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#4681 Glass_Ghost_0

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:48 PM

Soooo, according to my punchcard, I've played 15 hours, purchased 3 400 point games, and have only spent 800 points on arcade

Thing is, I haven't bought 3 400 point games. I only bought Puzzle Arcade-400msp, N+ -800msp, and Dead Rising Case West- 320msp

#4682 Zonic505

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:52 PM

Curious if you'd recommend it for someone who prefers playing fighting games single player (i suck too much to do multiplayer). Just that a lot of these older arcade games were completely designed to each your quarters and thus incredibly punishingly difficult for guys like me who aren't very good at fighting games.

I'm kinda interested in it mostly for the marvel lover/90s nostalgia guy in me who just would love to play the superhero game as i remember that looked amazing at the arcades when i was a kid.

Onslaught (MvC's final boss) can be really annoying if you don't know what to do (especially that damn 2nd form), but otherwise, you can set the difficulty to be lower. As someone that tends to be "meh" at fighting games and usually does single play, it's alright. Again, you can adjust the difficulty, damage amount, etc. to fit your fighting skill. Oh, & both games contain unlockable characters, MvC allowing you to unlock them via the vault so you don't have to input those long codes each time you wanna play Shadow Chun-Li or Gold War Machine.

Edit: Coming to Xbox Marketplace blog is up. What is with these weird sales prices lately? 320? 480? Wonder if it has anything to do with the punchcard offer.

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#4683 E.Nich

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:03 PM

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Some good deals btw, any thoughts about Black Knight Sword?

#4684 Glass_Ghost_0

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:04 PM

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#4685 eastx

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:09 PM

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Some good deals btw, any thoughts about Black Knight Sword?


I'm a very positive person about games... But Black Knight Sword is one of the worst games I've played in recent memory. It has a sorta cool stage play aesthetic, but that's literally the only thing going for it. The menus are extremely slow and clunky. The player character is also very slow and clunky and just plain under-equipped to handle the enemies and their attacks. Seriously, dodging is a pain in the butt. The game is too slow and hard to be fun, for me anyway.

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#4686 im_dany

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:12 PM

Nothing for me this week. I would've bought CSGO or BF1943 if they were 400MSP, but for 600MSP I'll keep my money.
For next week I may get Lara Croft GOL for 600MSP, but I'm not too sure about that... already have Geometry Wars 2, I Am Alive, Gotham City Impostors.
Get I Am Alive, it's a great game with a bad ending, but it deserves 480MSP.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:25 PM

I've been waiting for a deal on I Am Alive since it was released. The only other time it was on sale was for 800MSP, so 480 is a great deal. I'll grab Hell Yeah! too for that price.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:26 PM

is RAW any good?

#4689 Sath666

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:32 PM

I'm a very positive person about games... But Black Knight Sword is one of the worst games I've played in recent memory. It has a sorta cool stage play aesthetic, but that's literally the only thing going for it. The menus are extremely slow and clunky. The player character is also very slow and clunky and just plain under-equipped to handle the enemies and their attacks. Seriously, dodging is a pain in the butt. The game is too slow and hard to be fun, for me anyway.


It's ok, but nothing that i would recommend for higher price than 400msp. Controls aren't as bad as you say and once you get how the dodge works, you literally fly through the stages. Also you need to use the hell out of charge attack - it kills things so much faster than mashing X for weak attack. I agree about slow-ass menus, they are horrid.
It's forgettable game. This is my main complaint.

btw For achievement hunters - arcade mode is insanely brutal, i can't stress that enough.

#4690 E.Nich

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:33 PM

I'm a very positive person about games... But Black Knight Sword is one of the worst games I've played in recent memory. It has a sorta cool stage play aesthetic, but that's literally the only thing going for it. The menus are extremely slow and clunky. The player character is also very slow and clunky and just plain under-equipped to handle the enemies and their attacks. Seriously, dodging is a pain in the butt. The game is too slow and hard to be fun, for me anyway.

Ok, thanks eastx, I was fearing that. It will be a pass then.

#4691 lordopus99

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:35 PM

I will finally grab I Am Alive and Bionic Commando 2 next week.

#4692 disilluzion

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:41 PM

It's kind of like the first Fight Night this generation with robots. Unlockable parts and such to customize your robot. But if you want to paint your robot, that costs additional points. You can also buy juiced robots and parts for Microsoft points too. These robots and parts are better than anything unlocked in game. Just letting people know.


If you plan on playing MP, you will need to spend MSP on upgrades, no way around it.

Bottom line, after SP campaign, there is no replay value unless you shell out more money for upgrades.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:44 PM

As a heads up for ODST

The Games on Demand version includes only the Campaign and Firefight modes. It does not include the Halo 3 competitive multiplayer functionality or maps.

