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The STEAM Sales and Releases Thread

Discussion in 'Chad's Gaming Forumz' started by Hobo Elf, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Generic-Giant-Spider Augur

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    Here's a challenge:

    Name games that have fun crafting in them. Bonus points if it was made in the past decade.
     
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  2. deuxhero Arcane

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    I'm intrigued by the idea, but the graphics give me a very primal distaste for the game. Realistic heads on non-realistic bodies just plain old doesn't work and this is especially true when the faces are very varied but the bodies are exactly the same bar slight difference in height (maybe width). Just looking at the screenshots makes me feel uneasy due to the sheer uncanny valley. Only 5 games (Ultima 6, the Ultima 7s, Knights of the Chalice) and the PS1's method of rendering 3D (It's the system, ports with the same graphics don't bother me.) have done that and the only one where it's sheer uncanny valley instead of weird prospective
     
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  3. Latelistener Cipher

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    Fun? What does that mean?
     
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  4. sullynathan Magister

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    Monster Hunter
     
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  5. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Some interesting looking things.

    Yaga, a Slavic folktale action RPG where you are a cursed, one-handed blacksmith, boasting about high reactivity of the world and NPCs:



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    Elsinore, "a time-looping adventure game set in the world of Shakespeare's Hamlet", focusing on social simulation and dynamic story:



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  6. funkadelik Arcane

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    Fuck yeah!!!!! Immediate buy!
    Conan + Multiheaded Dick monster hitting ass and legs. OH GOD ITZ HEAVEN!
     
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  7. Pretty Erudite Patron

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    Just noticed that Age of Barbarians GUI:
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    is basically a rearrangement of Blade of Darkness GUI:
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    HUGE incline!

    Now than I think of it, it's not just GUI.
    Main character, voices, combat system, animations, gore -> it's basically Blade of Darkness 2d.
     
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  8. Hoaxmetal Arcane

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    The game was recently fixed by the devs to run on modern systems.
     
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  9. Modron Arcane

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    Cool can finally get around to playing this, had it on GOG forever <--THQ patched that release up as well.
     
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  10. TripJack Prestigious Gentleman Hedonist

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    i'll buy that for a dollar
     
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  11. Enrymion Literate

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    Atelier games are all about interesting crafting systems.
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/527270/Atelier_Sophie_The_Alchemist_of_the_Mysterious_Book/
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/527290/Atelier_Firis_The_Alchemist_and_the_Mysterious_Journey/
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/..._The_Alchemists_and_the_Mysterious_Paintings/

    The crafting itself in Notrium isn't that interesting but the way you don't just combine items but also break them apart to cannibalize parts for other items as needed makes the crafting in it really nice and I really wish more survival games had something like that instead of item durability systems that make you not really care that much about getting more resources/items despite making getting more stuff essential.

    I had fun making potions in The Herbalist though it doesn't have that much else to do.
    There's also Everyday Lite if very detailed and realistic cooking counts as crafting.
    Thea: The Awakening's crafting system also was pretty neat with the way you picked what you want to make and then a bunch of materials to use with each material having a different effect on the end result(iirc "better" materials sometimes not actually being better due to not really being suitable for a specific item was something I thought as pretty cool).
    It's been ages since I played it but did Summon Night Swordcraft Story 1&2 for gba have a nice crafting systems? I feel like it was nice but I don't really remember what it was like.
    Therian Saga has really complex crafting systems I believe, I never got around to playing it that much but I recall having some fun in trying to figure out what herbs affected which parts of a potions effects and by how much before I got too into it and totally burnt out on the game.
     
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  12. MotherMachinae Arcane

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    I hate that craftcrap too but this one was exception.
     
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  13. deuxhero Arcane

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    Atelier and Swordcraft Story have already been mentioned, so...

    Arcanum was fun.
     
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  14. Latelistener Cipher

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    If that is "fun" then:


    Miles better than Arcanum in terms of combat and crafting.

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  15. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Blood Bowl: Death Zone, a new Blood Bowl game published by Cyanide themselves, coming to Early Access:



    I was never into the previous two games but looks like it plays pretty different (short match [5 minutes], real-time only?) and production value is much lower:



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    Also it won't have single-player mode at EA launch.
     
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  16. Berekän Arcane Patron

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    Uuuuh, looks like a mobile version of BB.
     
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  17. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    If you want a real-time "Blood Bowl-like" play this instead. Done by the same guy who made the 1993 Genesis classic.

     
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  18. Latelistener Cipher

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    And here I thought City Interactive wanted to forget their shovelware past when they change the title to CI Games.
    I guess after their last game they finally decided to stop running and acknowledged that they can't be any more than that.
     
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  19. Vorark Savant

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    I've been punished by buying games bundled with Denuvo. PC got hit by a thunderstorm while I was sleeping, lost my VGA and a memory stick.

    See, this is what happens when you SIN.

    :shunthenonbeliever:

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    Cancelled the Yakuza pre-order. Hopefully, DQ XI will run on a 750ti and be crapware free since there's zilch mention about it on the Steam page... what are the chances? :shittydog:
     
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  20. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    MoonQuest, a Terraia-like action adventure:



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  21. Outlander Custom Tags Are For Fags. Patron

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    :nocountryforshitposters:
     
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  22. Heretic Savant

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    :kfc:
     
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  23. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    EXAPUNKS, a new game by Zachtronics:



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  24. agentorange Arcane Patron

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    Zachtronics games look so cool but I am actually too stupid to play them.
     
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