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#106411 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25885 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 12:05 AM

 
+1 to this

I would say that these are the essential DLCs from these packs: Citadel, Mark of the Assassin, From Ashes, and Lair of the Shadow Broker. Any one of them, frankly, makes the pack worth the price of admission. The weakest of these is the Dragon Age, because the others in that pack are mediocre at best.

Curious: what makes Mark of the Assassin DLC so much better than Legacy DLC?



#106412 Master Miguel   Tired CAGiversary!   1447 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Master Miguel

Posted 23 December 2018 - 12:22 AM

Thanks for the dlc input guys, now I am debating spending another $31 on dlc for games I've had in my backlog for years and years.  This little voice in my head tells me its a bad idea, but what does he know anyway?



#106413 pasports31   New Year's Resolution = Make a Dent in my Backlog CAGiversary!   8826 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 12:23 AM

Thanks for the dlc input guys, now I am debating spending another $31 on dlc for games I've had in my backlog for years and years.  This little voice in my head tells me its a bad idea, but what does he know anyway?

why haven't you played the mass effect games yet



#106414 waabulo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1053 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 12:36 AM

Spoder commented that Origin/EA would have a Humble bundle soon.  If I wanted to replay ME2 and such again, I would be glad to pick up the DLC packs.  I picked up Star Wars Battle Front 2 to play the SP campaign as $4.5 (plus tax) was fine and picked up Battlefield 1 with DLCs when it was $5.  ME Adnromeda for $4 even though it goes to EA is also a great deal.  For the rest of EA titles through Origin for a bundle, I just do not have a lot of interest.  I was be interested to see what they would put into a bundle.  Top tier would probably include Battlefield 5 for $30.



#106415 hostyl1   Rejoice commoners! CAGiversary!   3080 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 12:40 AM

I played mass effect 1 and about 1/3 of the second one probably 10 years ago or so and have been meaning to finish off the trilogy but havent.

Like others have said, for  ME2, Lair of the Shadow Broker and the Arrival are pretty much *must dos* for the overall story. The Kasumi DLC I really liked because I really liked the character. Also, depending on your class (I chose Sentinel) you get a very good SMG much earlier than you could otherwise if you do the DLC right away. Zaheed is also okay.

I'm in the middle of ME3 now, about to start the "Omega" DLC and have already decided the "From Ashes" DLC was worth it (and worth doing early) as it gives fresh perspective to the story.

 

How was the Kasumi DLC for ME2?

As stated above, I think Kasumi is a great character. The mission itself was fun an a bit different than the main loyalty missions as it involves a 'heist' of sorts.

 

Thanks for the dlc input guys, now I am debating spending another $31 on dlc for games I've had in my backlog for years and years.  This little voice in my head tells me its a bad idea, but what does he know anyway?

I'm just playing through the series now after buying the first one as a *preorder* on 360 but got backlogged due to the original Assassin's Creed. Now coming to ME3, I have no problem buying all the story DLCs (unfortunately at full prices on 360; mitigated by bing points). That being said, there *is* enough game in the games to feel complete without it, I just wanted to be in that galaxy a little longer.



#106416 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   11057 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 12:41 AM

Mass Effect games worked okay as third-person-over-the-shoulder adventure games.  The action/combat, however, was pretty mediocre.  And the level design (endless corridors) tedious.



#106417 agentghost   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5167 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 12:45 AM

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#106418 pasports31   New Year's Resolution = Make a Dent in my Backlog CAGiversary!   8826 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 01:01 AM

Mass Effect games worked okay as third-person-over-the-shoulder adventure games.  The action/combat, however, was pretty mediocre.  And the level design (endless corridors) tedious.

Translating from Mooby language this means it's great



#106419 warreni   Eminently punchable CAGiversary!   5690 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 01:16 AM

Curious: what makes Mark of the Assassin DLC so much better than Legacy DLC?


I don't remember actually playing Legacy, but in addition to a solid story, I think Tallis is great. If you're not a fan of Felicia Day, your mileage may vary.
The Exiled Prince is okay, but I honestly didn't think Vael contributed that much to the game or that he was very interesting as a character.

#106420 synnarc   Lord of the VRAM CAGiversary!   1579 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 01:26 AM

Anyone have thoughts on Hitman 2 or Monster Hunter World?

