Image & Form's newest game, SteamWorld Heist is coming to the 3DS next week! As a huge fan of SteamWorld Dig, the excitement is in the air. I hope to have a review up by launch as I've been lucky enough to receive a review copy. I can't speak on the actual game until then, so I hope this thread can be used for everyone else's hopes for the title. Who is picking this up at launch?
Not that I've beaten it but I already can't wait to start a new game at a higher difficulty and try out different characters or challenges. This game is just pure fun and you can tell that the devs put a lot of care into it. Definitely one of the top games I've played this year and my 3DS GOTY.
Yeah. I started out on the Experienced difficulty level and I'm enjoying it far. It's challenging, but reasonably so! I haven't even seen the first boss yet and I've lost gallons to some tough missions. Trying to collect all of the optional loot can be risky, but it's a feat that feels great when accomplished.
Yeah it's a good campaign size and counting the extra difficulty levels and new game +, I'm definitely satisfied. Also, does new game + actually add anything or is it simply replaying the game? I mean it seems pointless since you can redo all levels... so am I missing something?
Yeah but you keep everything by not doing new game + which is why I'm a bit confused why it's even there. Would be nice if there were maybe tiny differences in the story since that black hole acts as some sort of time portal.
Speaking of which... I wonder where the game will head next with the revelation that humans are still alive? Also that Moon character in the final area, I thought she had some resemblances to Rusty but then I noticed in the ending cutscene, Rusty is there! Or someone that looked like him anyway.
Downloaded it last night. Very excited. I was paralyzed by indecision when it came time to choose the difficulty setting. I ended up choosing Experienced, but then it turns out you can adjust before each mission. Already: nice job, I&F.
I'm playing on "Regular" and it's pretty easy, I might kick it up a notch or just wait for new game +.
One thing that's kinda weird (and maybe because I'm playing it on "easy"), is that I never have to buy anything from the vendors, I keep getting plenty of water and new weapons from looting. It's not like Steamworld Dig where I essentially bought everything as soon as I could afford it.
Something that I really like about this game is that every playable character stands out. Each member of Piper's crew has a unique approach to battle that gains depth as they level up. I find myself changing my party from heist to heist since each bot has so much to offer.
@Octorockin I love the visual design of everything, one thing I'm curious about is if on consoles they will zoom out and show you more of the map or if they'll keep the zoomed-in view where they characters are relatively large on the screen (which I love btw, these guys are so friggin' smart about how to design for handheld, every detail is considered and even the UI is so clean and beautiful, the opposite of something like Monster Hunter which just crams the screen full of tiny text almost impossible to read).
Just picked this up. So far, it's a lot of fun! I'm not sure why I was hesitant about this one going in--I loved Dig and the Fire-Emblem-meets-billiards gameplay is surprisingly compelling. Definitely a contender for 3DS GOTY! Don't miss it.
Billiards, with a little bit of Worms when you get a weapon with arcing projectiles.
Can I just say: I know they're caricatures, but this game may have the widest cast of female characters with the most varied body types I've seen in a long time? And they're frickin' sexless robots! I dunno if it was a conscious effort, but it's pretty cool to see.