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#1531 ShadyAve

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:47 AM

Deadlight for $3.74
I'll be picking that up

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:52 AM

Deadlight for $3.74
I'll be picking that up


It's often frustrating, but short and kind of neat.

There's one achievement that's absolutely awful.

It requires beating the game without checkpoints. And the way the game controls makes that an exercise in absolute insanity.

Also, read the journal. Not the best way to convey plot, but it's where the most interesting bits of the story are at.

#1533 ShadyAve

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:04 AM

It's often frustrating, but short and kind of neat.

There's one achievement that's absolutely awful.

It requires beating the game without checkpoints. And the way the game controls makes that an exercise in absolute insanity.

Also, read the journal. Not the best way to convey plot, but it's where the most interesting bits of the story are at.

Cool, thanks for the info :)

#1534 Junpei

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:56 AM

There's one achievement that's absolutely awful.

It requires beating the game without checkpoints. And the way the game controls makes that an exercise in absolute insanity.


It's the only one achievement that I'm missing... it stings like a thorn in my side... one day, Deadlight, one day... :wall:

Been intrigued from A Valley Without Wind for a while, so I jumped on the double pack wagon as soon as I could (taking Blocks That Matter, Caster, Bumbledore, NightSky and Shadowgrounds too in the process): it looks similar to a (much) less polished version of ActRaiser, a really good and really old SNES game which blended a city building simulator with a beautiful and unforgiving platformer. Really worth checking out if you didn't already at the time :)
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#1535 Flowette

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:28 AM

So... Looks like I ought to get around to finishing Bioshock 1, right?

Considering the things you've been choosing to play instead, I really can't empshasise how much I think you should play BioShock 1. A truly wonderful gaming experience. And I think it's aged pretty well, too. (Avoid the sequel though, I couldn't buy into it at all)

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#1536 Junpei

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:54 AM

(Avoid the sequel though, I couldn't buy into it at all)


I'm among those who liked Bioshock 2, but I've played it recently and well after the "it's not like the original/it's not from the same developers" feud that unleashed upon its release.

The story embraces the same moral and ethical themes, although its retroactive continuity seems really forced at times, with the introduction of a new opposing force which apparently influenced Rapture's inhabitants way more than your original adversaries did, and it's hard to believe that you didn't heard its name mentioned anywhere during the first game. Also, the various fetching quests can get quite annoying at times, but stages are never too big and there are a couple of additions in your normal run'n'gun gameplay that keeps things interesting, even if you have to revisit some locations more than once.

Other than that, IMO it captures the feeling of being a sequel in almost every way possible, by giving you much more options and tweaks compared to the original. All in all I'd say that, if you manage to complete and like Bioshock 1, then 2 could be well worth a shot :)
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#1537 utopianmachine

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:37 AM

That moment when I'm considering buying Deadlight and see it's already in my Steam account. :D

#1538 Eldredpe

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:39 AM

Considering the things you've been choosing to play instead, I really can't empshasise how much I think you should play BioShock 1.


My current choices are impeccable!

(At least I give some of them full reviews, that means something, right?)

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:42 AM

That moment when I'm considering buying Deadlight and see it's already in my Steam account. :D

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#1540 WilliamG

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:52 AM

That moment when I'm considering buying Deadlight and see it's already in my Steam account. :D


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#1541 Flowette

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:57 AM

I think my biggest issue with BioShock 2 was that it wasn't BioShock 1, and I can't see past that. It's also ever so slightly different and those little differences irked me rather than impressed me. It just felt like a shoehorned sequel to a story doesn't need one.

It's probably a solid game, but my feeling is that after a couple of hours' play I didn't feel like continuing.

#1542 Mooby

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:25 AM

Deadlight was part of that Microsoft indie bundle on Amazon a lot of people got for $5 after coupon. Played it for a couple of hours, it has nice visuals and atmosphere but I found the gameplay (queue rolleyes) generic and boring. Something I'd want to experience as a movie/mini-series or graphic novel but as a game it's 'meh.'

...but my feeling is that after a couple of hours' play I didn't feel like continuing.



That's exactly how I felt about the first Bioshock.

