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#2041 Chrono Gear

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:22 PM

Yeah I think it's just gonna be the Nightwing/Robin DLC. I would be interested if it was campaign DLC, but those challenge maps do nothing for me. The skins seem cool, but I'm happy to say I've never bought a skin before for any game.


I have yet to buy a skin pack either but the Animated Series Batman suit calls to me.

#2042 intoxicated662

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:51 PM

Batman dlc on sale for next week as DoTW? Holy craptastic! Whoever is doing the weekly deals for M$ has surely fallen off and into the crazy train. Fire that person, for majority of cagers are in disappointment!
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#2043 cancerman1120

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 09:07 PM

Yeah the more I think about the Batman DLC I think I am going to pass. All the achievements require you to get all the medals on challenges and campaigns and they are only worth 100 total. I have not even touched Catwoman on the challenge maps and gotten past about half of the Batman ones. There is more than enough there to keep me satisfied. On a side note I went back to AA to try and finish those challenge maps and was stunned by how much more frustrating the combat was compared to AC. I had forgotten how the knife guys would automatically break your combo if you did not cape stun them. Combat in AC is much tighter but I did not like managing so many gadgets.

I finished Deus Ex and I was stunned to see I put 41 hours in this week on it. I am a bit burned out on it so I am not sure if I am going to tackle The Missing Link right now or wait until I feel like it will be fresh again.
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 10:58 PM

Can't tell if this was mentioned previously since the thread got so off topic, but xbldb is showing Wheelman Premium Street Showdown pack as free. It used to be 400 msp. Just downloaded it from my 360 and the description states it "features 5 unique races that put you head to head against 5 other opponents." Has no achievements, but it's free and is only 15MB so why not?

#2045 cancerman1120

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:23 PM

Can't tell if this was mentioned previously since the thread got so off topic, but xbldb is showing Wheelman Premium Street Showdown pack as free. It used to be 400 msp. Just downloaded it from my 360 and the description states it "features 5 unique races that put you head to head against 5 other opponents." Has no achievements, but it's free and is only 15MB so why not?



Thanks! Any Idea what the difference is between this one and the previously considered free version? The descriptions are the same. Is is a total of 10 races then? I really wish more older games would do this. I guess it is still a possible revenue stream.

Edit: Ok the free version is just one race as opposed to 5.
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#2046 Crono-00

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 12:07 AM

Can't tell if this was mentioned previously since the thread got so off topic, but xbldb is showing Wheelman Premium Street Showdown pack as free. It used to be 400 msp. Just downloaded it from my 360 and the description states it "features 5 unique races that put you head to head against 5 other opponents." Has no achievements, but it's free and is only 15MB so why not?


Great find, adding to download history in case I ever do get the game. Thanks!


Tends to happen during slower weeks. Guess there isn't a whole lot of excitement for Crimson Alliance. It's a good game. I guess the discount is not good enough for most.

Also the Square-Enix sale is useless to me as all the Square content I want is still not on sale. :(


You may be on the money with the Crimson Alliance sale, I too have not decided yet. The DLC from Square-Enix I accepted as good a deal I can get at this time. Agreed, I wish more of their content was up for sale mainly because they tend to ask for so much in base pricing.

#2047 panda911

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:04 AM

The 3 most overrated XBLA Games:
1. Castle Crashers
2. Braid
3. Shadow Complex


Add Trials HD to that list and you have the Mount Rushmore of overratedness.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:10 AM

So I haven't touched Deus Ex really since I bought it after Christmas, but should I buy the DLC? I hardly sit down to game anymore (I mean I have the time, I just always find myself going out in my off time), but I'm going through Dark Souls at the moment. Just want some inputs
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#2049 icp_00_111

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:15 AM

Add Trials HD to that list and you have the Mount Rushmore of overratedness.

blasphemy!! lol :)

#2050 infiniteHorizon

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:44 AM

am I the only one that thought Castle Crashers was a fun game?

#2051 harry hood

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:33 AM

So I haven't touched Deus Ex really since I bought it after Christmas, but should I buy the DLC? I hardly sit down to game anymore (I mean I have the time, I just always find myself going out in my off time), but I'm going through Dark Souls at the moment. Just want some inputs

you're asking us if you should buy DLC to a game you haven't played since Christmas, on top of the fact that you don't game anymore.

my answer is yes.

also, no.


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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:55 AM

Add Trials HD to that list and you have the Mount Rushmore of overratedness.


