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#109561 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9156 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2019 - 05:32 PM

Is the game any good?  I only ever played Aladdin back in the day and loved that one. 

The original NES game is beloved.  A lot of that was the midi music themes and early-era metroidvania (with stage jumping; not one continuous world) and exploration-based gameplay.  I'm not sure how the remastered version measures up though.

 

 

click "transylvania" and "the moon".   Ducktales had a soundtrack comparable to the early Megaman games.  Some of the presentation and structure was also similar to Megaman to a lesser extent.  They were both made by Capcom whom was a NES powerhouse. 



#109562 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9156 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2019 - 05:50 PM

Looks like Humble is having a whole Capcom Week Sale.

 

The Disney Afternoon collection is what you want if you're interested in the definitive versions of those classic NES games like Ducktales and Chip & Dale.  But the Ducktales HD remaster is an obvious price mistake and historical low. 



#109563 inm8num2   The result is quite fresh and quality. CAGiversary!   3229 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2019 - 06:10 PM

Just a heads up: Ducktales Remastered is $1.64 (67% off) at Humble. No idea why they have the regular price set at $5 when everyone else is still at $15.

That game is pretty much always discounted to $4.94 (67% off) in Steam sales, so that definitely seems like an error. Or it's a bundle sacrifice trap, the game will be in the $1 tier of an upcoming Capcom HB, and we'll all hang our heads in shame.

 

Bought!



#109564 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1191 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 06:23 PM

I liked the HD remaster a lot and it's a faithful version of the game, but the original is still the superior of the two IMO. It's nice hearing Alan Young lend his voice to Scrooge for one of the final times, but by the end of the game I was mostly tired of the story cutscenes, which are thankfully skippable but occur far too often regardless.



#109565 weretable   Its the end of the world and I feel fine CAGiversary!   1016 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 06:45 PM

Honestly, I think that's because there haven't really been very many good big-budget PC games over the last two years.  Certainly not many things that warrant anything close to resembling a full-price purchase.  The vast majority of my GOTY candidates from '17 and '18 were all on consoles.   Plus everyone knows not to pay full price or even 50% off for the Indie darlings because they often headline the Humble Monthlies.  Even the number of noteworthy Indie titles has slowed down quite a bit.   One of the biggest Indies from last year was Return of the Obra Dinn and that doesn't even really interest me at all.  But the PC gamers I know, talk to, and discussions that I follow haven't been paying for things like Celeste, Into the Breach, The Messenger, Hades, Moonlighter, or Gris. A massive amount of people are even buying those types of Indie games on the Switch now!  Nobody saw that magnitude of success coming from that system.  Look how awesome Divinity II is, and how many people paid for that?  How many of you bought Nier or Cuphead??  Everyone is in a wait and see approach.  Fear of buyers remorse runs rampant because any game could become free at any given moment.  Games like Fortnite and Apex Legends have risen to dominance in big part because they are free. 

 

Celeste has sat on my wishlist because I am not sure it is my cup of tea even though people keep telling me how great it is.   But I did buy Divinity II, Into the Breach, The Messenger, Moonlighter, Nier and Cuphead.  We will not talk about how many I have actually managed to play for any real amount of time.  I mean I never buy a game that is barely discounted and say "I'll play that in a year or so" but I see something shiny and forget about my lack of free time and backlog.  

 

Although I also buy the games I want to see more of early on even if I don't expect to play them for a while.  Like 3/4 of the shmups I have bought on Steam I already have on other platforms and who knows if/when I'll load them up on Steam but I just shrug and buy them anyway because it is a niche that I love and I want more of them released. 



#109566 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9156 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2019 - 07:13 PM

Celeste has sat on my wishlist because I am not sure it is my cup of tea even though people keep telling me how great it is.   But I did buy Divinity II, Into the Breach, The Messenger, Moonlighter, Nier and Cuphead.  We will not talk about how many I have actually managed to play for any real amount of time.  I mean I never buy a game that is barely discounted and say "I'll play that in a year or so" but I see something shiny and forget about my lack of free time and backlog.  

 

Although I also buy the games I want to see more of early on even if I don't expect to play them for a while.  Like 3/4 of the shmups I have bought on Steam I already have on other platforms and who knows if/when I'll load them up on Steam but I just shrug and buy them anyway because it is a niche that I love and I want more of them released. 

Good on you.  We need more people who actually buy these games and support these devs/pubs.  Or else PC will continue to be a second-class citizen in regards to game publishing.

