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The STEAM Sales and Releases Thread

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Hobo Elf, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Shieldwall Chronicles: Swords of the North, tactical RPG from the developer of another cheap tactical RPGs Demon's Rise and Strike Team Hydra:



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  2. Heretic Erudite

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    Early access, "a turn-based tactical squad RPG":
     
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  3. Athos Arcane

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    I saw that Deus Ex: MD is cheap. What's the consensus about it? Is it worth the five bucks?
     
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  4. Latelistener Cipher

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    If you liked HR, you'll probably like it too. It's unfinished though. Also, uses Denuvo.
     
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  5. Multi-headed Cow Cipher

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    Mankind Divided is great. One knock against it is it doesn't really have the globetrotting that's par for the course for a Deus Ex game but the level design is absolutely top notch. The story is basic and can leave you feeling cheated since the quick non-spoilery rundown is "There is a bad guy. You stop bad guy" which doesn't add much to the overall Deus Ex story, but the overarching Deus Ex fluff comes from optional and easy to miss side areas. It's reasonable to piece together how you get from DXMD to DX and why there's zero mention of Adam in DX. Some of it involves leaps, but they're fairly reasonable leaps. It also has probably some of the best balance when it comes to upgrading your augs too. Feels like there are fewer/no clinker upgrades and most everything feels useful and good. Other than the lack of globetrotting I probably enjoyed it more than DXHR which I thought was still a pretty damn good game.

    Quick rundowns on the DLC: The items are absolute 100% bullshit because they're single use things (Yes, that item pack you bought can get activated in the game once and then it's gone forever for all future playthroughs) but on the bright side they're just cheats so you don't really want them anyway. The rate of advancement in the game is perfectly normal without it and it's completely fucking retarded that they're even in the game. Supposedly it was something Square Enix was pushing for and the developers had to do it.

    System Rift is a self-contained mission which is decent. You get some Francis which is nice and get to run around in the big fancy cyber-bank which is cool and all, but since it basically exists in a vacuum since it's a stand alone mission it isn't quite as enjoyable. Actually feels like something that they could've put into the regular campaign as a meaty side mission.

    A Criminal Past is also self-contained but absolutely doesn't feel like something that could've been slipped into the main campaign. It's Jensen telling the story of a job he did before the start of DXMD where he was undercover in an aug prison. Unique semi-open environment, somewhat different rules than the base game, and a fun story with some C&C. While System Rift basically just feels like a big side quest that could've been in the regular game, this one actually feels like a good DLC adventure that plays a little differently and gives you a slightly different experience. It's roughly $4 more to get the season pass with both chunks of DLC with the base game and assuming you already played and liked DXHR it's probably worth it unless money's really tight.
     
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  6. Athos Arcane

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    Thanks for the elaborate reply. As long as the cheats are not mandatory I don't care what comes in the Season Pass. The last DLC seems enjoyable so I think I'll take the whole package.
     
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  7. PulsatingBrain Huge and Ever-Growing Patron

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    I'd say skip it and get Episodes From Liberty City, the Lost and The Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony are both much better games. I didn't dislike GTA4, but it's definitely a weaker entry for GTA. Also, if you've played and enjoyed GTA5, a very minor character from Trevors introduction (Johnny Klebitz) is actually the protagonist in Lost and Damned so there's some interest there
     
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  8. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker Pathfinder: Kingmaker
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  9. EnthalpyFlow Learned Patron

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    Steam just revoked my CoC key from Humble. I'm on chapter 8 right now, there are 14. Let's see if I can finish it today.
     
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  10. Falksi Arcane

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    This looks great. Anyone played it?
     
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  11. EnthalpyFlow Learned Patron

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    Of course the fucking game had to crash. :rage:
     
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  12. Socur Toxanarosa Learned

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    RDR is MUCH better than GTA, it's not remotely close.
     
