Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
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Reminds me a lot of Fable, that combat, but with less Stephen Fry. The game master sounds a fair bit more resigned this time around though. Still a great choice of voice actor. While on the subject of roleplaying Indies, I have been torn for a long time over whether to get Darkest Dungeon and its’ DLC, but it sounds like it could be merely an exercise in growing frustration, but it also has considerably great reviews and lovecraftian aesthetic/themes. The thing is, if a game feels like it’s actively wasting my time, it just reminds me more that I’m… Read more »
Ayon Windsor
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Ayon Windsor
I can’t really agree on the idea of moving the combat to the card game. I’d hate it. I don’t find the combat appealing either but that’s because it’s so generic, so my takeaway is that they should just work to make the combat better so that it’s more enjoyable. For me the mix of card game and standard combat when there are encounters is what basically makes Hand of Fate so unique and such a standout experience. Other than that I too feel like there’s not much to say. It’s a good idea for a game more refined in… Read more »
Benj
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Benj

The combat’s not really bad (although it’s not good either) but the problem I find with it is that it feels like it teleports to into a less well made and more generic action RPG game.

It could work much better if it literally took place on the tabletop with your little gold figure doing the fighting, even if the mechanics weren’t improved.

The dealer could place little enemy figures down that start moving and attacking and he could lay down cards which then have environment objects rising out of them like a kid’s pop-up book.

Nitrium
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Nitrium

I enjoyed the 1st game well enough… but fuck fighting that end boss which relies entirely on the super janky combat mechanic to defeat. After a dozen or so tries, I just installed an “unlimited health” trainer (a bonus of playing on PC). It soured me so much on an otherwise solid game, I’m not sure I would put myself through that again (assuming it’s the same of course, but I suspect it will be).

Polishfury5000
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I quite enjoyed the first one, so being as good is enough to get my purchase.

Would love to see a table top version come out some day