 

I bought Celeste on PS4 through LRG because I wanted a physical copy and full ownership of one of 2018's top games.  The soundtrack is really good.  Quality music and composition in games is really important to me.

 

Been waiting for a good digital sale and/or a physical version for Cuphead.



#109567 gilby   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4946 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2019 - 07:35 PM

I'm not sure why that even matters (or why you rush to that point every single time).  The fact is that exclusivity is anti-competition...

[snip]

... but that doesn't change the immutable fact that what Epic is doing is not pro-consumer.

You seem to use the terms anti-competition and anti-consumer as if they mean the same thing. They don't. Though the terms may, at times, of course be related.

 

I don't think that what Epic is doing is pro-consumer, at least not by design. It may or may not be anti-consumer, but, again, not by design. By design, it's pro-Epic. It is, however, the only realistic way that Epic can actually compete with Steam. It is certainly pro-competition. Competition that isn't competitive isn't competition, and an Epic store and client without exclusives isn't competitive. (It could be that an Epic store and client with exclusives isn't actually competitive either.)

 

Can only speak for myself, but I’m not particularly fussed over Epic exclusives, since they aren’t games I’m interested in...[snip]

I am fussed over Epic exclusives, as I'd actually want some of those games. But I'm not going to buy them from Epic, however. Nor will I buy them elsewhere for the Epic client if Epic keys become a thing. I'll wait until I can get them on Steam. Epic having exclusives does impact me negatively, at least in the short run.

 

Also, I have bought items on Steam in the past year, both for me and for my son. (And a few things from other Stores, but most everything non-bundle was purchased from Steam directly.)

 

Anyone who read the article and saw that the writer didn't understand why anyone would be opposed to artificial scarcity and conflated store and client numerous times?  I mean, all it takes is reading the linked article.

I'd say he understood that people wanted to use Steam and would rage against anything that might effect their ability to do so quite well.

 

And a world where the competition consists of either buying from Steam or buying elsewhere to redeem on Steam still leaves Steam with a massive amount of control over all publishers and consumers and does nothing to actually threaten Steam's comfortable position.

 

Just a heads up: Ducktales Remastered is $1.64 (67% off) at Humble. No idea why they have the regular price set at $5 when everyone else is still at $15.

Awesome. That's been on my wishlist for ages. I loved the original back in the day. (Or more recently the last time I tried it out in an emulator, which I guess would still be back in the day, just not as far back.)



#109568 gilby   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4946 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2019 - 07:38 PM

As an addendum, it looks like Epic keys are in fact a thing.



#109569 cobolatrix  

Posted 11 April 2019 - 08:39 PM

Epic keys have been a thing from a long time ago, I remember getting some Paragon stuff and also there was a humble bundle that also gave you an Epic key for Shadow Complex Remastered.



#109570 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25888 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2019 - 09:49 PM

Just a heads up: Ducktales Remastered is $1.64 (67% off) at Humble. No idea why they have the regular price set at $5 when everyone else is still at $15.

Bought! No hesitation.

Came out at $1.47 b/c I'm a Monthly subscriber (for now).



#109571 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25888 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2019 - 09:55 PM

Looks like EA Origin has a Spring Sale going on also:

https://www.origin.c...eals/springsale



#109572 IkedaTeramusa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3284 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 09:58 PM

Looks like EA Origin has a Spring Sale going on also:

https://www.origin.c...eals/springsale

You know... I put an embarrassing amount of time into Peggle and Peggle 2... they should make more of those games.



#109573 sasquatc4   CAG in Limbo CAGiversary!   1798 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2019 - 10:00 PM

You know... I put an embarrassing amount of time into Peggle and Peggle 2... they should make more of those games.

yea popcap needs to popcap more, but since they got bought by EA they havent done anything, except bastardize plants vs zombies



#109574 RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial   Better Than You CAGiversary!   21223 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 10:08 PM

You know... I put an embarrassing amount of time into Peggle and Peggle 2... they should make more of those games.

You just need a phone:

 

https://www.ea.com/g...le/peggle-blast



#109575 eulogywerd21   Jesus wept CAGiversary!   3734 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 10:10 PM

Because I know you were all just dying for an update:

"After nearly a month, and much frustration, at long last, I have The Division 2."

(pause for applause while looking around, gently nodding and smiling)

"Yes. Yes, and courtesy(?) of AMDRewards, no less. After all the sleepless nights, it is mine and I am downloading it as we speak. It was a tough, hard fought road, but... success is sweet indeed."

(again pause for applause)

"Thank you all and God bless."