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Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:22 AM

Add Trials HD to that list and you have the Mount Rushmore of overratedness.



I'm one of the few people who wholeheartedly agree with this statement.

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#2054 tylerh1701

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:31 AM

am I the only one that thought Castle Crashers was a fun game?


No, it had lots of defenders a few pages back.

I'm one of the few people who wholeheartedly agree with this statement.


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#2055 jazzman

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:28 AM

I have yet to buy a skin pack either but the Animated Series Batman suit calls to me.


After the update from Rocksteady, I played through the whole game as the Animated Series Batman. I just wish they would release animated skins for all the villians. I would easily pay for that DLC.

#2056 Chrono Gear

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:41 AM

After the update from Rocksteady, I played through the whole game as the Animated Series Batman. I just wish they would release animated skins for all the villians. I would easily pay for that DLC.


I thought you could do that anyway after the first playthrough? Or did they change it so you could use the alternate suits from the beginning? That would be awesome.

#2057 tylerh1701

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 05:06 AM

I'm pretty sure I remember hearing that they issued an update where u can use an alt skin right from the beginning.

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#2058 eastx

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 06:00 AM

I'd agree insomuch as I'd much rather hear people talk positively about games they like than negatively about games they dislike.


Here's a great quote from Film Crit Hulk on the subject:

THERE'S AN ANECDOTE FROM CHUCK KLOSTERMAN ABOUT HOW HE ONLY LIKES TALKING ABOUT MUSIC WHEN IT'S SOMETHING THE OTHER PERSON LIKES TOO. WHAT MAY SEEM TO SOME AS A MATTER OF STRIVING TOWARD HIVE-MINDED AGREE-ABILITY, COULD NOT BE FURTHER FROM THAT GOAL. IT IS MERELY REFLECTING THE GOAL OF MUSIC ITSELF. BECAUSE WHEN IT COMES TO MUSIC, WITH ITS BROAD INFINITE SPECTRUM OF TASTE AND STYLE, IT CAN REALLY ONLY OPERATE AS SOMETHING THAT BINDS PEOPLE TOGETHER. AND THUS, DISCUSSIONS OVER HATING BANDS ONLY REVEALS SOMETHING THAT IS DIVISIVE. IT BUILDS A "YOUR FAVORITE BAND SUCKS" CULTURE INDEED.


That really sums up how I feel about discussing games with others as well...

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#2059 Strider Turbulence

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:01 AM

That was honestly one of the most enlightening and profound things I've read in a while.


And I'm someone who loves to argue.

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#2060 tylerh1701

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:25 AM

Here's a great quote from Film Crit Hulk on the subject:



That really sums up how I feel about discussing games with others as well...


Good article and quote. My favorite part was what he had #1 on his list of WHY YOU LOVE MOVIES:

BECAUSE OF STANLEY KUBRICK.

That was honestly one of the most enlightening and profound things I've read in a while.


And I'm someone who loves to argue.


Also pretty fun that you actually insult a game within your signature. ;)

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:11 AM

Since everyone is weighing in on Castle Crashers I am going to also.
The 3 most overrated XBLA Games:
1. Castle Crashers
2. Braid
3. Shadow Complex
The 3 most underrated XBLA Games:
1. Geometry Wars (1 & 2 really)
2. Torchlight
3. Puzzle Quest

... because it's cool to piss on games 2½ to 3½ years old? You'll have to school me on why GeoWars is "under-rated", but I think can't even smell yourself if you love 2 games that took at least 1 year to port from native platforms to XBLA, not to mention 1 of those 2 essentially boils down to D-padding around an 8x8 Bejeweled grid.

Add Trials HD to that list and you have the Mount Rushmore of overratedness.

OK, but if you & S0DA go back to 2009, you'll see that Trials, Shadow, and BF1943 were the only 3 XBLA games (breaking the top 20) that used real 3D engines with good textures, dynamic lighting, bloom, high-poly meshes, etc, rather than craptastic 2D sprites or flat-shaded textures ... combined with challenging & unique gameplay. That's why reviewers go ape-crazy over certain games, and not "match 3 gems".

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:19 AM

This discussion is tearing us apart! TEARING US APARTTTTT!!!!!!
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:54 AM


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Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:03 AM



In short this discussion can only end with one of us jerking off into a dress before they kill themselves.
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:26 AM

The 3 most overrated XBLA Games:

3. Shadow Complex

The 3 most underrated XBLA Games:
1. Geometry Wars (1 & 2 really)
2. Torchlight
3. Puzzle Quest


How are GeoWars and Torchlight underrated? Both games received great review scores and sell really good on XBL. :roll:

Underrated are games like Bangai-o HD...

