Sword of the Stars: The Pit 2 Early Access

Early Access to Sword of the Stars: The Pit 2 is now underway on Steam. This Windows game from Kerberos Productions revisits the turn-based roguelike gameplay of the original while taking the plunge into 3D. This recent Coming Soon trailer cranks up The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets and takes a look at gameplay. Here's the pitch:
Kerberos Productions has launched Sword of the Stars: The Pit 2 - a sequel to Sword of the Stars: The Pit, the science fiction Roguelike which many players still list among the best of the genre - into Early Access today.

In beta, The Pit 2 has moved from 2D to a full and vibrant 3D environment. Instantly clear to players will be new features, such as mini-bosses, and player advancements such as the ability to break down items into components which can then be re-used to craft different items. Alongside the perspective shift which allows for full camera control, and the more flexible approach to crafting, players get a preview of the variety of weapons, armors, and scavenged items that Kerberos fans have come to expect from the original game and its DLC.
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Oct 24, 2021, 16:47
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WannaLogAlready wrote on Oct 24, 2021, 16:40:
eRe4s3r,
The M&M X Legacy DLC should be available ONLY after completing the game's main quest :

You'll get an instruction to travel to Karthal, go into the Vigil and back out and that triggers the DLC to start.


Wa... for real? I walked there at least twice and nothing happened so I was just confused AF and thought the DLC didn't work. Oh man... clearly I am not paying enough attention.
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Oct 24, 2021, 16:40
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eRe4s3r,
The M&M X Legacy DLC should be available ONLY after completing the game's main quest :

You'll get an instruction to travel to Karthal, go into the Vigil and back out and that triggers the DLC to start.
But if you didn't enjoy the game that much, the DLC only got a 34% score, 49 opinions, so ...
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Oct 24, 2021, 16:18
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WannaLogAlready wrote on Oct 24, 2021, 15:53:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 24, 2021, 12:50:
... ...
I really liked M&M10 ...
... Funnily enough I only have the base game, no idea how to even buy the DLC at this point.

eRe4s3r, you already own the DLC, you just don't know it

Ubisoft made the DLC free as a placating gift after fixing the server debacle thing.
https://gamerant.com/ubisoft-fixes-might-magic-x-legacy-free-dlc/


Wow Guess that says a lot about the DLC that I didn't even notice it was there....
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Oct 24, 2021, 15:53
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Oct 24, 2021, 15:53
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 24, 2021, 12:50:
... ...
I really liked M&M10 ...
... Funnily enough I only have the base game, no idea how to even buy the DLC at this point.

eRe4s3r, you already own the DLC, you just don't know it

Ubisoft made the DLC free as a placating gift after fixing the server debacle thing.
https://gamerant.com/ubisoft-fixes-might-magic-x-legacy-free-dlc/

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Oct 24, 2021, 14:08
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Oct 24, 2021, 14:08
 
after the sots2 mess they can fuck off getting money from me until the game is out, patched and then reviewed.

just take sots1, update the graphics and dont change anything else.
Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.
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WannaLogAlready wrote on Oct 24, 2021, 11:57:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 24, 2021, 07:08:
... ... ...
Their "audience" if not already leaving them to burn after SOTS 2 100% left them to drown after The Pit Infinity - Hoards of Glory and Planetary Control

And SOTS 2 is the good game, despite all it's absurd level of coding flaws.
So sorry for being cynical, but all that trailer did for me was wonder whether this is just a game tech demo they dug up from the 2000 era.
And to be fair, with no money what else are they gonna do... but at least they should modernize SOTS1 if they still even own the rights for that.
Went to see the 3 games linked.
Interested in The Pit Infinity, as a solo FPS permadeath roguelite if offline (coop too).
30% off if buying "The Medics and Mercs Bundle":
Game + 2 DLCs is cheaper then the game alone, what ?!.

Tempted to buy, but reading the last august patch and commentaries on the Community Hub Discussions, some rather dire problems are mentioned.

So, after 5 months they can't fix some basic things, why get involved in another game, rather mediocre as per the trailer ?

Note to "eRe4s3r" on previous post:
Totally delighted replaying Might & Magic X Legacy (on Seahaven).
This was made for me, admittedly a niche preference.


I really liked M&M10 with mods as per that topic heh, not a great game by any means, but mysterious and interesting enough - kind hard-crunched my way through (frigging elementals.. blegh!) - makes me even sadder they never made a M&M11 because that had potential, and just a bit more polish and stuff to do (and less google-fu-requiring puzzles...) and they'd have a winner. Funnily enough I only have the base game, no idea how to even buy the DLC at this point.
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Oct 24, 2021, 12:15
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The devs say they're focusing on gameplay and content before prettying up the graphics. If that bothers anyone, they can feel free to wait the 4-6 months it's estimated to take until the full release happens.
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eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 24, 2021, 07:08:
... ... ...
Their "audience" if not already leaving them to burn after SOTS 2 100% left them to drown after The Pit Infinity - Hoards of Glory and Planetary Control

And SOTS 2 is the good game, despite all it's absurd level of coding flaws.
So sorry for being cynical, but all that trailer did for me was wonder whether this is just a game tech demo they dug up from the 2000 era.
And to be fair, with no money what else are they gonna do... but at least they should modernize SOTS1 if they still even own the rights for that.
Went to see the 3 games linked.
Interested in The Pit Infinity, as a solo FPS permadeath roguelite if offline (coop too).
30% off if buying "The Medics and Mercs Bundle":
Game + 2 DLCs is cheaper then the game alone, what ?!.

