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#961 tylerh1701

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:07 PM

Hunh, I don't tend to bitch when a sale sucks, but I think this might be the worst XBL weekly sale that I can remember. Usually there are 1-2 things that I at least consider purchasing. Rough week.


Really? There's got to be a dozen or so XBLA games that got price drops or sales this week. It was just a few weeks ago that we had RDR DLC and virtually nothing else. Even though I won't be buying much this week, it's still one of the better weeks we've had in a while IMO.

Being the hoarder that I am, I feel compelled to buy every game that goes on sale. It's not like I plan to plan these things anyway right. ;)
So I have enough points to buy a couple of games, but that's not saying that I HAVE to. Any advice to persuade me to or dissuade me from buying these games would be very much appreciated.

Amy - Like someone else mentioned: The lack of the expected mass ridicule/condemnation of this game has me intrigued. Did it really become a decent game because of the patch?

Worms 2 - I have Revolution, but like I said I don't play these games so it doesn't matter if they're essentially the same game. ;)

Alien Breed - Time to date myself. I played this on my....Amiga. There was a bunch of hoopla when it was first released. I sucked at it because of my slow reflexes.

Alien Breed 2 - Can't buy the original without buying the sequel right?

Alien Breed 3 - Can't buy the sequel without buying the sequel to the sequel right?


I don't see why you'd need multiple Worms games unless you're a fan of the series. I wasn't overly impressed with Alien Breed, it felt like pretty generic top-down shooter and I had to force myself to finish it after about the halfway point.

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#962 bardockkun

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:11 PM

Being the hoarder that I am, I feel compelled to buy every game that goes on sale. It's not like I plan to plan these things anyway right. ;)
So I have enough points to buy a couple of games, but that's not saying that I HAVE to. Any advice to persuade me to or dissuade me from buying these games would be very much appreciated.

Amy - Like someone else mentioned: The lack of the expected mass ridicule/condemnation of this game has me intrigued. Did it really become a decent game because of the patch?

Worms 2 - I have Revolution, but like I said I don't play these games so it doesn't matter if they're essentially the same game. ;)

Alien Breed - Time to date myself. I played this on my....Amiga. There was a bunch of hoopla when it was first released. I sucked at it because of my slow reflexes.

Alien Breed 2 - Can't buy the original without buying the sequel right?

Alien Breed 3 - Can't buy the sequel without buying the sequel to the sequel right?

If you had no interest in buying these games or even playing them before they were cheap, then it really means you don't need those games. Like with all of the talk of the patch on how Amy is improved, at best it'll be a mediocre experience because that game received such an overwhelming amount of negative criticism that I can't believe it'll go to anywhere close to a must play. If you got a backlog, spend time on that and be proud of the games you've beaten, not the games you own.
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#963 Sath666

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:47 PM

wasn't overly impressed with Alien Breed, it felt like pretty generic top-down shooter and I had to force myself to finish it after about the halfway point.


Exactly! Dull games with low enemy variety and few poor boss battles. If someone is played first part - he have played them all, seriously. Other two are like expansion packs with same environments and enemies. -_-
I have disc version btw.

#964 seppuku

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:36 AM

Is it confirmed then that the Alien Breed games are price drops? I really enjoyed the demos and would like to get all three, but given the feedback here it might be a better bet for me to play through the first one before jumping on the rest. I just want to make sure I have that time luxury (not sure I'll get through the game before next Tuesday rolls around).
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#965 Eye Carumba

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:01 AM

Is Earthworm Jim worth it at that price?

#966 Gabrius

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:35 AM

Is it confirmed then that the Alien Breed games are price drops? I really enjoyed the demos and would like to get all three, but given the feedback here it might be a better bet for me to play through the first one before jumping on the rest. I just want to make sure I have that time luxury (not sure I'll get through the game before next Tuesday rolls around).


I'm pretty sure those games are just on sale.

#967 Kerig

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:50 AM

If you had no interest in buying these games or even playing them before they were cheap, then it really means you don't need those games.

My interest in most XBLA games goes up exponentially once they're discounted.

Let me clarify that for Atari/Team17's sake: discounted to a price much lower than its current true value, not 20-33% off some of the worst and overpriced games to ever hit the marketplace. I'd love to buy Matt Hazard since I enjoyed Eat Lead so much, but I'm not paying a point over 400 for it since I know it's barely worth even that much.

Don't even get me started on Galactrix and Daggerdale...

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#968 Kerig

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:59 AM

Exactly! Dull games with low enemy variety and few poor boss battles. If someone is played first part - he have played them all, seriously. Other two are like expansion packs with same environments and enemies. -_-
I have disc version btw.


You have now been crowned the CAG Alien Breed Guru since we can't get the disc version in the states. If I only wanted one of them (my willpower and wallet are much stronger than ooga's) would 3: Descent be the one to get?

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#969 MetalMegaGio

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:11 AM

Is Earthworm Jim worth it at that price?


Yes! I bought it when it first came out like 3 or 4 years ago and its extremely fun and challenging. But of course this is coming from an Earthworm Jim fan, I say try the demo and see if you enjoy it.

#970 Abbadon74

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:39 AM

Exactly! Dull games with low enemy variety and few poor boss battles. If someone is played first part - he have played them all, seriously. Other two are like expansion packs with same environments and enemies. -_-
I have disc version btw.


