Cultist Simulator Review

  • Publisert 2 år siden

    MandaloreGaming

    Runtime: 15:22

    The Cultist Simulator Review examines the esoteric narrative card game from Fallen London's lead writer Alexis Kennedy. This is my first video on a card game, and most likely the last as well.
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    #CultistSimulator #CultistSimulatorReview #CultistSimulatorPC
    00:00 - Intro
    1:25 - Game Premise
    2:13 - Visuals
    3:17 - Music & Sound Design
    4:22 - Story & Writing
    6:24 - Gameplay Mechanics
    12:54 - Dancer DLC
    13:22 - Conclusions
    14:05 - Credits
    15:10 - He Returns

MandaloreGaming
MandaloreGaming

Cultist Simulator on GOG - https://www.gog.com/game/cultist_simulator?pp=ea44f9f30a420daae75cc97b35ace35e373be70a THE LIST - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_K3ziSxT9zcUUGCddS4sF1uNJTWHSbOwB1CQX2Rx4Uo This is the first card game video I've done. It's also likely to be the last. Expeditions are now fixed to be less grindy, there are new game+ boss enemies, purposes to new multiple headquarters, and a lot more added free stuff since the video.

2 år siden
Wolfspaule
Wolfspaule

Bought it with all DLCs, thanks to you.

7 måneder siden
Gunholy1
Gunholy1

you introduced me to a lot of amazing games in what was a boring market and I love your analysis on Pathologic and Call of Cthulhu. When I'm not playing this on my pc at the house then I'm playing it on the go via app, good time killers for lunch. Keep up the great work

11 måneder siden
invghost
invghost

Does that link give you any benefits? I know some people have referral links so if I were to buy through that I'd be benefiting you. Just incase I decide to purchase it in future.

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No Sound
No Sound

MandaloreGaming kenshi pls

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God Emperor Of Mankind
God Emperor Of Mankind

You should also try Duskers, its a command game where you play as a guy controlling drones with a big twist in the story

2 år siden
Red Ram
Red Ram

I came here expecting this to be satire toward extremist right and left wing behavior

5 dager siden
Volerm
Volerm

Standard players give MTG it's expensive player stereotype. Try the Modern or Commander format and you'll have a blast.

8 dager siden
Eleanor
Eleanor

9:02 here we can see someone that is in problems and one card of contentment is not going to cut it

9 dager siden
H. P. Lovecraft's Cat
H. P. Lovecraft's Cat

Great book! 11/10 would recommend

12 dager siden
ProductionsJazzhands
ProductionsJazzhands

Having an absolute blast playing this, but revisiting this video for a little insight (no joke about no tutorial) and now I'm jealous at just how damn good Mandalore is at arranging the cards.

12 dager siden
K.A.L
K.A.L

I played this game for like 50 hours. I sent a demon to deal with the guy investigating me. “An almost sure thing” he fucking killed my demon and arrested me. Fuck

12 dager siden
Alexander Grube
Alexander Grube

"I dont know if there is a timeline..." There are multiple, and they are all true.

19 dager siden
Add Infinitum
Add Infinitum

I saw this a while ago but the reviews were bad, I think they had fixed some of the issues anyway but this convinced me to get it. Haven't won yet and I'm very confused but I'm enjoying it.

22 dager siden
Matt
Matt

This was a good review but the game seems bad because it doesn't tell you how to play

23 dager siden
LifeLikeSage
LifeLikeSage

I hated that the game had a time limit. I don't mind dying horribly, but I want time to think.

23 dager siden
SierraSierraFoxtrot
SierraSierraFoxtrot

Fantastic game but the clock is dementing, especially for an older gentleman who just wants to take the time to truly understand the occult and not just rush through it.

25 dager siden
vahnn0
vahnn0

I backed this game on Kickstarter or Indiegogo or one of those things, I can't remember. Thought it looked dope af. Then I finally got my copy and I just have NO patience for this game, so I still haven't played it for more than 10 minutes and have no idea what it's all about.

27 dager siden
DeltaPangaea
DeltaPangaea

It's only now, after coming back to watch this again in 2020, that I notice fucking Sewer Surfin' in the background just barely audible.

28 dager siden
Krawurxus
Krawurxus

I had a bad Ulnaris nerve lesion which hurt so bad I couldn't use my right arm for 3 weeks. This game saved me while I was on sick leave. It's only a few bucks on mobile and runs fine on a cheap tablet. Most importantly, I could play it with only my left hand.

28 dager siden
The green one
The green one

You used the wrong cursed object. Try the mystery of the Droods next.

29 dager siden
darkspire91
darkspire91

Does anyone know that headbanging music at 11:42?