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:04 AM

... because it's cool to piss on games 2½ to 3½ years old? You'll have to school me on why GeoWars is "under-rated", but I think can't even smell yourself if you love 2 games that took at least 1 year to port from native platforms to XBLA, not to mention 1 of those 2 essentially boils down to D-padding around an 8x8 Bejeweled grid.


OK, but if you & S0DA go back to 2009, you'll see that Trials, Shadow, and BF1943 were the only 3 XBLA games (breaking the top 20) that used real 3D engines with good textures, dynamic lighting, bloom, high-poly meshes, etc, rather than craptastic 2D sprites or flat-shaded textures ... combined with challenging & unique gameplay. That's why reviewers go ape-crazy over certain games, and not "match 3 gems".



You clearly didnt play Puzzle Quest much at all If all you thought it was just a "match 3 gems" type game.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:02 PM

This is what happens when we know the DOTW 2 weeks in advance. Can't wait till we get back to speculating the deals for 2/21.
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:11 PM

Can't tell if this was mentioned previously since the thread got so off topic, but xbldb is showing Wheelman Premium Street Showdown pack as free.

Thanks for pointing that out. :)

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:47 PM

Yeah I am about as big a beat-em-up enthusiast as there is, and Castle Crashers does nothing for me. I went through it once with a friend and have no desire to play through again. I agree with the guy who said that the combat is just really dull and unsatisfying.

If all you want to do is grind out levels and loot, I guess it's OK. But I don't play beat-em-ups for that.

I'd much rather replay games like King of Dragons, Final Fight, Knights of the Round on the Capcom Classics Collections.

Alien Hominid was also pretty weak aside from the bonus stick man platforming mini game lol


I admit I didn't get very deep into Caste Crashers' upgrade system, but that was because I just didn't like the way the combat felt. I realize it is the most popular XBLA title, but I lived off of beat 'em ups, both good and bad, when I was younger and Castle Crashers had that spam attack shallow feel I don't care for in the genre. I just didn't feel the oomph in the hits like i would Double Dragon, Final Fight or Golden Axe.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:07 PM

Here we go.....:D


Ah, that Superbowl ad was amusing to me.


That really sums up how I feel about discussing games with others as well...


Well, I feel partially responsible for the "off the rails" course the thread has gone, and I feel bad for that. I originally intended to offer a minority perspective on a specific game someone mentioned they were considering to purchase (possibly for the rewards offer), since the person had an initial negative impression but later positive. It was not intended to spark divisive conversation. You mentioned you disagreed with my points, when I didn't feel I offered any due to length of the post, so I presented clarification for consideration in hopes to assist with a purchasing decision. I don't believe there's anything wrong with discussion about games, I am just unhappy the thread has strayed a bit from XBL deal/reward discussions since we have something new this week along with a pretty good reward offer for the month. To repeat: my intention was to detail a minority perspecitve on a specific game for assisting in a specific person's purchasing decision, nothing more.


Back to the deals ...

Now that DiRT 3 Complete Edition has been announced, granted the game does not appeal to me, but it does encourage me some publishers still release editions of games better for the late adopter. Now this may tell me DiRT 3 DLC may get the Deal of the Week treatment in the immediate future if the Live team wants to be cruel ^^. No, but seriously, I held out on Arkham Asylum and later got its GotY Edition when it was on sale. Given next week's DotW, and I have not acquired Arkham City yet, do you think it is likely a GotY edition shows up for me? (and I am not asking about its GotY worthiness, just the possibilty of an edition with all/most the DLC)

Also, in my search for unlikely marketplace items to see a deal, I have come across a Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes "I am the boss" DLC at 240MSP. I like the base game which did get on a sale before, it is an Ubisoft published game, and based on the description on the dashboard the DLC sounds a bit overpriced. I played the base game on another platform (nowhere near completion) but the XBLA edition is in my backlog, and I intend to play it to completion. Do you think it is better if I should hold out for a sale on this DLC item or just take it now for 5% refund?

Edited by Crono-00, 12 February 2012 - 03:33 PM.
Also, I am getting Soul Calibur (1) for 5% reward back now, expect that to be DotW now that I paid too much