Also Halo ODST is 600 MSP on HU market if its not regional. Will check in a minute. Reports say it is region free, but will double check

#4694 midloo

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Black Knight Sword is Grasshopper through and through. Do you like them? Instant buy. Do you think they are more style than substance? Don't bother.

I grew up in the 80s and played a lot of Mega Man. Punishment is part of my gaming heritage. I had a blast with Black Knight Sword. Each to their own.
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:47 PM

I've been waiting for a deal on I Am Alive since it was released. The only other time it was on sale was for 800MSP, so 480 is a great deal. I'll grab Hell Yeah! too for that price.


Same. I'm pumped about this deal since I knew a better price would come when it was on sale for 800 for the end of year sale. Looking forward to finally trying this one out!

#4696 Manifest95

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:49 PM

Hmmm.....might try the demos for Dungeon Defenders and I am Alive. I sucked at the original Geometry Wars so I might pass on that even at that price. Might even pick up Bionic Commando finally.

I see Power Rangers GoD is on sale too. Might check out the price since my son is becoming a fanatic.


If you plan on playing MP, you will need to spend MSP on upgrades, no way around it.

Bottom line, after SP campaign, there is no replay value unless you shell out more money for upgrades.


Not true. Everything you unlock moves over into the multiplayer. Now the thing is, the people that play this online are pretty hardcore and probably dump a lot of money into this game. But I have over 40 matches won from when it was on sale last year and never spent more than what I paid for the game.

But I do agree that this game does try to milk you for your money. If you want to paint your robot, it costs MSP. If you want to play the same character local, its costs MSP. Then you have the advanced custom parts and all the robots from single player that costs you. Overall, I found the game fun but it felt very limited.
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:51 PM

Marvel vs. Capcom: Origins - 600msp (was 1200)


Crap. I've been telling myself that I won't pick this up, but now that it's on sale I may just have to. Damit Capcom, I am sick of double dipping on your old fighting games! At least put out one that is worth picking up again like Rival Schools, Project Justice, or Power Stone. I've had my fill of Street Fighter clones.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:59 PM

Nothing for me this week. Too much in the backlog to justify picking up a $4 game(Real Steel) just because it's cheap. I got much better games sitting on my shelf and HDD that I wanna play - Dishonored, Deus Ex HR, Shadow Complex, etc....

That said, TOTALLY getting I am Alive next week. 480 msp is juuuust the right price. Believe it was only 33% off last time and glad I held out. I suggest people try Hell Yeah: Wrath of the Dead Rabbit. Quirky little fun game that the devs released just before they went out of business :( I bought this game during the holiday sales a few months ago at 50% off for 600 msp, so it's 120 msp cheaper now. GO TRY IT!!!!

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#4699 Cleaner7

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:18 PM

I've been waiting for a deal on I Am Alive since it was released. The only other time it was on sale was for 800MSP, so 480 is a great deal. I'll grab Hell Yeah! too for that price.


Same here! Both will be mine. I'm glad I passed on their previous sale prices.

Since I'm not getting anything this week I decided to nab RCR even though I previously decided against it.

I'm downloading the trials for BC Rearmed 2 and Black Knight Sword to see if I like them.

Even though the 320 and 480 MSP prices are weird I figure the 60% discount is better than 50%. I would have bought Gotham City Impostors for 480 MSP too since I liked the trial. Also, I never expect 75%+ off.

Anyone find the Injustice GAU season pass for 1200 MSP odd? The MK pass was 1600 MSP I believe. Less content?

#4700 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:19 PM

hmm, nothing for me. So if I can get some quick thoughts: I still need to spend 1200MP. Is there any likely hood that we will see some good sales in the coming weeks, or should I go ahead and get ilomilo now. If there isn't a sale on anything, I'll likely wind up getting 2 800 games, which would mean I'd have to buy more MP. Quick opinions before the sale is gone would be great:)
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#4701 tylerh1701

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:22 PM

Sounds like permanent price drops.


Thanks Sath. I'll update the OP with that info, if it hasn't already been done.

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Some good deals btw, any thoughts about Black Knight Sword?


I'm a very positive person about games... But Black Knight Sword is one of the worst games I've played in recent memory. It has a sorta cool stage play aesthetic, but that's literally the only thing going for it. The menus are extremely slow and clunky. The player character is also very slow and clunky and just plain under-equipped to handle the enemies and their attacks. Seriously, dodging is a pain in the butt. The game is too slow and hard to be fun, for me anyway.


