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Postby SirBryghtside » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:38 pm UTC

TES weekend. I approve of the very Morrowindy backdrop used to represent it.
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Postby Jorpho » Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:50 pm UTC

Any of you folks interested in splitting a 4-pack of Greed Corp?

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Postby bigglesworth » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:46 am UTC

I was distinctly underwhelmed by that game. More of a puzzle than a strategy game, at least in single player.

If other people want to play multiplayer, I might be up for that though.
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Postby ProZac » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:35 pm UTC

Jorpho wrote:I passed on Darksiders for $5 during the Steam sale, but I'm reconsidering. (It's $5 and steam-activatable on GamersGate right now.)

Probably too late, but I give high recommendations to this should it ever pass through again. It's a Zelda-genre, so if you're not into that, pass on it. It does nothing really new, and steals from many other games, but it brings it all together and does it well.

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Postby pseudoidiot » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:42 pm UTC

I was pleasantly surprised with the game. I rented it a while back. I sort of saw it as a cross between God of War & Zelda.

Probably not worth buying brand new for full price, but I think it's easily worth $5-$10 in entertainment.
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Postby broken_escalator » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:54 pm UTC

bigglesworth wrote:I was distinctly underwhelmed by that game. More of a puzzle than a strategy game, at least in single player.

This was my experience with Greed Corp, too.

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Postby hendusoone » Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:21 am UTC

It's not on sale, but Bastion was released on Steam today. The game's pretty damn awesome, and definitely worth its current $15 price tag. But, if you must wait for it to go on sale, I guess that's okay.
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Postby Dason » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:52 pm UTC

hendusoone wrote:It's not on sale, but Bastion was released on Steam today. The game's pretty damn awesome, and definitely worth its current $15 price tag. But, if you must wait for it to go on sale, I guess that's okay.

More than 3 dollars? I think I'll pass...
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Postby pseudoidiot » Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:44 pm UTC

GOG has a handful of games discounted 40% off for the weekend, including The Witcher 2.

http://www.gog.com/en/news/celebrating_ ... _discounts
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Postby el_loco_avs » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:02 pm UTC

hendusoone wrote:It's not on sale, but Bastion was released on Steam today. The game's pretty damn awesome, and definitely worth its current $15 price tag. But, if you must wait for it to go on sale, I guess that's okay.



I'm downloading it now. I also like that they didn't just make it cost 15 euros but slightly less. Always felt like getting ripped off before with the 1to1 conversion.
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Postby EmptySet » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:51 am UTC

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bigglesworth wrote:I was distinctly underwhelmed by that game. More of a puzzle than a strategy game, at least in single player.

This was my experience with Greed Corp, too.


Likewise, though I've only played it a little so far.

That said, it cost me $3, so I wasn't expecting it to be a sprawling masterpiece with 80 hours' worth of content. If it amuses me for a couple of hours I've probably got my money's worth.

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Postby bigglesworth » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:05 am UTC

I might reinstall it for XKCDian multiplayer though if anyone's up for it.
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Postby Xeio » Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:20 pm UTC

Dead Space bundle at impulse for $15. If you haven't played both of them, now's your chance!

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Postby Decker » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:21 pm UTC

Civilization V is on sale for 75% off this weekend on Steam. If you didn't pick it up before, now would be a good time

Edit: 75% off also includes the Digital Deluxe edition.
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Postby thecommabandit » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:02 pm UTC

Decker wrote:Civilization V is on sale for 75% off this weekend on Steam. If you didn't pick it up before, now would be a good time

Edit: 75% off also includes the Digital Deluxe edition.

I endorse this game. If you ever have like a day you want to go really quickly, start up a game of Civilisation V. It's a time travel device that only goes forwards. It's also a great game to listen to audio books to, if you're like me and can't just sit there doing nothing while you listen.
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Postby Decker » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:05 pm UTC

Last Civ game I played was III. Thought I would give it another go
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Postby Dason » Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:41 pm UTC

Apogee games are on sale at gog. It says it's a weekend deal and since today is Monday I'm not sure how long this will last. But it brings Duke Nukem down to $3.

Edit: Also puzzle quest is a daily deal on steam which brings it to $3.33 which is in my price range. Any thoughts on this game?
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Postby bigglesworth » Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:09 pm UTC

I love Puzzle Quest. Sunk so many hours into that game. Is good for listening to music to, if you don't want to play a beat-driven game (Audiosurf or Beat Hazard being the main ones there).
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Postby Endless Mike » Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:26 pm UTC

Dason wrote:Apogee games are on sale at gog. It says it's a weekend deal and since today is Monday I'm not sure how long this will last. But it brings Duke Nukem down to $3.

Edit: Also puzzle quest is a daily deal on steam which brings it to $3.33 which is in my price range. Any thoughts on this game?

It's competitive Bejeweled with an RPG theme. It's pretty fun, but I understand that the computer cheats as the game goes along.

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Postby bigglesworth » Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:16 pm UTC

You win anyway, though not without challenge.
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Postby Jorpho » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:08 am UTC

For a Bejeweled clone, it's remarkably well-constructed and addictive. I need to go back and finish it sometime. The Steam forums have directions for installing the console-exclusive expansion, as well as an automated combo-finder.

