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#89821 Zipomatic2   Really, Really Cheap CAGiversary!   453 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 05:32 PM

So GMG has a Final Fantasy sale on...

 

As somebody who has never played an FF game (I have played RPGs like Witcher and stuff) would I like them and if I would, which one is a good one to get.

 

Not a big fan of "walking around and suddenly a random fight out of nowhere happens" are they like that?

 

I know nothing, so I shall bow to your superior knowledge (or failing that, what MysterD has to say) 


If it's not 75% off, or less that $10, I ain't buying it!


#89822 spoderman  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 05:46 PM

Carmageddon Max Damage is 75% off ($4.99) and comes with Max Pack for free. This is a historical low, good deal if you don't own it.


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#89823 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7811 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 05:50 PM

Does it play similar to the previous titles? I actually want Carmageddon 2k whatever it is called so sad it doesn't come with that for free (though it's on sale!).

 

Also on FF, almost all the games have random encounters. I can't vouch for the 13 trilogy, but the only FF games I remember without random encounters were FFXII (Not on sale or on PC)...and FFXI and FFXIV (MMORPG ones).



#89824 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   9650 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 05:52 PM

So GMG has a Final Fantasy sale on...

 

[...]which one is a good one to get.

Not 8 (or VIII or whatever)



#89825 warreni   Eminently punchable CAGiversary!   4981 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:01 PM

Carmageddon Max Damage is 75% off ($4.99) and comes with Max Pack for free. This is a historical low, good deal if you don't own it.


Thanks for posting, but I don't quite know how to feel about this. After the events of the weekend, I can't quite look at Carmageddon games the same way. When the first games came out 20 years ago, the idea of someone deliberately ramming a vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians in real life seemed absurd.

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#89826 elessar123  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:03 PM

Not a big fan of "walking around and suddenly a random fight out of nowhere happens" are they like that?

Easy answer. Don't get Final Fantasy.


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#89827 Troutyogurt   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   726 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:04 PM

Not a big fan of "walking around and suddenly a random fight out of nowhere happens" are they like that?

You probably won't like a lot of these games. You may like Type-0 since it doesn't have random encounters like you mentioned. Check out some videos.

Not 8 (or VIII or whatever)

I'm one of the few that really likes FF8. The PS1 final fantasy games are my favorite of the series (FF 7, 8, and 9).


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#89828 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   9650 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:07 PM

I didn't seriously mind it at the time but I couldn't recommend that anyone spend an hour on it in this age of game availability.



#89829 spoderman  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:09 PM

Versus Squad is another game at a historical low, 76% off ($1.91). Didn't notice it till I saw sasquatch's purchase on my activity feed


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#89830 sasquatc4   CAG in Limbo CAGiversary!   1444 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:13 PM

yea I had it sittin in my cart already and figured why not.  I think it went overlooked since on itad and other sites it got reported as 2.50, but i think there may be an extra discount for owning some other product



#89831 Waggles   What the funk n waggle you talkin' bout? CAGiversary!   4036 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:15 PM

Thanks for posting, but I don't quite know how to feel about this. After the events of the weekend, I can't quite look at Carmageddon games the same way. When the first games came out 20 years ago, the idea of someone deliberately ramming a vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians in real life seemed absurd.

I was just gonna say wait for bundle, but now you bummed me out.

 

 

Wait, when did this sale start? Is this just the most egregious sales promotion in history, or a horrible coincidence?


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#89832 spoderman  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:15 PM

yea I had it sittin in my cart already and figured why not.  I think it went overlooked since on itad and other sites it got reported as 2.50, but i think there may be an extra discount for owning some other product

Yeah I think you're right. Nation Red loyalty discount maybe?


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#89833 archibishopofBAH   Insidious and insipid. CAGiversary!   4000 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:16 PM

yea I had it sittin in my cart already and figured why not.  I think it went overlooked since on itad and other sites it got reported as 2.50, but i think there may be an extra discount for owning some other product

Probably Nation Red as its basically a sequel to it.

