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Sin and Punishment: Star Successor (Wii) 11.59 Amazon.com


#1 Bulrog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   119 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:56 PM

I checked a couple sites and this seems pretty low compared to others, figured I'd post it.

http://www.amazon.co... and Punishment

#2 Blade   This is the way CAGiversary!   15227 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:07 PM

I've got three copies from a 2011 Best Buy sale that were $8 apiece. I'd love to sell them for profit at this point, but nobody is buying mine. Bastards.

#3 FlyingMonkey9   Genetically Modified CAG CAGiversary!   4166 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:08 PM

I've got three copies from a 2011 Best Buy sale that were $8 apiece. I'd love to sell them for profit at this point, but nobody is buying mine. Bastards.


Maybe you shouldn't have hoarded the copies to begin with

Bastard

#4 Dead_Batteries   Voltaic Pile CAGiversary!   1146 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:14 PM

You activated my trap card!

Hint: $5
http://www.frys.com/...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

#5 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10950 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:27 PM

I'd love to get a copy for $5

#6 usagi   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1190 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:48 PM

^You can try PMing Fry's at Best Buy once they start their new Price Matching Policy next week. I wonder if they would for this game because it say available in-store only.

#7 Kidorangepanda   Arcade PCB Addict CAGiversary!   391 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:52 PM

Great game, bought it at full retail and loved it, certainly one of the must owns on Wii.

#8 Tsnake617   Wanderer CAGiversary!   177 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:27 AM

This has been a pretty normal price for a while. Star Successor's price plummeted soon after it came out.

#9 RollingSkull   Banned Banned   6307 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:35 AM

Not as good as the original but still worth it. WAY too long and drawn out though. Arcade-y games can benefit from shorter levels and tighter pacing.

#10 Indiana   Over 3 decades of gaming! CAGiversary!   3146 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:36 AM

It was part of the Walmart sale recently 3 games for $20.

#11 moothemagiccow   Tall buildings shake Silenced   1075 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:39 AM

It's been floating around $10 for ages

#12 BronsonsArmor   Comic Books and Coffee CAGiversary!   154 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:08 AM

NeverDead is also only $4.99.
http://www.frys.com/...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
Is it worth it? Reviews I read were pretty harsh!

#13 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2881 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:39 AM

Yea, $11.59 is pretty high at this point. Totally worth it at $5.

#14 RollingSkull   Banned Banned   6307 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:27 AM

Neverdead was a bit like Cursed Crusade. Polished to the nth degree with great voice acting, charming writing, and just a lot of love thrown into it.

And like Cursed Crusade a boring, buggy mess of crap gameplay. Do not buy Neverdead because you'll WANT to like it because it almost makes a story you want to see through but the gameplay is so dreadful that it isn't worth it. Don't tempt yourself.

#15 Namurashi   I am Galstaff, Sorceror of Light! CAGiversary!   568 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:58 AM

^You can try PMing Fry's at Best Buy once they start their new Price Matching Policy next week. I wonder if they would for this game because it say available in-store only.

What's this new policy you're talking about? I've seen some people talking about it around. Is it that starting next week you can price match Fry's or only for stuff that says in-store only? Slightly confused..

#16 emperordahc  

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:31 PM

Great game. Must buy if you have a wii around.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:41 PM

Yea, $11.59 is pretty high at this point. Totally worth it at $5.

Are you joking? It's a good game at $50. Fantastic at the $33 I paid near it's launch!
I know we are all on this site to save money, but it breaks my heart to see such a fantastic game sale for so low, especially when you consider the fact that a NSMB title Nintendo farts out in a few months can sell a million so easily. Sin and Punishment SS is probably my favorite Wii title ever (aside from Metroid Prime Trilogy of course), and it deserved to sale. The nonsensical story and small amount of content really was the only real flaw, the gameplay itself was perfect, and I've probably replayed it more than any other game in my collection.

Damn it hurts knowing we'll never get another Sin and Punishment game again. I really, really don't understand why this game didn't sale when the VC Sin and Punishment apparently did so well.

What's this new policy you're talking about? I've seen some people talking about it around. Is it that starting next week you can price match Fry's or only for stuff that says in-store only? Slightly confused..


Yeah, clarification would be great. Fry's has been on fire lately, but I rarely get my local BB to price match it because we don't have one in our state. If there's a chance I can price match $30 Luigi's Mansion, and those $10 Wii games, I'll be very happy.

