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Mass Effect 2 (360/PC) $26.99 - Dragon Age Origins (ps3/360/pc) $40/$30 - Amazon DotD


#1 Donutkid2222   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   772 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:35 AM

http://www.amazon.co...heapassgam08-20

Edited by CheapyD, 28 June 2010 - 09:13 AM.


#2 exRounder   waiting for a BRM. CAGiversary!   677 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:39 AM

thanks OP; thought EA store would be the lowest for ME2

can anyone give me some rationalizing to pick up ME2 at this price? how long did it take ME1 to drop lower?

i'm trying to be super frugal but would appreciate someone to talk me out of my money

#3 SpaceInsomniac   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   167 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 08:18 AM

thanks OP; thought EA store would be the lowest for ME2

can anyone give me some rationalizing to pick up ME2 at this price? how long did it take ME1 to drop lower?

i'm trying to be super frugal but would appreciate someone to talk me out of my money


http://www.lightning...duct/B001TORSII

I don't see it going too much lower anytime soon.

#4 bigredvan14   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   380 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 08:25 AM

Other than it being $19.99 at Kmart 2 weeks ago, this is the lowest price thus far. Get on it.

#5 Cheeseknight28   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   383 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 08:37 AM

thanks OP; thought EA store would be the lowest for ME2

can anyone give me some rationalizing to pick up ME2 at this price? how long did it take ME1 to drop lower?

i'm trying to be super frugal but would appreciate someone to talk me out of my money


Not exactly what you were requesting, but I will tell you it's the best game on the 360 thus far.

#6 LeonSKennedy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1040 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 08:49 AM

If not for the fact I have a copy for PC still unopened, I'd buy this. I guess the only thing keeping me from opening my copy is that I still haven't completed ME on PC.

#7 basis   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   778 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2010 - 08:51 AM

wonder if they'll ever release a GOTY or some Platinum version of DA:O & DA:A?

#8 slowpantz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   203 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 09:48 AM

Would have jumped on ME2 but got it for $20 at GoHastings a few days ago. Thanks anyways OP.

#9 Ryuukishi   My ambitionz az a Ryder CAGiversary!   11187 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2010 - 10:57 AM

Awesome deal for Mass Effect 2!

Not exactly what you were requesting, but I will tell you it's the best game on the 360 thus far.

Can't really disagree with this, although I might add the qualifier "exclusive" (personally I've probably wrung a bit more fun out of Borderlands, with ME2 a close second). In any case it's a truly stellar game, I paid around $40 for it and felt like a robber. I'm not normally one to play a game multiple times (too many games too little time) but I started a second ME2 playthrough immediately after my first, and I feel like I could play it over and over again, it just doesn't get old.

Somewhat less awesome deal for Dragon Age. It's a good game too though.

#10 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 11:22 AM

wonder if they'll ever release a GOTY or some Platinum version of DA:O & DA:A?


I'd be surprised if they didn't. I've been holding out as well, plus with putting a lot of hours into ME2 and Fallout 3 this spring/summer I'm pretty burnt out on RPGs, so I don't mind waiting.

If a GOTY doesn't comeout, I'll pick it up when DA:O is $20 or less next year.

#11 coolz481   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1629 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2010 - 11:43 AM

I may be mistaken, but I think I got Dragon Age on Amazon for $30 last November

#12 sukru   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   103 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2010 - 12:37 PM

There was also a deal on Best Buy RZ GC. I got it for $30 as well...

#13 KillerRamen   OMG Lilac PSP! CAGiversary!   3649 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2010 - 12:48 PM

It's a pretty good price, but I've yet to finish the original Mass Effect. I picked up the Platinum Hits ME1 for $9.99 at Target a while back and I'm hopeful ME2 will eventually do the same.

