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#11997833 Steam Deals Thread V13 ~ Reus $2.49 | Grid Autosport $24.99 | Call...

Posted by MysterD on 10 August 2014 - 06:20 PM

Daily Deal
MIA (again) - $X.XX $Z.ZZ

Steam Music Confirmed!




#11997761 GamersGate Thread: Summer Sale Reloaded

Posted by MysterD on 10 August 2014 - 05:41 PM

Cool! My coupon still worked on the D&D collection!

If so-called "dead" coupons are still working, I guess GG still knows how to glitch! ;)




#11997357 GamersGate Thread: Summer Sale Reloaded

Posted by MysterD on 10 August 2014 - 02:29 PM

Daily Deals
80% off Dungeons & Dragons Anthology: The Master Collection (DRM Free) - $3.99

  • Baldur’s Gate 1 & 2 + Expansions
  • Icewind Dale 1 & 2 + Expansions
  • Planescape: Torment
  • The Temple of Elemental Evil


This is a great price. If I'm not mistaken, it's the lowest it's been as usually this pack is $4.99 at 75% off.

(And apparently if you still have a 20% off coupon that expired on 8/3, it is still active and will bring the price down to $3.19)

 

OMG - if any PC gamer does not have this, GET THIS.

NOW!

 

BG1+2 and PS:T are some of the best old-school style CRPG's ever made.




#11997346 Steam Deals Thread V13 ~ Reus $2.49 | Grid Autosport $24.99 | Call...

Posted by MysterD on 10 August 2014 - 02:24 PM

Thanks to EA Origin's Free Game-Time one week trial, Battlefield 4's SP Campaign is in the books after approx. 11 hours of it.

 

While the stories, characters + all of that stuff is very weak + paper-thin, as you'd expect w/ a BF's SP campaign...

....the campaign was actually pretty good - b/c of the actual gameplay. I'm actually surprised.

 

And here's why.

 

Namely, I thought BF3 SP's lacked the huge spawling open-spaces + awesome battles that happen in the MP w/ lots of vehicles, enemies + action happening on-screen. Well, DICE must've heard my complaints there - b/c BF4's SP, for the most part, is loaded w/ huge just that: huge open-spaces + awesome battles to ensue in most of the game levels.

 

Sure - the game's linear, there's scripted events, and a lot of those linear SP military-FPS trappings - but my one major complaint from BF3's SP is gone here in BF4's SP. The battles when in those open-spaces - they're just like how I like the MP found in the BF games: chaotic + a lot of combat going on.

 

Now, if they could actually get some good character, plot + story writers for the SP campaign - they'd be onto something.




#11996125 Amazon PC Deals: End of Summer Sale (8/28-9/1) Titanfall $20 and more!

Posted by MysterD on 09 August 2014 - 10:43 PM

Why does Ms. Perry look nervous and uncomfortable?
 

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#11996046 Humble Megathread - Jumbo Bundle 2 - Adult Swim Weekly - Bookperk eBooks - SE...

Posted by MysterD on 09 August 2014 - 10:06 PM

 

I didn't realize Lacuna Coil was on there, I really like them. Shame Claudio (the guitarist) died though. :\

 

You don't come across many games that embrace goth genres of music. I really love that about VTMB.

Really sucks about Claudio, yeah. :(

 

"Swamped" (which is also on their Comalies LP) is the Lacuna Coil song on V:TM-BL.

 

And yes - V:TM-BL did a great job w/ embracing both licensed + a traditional type of score.

 

For what licensed songs are in the game, look here + click spoilers below:

http://en.wikipedia....odlines#Music

Spoiler



#11995992 Steam Deals Thread V13 ~ Reus $2.49 | Grid Autosport $24.99 | Call...

Posted by MysterD on 09 August 2014 - 09:46 PM

There is a tepid ubisoft sale going on over at newegg.

Nothing stellar. It looks like Assassin's Creed titles for the most part.

