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#11131 Fukurou

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:13 AM

I'm new to this thread, and Steam in general. I've read the OP and still have some questions. How good of a computer do you need to play these games? I just saw on the Steam site that Amnesia is $5 and that sounds like an absolute steal. Also, do they take Paypal?

#11132 eastx

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:14 AM

I'm new to this thread, and Steam in general. I've read the OP and still have some questions. How good of a computer do you need to play these games? I just saw on the Steam site that Amnesia is $5 and that sounds like an absolute steal. Also, do they take Paypal?


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#11133 asheskitty

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

I may have said it previously, but my memory is questionable. I believe the best way to enjoy Dishonored is to go for the less than 20% kills. If you kill less than 20% of the people in the level, both guards and infected, your chaos will remain low. That leaves room for a few "Oh shit! Throat stab!" moments and still gives you a reason to attempt stealth whenever possible. The only real bonus to no detection (outside of personal satisfaction) is the achievement, and if you're going to do that one, you might as well go for the Blink Only one as well. So unless you're achievement hunting, I seriously advise choking out as many people as you can, and throat stabbing the few that you can't.

(Also, never forget to use possession, I can't tell you how many non-lethals I got because I could possess a dude and walk him out of my way... or into the clutches of a waiting ally...)



Thanks for this!

/hugs elessar and Kirby. Down with interactive movies! Not a trend I like seeing in the gaming industry.



Mooby, it sounds like you weren't gaming during the first wave of interactive movies is the early CD-ROM era. Those were much cheesier, C-list actors bluescreened onto digital sets.

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#11134 Fukurou

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

All computer games are different; it's not like they were all made by the same team or in the same year for the same hardware. You can read the system spec requirements on each game's store page.

Yes, Steam accepts PayPal.

Great! Just installed Steam and downloaded Amnesia.

#11135 Therapy

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

I'm new to this thread, and Steam in general. I've read the OP and still have some questions. How good of a computer do you need to play these games? I just saw on the Steam site that Amnesia is $5 and that sounds like an absolute steal. Also, do they take Paypal?


What kind of computer you need depends on the game. If you go to the game's steam page, scroll down a bit to see what you need to get the game running. Amnesia is not a high-demanding game really.

Yup paypal is accepted.

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#11136 utopianmachine

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:51 AM

Anyone want to explain in small words how I could go about taking screenshots of games that don't work with F12 and somehow uploading them to Steam?

It's probably more work than I want. :P

#11137 asheskitty

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:28 AM

If you missed it for $4 on ths steam winter sale, GG has Cherry Tree High Comedy Club for $2.72 (DRM-FREE).

Personally I was disappointed with the steam demo. 640x480 resolution, and nowhere near the charm of Persona 3 & 4. I'd been looking forward to this since Spring.

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#11138 Therapy

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

Well, having bought The Walking Dead via a CAG user for $9, this concludes my sale:

Saints Row The Third complete: € 7,50 via Steam Store
Dawn of War GOTY: $1 from a CAG
Duke Nukem Forever: $2 from a CAG (figured what the heck for 2 dolla)
Spec Ops: The Line: $3,50 from a CAG
The Walking Dead: $9 from a CAG
Darksiders: Traded my HiB 3 for someone's THQ bundle I missed


And that's it. Not too shabby for around $25

*edit* forgot I also bought Spec Ops
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#11139 mjontrix

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:20 PM

Anyone want to explain in small words how I could go about taking screenshots of games that don't work with F12 and somehow uploading them to Steam?

It's probably more work than I want. :P


Press PrtScn on the keyboard - works better than F12. Then I guess save in mspaint and then upload? It's definitely more work than just using F12...

If you missed it for $4 on ths steam winter sale, GG has Cherry Tree High Comedy Club for $2.72 (DRM-FREE).

Personally I was disappointed with the steam demo. 640x480 resolution, and nowhere near the charm of Persona 3 & 4. I'd been looking forward to this since Spring.


Well fair points for the res (but then again this is an indie game); but comparing it to Persona 3 & 4 is giving it no chance now is it :D

Persona is more of an RPG than a VN adventure like Cherry Tree; you probably should be looking at more into RPGs then (if you desire more of the action charm) or VNs (Chaos;Head and Steins;Gate come to mind; Muv-Luv as well)...

