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  1. Very impressive work, I'll definitely give it a try!
  2. Apart from some that are already mentioned Steampunk games that I enjoyed: - Syberia 1 and 2 (Still haven't gotten to the third yet, but reviews suggest that it doesn't have the same magic) - Myst series - Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs - Blood Omen 2 (the whole Soul Reaver and Blood Omen series is awesome) Steampunk games that I didn't enjoy (a lot): - Bioshock Infinite - Damnation PS. There's a spell mod for Skyrim that takes inspiration from Arcanum and there are also several other steampunk based mods.
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    Probably not anything soon. They are working on their early access game Scum and also on Serious Sam 4.
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    Today Shadow Tacticts Blades of the Shogun is the 24hr free game in the Epic Store. This is a stealth game in the style of Commandos and one that I personally enjoyed a lot. The level design is great and it can be a challenge to do everything stealthy, which is kinda necessary because of the sheer amount of enemies. Once you master the mechanics it can be a little bit easy sometimes, but it's still difficult enough to give you satisfaction upon completion, especially in the later levels and if you want to be a complete ghost. https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/shadow-tactics/home
  5. That's great that this game gave you such an awesome experience. There are not many more games that do, which might be because of the changing industry or becoming older (but very likely the first because I still enjoy old games). I don't mind difficult games, as long as I have the feeling it's something I can improve with practice and it certainly sounds like that this is the case with Sekiro. It's on my wish list so I'll certainly give it try one day. At the moment I'm playing Fallout NV which I never actually finished and I'm having a blast with it. Another game that I really want to try is TheHunter Call of the Wild. I just love nature and wandering in it and the devs of that game did a great job in creating beautiful enjoyable reserves.
  6. This is hypothetical right? Because as far as I know nothing has really been released about it apart from some concept art and setting, which I personally didn't really like a lot as it wanted to be too modern. I also read somewhere that it would focus more on action and we all know how that went with the Thief reboot. It wasn't horrible, but the same feeling from the old games was never reached, for me obviously. So I would say just stick to original ideas, but then again you can't really make a fan version of something that has never been released.
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    Epic is giving away a free game every day during the holidays. Each give away is just available for 24 hours. As the time frame is so short it wouldn't really make sense to post about every game.
  8. I''ve seen 5 episodes now and am going to watch the last 5 this weekend. If time wasn't an issue though I would have watched them all in one go. What an incredible series and I really hope it will go on for a lot more seasons. All the characters are so strong. Might give the books a try afterwards, but as the series stays pretty close to every book I rather watch the series first and then read the books for extra story.
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    Epic has another giveaway which wasn't announced, but if Steam reviews are anything to go by, then it's a very good game. The Wolf Among Us From the makers of the 2012 Game of the Year: The Walking Dead, comes a gritty, violent and mature thriller based on the award-winning Fables comic books (DC Comics/Vertigo). As Bigby Wolf - THE big bad wolf - you will discover that a brutal, bloody murder is just a taste of things to come in a game series where your every decision can have enormous consequences. https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/the-wolf-among-us/home Positive Steam review Telltale Games has once again formulated a remarkable and enthralling adventure game, with a chic noir presentation. A well-written game, appeasing action, and decision-making that feels significant. The Wolf Among Us provides one of the exceptional storytelling that Telltale Games has produced. Negative Steam review The Fables setting is probably the most interesting of all the modern Telltale adventure games; it's too bad the story is pretty dry. The lack of player choice is even more apparent than in other titles, likely because the flaws in the story itself are pretty obvious. The characters are great; it's a shame they're not utilized more effectively. Overall rating Overwhelmingly positive Personally I'm not a big fan of the Telltale games (just played the Walking Dead series) as the game(s) give(s) you a sense of choice, but in the end those choices lead to the same outcome. So even though you have different choices, the main story remains pretty much the same. Of course it takes a lot more time to create multiple main story lines but IMO don't say that choices matter then. Just my two cents and I haven't played this one, so it might be better.
  10. Watched the first episode and am hooked again right away. Shame it's just 10 episodes...
  11. I'm a big fan of the sci-fi genre and today the 4th season of The Expanse has been released. I've followed the series from the start on the Syfy channel and was suprised and sad when it got cancelled after three seasons. Luckily Amazon picked it up after a fan petition and renewed it for a 4th and 5th season. I'm planning to subscribe to Prime during the holidays to continue watching it, but I was wondering if any of you have already started watching the 4th season and can tell me if it's just as good or even better as the previous seasons (without spoiling anything obviously).
