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Game News Steam Game Festival, Summer Edition: Demos of upcoming RPGs available from June 16th to 22nd

Urthor

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Are any of these not shit

Probably not (okay Iron Oath maybe)
 

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I think you guys are missing the point here. These aren't your traditional game demos that are released alongside the game in order to entice people to buy the full version. These games aren't out yet.
There were lots of demos during old days that were for games that weren't out yet.
 

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Steve gets a Kidney but I don't even get a tag.
Ostranauts looks like it could be very cool, but the demo is buggy as shit and there's a lot of placeholder/unfinished stuff. Not sure about the social interaction mechanic either. Demo doesn't sell the game or give a proper impression of how it's going to play (but on the strength of NEO Scavenger I'm excited anyway).

Solasta seems cool too, definitely the most polished of the three I've tried. The only real issue with it is the finicky camera. Mechanics, presentation and encounter design are all solid.

The Fellowship Saga on the other hand is barely a tech demo, let alone a slice of a finished game. It's really really very obvious that it was made by a programmer. Not particularly promising, considering how it's supposed to come out this year.

Probably going to at least give Iron Oath and Project Haven a go as well. It's cool that people make demos again, even if it's just for this Steam indie promo thing.
 

Lilliput McHammersmith

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Solasta is dope. Very good turn-based combat, at least so far. Really enjoying it. I have never played ToEE but now maybe I will. That was so much fun.
 

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Looks like no one has mentioned it yet.
There's also a demo for Hand of Merlin:


Rogue-lite with overland travel events in a form of CYOA book pages and nuXcom style TB tactical battles.
Even though it looks simplistic and in early(-ish) stages of development, the game has some charm to it.
 

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Solasta is dope. Very good turn-based combat, at least so far. Really enjoying it. I have never played ToEE but now maybe I will. That was so much fun.
Just finished it (and also created characters to test it). I agree it's very nice. It did have problems, and I took it to their forum to share them. But overall the system is pretty solid. I hope to see more in the future.
 

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My picks would be Solasta, Iron Oath, Project Haven, and Vagrus - The Riven Realms.
 

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I was hoping the title would be the worst thing about The Fellowship Saga, but it's made with Unity. Barely playable.
 

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Why the hell is it so hard for devs to initalize a game with a capped framerate? Already tried two (The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet of Chaos and Project Haven) and both tried to kill my PC.
 

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Solasta is dope. Very good turn-based combat, at least so far. Really enjoying it. I have never played ToEE but now maybe I will. That was so much fun.

100% in agreement on Solata. Setting and art-style are generic and in some cases even poor, but who cares? The combat system and level design alone make the demo worth playing.
This game seems the perfect fix for a squad tactics and dungeon crawler addicted like myself.
 

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Tried 3 demos so far:



Really liked this one. Just seem to got a lot of charm to it. Nice setting, tight plattforming from what I could tell, some interesting mechanics and it has a cute bat friend (not for eating!).



Turn-based tactical with a cyberpunk setting. Projectiles and real line of sight, instead of boardgame nuXcom style of gameplay. Felt really damn nice! Big plus for the sexy Asian lady.



A game I have actually been waiting for, but after playing the demo... I don't know. It seems way too simplistic. There seems to be no positioning in combat, while it actually seems to have an effect. I mean, I like RNG, but I don't understand why that has to be RNG:ed. The only thing I did in the demo was select attack with no regards of where I was or where I would end up being, and attacking was basically the only option. Maybe it gets more involved after a while, but who knows? Otherwise the game looked nice I think, interesting simplistic art-style but I didn't expect the simplicity of it to go for the whole game.
 
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Some others I've seen comments on the internet that might be interesting (I didn't get to test any, I'm just passing it on):











And maybe Popup Dungeon, but only for reminding me of the time I played Hero Quest with my mates because of the paper look of the game.
 
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I played Disjunction, and it has a cyberpunkish Dishonored vibe (not Deus Ex though, somehow feels to shallow to compared to that). Lovely pixel art, lots of sneaking and hitting guards with a blackjack. The three missions in the demo are rather simplistic, pretty much tutorial level, but fun nonetheless. Has very light character progression system.
 

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Way of Wrath seems like it could have potential, but it needs a lot more polish. Also could use an editor for the English translation.
 

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vagrus is amazing, fights with javascript like graphix disrupt your cool cyoa experience but its still fine
fabled lands - cyoa in which you can play bard redhead... enough said

The combat in Vagrus isn’t tedious? That was my main complaint with the early build maybe ten months ago.
 

Lilliput McHammersmith

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This Festival is a complete Wall of Shit with Solasta being the only half-decent title on display.
I dunno man, Iron Oath seems pretty sweet too. I'll have to give it another shot when I'm not supposed to be working haha
 

Lilliput McHammersmith

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Surprisingly, a lot of these demos are running pretty well on Proton on Linux. Only Project Haven hasn't run of the ones I have tried.
 

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