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HELLDIVERS: Dive Me to Hell.

StericaSterica YesRegistered User, Moderator mod
edited December 2015 in Social Entropy++
Helldivers is a co-op top-down shooter by Arrowhead Studios, which means half the fun of the game is in the spectacular failure brought on by friendly fire accidents ("accidents"). It takes place in a dystopian incredibly free future where Earth is now a single fascist very democratic world government, and it's basically like if Starship Troopers had to fight the other two Starcraft races in additions to space bugs.

The game has been out on PS4/3/Vita since March, but now it's coming to Steam December 7th! Preorder and start serving Super Earth today!

I'll update this OP when I get the time.

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    honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    This looks like 40K and Starship Troopers had a baby with some Warcraft asthetic mixed in.

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    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    I will play this literally any time I can on psn with people add vuvuzellis

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I own this and I've really barely played it.

    I should remedy that

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    KilroyKilroy timaeusTestified Registered User regular
    gonna buy this on steam for sure

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    AvalonGuardAvalonGuard Registered User regular
    if I were to buy this on steam

    Would there be fellow defenders of democracy here in se++, because my normal gaming group is uninterested and it makes me sad.

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    Albino BunnyAlbino Bunny Jackie Registered User regular
    I am the defender of freedom.

    Also I have 42 accidentals in 10 hours of service. Definitely best team mate.

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    Mx. QuillMx. Quill I now prefer "Myr. Quill", actually... {They/Them}Registered User regular
    Helldivers is such a good game that I sadly haven't played a lot on PS4. Just swirlin' space capes around, dumping bullets into teammates by accident...

    I watched Cryoatic stream the Steam version a few days ago, and he assumed the extraction ship wouldn't squash him to death. Oh how very wrong he was.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    I never got to play this with anyone. Only done the tutorial.

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    Inquisitor77Inquisitor77 2 x Penny Arcade Fight Club Champion A fixed point in space and timeRegistered User regular
    I've heard really good things about this game. And I'd like something to play that is Diablo-esque with a little more teamwork that isn't in a janky first-person perspective...

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    RadiusRadius Registered User regular
    You know what's better than Online Helldivers?

    Couch Co-Op Helldivers. That way you can punch your friend in the arm when they drop a beacon on your mech.

    (Mechs are fucking broken)

    Everyday we stray further from God's light
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    Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
    Mechs are the only way to survive

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    DrDinosaurDrDinosaur Registered User regular
    I stupidly stood under an airdropped motorcycle and got crushed

    The driver gets in, and a teammate runs behind him to get in the sidecar. The driver chooses this moment to drive backwards, killing him.

    He drives forward and takes a wide circle and accidentally runs over a third teammate.

    Desperate to call in a reinforcement beacon, he gets out of the motorcycle. Unfortunately, he was driving at the time, so the motorcycle continues forward and kills him.

    Helldivers is a fantastic game and I could go on for quite a while about how much I like it.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Anyone know if the deluxe edition is worth it if my friend group is gonna be deep on this game for a while

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    MorkathMorkath Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2015
    Anyone know if the deluxe edition is worth it if my friend group is gonna be deep on this game for a while

    Depends, some of the DLC is really good (the sickle, the twin autocannon mech, I think the UAV is dlc as well). Other is not so much.
    For example, the UAV once upgraded shows samples on the map, which is really useful for leveling up.

    Depends on if they are going to sell the DLC individually.

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    DrDinosaurDrDinosaur Registered User regular
    It's $3 for each of the 14 pieces of DLC, $40 for the Deluxe, and $45 for the base game + the DLC bundle

    The Deluxe is obviously the *Best Value* but it's only $5 more if you want to play through the offerings in the base game then upgrade when you want more options

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    AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    I just picked this up for the boyfriend and myself to get some good bug squishing on.

    Has anyone had a chance to try it out with mouse + keyboard? I'm quite curious how well they implemented the control scheme for that.

