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There's no end to Vampire Survivor-likes with Temtem: Swarm announced

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Remember the days when every developer seemed to be announcing some kind of Battle Royale game or mode for an existing game? Well now it's very much Vampire Survivor-likes. Even the monster catching Temtem is being turned into one with Temtem: Swarm.

I continue to be a sucker for all of them too, and Temtem: Swarm looks quite delightful actually. Seems like a fun blending of monster catchers and survivor-likes with evolving creatures, lots of abilities and upgrades, overpowered strategies, chaos and big boss battles. You can even play it online in co-op with others.

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No doubt it will work just fine with Steam Play Proton, and I will absolutely be diving into this one to see what it's like. Will you be checking it out as well?

You can follow it on Steam. It's due out in Q3 2024.

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GetBeaned Feb 21
Temtem doesn't really have the creature designs to spawn a franchise in my opinion. Every piece of media about the game nowadays heavily relies on Platypet, probably because it's one of the few really good designs.

Then again, after Vampire Survivors (which I really enjoyed), nothing has really grabbed me in the same way. Halls of Torment was fun enough, but I just kept wondering why I didn't just go play VS instead. I'm yet to see a really big evolution with this genre.
Pengling Feb 21
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Quoting: GetBeanedThen again, after Vampire Survivors (which I really enjoyed), nothing has really grabbed me in the same way. Halls of Torment was fun enough, but I just kept wondering why I didn't just go play VS instead. I'm yet to see a really big evolution with this genre.
The only other one that's really grabbed me is Brotato, which mixes things up by staying within a much more confined space than Vampire Survivors tends to go with.
nenoro Feb 21
Years ago everyone praised Battle Royal genre now they praise bullet hell....
Neo Geo is still sitting on the throne.

When do we get a Metal Slug like without 360 shoot ?
Baseball stars 2, football frenzy, bomberman
Pengling Feb 21
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Quoting: nenorobomberman
Over that way - most recent installment was released in September 2023.
Anza Feb 21
Quoting: GetBeanedThen again, after Vampire Survivors (which I really enjoyed), nothing has really grabbed me in the same way. Halls of Torment was fun enough, but I just kept wondering why I didn't just go play VS instead. I'm yet to see a really big evolution with this genre.

I really should play the original one for reference, I have played just the clones. Though based on the clones, I think innovation have been bit more subtle.

Overall theme could be stronger gameplay loop to get you hooked bit quicker. Some of the clones have been quite shallow before the upgrades kick in and even them could be uninspiring. Automatically shooting enemies is good base, but it alone is boring.

Hall of Torment has two mystical things to discover, which both are something that introduce something new once you reach them. Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor has mining and you need to be bit tactical about it as your default mining speed is quite slow. Bore Blaster has mining too and short time limit, which gives risk vs reward mechanic to the game.

Bore Blasters doesn't actually have one of the genres hallmarks: hordes. Mining is however somewhat still related to the hordes. Ground is obstacle in your way and if touch the ground with your helicopter, you receive damage.

So maybe none of the things are so influential, that they get copied in all of the clones, but at least best games in the genre are trying out new things.
nenoro Feb 28
Quoting: Pengling
Quoting: nenorobomberman
Over that way - most recent installment was released in September 2023.

that's Battle Royale Bomberman not a solo bomberman
Pengling Feb 28
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Quoting: nenorothat's Battle Royale Bomberman not a solo bomberman
This is a full Bomberman game with the usual suite of story-mode plus battle-mode, along with unlockable cosmetics and characters. The solo game in this one is more exploration-focussed (it draws from an old spin-off branch of the series called "Bomber King"; 1, 2 ), with tower-defense/invasion and puzzles to break that up. There's also a level-editor because the tower-defense is available as a multiplayer mode too.

There was a battle-royale game called Super Bomberman R Online, but that was closed down and delisted in 2022 and was rolled into this new game as one of the multiplayer modes, but one mode doesn't make the whole game a battle-royale title on the basis of a Steam tag.

Of course, if you're after something more traditional, then the first Super Bomberman R from 2017/2018 is still out there, too - that one's structured very similarly to the SNES games that it's a sequel to.
nenoro Mar 1
Quoting: Pengling
Quoting: nenorothat's Battle Royale Bomberman not a solo bomberman
This is a full Bomberman game with the usual suite of story-mode plus battle-mode, along with unlockable cosmetics and characters. The solo game in this one is more exploration-focussed (it draws from an old spin-off branch of the series called "Bomber King"; 1, 2 ), with tower-defense/invasion and puzzles to break that up. There's also a level-editor because the tower-defense is available as a multiplayer mode too.

There was a battle-royale game called Super Bomberman R Online, but that was closed down and delisted in 2022 and was rolled into this new game as one of the multiplayer modes, but one mode doesn't make the whole game a battle-royale title on the basis of a Steam tag.

Of course, if you're after something more traditional, then the first Super Bomberman R from 2017/2018 is still out there, too - that one's structured very similarly to the SNES games that it's a sequel to.

Instant wishlisted
Pengling Mar 1
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Quoting: nenoroInstant wishlisted
Konami gets a lot of flack from people, but I'm actually impressed by how they've committed to continuing the Bomberman series instead of just leaning on nostalgia like some other companies do.
Quoting: nenoroInstant wishlisted
Pengling being a bad influence again I see......
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