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#106741 Tsel   The Dark Knight CAGiversary!   7625 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2019 - 01:34 AM

My only two purchases of the Steam sale were The Division and Yakuza 0. You're welcome.



#106742 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9165 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2019 - 02:59 AM

Well time to refund!



#106743 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5479 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 05 January 2019 - 11:30 AM

My only two purchases of the Steam sale were The Division and Yakuza 0. You're welcome.

If you got the Gold Edition (base game with season pass) I suggest just selling your new version and viewing it as a cheaper sale price... That season pass by itself isn't going to get any cheaper after they gave the base game away for free.

#106744 Zipomatic2   Really, Really Cheap CAGiversary!   526 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2019 - 04:51 PM

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#106745 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10563 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2019 - 09:16 PM

....and Yakuza 0 alone is worth February's admission price. 

Don't let your weeb-osity taint your CAG-osity.



#106746 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   812 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 05 January 2019 - 11:56 PM

If any thread regular isn't getting the current Monthly and wants a chance at a UPlay key for The Division, let me know. I say "chance" because the key may or may not have been redeemed already and I can't guarantee a successful activation. Yes, I know this sounds shady. But no, it isn't.

 

EDIT: Gone.



#106747 waabulo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1023 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2019 - 11:57 PM

I may be in the minority (No, I did not get Division during price glitch) but Division is a solid game.  It can be single or multi player.  I has a story line and plenty of side quests.  There are elements like a ARPG including a loot system, plenty of customization of guns etc.  Even after reaching level 30 there are things to do.  Easily this game can be played 40+ hours.

I have not played the Yakuza or similar games yet but it looks solid.

I am reminded with the talk on the Humble thread that I need to complete Sleeping Dogs.  I wish the sequel was not cancelled.



#106748 UberZerstorer   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   29 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

UberZerstorer

Posted 06 January 2019 - 12:39 AM

The Division is a fun game, played it a lot, but grinding on the higher levels can get tedious. Still, it's a great game if you can get it for cheap at this point.

#106749 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9165 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2019 - 01:03 AM

I played the Division before all the patches that supposedly fixed the game. It was a really pretty environment but everything else bored me a lot. Also at the time the scaling was so broken even if just a level apart. Torture to play multiplayer. Just felt super generic with not enough enemies and too many bullet sponges. I'm almost 1000% sure it's better after all the patches, but I was done before then. It has good shooting mechanics though. Just always felt super generic to me. i hope #2 is a lot better.



#106750 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5479 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 06 January 2019 - 04:43 AM

Eh, might just be me but I put way too much distinction in the first M to consider the Division to be an MMO. 24 people on a server doesn't seem to be that massive to me. Hell, your chances of them even being all in the same section of the map (like the DZ) is so unlikely you would really need to consider CoD MW to be a MMO since it has a leveling system and the same in game game economy as the Division... Which is none.

I honestly think as a named monthly title that the Gold Edition should have been the version given away... There's no need to divide the community via content. Last Stand suffers greatly from it. (And they realize it, scrimmage, the horde mode that I cannot think of the proper name of right now, was all free additions way late in the games life... and the no season pass in Div 2 shows it too.)

Granted, for most players the Gold Edition would likely be wasted... Its all endgame content.

In general the Division is in a way better spot than ever before I do suggest everyone try it. Or try it again for those from the pre 1.4 era.

#106751 deckmeup   ... CAGiversary!   171 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

deckmeup

Posted 06 January 2019 - 07:13 AM

too many bullet sponges..

That's my problem with a lot of these newer shooters that tries to add "RPG" elements for an excuse for grind I mean "character progression" for microtransactions to give you a sense of accomplishment.. I know, staples of MMOs and all but urgh.. I don't know how the game is now, but the streams I watched at release was horrid.

 

The last good FPS for me was perhaps Unreal Tournament and maybe Battlefield BC 2 or so on a Friendly Fire On server where people don't randomly blast everything everywhere and you actually had to move tactically.

