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#2071 Masters_93  

Masters_93

Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:19 AM

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is one of my most favorite games of all time. Its super underrated. Buy it! However, there's also a GotY type one that includes all the dlc and the arcade title that gives backstory to LoS 1 and 2.

Dragon Age Origins is supposed to be great. Get it depending on price.

Ghost Recon was fun but its dying out online.

Borderlands is fun with friends. I prefer 1 over 2 but they're both solid.

Hitman was alright. I beat it relatively qyick though.

Haven't played Army of Two DC, but I heard it was ok.

Thanks, appreciate it!

Dragon Age is the cheapest while Castlevania is the most expensive at 20. I guess I'll see what I can do



#2072 Cleaner7   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3351 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:20 AM

I know it's mediocre, I've read the reviews, and I still want Spartan Assault. I guess I'm a sucker for Halo stuff. The co-op sounds fairly interesting to give it some replay. The problem is there's no way it should be $15 for 360 yet it won't be on sale for a while. Decisions. I almost never pay more than $10 for digital.


I wouldn't really get it for the coop since there are only 5 maps. Honestly, I didn't like the last 2 or 3 maps so I don't plan on spending much time there beyond getting the coop kills achievements. It's a small distraction. The campaign is the main course.

There is quite a bit of content if you're grinding out the individual campaign level Assault Ops. There are 30 levels (5 per the 6 chapters) and each has 3 bonus goals to meet. Each level is fairy short but you'll probably play them each a handful of times. That will be the biggest time sink besides getting a Gold rating on every level.

I haven't checked the achievements on 360 but I'm assuming they're just worth less than the 1K GS on XB1. What I've enjoyed on XB1 is the weekly Challenges for beating each chapter with a different Skull activated. Though I believe this is the last week for that and haven't seen any new Challenges pop up yet. They've kept me playing the game weekly since I got it as a gift for Christmas.

I'd only recommend it at full price for hardcore Halo fans since they eat that stuff up. Everyone else could wait for a sale. With the small amount of games on XB1 I would assume each of the smaller downloadable titles (Crimson Dragon, Lococycle, Halo SA and MATMM) will all be free on GWG eventually.

#2073 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9121 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:20 AM

So just GTA then? Oh well, you guys' opinions on these games and whether I should buy them? I have a coupon that expires next week so I'd really like to use it, and these are some of the cheapest (and the ones I'm interested in) that I could find:

 

Dragon Age Origins

Borderlands 1/2

Ghost Recon FS

Hitman Absolution

Army of Two: Devil's Cartel

Castlevania Lords of Shadow

 

I own all of those except for Cartel.

 

Origins is great, but get the Ultimate Edition or you're getting ripped off.

 

Borderlands 1 and 2 are great. The DLC for 2 is lackluster compared to 1's though. I would recommend 1's GotY Edition over 2 for right now. (If you can, get the games used, Gearbox doesn't deserve a penny for the Colonial Marines debacle).

 

Lords of Shadow is pretty good. There's some worthwhile DLC as well, but it's a bit expensive. If you can, try to get the Lords of Shadow Collection with Mirror of Fate HD (which is 1000x better than the original 3DS game). Warning, if you did NOT like God of War, you will hate this game.

 

Ghost Recon is okay for a squad-based shooter. MP is pretty much dead, so avoid.

 

Absolution is okay, a step back from the previous Hitmans though. It's good fun though.

 

And Devil's Cartel is shit based on what I've read.

 

So, Dragon Age Origins: UE > BL1 GotY > BL2 > Castlevania LoS > Absolution > Ghost Recon > Devil's Cartel



#2074 stillshadow   Arcade Nostalgiac CAGiversary!   967 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

stillshadow

Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:18 AM

Thanks for the opinions on SA. It can wait for a sale, at most.

Good to have you back, Bobby. That sounds like a pretty crappy situation, aside from creating a new life. You can't do anything better in this world, although it sounds like your partner wasn't the one to do it with.

#2075 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9121 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:24 AM

Fucking Everywhere. Good to see you're alright. Congratulations on the kiddo!

Really? Weird. Who's hitting on who?

 

And thank you! Wish I could celebrate, but it's a few months to go and I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to fight for visitation rights. So, excited yet scared shitless at the same time. THE JOYS OF PARENTHOOD.

