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#3151 hearsaybear

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:44 AM

I vote for adding achievement info.

#3152 E.Nich

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:07 AM

I vote for adding achievement info.

I also like to know if a DLC has achievements or not. It's useful information, though there are sites for that and anyways, it's a question frequently asked and answered through the thread.

#3153 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:17 AM

The notes were too much but I like this idea. It would keep the OP cleanish and Sanges99's point about eliminating redundant questions about achievements is a good one.

There will always be questions about things that are already answered in the OP.


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#3154 tylerh1701

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:27 AM

Have you guys played the demo? Once I played the demo I immediately picked it up for 400, I think? It went on sale only a week--two weeks?--before it went free on Kinect Central, and I did not regret missing out on saving the points. It has the humor of kids shows from when I was a young (only Phineas & Ferb can compare to the same level of obvious/smart 'wompwomp' style from what little TV of that genre I've seen in recent days, it's hard to describe besides to say "slighly-sarcastic." I need to add I didn't get terribly far into the game before a wave carried it out to the backlog seas, but unless it goes terribly south or incredibly repetitious after the first couple parts, I can't see how it's not worth $3.


Thanks for the input. I'll definitely be checking out the demo soon, but I always like to hear what the CAG community thinks about the games.

Also appreciate all the feedback on the OP guys.

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#3155 Dustinator

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:57 AM

Having achievements tied to DLC makes a BIG difference in my purchasing decisions. I like chievos :) That said, absolutely nothing for me this week since I've been a CAG for years now and this week is all repeats

#3156 Masters_93

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:32 AM

I didn't have a Kinect when Haunt was free. Anyone think it's worth 320 MSP?

Yes it is.

I got it free when they had that deal (had to make a US account because apparently us Canadians are too far away for these deals :roll: ).

I played it for a good 2-3 hours and enjoyed it. Unfortunately, now my Kinect's broken and I can't play it anymore. :cry:

#3157 AvengedBacklog

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:45 AM

I see no need for achievement info in the OP, I want to see the deals not their gamerscores. If you're really curious about a DLC just look it up on x360a

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:03 AM

Soo, i got 800 msp on my account and not sure what to do. Either buy Giana Sisters or Alien Spidy or maybe wait till next week for some sales.
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:05 AM

I updated the main post to include this week's Scratch & Match prize. Not sure if it's been mentioned, but I just won and it's Super Ninja Training from the Fierce Moves collection.
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#3160 Jackie Chandler

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:05 AM

Holy crap, how have I not heard about Outland before? It looks like Ikaruga's fast-paced color changes and bullet dodging, combined with platforming and combat similar to Dust: An Elysian Tale's. I loved both for those elements, and I love a good challenge, so what do you guys think? Is Outland worth $5?

#3161 aaronrodgers

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:09 AM

Holy crap, how have I not heard about Outland before? It looks like Ikaruga's fast-paced color changes and bullet dodging, combined with platforming and combat similar to Dust: An Elysian Tale's. I loved both for those elements, and I love a good challenge, so what do you guys think? Is Outland worth $5?


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#3162 Seasick Pirate

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:37 AM

I see no need for achievement info in the OP, I want to see the deals not their gamerscores. If you're really curious about a DLC just look it up on x360a


Here's another vote for keeping achievements out. I like unlocking them as much as the next person but this is not why I come to this site. I just want to know what's on sale and how much I'm saving.

#3163 gordojones88

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:56 AM

Achievements in the OP makes it even more than ever difficult to scan. It's become like War & Peace up there.
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#3164 captpluto9465

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:35 AM

Don't need to see achievements here, just the deals.

#3165 yokuo

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:40 AM

Holy crap, how have I not heard about Outland before? It looks like Ikaruga's fast-paced color changes and bullet dodging, combined with platforming and combat similar to Dust: An Elysian Tale's. I loved both for those elements, and I love a good challenge, so what do you guys think? Is Outland worth $5?

