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#331 Crono-00

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:17 AM

I am surprised my silly walls of text get read. I typically try to place them towards the bottom of a page, at odd late hours of the night, make it easy to overlook, and yet, already some responses =P.


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. :D
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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.
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#332 bardockkun

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:25 AM

If anyone is playing Bulletwitch for achievements, go and hug a cactus. It's alot less painful and it's time better spent. Though I know some people agree with that action at just the mere thought of possibly playing it as well.
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#333 Sath666

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:07 AM

If anyone is playing Bulletwitch for achievements, go and hug a cactus. It's alot less painful and it's time better spent. Though I know some people agree with that action at just the mere thought of possibly playing it as well.


Haha, yeah i remember that game. Last 1G achievement is the hardest. :D

#334 sicsonic

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:29 AM

From what i've read, it seems Atari is just filing for bankruptcy to help free them of debt from their overseas branch of the company (formerly known as Infogrames) so they can continue releasing digital releases in the future (for XBLA, PSN, and such)

Which makes me believe that if they do get delisted, it's possible for Atari to put them back up in the future. Whether they'll actually want to or not is a different story, but it seems the future doesn't look as bleak as it sounds for Atari.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:41 AM

On the whole Atari thing, Warlords is still available (classic) but the remake has vanished from xbox.com

#336 Sporkis

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:02 PM

So... do we get Scott Pilgrim DLC tomorrow? My tag just updated with four more achievements for SP for the Online Multiplayer and Wallace pack.


Good reason to start playing it again now. :D

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:11 PM

Scratch & Match "Loser" Deals:

Space Invaders Extreme + DLC: 400 MSP + 120 MSP
Space Invaders IG: 400 MSP


All 50% off

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#338 NightCat

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:15 PM

MP3 season pass worth it? MP seemed fun but i am to low leveled and no good perks unlocked really. I am not sure if worth grinding it.

#339 NightCat

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:16 PM

Good reason to start playing it again now. :D

Great game. :D

#340 Sporkis

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:22 PM

Debating on a last minute pick up of the Sleeping Dogs DLC. Got the game on BF but haven't opened it yet so I have no idea if I'll even like it.

Great game. :D

Definitely. One of my favorites of this generation. Then again I was always a big fan of River City style of gameplay, but I love the music as well.

#341 MOStateSuperman

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

Been looking for a reason to pick up Blade Kitten for some time. Risk of a delisting is enough for me.

Did they ever actually release any dlc for it though? I knew of at least 2 costume packs in the works, as evidenced by the image posted further up in the thread. If it's out there, I want it!

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

Scratch & Match "Loser" Deals:

Space Invaders Extreme + DLC: 400 MSP + 120 MSP
Space Invaders IG: 400 MSP


All 50% off

Already have Infinity Gene (rather good game), but Extreme for 1/2 the price, plus the DLC being 1/2 off as well is awesome. Been waiting for that to be on sale. Any opinions on the DLC?
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#343 Gnort

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:08 PM

Scratch & Match "Loser" Deals:

Space Invaders Extreme + DLC: 400 MSP + 120 MSP
Space Invaders IG: 400 MSP


All 50% off


Awesome! I think this is the first time Extreme has been on sale, I've been waiting for it for an age. Picked up and played Infinity Gene when it was on sale a couple of years ago, it's interesting and well worth 400MSP even if it is a bit bland looking (I know that's the point, to preserve the original Space Invaders feel).

Edit: The Space Invaders Extreme expansion is actually just a 108kb unlock key, so all the content was in the original game already, but it is harder to get annoyed with this sort of thing when you can get them both for 520MSP.

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#344 BettercallPitPat

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:41 PM

So now the obvious question, which space invaders game should I pick? Infinity is more recent right? Is either one "more fun"?

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I might pick up Space Invaders Extreme+DLC. I didn't like Infinity Gene much on the iPhone, and don't expect it would be much better on Xbox, so I'll pass on that one.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:04 PM

Quite honestly, I'll take the Kitten over Mario any day, and not simply because of eye-candy ... but it helps. :D


You can't possibly be serious...

DotW is kinda sorta up. Only thing up is Red Dead deals, nothing else.


Yeah, with the removal of the MP3 stuff, it's a god-awful DotW.

Scratch & Match "Loser" Deals:

Space Invaders Extreme + DLC: 400 MSP + 120 MSP
Space Invaders IG: 400 MSP


All 50% off


Thanks. Never heard of Space Invaders Extreme, I'll download the demo and see how it is.

