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#94411 BossKey_Fox   Better Than You CAGiversary!   20890 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2017 - 03:22 PM

Let's consult ITAD on Black Flag:
Black Flag (base) - https://isthereanyde...reedivblackflag
Freedom Cry DLC - https://isthereanyde...creedfreedomcry
Black Flag Gold - https://isthereanyde...flaggoldedition

UbiSoft has a history of pricing-up their games on Steam, but selling their games cheaper that use only their own service UPlay. Only way you can get a Steam-version of AC4: BF right now is through Steam directly - so, keep that also in mind. Remember, Steam's the most popular PC gaming digital service and also that Valve takes around 30% or so of every sale on Steam - so UbiSoft often now over-charge on Steam versions of their games, these days.

Non-Steam versions (i.e. UPlay only versions) of Black Flag have hit as low as $5.22, according to ITAD.
AC4: BF has been $5 historically, but nothing on ITAD in there says which one hit $5. So, maybe it was GMG or Nuuvem, who pretty much I think is no longer tracked by ITAD?
Black Flag Gold has been $7.72 - but again, not listed where; so it could've been GMG or Nuuvem.
AC4: Freedom Cry has been $2.49 before.

I don't recommend you play many UbiSoft style games, - in a row, one after another...especially AC titles themselves, in particular, since they come out often yearly or every 2 years. Space 'em out. Otherwise, you might catch onto the formula very quickly or really run tired of the series very fast. They really don't change much in their games per iteration, TBH.


You can go to price history and show specifically what the pricing was on steam. The current price is the historical low for the Steam version. I don't know if it'll hit $5 on steam any time soon.

Also, I think Freedom Cry and one other DLC for BF have stand alone versions that can be bought.

#94412 MysterD   38 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   24622 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2017 - 03:27 PM

I would suspect the same price as you see right now.

Agreed.

 

Black Flag is one of their better games in the series.

 

It's not really much of an AC title, TBH - as it feels like you do more pirate-y things than say typical AC stuff. TBH, that was probably for the better though - as it's the best AC titles since AC2 & ACB. It just does so many different things w/ the naval stuff there and that also breaks-up the constant traversal from running around that was beat-to-death in earlier AC's, that it's just a lot of fun from that naval stuff alone.

 

For me, AC looks like this:

AC2 = ACB > AC4 & FC > AC: Syndicate > AC3 > AC Revelations > AC1.

 

Keep in mind, I have not finished AC Unity; have not even started Rogue & Liberation; and don't own AC: Origins yet.

 

I suspect, for me, Unity might be somewhere b/t AC3 and AC1. As beautiful as it looks and while the story did seem good, I just...wasn't very fond of its gameplay, as it's more of the beat-to-death AC2 gameplay that's been tiring the series out. Would have to finish it up, to throw it in my AC placement list.



#94413 dracula   i'll buy that for a dolla CAGiversary!   4982 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2017 - 03:50 PM

Thanks for the responses, I’ll probably wait for now instead of adding another game to the steam backlog, but I will definitely make it my next steam purchase, probably

#94414 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   Nearing puberty. CAGiversary!   1532 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 04:04 PM

Honestly, I didn't really care much for Black Flag. The naval stuff did nothing for me. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯



#94415 Waggles   What the funk n waggle you talkin' bout? CAGiversary!   4208 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2017 - 04:23 PM

Honestly, I didn't really care much for Black Flag. The naval stuff did nothing for me. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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#94416 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10639 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2017 - 05:58 PM

Personally waiting for the AC Humble Bundle... or did I miss it because it was Ubisoft only?



#94417 MysterD   38 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   24622 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2017 - 06:25 PM

Honestly, I didn't really care much for Black Flag. The naval stuff did nothing for me. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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#94418 Blade   Imminently Punchable CAGiversary!   14433 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2017 - 06:26 PM

Personally waiting for the AC Humble Bundle... or did I miss it because it was Ubisoft only?

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#94419 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   10943 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 06:30 PM

That was the bundle that amusingly offered Unity in its $15 tier but didn't include Black Flag, suggesting that Ubi acknowledged Unity's trash status.

#94420 blueArcana   Too fast for freedom CAGiversary!   995 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 06:32 PM

Honestly, I didn't really care much for Black Flag. The naval stuff did nothing for me. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

But what if it took place....in space!

 

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#94421 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   10943 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 07:02 PM

I liked the naval stuff because, in my heart of hearts, I'd rather be playing a slick modern version of Sid Meier's Pirates! than an Assassin's Creed game.



#94422 archibishopofBAH   Insidious and insipid. CAGiversary!   4243 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 07:10 PM

If you are getting Black Flag....no matter what you do, make sure you get Freedom Cry DLC at some point in time. Whether you buy Freedom Cry alone now or later; or you say decide to buy the Season Pass or Gold Edition just to get Freedom Cry - yeah, it's very good and shouldn't be missed. Can't go wrong w/ Freedom Cry DLC. The story and character development is really good, especially in the 4-7 hours it might last you.  Freedom Cry's a great DLC.

You literally just said the same exact thing 5x.