 

After Borderlands (each difficulty level got progressively worse/amplified if you fall behind on "gear level"), I really dont wanna go thru the pain of shooting the same thing for 10+ mins watching its healthbar slowly dwindle down despite your damage going in the millions and billions again. The numbers inflation there was crazy. But at least in borderlands or other sci-fi FPS, you can sometimes have the excuse that you're shooting at metallic robots or shielded enemies etc...



#106752 MysterD   38 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   24459 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2019 - 02:34 PM

After Borderlands (each difficulty level got progressively worse/amplified if you fall behind on "gear level"), I really dont wanna go thru the pain of shooting the same thing for 10+ mins watching its healthbar slowly dwindle down despite your damage going in the millions and billions again. The numbers inflation there was crazy. But at least in borderlands or other sci-fi FPS, you can sometimes have the excuse that you're shooting at metallic robots or shielded enemies etc...

That's what's weird about The Division. It's a Tom Clancy game. For those kind of games, I do expect enemies to take many a shot or two or three - and it's done. The Clancy brand, in particular, is very realistic.

 

For The Division, though - it's fine w/ fighting regular enemies in a shootout, but any mini-bosses and boss fights are bullet sponge-fests, which just seems weird in a Clancy-branded game.

 

Still, though, despite my little realism complaint for a Clancy-branded game - I do like The Division quite a bit and do need to get back to it, at some point in time...



#106753 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5479 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 06 January 2019 - 04:05 PM

That's what's weird about The Division. It's a Tom Clancy game. For those kind of games, I do expect enemies to take many a shot or two or three - and it's done. The Clancy brand, in particular, is very realistic.

 

For The Division, though - it's fine w/ fighting regular enemies in a shootout, but any mini-bosses and boss fights are bullet sponge-fests, which just seems weird in a Clancy-branded game.

 

Still, though, despite my little realism complaint for a Clancy-branded game - I do like The Division quite a bit and do need to get back to it, at some point in time...

Honestly, the Tom Clancy name doesn't mean much to me on games...  Even his games with a quick time to kill have technology not of the current world.  Shooting someone more than once isn't a big complaint I have... and the epic sponginess of say 1.3 were undone long ago.  They nerfed elements that, while hurt, helped the game in the long run.

 

Anyhow, if you watch the videos of Div 2 you can see how the armor on elite enemies sort of disintegrates do to damage and if you shoot the same section over and over you will bypass it and kill the target quicker.  Hopefully, it helps for those who have that as a reasonable complaint.



#106754 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5479 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 06 January 2019 - 04:15 PM

Damn't meant to add this...  Has anyone been watching Anthem of late?  I guess they had a tech beta in December and the game is looking to hit its late February release date...  and with that they dropped a 15 minute gameplay video the other day.

 

 

I'm honestly not that impressed...  It looks rather good... but just seems so soulless to me.  Like it has no character and I kept help but fell like they are just pushing buttons to win...  No real aiming or whatnot.  Also the mission seems so basic that I hope this is some sort of side mission...  Nothing interesting happens.  (But why show off a 15 minute side mission?)

 

Anyhow, open beta in early February...  I'll try it before release and see what shakes out of it but with Div 2 release date less than a month later I don't see how two of these games works in my limited time and experience already tells me that Div 2 will likely be the superior product.



#106755 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10563 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2019 - 04:26 PM

All these games ape Borderlands and add tedious MMO features into the mix.  I'd rather wait for Borderlands 3.



#106756 JCAll   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1985 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2019 - 04:34 PM

All these games ape Borderlands and add tedious MMO features into the mix.  I'd rather wait for Borderlands 3.

Ha, it's funny because you think Borderlands 3 won't have tedious MMO features.



#106757 BossKey_Fox   Better Than You CAGiversary!   20778 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2019 - 05:12 PM

That's my problem with a lot of these newer shooters that tries to add "RPG" elements for an excuse for grind I mean "character progression" for microtransactions to give you a sense of accomplishment.. I know, staples of MMOs and all but urgh.. I don't know how the game is now, but the streams I watched at release was horrid.