29 dager siden
Kevbo2040
Kevbo2040

Kennedy is an amazing writer who comes up with brilliant ideas, settings, and stories...and without fail, he puts that brilliance and all that effort into games that, without fail, are absolutely atrocious in terms of gameplay, grinding and just slogging through nonsense to get to the gold. And I say this as someone who absolutely *loves* Sunless Sea.

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Logan Gagnepain
Logan Gagnepain

This music reminds me ov Avery... which reminds me of the droods... what is going on?

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Zahm Bohddie
Zahm Bohddie

The only diffrence between a commodore (old as shit computer) text based game and a card game is it actually has graphics other than its the same worthless crap.

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BMJ
BMJ

Shame about Alexis Kennedy. I would never play this now :(

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Panda Funkey
Panda Funkey

wish I had the brainpower to process it all :( I can't hardly get anywhere myself.

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The God Emperor of Mankind
The God Emperor of Mankind

Just gave it a go, played for 2 hours still have no idea what the fuck is going on, time to rewatch this old review

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Owczak_Animated
Owczak_Animated

Ever since Goat Simulator came out, I never could take a game with "simulator" in the title seriously

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Geico Lizard
Geico Lizard

2:20 I remember watching this and thinking there was no way to understand anything happening on the board. Then I played for a while and this looks like nothing.

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Fulcrum 67
Fulcrum 67

0/10 I don't get to take over a small town in Nevada with a private army of followers.

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armersuender
armersuender

how is this idea not stolen from Underhand??

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j3s0n
j3s0n

You pronounce Cthulhu wrong btw

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Argonisgema
Argonisgema

imagine if this was a real live card game.

2 måneder siden
PsychOsmosis
PsychOsmosis

I have to comment on this 1 year old video for the Bomberman Hero music. I fucking loved that game growing up. The only cartridge I ever broke (stepped on it by accident). I rebought it soon after.

2 måneder siden
madcat789
madcat789

11:45 What's the song here?

2 måneder siden
sporepda
sporepda

Honestly, this game is in a weird place. It have very boring starting grind, fairly interesting mid game (that dont last long, unfortunately) and then you just... kinda rush to an end. This is weird, because there are a lot of opportunities opens up, more languages to learn, deeper parts of a dreams to explore, but you dont really need to do so. You can easily finish your run without touching rituals (aside from final one), not learning most of languages, im pretty sure you dont even need, hell, im pretty sure you dont even need to get to a peacock door for a certain paths or if you are lucky.And thing is, after beating game once you gain access to basically a hard mod, that makes early game much more interesting, but nothing like that for an endgame, which is a shame, because it is then stuff start getting really interesting

2 måneder siden
jbarthol
jbarthol

In the 90's for me it was POGs, not Pokemon.

2 måneder siden
Mateo García
Mateo García

You Are also pretty good at telling and not showing...

2 måneder siden
Tohab
Tohab

I wonder if Ross Scott would be interested...?

2 måneder siden
calle andersson
calle andersson

Where is the life point kid now?

2 måneder siden
LSB
LSB

I have a small cult. this is so cool!

2 måneder siden
Blue Ж
Blue Ж

"I think these are all the materials...what were these for again?" Me in every game ever

2 måneder siden
It's josh 907
It's josh 907

11:26 best part of the video

2 måneder siden
Matthew Curran
Matthew Curran

"Detective Spooner". Is that supposed to be an I Robot reference?

2 måneder siden
Башка бота
Башка бота

0:49 Heyheyhey mandalore, it's only for standard, in other formats u can use cards forever if they don't get banned

2 måneder siden
Up To Speed On Jaguar
Up To Speed On Jaguar

It took me a minute, but i realized the intro music was from bomberman 64. That shit really takes me back.

2 måneder siden
Suomalainen Pallokala
Suomalainen Pallokala

It would be cool. If I would stop dying of sickness or dread in the first 20 minutes!

2 måneder siden
Vincent S
Vincent S

Loved the Dark Corners bits. (: Maybe I'll give Cultist Simulator another try.

3 måneder siden
Argie87
Argie87

11:36 Pentagram, means 5 points, you made one of 6

3 måneder siden
Martin Krauser
Martin Krauser

good catch

2 måneder siden
Gotterdammerung05
Gotterdammerung05

Whoosh

2 måneder siden
Francis Williamson
Francis Williamson

Silly question, I'm sure - does anyone know what.... Version? Reprinting? Of The King In Yellow Mandalore has here? That artwork is nice and I need it in my life :(

3 måneder siden
Evo
Evo

Can anyone tell me the game that is shown at 13:37? Thank you!

3 måneder siden
Paul Decker
Paul Decker

'Call of Chthullu: Dark corners of the earth'

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Nicolás Álvarez
Nicolás Álvarez

Try Underhand for Android.... totally free with no MTX or ads.... really cool!

3 måneder siden
ScarletSiren
ScarletSiren

I enjoyed this game, but goddamn, I am not good at it at all.