 

"Digital games 72-HR special savings, limited offer"

(15% off some digital items with this code: EMCPBPB88).

the ac3 season pass for ~ 6.50$

 

Personally, I can't bring myself to buy the AC3 DLC for any price.  X-)

 

 

edit: As the destroyer of male dreams has pointed out. Here is the full deal  ;-)

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag - Gold Edition = $25.49 w/ code EMCPBPA23.

--> AC4: Gold Ed includes AC4: Black Flag (Base-game) + AC4: Season Pass.

 

So, the real question is this - is any of the AC4 Season Pass content actually worthwhile?




#11995127 Mass Effect 3 for $2.99 Gamestop (xbox 360 only)

Posted by MysterD on 09 August 2014 - 12:18 PM

@Kenshin

 

RPG's often have two elements:

1. The RPG elements involving building-up your stats, skills, experience, etc (anything really number-based); and

2. RPG decision-making (like most BioWare games, CD Projekt games, etc) - where your decisions can change the game's game-world, inhabitants, actual game-ending, etc.

 

Now, onto Mass Effect series.

 

If you're talking decision-making stuff (where you make a choice that will have an effect on the story, game-world, actual game-endings, etc) - Mass Effect series has plenty of that, from ME1-3.

 

ME2 removed the Inventory completely. You basically select your load-out before each mission, since missions are often split-up on certain planets entirely or are in a specific "Mission area" found on the planet you're on. ME3 does the same, as well - but sometimes while in a mission, especially the longer ones - you'll run into a load-out spot; which is where you can switch your weapons + items out at that spot only.

 

Here's the problem - ME1's combat controlled like a third-person shooter, but had a fair deal of problem w/ the feel of its combat b/c it relied too much on dice-rolls + stats. So, that made the combat feel very wonky + could frustrate when you shot an enemy but the game rendered sometimes zero-to-little damage. ME2 fixed this problem - and made the game rely less on that stuff.

 

ME1 felt more like a RPG w/ shooter elements + controls;

while ME2 felt more like a shooter w/ the RPG decision-making elements;

and ME3 is harder to figure out b/c it lies somewhere b/t ME2 and ME1's style of gameplay (b/c they put back in the weapon modding, so you can tweak weapons, bullets, scopes, etc).

 

Also, ME1's naming system for the weapons in the Inventory was not that good. When you got Version 1 of an item then Version 2, pretty much made it useless to copy V1. They should've named items more along the line of other RPG's (i.e. most items have different names), so that it didn't render their Inventory + items mostly useless + junk-y. Thing is - ME2 streamlined this probably a bit too much, as now you only have a few weapons there that you can barely mod-up. ME3 put some of the weapon modding and stuff in that was found in ME1 - and made it much more meaningful.

 

Which Dragon Age are you talking about - DAO or DA2?

 

If you're playing DAO (Dragon Age: Origins)...you really should play it on the PC b/c it's known where that version is harder (on the same named difficulties) + requires more strategy + usage of the tac-cam - when compared to the console versions. If you dug BG1+2 on the PC, you should be playing DAO on the PC.

 

About DA2 - while I liked the game, despite its problems. I liked it b/c of its experimentation w/ its format, structure, storytelling + character. For its laundry list of problems: removing strategy elements + tac-cam that made DAO PC great - that stuff drove me nuts; how often enemies just drop nowhere + from the sky in the game's city. Since they removed the tac-cam and it has more of "I control a team" w/ an action-y ARPG feel (think like say Dungeon Siege 2 on the PC) - I don't think it matters too much if you played DA2 on PC or consoles (PC version's advantage for DA2 is if you have DX10 or above, enjoy better graphic-quality if you have a decent PC). They aimed to make the console version + PC version have more parity across both platforms, gameplay-wise.

 

Yes, BioWare is not the same - the founders left; Brent Knowles left (he's been titled Lead Designer + Creative Director for games such as BG series + Dragon Age: Origins); and now Casey Hudson left (Creator + Lead on Mass Effect series).

