Community MetaSteam | April 2024 - Definitely there's no rest for the wicked.

Mor

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  • Any and all credit for the concept of these threads goes to the amazing MRORANGE!



Big thanks for taking part in those monthly threads!
Huge hugs for all of you there.






Children of the Sun

Burning with anger, THE GIRL wages a one-woman war against THE CULT, taking them down cultist by cultist, bullet by bullet, until she reaches her true target: THE LEADER. Along the way she will unravel the dark truth about this mysterious order and the atrocities committed by them in the name of their master.

In this tactical third-person puzzle-shooter you assume control of one bullet, guiding it through increasingly complex and challenging levels to kill cultists, trigger traps, and reshape the environment. Every shot counts and ruthless precision is rewarded. Taking down THE CULT is deeply satisfying; doing it with style even more so.



Turbo Kid

You play as a lone warrior on a quest to cross a Wasteland riddled with scoundrels and creeps who you'll have to go through - literally - in order to survive.

Run, crawl, jump, hang, and, for the very first time in a Metroidvania (don’t research this), bike your way through the world! Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the height of human-powered transport technology: the all-terrain Bike!

Your trusty BMX is one touch of a button away at any time. Move around the map faster, access new areas, launch it at enemies, and perform sick bike tricks to gain bonuses.



Gigantic: Rampage Edition

GIGANTIC: RAMPAGE EDITION is a premium and definitive release of the original 5v5 MOBA Hero Shooter, GIGANTIC, that provides a dynamic and exciting team-based multiplayer experience for fans of both genres. Choose from a diverse roster of unique heroes, each with a set of upgradeable abilities, and team up with four other players to control objectives and take down the opposing team’s mighty Guardian, all while protecting your own.

GIGANTIC: RAMPAGE EDITION includes a new game mode, cross platform play, new heroes, new maps, and gameplay improvements that give fans a bigger and more complete GIGANTIC experience than ever before, while welcoming new players to the action and fun-filled world of a Hero Shooter.



No Rest for the Wicked

The year is 841 – King Harol is dead. As word of his death echoes throughout the kingdom, the crown passes to his arrogant, yet untested son Magnus.

Even worse, the Pestilence, an unholy plague not seen for a thousand years, has returned. It sweeps across the land, corrupting everything and everyone it touches. Madrigal Seline, a ruthlessly ambitious figure in the church, sees the Pestilence as a chance to prove herself in the eyes of her god.

These forces converge on the backwater Isola Sacra, where rebel groups and the provincial government fight for control amid the isle’s crumbling ruins.

You are a Cerim – a member of a group of mystical holy warriors imbued with remarkable powers and sworn to defeat the Pestilence at any cost. But the task will prove increasingly challenging as you become entangled in the people’s plight and the vast political struggle of this downtrodden land. Chaos will pull you in every direction as you seek to cleanse the land of wickedness and shape the kingdom’s fate.



Sky: Children of the Light

Welcome to Sky! You are a Child of the Light. I know you don’t remember anything, but lift your eyes to the horizon—here is a beautiful world just waiting to be explored by you and your loved ones!

As you take flight into these realms, make sure to pause here and there to appreciate the splendor of the wilderness around you. And keep watch for the Spirits of your Ancestors! Some of them are stuck here—and they need your help. You have the power to free them, and return them to their home among the stars.



The Crew: Motorfest

Discover the playlists and dive into thematic campaigns that will immerse you in the most exciting car culture universes, including American muscle, Japanese-style street racing, and legendary machines of the past!

Master every driving challenge and fill your collection with the most legendary vehicles ever created. Customize your cars and show off your own style with the custom contest mode.

The Crew Motorfest has settled down in one of the most breathtaking places on Earth: the island of O‘ahu, Hawaii. Join high-speed street races through the bustling city of Honolulu, test your off-road skills on the ashy slopes of a volcano, and master the perfect curve on the tracks.

Master all types of vehicles in the Grand Race and finish first among 28 other drivers. Jump into the pure mayhem of Demolition Royale where eight teams battle to be the last one standing. Take on the Summit Clash by completing challenges to dominate the leaderboards!



