Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by MetalKev, Jul 12, 2012.
Skyrim is 50% off today
CIVILIZATION 5 ON SALE
/me spins in chair
-Legend of Grimrock
-The Binding of Isaac
-Orcs Must Die!
If only I had enough for that Civ V deal. :O
So i bought Fallout: New Vegas as well, and The Walking Dead.
The Walking Dead is pretty good: considering Telltale's last two franchises were the mediocre BtotheF and the poor Jurassic Park, it's much better than it has any right to be. Only the first two episodes are out right now, but i'm really enjoying it. It's kinda like the conversation/morality/plot-ish bits of Mass Effect, mostly, and generally fairly interesting in terms of choices. If you liked those bits of Mass Effect, it's definitely worth a look, as it does them very well and almost entirely focuses on them. It's very open about the effects of your choices in dialogue, such as "Herschel knows that you have lied." or "Danny has made a note of that"- or, most chillingly, "Clementine"-the kid you end up looking after- "will remember that." Makes for a lot of interesting second-guessing and careful consideration that often felt uneccessary in ME, where sometimes all but the largest causes and events felt seperate from each other. You don't just choose which squad-mate lives and dies, you also teach a child the word "shit" or "manure", and they remember that, and it comes up.
Plot is a bit dumb sometimes- i second-guessed literally everything in the second episode- and combat is QTEs (as QTE's go, not altogether bad ones, usually just line up a crosshair or hammer "q"), and the puzzles tend towards really easy, but neither plot, puzzles, or combat is the point of this game. It's all about the characters.
Bearing in mind that theres 5-6 hours content available now at MAX (barring replays, and i plan at least one replay), the £12 sale price is decent. I'd certainly pay that for the full version. I'd probably pay the full £20 for the full version. If you're on the fence: get it. If not: consider it, or make a note of it. This is definitely, definitely worth the ridiculously low price it will someday drop to.
Oh, and i bought the Prince of Persia reboot, because FUCK YOU VIDEOGAME MOM i buy what i want.
I want Mirror's edge to be on 75% sale as it will be £3.25 :3
Civ V was worth it. Kind of wish I picked up the Cradle of life Civ's.
I'll get GnK later on.
Got me some Serious Sam. 'twas the one and only game I was waiting for in this sale.
So, you'd say it's true to the source material?
Civ V, on sale, again.
I too just got Civ V. 12 bucks for Civ 5 and all its DLC except 'Gods and Kings' aint bad.
My haul so far:
Sam and Max complete pack - Stored in my inventory because I wanted to buy it but I just wasn't necessarily sure I wanted to own it. The two games I've played from the series so far were a bit underwhelming as point-and-click-'em-ups go.
Fallout New Vegas Ultimate Edition - After finally getting, playing, and loving Fallout 3, I was hoping this would go on sale for $15. It did not. It went on sale for $10. Many tanks, Bethesda!
Trine and Trine 2 - At the urging of TotalBiscuit and my cousin, respectively. Pity the former doesn't have online co-op, but maybe I can pick up a cheap controller or two next time I'm at The Exchange and convince my parents to give the local a go.
The Sam and Max games are funny and all, but i'm not sure i like them gameplay-wise. Sometimes they go full adventure-game-derp on you, and you end up clicking through every option just to get the result.
Bought Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
I played the hell out of this game on the Xbox when I was younger. Super happy it went on sale.
So for for me:
Dawn of War II +Exp's and looking at Company of Heroes.. CoH however has been at times -$3 cheaper so many it'll drop in the next 33 hours.
Game I'm waiting on is "The Guild 2" But i think i'll get my hopes up.
So far I haven't found many games that have interested me.
So far I've only bought Fallout 3 GOTY edition. I might get Driver: San Francisco when/if it goes on sale.
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