 

 

 

Thanks for the opinions on SA. It can wait for a sale, at most.

Good to have you back, Bobby. That sounds like a pretty crappy situation, aside from creating a new life. You can't do anything better in this world, although it sounds like your partner wasn't the one to do it with.

Thanks a lot. And yeah, it is crappy. Without going too into detail (because I could spend hours ranting about the whole thing), you're right, I thought she might be once it happened, but she wasn't.

 

Least I'm not a deadbeat, right?



#2076 mrclutch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4446 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:21 AM

Hmmm double thinking Alice. I thought I would hold off since the sales have been good lately I'm wondering if I should pick it up. I was kind of saving it for filler on a b2g1 free somewhere, someday but now I'm feeling like I might just break down and pick it up.

#2077 Groo The Wanderer  

Groo The Wanderer

Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:24 AM

Dragon Age Origins is one of the best games ever made. Bioware at its purest, before EA infected their game-making process.



#2078 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9121 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:30 AM

Hmmm double thinking Alice. I thought I would hold off since the sales have been good lately I'm wondering if I should pick it up. I was kind of saving it for filler on a b2g1 free somewhere, someday but now I'm feeling like I might just break down and pick it up.

I've never seen it cheaper than $8. I'd say go for it. I'd get it if I didn't already have a disc version.



#2079 sickman   Bringer of Light CAGiversary!   353 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:31 AM

I still haven't decided to pull the trigger on the Citadel DLC. I'm still missing Omega, and I don't want to finish the story content without it. I figure next time they go on sale it will be all the content together. I have only $8.80 in fun money, and don't think I want to spend it on something I wouldn't be playing for a long while...

#2080 Indignate   Hell Yeah, I’m the Motherfucking Princess! CAGiversary!   18554 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:31 AM

Dragon Age Origins is one of the best games ever made. Bioware at its purest, before EA infected their game-making process.

IDK, they made Mass Effect 2 and that game is better so...



#2081 Masters_93  

Masters_93

Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:35 AM

I own all of those except for Cartel.

 

Origins is great, but get the Ultimate Edition or you're getting ripped off.

 

Borderlands 1 and 2 are great. The DLC for 2 is lackluster compared to 1's though. I would recommend 1's GotY Edition over 2 for right now. (If you can, get the games used, Gearbox doesn't deserve a penny for the Colonial Marines debacle).

 

Lords of Shadow is pretty good. There's some worthwhile DLC as well, but it's a bit expensive. If you can, try to get the Lords of Shadow Collection with Mirror of Fate HD (which is 1000x better than the original 3DS game). Warning, if you did NOT like God of War, you will hate this game.

 

Ghost Recon is okay for a squad-based shooter. MP is pretty much dead, so avoid.

 

Absolution is okay, a step back from the previous Hitmans though. It's good fun though.

 

And Devil's Cartel is shit based on what I've read.

 

So, Dragon Age Origins: UE > BL1 GotY > BL2 > Castlevania LoS > Absolution > Ghost Recon > Devil's Cartel

Damn, I have my work cut out for me lol. 

They all have to be used to finding GotY/complete editions are going to be a pain in the ass. Thanks for your opinion!



#2082 Juice el Savior   Urban Yeti CAGiversary!   833 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Juice el Savior

Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:36 AM

Good to see you back Bobby. .. if i could reach ya id give ya a bro hug and ask if you want loud or mids in this blunt.

Hey crono... we need to game brother

#2083 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14939 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:44 AM

I still haven't decided to pull the trigger on the Citadel DLC. I'm still missing Omega, and I don't want to finish the story content without it. I figure next time they go on sale it will be all the content together. I have only $8.80 in fun money, and don't think I want to spend it on something I wouldn't be playing for a long while...

You know that's a huge gamble considering majority of the ME3 sales have been done one by one and never altogether once, right? Same can be said about the Dragon Age 2 DLC, another Bioware game. Same with Mass Effect 2 with the last time I think all the DLC had a sale was in January 2012.

 

And like I said earlier, unless you're a huge fan of Aria, Omega doesn't offer much.



#2084 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9121 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:51 AM

Damn, I have my work cut out for me lol. 

They all have to be used to finding GotY/complete editions are going to be a pain in the ass. Thanks for your opinion!

