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#511 Cleaner7

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:44 PM

I've decided to pass on RE4 and hopefully get it on sale on PS3 at a later time.

What are people's thoughts on Leedmees? It looked kind of fun and I'm always looking for games to play with my nephew.

I might finally use the Chain Reaction and buy the Hazardous Reunion and Raziel & Kane packs. Recently my friend and I went through and finished the last achievement so I wouldn't mind having more content to play.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:48 PM

Those Croft packs are one room puzzle gimmicks, survival arenas, or chases. You're just getting an assortment of four of these one room challenges of varying types. The longevity of these packs is not large.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:58 PM

Is Alan Wake's American Nightmare worth 600 MSP?

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:00 PM

I can't believe Splatterhouse isn't a part of the Shocktober sale...Namco buried it too well I guess.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:04 PM

Also, is there a chance that there will be other eligible games on sale next Tuesday (10/30/12) since the October promotion ends on the 31st?

You think they would put another set of horror games on sale next week?

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#516 bardockkun

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:06 PM

Is Alan Wake's American Nightmare worth 600 MSP?

If you're expecting anywhere as much depth as the full retail game you'll be disappointed. Basically the game plays like Groundhogs Day with Alan having to replay 3 of the same areas (with new tasks thrown in each time) to escape the story he's stuck in. It's no where as good as the first game (or even the DLC I dare argue), but if you want more Alan Wake in general then I'd say the price is right and about 4-6 hours not counting the "Fight Til Dawn" mode. Plus the writing isn't bad and it does touch upon the characters from the first game.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:06 PM

Four games on sale for Shocktober and 12 others listed for the hell of it, so that's a great sale.


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#518 hellhunde

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:09 PM

^Like last year, they are advertising a plethora of "horror" content, but only discounting a small portion of it.

MS can be very loose with the term "sale". I'd say there's almost 0% chance that that content drops in price, so I'd recommend not getting your hopes up guys.


Well, sometimes its On Sale and sometimes its For Sale. For me, its No Sale.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:32 PM

Is Alan Wake's American Nightmare worth 600 MSP?


Depends. You are getting a much more scaled down helping of Alan Wake. It's almost all combat this time, with mostly you and a villain asshole determined to chew every bit of scenery in this game and the three games next to it. He's always a hoot to watch but apart from that you're just schlepping across big open areas to check boxes until you get to the end. The demo is an accurate depiction.

Alan Wake's combat has been refined here. If you are as big a fan of that as I am, then you should enjoy this serving as most of your time will be spent in survival mode anyway. Enemy shadow HP has been dropped and gun HP raised a bit so that the weapon variety is no longer a dumb joke and the flashlight is no longer the only weapon that matters (Even though it is still vital). More enemy variety too. Only problem is flares are no longer quite the immensely satisfying nuke they were in AW.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:32 PM

Is Alan Wake's American Nightmare worth 600 MSP?

Yes. Just don't expect greatness. It's very arcade-y, but decent fun. But like bardockkun said it's nowhere near as good as the retail game.

Edit: RollingSkull nailed it - agree 100%.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:40 PM

I've decided to pass on RE4 and hopefully get it on sale on PS3 at a later time.

What are people's thoughts on Leedmees? It looked kind of fun and I'm always looking for games to play with my nephew.

I might finally use the Chain Reaction and buy the Hazardous Reunion and Raziel & Kane packs. Recently my friend and I went through and finished the last achievement so I wouldn't mind having more content to play.


I made the call to pass on RE4 as well. I steadily lost interest in RE after the original in my youth and just can't find the appeal or get hooked regardless of how many 'ol college tries I give it.

Leedmees is alright. Its fun for a bit, but not necessarily something you're going to want to go back to very often. For 5 bucks its not a bad purchase.

I'm biting on the Croft add-ons finally as well. I looked the other way last time they were on sale but occasionally wish I hadn't.


I can't believe Splatterhouse isn't a part of the Shocktober sale...Namco buried it too well I guess.


Tell me about it. I've been lamenting the fact its not included in the October Rewards promo either for about 2 weeks now. Bleh.

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#522 Barry Burton

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:00 PM

Is Alan Wake's American Nightmare worth 600 MSP?


yes it is

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:07 PM

The "Sales & Specials" page on xbox.com is showing a lot more titles now like I am Alive and Deadlight, but they're still regular price ... thoughts?

I can confirm this info is in the OP ... only via the S&S+ will you access the "special/hacked/kludge" region where the price has been knocked down. If you view the Marketplace using your home region (whether USA, Canada, UK, or whatever), you'll see the regular price. Then after a few days (or more?) after the sale is done, they'll do a 1-time batch run to mark the item as "bought" on your account for your home region to reflect the item is "already purchased".

