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Old 12-07-2018, 01:48 PM
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Default Dads are hell: talking about Hades from Supergiant Games

Supergiant, creators of Bastion, Transistor and Pyre, have announced their new game and it's called Hades. As one of Talking Time's resident supergiant Supergiant fans, I'm very pumped.

From first blush, it's got all the classic Supergiant markers - single-word title, amazing art and character designs, smooth isometric animations, cool soundtrack, Logan Cunningham voice over, big sword, ability-based action gameplay. But it's also a roguelike? And it's based on Greek mythology, while all their other games have featured original settings? And, oh, it's available on early access right now on Epic's new game store?!

Supergiant have often likened themselves to a band, and the analogy feels really apt here - this is like your favourite band announcing their new album, and it's still got their signature sound, but also it's a concept album with a single 25 minute track and you can listen to it right now on this brand new streaming service.

I haven't played it yet, but Supergiant have never steered me wrong, so I am extremely excited to check it out.
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Old 12-07-2018, 02:49 PM
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Greek mythology? YES.

Early Access? oh no...
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Old 12-07-2018, 03:04 PM
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Apparently, it was free last night on the New Epic Game storefront during the Video Game Awards. It was not this morning. I went ahead and bought it for $19.99 and I hope to get to it this weekend.

As Karzac said, Supergiant has never done me wrong so I'm willing to give them the money now even if the game isn't quite there yet.
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Old 12-07-2018, 03:06 PM
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Thanks, Karzac.

I'm sure to be buying this, but given that my video card is pretty broken (and removed from my PC) at the moment it may be a few weeks.
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Old 12-07-2018, 07:55 PM
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I guess this is 2018's way of apologizing for everything bad so far, by making literally the exact game I want.
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Old 12-08-2018, 11:59 AM
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Alright, I just played this for an hour and a half and really loved it. Very good room-based combat roguelike. If you like the challenge rooms in Bastion, you will love this.
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Old 12-13-2018, 06:05 PM
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So has anyone else been playing this?
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Old 12-14-2018, 06:14 AM
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I'm not into early access!
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Old 12-14-2018, 08:04 AM
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So has anyone else been playing this?
I have it installed but I havent played it yet.
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Old 12-14-2018, 09:59 AM
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Pulling a JBear this time, though we'll see if that holds out after I replace my molten video card.

(we'll also see if I actually replace the card, may just make due for a year and then replace the entire PC)
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Old 12-14-2018, 10:43 AM
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Pulling a JBear this time
I heartily endorse this turn of phrase.

*looks wistfully at Slay the Spire yet again and sighs*
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Old 12-19-2018, 12:16 PM
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First episode of the NoClip documentary is live!

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I made it to the second boss.

I like this game.
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Old 02-04-2019, 03:00 PM
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I beat the second boss, which also means I'm currently at the end of the game for now.

But what's this Heat mechanic I just got?

HMMMMMMM.
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