It's ok, but nothing that i would recommend for higher price than 400msp. Controls aren't as bad as you say and once you get how the dodge works, you literally fly through the stages. Also you need to use the hell out of charge attack - it kills things so much faster than mashing X for weak attack. I agree about slow-ass menus, they are horrid.
It's forgettable game. This is my main complaint.

btw For achievement hunters - arcade mode is insanely brutal, i can't stress that enough.


Black Knight Sword is Grasshopper through and through. Do you like them? Instant buy. Do you think they are more style than substance? Don't bother.

I grew up in the 80s and played a lot of Mega Man. Punishment is part of my gaming heritage. I had a blast with Black Knight Sword. Each to their own.


Thanks for the input guys. Black Knight Sword will be the game that salvages these two weeks of deals for me. Interested that EastX doesn't like it, as he admits he usually has a favorable eye for most games. I'll definitely demo it first, but I'll probably buy it.

The other good deal that sticks out in my mind is I Am Alive. I thought Ubisoft was always going to toy with this game (like they have with From Dust) and refuse to let it go more than 33% off. I picked it up for 50% off on PSN for that reason, but 480MSP seems like a good price for it.

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#4702 tylerh1701

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:23 PM

hmm, nothing for me. So if I can get some quick thoughts: I still need to spend 1200MP. Is there any likely hood that we will see some good sales in the coming weeks, or should I go ahead and get ilomilo now. If there isn't a sale on anything, I'll likely wind up getting 2 800 games, which would mean I'd have to buy more MP. Quick opinions before the sale is gone would be great:)


There's no way anyone could know what deals "we will see in the coming weeks". I'd say just buy ilomilo, it's an awesome game.

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#4703 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:28 PM

There's no way anyone could know what deals "we will see in the coming weeks". I'd say just buy ilomilo, it's an awesome game.


ok thanks, I think I will:Dhas been on my want list, but was going back and forth. It doesn't look like there will be much if anything for me coming up, so this is probably the easiest way to not have to overspend. The one more thing: it's still fun single player right? I had heard it was co op centric
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#4704 tylerh1701

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:28 PM

^I think it's better single player.

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#4705 flybrione

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:31 PM

Excited for next weeks deals. I have been waiting on a I am Alive for a while and almost bought it on PSN, glad I waited. I wish they would have a decent deal on From Dust as well.

I will consider Black Knight Sword. Have to do some research and maybe download the trial.

I have to make sure to queue this up quickly Wednesday morning because I going out of town for business and will be gone the whole week.

#4706 tylerh1701

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:36 PM

I'm gonna work on the OP for a bit.

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#4707 ooga

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:48 PM

I picked up Puzzle Arcade against my better judgement. I have a feeling I will be regretting this decision very soon.

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#4708 skonson

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:50 PM

Some great sales. I'm definitely in for Geometry Wars 2 as I never got around to picking that up as I, like everyone and their mum, have the first one on that compilation arcade disc. Probably in for Black Knight Sword - as someone mentioned before Grasshopper is a crazy company and I'm happy to support them at 400 msp that feels really good for a game that just came out a couple months ago. On the fence with I Am Alive and Dungeon Defenders. I have the latter on Steam (it was a humble indie bundle thing) but I don't think my rig is good enough to play it to be honest as I don't PC game all that much. I heard great reviews about it so I'm keen to buy it. Considering I still need about 1600 msp to get 800 back I might pick all four up and just be done with that promotion. I think I've decided to skip Marvel Capcom Origins as at 600 msp I can't pull the trigger considering I have so many fighting games I don't play (the other day I saw a used copy of SFIV Arcade Edition for $5 at a store and thought about pulling the trigger but I never play any of my fighting games so I thought better not).

Can I just say I've been generally pleased with sales this month. There's a little bit here for everyone and I think this might be one of the better months in a long time for sales in general. Not bad considering all the other promos going on. For once Microsoft I tip my hat to you. Course I'm not actually wearing a hat as I'm inside and in bed here, but still Microsoft my hat she is tipped.

#4709 Antarael Dulacre

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:50 PM

ok thanks, I think I will:Dhas been on my want list, but was going back and forth. It doesn't look like there will be much if anything for me coming up, so this is probably the easiest way to not have to overspend. The one more thing: it's still fun single player right? I had heard it was co op centric


You can play the game all by yourself (even the co-op part lol) but it's much more fun playing this with my GF =)

On another note, like almost everyone else I will be getting I am Alive finally next week, along with Heall Yeah, Black Knight Sword and bionic commando 2, so another punchcard will be completed...just have to find somehting worthy to go up to 3200 MSP then...

#4710 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:55 PM

You can play the game all by yourself (even the co-op part lol) but it's much more fun playing this with my GF =)
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