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#1 Edited by audioBusting (2523 posts) -

This is kinda old news, but maybe some of you haven't heard this yet (considering that the game isn't very popular).

For those unfamiliar with the game, Spiral Knights used to gate its content by charging an in-game currency fee (Energy) for every level you play. Revives also cost energy, and the cost escalates at every revive per run. A small amount of Energy is given for free per day, but it was only enough for about 5 levels and a couple of revives. In addition to that, players needed a lot of energy to craft gear, which is the main character progression of the game. Obviously, players could buy more Energy with real dollars. This was a big turn-off for a lot of players, especially since the game can be a bit grindy.

A couple weeks ago, the game had a huge patch that introduced and revamped a lot of things -- among the things that changed is the energy system. There is no more energy fees to enter levels and craft! Players now get one revive for free per level, and additional revives come in the form of an item. Basically, we can finally play the game as much as we want without the free-to-play bullshit.

This makes now a pretty good time to try (or get back into) the game. I really like this game, but I haven't played the games in months because of all that energy crap. It's nice to finally be able to try out the rest of the game's content without having to worry about my video game financial situation.

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#2 Edited by Levio (1953 posts) -

I bought the game for $20 at launch and beat it a few weeks later. I still had half my currency left when I quit and had crafted an ultra rare rapier of demon slaying.

Just fyi.

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#3 Posted by jaycrockett (741 posts) -

I won a costume in the steam holiday sale, I think I'm going to give this game another try.

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#4 Edited by lyisa (445 posts) -

I remember playing the hell out of this game for a day or two and spent no money on it whatsoever. The energy costs were annoying, sure, but it was possible to beat it in a very short amount of time with no money investment.

Oh this was necro'd, nevermind..

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#5 Posted by crithon (3979 posts) -

it feels like I haven't played this game in 2 years. I feel the whole mmo design really unappealing, maybe this might be better. Not sure, it's cute, could be better.

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#6 Posted by ConfusedOwl (1161 posts) -

This is a necro but I totally didn't know that this happened. I might have to try this out again. I remember really liking it when I played it.

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#7 Edited by jaycrockett (741 posts) -

Yeah sorry to necro, just curious if anyone still played. I find it visually appealing and it seems to play pretty well with a gamepad. They just added something called "battle sprites" which I think is supposed to offer some more customization. I only played an hour or two but I didn't detect any egregious f2p stuff. I'll probably give it another play.

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#8 Posted by Mike (17306 posts) -
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#9 Posted by e30bmw (614 posts) -

I tried to sell something from this game that I got from the snow globe stuff on Steam and it just seems to have disappeared? I was only listing it for 3 cents, but still, weird.