Saturday Morning Gaming Post: The Apostle Update for Cultist Simulator
Back around Christmas time, I mentioned that Cultist Simulator was my favorite game of 2018. Well, it has since come out with a free (!!!!!) update to the game. The NewGame+ mode adds three new ways to play (after you beat the game). If you beat it to get the Enlightenment, Sensation, or Power endings, you can now play as an apostle of the guy or gal who got the Enlightenment, Sensation, or Power ending and you can help them ascend to godhood.
But the old cult broke up after the old charismatic leader entered the Mansus… and there are new enemies working in the shadows… and you still need to eat (which costs money), and study, and grow more powerful, and visit the dreamtime, and ransack old artifact sites.
It’s a completely different experience. It forces you to learn the game all over again, with new and different mechanics and new victory conditions. And you can do stuff like turn the old ransacked artifact sites into new headquarters. Which is cool.
If you enjoyed playing Cultist Simulator and then put it down, you should check it out and pick it back up and test out some of the NewGame+ games. If you’ve never played it before, it remains one of the most interesting games I’ve ever played. (If you enjoy board games with resource management, this is like playing solitaire with a tarot deck where you have to/get to deal with timers. It’s a surreal and fascinating gaming experience that is not for the faint of heart. Longer reviews available in the link above and here.)
Seriously, I would consider this game to be a bargain at full price and now that it’s effectively doubled the size of the game, it’s got even more value. (And pick up the DLC. While Enlightenment, Sensation, or Power games have a lot of overlap with each other, the Moth game has some serious divergences from those three. Well worth the three bucks.)
So… what are you playing?
(Featured image is Cultist Simulator’s promotional image.)