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  13. Multi-headed Cow Cipher

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    Still haven't pulled the trigger on anything on Steam itself yet (Got the NWNEE and PoE2 DLC in my cart and I'll likely snag them, though since I bought all this shit elsewhere I'm leaning a bit more toward knocking NWNEE on the head) but I did end up scooping up some black Friday garbage.

    Picked up Prey Mooncrash for $5 from Humble, using the coupon from the CoC fuckup. Loved Prey 2017 and heard good things about the DLC so that should be nice.
    Picked up Batman Arkham Knight super all-DLC edition for $3 from CDkeys. The other bamhams are decent $5-10 beat 'em ups and apparently this one is functional now. Heard it has far, FAR too much Batmobile in it but for $3 with all the DLC why the fuck not, I'll be hard pressed not to get a few enjoyable hours out of it.
    Picked up Middle Earth Shadow of War super all-DLC edition for $13 from CDkeys. Little on the high end price-wise but the first one was a fun sandboxy thing and even though I heard this one had loot boxes and shit, apparently they've removed them. And since it's got all the DLC rolled in too the $13 sounded alright.
    Picked up Mortal Kombat X super all-DLC edition for $4 from CDkeys. Not much of a fan of fighting games but when they get that cheap I usually have enough fun just doing the story. It's the kind of thing where it's worth more to some people if they actually intend to play multiplayer but for casual retards like myself I can button mash and it's the equivalent of a fun afternoon on an arcade cabinet.
    Picked up Injustice 2 super all-DLC edition for $8 from CDkeys. Same sorta situation as Mortal Kombat, some cheap supposedly well regarded fighting game action I most likely will play for a few hours and enjoy and then set aside.

    Barring something showing up unexpectedly that'll be it, and since the Christmas sale is usually the same as the Thanksgiving sale that'll probably do me for a long bit. Probably will do some more wretched spending in a few weeks since Artifact sounds good and I'm sorely tempted to grab Dusk when it launches and goes on sale (And Grimoire for that matter, if Cleve does his $10 sale (And the Battle Bros DLC of course, which warrants immediate D1P)) but if the last few years are anything to go by I'll probably coast until the next summer sale in 5-7 months barring bundles. If anyone else wants some of that shit from CDkeys, make sure you click their "Black Friday" banner on the front page. If you search up the games you'll see their non-sale price listed, though if you click through you'll actually be offered the sale price. Injustice 2 wasn't a black Friday special though so you will have to search that one. Ultimate and not legendary.

    :kingcomrade: Gotta love the yearly cheap mole-popping season. Speaking of which, hiding out in offline mode totally worked for CoC. It was revoked today but I'm still plugging away at it. Only in chapter 5-6 though. Fucking Humble. On one hand I appreciate how there's been no combat and it's all based around what you do/pick yourself and your character's stats and skills. On the other hand it's hard to gauge how much those stats/skills really matter. I've only seen one grayed out dialog option based on not having a high enough skill and I've only flubbed picking one lock. Other cases where a skill wasn't high enough may not really show up though (No situations where DM tells you to make a spot check, you say the result, then the DM coughs and moves along). The actual execution of the game may not be that hot (Particularly if there isn't much/any C&C based on your actions or character's skills) but I still appreciate how it hasn't devolved into combat. At least yet.
     
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  14. MotherMachinae Arcane

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    In the mist of another boring sale something was released


    I tested both RDR and GTA4 on borrowed X360 and can confirm that RDR is much better, guess the change in the GTA's tone was the cause? It was way more serious and grim, while GTA trilogy were something else.
     
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  15. lightbane Arcane

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    Hey guise, is Star Traders: Frontiers worth buying? What's the Kodex's Kritical Konsensus?
     
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  16. Morkar Left Guest

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    Yes. Artstyle for chars is debatable but it grew on me. The game gives you a lot of freedom how you want to develop your captain and crew. It's basically survive successfull through the ages. There are multiple storylines you can follow, influence or choose not to get involved, too. Not getting involved is sometimes even the better option. And often you have to choose a side in these stories. Which could eventually fuck you up or make it harder to get missions from other factions (or become their enemy). Mission outcomes are usually defined by a skill check where you can choose which skill check depend on the approach and/or ground or space combat.