#94423 Electroplasm   Destroy Erase Improve CAGiversary!   1673 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 07:21 PM

Read up on it and it sounds like you should be fine as long as this meets your needs:

The BN450M is designed to maximize runtime for devices such as multiple PCs and television equipment that consume high amounts of power. After these devices are safely shut down, the BN450M continues to run low power loads (such as home networking equipment) for over 3 hours during extended outages.

thanks. Bought the $25 apc 450VA but i think i will return it and get a better unit for $60-$90. The 450VA does not seem like it would reliably handle pc and monitor etc

#94424 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   10943 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 07:28 PM

Here's my $100 Fakey Haul

 

Assassin's Creed Origins Gold Edition

Resident Evil 7 + Season Pass

The Evil Within 2

Dishonored 2

Day of Infamy

Technomancer

 

Plus a generous soul tossed me a copy of The Turing Test

 

Used up all but 3 zGold and cashed in my Blue Coins as well.  I'm officially tapped out.  I have something like 23,000 zSilver to cash in for Target or eBay gift cards once Razer restocks.



#94425 MysterD   38 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   24622 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2017 - 07:29 PM

You literally just said the same exact thing 5x.

Did I really? Are you sure? I don't know. Do you know?

[5x shrugs]



#94426 Electroplasm   Destroy Erase Improve CAGiversary!   1673 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

Electroplasm

Posted 26 November 2017 - 07:39 PM

Does cs:go ever go cheaper than $10 and why does it have an Autumn 2016 discount label next to the add to cart button?

#94427 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   10943 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 07:42 PM

I don't think CS:GO gets especially cheap these days to discourage people using cheap copies to circumvent VAC bans.

 

But then you also can't stock up and hoard cheap gift copies any longer so maybe they'll be more willing to discount these days.



#94428 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   4395 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2017 - 09:32 PM

Did I really? Are you sure? I don't know. Do you know?
[5x shrugs]


Wait. Toasters don't have shoulders!

#94429 hal   Game Hoarder CAGiversary!   5687 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2017 - 10:01 PM

My "haul", such as it is:

 

But first, let me say, I spent a great deal of time looking at my wishlist in Enhanced Steam and a majority of items have been cheaper. Not last year or during the big sales... but this year! I assume that lends weight to the theory that publishers dislike big discounts for extended time periods.

 

Come on Steam, ditch the vanilla sales and come up with something new. Other retailers are killing them with better deals via quicker sales because of Valve's reluctance to provide customer service.

 

A side note: be sure to check the Steam Complete the Bundles on SteamDB

 

My crap:

Hard West + DLC
Anomaly (Complete the Bundle)
Defense Zone 3 (Complete the Bundle)
Hero Siege DLC

Cursed Treasure 2

 

Total Spent: $8 :oldman:



#94430 DotDotGoose  

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 10:03 PM

The Valve Complete pack isn't a bad deal. ~$22 if you don't already own any of those games. Less if you do. 
 



#94431 MysterD   38 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   24622 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2017 - 10:11 PM

Wait. Toasters don't have shoulders!

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#94432 MysterD   38 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   24622 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2017 - 10:19 PM

My haul so far:

https://www.cheapass...oom/?p=13886891

 

Steam Sale - Autumn Sale 2017 Haul:

 

Steam:

Virginia: Special Edition (game + soundtrack) = $1.11

 

Elsewhere:

Newegg - Prey (2017) [Steam-game # 1900] = $16.99



#94433 Corto Maltese   He Who Asks Many Questions CAGiversary!   389 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 10:49 PM

I'm thinking of buying XCOM 2 War of the Chosen. Is it at a good price for the sale or wait for a better price?



#94434 plus1zero   The wall just got 10 feet higher CAGiversary!   6699 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2017 - 10:52 PM

Why does dark souls iii’s season pass never go on sale for PC? It’s on sale for consoles all the time

#94435 MysterD   38 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   24622 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2017 - 11:02 PM

Why does dark souls iii’s season pass never go on sale for PC? It’s on sale for consoles all the time

ITAD says Dark Souls III: Season Pass has been $12.40 before on WinGameStore before any vouchers at its lowest:

https://isthereanyde...lsiiiseasonpass

 

Also, Humble Store and IndieGala Store have both had DkS3: Season Pass at $12.49 in the past.



#94436 plus1zero   The wall just got 10 feet higher CAGiversary!   6699 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2017 - 11:44 PM

Thanks, I’ll keep a lookout for it then

#94437 MysterD   38 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   24622 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2017 - 12:02 AM

Anyone have any thoughts on Stories: The Path of Destinies?



#94438 vherub   x CAGiversary!   3437 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2017 - 12:24 AM

played it on ps4, enjoyable. short, but requires multiple playthroughs. Solid narration and control scheme.



#94439 rcsample   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   4520 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2017 - 02:22 AM



enjoyable. short, but requires multiple playthroughs. Solid narration and control scheme.


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#94440 Vooyah   Sporadic At Best CAGiversary!   387 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2017 - 02:41 AM

Is Deus Ex: Mankind Divided + Season pass worth $9.44? Lot of (warranted) hate for the DLC, but the game as a whole worthy?