 

Say what you want about how ME3's ending sucked - but, for the rest of the series, most of it to me was great. I hope EA don't screw-up ME's direction, w/ Casey gone.




#11994205 Steam Deals Thread V13 ~ Reus $2.49 | Grid Autosport $24.99 | Call...

Posted by MysterD on 08 August 2014 - 10:48 PM

He looks wheely, wheely excited. tada.gif

 




#11994149 Amazon PC Deals: End of Summer Sale (8/28-9/1) Titanfall $20 and more!

Posted by MysterD on 08 August 2014 - 10:24 PM

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You forgot the important part that I said afterwards:

 

 

...and high profile stuff on there, such as:

 

Whether you like KP or not or that album - she's high-profile.

She sells lots of albums + she has lots of fans.

 

Personally, "Teenage Dream" album is okay. It's certainly not a classic, IMHO.

 

IMHO, there's a worthwhile EP in there, if you get rid of the weak and "meh" tunes.

I seem to say that about a lot of artists, these days + age.

They really don't make albums like they used to, IMHO.

A lot of modern albums to me feel more like glorified-mixtapes than actual true-blue albums.

 

I think a lot of artists try to do how many different types of songs + styles to try to cater to everyone. And doing that - that don't always work. And of course, in the high-profile arena (i.e. artists tied to a major), the major record label also wants "hit records" + "hit singles" more so than really an album.

 

Also, and many albums - they just feel flat-out too long, for whatever the reason might be...whether artists work better when they have features; or artists just ain't interesting enough to handle a long album; or artist might get redundant; or insert any other reason you can think of.




#11994123 Humble Megathread - Jumbo Bundle 2 - Adult Swim Weekly - Bookperk eBooks - SE...

Posted by MysterD on 08 August 2014 - 10:14 PM

You guys replay your games too much. Only people with small or nonexistent backlogs should do that. Don't make me get my old man stick out again.

While I also don't replay many games, it should be up to the gamer to decide if they want to replay it.

 

One game I always seem to replay, yet never finish (probably b/c new unofficial patches get released, I normally re-start then) is Vampire: Bloodlines.

I love that game to the final + true death.

 

I have gone through it 2 or 3 times, IIRC.

I'd have to check my saves - and see what I have.

Yes, I back-up my saves in folders, labeled as either "done" or "incomplete" for reminders.

 

EDIT:

Looks like I been through it twice.




#11994101 Amazon PC Deals: End of Summer Sale (8/28-9/1) Titanfall $20 and more!

Posted by MysterD on 08 August 2014 - 10:06 PM

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If you ain't interested, don't buy it.

If you want FLAC and/or other formats, buy elsewhere.

It's that simple.




#11991721 Steam Deals Thread V13 ~ Reus $2.49 | Grid Autosport $24.99 | Call...

Posted by MysterD on 08 August 2014 - 12:53 AM

Still no 75% BioWare points.  I'd like 75% off BioWare points and DRM-FREE.

Wasn't there a sign Motoki put up recently?

 

Yeah, over there:

http://www.cheapassg...749/?p=11987721




#11991694 Steam Deals Thread V13 ~ Reus $2.49 | Grid Autosport $24.99 | Call...

Posted by MysterD on 08 August 2014 - 12:41 AM

For Neuro5i5 + all the BioWare fans + and especially all of the Mass Effect fans here...

Casey Hudson has left Bioware.




#11991552 GamersGate Thread: Summer Sale Reloaded

Posted by MysterD on 07 August 2014 - 11:57 PM

I like Risen 2. It's campy and ridiculous, probably racist and definitely sexist, but they tried something different and not just the same old stodgy Piranha Bytes generic Euro RPG catering to people who refuse to come into the 21st century shit.

I really hope one day, PB does a true-blue sequel to the pirate-y Risen 2.