Ah, my previous post promised another wall of text and it appears I've gone and typed a bit much again, but this time I will not be merciful and place things behind spoiler tags =P. On the bright side, I think we are getting closer to a new DotW thread now that it's New Years, so ignoring this will be easier than ever ^^.
No. Just, don't. Save your points and your time and your reputation for a better game. I have a friend who thought he'd love it, and always refers to it as one of his biggest purchase regrets.
I'm going to have to thank you for this assessment as well. It was one of those games which the discount makes it tempting, but a good talking sense like that makes me realize I still have Torchlight
, Sacred 2
, and Crimson Alliance
in my 360 backlog.
As great as the countdown to New Years sales has been to me, I want it to be done with for new sales sooner. The temptation of A World of Keflings
with its DLC would be gone from me once the sales changes over to a new Deal of the Week and Sales & Specials + offers. The vague memory of "busy work" that is A Kingdom for Keflings
can only stave me off from the discount to the sequel's "new and improved busy work with avatar parts!" for just so much longer.
I also like TWD episodes, but... GOTY? If it's not even a "game"! It's an interactive serie of 2'5/3 hours long movies! The story is great though.
I think of point and click adventure titles as games. I have fond memories of old LucasArts Games like Sam & Max: Hit the Road
, Monkey Island games, Day of the Tentacle
, etc. Old Sierra ones with the point & click interface like Conquest of Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood
, Kings Quest, Space Quest, the old Leisure Suit Larry games, etc. had plenty enough charm and enough interactivity for me to define them as videogames.
I played quite a few of those Japanese digital novel games like Steins;Gate
, With You: Mitumeteitai
, Sentimental Graffiti games, etc. (not to be confused with date games which are more stat-management based like the Tokimeki Memorial or Mitumete Knight games), which fits my odd tastes in videogames, and yes, I enjoy those as well. Even the newer point & click adventure games like Fahrenheit
(Indigo Prophecy) and Heavy Rain
weren't bad for me either. Heck, one of my biggest regrets was waiting on some Xbox Originals to get a sale on Xbox Live, and I waited so long that the point & click adventure Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
appears to be delisted =(.
Granted, I always mention my odd taste in videogames. Typically it doesn't take much for a videogame to entertain me, but it takes a lot of work for me to not like one. All it has to do is when I hit a button and things happen, I'm quite easily amused. I define videogames as a medium which provides the combination of various entertainment aspects (some aspects can be dialed up or down). A videogame can engage me with story like a book, gameplay like card/board games, music like on phonographs (I'm old, but rhythm games provide such entertainment), imagery like with movies, like any toy that allows me to play around in or with, all these aspects to varying degrees. So the point and click adventure fit the definition for me personally, like ye old fashioned find-you-fate books (I am old, in my day I did have some fun with pieces of tree). Even I enjoyed the XBLA Dragon's Lair
when it was up for 400MSP; I even played it way past its time (never played it back when it was in actual arcades) and that stands as one of my favorite Kinect games (up there with Child of Eden
, Mass Effect 3
, Halo Anniversary
, and Forza Horizon
) even for just being an interactive movie like The Walking Dead games. ^^
What?! A sale on something that I have no interest in at all and don't have to spend any of my points?!?! GOOD
By Jove! That's so crazy, it might actually work! It makes too much sense! =P
Anyway, here's to a new year! I already anticipate purchasing Phantom Breaker Battlegrounds
(still sad my amazon preorder for Phantom Breaker
was cancelled), Magical Drop 5
, and Pier Solar HD
(even tho this one I think will miss 2013) for full price on release. While I too will play the waiting for a bargain price for XBLA Retro City Rampage
, The Cave
, Virtual On: Cyber Troopers
, Darkstalkers Resurrection
, BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2
, and Super Time Force
(maybe even Charlie Murder
, the possibilities of 2013 ^^). This new year has much to offer on the XBLA front (although at this time only Bioshock Infinite
and South Park: The Stick of Truth
come to mind for disc 360 games in 2013 ... I may try that Womb Raider game too).
I hope the Deal of the week is more than EA titles. I'll be hoping for something on the Sales & Specials + app as well now that it's a new week. At least we get a new Xbox Live Rewards offer for the month. Happy New Years and I hope you can get through your new and improved backlog (from the countdown) ^^
Edited by Crono-00, 01 January 2013 - 05:55 AM.
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