modded Skyrim (Fallout 4 as well) install that I haven't played since last summer. Lately I've been getting the urge to go back to it.

I used https://www.sinitargaming.com/skyrim_se.html to mod my game and I see it has been updated to 2.0 since I last played. Almost makes me want to scrap my install and start from scratch.
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Old 04-08-2021, 03:16 PM   #23065
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You should look at Wabbajack, especially if you're looking to mod Skyrim for VR.
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Old 04-08-2021, 03:57 PM   #23066
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I admit I never played Earthbound but it looks like something I def might enjoy (on emulator these days heh).
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Old Yesterday, 07:08 PM   #23067
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Homeworld Remastered Collection can be had for $1 at Fanatical right now, a bargain:

https://www.fanatical.com/en/pick-an...l-stars-bundle
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Old Yesterday, 07:33 PM   #23068
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Mac only though
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Old Today, 03:03 AM   #23069
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Thanks! I got it on PC. Maybe a UK only deal?
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Old Today, 05:57 AM   #23070
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I don't know why it's showing the Mac only Icon, and I can't remember if that was a thing when I bought it earlier - but I def bought it, redeemed the key as normal and installed on PC. I'm not even sure Steam can have keys that only grant entitlement on one of the supported platforms?

Edit: It looks like the Steam page only shows Windows support, so maybe they've just got the icon wrong?

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Old Today, 08:09 AM   #23071
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Also, if you buy a mac game that redeems on steam, you get all versions anyway, if they exist. It's an old trick because games like Civ have different publishers for different platforms, so they technically can't sell the other-platform version, but they still activate just fine.

e.g. this: https://www.macgamestore.com/product...ivilization-V/ is on sale @80% off right now,

this is not: https://www.wingamestore.com/product...ivilization-V/

same activation on steam tho.
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