I actually went to play Outland as soon as I completed Dust, and the platforming felt stiff in comparison, which was enough to make me stop playing the game. If I went back to it now, it might not be as bad, but Dust's controls really spoiled me for a bit. YMMV, but $5 seems fair, as what I played was interesting despite the stiff platforming.
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#3166 eastx

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:12 AM

I've learned that Double Dragon II, which I previewed long ago has actually passed certification. So it's really coming out! Working on getting more details for a new article, but I thought I'd give my fellow beat-em-up fans a heads up.

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#3167 stillshadow

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:28 AM

I've learned that Double Dragon II, which I previewed long ago has actually passed certification. So it's really coming out! Working on getting more details for a new article, but I thought I'd give my fellow beat-em-up fans a heads up.


Whoa, that's pretty awesome. I remember seeing that preview from you ages ago. I love to see arcade classics back and (most often) modernized but that art style is atrocious. Reminiscent of Re-shelled, unfortunately. That being said, I'd gladly pick it up for 400 points. I highly doubt it will be released at that price, though.

#3168 eastx

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:38 AM

I just hope they don't release at 1200 like they originally planned. Considering that Neon sells for 800, it would tank hard. And with the lower production values of DD2 compared to Neon, even 800 will be a hard sell for some people. But I'm always happy to have more Double Dragon, provided it's not a one-on-one fighter. :)

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#3169 sicsonic

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:18 AM

No, achievement discussion should be it's own thread somewhere else on these forums.

Also I was going to point out, that Hungarian account talk should have been it's own thread, especially for future sales too. It completely clutters this thread to the point where it almost becomes useless because no one has the time to read through the OT posts for helpful ones.

Holy crap, how have I not heard about Outland before? It looks like Ikaruga's fast-paced color changes and bullet dodging, combined with platforming and combat similar to Dust: An Elysian Tale's. I loved both for those elements, and I love a good challenge, so what do you guys think? Is Outland worth $5?


Combat that is NOWHERE NEAR as similar, fun and smooth as Dust:An Elysian Tale's, but yeah.

I'd say it's worth about $5 bucks but no much more. The challenge comes from if you can sit through the monotony and finish the whole game/collect 100% achievements IMO.

#3170 bardockkun

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:27 AM

I Personally always look on achievement websites if I'm that curious about DLC in a game having cheezmints, but I'm fine with it being in the OP since the question will be asked repeatedly anyways.

Also I was going to point out, that Hungarian account talk should have been it's own thread, especially for future sales too. It completely clutters this thread to the point where it almost becomes useless because no one has the time to read through the OT posts for helpful ones.

There already is a thread for the Hungarian deals, problem is though is that GoD games that are on sale for a reasonable price seem to come up once every few months.

Plus majority of posts are just going to be "I Picked up *blank game*" or "should I pick up *blank game*?" And I kinda feel the forums don't need to be cluttered with three or so threads on XBox Live deals, it just feels ridiculous that we need another one for the possible Spring sale and I'm sure more will spring up for whatever deals on XBL.
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#3171 Shifty Effect

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:42 PM

Are we talking about the dragon boss? That took me like a solid two to three hours to beat. I Think the final boss(es?) took me about an hour. Totally had fun with it though.


^I'd assume one of those 2 parts are exactly what he was talking about. Both are memorable for being very challenging, but it made beating them even more enjoyable.

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#3172 ooga

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:17 PM

Just to weigh in on the achievement in the OP thing. I don't care either way, but since there are several people who would benefit from it I see no harm in leaving it in there. I don't believe it clutters the OP too much. If anyone is suddenly unable to find the info that they need because of that one extra sentence then I think THEY are the ones that have issues.

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#3173 dark_inchworm

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:40 PM

Just to weigh in on the achievement in the OP thing. I don't care either way, but since there are several people who would benefit from it I see no harm in leaving it in there. I don't believe it clutters the OP too much. If anyone is suddenly unable to find the info that they need because of that one extra sentence then I think THEY are the ones that have issues.