Harold Halibut

Harold Halibut is a handmade narrative game about friendship and life on a city-sized spaceship submerged in an alien ocean.

It’s been 250 years since your home - an ark-like spaceship - fled an Earth on the verge of cold war to find a habitable planet to preserve the human race.

You are Harold, a young lab assistant for the ship’s lead scientist, Jeanne Mareaux. While most of the ship’s inhabitants have reconciled themselves to a life lived aboard the sunken ship, Mareaux still works tirelessly to find a way for the ship to leave the planet and find a new, dryer home.

But the weird, wonderful and diverse people of the FEDORA I keep Harold busy too… Until one fateful encounter plunges Harold into a world no one could have imagined - and one that may hold the key to Mareaux’s re-launch plans.

Join Harold as he explores a vibrant retro-future world in his quest to find the true meaning of ‘home’.



Manor Lords

Manor Lords is a strategy game that allows you to experience the life of a medieval lord. Grow your starting village into a bustling city, manage resources and production chains, and expand your lands through conquest.

Inspired by the art and architecture of late 14th century Franconia, Manor Lords prioritizes historical accuracy wherever possible, using it to inform gameplay mechanics and visuals alike. Common medieval tropes are avoided in favor of historical accuracy, in order to make the world feel more authentic, colorful, and believable.



Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes

Our story begins in one corner of Allraan, a tapestry of nations with diverse cultures and values.
By dint of sword, and by way of magical objects known as “rune-lenses,” the land’s history has been shaped by the alliances and aggressions of the humans, beastmen, elves, and desert people who live there.

The Galdean Empire has edged out other nations and discovered a technology that amplifies the rune-lenses’ magic.

Now, the Empire is scouring the continent for an artifact that will expand their power even further.
It is on one such expedition that Seign Kesling, a young and gifted imperial officer, and Nowa, a boy from a remote village, meet each other and become friends.



Dead Island 2

Explore HELL-A – Dead Island 2 takes players across the most iconic locations of the City of Angels, now stained with horror, in an exciting pulp journey from the verdant suburbia of Beverly Hills to the quirky promenade of Venice Beach.

Brutal Melee Sandbox– Combat delivers the most intense, visceral and gory first person experience possible, with plenty of weapons and tactical (and brutal) options to chew your way through the zombie horde. Whether you’re slicing, smashing, burning or ripping, we want you to truly feel it.

Be the Ultimate Zombie Slayer – There are six characters to choose from, each with their own unique personality and dialogues. You can fully customize the abilities of each Slayer, with our brand-new skill system allowing you to re-spec instantly and try out the craziest builds.

Zombie Infestation – Ready to experience the most advanced dismemberment system in games? Our LA is crawling with zombies that look and react realistically. These mutated wretches are the reanimated, rotten heart of Dead Island 2 with dozens of distinct zombie types, each with their own mutations, attacks and hundreds of visual LA-themed variants. Our monsters are relentless, challenging, and true Los Angelinos. Will you be able to survive?



Sand Land

Dive into a desert world where both humans and demons suffer from an extreme water shortage - SAND LAND. Meet the Fiend Prince Beelzebub, his chaperone Thief, and the fearless Sheriff Rao, and follow the team on an extraordinary adventure in search of the Legendary Spring hidden in the desert. The end is only the beginning, as beyond this arid ground lies a new realm to explore.

In this action-RPG, players will find a nostalgic and heartwarming world created by Akira Toriyama, where you will become the main character Beelzebub. Learn how to control his powers and lead your company of heroic misfits exploring the legendary world of SAND LAND. Beware of the many dangers that populate it: between bandits, fierce wildlife, and the Royal Army, reaching the spring won’t be easy! Use your tact and imagination to develop tanks and other vehicles that will help you navigate this vast land, using a wide array of part combinations.

(RIP Toriyama, you will never be forgotten)



Another Crab's Treasure

Another Crab’s Treasure is a soulslike adventure set in a crumbling underwater world. As Kril the hermit crab, you’ll need to wear the trash around you as shells to withstand attacks from enemies many times your size. Embark on an epic treasure hunt to buy back your repossessed shell, and discover the dark secrets behind the polluted ocean.

