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#5851 Mighty Tor

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:27 PM

For anyone on the fence about GalCiv read this and be on the fence no longer,
http://www.computera...iary-days-1-26/ and this http://www.computera...rt-final-entry/

On the fence about Retro City, but going to put that on the bundle/summer sale wait list with Mark of the Ninja.

#5852 motoki

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:30 PM

Is this your subtle way of telling me that I will get aggravated by Skyrim, ragequit, and uninstall after 3-4 hours?



Probably. ;)

On the fence about Retro City, but going to put that on the bundle/summer sale wait list with Mark of the Ninja.



$7.50 on sale is nuts for Retro City Rampage. It looks like mindless 8 bit NES fun for a few minutes but I'm not paying that much for that raggedy little game. It should be $10 retail and 75% off @ $2.50 on sale in my (apparently not so humble) opinion.

Anyway both games will probably be in a bundle at some point.

#5853 SevereTireDamage

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:32 PM

Definitely wait on Retro City Rampage - it's a $5 game at best IMO. It's more or less a Family Guy episode ramped up x1000 focused on as many 80s references to movies and NES games as possible. Enjoyable in that respect, but not actually that great a game, sadly.

#5854 Preedatore

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:35 PM

Games like Fallout and ES are as linear as you want them to be. The main quest line isn't hidden away to be discovered, so if you want a linear experience stick to that. Now, the main story itself may leave something to be desired, but if you just want that linear experience that's what you get. The side stuff is really the meat to those games, helping flesh out the world and assist in immersion.

#5855 imac2much

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:36 PM

Man, Tropico 4 barely won the community choice. While I'm happy that it won the majority vote for 39%, to see ANNO 2070 at 34% (with SimCity 4 dead last at 27%) has me worried... who votes for these things anyway?
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#5856 TheLongshot

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:37 PM

Man, Tropico 4 barely won the community choice. While I'm happy that it won the majority vote for 39%, to see ANNO 2070 at 34% (with SimCity 4 dead last at 27%) has me worried... who votes for these things anyway?


Be thankful. The voting has been pretty stupid all week.
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#5857 motoki

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:41 PM

FWIW If anyone is wondering most of that Tropico DLC with the exception of the Modern Times expansion is pretty meh and doesn't really add much to the game at all.

#5858 jshackles

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:43 PM

Finally got in on a decent flash sale for Dead Rising 2 Complete for $9.99 which is exactly the price I wanted to pay. I'm happy with that.

#5859 Tsel

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:46 PM

Woke up just in time to get in on the DR2 complete pack.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:47 PM

Well whadya know, Tropico actually won - it's a Festivus miracle.
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#5861 Broken Cage

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:47 PM

FWIW If anyone is wondering most of that Tropico DLC with the exception of the Modern Times expansion is pretty meh and doesn't really add much to the game at all.



I've never played any Tropico before. Videos on YouTube make it look like SimCity, and I already have SimCity 4, but for $6.00, I might still grab it.

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#5862 Tsel

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:49 PM

I got Tropico 3 in a previous sale, but haven't played it yet. Should I get Tropico 4? My mind's tellin' me no, but my body's tellin' me yeah.

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#5863 warreni

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:52 PM

Man, Tropico 4 barely won the community choice. While I'm happy that it won the majority vote for 39%, to see ANNO 2070 at 34% (with SimCity 4 dead last at 27%) has me worried... who votes for these things anyway?


I voted for it, but I've made a solemn vow not to buy Tropico 4 until I've played at least one of the previous three games, all of which are in my backlog. By that time, I figure they'll probably be up to Tropico 6 at least.
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#5864 XIGRIMxREAPERIX

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:52 PM

Well whadya know, Tropico actually won - it's a Festivus miracle.

Im still banging my head on my desk bc anno got 34%
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#5865 motoki

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:55 PM

I've never played any Tropico before. Videos on YouTube make it look like SimCity, and I already have SimCity 4, but for $6.00, I might still grab it.


I got Tropico 3 in a previous sale, but haven't played it yet. Should I get Tropico 4? My mind's tellin' me no, but my body's tellin' me yeah.


It's basically Sim City but with a campy, kitschy Latin American dictator spin.

I think it's a lot of fun and it's one of the few games in my vast collection that I've put a ton of hours into. I mean what other game lets you play as Evita Perone?

If you like Sim City style games I would highly recommend it.

All of the DLC save for Modern Times is literally 1 new building and a new costume for your Avatar. If you weren't looking for it you wouldn't even notice anything new was added. Don't feel discouraged by the DLC.

Modern Times does add a lot of new content but it only comes into play later in the game, as the name would imply. You start out at an earlier time period, 1950s I think? Or maybe the 30s? Sorry, it's been a while since I played but anyway it's a while before you can access the Modern Times conent.

