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on: January 10, 2014, 04:30:16 PM

So steam is filled with all sorts of random shitty indie games, but many of them look tempting in their description.  I figured there should be a thread for people to come out and ask about such things before buying.  Seems a little silly to create a thread for each one.

What prompted me on this is that I just received a 90% off coupon for Krater.  I see several people in this forum own it.  Sounds like it might be ok (especially for 90% off), though it only has a 50% meta critic rating and looks very indie.  So, is this game worth $1.50?

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Reply #1 on: January 10, 2014, 04:38:54 PM

I played Krater for about 15 minutes and shelved it - maybe wait 'till it comes down to $1

(nice idea for a tread btw)

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Reply #2 on: January 10, 2014, 04:45:19 PM

I thought it was OK.  Personally, I'd say the neat art style was worth $1.50, but it wasn't super great otherwise.  Bonus points if you get a lot of enjoyment out of Diablo clones, but it's not something that's going to blow your mind even if you love them, I suspect.  Not great, but doesn't crash or wipe your hard drive or anything.
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Reply #3 on: January 10, 2014, 04:55:27 PM

Desktop Dungeons - Yes
Don't Starve - Yes
Dungeon of the Endless - Yes, Eventually
Dungeons of Dredmor - Yes
FTL - Yes
Gone Home - Yes
Grim Dawn - Not yet, will be the second coming of Titan Quest though (as its essentially a reskin)
Van Helsing - Yes if Diablo 3 tastes like Dish Water
Papers Please - To the right person, yes
Paranormal - See above.
Rogue Legacy - Yes
Sir, You are Being Hunted - Maybe, One Day
Slender - No
Spelunky - Yes
Stanley Parable - Is it even a game?
Starbound - Yes
State of Decay - Dunno yet, maybe
Stonehearth - Not right now
Unholy Heights - No

(that's the indie shit I have installed atm)
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Reply #4 on: January 10, 2014, 06:17:37 PM

If you have PS+ I guess you now have Don't Starve for "free" so play it there if you don't already own it.

In other steam news I finally broke down and bought a wired 360 controller for PC games and it is making platformers like rogue legacy ten times better already.
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Reply #5 on: January 10, 2014, 09:03:04 PM

OOOOOO DON'T STARVE IS FREE ON PSN? WEEEE

(I bought 5 years of PSN+ for $20 a pop at Walmart on Thanksgiving, heh)
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Reply #6 on: January 10, 2014, 09:24:32 PM

Stanley Parable - Is it even a game?

I think it's funny that you stated it this way.  Do you choose to like The Stanley Parable, or do you like it because it is good? Ohhhhh, I see.

I'd put a asterisk on Starbound to wait for the last character wipe.  I started it up and did have my character, but my planetary base had been reformed.

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Reply #7 on: January 11, 2014, 07:49:24 AM

Desktop Dungeons - Yes
Don't Starve - Yes
Dungeon of the Endless - Yes, Eventually
Dungeons of Dredmor - Yes
FTL - Yes
Gone Home - Yes
Grim Dawn - Not yet, will be the second coming of Titan Quest though (as its essentially a reskin)
Van Helsing - Yes if Diablo 3 tastes like Dish Water
Papers Please - To the right person, yes
Paranormal - See above.
Rogue Legacy - Yes
Sir, You are Being Hunted - Maybe, One Day
Slender - No
Spelunky - Yes
Stanley Parable - Is it even a game?
Starbound - Yes
State of Decay - Dunno yet, maybe
Stonehearth - Not right now
Unholy Heights - No

(that's the indie shit I have installed atm)

I agree with this list for the games I've played (Dredmor, FTL, Gone Home, Papers, rogue, State of Decay).

I liked State of Decay but it was missing something for me and I stopped after a couple hours.

I disagree on Van Helsing but that's probably because I'm burned on that sort of game.
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Reply #8 on: January 11, 2014, 04:47:01 PM

Well, that's all I need to know then.  I have a billion other games I haven't even gotten around to playing (including Van Helsing which sounds like it does the same thing but better), no need to spend money on this then. 

So, I have a 90% coupon on Krater that expires January 24th (makes the $15 game worth $1.50).  Who wants it!

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Reply #9 on: January 11, 2014, 07:23:05 PM

Ill take it.
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Reply #10 on: January 11, 2014, 08:06:34 PM

FYI. Something I first noticed during the Winter sale is the not/recommended review section, at the bottom of the store page for each game.
I'm not saying to read that instead of this thread, but you might find some reviews there that you'll find helpful as well.


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Reply #11 on: January 11, 2014, 08:08:48 PM

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I would have enjoyed Spelunky more if the damn ghost didn't show up so quickly. I'd like to be able to really explore the maps before leaving.

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Reply #12 on: January 11, 2014, 08:19:05 PM

Ill take it.
Coupon has been offered up to the coupon god!

