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Game News Sword of the Stars: The Pit 2 is a 3D sequel to the sci-fi roguelike

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  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Kerberos Productions; Sword of the Stars: The Pit 2

    For the past fifteen years, the folks at Canadian indie studio Kerberos Productions have made a living releasing various games set in the universe of their debut sci-fi strategy title Sword of the Stars. One of these was the traditional roguelike Sword of the Stars: The Pit, which achieved a minor level of popularity when it was released back in 2012. Last month, Kerberos announced that they were developing a sequel, called simply Sword of the Stars: The Pit 2. In truth, it might be more accurate to call it a 3D remake rather than a sequel. It has the same premise as the original and will eventually include all of its features, including the DLC. In the long run, Kerberos hope to create some new content as well. Here's the game's trailer and the description from its Steam page:



    "A deadly plague ravages your world. Your last hope: a legendary alien facility dug deep into the Feldspar Mountains...a massive Pit, built by the ancient Suul'ka."

    After the success of our Indie, Roguelike hit Sword of the Stars: The Pit in 2012, it's time to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2022! Sword of the Stars: The Pit 2 is an update of the fun, fast, and light-hearted turn-based original, taking the game from its 2D retro-roots and into a fully 3D game world.

    While we begin by updating The Pit for the present, join us as we take The Pit series to a whole new world!

    Initial Early Access Features
    (this list will be updated along with the game build)
    • 5 Characters to choose from... Marine, Scout, Medic, and Engineer, and Gunny, a character hidden in the original game!
    • 25 Levels of ancient evil science for you to dive into!
    • Improve your character by increasing your skills to help you survive the depths.
    • Dozens of enemies drawn from the Sword of the Stars universe!
    • A wide variety of weapons and armors including guns, blades, flamethrowers, rocket launchers, and more!
    • Over 150 items to discover, ranging from the familiar to ancient exotic tech.
    • Crafting lets you make special items from bits and pieces of your enemies.
    • Disassembling lets you break up certain items into craftable components
    • Dozens of room types containing a host of exotic devices to help - or maybe hinder - your progress.
    • Discover and decipher hidden messages, crafting recipes, and pieces of Sword of the Stars lore!
    • Many fiendish ways to die including poisoning, disease, traps, radiation, starvation.
    • Rotatable player camera.
    Lead Designer and CEO of Kerberos Productions, Martin Cirulis, discusses The Pit 2 and our plans for its future.
    Sword of the Stars: The Pit 2 should be getting an Early Access release "soon", with the final launch planned four to six months afterwards. I don't know if those graphics are going to work, though.
     
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  2. Rean The only Rean Patron

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    These devs are responsible for unleashing Fort Zombie on humanity. Those who know, know.
     
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  3. JDR13 Magister

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    Wow...talk about a low-effort follow-up. The Pit was really good (for a roguelike), and instead of a sequel we get this?
     
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  4. Arthandas Arbiter

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    I've never seen a more repulsing trailer in my entire life.
    The song is on par with the graphics, every single element of this game seems to consists of the same exact ratio of shit which is actually impressive.
     
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    The first one had some good ideas and a lot of terrible ones. This one looks like the 3D equivalent of clip art, and has quite possibly the worst music I've ever heard in a trailer.
     
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  6. gummy Novice

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    Fucking hell that song is awful.
     
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  7. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Where's the original Pit?
     
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    Indie roguelike (and "roguelike") sequels are going 3D now. This is at least the third one, after Risk of Rain 2 and Darkest Dungeon 2.

    Not a roguelike, but I believe Anodyne 2 also was a 3D sequel to 2D pixel art Zelda clone.

    This will happen more and more as it did in the 90s for mainstream games. Devs will want to differentiate their games from the bulk of what is on offer (and also just because they can).
     
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  10. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    I forgot I had the original from Gog. This.... meh.
     
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    Wow holy shit that is a massive downgrade in aesthetics.
     
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  12. LizardWizard Arbiter

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    Garbage low effort shit. I guess an actual Sword of Stars follow up isn't ever going to happen?
     
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    Kerberos is still around? I thought they'd gone bankrupt years ago.

    Yeah, SotS II is an embarassment. They should be ashamed of the state it's in. Shame, too, because it has the nucleus of a good game hidden underneath all the bugs and unbearable slowness.

    Edit: holy shit is that trailer abysmal :D Almost makes me sorry for shitting all over the BioSynth: Rising videos, even that looked about an infinity times better than this crap :D
     
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    If we're on the topic of Kereberos' trailers with bad music, there's this gem:
     
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    I'm pretty sure Paradox owns SOTSII. Yeah it definitely had potential with real support but PDX dumped it really quick.
     
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    This Kerberos probably has nothing to do with company that made SotS, except IP and name.

    They don't even mention SotS2 on their page.
    http://www.kerberos-productions.com/#games

    Also, they have History of Abandonware
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/333210/KaijuAGoGo/

    Trailer looks like it is made as MyFirstUnityProject by teenager of dubious talent.
    So, hard pass for me.
     
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  18. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Ok... their music sucks and i hope that isn't in the game.
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  19. Peachcurl Learned

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    Will the inventory tetris be upgraded to 3D as well?

    (Seriously now, are there games with a 3D inventory grid? :D)
     
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    I guess they don't want to redeem themselves by doing SotS3 and not fucking it up.
     
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    This looks like a asset flip and a low effort one.
     
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    You forgot the sequel to ADOM:

    ULTIMATE ADOM

    The 3D is pretty weird in that one.
     
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  23. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    But its so easy.


    All games getting the ROBLOX treatment:
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    Anyway.... I remember the first review I saw of the original


    Lords of winter



    I will await a preview i can take mute off. And a review.

    edit--
    After posting that, I see this article: How to play Squid game online.
     
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    Good Lord!! I have no idea what this "remake" is/looks like because I had to immediately close out that video!! My goodness that music......... :rage::dead::rage:
     
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    Jupiter Hell was first.
     
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