Tempted to buy, but reading the last august patch and commentaries on the Community Hub Discussions, some rather dire problems are mentioned.

So, after 5 months they can't fix some basic things, why get involved in another game, rather mediocre as per the trailer ?

Note to "eRe4s3r" on previous post:
Totally delighted replaying Might & Magic X Legacy (on Seahaven).
This was made for me, admittedly a niche preference.

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Slashman wrote on Oct 23, 2021, 20:30:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 23, 2021, 15:36:
I wish they would do a Sword of the Stars III and compete with Stellaris and Sins of a Solar Empire.

This is not their forte and it definitely shows.

I think their audience cares more about the mechanics than the graphics. The original Pit was a 2d retro style roguelike. It didn't have fancy graphics. It sold reasonably well so...

Their "audience" if not already leaving them to burn after SOTS 2 100% left them to drown after The Pit Infinity - Hoards of Glory and Planetary Control

And SOTS 2 is the good game, despite all it's absurd level of coding flaws.

So sorry for being cynical, but all that trailer did for me was wonder whether this is just a game tech demo they dug up from the 2000 era.

And to be fair, with no money what else are they gonna do... but at least they should modernize SOTS1 if they still even own the rights for that.
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Oct 24, 2021, 04:01
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Slashman wrote on Oct 23, 2021, 23:04:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 23, 2021, 21:55:
Slashman wrote on Oct 23, 2021, 20:30:

I think their audience cares more about the mechanics than the graphics. The original Pit was a 2d retro style roguelike. It didn't have fancy graphics. It sold reasonably well so...

As I did not mention graphics nor was my post in reference to them but did specifically mention 4X space games, which SotS 1 and SotS 2 were, your response has no bearing on my post.

"This is not their forte and it definitely shows."

I was responding to this statement. They have done a successful Sword of the Stars: The Pit already. It had several expansions so I would say this is definitely their forte. It may not be the game for you or me...but it does have an audience.
Most of the audience that loved The Pit 1 hated the Pit Infinity another 3D version and so far this 3rd Pit game in 3D is not what the original audience wanted or liked. It seems like a bit of a gamble to me to go down this path. Is there enough of an audience for a 3D version of the pit? Perhaps they should have made a better/newer 2D version of the Pit.
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Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 23, 2021, 21:55:
Slashman wrote on Oct 23, 2021, 20:30:

I think their audience cares more about the mechanics than the graphics. The original Pit was a 2d retro style roguelike. It didn't have fancy graphics. It sold reasonably well so...

As I did not mention graphics nor was my post in reference to them but did specifically mention 4X space games, which SotS 1 and SotS 2 were, your response has no bearing on my post.

"This is not their forte and it definitely shows."

I was responding to this statement. They have done a successful Sword of the Stars: The Pit already. It had several expansions so I would say this is definitely their forte. It may not be the game for you or me...but it does have an audience.
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Oct 23, 2021, 21:55
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Oct 23, 2021, 21:55
 
Slashman wrote on Oct 23, 2021, 20:30:

I think their audience cares more about the mechanics than the graphics. The original Pit was a 2d retro style roguelike. It didn't have fancy graphics. It sold reasonably well so...

As I did not mention graphics nor was my post in reference to them but did specifically mention 4X space games, which SotS 1 and SotS 2 were, your response has no bearing on my post.
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Oct 23, 2021, 21:28
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eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 23, 2021, 13:00:
Surely that video is not the one they meant to show us.. RIGHT? It looks.. atrociously bad.
"But surely it'll be an instant hit if we throw this incomplete tech demo up on Kickstarter, right?!"
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Oct 23, 2021, 21:26
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I thought this was a sequel to the door game.
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Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 23, 2021, 15:36:
I wish they would do a Sword of the Stars III and compete with Stellaris and Sins of a Solar Empire.

This is not their forte and it definitely shows.

I think their audience cares more about the mechanics than the graphics. The original Pit was a 2d retro style roguelike. It didn't have fancy graphics. It sold reasonably well so...
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I wish they would do a Sword of the Stars III and compete with Stellaris and Sins of a Solar Empire.

This is not their forte and it definitely shows.
"Lock the doors. Kill the light. No one's coming...home tonight. It's getting colder."

If you would like help or further details on a technical discussion we're having, email me at bnhelp (at sign) keepusiel.net .
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Surely that video is not the one they meant to show us.. RIGHT? It looks.. atrociously bad.
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