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List of all Blobbers on Steam

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Chris Koźmik, Sep 5, 2020.

  1. Chris Koźmik Silver Lemur Games Developer

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    Finally, I figured out how to set a proper combo of filters to list only Blobbers on Steam :)

    I have used "Party-Based RPG" and "First-Person" tags to adhere to the most widely accepted definition of a Blobber, also added "Dungeon Crawler" tag to filter out one odd entry (all Blobbers on Steam have this tag set anyway so none was excluded). Unfortunately, I have found a few (like 2) Blobbers that had no "First-Person" tag set for some mysterious reason, so those are not included (yet). I have added them the tag on Steam, so I hope those will appear on the list eventually.


    Full list of Blobbers on Steam:

    List of all Blobbers (Western + JRPGs) on Steam:
    https://store.steampowered.com/search/?sort_by=Reviews_DESC&tags=10695,3839,1720&category1=998

    As above but sorted by the newest releases:
    https://store.steampowered.com/search/?sort_by=Released_DESC&tags=10695,3839,1720&category1=998



    List of Western Blobbers on Steam:

    List of all Western Blobbers on Steam:
    https://store.steampowered.com/search/?sort_by=Reviews_DESC&tags=10695,3839,1720&untags=4434&category1=998 (excluding JRPGs)

    As above but sorted by the newest releases:
    https://store.steampowered.com/search/?sort_by=Released_DESC&tags=10695,3839,1720&untags=4434&category1=998 (excluding JRPGs)


    If you know of a game on Steam that is a Blobber but is not displayed on the list please add them a tag "First-Person", "Party-Based RPG" and "Dungeon Crawler" (especially the first tag is most likely to be missing).
     
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  2. Chris Koźmik Silver Lemur Games Developer

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  3. Ysaye Savant

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    Hey Chris cool set of tags.

    With the All Blobber list - I can't see:
    • Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls
    • Savior of the Sapphire Wings (although this is only upcoming)
    • The Bards Tale 4
    • Infinite Adventures
    Will try and think of others that may have been missed.
     
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  4. Ysaye Savant

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    Also Operation Abyss and Operation Babel (were missing the party-rpg tag) - I have tried to add the necessary tags.....
     
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  5. Ysaye Savant

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    Realms of Arkania old and new.
     
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  6. Chris Koźmik Silver Lemur Games Developer

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    Right... it seems there are more than 2 Blobbers missing :D Geez, some of those old games really have poorly defined tags. Added the links to some games with missing tags to the second post.
     
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  9. V_K Arcane

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  12. Ysaye Savant

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    Also currently missing:

    Grimoire
    Labryinth of Refrain

    Shining in the Darkness
    Ray Gigant
    Moero Chronicle
     
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  14. fantadomat Arcane Edgy Wumao

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    It is a shame that they are all boring dungeon crawlers. The blobbers picked with wiz and MM series and their open world and interesting worlds,then when back to being boring and generic dungeon crawlers.
     
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  15. NPC #61873 Educated

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    It's worse, he has some of those extremely low-quality porn crawlers in his list (though he doesn't recommend them, I would have unlisted them, no need to give them any attention).
    I have no clue why anyone is making them, I mean if you want porn there are better alternatives, and if you want good blobbers, same, so no idea who wants these low-rent porn crawlers
     
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  16. V_K Arcane

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    Fate: Gates of Dawn was pretty good nevertheless.
     
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  17. Thac0 Time Mage Patron

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    Grimrock, Amberland, Operencia, Paper Sorcerer, Grimoire, MMX are absolutely fine for modern western blobbers. The weebs have a few good ones aswell with Etrian Odyssey, SMT Strange Journey, Elminage, Labyrinth of Refrain and perhaps a few others I am forgetting atm.
    Then there is stuff like Vaporum and Persona Q that is significantly worse but still ok.
    Genre is not doing great but not dead either.
     
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  18. fantadomat Arcane Edgy Wumao

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    But not an open world exploration games like say mm6. Outside of aberland and mmx.
     
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  19. NPC #61873 Educated

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    Grimoire is pretty open world exploration, if you don't get too pedantic about the definition of world (since the map is carved up into small set pieces, but it's still a massive open world)
     
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  20. Chris Koźmik Silver Lemur Games Developer

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    One game was registered by Steam algorithm and it shows properly now :)
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1091980/The_Bards_Tale_IV_Directors_Cut/

    Also I think like two other appeared. I will keep track how many are there. Right now there are:
    - All Blobbers: 28
    - Western Blobbers: 23

    Yes... When I look closer I start to understand why most people on the forum focus on Western Blobbers instead of all Blobbers... Right...

    Hmmm, actually you can filter out those without removing other JRPGs. Exclude "Nudity" and "Sexual Content" tags. Anyway, at the moment none of those show on the list anyway.

    It's not a Blobber because it has one character and therefore it's "not several characters moving as one". Unfortunatelly, I have not invented any reasonable formula for filtering dungeon crawlers (Steam returns 799 total) which look & feel like a Blobber but can't have "Party-Based RPG" tag. Edit: It's Party-Based RPG, the screens mislead me to think it's just one character :)

    But here is a quick, untested and imperfect filter that should include those.
    https://store.steampowered.com/search/?sort_by=Reviews_DESC&tags=1720,122,3839&untags=3859&category1=998

    https://store.steampowered.com/search/?sort_by=Reviews_DESC&tags=1720,122,3839&untags=3859,4434&category1=998 (excluding JRPGs)
     
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  21. V_K Arcane

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    It doesn't. It has a party of four - narratively, the other three characters are your summons, but mechanically they're full-blown party members. It's not even the Wizardry 4 situation where you can change the party composition on special squares, in Paper Sorcerer you're stuck with what you've summoned for the whole game.
     
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  22. Azdul Augur

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    It seems that quite a few classic blobbers are only available on GOG - Ishar trilogy, Eye of the Beholder (and the rest of SSI titles), Lands of Lore, Might and Magic 1-5.
     
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  23. Chris Koźmik Silver Lemur Games Developer

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    I see. Never played it, always assumed it's a one char game :)

    Yeah, I wish GOG had some filtering for tags.
     
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  24. NPC #61873 Educated

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    GOG at one point had a pretty good list recommendation feature, very useful. Obviously, this being GOG, they killed it. Never understood the rationale for that
     
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    I stopped using gog after they killed gogmixes
    anti-consumer site
     
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