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#3931 bardockkun

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:07 PM

Still curious as to what the the Microsoft Studio Sale will have on sale tomorrow. I'm still hoping we get Minecraft for half off.
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#3932 Coper3000

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:07 PM

Of the eight XBLA games that will be on sale starting tomorrow through 4/8, can anyone recommend specific titles?


I'm sort of interested in this question as well. Not too familiar with many XBLA games, but Axel & Pixel and The Misadventures of PB W look interesting.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:08 PM

I don't think many people still play the MP for it, I traded in my copy a few months ago because I could never find a match.

TF:FOC still has a lot of people playing online though


The single player game is great, and different in style and storytelling from TF:FOC, so it could be worth it just for that. I was playing the online feverishly a few weeks ago and really never had a problem finding a match. I mostly played Team Deathmatch though, and some Escalation.

#3934 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:12 PM

Of the eight XBLA games that will be on sale starting tomorrow through 4/8, can anyone recommend specific titles?


The Misadventure of PB Winterbottom is awesome:applause: I really don't get why more people haven't played it! Think Braid starring Snidely Whiplash. I got it when it was 200, and had a great time;) Highly, highly recommend to any puzzle fan:bouncy:

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#3935 Spokker

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:14 PM

Think Braid starring Snidely Whiplash.


It's Braid without the pretentiousness. And it's much more fun.

#3936 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:14 PM

Still curious as to what the the Microsoft Studio Sale will have on sale tomorrow. I'm still hoping we get Minecraft for half off.


That would be outstanding, considering I'm definitely picking it up sometime this month either way as part of the rewards punchcards promo. Being able to get the "buy 4 XBLA games" one would be great too, as I would probably just end up with 3 otherwise

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#3937 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:15 PM

It's Braid without the pretentiousness. And it's much more fun.


I was just referring to the time manipulation aspects, and that was the best analogy I could think of;)

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#3938 tylerh1701

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:26 PM

Of the eight XBLA games that will be on sale starting tomorrow through 4/8, can anyone recommend specific titles?


I'm sort of interested in this question as well. Not too familiar with many XBLA games, but Axel & Pixel and The Misadventures of PB W look interesting.


I'd recommend:

Mercury Hg (200MSP) - Fairly simple puzzle game where you control the floor and slide a glob of Mercury around to scroll over blocks and open up exits. If you enjoy puzzle games like that, it's easily worth 200MSP and has a decent amount of content.

Quarrel (200MSP) - A game that mixes the word-creation aspect of Scrabble with simple land control aspects of Risk. Easily worth 200MSP, though the computer gets really tough really quick.

Retro City Rampage (600MSP) - This is about as much as I'd recommend anyone pay for it. It reminded me of the old school GTA games that came out for PS1. There's a lot of top-down 8-bit action and tons of 80s and 90s references, but the gameplay can get stale and the I didn't find the controls to be top notch.

Swarm (200MSP) - Another easy recommendation, it's a very interesting game. You control a pack of up to 50 Swarmites and can make their grouping extremely small, wide, tall, etc. You pick up points throughout the level and try to maintain your multiplier. There's definitely more of an emphasis on maximizing your score than there is on completing levels. One drawback for some is that levels are locked behind the score you've gotten on a previous level, so there will be some replaying of levels to get more familiar with them and getting a better score.

Winterbottom (400MSP) - A quality puzzle game that reminds me of Braid as well. There are some extra time-manipulation mechanics involved in solving the puzzles, and I really enjoyed the old-timey style of the game.

The only one I'd actively NOT recommend is Puzzle Arcade, which is just a jigsaw puzzle game. The other 2 I haven't played so I can't give an opinion on them.

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#3939 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:37 PM

I'd recommend:

Mercury Hg (200MSP) - Fairly simple puzzle game where you control the floor and slide a glob of Mercury around to scroll over blocks and open up exits. If you enjoy puzzle games like that, it's easily worth 200MSP and has a decent amount of content.


I got pretty board with Mercury HQ pretty fast. Maybe the Wii version is different (the one I play), but there is just so little character in the environments that it gets pretty dull. I suppose for the price it might be worth it, and fans of Marble Madness and Monkey Ball will probably enjoy it, but I don't think it's the kind of game most people will ever complete. Just my two cents;)

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#3940 Strider Turbulence

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:42 PM

yup, I already joined, longtime member too. That 800 point and 1 month of Live reward is why I'm about to buy XBLA games like a madman.

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#3941 Tallkido

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:45 PM

If you have season pass for ac3 you can get free outfit for your avatar (you need this Earned Uniquely Familiar Achievement and be experienced)
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Im still on the fence about it :(
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#3942 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:49 PM

If you have season pass for ac3 you can get free outfit for your avatar (you need this Earned Uniquely Familiar Achievement and be experienced)
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Im still on the fence about it :(


From what I've heard the DLC is pretty meh, as is much of the game. I'm hoarding all my points in hopes there will a sale on XBLA games and to spend them toward the punchcards (I think I've mentioned this:lol:). Here's one question that I just thought of though: do you have to be a gold member for it to count? I know some bonuses are gold only, and although I have some 1 and 3 month cards, I'd rather save them until I actually plan on playing online

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#3943 Mega Man

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:04 PM

If you have season pass for ac3 you can get free outfit for your avatar (you need this Earned Uniquely Familiar Achievement and be experienced)
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Im still on the fence about it :(

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#3944 mer71

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:18 PM

I really enjoyed Axle and Pixel.