  12. 2019 has been a great year for games, but unfortunately because of lack of time my wishlist is ever expanding... I'm hoping for some great deals during the Steam Christmas sale to give some of these titles a try. I've heard great things about Sekiro. Is it necessary to play it with a controller STiFU or does it work well with a keyboard and mouse as well? I'm hoping 2020 brings a few more stealthy games. Any news on that front?
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    Don't worry I will. In all fairness he should have just skipped this topic all together if he doesn't like it or at least communicate in a respectful way and I would have been happy to take on any criticism. But I guess that's how some people feel they need or can communicate online.
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    The free game on the Epic Store this week is: The Escapists You’ve landed yourself in prison again, and your only chance is to engineer an escape by any means necessary. How you do it is up to you! Why not cause a prison riot? Or dig a tunnel right under the walls of the prison? Or even steal a guard uniform to blend in with your captors?... https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/the-escapists/home Positive Steam review The Escapists is a great little game about escaping prisons, Surely The Escapists 2 has improved in every aspect, But That doesn't make the first one a bad game. I would recommend it for sure. The goal is escaping several prisons, It might sound simple, And it can be simple if you exactly know what to do and how not to get spotted. But in reality it is pretty hard, Getting the right tools, And hiding these tools in maximum security prisons seems impossible. Let alone escaping the prisons. The game requires a lot of patience, Gaining the knowledge to craft tools from everyday objects, Gaining the strenght to actually overpower people, And gaining the speed to run away from them. If you don't keep up with these stats they will degrade over time. Observe the daily structure and find the best moments to escape. There are dozens of tools that you can craft, But also weapons, it is as simple as combining a soap bar with a pillowcase, or combining a toothbrush with a razorblade. There are also a lot of items that are not accessable for most prisoners, There are jobs that you can apply to so you get access to specific places or specific tools. You can also trade with other prisoners, some people sell stuff, Some have missions for you, It is also important to not annoy the guards too much, They will treat you unfairly. You can even knock out people, steal their clothing, steal their keys, Some prisons allow you to just walk out the front door this way. There are a bunch of prisons, but even if this is not enough it has workshop support I would recommend The Escapists 2 over this one because it really improved in every way, But If you really like that one, You can get some extra levels out of this game, It is missing a lot of the mechanics, But there is also no Multiplayer and no proper controller support. I myself am really a controller gamer, So it is hard for me to really get into this game, But If you really life The Escapists and you want some extra levels, And you don't play with a controller anyway, It is certainly worth the extra maps, Some are pretty tough, I think they are a lot tougher than in the Escapists 2. Overall, I really like the game, my only problem is using a keyboard and mouse is not really convenient with a Living Room PC setup. I would recommend the sequel over this game anyday, but I do think it offers great extra challenges for people who love the Escapists 2. I have to give the game an 8, For its originality and level of detail. Negative Steam review I want to like this game. I really do. And it isn't really a "bad" game. It just has too many issues for me to reccomend it. If there were a "meh" option I'd pick it. I have two major issues with the game. One being you aren't given a lot of important information. Metal Detectors can find everything on you that you DON'T wear. You can have nunchuks and a metal plated uniform and it won't detect it. But if you have a nail file in your pocket you instantly go to solitary. Lots of weird recipes where you might have an idea of something CLOSE to what you can do, or maybe you have part of the items you need, but you won't ever know unless you get lucky finding the recipe note. And two, RNG is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t. I spent roughly 4 days in the 2nd prison with three key moulds. I had gotten nunchuks and made metal plated prisoner armor. I had accumulated a bit over 150 dollars and I spent four whole days just stuck. I needed to make a key to progress, and I was missing a lighter. I searched EVERY inmate's desk multiple times every day. I checked every inmate store. This continued on and on. Eventually I just pulled a chuck norris and attempted to beat down all the guards. Which did barely work. But felt very unsatisfying. I don't mind slow progression as long as I can make actual progression. But when I'm stuck sitting doing nothing for days in game because I am not getting an item I need the enjoyment just becomes massive frustration. There's also some kind of irritating small things, like how if a vent if missing from the roof of your room a guard will INSTANTLY notice if he walks by. I'm not sure how many guards stare at ceilings, but it seems a bit silly. Not to mention you can't seem to frame other inmates which is VERY disappointing. It's basically flavor text. You can be told they are about to search the room of so and so, and throw a glass shiv in his desk, but the guards will not give a ♥♥♥♥. They only throw you into solitary. The game has a lot of great ideas and is close to what I want, but there are some serious underlying flaws in the game. I'm not sure I'll come back, very disappointing. Overall rating Very positive Epic hasn't got a planned free game giveaway for next week yet, which could be just because of the holidays or this will be the last one for a while. If they continue with the giveaways next year, I'll continue to update this topic. The same goes for occassional giveaways.