#18 usagi   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1190 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:19 PM

The big changes are Price matching for select online/local stores can only be done at purchase or post purchase if Best Buy's price changes in 15 days. The return policy is 15 days or 60 for Silver members.

http://www.businessi...g-policy-2013-2

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:41 PM

The big changes are Price matching for select online/local stores can only be done at purchase or post purchase if Best Buy's price changes in 15 days. The return policy is 15 days or 60 for Silver members.

http://www.businessi...g-policy-2013-2

I see Fry's.com is on that list. Does that mean that, even if there isn't a Fry's in my state, that they will still pricematch anything in the ad or on their website?

#20 usagi   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1190 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:01 PM

I see Fry's.com is on that list. Does that mean that, even if there isn't a Fry's in my state, that they will still pricematch anything in the ad or on their website?

I hope for both the ad and website because I'm also out of state in NY. Guess we'll find out next week after people try to pricematch.

#21 chunlirocks   Banned Banned   1273 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:08 PM

TC this will go lower

Clearly, this game should cost 5 bones tops. I can not believe there are human/subhumans out there who paid 50 blades for this game

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:12 PM

I hope for both the ad and website because I'm also out of state in NY. Guess we'll find out next week after people try to pricematch.

Eh, that doesn't do me any good, Fry's got some great sales but they are all in this week's ad. I wasn't very fond of Rhythem Heaven, but I'd pick up Rhythem Heaven Fever for $10. FortuneStreet or w/e it's called is a coin toss at $10 too. And I got Bulletstorm from BB's Gamer Mag last March, but I haven't gotten around to it yet, I'd consider dropping $10 for the LE copy and giving away the one I bought last year as a gift. If I can get BB to price match a Luigi's Mansion pre-order for $30 I will certainly consider it too, even though I know I can get it slightly cheaper if I wait.

Hopefully they will continue advertising Luigi's Mansion and Monster Hunter 3 since that's not even out for another month. I don't care much about the other games I listed anyways, and I'm not willing to pay $40 for either of those games, but I may just bite if I can get them at $30.

TC this will go lower

Clearly, this game should cost 5 bones tops. I can not believe there are human/subhumans out there who paid 50 blades for this game

I have to question if you've ever even played the game. Aside from the nonsense story that barely had anything to do with the original title, and the addmittedly short length of the game, S&P SS was a fantastic experience. I've heard other people complain about the brutal difficulty but that's why easy mode is there, I've had no problem getting through the highest difficulty without dying any until the final level :/

#23 Namurashi   I am Galstaff, Sorceror of Light! CAGiversary!   568 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:19 PM

The big changes are Price matching for select online/local stores can only be done at purchase or post purchase if Best Buy's price changes in 15 days. The return policy is 15 days or 60 for Silver members.

http://www.businessi...g-policy-2013-2

This is weird, I've always been able to Price Match at Fry's and Amazon. o.O;

#24 Billytwoshoes   Perpetually behind the times CAGiversary!   1824 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:13 PM

Treasure developed games are (typically) an arcade junkie's dream, and S&P2 is no different. The only thing I can fault it's gameplay for is the somewhat disjointed co-op mode, but as a score chasing single player experience, the game is top-notch. I got it for $5 last year, but for enthusiasts it is easily worth $20 or more for the play time you'd get out of it.

For the general CAG though, I would wait until $5, just because that seems to be the precedent so far, no real bearing on its quality as a game, which is as mentioned is quite high (barring the laughable cutscenes, though).

#25 emperordahc  

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:18 PM

Club Nintendo points in this one, BTW.

#26 RollingSkull   Banned Banned   6307 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:57 PM

Treasure developed games are (typically) an arcade junkie's dream, and S&P2 is no different. The only thing I can fault it's gameplay for is the somewhat disjointed co-op mode, but as a score chasing single player experience, the game is top-notch. I got it for $5 last year, but for enthusiasts it is easily worth $20 or more for the play time you'd get out of it.

For the general CAG though, I would wait until $5, just because that seems to be the precedent so far, no real bearing on its quality as a game, which is as mentioned is quite high (barring the laughable cutscenes, though).

It's regularly $5 or less. This is a little high.