4 måneder siden
Gary Busey
Gary Busey

Scooby-Doo music for the ritual, nice.

4 måneder siden
Adam West
Adam West

Dalek Cult Chanting. So, it’s a crossover episode?

4 måneder siden
Kajo Kinta
Kajo Kinta

What i loved about this game is, that with it becoming more risky as you progress and also you having more to lose, it kind of drives you towards more reckless decisions. That's what happened to me the first time i came really far. The police where after me, madness closing in but i was so close. So close to whatever the hell i was searching for. So i'll sacrificed follower after follower to hunt down more and more detectives while also trying to progress. I think the game works best the first few times, when you're still figuring stuff out, because it feels like a genuine descent into madness.

4 måneder siden
Andrej Specht
Andrej Specht

0:33 Yugi: "That's Russian Vodka you're pouring, that's 90% alcohol." Me: "Что?"

4 måneder siden
SamnichStudios
SamnichStudios

Glozelle green's wise words on occult activity: (her charlie charlie challenge vid) 'YOU DON'T PLAY LIKE THAT YOU DON'T PLAY LIKE THAT YOU DON'T PLAY LIKE THAT! "

4 måneder siden
Verion Vermillion
Verion Vermillion

If I had a nickel for every time I saw a cultist game based around cards I'd have two nickels which isn't a lot but it's strange it's happened twice

4 måneder siden
LIVitUP
LIVitUP

"that one book" lmao

4 måneder siden
I have no shame and must scream
I have no shame and must scream

Can you pause it in order to read your cards....cus I can't read too fast...

4 måneder siden
hng man
hng man

Mandy, the star of david IS NOT THE SAME AS A PENTAGRAM. We've been over this.

4 måneder siden
Forever Gimmly
Forever Gimmly

now i want more videos of you dooing cultist rituals o.O

4 måneder siden
Meiji Marts
Meiji Marts

What's the song title at 11:43?

4 måneder siden
Triplecast Sleep
Triplecast Sleep

I love the random cutaway to fit in the obligatory marv scream.

4 måneder siden
Lucas Santana
Lucas Santana

Never got through to buying this one, guess i'l give it a shot now.

5 måneder siden
Terry Monks
Terry Monks

I thought this was another video about star citizen.

5 måneder siden
Aeterna
Aeterna

I tried to play this before... and I honestly don't recall seeing the bottom bar with stats or PAUSE button! Oh my lord, that's so important!

5 måneder siden
Reinbach
Reinbach

“The Wood grows around the walls of the Mansus. As any student of the Histories knows, the Mansus has no walls.”

5 måneder siden
Chris Resnikoff
Chris Resnikoff

You have more fun as a follower. But you make more money as a leader.

5 måneder siden
Fanis Patitsas
Fanis Patitsas

Every time I hear "minimalistic artstyle" I translate it to "we were too cheap/lazy/rushing to bother with proper artists so we went with our kindergarten art skills and did it ourselves"...

5 måneder siden
A. Van Toor
A. Van Toor

I hate it when games punish me for reading. Tried this one out on Android and was immidiately put off by this tradeoff. Not that I'm a slow reader, but when I die because I chose to be interested, I'm done. I consider that a capital sin in games based on books.

5 måneder siden
Youtube Doge
Youtube Doge

Hah

5 måneder siden
Eli Chernov
Eli Chernov

Спасибо за видео

5 måneder siden
DasAttorney
DasAttorney

I clicked on this thinking it was a study about Star Citizen fans

5 måneder siden
B2air 1921
B2air 1921

That Scooby Doo reference had me howling

5 måneder siden
Raving Death
Raving Death

God his voice is so expressive.

5 måneder siden
H20wizard
H20wizard

Goddammit that bomberman music

5 måneder siden
First Name Last Name
First Name Last Name

I love this channel. It’s like sseth without the jokes

5 måneder siden
Dylan Paoloni
Dylan Paoloni

Just bought this game on mobile because of this video, you weren't kidding when you said there's no tutorial, would've been completely lost if not for your intro. Guess review copies work no matter how late

5 måneder siden
Gabriel Nguyen
Gabriel Nguyen

I just had my best run end in disaster because I let my fascination get too high

5 måneder siden
DarkSylince
DarkSylince

First time watcher, I've seen Joseph Anderson and Whitelight some HBbomberguy and a couple others, and I was testing a new face out. That scooby doo thing with the pentagram had me immediately. Love it.

5 måneder siden
Anthony LiPira
Anthony LiPira

I've been playing this for 40+ hours and keep getting stuck until I die. The only scenario I completed was by getting a promotion in the police department. It's clear that I'm too stupid for this game.