As for Civ, I find it hard to justify spending money on it considering I never got around to playing those copies of Civ II and IV I have sitting around. Perhaps I am afraid on some level to do so, given the way people venerate the game's time-devouring properties.

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Postby Jorpho » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:18 pm UTC

Hmm, Magic the Gathering is on sale again.

The last time I passed up on this, I justified it by having a legit copy of the ancient Microprose version of the game, which is apparently much superior in some ways. But I'm told the game has changed so much in the last decade that any lessons learned from playing said ancient version would be useless in a real, current game – which is one of the big advantages of playing it at all.

What do you think? Worth a fiver?

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Postby EmptySet » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:40 am UTC

I tried the demo and didn't like it that much, even though I like the ancient Microprose game and actual Magic. There seems to be very limited deckbuilding, although the demo wouldn't actually let me try this aspect at all. It also seemed like either the campaign was deliberately pitting me against decks which worked well against the two starting decks, or the two starter decks are a bit mediocre compared to some of the other decks, which combined with the inability to edit them at all was a bit frustrating. It can also be a bit slow at times due to a wait when passing priority. The new Archenemy mode is kind of amusing, though.

Worth a fiver? Maybe. I mean, it's not actually bad per se, but I ended up playing the trial for a bit over an hour then never mustering the interest to play it again when I've got all these other games I could be playing. I like building decks a lot, so if you're less interested in that aspect of the game you might like it more. If you can download it before the sale runs out, I'd suggest trying the demo.

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Postby Jorpho » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:17 pm UTC

I find your account to be persuasive, considering that even if I bought it, it would probably end up sitting in my Steam inventory unplayed forever anyway.

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Postby Yakk » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:01 pm UTC

I liked the old magic "wandering around and building your deck" game. It struck me as one of the best "context-switching combat engines" of an CRPG. I wished that they had made the actual CRPG non-sucky, it could have been amazing. One could imagine a game where you followed through a number of different plotlines as various heroes, through various zones (with card restriction rules in each zone), etc.
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Postby Quordlepleen » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:53 pm UTC

If you still don't have it, portal is free to download for the next few days.
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Postby Larry » Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:09 am UTC

The Mount & Blade complete pack is 75% off today. Thoroughly endorse these games, it's all I've been playing since July. I'd recommend just getting M&B: Warband. It has everything that's in the original, plus multiplayer. With Fire And Sword adds firearms and sets it in Europe.

What is Mount&Blade? It's a sandbox medieval feudal game. Ride around the countryside, recruit and train an army. Loot, pillage, trade, joust, win tournaments and seduce noble ladies. Lay siege to castles, become a king. Can get a bit grindy, but it's great fun.

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Postby SurgicalSteel » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:50 pm UTC

Re: the grindy bits
It can get a bit grindy at parts, but there's enough agency in battles and variety if you're roaming the whole map that I didn't mind grinding at all.
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Postby Coin » Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:40 pm UTC

Magicka is on sale at 25% now. (as in 75% off)
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Postby Dason » Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:47 pm UTC

Is Magicka worth it? With all the addons it's $6.24 - are those worth it or are there just a few that are worth while?
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Postby pseudoidiot » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:01 pm UTC

Try the demo? I know a number of people that really like it, but it didn't really interest me.
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Postby Windowlicker » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:03 pm UTC

I find it fairly fun, but I think it's definitely aimed at multiplayer and would be better played that way. Perhaps some other people here play, might be worth a look.

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It's fun when it works. Which is sometimes.
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Postby Jesse » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:55 am UTC

Magicka is hilarious when you have three other people who want to play it. I love it, but I definitely need more friends.

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Postby Felstaff » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:04 am UTC

I bought Magicka. None of the extra stuff. Let's play, tonight! You and I!

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Postby Jesse » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:21 am UTC

ABsolutely! So long as you're fine with me not being available until midnightish (Bloody 1-10 shifts)

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Postby Felstaff » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:57 am UTC

Jesse wrote:So long as you're fine with me not being available until midnightish (Bloody 1-10 shifts)

Alas, I've found that my body rebels harder as I age (the day I turned 25 was a testament that I was No Longer A Student and could no longer conduct my usual "gaming 'til 2am, up at 6.30" style of living); thus any time past 11 o' the clock and I'm a gibbering ineloquent zombie at work the next day.

Change your hours, man! The country can run itself between 8pm-10pm (my general hours of gamery, providing I don't have too much housework, and I don't have my cheffing toque on)

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Postby Goldstein » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:08 pm UTC

I also love Magicka and hate my friends because they hate Magicka, and I'd be keen to play. Alas, I am also No Longer A Student and midnightish is past my bedtime.
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Postby Jesse » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:53 pm UTC

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Jesse wrote:So long as you're fine with me not being available until midnightish (Bloody 1-10 shifts)

Alas, I've found that my body rebels harder as I age (the day I turned 25 was a testament that I was No Longer A Student and could no longer conduct my usual "gaming 'til 2am, up at 6.30" style of living); thus any time past 11 o' the clock and I'm a gibbering ineloquent zombie at work the next day.

Change your hours, man! The country can run itself between 8pm-10pm (my general hours of gamery, providing I don't have too much housework, and I don't have my cheffing toque on)

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