Doesn't interest you visually? Ay de mi. Well, on top of the IMO lovely 2D artwork, Skulls also has terrific sound. The entire game has a very old school vibe while also flowing quickly and naturally like a modern game. What really got me excited for it though is the writing. Skulls is just really clever and funny, much like Earthbound on SNES. Its campaign is something to look forward to.
Here's me playing through the first level on Windows Phone (same campaign, same game). I think it does a good job of showcasing that cleverness (assuming you watch it on YouTube in full-screen so you can read the text).
Well, I had positive things to say about the game, I just made a comment on the visuals, which I understand the vector graphics are ideal for multiplatform play through smartphones and on the big screen, it just has that Flash game look to me that I'm not too fond of (but I can still love, like in Super Meat Boy). Also, I'm just a CAG looking for it to go low in price for me to register that I want it (remember, backlog plus high price makes it easier for me to wait). Also, I'm all about the youtube link abuse in my posts ^^. I do enjoy strategy, and if the writing for the game is as clever and funny as you say, it would make me want it a bit more.
Regarding "Blade Kitten", remember that the Metacritic score of "59" was when the game came out at 1200 MSP. Now that it's 400 MSP, read through most of the middle-of-the-pile reviews, and you'll find it's a competent platformer with more to offer via secret area discovery. Quite honestly, I'll take the Kitten over Mario any day, and not simply because of eye-candy ... but it helps.
[IMAGE OMITTED, SEE ORIGINAL POST, TOO BIG FOR ME TO HANDLE >_<]
Oh! I have not seen most of the costumes in that image. Then I realized I only got the ones marked "Episode 1." So this indicates proof that there were supposed to be more editions of the game, or at least some DLC. Or did I miss out on DLC for the game due to the shadow assassination of DLC that has been occurring (damn Microsoft Xbox Live ninjas)?
Anybody know if the Escape From Butcher Bay is included with the On Demand version?
While I only have it on disc, I cannot imagine the two games separated. The earlier game is not an add-on, and a direct menu choice when you start. Besides, the achievements for both games total up to the base 1000 gamerscore; I see no reason to separate the two, especially when you cannot buy one or the other part on the Xbox Dashboard. I can understand your apprehension because in Alice: Madness Returns the original title was part of its "online pass" (200 of the base 1000Gs), but that's just what I think and I cannot attest for it to be true for the Games on Demand version.
Looks like I will have to get the Undergarden DLC before it's gone...and Bullet Witch? Man...it's one of those games that has 20 MSP add-ons and I own one of them haha maybe I will get the rest? xD
For Bulletwitch all the costumes are free, those are the good meaty DLC, the paid DLC (20MSP each) are all just stage remixes. At the low price of 20MSP each (for "standard non-CAG" conversion rate, about $0.25USD), I found that they can take the small amount from me easily. I had thought that would be ideal for sellers, where prices are low enough that no thought is given for a consumer to purchase. When a price like 400MSP or greater for DLC is offered, more thought goes into whether or not to take the plunge, that thought process has a chance of telling the consumer maybe to spend elsewhere. Of course that's just my thoughts, and I don't have any data which suggests DLC for every other game is better off priced in multiples of 80MSP.
I'm still just astounded people are buying mostly mediocre (at best) titles, especially ones that had Atari not been going under then majority of you wouldn't take heed to any of them.
Well, some people get games for other reasons, like say gamerscore. I'm not big on achievements, but I do know the feeling with some games that I do buy, like this past week's sale's Sleeping Dogs DLC, I still want to see/experience everything (or try to) it can offer for myself, and if the online contents were taken away, I feel I would be missing out. So maybe for the gamerscore example, some may feel they may be missing out on potential gamerscore. Some people play games for the story, some for competition, some for the gameplay, and I've accepted gamerscore as another reason why people may want games. Besides, I am the odd person who enjoys some critically panned games ^^. [That being said, the only Atari titles I wanted I have already in Qubed, Riddick, Bulletwitch, and even Blade Kitten ('cus it was on sale) for the 360 ... sure they are mediocre games but I had fun with them (well, maybe not Blade Kitten =P)]
DotW is kinda sorta up. Only thing up is Red Dead deals, nothing else.
Aww, repeat discounts, that makes me sad we are still on old stuff when it is a new year, I'd prefer new unseen stuff for a new 2013 year like the three seashells is to our everyday 360 life. Anyway, be well.
Edited by Crono-00, 22 January 2013 - 09:20 AM.
I had to have something post-apocalyptic to say about 2013 ^^