Well. The Ultimate Edition of Dragon Age Origins doesn't have any DLC codes except for the Stone Prisoner (I think), which is free to download. The GotY edition of Borderlands 1 doesn't have any codes, as long as you make sure to get the version with a second disk. Not sure about BL2's GotY edition, but it's a billion $ right now anyways. Lords of Shadow Collection contains codes for the DLC & Mirror of Fate HD, so avoid getting that used. The other games don't have other editions available, so you're fine. Cartel comes with an Online Pass but it's free on the Marketplace now. I think Ghost Recon does too though.. (too lazy to get box and look) and it costs money, so that's no good either.

 

Hope that helps.

 

 

Good to see you back Bobby. .. if i could reach ya id give ya a bro hug and ask if you want loud or mids in this blunt.

Hey crono... we need to game brother

 

Thanks dude. I could definitely use a bro hug right now. New Yorkers unite.

 

 

Also, hey Bardock and hey Cleaner.



#2085 BFBB Delicious   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   365 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

BFBB Delicious

Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:50 AM

Any reason why LocoCycle is considered crap? I loved all the other Twisted Pixel games I have played and have heard nothing but bad things for LocoCycle, unfortunately.

#2086 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14939 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:55 AM


Creepy flirting? WHERE?

If someone's profile picture is a girl, they're obviously a girl. No exception. That's what we've learned here. That and KFC is the official food of XBox Deals, but I'm sure you assumed that.



#2087 Timediver   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   19 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Timediver

Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:56 AM

So just GTA then? Oh well, you guys' opinions on these games and whether I should buy them? I have a coupon that expires next week so I'd really like to use it, and these are some of the cheapest (and the ones I'm interested in) that I could find:

 

Dragon Age Origins

Borderlands 1/2

Ghost Recon FS

Hitman Absolution

Army of Two: Devil's Cartel

Castlevania Lords of Shadow

 

I'd recommend Castlevania, though you should know that it is considered fairly difficult. Even if you rush through it on easy, it'd be worth it just to see the boss fights, though. It's also worth mentioning that it has a nice art style, a great score and fun, if derivative combat. I also thought it had a cool story, though a lot of people will disagree with me on that point.

 

DA: O: I liked it, but I wouldn't praise it as much as most people. It follows the Bioware formula very carefully, so if you've played and enjoyed Mass Effect or KotOR etc. you will probably like it, too.

 

Borderlands: The co-op is good, but if you don't have some good friends to play with then skip this one.

 

Hitman: I bought this one when it was on sale a while back, and I regret it even though I only paid ten bucks. It's a good looking game, but it has a ridiculous plot and an annoying scoring system that kept me from really getting into it. On the plus side, it's a pretty easy 1000GS/Platinum.

 

Haven't play Ghost Recon: FS or Army of tw: tDC, though, so I can't comment on them.



#2088 sickman   Bringer of Light CAGiversary!   353 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:56 AM

You know that's a huge gamble considering majority of the ME3 sales have been done one by one and never altogether once, right?


I know. That's the problem. I'll probably bite, but I get the feeling with this gen over they'll go nuts with a 75‰ sale for a ton of DLC soon.

#2089 The Prize Fighter Inferno   XBL: Greendale CC CAGiversary!   1205 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

The Prize Fighter Inferno

Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:57 AM

Good to see you back, Bobby. Sorry to hear about the ex, but considering we were worried about your life for a day or so, this isn't so bad. Are you going to change your name to DaddyTastic when the time comes?

#2090 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9121 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:55 AM

You know that's a huge gamble considering majority of the ME3 sales have been done one by one and never altogether once, right? Same can be said about the Dragon Age 2 DLC, another Bioware game. Same with Mass Effect 2 with the last time I think all the DLC had a sale was in January 2012.

 

And like I said earlier, unless you're a huge fan of Aria, Omega doesn't offer much.

Confirming this. Citadel is also the most popular of the DLCs and the least likely to see a repeat sale. I'm still kicking myself for missing Omega and waiting for From Ashes to come back for half-off. But hey, at least I'm only missing 3 ME3 DLCs now (I have no idea why Firefight pack isn't on sale).

 

I completely missed all the ME2 DLC sales and I still hate myself for it. I have no idea why they couldn't have had an ME day during the Christmas sales.