I put a couple of hundred hours into MHW on the PS4 and then bought it again at the PC launch. It's a great game as long as you like games with slow but rewarding progression. The combat takes a bit to get use to but the variety of weapons and the ability to switch at any time keep it fresh. 



#106421 DrR0Ck   Grammar Ass CAGiversary!   1834 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 02:21 AM

I put a couple of hundred hours into MHW on the PS4 and then bought it again at the PC launch. It's a great game as long as you like games with slow but rewarding progression. The combat takes a bit to get use to but the variety of weapons and the ability to switch at any time keep it fresh. 

I tried MHW, but the combat put me off.  Should I stick it out?  will I come to enjoy the combat?  It feels kind of like fighting game level of complicated which I really don't have the patience for.



#106422 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5133 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 03:33 AM


So you hated it then....

Probably, yeah. I like it and I have close to 600 hours logged.

#106423 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5133 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 03:39 AM

I tried MHW, but the combat put me off. Should I stick it out? will I come to enjoy the combat? It feels kind of like fighting game level of complicated which I really don't have the patience for.


You don’t have to have that kind of twitch reflex counting frames mastery, but you do need to learn when to dodge/guard. You CAN eventually make a build with enough defense to tank even most of the tougher monsters, but you’re never going to beat them if you’re being thrown around the field the whole mission. As long as you get the hang of monster patterns and can keep out of the way of most of the attacks—it does take time to learn if you aren’t used to that kind of thing, but it’s not an SNK boss or Dark Souls learning curve—you can have fun with it, assuming you like the gameplay.

#106424 weretable   Its the end of the world and I feel fine CAGiversary!   1016 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

weretable

Posted 23 December 2018 - 03:50 AM

Why on earth does Origin not have a shopping cart?  If a person wants to buy more than one thing on sale they have to do it one at a time.  Great way to get false fraud alerts on your cc too.



#106425 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25885 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 04:19 AM

B/c it's EA. It's in the game...not the service!



#106426 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25885 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 04:20 AM

Bluesnews - Beyond Good & Evil 2 is an online-only game.

You can play it solo, but you'll have to be online at all times to do so.

But, the game's (supposedly) really built to be played online for its seamless navigation, Dynamic updates/Live updates, and to play with friends.



#106427 waabulo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1053 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 04:26 AM

Why on earth does Origin not have a shopping cart?  If a person wants to buy more than one thing on sale they have to do it one at a time.  Great way to get false fraud alerts on your cc too.

Origin has the worst shopping site for me.  I am not a fan of trying to find a price as they want you to sub to Origin Access.  Uplay even has a better site.  I even paid tax on Starwars Battlefront 2 through Amazon as I did not want to buy directly through EA/Origin.  I am going to buy ME Andromeda for $4 through the site though as Amazon has not matched.



#106428 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25885 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 04:33 AM

Fallout 76 owners, you're going to get Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics for free next month:

https://www.pcgamer....ree-next-month/



#106429 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25885 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 04:46 AM

Owners of Subnautica: Epic Store version been using Steam Forums to get support on getting the game to run & even a dev chimed in:

https://www.pcgamer....autica-support/



#106430 pasports31   New Year's Resolution = Make a Dent in my Backlog CAGiversary!   8826 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 04:49 AM

Bluesnews - Beyond Good & Evil 2 is an online-only game.

You can play it solo, but you'll have to be online at all times to do so.

But, the game's (supposedly) really built to be played online for its seamless navigation, Dynamic updates/Live updates, and to play with friends.

oh nice, this is exactly what people were looking for out of bge2, just like how an always online play w/friends game is totally what people wanted from fo76

 

 

Fallout 76 owners, you're going to get Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics for free next month:

https://www.pcgamer....ree-next-month/

nice, getting 20 year old crpgs is really going to make up for their dumpster fire of a game



#106431 JCAll   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1990 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 05:01 AM

I just wanna smack me from 15 years ago for ever getting me hyped up for Beyond Good and Evil 2.



#106432 JCAll   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1990 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 05:05 AM

Fallout 76 owners, you're going to get Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics for free next month:

https://www.pcgamer....ree-next-month/

Already got those for free from GOG years ago when they delisted them for some reason and decided to hand them out to basically everyone.