#14 Doomtime   Victor von Doom CAGiversary!   5780 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2010 - 12:53 PM

I may be mistaken, but I think I got Dragon Age on Amazon for $30 last November

Yep it was $35 on Black Friday. I gave that to my brother and bought it again when EA had that coupon. Was able to get it for $20 and just opened it the other day. What an incredible game. Can't believe I waited this long to play it.

#15 felixlighter   Post Pruner CAGiversary!   137 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 12:53 PM

I just bought the PC version of ME2 from Amazon earlier this month for $26.99.

#16 ivos   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   372 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2010 - 01:12 PM

ME 2 for Xbox 360 was $22.99 just few weeks ago in Amazon gold box deal. I beleive it will go down again for better deal somewhere in the next few weeks

#17 Wolfpup   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9966 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:17 PM

wonder if they'll ever release a GOTY or some Platinum version of DA:O & DA:A?


I'm wondering that too. I guess I'm going to bite on both DA:O and DA:A for PC though :) Gots to support EA for not using activation this time.

Awesome deal for Mass Effect 2!

Can't really disagree with this, although I might add the qualifier "exclusive" (personally I've probably wrung a bit more fun out of Borderlands, with ME2 a close second). In any case it's a truly stellar game, I paid around $40 for it and felt like a robber. I'm not normally one to play a game multiple times (too many games too little time) but I started a second ME2 playthrough immediately after my first, and I feel like I could play it over and over again, it just doesn't get old.

Somewhat less awesome deal for Dragon Age. It's a good game too though.


So far I like Mass Effect 1 more...but considering Mass Effect 1 might be my third favorite game of all time, or at least in the top 10, that's not saying much :bouncy:

I've already bought a SECOND copy of Mass Effect 2. Playing it on Xbox 'cause my character is on Xbox, but I bought a PC version too that should be here soon :lol:

#18 retro_collector   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   47 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:33 PM

I picked up ME2 for $30 on a Lightning Deal 2 weeks ago and I have not been disappointed. The game is amazing and well-worth a $27 purchase. It has made me a fan of the series and I'll be a day-one adopter of ME3. My only complaint is based on the fact that I don't have an HDTV yet and I have to change my Xbox settings to widescreen every time I play it so that I can read the small text.

#19 fadersdream   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   242 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:38 PM

NEGATIVE OPINION
(flame shield on)

I'm borrowing it from a friend and I am having a tough time finishing it. It's a boring game to me. Hard to say what it's worth... that sounds like a fair price if you like that sort of game.

There's a lot of walking, a lot of chit chat, not too much fighting. You move slowly. You shoot slowly. You accomplish tasks slowly. It always feels like you're trodding along doing minimal damage to endless drones.

It tries to be a hybrid of a shooter and a PC rpg and it never quite nails either and if you didn't like the first one then this one is better but it won't blow you away. Because ultimately what you have is all the annoying things removed from the first one, but not too much changed in the second one.

#20 mitchthemighty   Bet. CAGiversary!   603 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:39 PM

This is a tempting offer, but I'm about to be billed $60 for Crackdown 2 on Amazon shortly. I'll come back and buy this game using my $10 credit that I receive with the order so I can get it for $30. Thanks anyway OP.

#21 Wolfpup   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9966 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:56 PM

NEGATIVE OPINION
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I'm borrowing it from a friend and I am having a tough time finishing it. It's a boring game to me. Hard to say what it's worth... that sounds like a fair price if you like that sort of game.

There's a lot of walking, a lot of chit chat, not too much fighting. You move slowly. You shoot slowly. You accomplish tasks slowly. It always feels like you're trodding along doing minimal damage to endless drones.

It tries to be a hybrid of a shooter and a PC rpg and it never quite nails either and if you didn't like the first one then this one is better but it won't blow you away. Because ultimately what you have is all the annoying things removed from the first one, but not too much changed in the second one.


If you're not doing much damage just turn down the difficulty setting. It's not a shooter though, so if that's all you want, I can see not liking it.

