Slay The Spire Page 15

  • Mola_Ram 18 Mar 2020 09:26:28 23,704 posts
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    I always go for it, because I enjoy the challenge of balancing the adding of cards for fights coming up in the short term, versus the looming question of "will this deck beat the heart?"

    Sometimes I get the balance right, sometimes I don't, sometimes I get lucky and sometimes even a good deck gets unlucky. That's part of the magic of roguelikes for me.

    Totally understand if people don't want that from the game, but yeah... I always try to kill the heart.
  • Duffking 18 Mar 2020 09:42:22 16,599 posts
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    I don't really find there's much of the balancing act with the heart, if I want to go for the heart I just decide at the start of Act 3 because by that point I should have basically completed my deck anyway.
  • Murbs 18 Mar 2020 09:42:56 24,813 posts
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    Donít get me wrong - Iíll still go for the heart and have beaten it with all 3 characters (canít wait for the Watcher!), but until I get to A20, the first time I pass each rank it will probably be over 3 acts.

    So far - A8 Ironclad, A2 Silent, A3 Defect.

    Occasionally Iíll drop to A1 for the lols. And to keep a decent W/L ratio naturally ;-)

    Edited by Murbs at 09:43:43 18-03-2020
  • TechnoHippy 21 Mar 2020 11:47:02 17,310 posts
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    Finally the Heart is dead! I thought I was a goner when it took my Defect's health down to 13 in the second hit, but some timely orb boosts put me on enough frost to survive everything else it thew at me.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 21 Mar 2020 12:14:34 8,695 posts
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    A18 now on the Defect. Shit gets very, very serious past A15.
  • Murbs 23 Mar 2020 21:08:10 24,813 posts
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    Switch users get the update downloaded! We have Watcher
  • yegon 23 Mar 2020 21:17:39 6,498 posts
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    YES!

    Nice timing for myriad reasons, heh.
  • oldskooldeano 24 Mar 2020 01:18:45 3,006 posts
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    Xbox has it too. What with this and Disney+, three weeks of self isolation is going to be a doddle!
  • Mola_Ram 25 Mar 2020 02:55:32 23,704 posts
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    Lol, just started on the switch after the update, smashed a Defect run, killed the heart and everything, and thought "wow, this is a lot easier than I remember it being!"

    Turned out I didn't have the "do ascension" box checked. :(
  • Mola_Ram 25 Mar 2020 02:58:28 23,704 posts
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    Oh by the way, Biased Cognition + Orange Pellets is just *chef's kiss*
  • yegon 25 Mar 2020 16:29:27 6,498 posts
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    Old news for PC players, but playing Watcher feels wildly different, which is impressive.

    Only had a couple of (unsuccessful) runs with her so far, already strikes me that she has the potential to be massively OP whilst also as fragile as gossamer if the cards donít fall right. Love it!

    Edited by yegon at 16:30:03 25-03-2020
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 25 Mar 2020 16:30:39 8,695 posts
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    Made it to A20 as the Defect last night. Double Act 3 boss, on top of all the other penalties. Bloody hell...
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 8 Apr 2020 10:38:22 8,695 posts
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    Got A20 down as the Defect (no heart kill, obviously). Bloody hell that was hard. RNJesus smiled on me when it came to the Act 3 bosses and I squeaked through with 3 health left.
  • Razz 8 Apr 2020 13:11:10 715 posts
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    Wow, this game is still going? A lot of my old StS friends are playing Monster Train now, also a deck building rougelike, but the similarities end there. Very different mechanics, it's honestly more a tower defense game.
  • gamecat 11 Apr 2020 19:09:17 977 posts
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    Holy smokes this is finally discounted on the Switch, 14.99 till 20/4/20
  • yegon 12 Apr 2020 08:59:00 6,498 posts
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    Iíd feel guilty if I paid less than full price for this, heh. Itís pushing Isaac for hours played now, and Iíve no plans on stopping.
  • SomethingOriginal 4 Jun 2020 12:16:40 6 posts
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    Looks like Slay the Spire is coming to iOS this month: https://store.steampowered.com/newshub/app/646570/view/2259065423079593208
  • SomethingOriginal 4 Jun 2020 12:16:41 6 posts
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    Looks like Slay the Spire is coming to iOS this month: https://store.steampowered.com/newshub/app/646570/view/2259065423079593208
  • Fixxxer 5 Jun 2020 16:55:25 1,354 posts
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    Bought this yesterday evening and am watching the credits roll today. I did 740 damage to the heart apparently...

    The game's amazing though.
  • THFourteen 6 Jun 2020 11:40:13 53,682 posts
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    Fuck me you must be good at this.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 6 Jun 2020 12:27:51 8,695 posts
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    You only need an ascension 0 chapter 3 win to see the credits, don't you? That's not hard.

    But that's really just where the actual game begins.
  • Mola_Ram 6 Jun 2020 15:02:22 23,704 posts
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    Yeah I'd absolutely smash non-ascension runs these days. I (accidentally) went back and did one recently, and it was barely a challenge at all. Which is not to say that I'm super great at the game or anything, but it really is amazing how much your game improves through necessity from level to level.
  • SomethingOriginal 13 Jun 2020 17:50:38 6 posts
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    If anyoneís interested itís out right now on iOS!
  • Murbs 13 Jun 2020 18:25:03 24,813 posts
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    SomethingOriginal wrote:
    If anyoneís interested itís out right now on iOS!
    But I checked this morning! Checking again...
  • Murbs 13 Jun 2020 18:28:40 24,813 posts
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    Weird that it doesn't top the search list for its own name. Bizarre. Bought! Only put 165+ hours into the Switch version 😁

    Edited by Murbs at 08:57:14 14-06-2020
  • SomethingOriginal 13 Jun 2020 19:07:50 6 posts
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    @Murbs Iíve been searching daily and it didnít show up today for me either. I saw the announcement via the Guerilla (sp?) Games event and for some reason it does appear in the Ďnew games weíre playing nowí section on the store but hopefully youíve got it now if you were after it!

    Edited by SomethingOriginal at 19:10:05 13-06-2020
  • Murbs 13 Jun 2020 23:24:49 24,813 posts
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    It's perfect on ios. Brilliant version of the best game ever. Victory over the awakened one with my third go on the ironclad. Lots of strength alongside the necronomicon and two upgraded heavy blows made short work of anything and everything.
  • SomethingOriginal 14 Jun 2020 08:16:08 6 posts
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    Really struggling to get anything productive done now, having it on phones shouldnít be allowed.

    Only downside so far is (unless itís just me) thereís no syncing between iPhone and iPad. Other than that, as others have said, itís perfect and well suited to mobiles - hope Android users donít have to wait too long.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 21 Jun 2020 23:56:18 8,695 posts
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    Seem to be blocked hard at A18 on the Ironclad. There are just so few viable builds on this character. On Silent and Defect, there were still 2-3 viable directions to take a deck at the very high ascension ranks. On Ironclad, if I don't get some way of raising my strength early, along with an upgraded Limit Break, I seem to be screwed. Chapter 2 is absolute hell.
  • OnlyJoeKing 22 Jun 2020 00:30:06 1,077 posts
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    @Rogueywon surely there are at least 3 viable builds? Strength, block, and discard?

    Block and particularly discard are a bit more riskly, a bit hit & miss. You need the luck of the draw. But when they work, my word, they can be lethal.

    Which is what you need for higher Ascension levels. They're hard as fuck, you're going to fail, so you can really benefit from a high risk high reward build.
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