Just bought balatro. Will I like it?

Just bought balatro. Will I like it?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes but don't play high stakes or you won't like video games or being alive ever again

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What are high stakes? I want to kill myself trying to win on orange. Kinda dropping the game

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        try different decks and the challenges instead

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You’ll be hooked hard at first and then around purple stakes you’ll realize it isn’t fun anymore and you can only win if the RNG allows you to

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Green stake already stacks the RNG against you pretty hard, but blue is where the fun truly stops.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Misprintiggers, where we at?

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good game desperately in need of a balance update. Higher stakes are mostly luck, I can’t imagine even skilled players winning gold more than a third of the time or so

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's a card game. What were you expecting? There will always be luck involved.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No, it's a Joker shopping game pretending to be a card game.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        False dichotomy. I never said luck shouldn’t play a role at all, but it plays too big a role in Balatro, especially on higher stakes.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I wouldn't mind the game having bullshit difficulty settings and grinding if stuff that directly impacts my enjoyment of the game wasn't locked behind it just to artificially inflate the lifespan of the game.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, Balatro has like 10 additional layers of RNG on top of the card draw luck. And even the starting deck is pretty huge compared to something like 40 that is standard in many card games.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Most card games are solved and high level players control the luck.
        Balatro also have many luck control cards, the only problem is how you can access those that need some balance.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Unrelated but regarding 'solved' card games I really wish someone made a decent guide on StS. I have no clue how people even get to ascension 20. Balatro is so much easier and intuitive in comparison

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >win gold a third of the time
      I can't even win purple once, how the frick do people do it so consistently? I got my first e14 hand after trying out Plasma for the first time and getting insanely lucky with two legendary jokers in a double tagged spectral pack.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not past black stake. Up to then it's good shit though.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do you like simple math and counting?
    >yes
    You'll like the game.
    >no
    You won't like the game.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For 10 hours then you'll be familiar with all the shit jokers always showing up in the store, annoyed by the bullshit rigged probabilities, tired of the mountain of fricking grind to unlock the cards so you can have fun and if you do continue and go through it you'll be roadblocked by unfathomable things such as black deck or high stakes.
    Also straights need to be buffed, no point upgrading it over way easier hands that are inexplicably rated higher like flush in the poker hand board.
    Why the frick do you get LESS points for a straight in a game where it's three time easier to just aim for a suit instead of a serie of numbers? Is the dev moronic?

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you like repeatedly restarting the game over and over again to hope the shop has good jokers then yes you will love the game

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >get good jokers early
      >never get a negative joker
      >lose

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >started with a negative joker
        >get another from spectral packs
        >miss the final blind before endless by 6 points
        >lose
        To be fair, i hadn't done a ton with the cards yet, it was just get optimumish jokers

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just won with 5 decks and then grinder yellow to orange but I'm really curious how so many people have the achievement for 100 million or some shit.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The scaling is pretty much endless, you can easily do so much damage that it starts using scientific notation. Boss hp also scales so much that in ante 16 you need to do more than e21 compared to the 100k or so in ante 8.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are devs even planning an update or will it stay like that for good and he won't bother ever touching it again past the FOTM phase?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The dude basically hit the lottery. He's rich as frick over night. They're porting it to mobile now so I'm sure it will get supported

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >win a couple times
    >get a few huge wins
    >lose all interest in playing
    Its over

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's not like it has to be a commitment like it is for some people. I also did this, and I still just get an itch to play for a bit every now and then. It's a fun time killer.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    fun game that becomes not fun once you hit black stake (even the other 2 stakes before it are kind of a problem but it's more a compounding issue)

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Game is mogged by Slice & Dice (and STS but everyone played that already).