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#3945 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:25 PM

I really enjoyed Axle and Pixel.


Would you recommend it to someone that doesn't normally play adventure games?

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#3946 WolfmanASTN

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:27 PM

From what I've heard the DLC is pretty meh, as is much of the game. I'm hoarding all my points in hopes there will a sale on XBLA games and to spend them toward the punchcards (I think I've mentioned this:lol:). Here's one question that I just thought of though: do you have to be a gold member for it to count? I know some bonuses are gold only, and although I have some 1 and 3 month cards, I'd rather save them until I actually plan on playing online


The punchcard promotion is available for everyone!

#3947 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:29 PM

The punchcard promotion is available for everyone!


Sweet, thanks for the quick reply;)

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#3948 louiedog

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:59 PM

Major Nelson just tweeted that Dust: An Elysian Tail, Deadlight, Mark of the Ninja, and more will be 50% off as part of tomorrow's sale.

#3949 lochdoun

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:02 PM

They can possibly redeem themselves with the Microsoft Studios sales...

I'm hoping for the Forza Horizon Rally Pack, Halo 4 Season Pass, Trials Riders of Doom DLC, Keflings Zombiesaurus DLC and Skulls of the Shogun.

None of those have been on sale yet.

But let's be realistic; it will probably be Halo Reach DLC and Gears 3 DLC... lame.

Major Nelson just tweeted that Dust: An Elysian Tail, Deadlight, Mark of the Ninja, and more will be 50% off as part of tomorrow's sale.

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#3950 Zonic505

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:02 PM

I can completely recommend Dust for 1/2 off if you're into Metroid-style &/or hack-n-slash platformer games. Hoping the rest of the games will be good.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:11 PM

Major Nelson just tweeted that Dust: An Elysian Tail, Deadlight, Mark of the Ninja, and more will be 50% off as part of tomorrow's sale.


Sweet. I already own everything that has been announced except RCR (which I'm buying) so that gives me a small amount of hope that something else I don't own might be on sale. Doubtful though lol.

I had 1300 MSP after picking up the MP3 season pass earlier in the week and I was able to buy MC:LA GonD, DR:CW and the Dishonored DLC leaving me with 20 MSP ha! I'm really debating on that ACIII pass since I have to buy points for RCR anyways. Decisions, decisions. My friend is getting me 4000 MSP with his employee discount this week so I'm trying to hold off and save all those points for the Play Rewards this month.

#3952 Antarael Dulacre

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:22 PM

Still on the fence with the AC3 Season Pass...if I buy it I will have to buy more MSP in case I will do that 3200 MSP arcade offer on the other side it will be doubtful, that there are that many (good) games left to buy this month to get this amount together *sigh* #firstworldproblems

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:32 PM

Would you recommend it to someone that doesn't normally play adventure games?


Yup. Also, it's more of a puzzle game than an adventure game imo.

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#3954 ooga

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:35 PM

Major Nelson just tweeted that Dust: An Elysian Tail, Deadlight, Mark of the Ninja, and more will be 50% off as part of tomorrow's sale.


Bah, unless they have some GoD's then there's nothing for me to pick up. I already own all MS published XBLA titles worth a damn and then some.

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#3955 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:36 PM

Major Nelson just tweeted that Dust: An Elysian Tail, Deadlight, Mark of the Ninja, and more will be 50% off as part of tomorrow's sale.


Awesome, I missed the Mark of the Ninja sale before and really wanted to pick it up. Might get Dust as well, but I'm not sure yet.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:22 AM

Awesome, I missed the Mark of the Ninja sale before and really wanted to pick it up. Might get Dust as well, but I'm not sure yet.


Dust is very good

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:25 AM

Bah, unless they have some GoD's then there's nothing for me to pick up. I already own all MS published XBLA titles worth a damn and then some.

His tweet only mentions XBLA for the sale:



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:33 AM

If it's like past Microsoft Game Studio sales, I wouldn't be surprised if some Twisted Pixel or Rare XBLA/GoD games were on sale, plus maybe Shadow Complex, Trials HD, Castle Crasher, &/or Limbo.
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#3959 Antarael Dulacre

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:46 AM

His tweet only mentions XBLA for the sale:


Just two tweets away from yours:

all the games mentioned....

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:49 AM

When GOTYs come out, are they usually full price? I've yet to play Skyrim and I'm doing the math of a Skyrim GoD code+DLC at these sale prices vs the cost of GOTY on its release day but I can't recall a GOTY price when it just comes out. Anyone know?