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GOG.com

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Chuck Norris, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. A_boring_GOG_bot Self-Ejected

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    I'm browsing the weekend deal page .

    How good games are these ?

    Hacknet
    Orwell 1 & 2
    Ruiner
    Satelite Reign
     
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  2. Ezeekiel Arbiter

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    A cyberpunk twin stick shooter of sorts, bit of hotline miami in there as well.

    I found some things awkward with kb+m, but barely remember what exactly the issues were. There definitely were some though, control-wise.

    You don't retain weapons once they're empty either except for the basic one and you sword. That sort of thing.
    It wasn't that great in terms of mechanics in general.

    Nice art and mood, but otherwise not quite up to snuff.
    Buy if it's cheap if you like the genre in general, otherwise not worth it imo.

    I played it on release, so I don't know whether it has been improved since. Check the update news first. If they fixed some stuff, maybe it's worth checking out now.


    It's supposed to be something of a Syndicate/Syndicate Wars successor.
    Ended up being more like a semi open-world cyberpunk Commandos-lite game.
    It sadly has a cover system where you have to stick just behind cover (ugh) instead of at least a normal system where shots simply take obstructions anywhere near/in their path into account (JA2).
    It's not much of a sim though, You just take reduced damage (dps) when in cover and more out of it etc. A lot of weapons are underwhelming.

    Can be hard on your system compared to what's really on screen (lots of color and neon light smudgy stuff and rain and whatnot, but not much else). I don't think they ever fixed that.
    It got a big update at some point to help with some of the annoying stuff... Has a mode where damage is much increased so you don't feel like you're playing a fucking MMO anymore.

    Mission areas are mostly fenced/walled compounds on the map, where you have to enter somehow (rope in, hack door, whatever). Then the rest is a Commandos-like puzzle if you want to go stealth.
    If not, you may face endlessly spawning enemies (yay).

    There's a lot of cheaply made systems like the research, but I can't be bothered to get into all of it.

    Another game to get during a steep sale if you're really bored. But like ruiner it looks cooler than it is.



    Hope that helps...

    Edit: Removed a line. Misremembered something.
     
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  3. Ezeekiel Arbiter

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    GOG's turned into a bit of a mess, huh.
    I wonder where they're going to go from here. I don't think they have the kind of whole separate internet infrastructure of their own like steam, so going big with huge releases and lots of them doesn't seem like it'd be feasible... And big publishers don't want to sell their games without DRM, normally.
     
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    Echoing what I said over in the Grimoire thread, I think some publisher deals fell through. Between 2012-2017 gog picked up EA, Disney, 2K, Warner Bros, Ubisoft, Paradox AND Bethesda. We saw a huge stream of classic releases from those studios. Then starting last year, the releases fell off to a trickle. Really the only of those studios that have stuck with gog is 2K. They've handed gog Bioshock, Mafia, and others. We were all waiting for the flood of older games, especially the giant tomb of locked IPs from EA. And... we're still waiting.

    I'm not Polish enough to understand how they work BTS, but the forum moderation, site redesign, change in region pricing, and lack of classic title releases all seemed to coincide closely with one another. It could be a coincidence, but usually when you smell smoke, there's fire.
     
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    Let everything on your store, deal with countless articles and complaints about it. Try to curate your store, deal with countless articles and complaints about it. Embrace nihilism, you're fucked either way. Nothing matters.
     
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    Welcome, you'll find no friendlier place anywhere else. We don't even need to ban people, they usually want to go on their own

    And most of them come back under another name. Addiction is a terrible thing
     
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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Bubbles In Memoria
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    I own both already so don't care, but why is Risen 2 more than Risen 3? Weird.
     
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    How many jabs at Epic can they make?
     
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    Galaxy 2.0, eh? When will they come for our offline installers?
     
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    GOG needed to make a play, and they're making the "one client to manage all your bullshit" play. Interesting. Will have to see how it works, but since the vast majority give in to exclusives, despite what the Steam fanboys think, I could see a large consumer demand for an all-in-one manager.
     
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    Gogtards . Gogtards never change .
     
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    So... let's see. Suppose you get a Ubishit game on Steam and then you add it to Galaxy.

    Then, you launch it from Galaxy, which launches Steam, which launches Uplay, which launches the game.

    I can see the benefits of adding another launcher on top of all the others. :kingcomrade:
     
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    Is there a way it could launch Steam/Origin/Whatever for DRM purposes but keep it in the background somehow so you don't need to deal with it? That's the best people could hope for, I'd assume.

    Also the last few Uplay games I bought on Steam activated straight on Uplay and don't even use Steam at all if I don't want them to, so GOG could take advantage of that.
     
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    And once again, Galaxy is not available on Linux. Now there is no excuse really. The store sells Linux games, but they're supported like shit. Steam, sadly, is a better option.
     
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    I'm not sure I understood this correctly... would this Galaxy2.0 Launcher replace other launchers? So when I have Games on Steam/Ubisoft/Origin/Epic, I could just access them via Galaxy2.0 and install them? None of these other clients needed anymore?
     
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    Do they have a launcher that can play my games for me? I'm super busy these days.
     
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    Hey, that's incline, this kind of things actually changed my life.

    I explain. I bought HoMM6 on Steam, had to make a Uplay account I think on top of the Steam one then the game would just crash on launch. I also bought a boxed copy of some version of Dragon Age that is unshamefully sold while the game can't work at all (all you can do is download an online version of the game and use the register key that you get with the box). Then I just stopped caring about big publisher gaming altogether and henceforth also avoid anything except for a buying a DRM-free version of a game as much as possible, which is what any sane person would do.
     
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