In this undersea society, trash is not only a way of life, but a valuable resource, used for everything from fashion to firearms. But with the presence of trash comes a mysterious infection known as the Gunk, which could spell doom for the entire ocean.

As Kril explores the ocean, he'll gain a variety of Umami Techniques—powerful attacks learned from the denizens of the seas. Punch your enemies with the overwhelming might of a Mantis Shrimp, ensnare them with the horrifying Bobbit Worm, and much more.



Phantom Fury

Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison is back in this highly interactive mix of first person action and road movie adventure. Embark on an adrenaline-fueled journey around the USA. Use an enormous arsenal of weapons and skills to battle treacherous soldiers and vile mutants, all while trying to save mankind.

Taking place many years after her fight against Jadus Heskel, Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison awakes in a new world, pulled out of a coma at the behest of an old colleague, with a new bionic arm. Tasked with securing a highly dangerous artifact, the legendary Demon Core, Shelly embarks on an intense journey around the US, as she tries to overcome her own past to save mankind’s future.



Tales of Kenzera™: ZAU

Wield the dance of the shaman. Reclaim your father’s spirit.

A grieving boy begins to read a Bantu tale written by his late father. Adventure into the beautiful and treacherous lands of Kenzera as Zau, a young shaman who bargains with the God of death to bring his Baba back from darkness.

With your cosmic powers and untried courage, you advance into unknown mythological lands. Once bursting with life, Kenzera is now rife with lost ancestral spirits. As Zau advances toward his goal, 3 mighty beings lie in wait, fearsome in their strength yet somehow strangely familiar. Will you embrace the dance of the shaman?



TopSpin 2K25

Travel the world as an up-and-coming pro, go toe-to-toe with the biggest names in tennis, and take Centre Court at Wimbledon, Roland-Garros, the US Open, and the Australian Open as you strive to become a Grand Slam® Champion in MyCAREER.

Visit some of the most vibrant courts on the tennis circuit in TopSpin 2K25. From the four Grand Slam® tournaments to larger-than-life international arenas like Indian Wells, La Caja Mágica, Pala Alpitour, Foro Italico, and more.

Play as tennis legends Roger Federer and Serena Williams, or serve up smashing highlights as Carlos Alcaraz, Iga Swiatek, Frances Tiafoe, Andre Agassi, and others. Choose from over 24 playable pros and unleash their explosive power and clever finesse against other players locally or online.
















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New thread :cat-heart-blob:



I was answering some posts from the other thread but it got closed before i finished:
There's an interview(?) or something out there were Nojima says that he was being restrained by Nomura and that Nomura wanted the remake to be more faithful to the original.
Nomura's been catching strays meant for Nojima for close to 30 years now. He wasn't even that involved with rebirth he's been working on part 3 since 2022 lol.
 
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Mivey

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Will probably get Sand Land eventually. Finished the first 6 episodes of the the series on D+ and it's a pretty great IP. Toriyama is one of the GOATs whose work will hopefully never be forgotten and it's nice to discover some of his past work beyond Dragon Ball and Dr. Slump.

Also, Great OP, Mor
 

yuraya

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A lot of interesting games this month :anguished-face: and the rumored choice bundle is gonna be good too.

No rest for the wicked looks really good.

The Ori games were some of the best I ever played so this top down Souls arpg thing they are doing looks crazy wtf.

Shame its early access. Let them cook...I guess.
 
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QFNS

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Yo Sand Land looks good. Kinda spinning my wheels this month until Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes releases later in the month. Then gonna mainline that shit like its 1999. RIP Yoshitaka Murayama.

Gonna dabble with Unicorn Overlord. Thus far the tactics seem cool but holy shit is the story forgettable.
 
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Phantom Fury

Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison is back in this highly interactive mix of first person action and road movie adventure. Embark on an adrenaline-fueled journey around the USA. Use an enormous arsenal of weapons and skills to battle treacherous soldiers and vile mutants, all while trying to save mankind.

