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Sanctum Updated, DLC Released

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by hal, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    Sanctum is a pretty neat UDK-powered game that's a mix of co-op FPS and Tower-Defense and it is available on Steam. The free "Elysion One Overrun!" update is now out and includes a new map, Shotgun, and two new towers.

    A few new pieces of paid DLC are out as well: two new maps: Aftermath and Aftershock add two new towers: The Violator, Penetrator, and Killing Floor. All of these are available for temporarily at 10% off.



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  2. shoptroll

    shoptroll New Member

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    Funny, I tried the demo this weekend and while I like the concept, I couldn't get totally into this. Also I was absolutely demolished because it wasn't clear which routes the AI would take.

    Neat concept but still not high on my purchase list.
     
  3. DarkEmperor

    DarkEmperor Buried By The Dead

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    IMO Sanctum is a rather pretty bad UDK-powered game. It tries to be Defense Grid with a twist (first person gimmick) but it is boring as hell. Wouldn't waste any money on it, especially on lame DLC packs that should be free in the first place (if they knew anything about promoting a game).
     
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  4. Plumb_Drumb

    Plumb_Drumb yumb

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    first person shouldn't have to be a gimmick - you set up your defenses and then go out and fight in first person like any other pawn on the field.
    Of course, having on the fly camera views ranging from FP to Strategic view is necessary, as you say, to see what the heck is going on.
     
  5. Vaskadar

    Vaskadar It's time I look back from outer space

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    Press TAB on the thing and you're set.
     
  6. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    I really like the game. It has a fun premise and it nails the mixed genre thing. I can see how you'd think it was boring, it really just depends on how you feel about tower defense and trying lots of different paths.
     
  7. HedgeMaster

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    Looks promising, as I enjoy every game that involves massive killing of enemies. I only worry about how long could this game possibly last and whether it gets boring from lack of challenge or lack of gameplay options.
    Still, cheap indie is probably worth a try.
     
  8. Bi()ha2arD

    Bi()ha2arD Toxic!

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    This is most fun if played in coop.
     
  9. Crusha K. Rool

    Crusha K. Rool Coding Crocodile

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    Indeed. Even on Casual 2-player coop with just 20 waves does the round usually last an hour. But endless, now renamed to survival, got a lot harder and ends earlier now, as you can't choose a difficulty level for that anymore.

    Actually sad, some people enjoyed to play endless against easy enemies and just see how far they could upgrade their maze. Then the game might also have last for more than five hours.

    The new towers are a good addition, especially the Holo tower adds a whole new tactical element as it now finally matters where you actually place your towers in the maze. It also saves your own weapons from becoming obsolete at the end of the match as you can only upgrade it six times while the enemies keep their health scaling up with each wave.
     
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  10. Bi()ha2arD

    Bi()ha2arD Toxic!

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    [screenshot]http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/576683235409167824/3AEEDBE5976C3077A234B9F8B7E756372525316D/[/screenshot]

    All holo towers on level 6 :D

    We got to wave 20 endless with this, then we got raped by flying enemies.
     
  11. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    it looks like eye-candy plus but this type of gameplay just doesn't float my boat. Probably a good teamplay game?
     
  12. Crusha K. Rool

    Crusha K. Rool Coding Crocodile

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    But that won't work for very long anymore. The developers know about the holo abuse and will fix it so that the damage of consecutive holos doesn't stack that much anymore. Then you will get like +100% of the first holo's bonus, +50% of the second one's, +25% of the third's and so on.

    Here is another layout that excels even more:
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  13. TheSpoonDog

    TheSpoonDog CBP3! Yarrr!

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    I heard they were going to introduce 4 player co-op - is that in yet? That might make me and a few office buddies try it..
     
  14. Bi()ha2arD

    Bi()ha2arD Toxic!

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    4p-Coop has been there for a couple of months now.
     
  15. nELsOn

    nELsOn bSnakeCastShadow = True

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    I don't know about your office but we go there to work! :mad:

    oh well... looking at how much time I invested into Borderlands on lunch breaks recently already proves me wrong I guess...
    Sanctum would be a nice one to try in co-op but I kinda doubt I will ever be able to tear anyone at the office away from TF2 :lol:
     
  16. TheSpoonDog

    TheSpoonDog CBP3! Yarrr!

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    Ha, yea there are a lot of hardcore TF2'ers here too (and SC2)... luckily there's a group of us keen to try some different co-op games after thrashing the crap out of L4D.
     

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