#1543 utopianmachine

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:10 AM

Game that starts off well and by the mid-way point I hated it. Still beat it but the trial-and-error stuff was awful.


Yeah, I've heard a couple of negative things hear about the game. Good thing it's brief. I'm installing it now and may try soon. I can't recall how I got the game (bundle?), but it looks interesting enough.

#1544 Sir_Fragalot

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:00 PM

I think my biggest issue with BioShock 2 was that it wasn't BioShock 1, and I can't see past that. It's also ever so slightly different and those little differences irked me rather than impressed me. It just felt like a shoehorned sequel to a story doesn't need one.

It's probably a solid game, but my feeling is that after a couple of hours' play I didn't feel like continuing.

Quite honestly to me Bioshock 2 felt like a pretty meh sequel. I mean it was like Bioshock 1 but it never was as good, and I guess it never could hold me in. I guess being too similar hurt it because it wasn't different enough to distinguish itself but at the same time it never was as good to make me want to finish it.
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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:06 PM

I thought Bioshock 2 was excellent and can never understand the sorts of "unnecessary" or "weaker than Bioshock 1" complaints.

But seriously, get the Minerva's Den DLC for it. It's excellent.
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#1546 juanjava

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:47 PM

Been intrigued from A Valley Without Wind for a while, so I jumped on the double pack wagon as soon as I could (taking Blocks That Matter, Caster, Bumbledore, NightSky and Shadowgrounds too in the process): it looks similar to a (much) less polished version of ActRaiser, a really good and really old SNES game which blended a city building simulator with a beautiful and unforgiving platformer. Really worth checking out if you didn't already at the time :)
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Been playing AVWW2 for about an hour and was about to say that. Actraiser is one of the best SNES games I've played, and I dare to say AVWW 2 can be a great spiritual successor.

From the start I noticed I would like the game: the soundtrack is awesome!. Maybe is just me, maybe later the game become awful, I don't know... But I'm loving it so far. I just want to return home to continue playing it!

#1547 Preedatore

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:52 PM

So... Looks like I ought to get around to finishing Bioshock 1, right?


Quit wasting time with Legendary and play Bioshock. Both of them as they are both very good.

I thought Bioshock 2 was excellent and can never understand the sorts of "unnecessary" or "weaker than Bioshock 1" complaints.

But seriously, get the Minerva's Den DLC for it. It's excellent.


I think the second isn't quite as good, but it's really a slim margin. I think the only knock would be it's kind of samey, been there, done that. But when people are clamoring for a sequel, what would you expect?

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:58 PM

I enjoyed Deadlight. Can see where some people would hate it though. There was definitely a lot of trial and error and some just plain annoying parts like the Rats Nest area. Was worth it for me though, probably would have not felt so at $15 lol.

#1549 juanjava

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:01 PM

My problem with Bioshock 2 was not the game itself. I bought both on a bundle some years ago, finished BS1 and immediately moved to BS2. I quit playing after an hour because I wanted to try something different. BS1 is an intense game, I needed a break after finished it. I should begin playing BS2 again, with a fresh mind.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:09 PM

Picked up Recettear finally, missed it on the winter sale. Can't wait heard great things!

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:15 PM

My God - supposedly, the game has costed over $100 million to develop; and another $100 million for marketing.
So that's at least over $200 million total here...

My wife and I saw a TV commercial for Bioshock: Infinite last night. She's never, ever going to play it (or any game that isn't tablet Solitaire) but it was enough to make her ask "What on earth was that?" and when I quickly described it as a game taking place in a turn-of-the-century Americana steampunk-like environment she thought it sounded kind of cool. Still won't play it but maybe when she sees me playing it she won't roll her eyes :lol:

#1552 Momouchi

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 02:24 PM

Finally bit on the Infinite pre-order at Gamersgate.

$45 in blue coins for:
Bioshock Infinite
Bioshock 1 (will give out for free)
X-Com (will sell)
Civ 5 (might sell, might keep)
$24 in credit at Gamersgate

That's a damn good deal for a game that isn't even out yet.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 02:55 PM

I tried playing Bioshock 1 the other night, because I've never played any of the series. I purchased an AMD graphics card and will be getting Bioshock Infinite for free, so I thought I'd give it a try.