Thank you. And with all due respect to all the contributors here, I think the OP is always going to be an eyesore unless CAG 3.0 somehow overhauls what we can do within a post. Solutions posted here could easily keep it from being "clutter."


No, achievement discussion should be it's own thread somewhere else on these forums.


And aggressively defending your love of Battleblock Theater, which is about to launch at full price, probably isn't appropriate for this thread either ;) But when have we ever cracked down on extraneous discussion? I could stick my beanpole in a jar of Nutella and boast about it here, and someone would be crazy enough to help me run with it for a page or two. (Not that I would...) And that's part of why I enjoy this thread.

Though what I was originally going to say in response is that achievement discussion wasn't the subject at hand, but rather the viability of making people aware certain DLC includes achievements. As someone else pointed out earlier, there was a veritable sea of Sleeping Dogs DLC marked down last week, but if you were looking for cheevos and a story extension then you only wanted Nightmare in North Point. When my MSP budget is tight, I gravitate towards more substantial content such as that - even if it doesn't include achievements, mind you - and couldn't care less about some skins, guns, or unlocks at similar prices.

I also have horrible short-term memory and often find myself researching DLC several times before deciding to buy it, but yeah, that's my problem.

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#3174 hufferstl

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:10 PM

Why not stick Achievement info for the week in a spoiler tag and then everyone is happy.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:12 PM

Why not stick Achievement info for the week in a spoiler tag and then everyone is happy.

If the people who were to lazy to google if a DLC had achievements you think they're gonna click the spoiler post?

#3176 tylerh1701

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:14 PM

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#3177 tylerh1701

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:36 PM

Just remembered this, but last year EU had an Easter sale that never made its way to the US. May be possible that they're doing the same thing this year...

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#3178 Rsmobile

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:01 PM

Need to get back into Outland. The levels and play forming are just so boring though. I'd rather just cut straight to the bosses.

I've learned that Double Dragon II, which I previewed long ago has actually passed certification. So it's really coming out! Working on getting more details for a new article, but I thought I'd give my fellow beat-em-up fans a heads up.


Finally. It looks like a Korean mess not unlike KFS and I don't know if it will be good but I'll buy any beat em up once. Even Phantom Breaker.

#3179 Matty B

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:27 PM

Just to weigh in on the achievement in the OP thing. I don't care either way, but since there are several people who would benefit from it I see no harm in leaving it in there. I don't believe it clutters the OP too much. If anyone is suddenly unable to find the info that they need because of that one extra sentence then I think THEY are the ones that have issues.


I agree with all of this. Another vote for keeping the achievement stuff in the OP.

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#3180 BobbyTastic

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:32 PM

Have you guys played the demo? Once I played the demo I immediately picked it up for 400, I think? It went on sale only a week--two weeks?--before it went free on Kinect Central, and I did not regret missing out on saving the points.


Thanks for the response. The problem with Kinect demos is that I have to put substantial effort into making my living room "Kinect friendly" so I had planned on trying the demo most likely before purchase but I wanted to know if it was even worth rearranging all my furniture to do so, but now I'm sold.

I have to say I didn't realize my idea would cause so much debate, so I apologize for springing it out of nowhere, but I noticed the huge clutter from last week and figured it might have helped (I hope none of you ended up buying any content from the Dragon Master pack separately on accident btw).

I personally am one of those types who searches x360a to see if a particular DLC has achievements all the time, but I know most people aren't like that, and since it's so frequent I have a good amount of it memorized, I thought people (like Ooga, glad to have helped) might benefit from that as a note in the OP, which at least some of you agree with. : ) (Vote's 12 - 8 in favour of, I think) That, and yes, it would cut down on the repeat questions in here.

And I appreciate you guys refining the idea and making it prettier to look at, I think it's fine how it is now and if it's too much for you to have to worry about Tyler, I can handle achievement designation no problem.

On the bright side for those who disagree, I really can't think of anything else to reasonably add to the OP, so at least the clutter will stop accumulating?

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