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    I’m assuming your real life is so horrible that you feel the need to let off steam on a forum and see everything in a negative way, because if this is your way of communicating in real life I pity the people that are part of your life. It’s a shame that this otherwise great community is tainted by a person like you. It’s not my problem that you’re lacking empathy and can’t see that I’m sharing info about something someone might be interested in (regardless if you like the way I’m doing it or not and regardless if I like or played the games myself). Once again I want to remind you that you can skip this topic if you don’t like it. These will be the last words I’ll spill on communicating with you.
  16. GOG is giving away Wasteland 2 Director's Cut Digital Classic Edition (a post-apocalyptic RPG) for the next +/- 45 hours. https://www.gog.com/game/wasteland_2_directors_cut_digital_classic_edition
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    The free game on the Epic Store this week is: Jotun: Valhalla Edition Jotun is a hand-drawn action-exploration game set in Norse mythology. In Jotun, you play Thora, a Viking warrior who died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla. Impress the Gods! https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/jotun/home Most helpful positive review on Steam "This game has left me with mixed feelings. From one side - you have amazing artwork and location/boss designs, but from the other side you have gameplay... I won't say the gameplay is terrible, but it just doesn't work. The fights during location exploration are non-existant (if you kill a mob from 1 hit it's not a fight), and fights with bosses can usually leave you unsatisfied (you can kill him too fast or die when the animation was not even touching you). But nevetheless you should give this game a chance. It's too short to complain about it too much)" Most helpful negative review on Steam "I love the concept of this game. Nordic mythology is my favorite one and I had big expectations about this game. I was hoping for 2d epic boss fights. So... this game is 2% boss fights, 8% clearing trash, and 90% walking. Walking with an average speed on the massive labyrinth with nothing in it. This game does look good but it's not what I was expecting from this game. It could be much more fun if the "neverending walking scenes" were cut out and a solid 2h of gameplay will left." Overall rating Very positive
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    You know you can just skip this topic altogether right? I'm doing this in the little free time I have. It's meant for those that actually are interested and don't have, miss or forget about the notifications. 600+ views is enough confirmation for me that there is interest. You're always welcome to add your own text if you feel it is needed, criticizing is just cheap and something every rotten apple can do...
