Another fine week of deals and a new set of deals to replace them soon. Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
and Dungeon Fighter Live
were offered for the first time on discount, but unfortunately I decided to purchase the former on release (to support) while the latter while a regret purchase did allow me to gain 2 XBLA titles I did want through PlayXBLA. Transformers: War for Cybertron
was too good a price for me to pass up even though I would have preferred to get a physical copy, but at this time the prices for a physical copy were much greater than the 800MSP for a digital one, besides it would go nice with the DLC that I had already bought from a previous sale.
I don't always purchase XBLA titles on release at full price, but when I do, they tend to be titles I really want at the initial price offer. I loved NiGHTS: Into Dreams
on the Sega Saturn, and by pure nostalgia factor, I chose to purchase it last Friday despite being less awesome than the original release. Fortunately for me, only 2 more titles I know of remain on upcoming XBLA release am I willing to spend 800MSP for: Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R
and Phantom Breaker: Battlegrounds
, and then I can go back to my CAG ways.
I am disappointed Deathsmiles 2X
does not qualify for this month's Xbox Live Rewards offer. I'm still searching for for a combination of game marketplace items that I want which add up to 2000MSP, with a low likelihood of getting any discounts, and are also horror-themed. According to the Xbox Rewards Thread
OP, the Call of Duty: World at War
nor Call of Duty: Black Ops
DLC, which were on sale this past week, also unfortunately does not qualify for the October reward offer.
Originally Posted by Strider Turbulence
The Japanese never really cared for Alpha 2. The story I heard a long time ago is that someone won an Alpha 2 tournament and basically said something to effect of 'this game sucks'. In response, Capcom released Gold (or rather Zero2 Alpha).
Most US players didn't care for the balance changes either. I personally don't care, I'll play either version if it hits XBLA.
I have explored the game for a few years, and enjoy both. Personally I prefer the original base game Alpha 2 (Zero 2) over Alpha 2 Gold (Zero 2 Alpha) because the balance I feel got ruined in the later release. I can go by the characters one by one and the changes for the worse for most, but basically the subsequent release feels like 2 of the top 4 got stronger, everyone else got weaker. Granted I may have a skewed view since my primary choice character, which wasn't that powerful to begin with gained lots of new deficiencies, but I do tend to favor mid-level characters and play a large portion of the roster at a fairly decent level, and this is just my personal judgement. Anyway, since I do love the game more than its sequel, I wouldn't mind seeing either ever hit XBLA, heck I could even put up with the sequel too because it is a decent game as well, but my point was still that sometimes the most recent edition of a fighting game may not always be the better edition.
Originally Posted by Dthib87
although your controller is praying for the complete opposite. i've never played a game that made me so
ing mad before. towards the middle of the game the difficulty becomes ridiculous.
I actually found Super Meat Boy
a cakewalk by comparison to my recent experiences with Spelunky
. I will describe Spelunky
as "so difficult, it makes depression flare up." I have come to two conclusions about my play with the game. 1.) No human could be as unlucky as I playing Spelunky
, it is impossible. Thinking like Samuel L. Jackson in "Unbreakable," I am at this far end of the spectrum there must be someone that exists in this world who is at the other end. This other person must be so lucky at the game it has caused a huge negative luck effect on me. That person probably gets jetpacks, shotguns, compasses, etc. for free all the time and got all the achievements so fast that he/she already put the game away being done and thinking no more of the game, not realizing how much it makes me suffer. That person, is my arch-nemesis, and I hate you, whoever you are. 2.) This game is made by some unholy collaboration between the two devs and some cruel, evil deity who gives me a taste of happiness, just enough to crush and destroy that feeling, so that I will KNOW that hapiness was never meant for me with the game. That being said, I still enjoy these challenging platformers ^^.
Originally Posted by bardockkun
I Can only hope Fighters Megamix, Last Bronx, and Fighting Vipers 2 are eventually coming as well. We might as well relive all the little known gems that Saturn and Dreamcast had.
This! I really enjoyed Fighters MEGAMiX
and Last Bronx
in their days. I've only played the first but have not played Fighting Vipers 2
, so I will take your word for its quality.
Starting tomorrow, the Toy Soldiers games and DLC will get a discount which could interest me. If not for the one mission on the original base game of Toy Soldiers
which I am stuck at, I may have to make a personal judgement call to not purchase any of the DLC nor sequel, despite Tylerh's recommendations. [I am stuck in the mission where you have to use only airplane and no towers to complete it.] Since most the Double Fine games I wanted including their respective DLC had been on sale prior, the only items I could hope for on sale are Xbox Originals Psychonauts
and Brütal Legend
DLC (I do not have a Kinect to desire the Double Fine games which require the peripheral).
As for new releases of Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise
, Worms Revolution
, and Friday's Pool Nation
, I've not heard/read enough to build enough hype for me to buy on release, but I will probably inquire about them once they get a discount. However, it will be nice to for me to finally get an opportunity enjoy what the beta dashboard users have been enjoying for a while now in Happy Wars
this Friday. I think I read that the game will be in a free-to-play pricing model, and it has been a while since the last free games, Doritos Crash Course
and Harm's Way
were offered. [I think I saw somewhere that Crash Course 2
is on its way, and if true I hope it is free as well.]