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:30 PM

If you liked Alan Wake i think American Nightmare is definitely worth it at 600. I wasn't disappointed with it at 1200 even though it didn't wow me.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:33 PM

Got Alan Wake's American Nightmare last time it was 600 points. It's a lot of fun, definitely recommend it if you liked the original game.

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#526 AFRO insomniac

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:32 AM

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:40 AM

Alan Wake AN, is the only XBLA game I've ever bought at not only full price but at launch. Truth be told mainly because I wanted to support a possibility of a full sequel. While I thought it wasn't quite as good as it predecessor. My only gripe was it length. While you do have to give props on the quirky thing they do to extent it's over all length, it's still meh for me. I just have to keep telling myself it's a XBLA game not a full console version that you were spoiled with. :lol:

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:29 AM

So...I am Alive and Deadlight are 50% off also? Through scratch and match?. I can't confirm myself, I am unable to go on Live right now. Thanks guys.

From what I've heard ever since RE4 came out, its a great game. Plus the Xbox 360 HD version did an admiral job. Good deal IMO. I personally liked the original Alan Wake and I enjoyed the time playing the demo, so I think that is a good deal also. I just may pick them both up.


I suck for not picking up Darksiders for 800msp. What a shame.


Oh, and why is the OP not updated yet? Is it just me?

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:34 AM

That's a tough pill to swallow though just because AW was such quality and in all the polish ways, AWAN is such a step down from AW. It's fun but it's like some kid got in Remedy's paint box and just doodled at it for a while. All the good stuff is there though but... just less of it. Less of the quality direction and pacing of AW too. I love it a lot but it's a tough sort of love.

Plus who on earth directed that scientist voice actress? Does he even know what English is? Did the writers even TALK to him? She delivered EVERY line with the wrong inflection.
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:34 AM

Getting RE4 and maybe Bioshock 2...I have it on disc and may trade to Best Buy if its worth it.

Was hoping to see RE:CV on sale too...oh well, hopefully soon.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:04 AM

they have put the bioshock in the shocktober promo on the dash. looks like a way to make it look like more on sale when it is not. wish everything in the shocktober page on dash ws on sale

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:13 AM

How does Resident Evil 4 HD run on the 360? I had heard that the 360 version is the weakest of the ports. Is this true? Anyone who has it, is it fine getting it on 360 or worth waiting for PS3?

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#533 Woltaire

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:18 AM

Glad to see RE4 HD actually got discounted this time around, though I wish Code Veronica got the same treatment as well.
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:23 AM

I can confirm this info is in the OP ... only via the S&S+ will you access the "special/hacked/kludge" region where the price has been knocked down. If you view the Marketplace using your home region (whether USA, Canada, UK, or whatever), you'll see the regular price. Then after a few days (or more?) after the sale is done, they'll do a 1-time batch run to mark the item as "bought" on your account for your home region to reflect the item is "already purchased".



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#535 Cornelius

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:34 AM

I wish DR:OTR was on sale for 50% off. Well maybe Ill get it on psn, since I got in on the free ps+ last night.

Wha wha whaaaat? :cry:

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:36 AM

Wha wha whaaaat? :cry:

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:42 AM

A little off topic, but The Splatters is quite a fun game. It's got the charm and addicting gameplay of Peggle and it's pretty challenging. Glad I picked it up when it was 400 last week(?).

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:54 AM

That's a tough pill to swallow though just because AW was such quality and in all the polish ways, AWAN is such a step down from AW. It's fun but it's like some kid got in Remedy's paint box and just doodled at it for a while. All the good stuff is there though but... just less of it. Less of the quality direction and pacing of AW too. I love it a lot but it's a tough sort of love.

Plus who on earth directed that scientist voice actress? Does he even know what English is? Did the writers even TALK to him? She delivered EVERY line with the wrong inflection.


I enjoyed it overall, but it was too repetitive and the dialogue in general was meandering and pointless. I didn't like how they were going for a humorous angle with parts of the story. Just makes me appreciate the original game even more.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:01 AM

Jumping into the OP to make some quick edits, so that Batman & THQ are no longer confusing folks. I'll update this post when done.

DONE! Fairly simple to differentiate the sale vs. non-sale items (thanks as always to Spylon's excellent work!), so that should help.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:05 AM

I can confirm this info is in the OP ... only via the S&S+ will you access the "special/hacked/kludge" region where the price has been knocked down. If you view the Marketplace using your home region (whether USA, Canada, UK, or whatever), you'll see the regular price. Then after a few days (or more?) after the sale is done, they'll do a 1-time batch run to mark the item as "bought" on your account for your home region to reflect the item is "already purchased".

I am not sure I know what this means?

Long story short ... you'll never see the S&S+ prices (for Scratch & Win or Chain Reaction or Mystery Wheel) in the Xbox.com or 360's own Marketplace ... you must use the crappy app.

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