#11140 Xealot42

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:27 PM

Anyone want to explain in small words how I could go about taking screenshots of games that don't work with F12 and somehow uploading them to Steam?

It's probably more work than I want. :P


You could try changing the steam screenshot key to something other than F12. Steam - Settings - In-Game tab - Screenshot shortcut key.

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#11141 SmileyMcSmiles

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:07 PM

My final haul from Steam sale...

Batman: AC GOTY - $7.49
Counter-Strike: GO - $7.49
PAYDAY The Heist: Wolfpack DLC - $2.49

...and that was it for Steam. I did jump in on HiB7 for $6.50 too...that was an awesome set of games!

Can't believe I kept it to a minimum this time. As others have mentioned, this has been the weakest of the Steam sales so far. It wasn't horrid or anything like that...just not as strong as in the past. Besides, with over 280 games on Steam alone, I couldn't justify buying much. ;)

#11142 MC Kage

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:33 PM

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#11143 MysterD

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:44 PM

About Witcher 2:

Not saying it wasn't good. I enjoyed the first 75% of the game. By the end of Act 2, I was pretty indifferent. The problem was, I don't know the lore enough. The decisions I made was about as meaningful as flipping a coin, which made the climax very insignificant for me. I think the only character other than the Witcher I actually about was Triss. I really liked the first half of the game though.

The Witcher is a game w/ a bleak & dark game-world. No matter what decision you normally make, you're not sure if what you think is the "good" decision is the one to make. Sometimes, taking that route is the hardest route - and the worst things happening when trying that route.

Also, depending on a certain decision in Chapter 1...
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About Chapter 3 - rushed as heck, if you ask me. It looks like a big-time set-up for Witcher 3 b/c....
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#11144 trunks982

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:47 PM

Is the price for CS: GO the lowest they have gotten to?

#11145 Malibuz0r

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:08 PM

Can someone sell me a TWD from Amazon? Amazon just won't take my credit card.

#11146 Mippo

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:15 PM

Is $6.25 a good price for Oblivion-Deluxe Edition? I haven't played any of the 3 yet and wanted to start with the originals before I got into Skyrim. Should I get it now or wait for a cheaper price? I have plenty of backlogged games as is, so not in any hurry just wondering if it's been cheaper.

#11147 SmileyMcSmiles

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:26 PM

Is the price for CS: GO the lowest they have gotten to?


As far as I know, it is the lowest I've seen. And I've tried to be pretty diligent about it. I'm sure by their next summer/holiday sale it will be like $5...but $1.50-2.50 savings isn't a big deal. It's also a really great game. I already like it much better than CSS...with a few tweaks here and there it will surpass the might 1.6!

I say jump on it...awesome game.

#11148 Sgt Barone

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:27 PM

As far as I know, it is the lowest I've seen. And I've tried to be pretty diligent about it. I'm sure by their next summer/holiday sale it will be like $5...but $1.50-2.50 savings isn't a big deal. It's also a really great game. I already like it much better than CSS...with a few tweaks here and there it will surpass the might 1.6!

I say jump on it...awesome game.


Seconded.

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#11149 Momouchi

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:28 PM

This is the lowest Oblivion has ever been, so I'd say go for it.

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#11150 warreni

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:36 PM

About Witcher 2:

Not saying it wasn't good. I enjoyed the first 75% of the game. By the end of Act 2, I was pretty indifferent. The problem was, I don't know the lore enough. The decisions I made was about as meaningful as flipping a coin, which made the climax very insignificant for me. I think the only character other than the Witcher I actually about was Triss. I really liked the first half of the game though.

But I guess I'm just weird.

I don't really like TWD that much either. I finished episode 3 so far. It's ok, but it's so linear, and so slow. Didn't help that I guessed from the beginning of Chapter 2 most of what happens. And I keep hearing that's the best episode, which kills my enthusiasm for 4 and 5.

I'm starting to see what games make GOTY. Interactive movies.


That seems to be the case for this generation. Games like heavy rain, and TWD are becoming so popular and I don't see the allure in it one bit. Maybe I'm just old school and prefer the awesome game play and the generic saving the princess from the castle story lines.