 

A few of us got it over summer sale and bro'd it a few weeks ago. Its not bad, but Nation Red is better. Versus Squad adds this "building" mechanism to the game that makes it a bit convoluted where you build traps and walls and stuff to stop the zombies from getting to their goal. It was fun, but I prefer Nation Red for its simplicity. Id definitely play more VS, but its a weaker game. 



#89834 warreni   Eminently punchable CAGiversary!   4981 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:18 PM

I was just gonna say wait for bundle, but now you bummed me out.
 
 
Wait, when did this sale start? Is this just the most egregious sales promotion in history, or a horrible coincidence?


I was actually wondering the same thing. The funny thing is that I've been thinking about writing a blog post about this specific topic (Carmageddon and Charlottesville) for the last day or two and here comes Stainless Steel putting the new game on sale.

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#89835 spoderman  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:19 PM

Wait, when did this sale start? Is this just the most egregious sales promotion in history, or a horrible coincidence?

I think it started when the sales normally switch over, so about an hour and 20 minutes ago.


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#89836 spoderman  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:56 PM

So the real reason We Happy Few increased in price is probably because it's now published by Gearbox lol

 

http://steamcommunit...940000444261424

 

It'll be getting bumped up in price again on release btw. $50.99 now vs. $60 on release.


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#89837 Jeebus81   CAG in Perpetuity CAGiversary!   154 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:07 PM

...listening to someone moving around down below me...

This is something I've wondered about.  I've heard how footsteps can give people away but how do you know which direction they're coming from?  Is there an on-screen indicator or do you actually hear them coming from a certain direction (and does that require some sort of surround setup)?


Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.


#89838 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   9650 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:35 PM

So the real reason We Happy Few increased in price is probably because it's now published by Gearbox lol

 

It'll be getting bumped up in price again on release btw. $50.99 now vs. $60 on release.

lolnope.  If I was waiting on a sale when it was ~30, I sure as balls ain't paying $60

 

This is something I've wondered about.  I've heard how footsteps can give people away but how do you know which direction they're coming from?  Is there an on-screen indicator or do you actually hear them coming from a certain direction (and does that require some sort of surround setup)?

You just need to hear it.  I don't think my headphones are surround sound but I can usually hear well enough in game to pick out the direction of gunshots, vehicles and, by the time someone is close enough to hear footsteps, you probably have a good idea.  Of course, even without bona fide Surround Sound, just having headphones on helps determine direction.  In the case of hearing someone downstairs, you can also hear doors opening and stuff so it pretty easy to tell that someone else is in your building, especially when you're crouched and silent/still.

 

Versus Squad was a pretty good game although, as Bah said, I think Nation Red is still better at what it does.  Ironically, I played some VS solo and it was better in a way because you get all the cash for defense purchases rather than 2-4 people all buying a few things each and there's no timer between waves.  I assume multiplayer has a timer to keep one guy from screwing up the game by idling.  I do like VS's characters that you can level up and buy permanent perks for -- it's nice to have favorite perks always at your disposal instead of hoping they come up in game.  Also, I left a review for the game on Steam which was thumbs up but not a glowing "buy now" and the devs responded and said they were always open to suggestions.  So that was classy.



#89839 BMXJouster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1036 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:42 PM

So the real reason We Happy Few increased in price is probably because it's now published by Gearbox lol

 

http://steamcommunit...940000444261424

 

It'll be getting bumped up in price again on release btw. $50.99 now vs. $60 on release.

 

Not only that, but the game isn't going to officially release until April 2018 now.  And apparently a Season Pass is being added.

 

Gearbox really has become a cancer in the game industry.



#89840 indef  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:48 PM

I'm still waiting for Nation Red to get bundled, but now I have to wait for it to get bundled so I can get a discount on Versus Squad?  This sucks.



#89841 waabulo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   745 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:56 PM

Not only that, but the game isn't going to officially release until April 2018 now.  And apparently a Season Pass is being added.

 

Gearbox really has become a cancer in the game industry.

This is what I was afraid of; some greedy publisher coming along and being greedy.  $50-60 asking price bad enough, but now Season pass is on the table as well.