Taking place many years after her fight against Jadus Heskel, Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison awakes in a new world, pulled out of a coma at the behest of an old colleague, with a new bionic arm. Tasked with securing a highly dangerous artifact, the legendary Demon Core, Shelly embarks on an intense journey around the US, as she tries to overcome her own past to save mankind’s future.
I want this to be good, but sign are pointing to it not being so. The one interesting boomer shooter protag and the devs still havent made a worthy game.
 
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MonthOLDpickle

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So I was supposedly comm banned on steam. I was out of town and they don't even tell you on mobile or via email. I only noticed when I checked my profile.

By the time I got home the ban was gone and still no idea what it truly was.
 

PC-tan

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I beat Titanfall 2, I liked it and it was fun, also FPS games have weird stories, especially military focused once where all I know is I kill a bad guy but I don't really know what we are doing there. Hey we just now send a single back to HQ about what the bad guys are up to and blah blah.


Any way remember to protect the pilot. I will say that at least TF2 did pretty good on that end, where you did care and grow along with BT. They likely could have done more but it just felt good enough.

I am still working on the last achievement so that I can 100% the game. It's the one where you have to place top 3 in the leader board. it will take me a while.


I think the next game that I am going to be playing is Killer7.

I did hear that for some people they don't like the idea of having to beat the game on the most hard difficulty and while it can at times be frustrating it's not impossible. at least it's not nearly as bad as Spec Ops, now that is some complete BS and you have to beat the game on hard in order to unlock the really hard game mode.... why??? I don't want to go through all of that again.
 
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Li Kao

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Yeah, not a huge month but there are still potential good games.
Manor Lords has some hype with the sim players, Harold Halibut could be fresh, Sand Land, Eiyuden… yeah not huge, not devoid of potential.
 

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Thank you for the new thread Mor ! :cat-heart-blob: Currently only planned purchase for April would be Megaton Musashi, hopefully it's priced pretty well :blobdrool:
 
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I doubt that KH is coming to Steam anytime soon. I doubt that there was some kind of special deal for it (if there wasn't one for FFVII Remake I really doubt that there was one for KH) so Square simply can't be bothered to put it on Steam.
 

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New anime bread. Thanks Mor.

I haven't gotten a single good night of rest since my Steam deck came lol. When I'm not tinkering I'm hopelessly addicted to something like Balatro.

I spent 7 hours of my day already converting a CRT ReShade preset to Steam Deck/Linux, so I could play the FF Pixel Remasters on deck with a CRT filter. It was a pain, but my persistence paid off and I'm happy with my results.



No new games for me this month I think. Gotta pay the Tax man. :surrenderblob:
 

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Thunderful is selling Headup back to the founder/ceo for 500k (after buying them for 11m a few years ago)


Thunderful has entered an agreement to sell Headup for €500,000.

The German-based developer and publisher is being bought by Microcuts Holding, which is controlled by Headup founder and CEO Dieter Schoeller, who is also Thunderful's vice president of production.

Thunderful initially acquired Headup for €11 million in 2021.

The sale will include Headup's back catalogue of around 80 titles and a pipeline of five games in development.

Thunderful will receive a revenue share of up to €300,000 on a future unannounced title as part of the agreement.
 

Ascheroth

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New thread! Thanks Mor !
Another month I don't plan on buying anything other than maybe the Choice if it's a good one.
Still too busy with previous purchases and Genshin and Star Rail do not make going through those faster!

Also, the madlads got a Tokusatsu director to shoot a fake movie trailer for April's Fools



This rules on so many levels.
 
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Broken Roads comes out on April 10. It's a CRPG taking place in a post-apocalyptic Australia, and takes inspiration from Disco Elysium, Pillars of Eternity, and Fallout.

It has an interesting moral compass system that isn't just good vs evil, and several player origins/backgrounds to choose from.
 

Le Pertti

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Broken Roads comes out on April 10. It's a CRPG taking place in a post-apocalyptic Australia, and takes inspiration from Disco Elysium, Pillars of Eternity, and Fallout.

It has an interesting moral compass system that isn't just good vs evil, and several player origins/backgrounds to choose from.
That looks great! Definitely need to try that.