I thought the cutscenes were quite nice for what they tried. The voice actors all have great delivery and manage to keep a sort of glib charm to them.

That said, I think S&P2 is actually pretty poor for a score chaser. Arcade junkies are used to 30 minute games with next to no downtime. That's not to say S&P2 is badly paced (In places it can be but this isn't Sine Mora or R-Type Final) but the levels all run WAY too long to be a great arcade score chaser. 1ccing it would be an absurd undertaking, not impossible, but LONG.

THAT SAID, it's an absolute delight if you like the arcade shooter style. I need to play it again. Just remember to take advantage of the control rebinding. You really, really need shoot, jump, and melee (Evade too, maybe. Forget what the button list was.) on buttons at least. GOOD buttons, REAL buttons, not one or two. Work with it until you have control.

#27 bruceg   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1538 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:13 PM

I see Fry's.com is on that list. Does that mean that, even if there isn't a Fry's in my state, that they will still pricematch anything in the ad or on their website?


Those ads are regional so they may not match those. And as far as the website, I can tell you that sale items can sell out quickly and will no longer be available for shipping. If Best Buy's new policy has the same stipulation that the item must be in-stock, they can deny you on those grounds, so ymmv.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:24 PM

It's regularly $5 or less. This is a little high.

I thought the cutscenes were quite nice for what they tried. The voice actors all have great delivery and manage to keep a sort of glib charm to them.

That said, I think S&P2 is actually pretty poor for a score chaser. Arcade junkies are used to 30 minute games with next to no downtime. That's not to say S&P2 is badly paced (In places it can be but this isn't Sine Mora or R-Type Final) but the levels all run WAY too long to be a great arcade score chaser. 1ccing it would be an absurd undertaking, not impossible, but LONG.

THAT SAID, it's an absolute delight if you like the arcade shooter style. I need to play it again. Just remember to take advantage of the control rebinding. You really, really need shoot, jump, and melee (Evade too, maybe. Forget what the button list was.) on buttons at least. GOOD buttons, REAL buttons, not one or two. Work with it until you have control.


Uh, what? I haven't played the game in several months because I haven't transferred my Wii data to WiiU yet, but I am pretty certain that everything besides pointing/aiming on the screen and moving your character IS tied to a button. Dodging and jumping certainly is, and IIRC melee attacks were mapped to the fire button (just like in the original S&P). I don't know what you mean by "real buttons", I don't think any game on Wii runs on imaginary buttons.

#29 RollingSkull   Banned Banned   6307 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:12 PM

Actually, you're right. S&P2 is outstanding and shines out over the original in most ways. I am a little nostalgic for the original because it has a bunch of cooler moments and fights that are not really duplicated in the sequel but the brief moments don't change the fact that S&P2 as a package is a better game.

Sorry, got a bit too misty eyed remembering that ship level and bosses.

Also, I remember now the button issue: Jump is pointless because you have free flight with the stick. You NEED melee, dodge, shot, and lock on all on buttons that you don't have to stretch for. That means A, B, C, Z. That's four commands, four buttons. Chuck jump on a useless button like D pad down or 1 or 2.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

Actually, you're right. S&P2 is outstanding and shines out over the original in most ways. I am a little nostalgic for the original because it has a bunch of cooler moments and fights that are not really duplicated in the sequel but the brief moments don't change the fact that S&P2 as a package is a better game.

Sorry, got a bit too misty eyed remembering that ship level and bosses.

Also, I remember now the button issue: Jump is pointless because you have free flight with the stick. You NEED melee, dodge, shot, and lock on all on buttons that you don't have to stretch for. That means A, B, C, Z. That's four commands, four buttons. Chuck jump on a useless button like D pad down or 1 or 2.


If all you care about is getting through the game, then yes, jump is almost useless. However, you lose points for flying, and that's where the jump button comes in. Taking to the air is always better than taking a hit, but you get more points for staying on the ground. And IIRC it takes you a second or so to fly off the ground, while jumping is instantanious.

I never had any problems controlling the game at all, and I never felt any of the buttons (except for 1 and 2, but does this game even use them on default?) were difficult to reach. Of course you can remap the controls anyway you want, and use any controller you want, so it really is a moot point.

I do admit I never tried playing this game with the Wii Zapper, so if by some off chance that is what you meant then I don't doubt that it's a bitch. I don't know what Nintendo was thinking when they designed that PoS