 

 

Any reason why LocoCycle is considered crap? I loved all the other Twisted Pixel games I have played and have heard nothing but bad things for LocoCycle, unfortunately.

 

It's their worst game yet. It's because it was a game obviously designed for the 360 that got rushed and thrown on the Xbox One at the expense of quality. The graphics alone can tell you that much.

 

As for why, pretty much everything, graphics, controls, lack of charm (it's only funny about half the time).

 

And yes, it's even worse than Comic Jumper (which was still good).



#2091 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14939 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 04 February 2014 - 06:07 AM

I know. That's the problem. I'll probably bite, but I get the feeling with this gen over they'll go nuts with a 75‰ sale for a ton of DLC soon.

With EA that's...up for debate. I Think we can all agree that EA is the company that tries to get every last cent from a gamer for their products, but their handling of Bioware games is...odd. Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age 2 are games with a ton of DLC and can easily be rereleased with an Ultimate version similar to the first Dragon Age and sell a good amount of copies, yet it hasn't happened even with the trilogy set. I Want to say as long as there isn't a version with all the DLC then there's no chance that they'll do a massive sale.



#2092 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9121 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 04 February 2014 - 06:08 AM

If someone's profile picture is a girl, they're obviously a girl. No exception. That's what we've learned here. That and KFC is the official food of XBox Deals, but I'm sure you assumed that.

Haha. There was someone dumb enough to assume that? I mean, enough people lie about being female on the internet to warrant suspicion, but to think that solely based on a PROFILE picture? Have these people never played MMOs? I don't do this, but plenty of guys play as girls/use female avatars in games.

 

Had no idea the Deals were sponsored by KFC. Figured it would be Pizza Hut based on the aggressive advertising of the Pizza Hut app.

 

 

Good to see you back, Bobby. Sorry to hear about the ex, but considering we were worried about your life for a day or so, this isn't so bad. Are you going to change your name to DaddyTastic when the time comes?

Thanks! It's alright, I've mostly gotten over it, but I appreciate your sympathy. You guys were worried about my life? That's kind of touching. I can't fault you for that at all though, considering how abrupt it was. But yes, it's a lot better than me being dead.

 

Haha, if things go well enough in court, I'll consider a name change. However, with all the creepy flirting going on in the thread apparently, people might take the name the wrong way..



#2093 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14939 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 04 February 2014 - 06:08 AM


 

And yes, it's even worse than Comic Jumper (which was still good).

Manga world kinda made up for that game for me. If you were to ask why, I'd have no idea. Maybe because it struck the right nerve of stupid that I couldn't help, but laugh.



#2094 FlamedLiquid   The Kersed Sowl CAGiversary!   8765 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

FlamedLiquid

Posted 04 February 2014 - 06:15 AM

Anyone have thoughts on Blood Knights? Is it an easy completion? Is it enjoyable?

#2095 MrNinjaSquirrel   Emo Blogger CAGiversary!   12143 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

MrNinjaSquirrel

Posted 04 February 2014 - 06:19 AM

I don't do this, but plenty of guys play as girls/use female avatars in games.

The way I see it, if I'm gonna be looking at someone's butt for dozens of hours, I'd rather it be a chick ;)

Also, good to see you're not dead. There was some suspicion that Netro had done away with you quietly in the night...

#2096 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9121 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 04 February 2014 - 06:19 AM

Manga world kinda made up for that game for me. If you were to ask why, I'd have no idea. Maybe because it struck the right nerve of stupid that I couldn't help, but laugh.

It's funny you say that. I actually JUST finished the two manga world challenges a few days ago because OCD. They're so hard apparently that even finishing them gets you in the top 1k of the leaderboards.

 

So with my memory refreshed of manga world from said challenges, I can see where you're coming from. I actually liked the game overall, even comparing it to their better games. But it was definitely the lame duck of the set of four Twisted Pixel games.. until LocoCycle. At least Comic Jumper had mixed reactions as opposed to just negative.

 

 

Anyone have thoughts on Blood Knights? Is it an easy completion? Is it enjoyable?

 

Both Blood Knights and Contrast have PC versions, and both games are recent (especially because there's been so little XBLA games released in the past few months), if you wanna go ask in a PC gaming thread (if nobody here has an opinion). I'd say they're a little too expensive because recent, might be better off waiting.