So now the obvious question, which space invaders game should I pick? Infinity is more recent right? Is either one "more fun"?


I really enjoyed Infinity Gene, which is the newer of the two. I thought the slowly evolving style of the levels was a really cool idea.

MP3 season pass worth it? MP seemed fun but i am to low leveled and no good perks unlocked really. I am not sure if worth grinding it.


No idea if it's worth it, but I can tell you that it's not on sale.

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#347 MastrMeatWad

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:18 PM

From what i've read, it seems Atari is just filing for bankruptcy to help free them of debt from their overseas branch of the company (formerly known as Infogrames) so they can continue releasing digital releases in the future (for XBLA, PSN, and such)

Which makes me believe that if they do get delisted, it's possible for Atari to put them back up in the future. Whether they'll actually want to or not is a different story, but it seems the future doesn't look as bleak as it sounds for Atari.


I read the same article and it makes sense. I don't see these titles getting delisted perm if at all.

More importantly, SUPERSONICS!!!!

#348 xbox_man

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

For Red Dead Redemption Game of the year edition, how does the dlc for that work?
Is the dlc on redeem codes, on a disc and if on disc can you install it like you can with borderlands?

#349 VaultBoy101

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:57 PM

Yeah, with the removal of the MP3 stuff, it's a god-awful DotW.


Indeed. Extremely disappointing.

#350 johnpap

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:00 PM

Edit: The Space Invaders Extreme expansion is actually just a 108kb unlock key, so all the content was in the original game already, but it is harder to get annoyed with this sort of thing when you can get them both for 520MSP.


In other words, is it safe to skip the DLC and unlock everything by playing the game?
Are you really REALLY sure about that? If yes, then it's a happy day for me since I have exactly 400 MSP :)

#351 Chrono Gear

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:00 PM

So now the obvious question, which space invaders game should I pick? Infinity is more recent right? Is either one "more fun"?


Extreme is more of a standard SI game, Infinity Gene is the Pac-Man CE DX of the franchise. Definitely buy IG. Everyone should. It's incredible. In December I broke my $1 on iOS rule for it since it dropped to $2 and I felt that was close enough given how much I love the game. It's a top 10 XBLA title imo.

That being said, I am so stoked to finally be able to pick up Extreme. The DLC discount is icing on the cake. Scratch & Match totally owned it this week. I am one happy camper!

#352 HydroX

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:14 PM

Well that sucks. I likely would have bought some of the Max Payne 3 DLC. I already have the RDR DLC.
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#353 tunavi

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:24 PM

Picked up undead. :D

#354 GamerDude316

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:34 PM

If they're gonna rehash old DLC for sale...at least put New Vegas DLC up one more time...

#355 tribalnoise

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:40 PM

i am converting my games collection to digital so i decided to get the red dead redemption dlc. i just wish the games on demand version would go on sale for $15 or lower.

#356 CaptainJoel

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

In other words, is it safe to skip the DLC and unlock everything by playing the game?
Are you really REALLY sure about that? If yes, then it's a happy day for me since I have exactly 400 MSP :)

I don't think he meant unlock key as in you can unlock it in the game. Pretty sure he meant that it's inside the game, you just download a key that allows you to use it in the game much like Capcom is known for doing in their games.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:46 PM

Decided to pick up the Undergarden DLC. I bought the game on sale so long ago that I don't even remember when it was... 2 years ago maybe? :lol: Never even tried it yet. But I'll pay $2 for insurance against being stuck at 200 GS if I like the game and want to complete it someday.

Only other Atari game I'm interested in was Yar's, and I already bought that for full price at release. :cold:

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:02 PM

This is like the 200th time that Red dead has been the deal of the week.... Whack ass deal of the week

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:12 PM

For Red Dead Redemption Game of the year edition, how does the dlc for that work?
Is the dlc on redeem codes, on a disc and if on disc can you install it like you can with borderlands?


Red Dead Redemption GOTY edition comes with two discs, the first disc is the single player game and single player DLC is included on that disc. The second disc has multiplayer, multiplayer DLC, and Undead Nightmare all on it.

At least, if I remember correctly. It's been a few months since I've played it, phenomenal game though that much I remember for certain!

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

Scratch & Match "Loser" Deals:

Space Invaders Extreme + DLC: 400 MSP + 120 MSP

All 50% off


I'm usually against the unlock dlc keys, but loved SI Extreme enough to pull the trigger. Plus it's only 120msp.