#22 MildObstruction   then let my “insanity” be the mother of my betrayal CAGiversary!   16707 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:58 PM

Amazon also has DA:O Awakenings for $10 off today
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ps3

#23 TwelveVolt   Nobody from Nowhere CAGiversary!   2371 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 03:07 PM

I'm tempted to buy ME2 for Xbox, even though I already have it on the PC.

#24 fadersdream   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   242 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 03:14 PM

If you're not doing much damage just turn down the difficulty setting. It's not a shooter though, so if that's all you want, I can see not liking it.


it's one of those games that if you don't like it you get cast in this "halo-newb" category and then you have to list your pedigree and prove you've been vetted as a real gamer. It is a hybrid, and if you want to argue that you can, but not to much avail.

Honestly none of the guns pack a real punch. You have to stack to get real results requiring upgraded guns, good aiming skills biotically amplified ammo and shield weakening biotics. At which point you still only do pretty good damage but are still waiting for recharge a good chunk of the time.

Spoilers
and the fact that you start with a team, lose your team, go find a new team and then finish the game without really much new story was kind of weak. I would feel like I didn't get my moneys worth at full price.

#25 Wolfpup   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9966 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2010 - 03:16 PM

it's one of those games that if you don't like it you get cast in this "halo-newb" category and then you have to list your pedigree and prove you've been vetted as a real gamer. It is a hybrid, and if you want to argue that you can, but not to much avail.

Honestly none of the guns pack a real punch. You have to stack to get real results requiring upgraded guns, good aiming skills biotically amplified ammo and shield weakening biotics. At which point you still only do pretty good damage but are still waiting for recharge a good chunk of the time.


Well, like I said, dial down the difficulty and that shouldn't be an issue. And it's not a shooter. I mean it uses the mechanics, sort of, but I find the combat LESS satisfying than the first game, and if you go into it thinking you're going to be playing Gears of War you may be disapointed.

#26 mitchthemighty   Bet. CAGiversary!   603 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 03:19 PM

it's one of those games that if you don't like it you get cast in this "halo-newb" category and then you have to list your pedigree and prove you've been vetted as a real gamer. It is a hybrid, and if you want to argue that you can, but not to much avail.

Honestly none of the guns pack a real punch. You have to stack to get real results requiring upgraded guns, good aiming skills biotically amplified ammo and shield weakening biotics. At which point you still only do pretty good damage but are still waiting for recharge a good chunk of the time.

Spoilers
and the fact that you start with a team, lose your team, go find a new team and then finish the game without really much new story was kind of weak. I would feel like I didn't get my moneys worth at full price.


Did you ever play any of your character's loyalty missions? They offer a lot of backstory..and I think gaining a new team was a good idea, you were allowed new characters instead of giving you a massive amount of people to choose from which would clutter the story.

#27 Wolfpup   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9966 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2010 - 03:29 PM

Yeah, I'm not minding that part of it-kind of a shock, but it's organic to the story IMO.

I don't like the combat as well though (ammo...), or the lack of loot necessarily-though the first one needed a DRASTICALLY overhauled inventory system! It was like it wasn't finished. And don't like how it sort of feels less like an actual galaxy...possibly because you can't really land anywhere (and I understand why they did that, since in the first game there was very little variety except in the story missions, but still). The mining thing is getting annoying, since I suspect I already have all the material I need, yet feel like I need to drain every single planet I come to, adding hours to explore a given system...I don't know...

#28 i3uu   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   14 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2010 - 03:30 PM

I just got mass effect 2 for $20 shipped at gohastings maybe a week ago

#29 mitchthemighty   Bet. CAGiversary!   603 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 03:48 PM

I just got mass effect 2 for $20 shipped at gohastings maybe a week ago

Did you actually receive it in the mail yet? I heard a lot of people who ordered ME2 from GoHastings on the same deal had their orders cancelled. You may want to check the status of your package.

#30 Malcolm3000g   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   39 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 03:55 PM

best game i've ever played.(got the collector's edition on the 1st day)

the 1st one felt more complete though