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#2521 RCS0926

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:42 PM

I bit on Splinter Cell.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:43 PM

Even though Splinter Cell doesnt have the same brutal stealth requirements, it CAN be played with about as much attention to detail if you choose to. I played the game in SP and CO-OP with as much stealth in mind as possible and rarely ever had to engage in any major gunfights.

As others mentioned its simply able to be completed with gun battles occurring unlike previous installments in which they'd usually result in a "game over" scenario.

Its certainly not perfect, but its got a decent story, and pretty fun co-op (online/split screen available), and for 10-20 bucks its a worthwhile purchase if you like assassinating goons in a variety of ways repeatedly.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:54 PM

I can borrow the Assassin Creed games from my brother, are any of the DLCs worth getting? Or maybe I should get Splinter Cell? I could never get into the original, too much stealth for me. Is the multiplayer in Brotherhood very active?
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#2524 dark_inchworm

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:06 PM

Oh, and anybody has info about this, which popped up as TBA here?

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:15 PM

"Hell yes" if it's one big XBLA release, "umm hmm huh maybe" if it's more like Game Room


Yeah, my gut feeling says it's a capcom 'Game Room.'

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:17 PM

Considering how short lived Game Room was (it didn't even last a whole year), I don't know if they'd go that route, despite having that thought. I'm still sticking with my "port of Capcom Classics Collection games" theory.

Now the only question is how much it'll cost.
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#2527 Junpei

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:18 PM

"Hell yes" if it's one big XBLA release, "umm hmm huh maybe" if it's more like Game Room


"SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!" if it's one big XBLA release packed like a Game Room-style app, with virtual thematic cabinets designed like the ones in Final Fight Double Impact... a man can dream! :applause:
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#2528 CAiNiAC

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:46 PM

So I'm debating on picking up the AssCreed collection and diving into the series. I've always planned to at some point, but I never assumed it may be digitally. This prices aren't bad stacked with Target points. Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions? I've barely ever touched the series, and I know a lot of people don't like 1, but if I'm going to experience the franchise I probably plan on going all the way through.

Also debating the Price of Persia as well as its Epilogue, never heard anything about these remakes. Any merit to them?

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#2529 tylerh1701

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:05 PM

So I'm debating on picking up the AssCreed collection and diving into the series. I've always planned to at some point, but I never assumed it may be digitally. This prices aren't bad stacked with Target points. Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions? I've barely ever touched the series, and I know a lot of people don't like 1, but if I'm going to experience the franchise I probably plan on going all the way through.

Also debating the Price of Persia as well as its Epilogue, never heard anything about these remakes. Any merit to them?


If you absolutely have to play AC1, play it first. There's no way you could go back to it after playing 2 or the other sequels.

But I'd still recommend skipping 1, it's extremely repetitive from a gameplay standpoint.

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#2530 TommyLove

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I've never bought any games from Xbox live market place besides the DLC. I'm assuming the purchased contents will stay in your account forever? Or does it only save on the hard drive only?
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#2531 Brother Daz

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:06 PM

I've never bought any games from Xbox live market place besides the DLC. I'm assuming the purchased contents will stay in your account forever? Or does it only save on the hard drive only?
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It'll stay tied to your account. You can redownload it anytime you want.

#2532 thrinn

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:07 PM

So I'm debating on picking up the AssCreed collection and diving into the series. I've always planned to at some point, but I never assumed it may be digitally. This prices aren't bad stacked with Target points. Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions? I've barely ever touched the series, and I know a lot of people don't like 1, but if I'm going to experience the franchise I probably plan on going all the way through.

I've heard several people suggest you just get the cliff notes from AC1 on Youtube and jump right to the good stuff in AC2.

Also debating the Price of Persia as well as its Epilogue, never heard anything about these remakes. Any merit to them?

The Epilogue DLC is the single piece of DLC that I most regret buying, and this is coming from someone who thought that the PoP reboot was rather well done. You are literally traveling down a single long bland looking hallway the entire time fighting the same enemies you've already seen countless times in the core game. I'd suggest that you'd pick up the game and skip the DLC.

#2533 TommyLove

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:10 PM

It'll stay tied to your account. You can redownload it anytime you want.

