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#116401 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   11295 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2020 - 12:28 AM

But muh Steam keys...



#116402 greendayrulestce   Gayness rules don't fit CAGiversary!   1289 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

greendayrulestce

Posted 12 June 2020 - 12:51 AM

The PS5 got revealed so I celebrated and bought Journey that released on Steam today cause I saw it on the front page of CAG. #accomplish #owenwilson #wow



#116403 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10736 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2020 - 01:02 AM

Some more itch.io bundle impressions from me:

 

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#116404 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   11295 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2020 - 04:18 AM

So what kind of GPU does the PS5 have?



#116405 Tibor   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   353 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2020 - 08:44 AM

Shout out to the few CAG's that gave some feedback on Warhammer II. Played about 90 minutes of High Elves till I had to make dinner. Don't think this one will be backlogged! Holding off on any other purchases other than base game since there's already so much content. Gonna be a great summer game now that I finished teaching on Monday!

Humble has a bunch of total war stuff on sale for 1-2 more days fyi.



#116406 greendayrulestce   Gayness rules don't fit CAGiversary!   1289 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

greendayrulestce

Posted 12 June 2020 - 10:59 AM

Humble has a bunch of total war stuff on sale for 1-2 more days fyi.

Picked it up on Fanatical (slightly cheaper).

 

But believe you me, Humble already fed me a bunch of Total War games. Woulda just played one of those if a friend hadn't insisted I play this one.



#116407 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11483 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Syntax Error

Posted 12 June 2020 - 01:11 PM

Welcome back to Syntax Radio where we're counting down the itch.io bundle hits...

 

There Will Be Ink: Stick figure squad-based combat action taking place in your spiral notebook.  The whole "animated sketches" thing isn't new but it's well animated and looks good aside from the figures being a bit small.  Maybe later on that matters more with more guys on the field.  You control a guy or squad of black ink guys in real time and try to defeat the blue ink guys.  As you win maps, you get experience to spend on upgrades. The game opens with a warning that it's difficult and means it -- there's an "arcade" setting for casuals like me but otherwise it falls into the 2hard4me bucket.  But if you like difficult stuff and if you like squad strategy type games, this might be worth trying out.

 

Insufficient Adjectives: A vocabulary/mapping puzzle game where trucks leave a warehouse, their packages labeled with only adjectives, and you need to figure out (a) where they should be going and (b) how to get them there without crashing.  So a package reading "Shiny, paired, sharp" might represent scissors that need to go to the beauty salon.  While you're noodling that part out, the trucks trundle along a tile based map and will crash if you can't quickly change the road system with random street tiles to get them there.  Quickly gets frantic with more than one truck on the road at once.  Cute city/map graphics.  Basically zero instructions; I had to go to the store page to figure out what in the hell was going on.

 

Zeph: A pleasant enough but sort of generic feeling 3D puzzle exploration game where you are a floating girl spirit thingie trying to unlock the mystery of this land, yadda yadda.  You get powers of light, levitation, fire and gravity to explore the levels, solve the puzzles, get to the gate and do it all over again.  It feels almost exactly like what you'd expect.  Visuals and music are acceptable although, again, reminiscent of other similar games.  There's nothing wrong with the game but it's not breaking any new ground.  It's... fine.  My one bitch is, again, the lack of direction on the menu screen, especially a "controller required" note.  I spent a couple minutes being able to move with the keyboard but not do anything else before realizing that all the actions were only mapped for controllers.

 

A completely normal and innocent dating simulation that is definitely completely sweet, innocent and normal: *Sigh*.  Low effort attempt at Visual Novel dating sim parody with awful hand-drawn pictures that are probably supposed to be so bad that they're good (but aren't), unfunny writing and a soundtrack consisting of a girl making "doot doot" noises.  The sole credit I can give it is that I suspect it was made by high school kids so good on you kids for putting a game on itch.io and submitting it for this bundle... I guess.  At fifteen games for a penny, I still felt like I overpaid.



#116408 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1104 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2020 - 01:16 PM

 

Next Week's Free stuff on Epic will be:

  • ...
  • The Escapists 2

 

Had to check that they hadn't given away this before. Indeed they haven't, just the original.