 

The last good FPS for me was perhaps Unreal Tournament and maybe Battlefield BC 2 or so on a Friendly Fire On server where people don't randomly blast everything everywhere and you actually had to move tactically.

 

After Borderlands (each difficulty level got progressively worse/amplified if you fall behind on "gear level"), I really dont wanna go thru the pain of shooting the same thing for 10+ mins watching its healthbar slowly dwindle down despite your damage going in the millions and billions again. The numbers inflation there was crazy. But at least in borderlands or other sci-fi FPS, you can sometimes have the excuse that you're shooting at metallic robots or shielded enemies etc...

 

You're comparing two completely different genres with a Battlefield or UT and a BL or Division.  It's not a fair comparison.  You can still play BFV and get one-hit killed.  Jump into PUBG or R6 and it's the same or close to it.  

 

Division is an RPG shooter.  I'm not a huge fan of the genre either.   I like to shoot things in the head and they die.  I don't like stuff like ME or BLs where it's basically rng damage.  That said, despite being initially disappointed in The Division, I like it a lot.  I don't play it alot because grinding for weapons isn't my thing and I get confused by loadouts, etc, but the guns feel and shoot awesome in the game and if you level up your guy and give him the right loadout you can one hit enemies and get the game feeling like a more traditional shooter.  



#106758 pasports31   New Year's Resolution = Make a Dent in my Backlog CAGiversary!   8581 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2019 - 05:16 PM

Damn't meant to add this...  Has anyone been watching Anthem of late?  I guess they had a tech beta in December and the game is looking to hit its late February release date...  and with that they dropped a 15 minute gameplay video the other day.

 

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I'm sure Anthem will be fine and all, but I"ll be surprised if EA doesn't consider it a commercial failure in comparison to their internal expectations. There are so many of these "Games as a service" games out there now, and this just looks like Destiny with jet packs. Single player games like RDR2, Spiderman, God of War, etc have sold extremely well this year but companies like EA continue to chase the quasi-mmo risky endeavor holy grail 



#106759 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5479 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 06 January 2019 - 05:50 PM

I'm sure Anthem will be fine and all, but I"ll be surprised if EA doesn't consider it a commercial failure in comparison to their internal expectations. There are so many of these "Games as a service" games out there now, and this just looks like Destiny with jet packs. Single player games like RDR2, Spiderman, God of War, etc have sold extremely well this year but companies like EA continue to chase the quasi-mmo risky endeavor holy grail 

Oh, I agree.  Not sure why all these companies feel the need to chase the same thing...  There certainly isn't time to play them all to "completion" considering some of the elements they add to keep you playing for through the grind.



#106760 Master Miguel   Tired CAGiversary!   1320 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Master Miguel

Posted 06 January 2019 - 05:59 PM

Damn't meant to add this... Has anyone been watching Anthem of late? I guess they had a tech beta in December and the game is looking to hit its late February release date... and with that they dropped a 15 minute gameplay video the other day.

https://www.youtube....h?v=ye3aF_eNtUQ


I played the closed alpha in December and this is a mission straight out of it, that 15 minute demo gave no context on who you are or why you are looking for the guy that the alpha did give so there is more to it story wise.

I couldnt get into destiny but I really enjoyed my time in anthem, the mouse/keyboard controls for swimming and flying sucked but if they fix that up I think it could be a lot of fun assuming they dont microtransaction the hell out of it.

#106761 Kelkeen   \mm/ \mm/ CAGiversary!   742 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2019 - 06:15 PM

I look forward to going "oh right, Anthem is coming out!" in a month or so after promptly forgetting about it.



#106762 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5479 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 06 January 2019 - 06:57 PM

I played the closed alpha in December and this is a mission straight out of it, that 15 minute demo gave no context on who you are or why you are looking for the guy that the alpha did give so there is more to it story wise.
I couldnt get into destiny but I really enjoyed my time in anthem, the mouse/keyboard controls for swimming and flying sucked but if they fix that up I think it could be a lot of fun assuming they dont microtransaction the hell out of it.