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    Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
    Do not play duel joystick shooters with a mouse

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    AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    Do not play duel joystick shooters with a mouse

    Well I don't own any PC compatible controllers so

    Regardless, they apparently have KBM support so I see no reason why it might not at least be pretty okay?

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    AvalonGuardAvalonGuard Registered User regular
    After getting the maxed out Humblebee UAV, it paid for itself in like four or five missions. It's important.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Do not play duel joystick shooters with a mouse

    counterpoint: Play with what you want, I find nuclear throne to play way better with KBAM

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    Blue mapBlue map Hello darkness, my old friend. Registered User regular
    edited December 2015
    The game works perfectly fine with KBAM. It's probably a superior control scheme thanks to the fact that you get an aiming reticule.

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    Albino BunnyAlbino Bunny Jackie Registered User regular
    KBAM should have to use the laser perk to get a cross hair :rotate:

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    AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    Apparently they deliberately made KBAM a little bit fiddlier than you'd expect just to avoid making it "too easy" to play with it.

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    Albino BunnyAlbino Bunny Jackie Registered User regular
    Yeah, and honestly I'm down with that because the game was clearly designed from the ground up for controllers.

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    AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    I did the tutorial stuff earlier and it felt pretty okay with KBAM, if a bit sluggish (in an intentional feeling sort of way).

    I think the only change I'd prefer is if wasd was back/forward/strafe and you turn via the mouse rather than keyboard turning- I can see my fingers cramping up during a longer mission.

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited December 2015
    The Ranger Pack comes with all PC copies I think, or maybe just preorders?

    But yeah, the UAV should the first thing you upgrade. On a Hell Dive mission we got like 23 samples which is ridiculous. Also seeing all patrols on the map is just really fucking useful in its own right.

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    SLyMSLyM Registered User regular
    This is the first game I bought knowing I might use a steam refund on.

    I absolutely will not.

    My friend is working on a roguelike game you can play if you want to. (It has free demo)
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    SLyMSLyM Registered User regular
    Is there any way to remove burst fire from the paladin though? It chews through ammo that's often overkill

    My friend is working on a roguelike game you can play if you want to. (It has free demo)
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    ProhassProhass Registered User regular
    This looks so cool but I've only got an Xbox one, no gaming PC, so I'm bummed to miss out

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    MorkathMorkath Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    SLyM wrote: »
    Is there any way to remove burst fire from the paladin though? It chews through ammo that's often overkill

    You can't modify weapons outside of the upgrades you can get on them.

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    AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    Yeah I am glad ya'll suggested the UAV upgrade because it's been super useful so far.

    Do different weapon types have differing effectiveness against different enemies? The laser gun is kinda cool but seems less potent against the shield guys etc

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    Blue mapBlue map Hello darkness, my old friend. Registered User regular
    Anzekay wrote: »
    Yeah I am glad ya'll suggested the UAV upgrade because it's been super useful so far.

    Do different weapon types have differing effectiveness against different enemies? The laser gun is kinda cool but seems less potent against the shield guys etc
    Different weapons are definitely better/worse at dealing with certain enemies. The higher caliber AR (the AR-20 I think?) is good at dealing with almost every enemy in the game, barring proper heavy armor.

    My Steam profile thing: http://steamcommunity.com/id/Blue_map/ Battlenet: BlueMap#1493
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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    I got Helldivers.

    I want to play Helldivers with you guys

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    SLyMSLyM Registered User regular
    Are you on my friends list? I will play it with people

    My friend is working on a roguelike game you can play if you want to. (It has free demo)
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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Yes I am, apparently!

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    SLyMSLyM Registered User regular
    well I'm gonna play it right now

    My friend is working on a roguelike game you can play if you want to. (It has free demo)
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    AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    good lord the Retaliatory Strike missions (the arena ones) are really difficult! Especially for 2 person squads. Anyone got any tips for them?

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    So I played my first game of this last night and my friends had me do a difficulty 10 mission with them

    Took 45 minutes but we did it!

    This game's cool

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    45 minutes good lord

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    45 minutes good lord

    we spent approximately 20 with 3 people dead and one running away

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