#109576 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25888 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2019 - 10:18 PM

As an addendum, it looks like Epic keys are in fact a thing.

Are Epic Keys gonna appear at more places than just Humble?

What about GameStop? Gamersgate? Amazon DVG? GreenMan? Nuuvem? Etc etc?



#109577 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25888 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2019 - 10:27 PM

Looks like Humble is having a whole Capcom Week Sale.

 

The Disney Afternoon collection is what you want if you're interested in the definitive versions of those classic NES games like Ducktales and Chip & Dale.  But the Ducktales HD remaster is an obvious price mistake and historical low. 

I gotta keep my eyes on that Disney Afternoon Collection, in case it gets cheaper, has a price mistake, winds up Humble'd, or whatever...



#109578 Tibor   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   279 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2019 - 10:31 PM

Epic keys have been a thing from a long time ago, I remember getting some Paragon stuff and also there was a humble bundle that also gave you an Epic key for Shadow Complex Remastered.

And yet I can't buy any of their new fangled awesome sauce exclusive games on Humble (for 10% off too) and thus save myself the hassle of wondering if Epic's crappy store is secure.



#109579 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9121 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 11 April 2019 - 10:51 PM

Looks like EA Origin has a Spring Sale going on also:
https://www.origin.c...eals/springsale

Worse prices than their usual sales. Pass.

#109580 eulogywerd21   Jesus wept CAGiversary!   3734 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 11:15 PM

That Kingdom Come Deliverance "Complete" (though not really) over on Fanatical keeps calling my name... When it was first released, I would've sworn it was prime Monthly material or some such bundle poo, but here I am, contemplating whether I want to spend $30 on something I'll probably get pissed off at and quit after a couple hours.



#109581 gilby   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4946 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2019 - 11:33 PM

Epic keys have been a thing from a long time ago, I remember getting some Paragon stuff and also there was a humble bundle that also gave you an Epic key for Shadow Complex Remastered.

I thought it was a maybe-possibly-soon sort of thing.
 

Are Epic Keys gonna appear at more places than just Humble?
What about GameStop? Gamersgate? Amazon DVG? GreenMan? Nuuvem? Etc etc?

I can definitively say that the answer is maybe.

 

And yet I can't buy any of their new fangled awesome sauce exclusive games on Humble (for 10% off too) and thus save myself the hassle of wondering if Epic's crappy store is secure.

The game I linked to on the Humble store is an Epic exclusive, actually.



#109582 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   11058 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2019 - 11:45 PM

You seem to use the terms anti-competition and anti-consumer as if they mean the same thing. They don't. Though the terms may, at times, of course be related.

 

I don't think that what Epic is doing is pro-consumer, at least not by design. It may or may not be anti-consumer, but, again, not by design. By design, it's pro-Epic. It is, however, the only realistic way that Epic can actually compete with Steam. It is certainly pro-competition. Competition that isn't competitive isn't competition, and an Epic store and client without exclusives isn't competitive. (It could be that an Epic store and client with exclusives isn't actually competitive either.)

It's not the only realistic way they can complete with Steam.  It's the way they can do it while pushing the burden on consumers.  It's like how AAA publishers outsources their marketing to consumers via Twitch.  Why bother sinking millions into ad revenue when you can give your games to Streamers who aren't paid by you, but by your own consumer base? 

 

To say that Epic couldn't again marketshare by offering reduced prices is to ignore how Steam gained a large marketshare in the first place.



#109583 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25888 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2019 - 11:58 PM

It's not the only realistic way they can complete with Steam. 

Well, Epic could actually also try to make their service have more features and be more robust than Steam is for us PC gamers....

...but, why would Epic try to do that when they can just buy-up exclusives like they're doing now?



#109584 waabulo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1053 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:06 AM

On a related note; I was not surprised but disappointed with Randy Pitchford reaction regarding the review bombing of Borderlands.  My ultimate question at this time to him would be: what avenue(s) do you give gamers to voice their concerns.  Steam handled the review bombing by just removing all reviews for the time period which showed that Steam was trying to protect devs.  Epic have zero interest in forums leads to gamers having zero voice.  How is that pro consumer?

I have watch the console wars (mainly Sony vs MS) start with outright exclusive and moved until exclusives for a set time i.e. months.  I am not surprised but disappointed that this has spilled over to PC gaming.  

I think that Epic continuing to go after new releases for exclusivity is not helpful to CAGs but is really being implemented to drive traffic to Epic and to use their launcher.  (yeah, duh)  As others have stated, if Epic was to offer at a lower price point which happened with Metro then fine as that would mean competition.