Why you no when?



#106433 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25885 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 05:09 AM

Already got those for free from GOG years ago when they delisted them for some reason and decided to hand them out to basically everyone.

Why you no when?

I've had Fallout 2 from retail not too long after release.

And later, I got Fallout 1 & 2 and Tactics from GOG.

Got Fallout 1 on Steam for free.



#106434 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25885 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 05:37 AM

oh nice, this is exactly what people were looking for out of bge2, just like how an always online play w/friends game is totally what people wanted from fo76

Amen, I'm so tired of this trend.

 

Seems like AAA companies, dev's and pub's, want to stick online-only onto everything - to support online-only DRM, prevent piracy, set-up MTX's, set-up for Live Updates/Service, and other non-sense.

 

I'm so tired of this trend. I just want to play my game, no matter what's going on with my end of the connection and/or what's going on w/ their end (on their servers).

 

This can't be cheap, maintaining servers for every buyer to play the game on.

 

I always thought Diablo 2 had the best idea: play offline or offline, your choice/option. I just wish they found a way to keep cheating-out when they employ the choice to let players go either online or online, in which this seems like the only good thing to come from Diablo 3 PC being online-only as it kept cheating down.

 

I'm okay w/ companies creating new franchises and sticking those w/ online-only, as I don't have any attachment to these. Yet, they keep taking Single-Player franchises like Elder Scrolls (with ESO) Fallout (with Fallout 76), and now BG&E (with BG&E2) - and making them online-only. Really growing tired of this trend.

 

nice, getting 20 year old crpgs is really going to make up for their dumpster fire of a game

LOL. I have this funny feeling this "olive branch", it will be given away on the Bethesda Store/Launcher and not Steam.

 

It's a nice gesture to give away free stuff and all - but, I don't think most people playing FO76 are looking for those classics...or long-term fans probably might already own these elsewhere (Steam, GOG, or retail).

 

They really need to fix/revamp/rework FO76.



#106435 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   8993 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 05:46 AM

Yeah, Thanks to Bethesda for giving away to F76 owners the games that Interplay gave away to everyone right before they weren't going to have the license anymore.



#106436 FissFiss   Meow CAGiversary!   8643 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 06:28 AM

Got FO 76 for free....still sitting wrapped in my closet.  Either giving it away to a friend or throwing that POS in the trash.



#106437 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5899 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 23 December 2018 - 07:21 AM

Yeah, Thanks to Bethesda for giving away to F76 owners the games that Interplay gave away to everyone right before they weren't going to have the license anymore.

I think you're not reading enough into it... Bethesda is admitting they don't know how to make a proper Fallout game so they're giving the best ones ever to true Fallout fans...

#106438 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25885 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 01:38 PM

I think you're not reading enough into it... Bethesda is admitting they don't know how to make a proper Fallout game so they're giving the best ones ever to true Fallout fans...

Personally, I thought they did fine w/ Fallout 3 and FO4: Far Harbor DLC.

 

If they want to do MP, they should stick optional co-op play into something like FO3 or FO4 - where we have story, NPC's, choices, and the usual FO stuff.

 

EDIT:

Got FO 76 for free....still sitting wrapped in my closet.  Either giving it away to a friend or throwing that POS in the trash.

We're "friends", right? ;)

You got the PC version, right? ;)



#106439 Blade   This is the way CAGiversary!   14968 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 02:48 PM

Got FO 76 for free....still sitting wrapped in my closet.  Either giving it away to a friend or throwing that POS in the trash.

I have an Xbox, you can send it to me.

 

O.o

 


Fallout 76 owners, you're going to get Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics for free next month:
 
See, I would rent the game on Redbox with a free code and start it up just to get the games since I don't own them...but I'm never using Bethesda Launcher. That shit can burn in hell.


#106440 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11169 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Syntax Error

Posted 23 December 2018 - 04:36 PM

Owners of Subnautica: Epic Store version been using Steam Forums to get support on getting the game to run & even a dev chimed in:

https://www.pcgamer....autica-support/

But Epic told me that it was such a great thing that they don't host forums.

 

Well, great for the developers and for Epic.  Pro-Consumer!