That's good to hear. I'll be honest I don't think I've ever played a Bioware game for its mechanics so if the story suffers... Ugh, that could be really bad.1

#106763 pasports31   New Year's Resolution = Make a Dent in my Backlog CAGiversary!   8581 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2019 - 07:23 PM

I think it could be a lot of fun assuming they dont microtransaction the hell out of it.

sounds like you are not going to like anthem



#106764 JSweeney   ... CAGiversary!   11215 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

JSweeney

Posted 07 January 2019 - 02:16 AM

Companies still haven't learned that the copycat strategy almost always leads to failure.

 

Epic doesn't even know how they captured magic in a bottle. 

I don't know about that. Fortnite Battle Royale IS copycat behavior. 
Epic saw that PUBG was doing good business, so they crapped out a limited game mode from it's then incomplete Fortnite game to go head to head with PUBG so that they didn't just outright lose to a game that took control of the market space. 

Between being free and Epic having the reach and connections to go multiplatform and do so quickly, they got all the attention, got there quicker and to most of the mainstream media and non-enthusiast gamers, they've made it look like other people are the copycats. 

I think the lesson here is that if you're going to really push hard on "Game-as-a-Service" you need to it be free and ubiquitous- you need the meet the players where they are, not where you want to develop and sell to them. The exclusivity on Xbox One probably damned PUBG to "also ran" status as soon as Fortnite was able to be everywhere.

You then need to be able to capitalize and profit from it in other way.  Most of the "big boys" recent failures with trying push out Game-as-a-Service is that they want the $60 up front and then a constant stream of additional purchases for incomplete products. 
 



#106765 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   10911 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Syntax Error

Posted 07 January 2019 - 06:48 AM

Epic doesn't even know how they captured magic in a bottle. 

(1) Free

(2) On consoles while PUBG was still PC only

(3) Cartoon aesthetics

 

Those locked up the kiddie/teen market before PUBG could get their foot in the door



#106766 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   8584 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2019 - 07:20 AM

(1) Free

(2) On consoles while PUBG was still PC only

(3) Cartoon aesthetics

 

Those locked up the kiddie/teen market before PUBG could get their foot in the door

Add in a dash of Youtube/Twitch and you got a winner!



#106767 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5479 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 07 January 2019 - 09:04 AM

G-Sync coming to a Free-Sync monitor near you!

https://www.pcgamer....esync-monitors/

Nvidia announces the RTX 2060, more powerful than GTX 1070 Ti at $350.

https://www.pcgamer....0-release-date/

#106768 Detruire   Would have finished the dark skin first CAGiversary!   5406 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2019 - 09:33 AM

G-Sync coming to a Free-Sync monitor near you!

https://www.pcgamer....esync-monitors/

Great! It's just a pity that it took them so long to do so.



#106769 MysterD   38 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   24459 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2019 - 11:58 AM

G-Sync coming to a Free-Sync monitor near you!

https://www.pcgamer....esync-monitors/

Nvidia announces the RTX 2060, more powerful than GTX 1070 Ti at $350.

https://www.pcgamer....0-release-date/

That's awesome @ the whole G-Sync on FreeSync thing.

 

The more gamers that can experience the wonders of G-Sync (i.e. no input lag, smooth framerates especially when at higher framerates, no graphical tearing, etc ) - well, obviously, the better! :)

 

And "Wow" @ a xx60 card at that kind of pricing.

Aren't the xx70's usually in that range?



#106770 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10563 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2019 - 01:50 PM

That's awesome @ the whole G-Sync on FreeSync thing.

 

The more gamers that can experience the wonders of G-Sync (i.e. no input lag, smooth framerates especially when at higher framerates, no graphical tearing, etc ) - well, obviously, the better! :)

 

And "Wow" @ a xx60 card at that kind of pricing.

Aren't the xx70's usually in that range?

Yes (for reference I paid like $290 for my 770 on the Black Friday when they were the current-gen card).  And still only 6GB of RAM.  I'm sure AMD will beat that performance/price ratio in their upcoming announcement.