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Game News Guile & Glory: Firstborn is a tactical RPG with puzzle encounters and an oldschool arcade aesthetic

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  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Elston Studios; Guile & Glory: Firstborn

    Guile & Glory: Firstborn is a tactical RPG made by an Australian fellow named Daniel Elston. The game appears to be set in a Conan-esque heroic fantasy world, in which the hero and his party must defeat their immortal foes by using the environment against them in puzzle-like encounters. It's also got an early 90s pixel art aesthetic with sound effects straight of an old arcade game. Apparently the game has been in development since 2016 including a year in Early Access, but it only came to my attention when Codex newsbot cyborgboy95 posted a thread about it earlier today. Well, better late than never. Here's its trailer and description:



    A lone warrior enters the Drowned Lands, seeking revenge for the family he lost to an unimaginable foe. His quest takes an unexpected turn when he meets two other travellers, each drawn by desperation to the ancient land of gods and monsters.

    Amidst the ruins of a long-forgotten empire, the companions find themselves swept up in events that will shape the fates of mortals and demigods alike. Legends come alive, and three heroes rise to challenge an ancient darkness from the earliest days of the world.

    The Battlefield is Your Weapon

    Master natural hazards and deadly traps as you make your stand against the darkness in turn-based tactical combat. The enemies in Firstborn may be immune to mortal weapons, but they can still die.

    Cut a swathe through the hordes of nightmarish immortals by pushing, pulling or maneuvering your opponents into the path of lethal hazards.

    Your Legend Awaits

    Gather and lead a party of unlikely heroes as they rise from humble beginnings to become humanity's greatest champions.

    Choose how your heroes grow and develop, and create the ultimate team to battle the ancient legions of the Firstborn.

    Vanquish Mighty Bosses

    Ferocious beasts haunt the forgotten corners of Firstborn's world, waiting to unleash their earth-shaking fury upon unwary travelers.

    Wield skill, patience, and courage to prevail against impossible odds as you cast down nightmarish titans from an age long forgotten.

    A Savage World

    Take up the mantle of Aspirant and face the challenge of Guile & Glory's campaign head on; or assemble your perfect team to explore the furthest reaches of the Drowned Lands. As you conquer ever greater challenges, you will unlock powerful Boons of Divinity that offer new ways for your heroes to face their foes.

    Each new region you explore will bring its own challenges and unique enemies to test your mettle as you lead your heroes on a quest for revenge across an ancient world of gods and monsters.
    Guile & Glory: Firstborn is available on Steam now for just $10. Seems potentially interesting, I'd say.
     
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  2. Xelocix Educated

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    Another nostalgia-bait RPG for nostalgia fags enamored with the 90s. Just what the world needed more of.
     
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  3. Gandalf Learned

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    Nice artwork in the thumbnail.
     
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  4. Hobo Elf Arcane

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    It looks exactly like a puzzle game with a fantasy aesthetic.
     
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  5. loks like telepath tactics but with more tight artstyle.
     
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  6. PompiPompi Man with forever hair Patron Developer

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    Is it kind of like Ultima 4 tactics battles? I loved those.
    But those it also have an RPG open world, or it's just the battles part?
    Edit: Yea, it looks like gay indie game. From the indie acult.
     
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  7. Mortmal Arcane

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    Reminds me the amiga 500 games aestheics.
     
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  8. mondblut Arcane

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    Choose one.
     
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  9. lightbane Arcane

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    Fantasy Into the Breach?
     
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  10. gaussgunner Arcane

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    Ten bucks, at least they're not asking too much. Might be good for what it is. Looks better than most of the shit on the front page.

    However, take note: it started 5 years ago as a student project by some kids at one of those trendy new Game Design universities, then they got money from the Australian government through a business incubator program. Calibrate your expectations accordingly.
     
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  11. V_K Arcane

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    There's a demo on itch.io btw. Also a full version for people ideologically opposed to Steam.
     
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  12. Jrpgfan Erudite

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    "Item currently unavailable in your region"

    wat
     
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  13. lukaszek the determinator Patron

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    steam claims its similar to loop hetero, so it must be good
     
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  14. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    But not loop homo?
     
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  15. Correct_Carlo Arcane

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    This looks like shit. If the "retro" TB RPG renaissance of the past decade has demonstrated anything, it's that TB RPGs can be just as shit as any other RPGs.
     
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  16. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    How many have tried the demo? I just need to port it over from my phone for a spin.
     
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  17. lukaszek the determinator Patron

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    completed first 3 maps in demo. It is a puzzle game, no combat. Think that mech game which name I forgot, but without damaging skills. Only utility ones.

    Quite charming and Im into it. That being said I do hope that it gets harder later on
     
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  18. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    I kept thinking of Tiny Sqweeks.

     
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    It's deterministic, of course you are.
     
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    Into the Breah?
     
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  21. lukaszek the determinator Patron

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    demo with annoying features to stop you from experiencing full demo are... annoying.
    Demo of this one doesnt save progress.
     
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  22. V_K Arcane

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    The whole demo is literally 4,5 maps. It can be finished in 15 minutes.
     
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    No arcade I was ever in
     
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  24. lukaszek the determinator Patron

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    i have very small attention span
     
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    Ok I've seen enough. Ignoring thread.

    :decline:
     
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