 

 

 

The way I see it, if I'm gonna be looking at someone's butt for dozens of hours, I'd rather it be a chick ;)

Also, good to see you're not dead. There was some suspicion that Netro had done away with you quietly in the night...

That's usually the argument I hear, but I didn't want to say it word for word. But yes, female asses and all that.

 

Thanks, I appreciate that this is good news to you guys.

 

Side-note: Are you still running the Club Nintendo rewards thread? Holy shit it's been disappointing lately. December and January have been terrible. Can't wait for the new set of digital downloads.

 

At least they gave away those nice game cases. Did you snag one? I got an AC one because the multiple Links cover looked horrid.

 

As for Necro, no, he didn't attempt to kill me or anything (or ask for my blessing, but I don't blame him for that). I think it's kinda funny because I was really into Transformice for a while with someone, and  Necro reminds me of that person. A person who I wouldn't be surprised if they killed me in cold blood.



#2097 ohmz   Frequency Ass Bandit CAGiversary!   102 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2014 - 06:21 AM

It's funny you say that. I actually JUST finished the two manga world challenges a few days ago because OCD. They're so hard apparently that even finishing them gets you in the top 1k of the leaderboards.

So with my memory refreshed of manga world from said challenges, I can see where you're coming from. I actually liked the game overall, even comparing it to their better games. But it was definitely the lame duck of the set of four Twisted Pixel games.. until LocoCycle. At least Comic Jumper had mixed reactions as opposed to just negative.

So other people like The Maw then? I thought it was far to easy and kind of boring.

#2098 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9121 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 04 February 2014 - 06:27 AM

So other people like The Maw then? I thought it was far to easy and kind of boring.

I did. I even bought the extra scenes (which were kind of a rip-off, honestly). It was better than Comic Jumper, I thought. Obviously the 'Splosion Man games are the best of the lot.

 

 

DId any of you guys get in on the Zombie Driver HD Facebook giveaway, by the way? I did. I already owned the base game from a sale, but I got the 2 DLCs and a bunch of avatar items for free. Was really hard to get codes though, shit.



#2099 FlamedLiquid   The Kersed Sowl CAGiversary!   8765 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

FlamedLiquid

Posted 04 February 2014 - 06:35 AM

It's funny you say that. I actually JUST finished the two manga world challenges a few days ago because OCD. They're so hard apparently that even finishing them gets you in the top 1k of the leaderboards.
 
So with my memory refreshed of manga world from said challenges, I can see where you're coming from. I actually liked the game overall, even comparing it to their better games. But it was definitely the lame duck of the set of four Twisted Pixel games.. until LocoCycle. At least Comic Jumper had mixed reactions as opposed to just negative.
 
 

 
Both Blood Knights and Contrast have PC versions, and both games are recent (especially because there's been so little XBLA games released in the past few months), if you wanna go ask in a PC gaming thread (if nobody here has an opinion). I'd say they're a little too expensive because recent, might be better off waiting.
 
 
 

That's usually the argument I hear, but I didn't want to say it word for word. But yes, female asses and all that.
 
Thanks, I appreciate that this is good news to you guys.
 
Side-note: Are you still running the Club Nintendo rewards thread? Holy shit it's been disappointing lately. December and January have been terrible. Can't wait for the new set of digital downloads.
 
At least they gave away those nice game cases. Did you snag one? I got an AC one because the multiple Links cover looked horrid.
 
As for Necro, no, he didn't attempt to kill me or anything (or ask for my blessing, but I don't blame him for that). I think it's kinda funny because I was really into Transformice for a while with someone, and  Necro reminds me of that person. A person who I wouldn't be surprised if they killed me in cold blood.





Ok......well has anyone actually bought Blood Knights on xbl. Just because it's recent doesn't mean no one bought it.

#2100 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9121 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 04 February 2014 - 06:44 AM

Ok......well has anyone actually bought Blood Knights on xbl. Just because it's recent doesn't mean no one bought it.

Well, of course not. I was just saying it was probably unlikely to find someone in here because they're both recent $15 games that didn't really see much hype (this is CHEAP ass gamer, after all). Hence why nobody's really commented on them. But I was letting you know there's a PC version that probably has had some buyers, in case no one here gives you an opinion.