THANK YOU! I was trying to figure out if I should buy these, or the Earthworm Jim game.

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#971 Rollobobo

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:43 AM

Yar's Revenge looks interesting. Anyone have any thoughts on it?

#972 tylerh1701

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:53 AM

Is Earthworm Jim worth it at that price?


Having never played Earthworm Jim back in the day, I wasn't impressed with it at all.

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#973 vantheman

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:05 AM

Yar's Revenge looks interesting. Anyone have any thoughts on it?

Buy it before it gets delisted again :lol:

#974 wEEman33

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:44 AM

Is Earthworm Jim worth it at that price?


The remake blows.

Take your $5 and use it to pickup a copy of the Genesis or Sega CD version.

#975 Chrono Gear

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:52 AM

The remake blows.

Take your $5 and use it to pickup a copy of the Genesis or Sega CD version.

Hey, come on. The SNES version was good too!

#976 Cornelius

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:13 AM

Hunh, I don't tend to bitch when a sale sucks, but I think this might be the worst XBL weekly sale that I can remember. Usually there are 1-2 things that I at least consider purchasing. Rough week.

With a comment like that, you're obviously not an old geezer on Xbox Live, because many of us can still remember the Xbox Live Gold member "Deal of the Week" consisting of only 4-5 avatar items. I'm sure it's somewhere in the archives here at CAG if you want to see how bad we used to have it. :D

So I'm going to ask again, do you work/write for Operation Sports or something?


Hey, I forgot about the sale until now ... so thanks to "wEEman33" for his diligence!

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#977 Gabrius

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:30 PM

Yar's Revenge looks interesting. Anyone have any thoughts on it?


Do you miss Panzer Dragoon so much that you're willing to play something horribly mediocre in its stead?

If so, you need to buy this game ;)
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#978 Zonic505

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:34 PM

Yar's Revenge is okay, but it feels less polished than something like Star Fox or Sin & Punishment. Honestly, it's not THAT bad, especially for $5, but the games listed above are just much better.
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#979 Mega Man

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:34 PM

Do you miss Panzer Dragoon so much that you're willing to play something horribly mediocre in its stead?

If so, you need to buy this game ;)

We really do need a panzer dragoon HD collection.

#980 eastx

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:56 PM

The remake blows.

Take your $5 and use it to pickup a copy of the Genesis or Sega CD version.


Well, it's certainly no Avatar Football. But worse than the Genesis and Sega CD versions? Pfft.

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#981 ooga

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:59 PM

Well, it's certainly no Avatar Football. But worse than the Genesis and Sega CD versions? Pfft.


Oh snap...... :applause:

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#982 BettercallPitPat

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

With a comment like that, you're obviously not an old geezer on Xbox Live, because many of us can still remember the Xbox Live Gold member "Deal of the Week" consisting of only 4-5 avatar items. I'm sure it's somewhere in the archives here at CAG if you want to see how bad we used to have it. :D
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No kidding, it took them a long to come around with decent sales. Soooo much avatar crap

#983 aaronrodgers

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:07 PM

We should just all change our avatars on here to avatar football and see what he says ;)

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#984 Sath666

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:14 PM

You have now been crowned the CAG Alien Breed Guru since we can't get the disc version in the states. If I only wanted one of them (my willpower and wallet are much stronger than ooga's) would 3: Descent be the one to get?


Yes, as i mentioned there are little to no changes at all. Also none of these games support co-op for campaign. Instead you get handful of co-op missions in each game. It's a missed opportunity.


We really do need a panzer dragoon HD collection.


This + Shenmue HD.

#985 eastx

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:16 PM

We should just all change our avatars on here to avatar football and see what he says ;)


He would probably just chide us for not having done it sooner. Tee hee. :)

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#986 wEEman33

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:17 PM

Hey, come on. The SNES version was good too!


It was good, but if you have a Genesis or Sega CD, those are the best versions of Earthworm Jim for sure. There's no reason to play an inferior version unless you just don't have those old Sega systems.

Though I would still rather play the SNES cart than the awful remake.

#987 Junpei

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:28 PM

We really do need a panzer dragoon HD collection.

This + Shenmue HD.


+ Shining Force III Collection HD.

Hey, a man can dream! :cry:
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#988 Sath666

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:32 PM

Capcom Arcade Cabinet All in One Pack will be released on May 22nd for 2000MSP. (Save 1600MSP!)



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#989 Junpei

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:45 PM



*IMG SLASH!*


I see Black Tiger as a DEMO, so I guess that rules out it as a free game upon downloading the client, especially since it's listed under Game Pack 1 titles... :roll:

And I find even funnier that they claim last two titles as a BONUS for those who have bought all the other games, spending between 3600 (if you buy all the bundles/packs) and 4800 (if you're crazy enough to pay for them individually), when a month later you can buy ALL 17 of them together (bonus included) at 2000 MSP... genius marketing, really :lol:
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#990 thenutman69321

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:07 PM

Hunh, I don't tend to bitch when a sale sucks, but I think this might be the worst XBL weekly sale that I can remember. Usually there are 1-2 things that I at least consider purchasing. Rough week.

Seriously? You must not pay attention to the deals ever then. Half of the sales are probably worse than this weeks. Sure it's nothing really great but there are tons of worse weeks.