    The game seems to look really casual but rest assured it's not. You can play right away without knowledge but you will truly start to understand the game and its mechanics after some hours.

    Read the wiki and the lore book. The lore book isn't long and provides you with valuable background knowledge and understanding why some things in the game are like they are. The wiki can be extensive but really worthwhile checking out. I recommened watching some let's play to get a feel for it and then decide.

    Whenever I had some time the last couple of weeks I tuned into the game and I'm really enjoying it.
     
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  17. Zombra An iron rock in the river of blood and evil Patron

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    Grabbed Crazy Taxi and Space Channel 5 Part 2 for $1.19 each. Big spender [​IMG]
     
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  18. Ezeekiel Arbiter

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    No idea what to buy, tbh.
    Hope the rest of you get more out of this sale.
     
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  19. EnthalpyFlow Learned Patron

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  20. Heretic Erudite

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  21. Zombra An iron rock in the river of blood and evil Patron

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    Instead of games on my wishlist, let me point out a few games that you should all buy if you haven't played them since some of you fuckers don't seem to know what to get. These are the cream of my top 10 of all time and you can get them now for a few nickels.

    The original Desperados

    Superior "spiritual successor" to the Commandos series, recently remastered to run on your computer. Gameplay is as good as ever (i.e. very, very good). For a lousy $1? You have no excuse not to get this. Probably my favorite video game, period.
    (Note: Desperados fans should also check out Shadow Tactics, a very worthy successor, $15 right now. Get it!)

    Vampire Bloodlines

    Despite some glaring flaws, still the best first person RPG ever made in my opinion. Be sure to check out the unofficial patches - development was cut short and the original game was never truly finished (or even patched to playability).

    Jagged Alliance 1

    Wait, there was a Jagged Alliance 1? Yes, and some of us enjoy it even more than the sequel. See the original mercenaries before Ivan learned any English. You don't even know who Skitz Bonner is, do you? And you think you're prestigious?
    This package also contains the excellent Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games, which features a colossal single-player campaign and a random mission generator and a fully featured mission editor.
    All for $2, fuck you if you don't have this.
     
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  22. Zombra An iron rock in the river of blood and evil Patron

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    Jagged Alliance 2

    The gold standard for turn-based tactics, still plays well, still beats all attempts to recreate the magic. Ask in the Codex threads the best way to patch it up.

    System Shock 2

    Another truly excellent first person RPG, the advancement mechanics are silly but forget about that and enjoy the perfect gameplay and brilliant atmosphere. This is what Bioshock wanted to be.

    Wizardry 8

    My favorite full featured RPG of all time. Beware, this is hundreds of hours long with tons of combat.
    NOTE get the bundle with Wizardry 6, 7, 8. $4 for the whole package.

    Defense Grid

    Not as high on my list as the others, but still outstanding as it's the best tower defense game I've played. Get all the DLC as well, you'll want to play through every level.
     
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  23. Zombra An iron rock in the river of blood and evil Patron

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    Almost forgot:

    Dead Rising 1

    Best zombie game I ever played, and easily my favorite Capcom game (and I like a lot of Capcom games). Third person action with unadvertised "groundhog day" save mechanics ... xp carries over from one playthrough to the next. You can't win on your first run, you have to accumulate power and knowledge. You'll play the first half of the game 10 times before you can get to the end. $6, this is a steal.
     
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  24. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    DR1 definitely still worth playing in 2018 even though I would give DR2 OTR a slight edge. Don't have much to say about the sale in general. Same shitty discounts with the only good values being on stuff most people either have (or should have) bought years ago.
     
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  25. Zombra An iron rock in the river of blood and evil Patron

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    I like DR2 OTR, it's a good, straightforward, forgettable popamole game with no substantial flaws. It's fine.

    DR1's bold and bizarre meta-mechanics, that were removed in later iterations because so many didn't comprehend them, are what elevate it to a work of genius. Play the original.
     
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