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Sword of the Stars: The Pit

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A deadly plague ravages your world. Your last hope: a legendary alien facility dug deep into the Feldspar Mountains...a massive Pit, built by the ancient Suul'ka.

If 'The Pit' really exists, there might be something left. Something that will give your doctors a fighting chance at the cure.

All you know for sure is that every expedition into those mountains has failed to return...

And Nothing Sows Death Like the Suul'ka.

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Sword of the Stars: The Pit is a fun, fast, light-hearted turn-based RPG, where the tradition of Rogue and other old school dungeon-diving games meets the sci-fi Sword of the Stars universe, where the question to ask isn't "Did you make it to the end?" so much as "How far did you make it into The Pit before the monsters got you?"

Be brave, press on for the sake of your planet, and when all else fails, go out in a blaze of glory!Key Features
  • 3 Characters to choose from... Marine, Pilot and Engineer!
  • 30 Levels of ancient evil science between you and the cure!
  • Improve your character and increase your skills as you try and find a way to survive the depths.
  • Dozens and dozens of enemies drawn from the Sword of the Stars universe!
  • Over 50 weapons and armors with a variety of special effects including flamethrowers, rocket launchers, plasma cannons and powered Brawler armor!
  • Randomized augmentation effects (for your equipment... and for you!) make each game unique.
  • Crafting lets you make special items from bits and pieces of your enemies.
  • Over 100 items to discover, ranging from the familiar to ancient exotic tech.
  • Dozens of room types containing a host of exotic devices to help - or maybe hinder - your progress.
  • Discover and decipher hidden messages, crafting recipes, and pieces of Sword of the Stars lore!
  • Many fiendish ways to die including poisoning, disease, traps, radiation, starvation and of course... MONSTERS.
Platforms
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68
Developer
Kerberos Productions Inc.
Publisher
Kerberos Productions Inc.
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.sots-thepit.com

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS:Windows XP
  • Processor:Intel Pentium 1.6 GHz or equivalent
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Graphics:512 MB DX compatible card
  • DirectX®:9.0c
  • Hard Drive:1.4 GB HD space
  • Sound:Any Windows compatible sound device
  • Additional:Controller support: 2-button mouse, keyboard and speakers
Recommended:
  • OS:Windows Vista / 7
  • Processor:Intel Pentium 2 GHz or equivalent
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Graphics:1 GB DX compatible card
  • Hard Drive:1.4 GB HD space
  • Sound:Any Windows compatible sound device
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional:Controller support: 2-button mouse, keyboard and speakers

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS:Ubuntu 12, Fedora 20, etc
  • Processor:2.0 GHz Intel
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Graphics:512 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card
  • Hard Drive:1.4 GB HD space
  • Sound:Any Linux compatible sound device, stereo speakers or head phones

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS:10.8 Mountain Lion
  • Processor:2.0 GHz Intel
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Graphics:512 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card
  • Hard Drive:1.4 GB HD space
  • Sound:Any Mac compatible sound device, stereo speakers or head phones
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Sword of the Stars: The Pit reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from French
A very good Roguelike in the line of Dungeon of Dredmor. In chippotant we could note the impossibility of turning on oneself and the fact that changing weapons does not cost point of action. But these are details that weigh little in front of the pleasures of having a real Roguelike accessible. And in addition one can without problem reach the first levels in normal, which is rare for the genre where it is not uncommon to die in the premers minutes! Bravo!
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Have discovered this Game through a Friend and I have to say it's SUPI! Beautiful Rogue like With Gathering Craze. Reminiscent a bit of Fallout. Get in the Sale for ~ 1Euro and get more than if I bought a Call of Duty: Ghost for over €60. It doesn't always matter to the Graphics, because when you play, where you don't work so Graphics, you're working on other Things. Just test, People at such a Price can't be done wrong.
Translated by
Microsoft from French
A game with a good atmosphere, efficient gameplay, endless replay... Once bought, it kept me in suspense 3h of sharpened! A very appreciable rogue-like dimension, a very special style and a difficulty that will often make you pester (blind trap... you will know when you will fall on it...) Recommended for players looking for difficulty and replayability. Not recommended for non-English speaking players and/or prefering history to gameplay (still that...)
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Sword of the Stars: The Pit A Rogue-like you could call it, that would be like calling Barbie smart. A Game over 30 Levels? Maybe! A Game in which the Words Light And Normal still look like the best Option after the 50th Attempt. Sometimes I'm not sure if I've died from Poison or the Disease. Then it occurs to me again that I actually die much more often because I run out of ammunition. Sometimes you starve quite pitifully. But let's get to the Point: Is the Game good? Is it worth his Money? I have no idea. All I know is that I have already played this Game for more than 50 Hours without even playing it once on Normal. Not because I didn't try, but because the Developers of this Game have a distinct Sadistic Streak. At least that's the Excuse I'm going to stick with. I would never admit that after a Glance at the Wiki I had read about game Mechanics, which I had no Idea until then. Partly because these were poorly described partly because I just hadn't considered that one or the other might be possible. Furthermore, even after 50 Hours I would admit to not having translated even a Fraction Of the craft Recipes in the Game (I mainly Did Decryption Runs). In Short: It's Hard, dirty, brutal, time-wasteful, demanding, frustrating and yet you want to play it again and again just to see if you can do it this time ... Maybe I'll make it through sometime ... Then there is a proper Review. Is it Worth buying? I would say yes ... And that the Rest of the Sword of the Star franchise does not exist. It is better to look at it according to everything I read.
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