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    new info from the developer on upcoming balance update:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/balatro/comments/1bpq1bp/update_from_thunk/
    most notable leaks include:
    >two stakes will be replaced with new stakes that add negative effects to jokers similar to eternal effect
    >many jokers being changed, some with completely new effects
    >blue seal buffed
    >change to 8 ball: 1 in 4 chance to create a tarot card when an 8 is scored
    read all about it.
    picrel is previous teaser released by dev for the new joker effects.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I assume the dollar sign is the increased pack price of Orange Stakes but I wonder what the clock is. Maybe it's the stake scaling of Purple cause you run out of time faster to make a quality deck?
      I'm late to the party so I'm only on Blue Stakes now but I'm curious what difficulties might change before I get there.
      I'm also curious if all the people complaining about higher stakes have the positive roguelike mentality of having fun with losses or the higher stakes are actually just that brutal.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I'm also curious if all the people complaining about higher stakes have the positive roguelike mentality of having fun with losses or the higher stakes are actually just that brutal
        Most roguelites aren't as luck-based as Balatro. Isaac Repentance I can win literally 100% of the time provided I'm on a Dead God save and playing as Isaac. Spelunky is always winnable with not that much RNG at all but just really hard and prone to stupid deaths.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Is it really about people wanting their win rate to be high? Like Isaac rubs your nose in how many deaths versus wins you have but Balatro only counts wins. I guess there's a win streak counter but when the dev has said he's confident you can win 100% of the time on white stakes I'm not really sweating the higher stakes where that isn't the case.
          I don't know maybe I just don't care as much about consistency. I could exclusively play as Isaac but I like experimenting with Eden and Tainted Lost. I could train religiously at Spelunky and get consistent wins but I kind of still like flubbing things.
          Guess it really comes down to mentality and Balatro just works for me at least at the stakes I've made it to.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >1 in 4 chance
      OH NO

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        but you only need one 8 so it's way easier to pull

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Timer

      Probably an added expiration to the joker like Seltzer, though it is probably round based rather than hand based.

      >Dollar sign

      Arbitrary price increase? Probably balanced out by increased sell value, I hope.

      What the game really needs is a way to control the Joker pool. If there was a voucher added that let you nuke a Joker from appearing again that'd be fantastic.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Finally got a fricking win with black deck holy shit FRICK BLACK DECK
    And then I unlock Checkered Deck and get an easy win first try lmao

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Checkered Deck seems like it'd be pretty easy

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    flush builds and pair builds seem like the only way to semi-consistently win

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you're a braindead zoomzoom you'll love it.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Higher difficulties should add new suits to the game.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >just need one jack to make this flush and win
    >I have literally 10 of them
    >14 cards left in the deck with no discards and zero hands
    >still no jack
    I am actually fricking livid.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >flush
      Straight. I am so mad I can't even remember I was going for straights.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >4 spades 4 hearts
    >frick it discard the hearts
    >draw 4 more hearts
    >are you fricking kidding me.jpg
    >discard the spades
    >now draw no hearts

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the rng giveth and the rng taketh away

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I SUFFER

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    FOTM trash

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Would have been nice if the leftmost joker came earlier than ante 8.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >that middle joker
      had you reduced your deck to one card type?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I had hearts and diamonds, kept that one mostly because there wasn't anything better. Had the chance to give arcana when you open packs joker earlier to develop vampire and reduce card type. I should have set up better for straight flush but I'm only at black stake anyway. I'm more interested in really high hands but I'm not sure if they are possible yet.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >against the storm
    >balatro

    great time for roguelikes

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      against the storm is good game actually

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      against the storm is good game actually

      really? i like base builders so might try it next sale

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know shit about poker, does the game explains how it plays?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      All you really need to know is what each hand is.
      https://balatrogame.fandom.com/wiki/Poker_Hands

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's really fun. The starting deck sucks, but you want to use as much discards as possible to get better hands. The second deck is better. After the first two decks you can unlock decks that has different playstyles like the Abandoned deck.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    whenever I am sad about throwing another gold run I come here and laugh at the people who struggle at white stake

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