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    This week's free game on the Epic Store is: Rayman Legends Jump and fight your way through each world to save the day and discover the secrets of every legendary painting in Rayman Legends. https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/rayman-legends/home
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    This week's free game on the Epic Store is: Bad North Bad North is a charming but brutal real-time tactics roguelite. Defend your idyllic island kingdom against a horde of Viking invaders, as you lead the desperate exodus of your people. Command your loyal subjects to take full tactical advantage of the unique shape of each island. https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/bad-north/home
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    This week's free game on the Epic Store is: The Messenger As a demon army besieges his village, a young ninja ventures through a cursed world, to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan’s survival. What begins as a classic action platformer soon unravels into an expansive time-traveling adventure full of thrills, surprises, and humor. Dynamic, acrobatic gameplay and ultra tight controls worthy of an epic ninja adventure. Character upgrades, new abilities, hidden levels, and branching paths to discover. Meticulously designed 8-bit and 16-bit sprites, animations, and backgrounds in the spirit of the classics. A memorable cast of offbeat villains, bosses, and associates. Original soundtrack by renowned chiptune composer Rainbowdragoneyes, handmade using Famitracker. https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/the-messenger/home
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    This week's free games on the Epic Store are: Nuclear Throne Nuclear Throne is a post-apocalyptic roguelike-like top-down shooter. Not 'the final hope of humanity' post-apocalyptic, but 'humanity is extinct and mutants and monsters now roam the world' post-apocalyptic. Fight your way through the wastelands with powerful weaponry, collecting radiation to mutate some new limbs and abilities. All these things and more you could do if only you were good at this game. Can you reach the Nuclear Throne? Nuclear Throne is a post-apocalyptic roguelike-like top-down shooter. Not 'the final hope of humanity' post-apocalyptic, but 'humanity is extinct and mutants and monsters now roam the world' post-apocalyptic. Fight your way through the wastelands with powerful weaponry, collecting radiation to mutate some new limbs and abilities. All these things and more you could do if only you were good at this game. Can you reach the Nuclear Throne? https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/nuclear-throne/home RUINER RUINER is a brutal action shooter set in the year 2091 in the cyber metropolis Rengkok A wired psychopath lashes out against a corrupt system to uncover the truth and retrieve his kidnapped brother under the guidance of a secretive hacker friend. Combine preternatural reflexes, augmented tools, and the arsenal of fallen foes to tear down HEAVEN. Cyberpunk Inspired Arsenal Equip all manner of high-tech firearms and melee weapons to ruin all that oppose you. Employ state of the art gadgets like energy shield, dash augmentations, and the switch gun stun or hack the opposition onto your side of the fight. Exceptional Soundtrack Explore and battle to the intense beats of Sidewalks & Skeletons, Zamilska, Antigone & Francois X, DJ Alina and famed anime composer Susumu Hirasawa (Paprika, Millennium Actress). Sophisticated & Brutal Combat Blast through crowds or slow down time and hand select your points of attack before unleashing a storm of violence on the battlefield. Story-Driven Action Violent confrontation is a means to an end and trust is a devalued currency in Rengkok as you navigate a senseless world with the help of a mysterious hacker friend. About Reikon Games Reikon is an independent studio located in Warsaw, founded in 2014 by four veteran game developers whose work includes i.e. the Witcher, Dead Island and Dying Light series. https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/ruiner/home
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    This week's free games on the Epic Store are: SOMA Doesn't really need an explanation I think, but just in case. SOMA is a sci-fi horror game from Frictional Games, the creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent. It is an unsettling story about identity, consciousness, and what it means to be human. https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/soma/home Costume Quest Costume Quest is a Halloween adventure from Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions. In this charming role-playing game, choose your hero and trick-or-treat through three beautiful environments full of Double Fine humor and story. https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/costume-quest/home
  24. I think Hitman 2 has a legacy pack DLC which gives you all the missions from Hitman 1 and some more but with the 'updated' engine of Hitman 2. I'm not totally sure though as the options are quite confusing on Steam for Hitman.
  25. Ever tried Velvet Assassin? Stealth in WW2. It certainly has flaws, but at the moment you can get it very cheap on Steam. https://store.steampowered.com/app/16720/Velvet_Assassin/ This recommended review sums it up quite nicely: "A linear WWII stealth game based on the famed agent Violette Szabo. Velvet Assassin rewards you for well planned and executed maneuvers to progress though the levels but suffers from mostly linear corridor missions and simple but inconsistent stealth mechanics. Not a lot of gadgets and weapons even detail to mechanics like in Splinter Cell and Thief but decent enough to switch between stealth & assault play styles with option to wear a disguise when available and the help of "Morphine" ability to assist with tough situations but you may be forced on some missions to simply go guns blazing. There's a leveling up system where you earn XP from collecting valuables but rather simple upgrades like move faster in stealth, more resistant to damage and longer "Morphine mode. May not sound much to recommend but when it all works out in a fairly decent level its quite enjoyable alongside an interesting story of an SIS agent who went through hell only to relieve it then return to try to stop it." Edit: And I also enjoyed the Death to Spies games and Alekhine's Gun (which is also known as Death to Spies 3). They aren't on sale though, so maybe wait for Christmas? The first bundle isn't that expensive and worth the price IMO, but the price for Alekhine's Gun is a bit too expensive IMO. https://store.steampowered.com/sub/2821/ (Death to Spies 1 and 2) https://store.steampowered.com/app/406720/Alekhines_Gun/
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