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August 7th, 2018, 14:23
Hard West is currently 90% off on Steam for the next 29 hours.

Welcome to the Wild West like you’ve never seen it before. When a tragic turn of events sets one man down a path of supernatural chaos and revenge, he must brutally hunt down all those who wronged him. Follow Warren on his descent into the darkest recesses of the human soul, and try to survive in a world full of hard choices and even harder consequences. Because in this world, death is a constant presence and the black pacts which you make with forces beyond human comprehension will forever haunt all those around you.

Fight and survive through 8 unique story-based scenarios, and try your hand at 40 individually designed turn-based combat missions. Journey deeper into the world of Hard West and meet a colorful cast of playable characters whose fates are intimately intertwined with yours. Together you will need to make divisive choices to uncover the ultimate plans of the ancient powers at play, as you unravel a deep narrative storyline featuring multiple endings depending on the choices you make during the game.

Game Features

  • A Unique “Weird” West World: Explore a world where Western legends meet demons, arcane rituals and satanic cults and where the dead can walk the Earth again. For a price.
  • Compelling Turn-based Combat: Control 1-4 squad members in thrilling turn-based combat encounters and master a range of powerful western-inspired special abilities, from feats of gunslinging to survivability against all odds, to take out your opponents in a series of original tactical maps with unique story-based objectives.
  • Collect and Combine Special Abilities: Obtain new special abilities by collecting and equipping unique cards which are earned throughout the game by completing main- and optional objectives, exploration , bartering, treasure hunting and more. These cards can be combined to create even more powerful combos, and provide additional options in combat.
  • Choice and Fate: Experience a deep story where decisions made during and between combat scenarios will resonate through future events and change the ultimate fates of a divisive group of colorful characters
  • Luck of the Draw: Use a combat system that goes far beyond pure probability by featuring luck as a unique guardian of engaging and challenging combat
  • Dynamic Cover: Change the flow of combat thanks to an extensive cover system which allows for the creation of effective cover from objects in the environment, making flanking and maneuvering during battles a truly powerful tactic
  • Shadow Spotting: Exploit the Blazing western sun to Locate out of sight enemies by the shadows that they cast, along with the sounds they make
  • Ricochets: Utilize Metal objects to allow master gunslingers to shoot beyond the line of sight for increased tactical combat options, and diversified planning
  • 40 Historically Inspired Weapons: Equip and employ an eclectic collection of deadly shotguns, rifles, pistols and sniper rifles, all based upon real outlandish prototypes, designs and ideas from the era
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August 7th, 2018, 15:22
Finally going to take the plunge.

Must…
relinquish…
my $1.99….
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August 7th, 2018, 16:06
It is easily worth ten to twenty bucks, I had a great time with it.
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August 7th, 2018, 16:13
I had fun for a couple of hours, but lost interest after the first scenario. Still have it installed though so I guess I had the intention to pick it up again.
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August 7th, 2018, 17:49
I really liked this one and greatly appreciated the fact that the individual scenarios all have their own unique mechanics. For me, each time I would start to get bored the scenario would wrap up and I could start a new one with a different scenario and cast of characters. Definitely recommended, especially at such a deep discount.
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August 7th, 2018, 19:06
Anyone would be crazy not to pick it up at this price and give it a shot… pretty decent game.
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August 7th, 2018, 19:59
For this price there is no excuse not to try it.

It is a nice twist that each scenario has its own twist, but ultimately this was the reason I lost interest 2/3rd through: Progression is limited to each scenario.
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August 7th, 2018, 20:30
The scenario thing was a fail imo, killed most of the atmosphere for me
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August 7th, 2018, 21:12
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The scenario thing was a fail imo, killed most of the atmosphere for me
It's really great if you like a good story, but this basically makes it impossible to implement base building or an RPG like character development.

So if you expect these two things, which I guess lots of people did, you will be disappointed.

If you are open for everything, you like (somewhat) tactical combat, and a very unique story in a demonic wild west setting, this is pretty cool.
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August 7th, 2018, 22:10
Yeah I should probably grab that, despite my backlog.
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Originally Posted by Kordanor View Post
It's really great if you like a good story, but this basically makes it impossible to implement base building or an RPG like character development.

So if you expect these two things, which I guess lots of people did, you will be disappointed.
I hated the game. Sorry.
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I had fun for a couple of hours, but lost interest after the first scenario. Still have it installed though so I guess I had the intention to pick it up again.
Same here. The concept is cool, but the game didn't grab me the same way as something like XCOM. I plan on giving it another try though. Maybe I just wasn't in the right mood at the time.
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August 7th, 2018, 22:25
Not even if the devs pay me this game is so bad. If you really want an excellent, way better designed tactical turn based game, then play MechCorp!
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August 8th, 2018, 00:06
*thumbs up* This has been on my Steam wishlist for awhile… I can do $1.99.
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August 8th, 2018, 00:41
Originally Posted by ChaosTheory View Post
*thumbs up* This has been on my Steam wishlist for awhile… I can do $1.99.

…and if it is still too pricey, I hear they've got an instalment plan!
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August 8th, 2018, 05:22
That's pretty darn funny right there, SSI guy!!! Installment plan, indeed!
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MechCorp!
Thanks for the tip! This seems right up my alley!
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August 8th, 2018, 12:40
I played this at release, it was worth the 20$ price tag even then. Unfortunately I never 100% finished it because I lost my saves when I got a new computer few years back and then went I decided to play again from the start one of the missions bugged out and would crash all the time. Still it was worth 75% of the content I did finish (and I don't feel bad missing the last 25% for the same reason some people don't like the game - content is not completely connected so I felt like I did finish a lot of the story).
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August 8th, 2018, 12:55
$2? Fine, whatever. Tactics are good.

Into the backlog with thee!
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August 8th, 2018, 19:41
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$2? Fine, whatever. Tactics are good.

Into the backlog with thee!
The backlog always has to stay ahead of you! Imagine one day running out of games to not play!
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