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Slay the Spire

Slay The Spire review

A miracle of design

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2 weeks ago

Slay The Spire’s fourth character will be free

A fourth playable character is coming to Slay The Spire for free, developers MegaCrit Games announced today. They've muttered before about the possibility of adding more dungeoneers, and confirmed it today while also blasting the first update since their delightful deck-building dungeon-crawler left early access in January. My favourite Spireslayer is the Defect, the character which Mega Crit added long after the first two -…

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6 months ago

Slay The Spire’s Jungle mod adds a whole new act (with lions and spiders)

The newly v1.0 Slay The Spire, wot I called "a miracle of design" in our Slay The Spire review earlier this week, is just the start of the story. The mod scene hit the ground running when support launched last month, with the highlights being an impressive selection of new playable characters and the truly joyful Marty Feldman mode. Now we can add a whole…

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Slay The Spire 1.0 out now, with a higher price – and new content planned

Yes, I'm trying to retroactively validate playing Slay The Spire for almost 200 hours - and all too often while I was supposed to be working on other games - by continually posting about it now. Here's my Slay The Spire review, here are some delightful Slay The Spire character mods and here is the best mod of all time, for anything ever. And this…

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PSA: Slay The Spire gets a full release this week, buy now if you want the cheaper price

Wednesday, January 23 2019 will be a day remembered in infamy. The day that the human race committed, inexorably, to self-destruction. The day that cardsy-roguey titan Slay The Spire left early access and got itself a full release. Such a lovely game, such a lovely game. You can check it out any time you like, but you can never Save & Quit. And so I…

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Slay The Spire dooms us all by adding official mod support

Oh, great. The very last thing I needed was another reason to play Slay The Spire every day for the rest of my life, forever and ever and ever and ever. On the other hand, perhaps I can finally fulfil my dream of replacing The Time Eater with a GIF of Jareth the Goblin King, which I've just decided I've wanted since the day I…

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7 months ago

Slay The Spire shuffles out of early access in January

Splendid deck-building roguelikelike dungeon-crawler Slay The Spire will leave early access and launch in full on January 23rd, 2019, developers Mega Crit Games have announced. If you've foolishly been waiting for the full launch--it's been one of my favourite games of the year for months so holding off is daft okay--there you go. Mega Crit also note that they'll bump the price up a touch…

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8 months ago

10 months ago

Slay The Spire shakes up daily challenges

Delightful deck-building dungeoncrawler Slay The Spire's daily challenge has become part of my gaming routine, always an interesting climb up the roguelikelike tower with different modifiers, and I'm happy to see today's early access patch revamps it a little. Along with removing the vexatious 'Brewmaster' mod, which stacked our decks with potion-conjuring cards, it adds eight new mods to the daily pool while changing how…

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1 year ago

The 100 best-selling games on Steam in 2018 so far

We've just passed the half-way point of 2018, so Ian Gatekeeper and all his fabulously wealthy chums over at Valve have revealed which hundred games have sold best on Steam over the past six months. It's a list dominated by pre-2018 names, to be frank, a great many of which you'll be expected, but there are a few surprises in there. 2018 releases Jurassic World…

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Slay The Spire adds new relics and free faces

Nearly every night, I do the 'should I play more Slay The Spire' dance. The cons: I wind up feeling guilty about not spending my free time trying something new, such as any of the half-dozen games I bought in the Steam Sale. The pros: it's always satisfying, and there's nearly always something that makes each run uniquely interesting. That's largely thanks to the devs…

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Slay The Spire’s third character, The Defect, has arrived

Delightful deck-building dungeon-crawler Slay The Spire has officially launched its third character, a robot wizard named The Defect, and they're a wild one. The Defect can conjure and consume a series of Orbs with passive and active effects, can pull off wild tricks with huge numbers of Power cards, and can also go full-on murderbot and tear enemies apart with their bare hands. I had…

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Slay The Spire brews up new potions

Deck-building dungeon-crawler Slay The Spire has become even more delightful with today's early access update, which added loads more potions. Before, potions were bland, not requiring much thought or planning, and largely skippable. Now you'll find potions giving ghostly intangibility, fleeting bursts of strength, discard decisions, free cards, and other effects worth considering. To see so very, very many of the new potions and try…

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Slay The Spire’s third character is a robot wizard

The third Slay The Spire character is a robot wizard who manipulates orbs, named The Defect, and you can check it out today. The Defect has arrived in the latest beta build for the early access deck-building roguelikelike, and though they're not quite finished ooh they are an interesting one. The Defect is the trickiest character so far, focused on building, managing, and exhausting a…

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Slay The Spire’s daily runs are proper good now

It's not news that Slay The Spire is great--we've written about that oh so very much--but you might have missed how great its 'Daily Climb' daily run mode has become. On the deck-building roguelikelike's journey through early access, developers Mega Crit Games have kept adding daily modifiers that change the game in strange ways, and it's become my favourite way to play. I'm not even…

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Slay the Spire’s daily challenge mode just got even better

Slay the Spire is brill, if you haven't heard, and with each early access update it only gets briller. The most recent one spruced up the daily challenge mode, making it even harder for me to resist playing it every day until the third character comes out. Before the daily modifiers mainly just made your life miserable - introducing tougher enemies, lowering your health and…

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Geralt may appear in Soul Calibur VI but here are the characters we really want

This is Brendan, broadcasting live from rumour world, where everything is made of a nebulous candy floss-like substance. The locals call it “hope.” Amid this sticky cloud, a figure has formed. It’s Geralt of Rivia, hero of popular Gwent spin-off, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The monster-hunting swordsman will “make an appearance” in another game later this year, according to CD Projekt Red community lead…

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Slay The Spire’s excellent new daily challenge mode is a reason to play forever

Casually fulfilling its destiny to become the videogame that consumes the rest of my life, ultro-superb CCG/roguelike combo Slay The Spire just introduced its third mode, the Daily Climb. It's about the most logical move Spire could have made, adding a daily challenge mode of the type popularised by Spelunky and The Binding Of Isaac (even big ol'XCOM 2 was inspired to do it, though…

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Watch this Slay The Spire infinite combo deck winning on the first turn

As you might have noticed, we're playing a lot of Slay The Spire round these parts. With a few wins under my belt, I've learned about the power of building lean decks in the roguelikelike dungeon-crawling card game, but I'm still blown away watching a video of an infinite combo winning battles on the very first turn - with only two cards in the entire…

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Slay the Spire adding more characters ‘almost certainly’

The roguelike card game Slay the Spire has marched into RPS and conducted a coup. Now a slug with a pocketwatch is forcing us all to write articles about how great it is. For example, I’ve just done an interview with the game’s creators, which you can read later. For now, let me sneak out this bit of info, while the slug isn’t looking: They…

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