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« Reply #120 on: April 05, 2019, 10:28:55 pm »
Died a lot in Slay the Spire...

I started Hollow Knight, haven't gotten too far. I played a similar game - Salt & Sanctuary but my mage ended up being way too OP - basically I was touring through game and killing nearly every non-boss w/ two spells...
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« Reply #121 on: April 05, 2019, 10:48:07 pm »
Died a lot in Slay the Spire...

I started Hollow Knight, haven't gotten too far. I played a similar game - Salt & Sanctuary but my mage ended up being way too OP - basically I was touring through game and killing nearly every non-boss w/ two spells...
Fun fact, Salt&Sanctuary, as well as Hollow Knight, is often compared to Dark Souls in terms of many mechanics (and at least Hollow Knight is also narratively), and Dark Souls was made by the same studio as Sekiro.

And Slay the Spire is a deck building game with mechanics fairly similar - but deeper and more diverse - to some singleplayer modes of Hearthstone, like Dungeon Runs and Monster Hunt, for example. And Hearthstone I play almost daily (though not singleplayer, since it at its core is a multiplayer game, unlike Slay the Spire).

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« Reply #122 on: April 06, 2019, 01:19:04 am »
Died a lot in Slay the Spire...

I started Hollow Knight, haven't gotten too far. I played a similar game - Salt & Sanctuary but my mage ended up being way too OP - basically I was touring through game and killing nearly every non-boss w/ two spells...
Fun fact, Salt&Sanctuary, as well as Hollow Knight, is often compared to Dark Souls in terms of many mechanics (and at least Hollow Knight is also narratively), and Dark Souls was made by the same studio as Sekiro.

And Slay the Spire is a deck building game with mechanics fairly similar - but deeper and more diverse - to some singleplayer modes of Hearthstone, like Dungeon Runs and Monster Hunt, for example. And Hearthstone I play almost daily (though not singleplayer, since it at its core is a multiplayer game, unlike Slay the Spire).

Oh yeah Salt and Sanctuary is definitively a Dark Souls homage, they don't try to hide it at all lol. Also I should've said it is a good game, I probably did too much grinding and underestimated the power curve for the mage.

I've actually thought about getting into one of the multiplayer deck games but the price point and time just seemed too much. Slay the Spire is a nice game for people like me who want to understand CCGs at their own pace. (I've played Magic:TG but sadly just can't make the meet ups anymore.)
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« Reply #123 on: April 06, 2019, 02:00:18 am »
Yeah, it probably depends on where you've been before Genichiro, but I've cleared the monks, gotten some idols in the Depths, and went almost to the Great Serpent Shrine, so it's likely around halfway for me.

I surmise you have no controller? Yeah, it's not super convenient to buy one for PC, but I did at some point, and so far it's been really good, even though it's low-grade (the triggers are definitely way to stiff, so can't recommend it, really):
https://www.logitechg.com/en-us/products/gamepads/f310-gamepad.html

And remapping helps for sure, I even remapped my controller for Hollow Knight (it has a horrible default scheme). But Sekiro feels really good as is.

By the way, Hollow Knight is an amazing game all around, and I really recommend it. It's easier than Sekiro, but might be harder if you wanna do late-game DLC content that was included as a challenge, basically.
Yee, no  ;) The game's huge, especially if you try to explore everything. And yeah, I mean I have an old xbox controller but keyboard and mouse is what I know best, although it's definitely harder to use for Sekiro than for Dark Souls 3.
I've heard good things about Hollow Knight but personally I just don't care 1 bit for platformers.

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« Reply #124 on: April 06, 2019, 02:19:23 pm »
I've heard good things about Hollow Knight but personally I just don't care 1 bit for platformers.
Me too, but Hollow Knight is just that good.

Sekiro is really big (I roughly know how the game progresses and absolutely have seen all the zones and fights in them along with all the endings; I hate exploring and learning levels, I'm playing for combat), but at the same time it's faster to get through than DS3 in my opinion. Stealth really helps when you wanna clear levels, and its world design seems all around more compact.

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« Reply #125 on: April 06, 2019, 03:12:52 pm »
I've actually thought about getting into one of the multiplayer deck games but the price point and time just seemed too much.
Oh yeah, the price of modern digital CCG is obnoxious, can't recommend any of them.

And normal non-digital competitive Magic is even worse, I hear.