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Hand of Fate 2

4 months ago

Hand Of Fate 2 gets gobby

I've not waddled back over to solid CCG/rougelite combo Hand Of Fate 2 since reviewing it last year, but the sound of goblin trumpets drew me back today. HOF2's Arkham-lite fighting was always a lot less interesting than its deck-building and choose-your-own-adventure progression, but that had a lot to do with seeing the same few types of Bad Man time and again. The free Goblins…

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5 months ago

Feature: Home and Hearthstone

Spawn Point: a guide to collectible card games

Welcome to Spawn Point, where we take something wonderful from the world of gaming and explain what it is, why it’s worth your time and how to get involved. This time: collectible card games (or at least, the videogame kind). Hello, I would like to collect some cards please. Of course, friend. We have a wide variety of fantasy themed cards, ranging from hostile dragon…

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Hand of Fate 2 goes all-in with its Endless Mode update

Hand of Fate 2, that weird, brilliant blend of solitaire deck-building RPG, roguelike and hack n' slash action game has been improving steadily since launch. Free new characters, mod support and now an endless challenge mode with global leaderboards. Can you hear the heart of the cards? Well, you shouldn't, that's another game entirely, but this is a great reason to come back and ask…

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8 months ago

Hand Of Fate 2 shuffles in mod support

Card-collecting action-RPG Hand Of Fate 2 has launched mod tools to let players make their own campaigns with new cards and events and whatnot. Defiant Development say these are the same tools they used to create Hand of Fate 2's own campaign, so there's your bar; now hurdle it. The tools are free to download, and the game now has a Steam Workshop for players…

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9 months ago

Feature: Calendar condensed

Best PC games of 2017

The calendar's doors have been opened and the games inside have been eaten. But fear not, latecomer - we've reconstructed the list in this single post for easy re-consumption. Click on to discover the best games of 2017.

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Hand of Fate 2’s best character becomes semi-playable in free DLC

Hand Of Fate 2 is a nail-on-the-head sequel (and one of our 2018 GOTYs), hanging onto what made the first game's card game/roguelite/brawling combo so compelling while expanding in smart ways that save it from repetition. However, one thing it arguably didn't do was make the best of HOF's excellent sneering narrator/nemesis figure The Dealer, who in HOF2 has an altogether more chillaxed thing going…

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10 months ago

Feature: Next week: Steam Graphs

Steam Charts: Time To Loot Crate Edition

The continued clotting amalgamation of the Steam Charts, with CODWARs and AssCreed Oranges mysteriously occupying multiple spaces, is having frankly dangerous effects on the column. No The Witcher 3! No GTA V! And H1Z1 seems to have been entirely forgotten by the ages! What is a running joke to do?

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11 months ago

Feature: Better in every way except the most important one

Hand Of Fate 2 review

The great rage is dead within me. I no longer feel hatred. In the first Hand Of Fate (review), a sly and effective singleplayer collision of roguelite and collectible card game, I fought onwards primarily due to a deep and burning desire to wipe the imagined smirk off the face of The Dealer, an AI-controlled dungeon master and nemesis rolled into one, whose e'er-taunting voice…

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12 months ago

Hand of Fate 2 deals delights and disasters in November

"I HATE YOU SO MUCH RIGHT NOW," Alec shouted in his Hand of Fate review, proper riled by its personification of procedural generation. He is the Dealer, and it's his gnarled hand laying out our hardships in the action-RPG. All locations, enemies, items, battles, and decisions of an adventure are represented by cards he deals from a deck, see, and he's a right smug git…

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2 years ago

Feature: It's gonna be a good year

The PC games of 2017 mega-preview

As Old Father Time grabs his sickle and prepares to take ailing 2016 around the back of the barn for a big sleep, we're looking to the future. The mewling pup that goes by the name 2017 will come into the world soon and we must prepare ourselves for its arrival. Here at RPS, our preparations come in the form of this enormous preview feature,…

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Hand Of Fate 2: Sarky Wizardguy’s Revenge

The Dealer, surely one of the best game villains of recent years, is back. I don't even know the guy's name, to be honest. Does he even have one? Doesn't matter. For he is my NEMESIS. The great wizardry of solo CCG vs RPG Hand of Fate [official site] was that you were faced throughout by a more-or-less evenly-matched opponent. The guy didn't do much…

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Deal Me In: Hand Of Fate 2 Announced

A sequel to deck-building action-RPG Hand of Fate [official site] is in the works, creators Defiant Development have announced, coming our way next year under the snappy name Hand of Fate 2. Adam and Alec were both quite taken with the original, or at least determined to beat the dastardly dealer who turned their decks of items and encounters into an adventure to battle through…

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