/hugs elessar and Kirby. Down with interactive movies! Not a trend I like seeing in the gaming industry.



I'm C64 and Apple II old-school, and I like interactive movies, as long as they tell a compelling story with interesting characters. I'd say The Walking Dead and Heavy Rain definitely fit that bill.

Maybe it's a difference between growing up with computer games and console games. I never owned a console in my life until I bought a PS3 two years ago. I also don't like platforming, per se, and I don't enjoy playing the same level over and over again.

I'm not sure whether this was implied above, but TW2 was not an interactive movie by anyone's definition with which I am familiar. It's definitely an ARPG.

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#11151 Momouchi

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:40 PM

I'm C64 and Apple II old-school, and I like interactive movies, as long as they tell a compelling story with interesting characters. I'd say The Walking Dead and Heavy Rain definitely fit that bill.

Maybe it's a difference between growing up with computer games and console games. I never owned a console in my life until I bought a PS3 two years ago. I also don't like platforming, per se, and I don't enjoy playing the same level over and over again.


I really loved TWD and it is one of only two interactive movie type games I have played. I understand where people are coming from with the lack of gameplay, but that sort of medium for story-telling makes the story more compelling. Controlling the character and choosing their words and actions make me feel much more a part of the story than watching a movie.

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#11152 hal

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:55 PM

Is $6.25 a good price for Oblivion-Deluxe Edition? I haven't played any of the 3 yet and wanted to start with the originals before I got into Skyrim. Should I get it now or wait for a cheaper price? I have plenty of backlogged games as is, so not in any hurry just wondering if it's been cheaper.


Jump on it.

Oblivion is an ok place to start, though Morrowind is probably the fan-favorite. Both it and Morrowind have plenty of mods to boost visuals to your liking as well as changing any gameplay elements you may find annoying. There's also loads of user-made content. You could easily sink many hundreds of hours into those two alone.

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#11153 Therapy

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:01 PM

Well, having bought The Walking Dead via a CAG user for $9, this concludes my sale:

Saints Row The Third complete: € 7,50 via Steam Store
Dawn of War GOTY: $1 from a CAG
Duke Nukem Forever: $2 from a CAG (figured what the heck for 2 dolla)
Spec Ops: The Line: $3,50 from a CAG
The Walking Dead: $9 from a CAG
Darksiders: Traded my HiB 3 for someone's THQ bundle I missed


And that's it. Not too shabby for around $25

*edit* forgot I also bought Spec Ops


Adding Sleeping Dogs for $10 from a fellow CAG to that list, this has been a decent sale for me. But not due to steam haha.

I think he probably bought it cheaper since I think I remember something about a price mistake, but whatever, this is a great price and it sure beats the 17 euros it costs over here (22 dollar, with 66% off that is).


Anyone know what DLC is worth it to buy for Sleeping Dogs?

Edited by Therapy, 06 January 2013 - 04:14 PM.


#11154 Preedatore

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:26 PM

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#11155 motoki

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:53 PM

I'm curious if you played the first Witcher? The story of the Witcher 2 starts off not long after the events of the first game. Also I am only about half way through the second game but so far I enjoyed the setting/story of the first game more.


I'm not sure whether this was implied above, but TW2 was not an interactive movie by anyone's definition with which I am familiar. It's definitely an ARPG.



Personally, I would call TW2 an action game with RPG elements because for me (admittedly I'm not a huge fan of involved real time action combat; I'm weird) there was a lot of emphasis on your moves and timing and what you used with what enemy etc etc much more so than something like Skyrim where you can just go through the combat easily enough but spamming a slash button. I realize that's splitting hairs though and that pretty much all modern (non-indie) RPGs are really just wordy action games anyway.

I can see where there are elements of TW2 that are interactive movie-ish, there's a lot of dialog scenes where you choose various options, but the game as a whole in its entirely is not an interactive movie. More of an action game with a lot of interactive movie interludes plus a lot of fussing with items and skills in an busy, ugly obnoxious (to me) UI. :-P

I also didn't love that if you take too long reading sometimes it will force an option for you. There were definitely times I was like 'Excuse me? I was still reading and deciding and I would not have picked that option'.