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Reply #13 on: January 11, 2014, 09:23:45 PM

Thanks! Used!
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Reply #14 on: February 26, 2014, 07:59:03 AM

Got a coupon for Broken Age. Looks... interesting?

Anyone have any input on it?

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Reply #15 on: February 26, 2014, 01:28:56 PM

It's only Part 1. But, you get Part 2 when it comes out, it isn't a separate purchase. I'm waiting until the whole game is available to play it, myself.

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Reply #16 on: February 26, 2014, 10:43:50 PM

I believe the only correct answer after his Kickstarter nonsense and bullshit philosophical discussions he tries to shove into videogames is "Tim Schafer can blow me."

Edit: I just realized there are now two Steam forum threads in which I shit on Double Fine. Double good.
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Reply #17 on: February 27, 2014, 02:28:42 PM

Planetary Annihilation discounted -40% (24,59 instead 49,99)

Yay or nay at price?

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Reply #18 on: February 27, 2014, 03:43:43 PM

It's not done yet, but promising. If you're not wanting to jump into a not-yet-finished competitive game, better to wait.

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Reply #19 on: February 28, 2014, 08:03:19 AM

I don't think I've ever heard of a 'gamma' test phase. Does this mean the beta was going on too long and it's not ready to release?

Some of the features sound great, I should install it and play at some point, I've been holding out until they actually release it (backed on KS for some reason).

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Reply #20 on: February 28, 2014, 10:49:57 AM

I remember playing ADOM v0.9.9 gamma 14 back in 1999, if that counts. awesome, for real

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Reply #21 on: March 04, 2014, 11:02:55 AM

Drifter

Worth it? Damn, it's so tempting.

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Reply #22 on: March 04, 2014, 11:12:15 AM

Drifter

Worth it? Damn, it's so tempting.

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Reply #23 on: March 04, 2014, 12:16:11 PM

Drifter
Worth it? Damn, it's so tempting.

I picked up, 10 bucks seems reasonable to fart around with a little space game for a few hours. Will leave impressions after I have a chance to fart around with it.

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Reply #24 on: March 04, 2014, 12:19:17 PM

Drifter

Worth it? Damn, it's so tempting.

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Reply #25 on: June 17, 2014, 03:00:35 PM

So the upcoming sale has me trying to figure out what I should dive at (provided its on sale).

Has anybody tried DreadOut?  It's basically a sort of Fatal Frame knock off done by an Indonesian developer.  Looked promising, but reviews I'm seeing by meta critic aren't good.  But really, fuck those guys.

Any idea if its worth it on a discount?

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Reply #26 on: June 17, 2014, 03:09:27 PM


A Danny Baranowsky soundtrack encourages me to look more closely at a game. I never really played super meat boy much but the soundtrack has a lot of hours on it. Isaac is good too.

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Reply #27 on: June 17, 2014, 03:18:43 PM

A Danny Baranowsky soundtrack encourages me to look more closely at a game. I never really played super meat boy much but the soundtrack has a lot of hours on it. Isaac is good too.

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Reply #28 on: June 20, 2014, 10:25:42 AM

What's up with Talisman: Digital Edition on Steam?  Worth it?
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Reply #29 on: June 20, 2014, 12:32:37 PM

What's the verdict on the State of Decay DLC? You can get both Lifeline and Breakdown for like $7.

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Reply #30 on: June 20, 2014, 12:40:57 PM

I'm not sure how anyone lasted more than 30 minutes in State of Decay. It's pretty bad.
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Reply #31 on: June 20, 2014, 12:53:43 PM

I'm not sure how anyone lasted more than 30 minutes in State of Decay. It's pretty bad.

Totally disagree. It's a fun sandbox zombie game with missions and building upgrades.

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Reply #32 on: June 20, 2014, 01:24:50 PM

It's worth the pittance they're asking for, but it's by no means a good game.  It's entertaining for a while, then the repetitiveness and jankiness just starts to get to you.  It's a novel take on the whole zombie survival game, but it's made by complete hacks.

The combat is bad.
It's ugly.
It's repetitive.
The story is bad.  The voice acting is bad.
The AI is bad.
It's buggy. 

It has some neat systems that fit together OK some of the time. If it were made by a competent, better funded, and larger staffed studio it could be pretty awesome as long as the money men would let it stay close to it's original vision.  I just think it's very poorly executed and that's disappointing.                                                                   

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Reply #33 on: June 20, 2014, 01:29:26 PM

I really liked it, but I don't disagree on the ugly part. It's not a top of the line graphics game at all.

The story is a zombie story, which to me is just above fanfic stuff.

The voice acting was hilariously bad to me. Black guy's voice actor suddenly shows up in white character, and you go.  rolleyes

It's buggy in places, none of which broke for me, and the AI isn't any worse than other games I've played. AI is really dumb in general these days.

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Reply #34 on: June 20, 2014, 03:09:48 PM

I picked up State of Decay on Paelos's recommendation in the other thread and am starting to regret my decision.   awesome, for real

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