Forum Overview :: What Are You Playing Right Now?
Okay never mind, NOW I hate it by mroW 03/21/2023, 7:54am PDT
I refunded, then pirated it just to see if I was missing anything past the refund point.

I wish by now that every roguelike would learn the lesson from FTL to not hinge it on surprise bullshit final boss fights, requiring a narrow build.

I wish by now that every roguelike would learn the lesson from FTL on the exact ideal length of a run, plus perfect meta progression that isn't just outside run stat raising.

The Last Spell fails both lessons. The pre-boss waves are simple, but tedious and take way too long. 4+ hours later, you hit the boss who pulls out some gimmick that ignores the previous rules and you'll lose because you weren't expecting it. So you pull another 4+ hour run to be better prepared, and you still might lose depending on how the RNG treated you.

Both the in-run and out of run progression are mostly boring minor stat increases, almost nothing shakes up your approach. The meta perks will eventually dissolve any trace of a challenge, but runs are still going to take anywhere from 4 to 10 hours. Not that there's much of a challenge once you're wise to the boss bullshit, but the meta unlocks will nullify getting screwed by the RNG (the only remaining challenge).

At the end of the day, the basic gameplay isn't anywhere near good enough to justify the time it demands of you. It feels like Into the Breach with 1/10 the tactics and x10 the time sink demand.
The Last Spell - This game fucking RAWKS! by Mischief Maker 03/10/2023, 5:11pm PST NEW
    Great premise but it seems monotonous so far by mroW 03/11/2023, 1:39pm PST NEW
        ??? Use AoE attacks. Consumables recharge each round. Unlocks apply instantly. NT by MM 03/11/2023, 4:38pm PST NEW
            yeah by mroW 03/11/2023, 10:00pm PST NEW
                Refund it to be safe I guess. I've only cleared the first town so far. Hard mode by 1 just unlocked for me -MM 03/12/2023, 6:18am PDT NEW
                    Dual wield seems shit by mroW 03/13/2023, 10:07am PDT NEW
                        Wand attacks can't be dodged. NT by MM 03/13/2023, 11:31am PDT NEW
                    No refunds! It hurts developers! by Danny The No-Refund Gamer 03/13/2023, 12:23pm PDT NEW
                        I'm not the one refunding it! He seems to hate the game. NT by MM 03/13/2023, 1:06pm PDT NEW
                            Could eventually get fun, takes too long to ramp up to depth by stop skimming 03/13/2023, 2:27pm PDT NEW
    This scratches a very specific gaming itch for me. by Mischief Maker 03/12/2023, 8:55am PDT NEW
    Okay never mind, NOW I hate it by mroW 03/21/2023, 7:54am PDT NEW
    Enjoying this! by E. L. Koba (eBike guy) 05/23/2023, 7:00pm PDT NEW
    I usually refuse to play roguelikes with meta-progression, on principle by blackwater 05/24/2023, 12:55pm PDT NEW
        Y-E-S NT by the last Speak & Spell 05/26/2023, 10:48am PDT NEW
    Got this in the Steam sale. It's "Into The Breach but wizards." by Fullofkittens 12/27/2023, 9:21am PST NEW
        Quit now by a friend 12/27/2023, 12:20pm PST NEW
            This seems correct. I have enjoyed my 7 hours and feel my $10 was well spent. by Fullofkittens 12/28/2023, 3:34pm PST NEW
                Re: This seems correct. I have enjoyed my 7 hours and feel my $10 was by a friend 12/28/2023, 6:56pm PST NEW
                    unlock cancer by Fullofkittens 01/01/2024, 9:20am PST NEW
                        I am appreciating this discussion about game mechanics though I can add nothing by Eury 01/01/2024, 10:35am PST NEW
                            gruman NT by the true spirit of gruman 01/01/2024, 12:51pm PST NEW
                            Oh hey! I come back and everyone's discussing one of my 2023 GOTY candidates! by Mischief Maker 01/01/2024, 1:01pm PST NEW
                                Ahh! That last one was wrong! Debuffs aren't permanent. My mistake! NT by Mischief Maker 01/01/2024, 1:13pm PST NEW
                        Play Tyrant's Blessing by a friend 01/03/2024, 7:40am PST NEW
                            Druidstone: Secret of the Menhir Forest is an even better fantasy Into da Breach NT by MM 01/17/2024, 6:36am PST NEW
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