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Re: Prismata
« Reply #450 on: March 14, 2018, 01:29:14 pm »
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Anyway, I think they did a pretty good job with the campaign

You really think so? The story is nothing.

The story is mildly amusing I guess? I wouldn't say it's hit its stride yet, but hey it was cool to see the in-universe justification for Animus units.

The campaign throws lots of nice puzzles at you, at least in expert mode for the missions. I haven't got very far in terms of completing the missions on expert mode. I got stuck at the 4th expert mode mission (the one with Omega Splitters), even though they can be done in any order.

I feel like the 4th one was the most difficult. That and the bonus mission's expert mode are significantly more difficult than the rest.

I don't think the story is amazing but it doesn't suck either, and it serves its purpose. Mostly it's just cool to find out about the lore.

Yeah having an interesting lore matters. I was surprised by how much more interested I got in Magic: The Gathering after I learned about some of its lore from the later sets.

I haven't tried the other expert puzzles yet to make a judgement on which puzzles were the most difficult. I think what makes the 4th puzzle much harder that the preceding ones is that it's a puzzle that challenges both your army buildup strategy and your attack/defense strategy, whereas the others focus on more specific aspects of the game. It's also not obvious when you reached a dead end like 5 turns ago, which is true for a lot of the harder puzzles I guess.
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Re: Prismata
« Reply #451 on: March 14, 2018, 03:27:56 pm »
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Anyway, I think they did a pretty good job with the campaign

You really think so? The story is nothing.

The story is mildly amusing I guess? I wouldn't say it's hit its stride yet, but hey it was cool to see the in-universe justification for Animus units.

The campaign throws lots of nice puzzles at you, at least in expert mode for the missions. I haven't got very far in terms of completing the missions on expert mode. I got stuck at the 4th expert mode mission (the one with Omega Splitters), even though they can be done in any order.

The puzzles are nice. In terms of mechanics, the campaign does a good job.

Maybe the campaign gets better, but I kind of doubt it. I find it odd that there are no voice actors.

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Re: Prismata
« Reply #452 on: March 14, 2018, 03:37:58 pm »
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Anyway, I think they did a pretty good job with the campaign

You really think so? The story is nothing.

The story is mildly amusing I guess? I wouldn't say it's hit its stride yet, but hey it was cool to see the in-universe justification for Animus units.

The campaign throws lots of nice puzzles at you, at least in expert mode for the missions. I haven't got very far in terms of completing the missions on expert mode. I got stuck at the 4th expert mode mission (the one with Omega Splitters), even though they can be done in any order.

The puzzles are nice. In terms of mechanics, the campaign does a good job.

Maybe the campaign gets better, but I kind of doubt it. I find it odd that there are no voice actors.

Yeah I think at best you get some sound bytes when people start talking sometimes. It would be cool if those were more consistent. Getting good voice actors is a whole other issue to tackle though. You don't want some random friends of the developers doing all the voice acting I don't think.
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Re: Prismata
« Reply #453 on: May 18, 2018, 03:17:45 pm »
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There's now a free weekend on Steam. AFAIK you get to keep the Prismata account that you make, which means you can still play using the standalone client or the web client after the free weekend is over, so it's a great idea to get it now.
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Re: Prismata
« Reply #454 on: May 18, 2018, 06:08:12 pm »
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There's now a free weekend on Steam. AFAIK you get to keep the Prismata account that you make, which means you can still play using the standalone client or the web client after the free weekend is over, so it's a great idea to get it now.

Did they get rid of their F2P model?  Shouldn't it... always be free?
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Re: Prismata
« Reply #455 on: May 18, 2018, 11:34:53 pm »
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There's now a free weekend on Steam. AFAIK you get to keep the Prismata account that you make, which means you can still play using the standalone client or the web client after the free weekend is over, so it's a great idea to get it now.

Did they get rid of their F2P model?  Shouldn't it... always be free?

It appears there is a non-zero download price for it on the Steam store. Their Steam page says there will be a cheaper version of the game that comes with less single player content.
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Re: Prismata
« Reply #456 on: May 19, 2018, 03:51:53 am »
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There's now a free weekend on Steam. AFAIK you get to keep the Prismata account that you make, which means you can still play using the standalone client or the web client after the free weekend is over, so it's a great idea to get it now.

Did they get rid of their F2P model?  Shouldn't it... always be free?

No and no. They are going to release it for free later, but during early access, you normally have to ask for a free key or buy at least Engineer tier ($25) because they don't want to present an unfinished product to random people who aren't committed enough to ask for a key.
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Re: Prismata
« Reply #457 on: May 19, 2018, 01:25:07 pm »
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There's now a free weekend on Steam. AFAIK you get to keep the Prismata account that you make, which means you can still play using the standalone client or the web client after the free weekend is over, so it's a great idea to get it now.

Did they get rid of their F2P model?  Shouldn't it... always be free?

No and no. They are going to release it for free later, but during early access, you normally have to ask for a free key or buy at least Engineer tier ($25) because they don't want to present an unfinished product to random people who aren't committed enough to ask for a key.

Yeah I was thinking maybe there is a charge for early access, but I am unfamiliar with how monetization for early access games works and haven't been keeping up with too much Prismata news.
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