I guess I am in the same camp of Rerujnoc that I enjoyed the first game better. There were some annoyances like a lot of running around at times, and the combat was rather different and could be a bit hard to get used to at first, but overall I thought it had more character and flavor (and a great UI), was more of an RPG (to me) and I just found it personally to be a great experience.

I really wanted to love TW2 so much so that I even bought the expensive collector's edition with the crazy plaster head and everything. It's visually gorgeous in a way that RPG(ish) games don't usually see (without a ton of mods anyhow) but it's just kind of bleh for me.

And I do know the lore pretty well too. It's not that complicated at its core. It's basically non humans tread badly by humans and fight back hard (insurgency/terrorism), grey area are they bad or good or both you decide etc etc.

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#11156 Abeja

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:07 PM

Really been liking what GMG and Amazon have been doing. Ive spent alot on digital content lately and GMG has been getting alot of my bigger release money. I did splurge for Far Cry 3 on Steam tho.


Novembers sale

Mark of the Ninja 7.5
Walking Dead - 12.5

Dec sale

Batman AC GOTY x2 7.5
Witcher 2 - 7.5
CS:GO - 7.5
Hitman DLC Collection - 3
Hotline Miami - 5
Dead Rising 2 Complete - 10
Sleeping Dogs DLC - 15
LA Noire Complete - 7.5
Far Cry 3 - 37.5
RAGE - 5
Max Payne 3 Rockstar Pass - 7.5
Tropico + Modern Times - 10
Dishonored - 30
Worms Revolution + Serious Sam 4 BFE (from 4 packs) - 10


GMG

Sleeping Dogs + Batman AC Goty - 12
Alan Wake CE- 7
Civ V Gods and Kings - 4
Sonic Generations - 5
XCOM Slingshot DLC - 5

Amazon

Hitman Absolution - 17
Dark Souls x2 - 15
2K Strategy pack -15


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Max Payne 3 - 12.5


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#11157 elessar123

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:27 PM

I'm curious if you played the first Witcher? The story of the Witcher 2 starts off not long after the events of the first game. Also I am only about half way through the second game but so far I enjoyed the setting/story of the first game more.


I did not. I played Witcher 2 on 360 in around May, and bought a gaming PC in July/August. I bought Witcher, and plan on (eventually...) playing through Witcher, and maybe Witcher 2 with a different Chapter 2.

I'm old school and I still remember games like The 7th Guest, Night Trap, Phantasmagoria, etc. There have been plenty of interactive movie games in the past.


Mooby, it sounds like you weren't gaming during the first wave of interactive movies is the early CD-ROM era. Those were much cheesier, C-list actors bluescreened onto digital sets.


I used to play a ton of King's Quest etc. I played the 7th Guest this year, and I thought it aged poorly. And I've played every Layton released here, and I'm about 75% done on the 3DS one. I think as far as TWD is concerned, it just has a lot less puzzles than what I'd be used to. It's barely a hair more engaging than an interactive movie.

Also, depending on a certain decision in Chapter 1...

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About Chapter 3 - rushed as heck, if you ask me. It looks like a big-time set-up for Witcher 3 b/c....
Spoiler


This was part of the problem for me. The other part being
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I'm not sure whether this was implied above, but TW2 was not an interactive movie by anyone's definition with which I am familiar. It's definitely an ARPG.


No, I didn't mean Witcher 2 as an interactive movie. It definitely isn't, in my books. I was more referring to Uncharted that have super high accolades like TWD, but basically holds your hand on what to do.

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#11158 Naked Snake Eyes

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:32 PM

Anyone know what DLC is worth it to buy for Sleeping Dogs?

Nightmare in North Point, and I assume Zodiac but haven`t played it. Swat pack has 20 police missions.

#11159 motoki

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

I used to play a ton of King's Quest etc.



I used to love King's Quest back in the day. I wish Roberta Williams would make games again.

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#11160 Jon7

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:44 PM

Nightmare in North Point, and I assume Zodiac but haven`t played it. Swat pack has 20 police missions.


Also if you liked the racing, the Street racer pack gives you a few more races.