SteamWorld Quest will get a ‘new game plus’ mode

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Card-casting robo-fantasy SteamWorld Quest: The Hand Of Gilgamech was a cheery, story-led tackle Slay The Spire’s deck-building battles, however in contrast to that infinite roguelike metropolis crawl, it by no means felt like one thing to replay time and again. Developers Image & Form need to repair {that a} bit. So they’re giving gamers a motive to maintain card-shuffling: a New Game Plus mode. And a number of different fine details.

As traditional, the mode will kick into gear whenever you full the story mode, and it “lets you replay the game from the beginning and keep most non-story progress – such as cards, items and more.” You’ll nonetheless must unlock characters as you progress by means of the story the second time, although. So you received’t get to make use of your deck of twisted purple playing cards till you meet these creepy robo-rabbit twins, for instance. But when you met them, you’ll have all their playing cards that you simply unlocked within the final playthrough. The SteamWorlders went into all this in an update video.

There’s extra stuff too. A brand new issue setting known as “Legend Remix”, which is a really exhausting mode, they are saying. There’s additionally tweaks to the coliseum (a combating area you unlock half approach by means of the game). And the store (that massive wagon that follows you all over the place) now has extra consumable objects to purchase, like potions and restore kits. It’s all a part of a free replace that ought to occur in the present day.

Katharine mentioned this card-o-battler was “a real charmer” in her SteamWorld Quest review, even when it was gradual to start out. It has a narrative about clunky wannabe heroes who got down to cease an evil penguin. A story as previous as time. But she additionally mentioned: “die-hard Spire-ites will probably find its one-and-done story a bit, well, restricting.”

That was true for me after I performed. I preferred the dinky card flipping, however by no means felt the necessity for a second run. I’m undecided New Game Plus will draw me again in to this cardy clunkventure (are you aware what number of different card games there are to strive!?) but it surely would possibly give other people some motive to return. Or in the event you haven’t tried the SteamPeople’s newest style piece, possibly this can act as a very good reminder.