6 måneder siden
Jennifer Fitch
Jennifer Fitch

What a terrible video... I'm trying to learn something about THE GAME, and we have to wade through this guy's self-indulgent ramblings and equally self-indulgent wise-cracks. Notice he makes sure we are told that he's aware of Lovecraft to a degree where he can offer commentary on those who reference Lovecraft! A subtle "I know more than you". Its too bad. We rely on Youtube more these days for reviews of things, yet the people making the reviews are mostly narcissists shoving a camera in their face.

6 måneder siden
Dennis Baron
Dennis Baron

he doesn't use a camera?

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WitherSol The Vagrant
WitherSol The Vagrant

I don't see how Mandalore being aware of Lovecraft is anything beyond standard ethos reasoning. I mean isn't the idea he wanted to touch on that despite people saying that Cultist Simulator is similar to Lovecraft's work it actually is more akin to The King in Yellow, a story that inspired Lovecraft. Also, you present him being aware of Lovecraft as a bad thing, but would it actually be better if Mandalore didn't know anything about it? Letting the audience known the game's influences helps the audience understand the tone of the work in question.

6 måneder siden
MobiWan
MobiWan

I was searching for this video in your Playlist because of the art style. This is just vague enough to pique my interest to play it.

6 måneder siden
Juliette Abernethy
Juliette Abernethy

workout music

6 måneder siden
Real Ralph
Real Ralph

Ralph think this look cool

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serjov v
serjov v

May I have the name of African ritual song boss please

6 måneder siden
George Cauldron
George Cauldron

I tried this game during its free weekend and unfortunately didn't care for it. I enjoy my card games and I'm a sucker for anything Cthulu related but felt like I was just spinning a bunch of plates and the vagueness of the rules really annoyed me. It's a shame because the developers seem quite cool.

6 måneder siden
G1ingy
G1ingy

I like your choice of Yugioh clip.

6 måneder siden
Black Hammer
Black Hammer

"Which Lovecraft story does this remind me of?" *slaps down book by Chambers, not Lovecraft*

6 måneder siden
feh meh
feh meh

Fine on a tablet, almost unplayable on a phone due to the lack of any "autopause" functions. You have to zoom in to read a 4pt font, and zoom out to see what is happening which is still to small to see all the relevant information. If there was an option to pause every time a timed circle completed, it would be far more playable.

6 måneder siden
Ranger Cado
Ranger Cado

Fun fact, the discord community for this game accidently created its own cult for awhile. No, I'm not joking.

6 måneder siden
siddbastard
siddbastard

More Fallen London ? Well ... YES

6 måneder siden
AlexsGamingShow
AlexsGamingShow

Here’s some cool nerdy lure for you Mister Mandalore! Wizards of The Coast who owns Magic: The Gathering also owns the rights to Dungeons & Dragons, the world’s popular tabletop game! ❤️.

6 måneder siden
Kyan
Kyan

This Yu Gi Oh! game is very weird.

6 måneder siden
Deeman Dude
Deeman Dude

0:38 - the real hero

7 måneder siden
Всеволод Рычков
Всеволод Рычков

It's quite funny - I've just rewatched your video after finally buying and playing the game and they still hadn't fixed how grindy the beginning feels and added no auto-pause that could be so helpful. I hadn't won as a cultist yet despite putting in 20 hours already, I had minor victory both by cultist and as a detective, but it's still so very confusing in late game and grindy at the beginning.

7 måneder siden
Paradox Parx
Paradox Parx

Half of the time I wasn't sure if you talk about the game or life in general.

7 måneder siden
Quynh Le
Quynh Le

Ive played this about 20 hrs gotten hardly anywhere and still love it.

7 måneder siden
GVilleAnarcho
GVilleAnarcho

I loved this game but I couldn't get past a certain point. I played maybe over a year ago for like 30 hours or so. And in that time the furthest I could get was nonstop researching books from the book shop. It felt like if I wanted to do anything, I had to grind to that point, then grind some more for....something. I forgot what I was supposed to be doing. Excursions? Gathering more cultists? I still had a good time with the game. Also, I never figured out how to arrange my cards. I think every time I started over I would try something new. And I ended up really enjoying that aspect. Everything about this game is such an enigma.

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Dave Life
Dave Life

I’ve played over 100 hours of this game, won multiple victories, and every time I start a new one, I find a new way to rearrange my cards.

6 måneder siden
William Eugene Tipton
William Eugene Tipton

The cat name joke is freakin' hilarious... did you know that in the Cthulhu Gloom they changed the Cat's name to Tigger Man?

7 måneder siden
Biscuit Guy
Biscuit Guy

3:22 I see you Detective Kreal

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Robert Hansson
Robert Hansson

Why the hell do I faintly hear T.N.M.T from snes music in the background at 11:00?

7 måneder siden
jarrod nash
jarrod nash

Are you gonna talk about the new Exile DLC? It's basically a whole new game based on the same system.

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