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Game Debate #65: Slay the Spire

Reed Rothchild

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  1. 1. Rate based on your own personal thoughts on playing it, NOT HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE

    • 10/10 - One of your very favorite games of all time.
    • 9/10 - Killer fucking game. Everyone should play it.
    • 8/10 - Great game. Easy to recommend.
    • 7/10 - Very good, but not quite great.
    • 6/10 - Pretty good. You might enjoy occasionally playing it.
    • 5/10 - It's okay, but maybe not something you'll go out of your way to play.
    • 4/10 - Meh. There's plenty of better alternatives to this.
    • 3/10 - Not very good.
    • 2/10 - Pretty crappy.
    • 1/10 - Horrible in every way.
    • 0/10 - The Desert Bus of painful experiences. You'd rather shove an icepick in your genitals than play this.
    • Never played it, but you're interested.
    • No interest in playing it.

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My game of the year for 2019.

It's just super fun to learn about the ins and outs of the cards and relics and how they synergize against the enemies and bosses. Every character is very different from each other with their unique card pools and there are so many ways to build your deck and slap ass. Risks and rewards feel real and the game balance is great - of course there are overpowered setups and things but if you don't spoil yourself on the optimal strategies (like I didn't) then it should feel rather fair on the average run.

The audiovisual side is done well and the full run length feels perfect. The game even has modding but I haven't tried any mods yet. After you beat the game you can challenge it again with Ascension levels (up to 20 per character) that pump up the difficulty and the game even tracks your every run in concise results pages.

I think I made most of my decks way too big but I had fun with that way of playing. Took me 191 hours to get 100% achievements on Steam. Ascension 20 victory with Defect was a pain and took dozens of hours of my time (victory run results image in spoiler):



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I am not the biggest fan of card games nor roguelikes but it's fun. I like certain games of this type but I have to be in the mood for them. Admittedly I haven't put 100s of hours into this game which is generally how roguelikes work, the more you put into them the more you get out of it. But I'll give it a 7/10 because I think it's a good game,not necessarily my cup of tea.

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Saw this one in the "not enough votes" section of the master thread, so I thought I'd come here and toss in my opinion.  8 out of 10, and I could be convinced to go higher.  The game is not something that I would recommend to everyone, but for those of us who like this card-battle, low-commitment type of game, it is very good.  It also gave me quite a sense of accomplishment when I finally did escape with one of the characters.  Even after that, it still left me wanting even more.

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Having now played this game I can go back and change my vote. Going with an 8 out of 10 as well. Great game, but also comes with most of the caveats of your typical modern "roguelike", and while it hinges a bit too much on RNG for my liking, I also realise it really wouldn't have worked very well without it.

Full write-up of my thoughts here: 


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