Lastly, some of the companies that had their upcoming games appear on Steam and then went to Epic exclusive pulled a jerk move in my opinion.  Steam offers promotion of said game to entice sales and then the devs pull the game from Steam.  Did they even thank Steam for the promotion of said game?

 

ok, done with my rant (for now)



#109585 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   Nearing puberty. CAGiversary!   1556 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:11 AM

Celeste has sat on my wishlist because I am not sure it is my cup of tea even though people keep telling me how great it is.   But I did buy Divinity II, Into the Breach, The Messenger, Moonlighter, Nier and Cuphead.  We will not talk about how many I have actually managed to play for any real amount of time.  I mean I never buy a game that is barely discounted and say "I'll play that in a year or so" but I see something shiny and forget about my lack of free time and backlog.  

 

Although I also buy the games I want to see more of early on even if I don't expect to play them for a while.  Like 3/4 of the shmups I have bought on Steam I already have on other platforms and who knows if/when I'll load them up on Steam but I just shrug and buy them anyway because it is a niche that I love and I want more of them released. 

Celeste is great.



#109586 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25888 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:16 AM


I think that Epic continuing to go after new releases for exclusivity is not helpful to CAGs but is really being implemented to drive traffic to Epic and to use their launcher.  (yeah, duh)  As others have stated, if Epic was to offer at a lower price point which happened with Metro then fine as that would mean competition.

Yeah, this certainly isn't helpful to CAG's.

 

If Epic's only say giving keys to say Humble, that is Epic Store's only competition. With Steam keys - yeah, pretty easy to find these at many different digital stores (Gamersgate, GameStop, GreenMan, Nuuvem, Direct2Drive, etc etc); and it's possible to see those stores fight over the best price (often by offering extra games tossed in, gift cards, wallet $ for their store, promo codes w/ extra percent off, and/or other kind of stuff).

 

Also, w/ less places to buy a game - yeah, this can keep the price high and at a premium. Doesn't mean they will, of course - but they certainly can. I mean, for example: look at how long it took EA to discount ME2 DLC Bundle, ME3 DLC Bundle, and DA2 DLC Bundle. You can only buy those from Origin - and that rarely goes on sale and still doesn't have the best of discounts.



#109587 spoderman  

Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:24 AM

Epic keys have been a thing from a long time ago, I remember getting some Paragon stuff and also there was a humble bundle that also gave you an Epic key for Shadow Complex Remastered.

Yeah, I remember Shadow Complex. Back then, people didn't want to redeem it even for free.



#109588 pasports31   New Year's Resolution = Make a Dent in my Backlog CAGiversary!   8826 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 April 2019 - 01:51 AM

That Kingdom Come Deliverance "Complete" (though not really) over on Fanatical keeps calling my name... When it was first released, I would've sworn it was prime Monthly material or some such bundle poo, but here I am, contemplating whether I want to spend $30 on something I'll probably get pissed off at and quit after a couple hours.

i want the game but there's a zero % chance i'm spending more than 10 bucks max on an indie rpg with quirky/"realistic" sword combat. could see myself getting pretty into the game but could also see myself absolutely hating it



#109589 gilby   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4946 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 April 2019 - 04:40 AM

It's not the only realistic way they can complete with Steam.  It's the way they can do it while pushing the burden on consumers.  It's like how AAA publishers outsources their marketing to consumers via Twitch.  Why bother sinking millions into ad revenue when you can give your games to Streamers who aren't paid by you, but by your own consumer base? 

 

To say that Epic couldn't again marketshare by offering reduced prices is to ignore how Steam gained a large marketshare in the first place.

Come on. Really?

 

Steam gained market share for many reasons, but did so in a market that did not have Steam absolutely dominating. That is not the market that exists today. No one is going to be able to start up a new store/client and actually offer any serious competition to Steam, at least not if the plan of attack is to try to compete on price, service and features. (And if the plan is to grab exclusives, well, I'm not convinced that what Epic is doing will actually work either, but I think it offers far better odds.)



#109590 agentghost   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5167 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 April 2019 - 05:04 AM

That Kingdom Come Deliverance "Complete" (though not really) over on Fanatical keeps calling my name... When it was first released, I would've sworn it was prime Monthly material or some such bundle poo, but here I am, contemplating whether I want to spend $30 on something I'll probably get pissed off at and quit after a couple hours.

just buy it.. so that the Bundle God can be pleased with your sacrifice