I think it's reasonable to just get the base now and then if you like it try and catch Modern Times on a sale later.

Do note though that this is one of those games that if you buy the base on Steam you will pretty much need to get the DLC on Steam too so don't think you can grab it later on a Gamersgate sale or something like that.

#5866 Jaysonguy

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:59 PM

FWIW If anyone is wondering most of that Tropico DLC with the exception of the Modern Times expansion is pretty meh and doesn't really add much to the game at all.

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#5867 Therapy

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:00 PM

I got Tropico 3 in a previous sale, but haven't played it yet. Should I get Tropico 4? My mind's tellin' me no, but my body's tellin' me yeah.


I would say no. Just go and play T3 first and if you like it, buy T4 in the next sale.

I haven't bought a whole lot of games myself, since I've become really mindful of my huuuuge backlog of unplayed games. All I've bought (and prolly will buy) in this sale is SR3 Complete. And I'm pretty sure I won't be playing that for at least a year... damn :P

#5868 Tsel

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:02 PM

It's basically Sim City but with a campy, kitschy Latin American dictator spin.

I think it's a lot of fun and it's one of the few games in my vast collection that I've put a ton of hours into. I mean what other game lets you play as Evita Perone?

If you like Sim City style games I would highly recommend it.

All of the DLC save for Modern Times is literally 1 new building and a new costume for your Avatar. If you weren't looking for it you wouldn't even notice anything new was added. Don't feel discouraged by the DLC.

Modern Times does add a lot of new content but it only comes into play later in the game, as the name would imply. You start out at an earlier time period, 1950s I think? Or maybe the 30s? Sorry, it's been a while since I played but anyway it's a while before you can access the Modern Times conent.

I think it's reasonable to just get the base now and then if you like it try and catch Modern Times on a sale later.

Do note though that this is one of those games that if you buy the base on Steam you will pretty much need to get the DLC on Steam too so don't think you can grab it later on a Gamersgate sale or something like that.

I do like me some SimCity, so I think I'll get it eventually, but...

I would say no. Just go and play T3 first and if you like it, buy T4 in the next sale.

I haven't bought a whole lot of games myself, since I've become really mindful of my huuuuge backlog of unplayed games. All I've bought (and prolly will buy) in this sale is SR3 Complete. And I'm pretty sure I won't be playing that for at least a year... damn :P


... I like this guy. By the time I want to play Tropico 4, it'll be on sale again. I can wait.

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#5869 jshackles

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:03 PM

Borderlands 2 on the new round of Flash Sales - that's good news for people with the $5 Amazon 2k credit assuming they price match.

#5870 Corpekata

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:05 PM

Amazon generally doesn't match flash sales.

#5871 soulkyo

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:07 PM

Borderlands 2 on the new round of Flash Sales - that's good news for people with the $5 Amazon 2k credit assuming they price match.


Tony doesn't PM flash sales AFAIK.

#5872 XIGRIMxREAPERIX

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:07 PM

Im I the only one sick of seeing borderlands 2?
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#5873 monkeysez

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:07 PM

I want to pay $20 for borderlands 2. make it happen.

#5874 jshackles

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:08 PM

Amazon generally doesn't match flash sales.


I haven't been following the Amazon thread much, just been casually glancing at their downloads page, which now has a bit of a "calendar" of what is going on sale. That thread seems to be full of whiners.

Sucks if they won't price match the flash deal, considering it'll be that price for the next 11 hours or so. I looked this morning at my 2k credit thinking... "I already own all of these games".

#5875 plft

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:08 PM

Hopefully AC2 in the vote means entire franchise or at least includes AC:Rev which is the only thing I've planned to grab this sale.

#5876 aShufflinZombie

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:11 PM

I am SO torn on what I want to vote for.

#5877 motoki

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:11 PM

Im I the only one sick of seeing borderlands 2?


I'm sick of seeing it not be $10 or less. ;)

I kinda sorta kinda want it in some vague I probably should get this someday I guess way, but like the people who can't pull the trigger on Tropico 4 because of Tropico 3, I have Borderlands 1 GotY and haven't really touched it yet.

Plus there's the whole 'well you know they are going to bundle it up with all the DLC cheap someday' thing.

But yeah, it does seem to have been on sale a lot, along with a lot of other repeats.

I haven't been following the Amazon thread much...That thread seems to be full of whiners.


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#5878 INCyr

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:14 PM

Wow. I KNOW thief has been much much less. That's an insult for that price. And I'm pretty sure Home has been less as well. Starting to actually believe this might be the decline of the Steam sale.

#5879 mkaliaz

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:15 PM

I was 100% ready to buy Tropico 4. Now though, the lack of any kind of a package deal with the expansion/dlc is making me reconsider.

#5880 Corpekata

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:15 PM

7 bucks for the entire series is an insult? Home has been less than a dollar?