#116409 Revanex  

Posted 12 June 2020 - 01:26 PM

Hitman: Absolution is free on gog until 6/15.

 

https://www.gog.com/...tman_absolution



#116410 greendayrulestce   Gayness rules don't fit CAGiversary!   1289 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

greendayrulestce

Posted 12 June 2020 - 05:21 PM

Hitman: Absolution is free on gog until 6/15.

 

https://www.gog.com/...tman_absolution

Anyone else having an issue getting this to redeem?

 

I just end up in a loop back to the button "back to giveaway." Never usually have issues with the free GOG games.



#116411 Tibor   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   353 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2020 - 05:30 PM

Gog's site was slow as heck about an hour ago, I figured it was everyone trying to get the free game.



#116412 Revanex  

Posted 12 June 2020 - 05:41 PM

Anyone else having an issue getting this to redeem?

 

I just end up in a loop back to the button "back to giveaway." Never usually have issues with the free GOG games.

You can also try the gog client. There's a button to claim it on the front page of the store.



#116413 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9745 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2020 - 05:46 PM

I'd like to help a few bros out.  And by bros I mean regular posters here.  I picked these up on clearance at Walmart yesterday.  Who needs Trine 4 / complete?  Shoot me a PM.  (and please give feedback; I could sell these). 

 

Walmart-haul-6-11.jpg

 

long live the retail distribution of PC games.

 

EDIT: gone.



#116414 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11483 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Syntax Error

Posted 12 June 2020 - 05:50 PM

I was unaware that there WAS a Trine 4.  That said, I own 1-3 so a complete pack just for 4 seems wasted on me.



#116415 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5809 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2020 - 07:03 PM

I was unaware that there WAS a Trine 4.  That said, I own 1-3 so a complete pack just for 4 seems wasted on me.


I didn't even know there was a Trine 3 till sometime last year. I actually kinda liked the original, but the sequels just sort of passed me by.

#116416 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10736 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2020 - 07:23 PM

Also would just need Trine 4 and I haven't played the rest yet. Need to find someone to co-op them with me. Also Syntax, as I always say when looking at cheap or unfinished or something along the line games it makes you appreciate the better ones. I think of all the ones I've played so far from the itchi.io bundle and the only ones so far I really liked were Knight Tower and reky. Both are well thought out and don't feel like someone's first Unity project. There are some good ones not just the bigger ones. I've been waiting to play Arcade Spirits for a while, so I'll have to check that out sometime.

 

I actually played a few yesterday but they were demos or so simple I just gave up after playing 5 of those in a row. I didn't even want to make comments, but they barely were even considered games.



#116417 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11483 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 June 2020 - 07:40 PM

I feel like (out of my tiny sample) maybe a third of the games I've tried were fun for at least a little while even if they'd grown thin fairly soon, a third seemed like competent games that just weren't my style and a third just couldn't be seriously recommended to anyone.  Maybe I'm being overgenerous and it's closer to 25/25/50 but I've put a handful of games into a "To Be Played" folder while deleting the others off my drive.

 

[Edit where I actually count...]

 

Liked: Keep it Together, Pet the Pup At the Party, Sewer Rave, Clean Attack, Us Lovely Corpses

Respected: Game of Changes, Fossil Hunters, The Red Door, There Will Be Ink, Insufficient Adjectives, Zeph

Nope: Guppy, CityGlitch, Village Monsters, Ecchi Sketch, Water's Fine, Test Tube Titans, Babysitter Bloodbath, Best Garden, Blah-Blah Dating Sim

 

I left off Color Cannon since I couldn't play it single player to judge.

 

5/6/9 -- so closer to my 25/25/50 guess.  Still, not bad so far.



#116418 BreadNiblets   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1510 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

BreadNiblets

Posted 12 June 2020 - 07:48 PM

Four games in that series just feels like overkill. Almost like they're Trine too hard or something.



#116419 weretable   is that you baby, or just a brilliant disguise CAGiversary!   1123 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

weretable

Posted 12 June 2020 - 08:26 PM

The first two Trine games were great, especially the second one.  Trine 3 is kinda meh because they tried to change the entire style of the game, underestimated the cost and time needed and ended up shipping an incomplete game that just sort of ended abruptly.   They went back to the old style for Trine 4 and it was a good game.  Someone jumping into the series could skip three and not miss much.