I wasn't able to get sound to work after the initial cutscene. I tried about 10 different fixes that were proposed in the Steam forum, but none of them worked. Finally gave up and uninstalled. Not sure if I'll be redeeming my code or selling it.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 02:57 PM

Finally bit on the Infinite pre-order at Gamersgate.

$45 in blue coins for:
Bioshock Infinite
Bioshock 1 (will give out for free)
X-Com (will sell)
Civ 5 (might sell, might keep)
$24 in credit at Gamersgate

That's a damn good deal for a game that isn't even out yet.


Indeed it is. I would totally get in on this if I had the 20% off. As it is, I'll just have to sit this one out and be grateful I at least got my Bethesda bundle. XCOM should hit the $7.50 mark by summer, right? :D

#1555 Momouchi

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:09 PM

Indeed it is. I would totally get in on this if I had the 20% off. As it is, I'll just have to sit this one out and be grateful I at least got my Bethesda bundle. XCOM should hit the $7.50 mark by summer, right? :D


I'm sure Bioshock Infinite will drop pretty fast considering all the people who have already pre-ordered.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:34 PM

Does Bioshock 2 run under Windows 7/8 now? I remember reading that it wouldn't work under 7 when it came out so I avoided it for that reason. The first one was fun but felt a bit long to me.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:49 PM

I tried playing Bioshock 1 the other night, because I've never played any of the series. I purchased an AMD graphics card and will be getting Bioshock Infinite for free, so I thought I'd give it a try.

I wasn't able to get sound to work after the initial cutscene. I tried about 10 different fixes that were proposed in the Steam forum, but none of them worked. Finally gave up and uninstalled. Not sure if I'll be redeeming my code or selling it.


Have you tried plugging something into the microphone input on your computer? It doesn't matter if it's just a pair of headphones or whatever else will fit in that jack.

When I saw somebody suggest that online as a fix to that problem (which I ran into as well) I fully expected to discover that the guy was just screwing with me. Much to my astonishment though, it actually worked. Can't promise that it will work for you, but it's worth a shot.

Gotta be the strangest fix that I've ever seen.

#1558 juanjava

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:12 PM

Does Bioshock 2 run under Windows 7/8 now? I remember reading that it wouldn't work under 7 when it came out so I avoided it for that reason. The first one was fun but felt a bit long to me.


It worked for me on win 7 64 back then...

#1559 jshackles

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:17 PM

Have you tried plugging something into the microphone input on your computer? It doesn't matter if it's just a pair of headphones or whatever else will fit in that jack.

When I saw somebody suggest that online as a fix to that problem (which I ran into as well) I fully expected to discover that the guy was just screwing with me. Much to my astonishment though, it actually worked. Can't promise that it will work for you, but it's worth a shot.

Gotta be the strangest fix that I've ever seen.


Hmm you know, it's probably the only fix I didn't try, since it seemed (like you thought) that people suggesting it were just being trolls.

Might have to re-install and give that a try. Being that it's one of the most highly regarded series of all time on Steam (according to Metacritic) I thought it would be worth at least a play through.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:43 PM

Hmm you know, it's probably the only fix I didn't try, since it seemed (like you thought) that people suggesting it were just being trolls.

Might have to re-install and give that a try. Being that it's one of the most highly regarded series of all time on Steam (according to Metacritic) I thought it would be worth at least a play through.


Bioshock 1 and to a point Bioshock 2 sound on the PC is generally pretty shitty. I had trouble with both games.

In terms of everyone talking about the first and second. About 2 months ago I played thru both games in about a week.
I enjoyed Bioshock 2 much more than Bioshock 1 honestly, game felt cleaner and the upgrades were paced better. Also the shitty hacking system is so much better in Bioshock 2 hahaha. I guess you could say why was this sequel necessary and some people might not be able to look past that but it didn't bother me at all. Also agree on the Minerva's Den DLC which was awesome. It adds another 5-8 hours and is also really fun, it's probably better experience than the main game.