#89842 spoderman  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:12 PM

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I don't think that's how it works..


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#89843 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   9650 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:16 PM

You mean now we can get a AAA title from Gearbox instead of a quirky indie game?  Will it be as awesome as Colonial Marines?  I'm excited!



#89844 elessar123  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:33 PM

Na, it'll be as awesome as Battleborne. Colonial Marines sucked.


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#89845 warreni   Eminently punchable CAGiversary!   4981 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:47 PM

Has Steam been acting wonky for anyone today?

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#89846 spoderman  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 09:12 PM

Looks like the dev is offering beer tier KS backers a digital copy of the game, so I guess that's the cheapest price it's been (around $8 CAD which converts to $6ish USD today). Anyone that backed gets the season pass for free too, but dunno if that applies to the beer tier.


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#89847 MysterD   "Iconic" VRAM-Fanatic + DRM-Free Toaster CAGiversary!   22464 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 09:48 PM

Not 8 (or VIII or whatever)

 

I've played on NES the original FF1.

And on PSX, I have played FF5+6+7+8+9.

 

FF8 was disappointing - especially after how great FF7 was (i.e. the one people cite as one of the best FF's namely). I didn't like FF8's huge emphasis on constantly using Summons (those can be long-winded and might give you the feeling they do a lot of the work for you if you don't master how to Junction); Junction system wasn't my favorite system; Drawing (i.e. stealing) Spells (to learn them and allows more uses of that spell in your pool) was cool but shouldn't have been the main focus on how to learn & use magic; Squall is way too annoying & whiny for a lead (for most of the game); and the story stuff falls apart and is a mess after the first Act and the first awesome plot twist in the story; and the build-up for the final villain is a complete waste by the end of the story.

 

I loved FF6+7+9 - to me, these are FF at its best. Really fun turn-based combat (these are usually active time-based and/or a turn-based system) with great story & characters. Personally, for me: FF6 is my favorite FF.

 

FF5 is really good b/c of the Job class system (i.e. learn multiple character class roles), but its story & characters just aren't my favorite FF. It's still good - but I prefer FF6+7+9.

 

I liked FF13 (Part 1), but it's a much different FF game. So, keep that in mind when going in, if you plan to play. Still ain't finished it up - but for the first 15 hours or so that I played, it's very linear & there really ain't any towns. Supposedly, it does open up a bit later - ain't hit that point yet.

 

It feels very heavy w/ dungeon-crawling with FF-style combat . Since there's no towns, you basically hit-up Vending Machines (which also are save spots). You have a cool job-like system (called Paradigms) that you switch on-the-fly and characters slink into different roles when in combat. To me, this is the real fun of the game - this combat system's a blast.

 

There are lots of characters. FF13-1 constantly forces you with using different characters for different chapters of the story - really keeps the gameplay, combat, and story fresh. I really do love the story, characters, & combat system - once this stuff actually really gets going some 5 hours into the game (i.e. when they introduce Paradigms). You probably should read the Codex for Summaries of each Chapter & to learn the game's lingo (b/c it uses a lot of its own terms and you will need to know who is who and what is what), just to make things a lot easier & clearer for you.

 

Also, the game is just down-right beautiful artistically. FF games never seem to disappoint in this regard.


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#89848 warreni   Eminently punchable CAGiversary!   4981 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 09:54 PM

Looks like the dev is offering beer tier KS backers a digital copy of the game, so I guess that's the cheapest price it's been (around $8 CAD which converts to $6ish USD today). Anyone that backed gets the season pass for free too, but dunno if that applies to the beer tier.


Yeah, I thought this at least was generous of them.

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#89849 indef  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:01 PM

I'm still waiting for Nation Red to get bundled, but now I have to wait for it to get bundled so I can get a discount on Versus Squad? This sucks.


Thanks to notorious CAG villain rcsample for giving me a copy of Nation Red.

Please remind me to never again qualify a potential purchase publicly.

#89850 MysterD   "Iconic" VRAM-Fanatic + DRM-Free Toaster CAGiversary!   22464 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:23 PM

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