#116420 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   3440 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2020 - 08:28 PM

Until now I've completely avoided every game in the series.. 100% on the superficial basis of how stupid that knight looks.



#116421 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   11295 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2020 - 09:09 PM

Trine was a cool game.  It was released in the relative dawn of the indie game surge.  Though the gameplay was nothing special it was carried by its art and music.  Trine 2 expanded nicely on the concept but I don't think I ever actually finished.  By the time 3 rolled out the market was glutted with similar platformers and I believe 3 got a bad reception for being too short.  No big urge to check out 4 until it's put in some kind of bundle.

 

Out of curiosity, how much are you charging for that complete collection?  Since it's a Steam key I might be interested.

 

Thanks, gospelman!  Some in stock near me but dunno if I'm motivated enough to drive seven miles to the nearest Walmart.



#116422 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10736 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2020 - 09:21 PM

I may as well talk about the itch.io ones I tried yesterday:

 

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There was one other but it was just some monster thing giving out inspirational messages. Don't remember the name.

 

I also noticed HG101 presents Classic Graphic Adventures ebook is in the bundle. I own a physical copy of this one and it's really good for referencing classic graphic adventures. Some good tidbits and interviews in it as well.



#116423 BaeStuped   Better Than You CAGiversary!   21395 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2020 - 12:52 AM

I'd like to help a few bros out.  And by bros I mean regular posters here.  I picked these up on clearance at Walmart yesterday.  Who needs Trine 4 / complete?  Shoot me a PM.  (and please give feedback; I could sell these). 

 

Walmart-haul-6-11.jpg

 

long live the retail distribution of PC games.

 

EDIT: gone.

How much was the Candyman blu ray?  I'm wondering what they're going to do with the remake since it's supposed to be out soon.



#116424 Dr Sasquatch   Trivial Hirsute CAGiversary!   1563 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

Dr Sasquatch

Posted 13 June 2020 - 01:21 AM

Cabrini Green!



#116425 Pickle14  

Pickle14

Posted 13 June 2020 - 02:22 AM

 

EDIT: gone.

Very nice giveaway! I think I have Trine 2 only, but had fun co-op with my brother. Good on you for giving those out



#116426 nny   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   651 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2020 - 02:52 AM

Pictoquest was added to twitch prime today. It's a nonogram rpg. I've really been wanting to get it, but it got a lot of bad reviews. Played a little and I like it so far.



#116427 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11483 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Syntax Error

Posted 13 June 2020 - 03:05 AM

Cabrini Green!

Candy Man is going to be another victim of gentrification and redevelopment.
 



#116428 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26966 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2020 - 03:31 AM

Rumor: AT&T might sell Warner Bros. off, including Rocksteady & NetherRealm:

https://gamerant.com...therrealm-sale/

 

Info:

- Rumor: AT&T might sell some Warner Bros. gaming companies off, including Rocksteady & NetherRealm.

- EA, Take-2, and Activision are looking to buy these companies out.

- AT&T could be looking to make around $4 billion from this sale.

- The sale might not necessarily include the rights to Warner Media IP.

- Warner Media IP includes the likes of Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Mortal Kombat, and more.

- The deal could include licensing of these properties also, when the game companies get bought.

- Supposedly, AT&T has about $165 billion in debt & is looking to sell some stuff.



#116429 inm8num2   The result is quite fresh and quality. CAGiversary!   3355 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2020 - 04:02 AM

Honk if you got Trine in the Humble Frozenbyte Bundle... over 9 years ago (April 2011)!

 

Oh, look at that - I actually played and completed the game within a month or so of buying it. What a strange, almost prehistoric time that was.

 

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#116430 Wa1terSobchak   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   5174 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Wa1terSobchak

Posted 13 June 2020 - 04:15 AM

Four games in that series just feels like overkill. Almost like they're Trine too hard or something.

I can't wait for the next installment : LaTrine.... Eh, it will probably be shitty...