Thank you! I should redeem some of my cards to get ready for the Xbox live sales.
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#2534 simmias

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:15 PM

I've heard several people suggest you just get the cliff notes from AC1 on Youtube and jump right to the good stuff in AC2.

I must be the one person who liked AC1.

The Epilogue DLC is the single piece of DLC that I most regret buying, and this is coming from someone who thought that the PoP reboot was rather well done. You are literally traveling down a single long bland looking hallway the entire time fighting the same enemies you've already seen countless times in the core game. I'd suggest that you'd pick up the game and skip the DLC.

Agree completely. It's a collection of the most frustrating platforming parts of the main game, and it all takes place in an ugly environment. The main game is pretty good, though.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:17 PM

I must be the one person who liked AC1.


I enjoyed the game a lot when it first came out but I don't think I could go back to it now. ACII just improved everything about the experience.

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#2536 Junpei

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:18 PM

So I'm debating on picking up the AssCreed collection and diving into the series. I've always planned to at some point, but I never assumed it may be digitally. This prices aren't bad stacked with Target points. Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions? I've barely ever touched the series, and I know a lot of people don't like 1, but if I'm going to experience the franchise I probably plan on going all the way through.


Can't recommend AC1 enough due to the fact that it's the first and last to actually employ some degree of stealth tactics to complete missions. Plus, the story is interesting and thought-provoking without forcing itself into the crazy mashup of all conspiracy theories ever made like its successors did: it's like Lost's first season, full of mystery and unexplained (thus fascinating) things, while sequels try to throw a bunch of things into the equation, some nice and others much less so, while at the same time losing focus on the premises, again like Lost's following seasons.
Unfortunately, there's very little "gaming" aside from the assassinations, so all missions will start to feel the same after a short while...

Also debating the Price of Persia as well as its Epilogue, never heard anything about these remakes. Any merit to them?


The 2008 remake was full of potential and truly gorgeous to behold, but ultimately fell short due to boring (albeit stunning) level design and dull combat... still, it was quite a pleasant journey for me to experience and I found the normal ending very "open" but perfectly fine. Take the DLC for completionism's sake, but keep in mind that it packs the most tedious aspects of the game and another ending which is worse than the first... :-#
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#2537 dark_inchworm

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:20 PM

AC1 may not compare to II, but remember guys and girls: achievements! ;)

So we're a few days into December... anybody know what's up with the family pack monthly markdown?

(was editing the op, done now.)

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:21 PM

Was really hoping to see far cry 2 and dlc go on sale, but I guess they don't want to cannibalize far cry 3.

Having said that, the GoD version is actually competitively priced...

#2539 TommyLove

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:40 PM

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#2540 PrinnyJ

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:52 PM

I must be the one person who liked AC1.


Nope, I liked it too. :D

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#2541 simmias

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:52 PM

Can't recommend AC1 enough due to the fact that it's the first and last to actually employ some degree of stealth tactics to complete missions. Plus, the story is interesting and thought-provoking without forcing itself into the crazy mashup of all conspiracy theories ever made like its successors did: it's like Lost's first season, full of mystery and unexplained (thus fascinating) things, while sequels try to throw a bunch of things into the equation, some nice and others much less so, while at the same time losing focus on the premises, again like Lost's following seasons.
Unfortunately, there's very little "gaming" aside from the assassinations, so all missions will start to feel the same after a short while...

The 2008 remake was full of potential and truly gorgeous to behold, but ultimately fell short due to boring (albeit stunning) level design and dull combat... still, it was quite a pleasant journey for me to experience and I found the normal ending very "open" but perfectly fine. Take the DLC for completionism's sake, but keep in mind that it packs the most tedious aspects of the game and another ending which is worse than the first... :-#

These are both pretty spot-on assessments, IMO.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:11 AM

I don't know why I'm tempted on all the Games on Demand games. I've completed Assassin's Creed I and II and got rid of them and still own Brotherhood (completed but want to mop up achievements) and Revelations (haven't started). I passed on the ACII DLC but own all the rest. I have a copy of SC Conviction and the DLC but haven't started on either. Picked up the PoP Epilogue DLC on sale previously but no longer have the game so that one tempts me the most rather than tracking down a used copy. I heard Forgotten Sands isn't that great so it's a definite no. I think having it digitally and getting rid of the discs would make me feel less bad about my physical backlog but I'll save my points. All great deals for anyone who doesn't own any of them.

