Cultist Simulator

Cultist Simulator

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MonPad Jun 3, 2018 @ 10:23am
I beat the game!
I have dedicated a silly amount of time to this game already, and finally won!

I'll write a review at some point, but for now I'll just say I've really enjoyed the game, especially learning the mechanics and figuring things out for myself. I do feel from the mid game or so it gets repetitive, but as I've learned new things each playthrough (I died maybe...6 or 7 times? All but one were from dread) I realise there's various things I could have done more efficiently.

A couple of simple(?) things that could be improved:
  • Cards not getting hidden when returned to the board. As well as cards going into stacks properly (it seems to happen to some, but not for spintria)
  • Reason/Passion/Health not being consumed on upgrading followers (or not being able to be used at all)
  • Somehow less randomness on the expedition rewards? My previous playthrough I felt like I was getting almost no books.
  • When books need to be translated, put the book in first and then the skill. I saw this mentioned elsewhere, would be a nice quality of life thing.
  • Some clearer sign when dread is at 2 without clicking on it. So frustrating to have a long and successful run potentially ruined. The time I won I was obsessively checking it and it got annoying.

A couple of questions:
  • Is there any way to upgrade the headquarters? It reads like there would be ("temporary headquarters"), but I didn't notice any.
  • If you use one of the normal rites to win (i.e. that take 3 ingredients), is there any difference to the victory/victory screen?
  • Is there a way to get to a place beyond the peacock door? (i.e. not using the mirror?) I don't want to know how, just if it is possible.
  • How many legacies are there? I've only seen physician, detective and bright young thing. Are there others?

If anyone else has mid-game questions I might be able to answer them! Meanwhile I am tempted to go for all the achievements...
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Tower Jun 3, 2018 @ 10:28am 
Gratz! I got my win recently too, though I'm wondering what you mean by "normal" rite- I only ever got Rites with 3 slots and the desire space. I ascended to Enlightenment on the Rite of the Map's Edge, with a lantern-cult. Which victory did you get?

Funnily enough, Despair is the only way I haven't died.
Last edited by Tower; Jun 3, 2018 @ 10:29am
MonPad Jun 3, 2018 @ 10:32am 
Yep, I also went for lantern.

There is a rite you get from a high level book that gives 6 slots for you to sacrifice in, which makes things a lot easier. Already forgotten the name of it, but I think the book came from a 12-value map. Makes it a lot easier!

I died once from fascination, but every other time my Despair tile started flashing red soon after starting a dream, and I either was doing an expedition or the Ecdysis Club didn't give me contentment.
Last edited by MonPad; Jun 3, 2018 @ 10:34am
Fantasma Jun 3, 2018 @ 10:34am 
Congrats. I've beaten the game with an edge cult, working on a grail cult now.

Regarding ascending beyond the peacock door, the map of the Mansus and the The Sun Before Me achievement suggests it is possible, but damned if I know how.
Tower Jun 3, 2018 @ 10:35am 
I bet, was it referenced in your ending? Mine ended with "The door in the eye" card shown.
adecadence Jun 3, 2018 @ 10:36am 
1. Doesn't look headquarter's upgradeable at this point.
2. No difference, it still displays the same victory screen with the hour and that you won a normal Enlightenment/Power/Sensual victory (in the save it's name minor victory).
3. You can use the Knock tool Frangiclav which won't be broken.
4. You also starts off with Aspirant, so there's 4 :)
Mallechai Jun 3, 2018 @ 12:58pm 
Yeah i ran into the same things :) especially the fact that the victory screen says: Standard Forge Victory (took the power path), really makes me wonder what other ways there would still be. Really felt like i was only just arriving at the late game, when i realised i could already make the 36 required forge.

Also looking at the map etc. and the number of expeditions i hadnt done yet makes me think that there is a way to open the peacock door. It's probably a high level item from one of the top 2 tiers, (never ended up getting to those). kind of sad you cant just continue after initial victory, not looking forward to another 10 hour session just to get to the same point again :o

Though admittedly it would go ALOT faster now that i get how summoning etc, worked. :P
bridgeofblues Jun 3, 2018 @ 3:25pm 
To get the higher level victories we need to wait for the legacies to be released. See how the legacy mechanic works is When you finish a losing or other minor or standard victories you unlock a legacy. The things is not all the legacies are in the game yet. When you get a standard victory it should once we get that updated unlock advance legacy that let us play as our recently born Long.
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Date Posted: Jun 3, 2018 @ 10:23am
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