I'll have to play the trial for Might & Magic and Zeit 2 to see if I want them. I vaguely remember playing the latter but not biting at 400 MSP since it was cheaper on Steam at the time or something but at 200 MSP it's perfect.

Seeing the Deadliest Warrior stuff on disc makes me want to pass on that even though I have the first game w/out the DLC. Maybe I'll just grab the DLC and not get the sequel + DLC.

During Black Friday I bought the Batman AC GOTY. I hope it has a code for all the individual DLC and isn't on disc since I bought the Nightwing pack when it was on sale previously. If not, oh well.

I hope the countdown to the New Year sale is great with some new first time discounts otherwise I'll be sitting on these points for awhile.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:21 AM

Well the AC2 DLC has no achievements. It's alright if I remember, played it on Steam a long time ago. Couple of new tombs.

I would pass.

#2544 Bramblefang

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:22 AM

Would someone like to give an opinion on which of the following I should purchase?

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World + Rayman 3 HD (400 + 400 = 800 MSP)

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From Dust (800 MSP)

#2545 wEEman33

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:28 AM

All those game suck.

Spend the 800 on Trials HD.

#2546 dark_inchworm

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:28 AM

Would someone like to give an opinion on which of the following I should purchase?

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World + Rayman 3 HD (400 + 400 = 800 MSP)

or

From Dust (800 MSP)


Ignore weeman because Scott Pilgrim is awesome. I'd say go with the pair instead of biting on From Dust, and follow the herd of us waiting for a deeper discount.

Also, IMO, spending 800 on Trials HD would be a waste when you can commonly find the Trials/Limbo/Splosion Man disc for around $10.

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#2547 CAiNiAC

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:30 AM

Thanks for the opinions guys! I may just end up passing on AssCreed in its entirety again. I figure if I had really cared about playing it by now I would have and don't want to simply bite because I have an abundance of points. Would rather purchase non discounted content I genuinely have a lot of interest in.

Will probably grab the Persia remake though.

Would someone like to give an opinion on which of the following I should purchase?

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World + Rayman 3 HD (400 + 400 = 800 MSP)

or

From Dust (800 MSP)


Personally, I'd go with Scotty and the the Eggplant.

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#2548 Bramblefang

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:33 AM

All those game suck.

Spend the 800 on Trials HD.

Already own it :)


Thanks for the responses guys. I guess I'll be jumping onto the bandwagon, crossing my fingers in hopes that From Dust drops a teeny bit more in price.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:48 AM

Already own it :)


Thanks for the responses guys. I guess I'll be jumping onto the bandwagon, crossing my fingers in hopes that From Dust drops a teeny bit more in price.


Rayman and scott for sure, the first is a good platform game long and fun and the second is an amazing beat em up to play with friends (on the couch).


Both very fun games.

#2550 dark_inchworm

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:02 AM

I was browsing XBLDB and happened to notice that even more Guitar Hero/DJ Hero DLC is on sale, though the selection is mostly crap, IMO. I squeezed 'em into the OP, but here they are again (without hyperlinks, because I'm a doodoohead):

Motörhead Track Pack (GH3) - 250 MSP ($3.13) - 50% off
The Killers Track Pack (GHWT) - 220 MSP ($2.75) - 50% off
Fall Out Boy Track Pack (GH5) - 220 MSP ($2.75) - 50% off
KISS-mas Track Pack (GH:WoR) - 220 MSP ($2.75) - 50% off
Indie Hip Hop Mix Pack (DJH2) - 320 MSP ($4.00) - 50% off
deadmau5 Head - Red (Avatar Item) - 160 MSP ($2.00) - 50% off

Spylon, if you're reading this - your site didn't pick up the KISS-mas pack discount. I remember you asking me about similar things in a lengthy post several pages back, but frankly I'm not sure how I can assist you further.

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