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#126541 lastemp3ror   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1800 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 June 2022 - 12:39 AM

Over 30 games will be free with Amazon Prime starting next week.

 

https://primegaming....22-4a760c6cdb75



#126542 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   3994 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2022 - 01:14 AM

Also got a Dragon's Dogma II announcement. Maybe for this one they'll make the combat good and traversal less tedious.

I was happy to see this.  I didn't love the characters, soundtrack, world design, or reloading for random treasure loot in DD:DA.  But I did really enjoy the combat when I played around the time Dark Arisen first released.  Some of my favorite combat in any arpg, actually.  But it might vary by class choice.  I played ranger.



#126543 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1619 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 June 2022 - 01:23 AM

I was happy to see this.  I didn't love the characters, soundtrack, world design, or reloading for random treasure loot in DD:DA.  But I did really enjoy the combat when I played around the time Dark Arisen first released.  Some of my favorite arpg combat ever, actually.  But it might vary by class choice.  I played ranger.

I think I played this around the time I played Dark Souls for the first time, so that likely influenced my opinion a bit. I see a lot of people swear by the combat so like you said, it's probably class-dependent.



#126544 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   6337 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2022 - 02:42 AM

Pretty nearly every class is fun to play once you get used to the mechanics, though some are more immediately fun than others, and Warrior stands out as being kinda... meh compared to the rest. Warrior's really all about lining up big hits and opportunistically going for it, and has very little else. Fighter and Mystic Knight are all about countering, Strider and Assassin are about climbing and flexible combat styles, Ranger is about outputting stupid DPS at a distance, Mage is support and debuff with some decent offensive spells, Sorcerer is all about the huge cinematic spells, and Magick Archer is just... everything. Light yourself on fire and hug a monster to death, ricochet shot in tight passages, just... do all the dumbass things, it's absurd fun.



#126545 MysterD   41 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2021)) CAGiversary!   27843 Posts   Joined 18.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2022 - 12:34 PM

FFVII Remake Intergrade releasing on steam within 1-2days. Also announced to be steam deck verified.

Already up for sale and released on Steam:

https://store.steamp...AKE_INTERGRADE/



#126546 BMXJouster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1547 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2022 - 12:43 PM

If you have a Gold XP account at Green Man Gaming there might be an additional coupon for Final Fantasy VII there.  For me it was 20% off, so it dropped the game price to $39.75.



#126547 BMXJouster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1547 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2022 - 01:08 PM

Beautiful Desolation is FREE to claim on GOG for 72 hours:

 

https://www.gog.com

 

As usual the button to claim the game should be on the front page.



#126548 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   3994 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2022 - 03:03 PM

Already up for sale and released on Steam:

https://store.steamp...AKE_INTERGRADE/

The msrp is $70 but the launch discount has it at $50.  There are further discounts (already) via gmg, which bring it down to ~$40.  This title is going to drop fast.  Going to wait on this one.

Here some of my gmg discount codes if anyone wants to buy at $40.
#Y83628-20B5I3-H*PR5N
#Y83628-Q5TKE3-6KYG*A
#Y83628-82J*4J-AOXRPG
#Y83628-8O*2AA-2U2QV*

* = first letter of the former(?) profession of MysterD's mother.



#126549 MysterD   41 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2021)) CAGiversary!   27843 Posts   Joined 18.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2022 - 03:56 PM

GameStop.

 

Saw this listed at GameStop of all places.

 

Lenovo Ideapad - i5 11300H; GTX 1650 4gb VRAM; 8 GB RAM; 120hz IPS screen = $500 (before tax).

Link - https://www.gamestop...nus/326013.html

 

More details on upgrade talk in this thread on Reddit - https://www.reddit.c..._fhd_120hz_ips/

 

RTings Review - https://www.rtings.c...-gaming-3i-2021

 

Looks like there's at least one more slot for SSD/HDD; and one open slot for more RAM.

 

I know, VRAM count's low (only 4GB) and No DLSS/RTX support - still cheap for the $ though, provided you want to buy parts to upgrade it and/or got parts laying around (like SSD or more RAM).



#126550 spoderman  

Posted 17 June 2022 - 05:09 PM

The msrp is $70 but the launch discount has it at $50. There are further discounts (already) via gmg, which bring it down to ~$40. This title is going to drop fast. Going to wait on this one.

Here some of my gmg discount codes if anyone wants to buy at $40.
#Y83628-20B5I3-H*PR5N
#Y83628-Q5TKE3-6KYG*A
#Y83628-82J*4J-AOXRPG
#Y83628-8O*2AA-2U2QV*

* = first letter of the former(?) profession of MysterD's mother.

Final Fantasy games don't drop much more than 50% off on steam. Still, the msrp is dumb for this one.. and it's still got the same shitty port issues as the epic version so I wouldn't pay $40. PS5 version went as low as $20 which is when I bought it

#126551 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11256 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 June 2022 - 03:19 PM

Here is my so far impressions of 54 Steam Fest demos. I have possibly 80 more in the queue, but I'm likely to go through about half of those trying to give them 5 minutes each at least, unless it sucks, or I have an idea of the game by then. I feel this Steam fest is more quantity over quality, but a few games have impressed. In this set they are

 

- Alterium Shift - A very decent indie RPG

- Backfirewall - A quirky adventure game about an OS and other parts of a program

- Beneath Oresa - A deckbuilder with great graphics and cool combo based gameplay

- The Cub - An excellent speed running type game, with a lil quirky controls at time, but excellent graphics, music and atmosphere reminding me of the early Odd World games

- Extra Coin - A beautiful looking adventure game about what happens after an event happens in a young girls life. I really thought this felt original and was high quality.

 

There are others decent enough that I rated a 7 (good in my book) or better, but I'm highlighting these ones.

 

Spoiler



#126552 MysterD   41 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2021)) CAGiversary!   27843 Posts   Joined 18.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 June 2022 - 06:16 PM

Alice: Madness Returns has been delisted for sale from Steam again, at the publisher's request (EA):

https://store.steamp...adness_Returns/



#126553 Neuro5i5   pʎslǝxıɔ CAGiversary!   10674 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 June 2022 - 07:01 PM

So, who can share their experiences with W11? I've upgraded enough components to be allowed within Microsoft's super elite circle of upgrade eligibility, but am hesitant to do so unless peer pressure says all the cool kids are doing it.



#126554 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1619 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 18 June 2022 - 07:02 PM

Alice: Madness Returns has been delisted for sale from Steam again, at the publisher's request (EA):

https://store.steamp...adness_Returns/

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#126555 Daytonabot   Hornet CAGiversary!   490 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Daytonabot

Posted 19 June 2022 - 12:07 AM

So, who can share their experiences with W11? I've upgraded enough components to be allowed within Microsoft's super elite circle of upgrade eligibility, but am hesitant to do so unless peer pressure says all the cool kids are doing it.

The same kids are doing it that did Windows 8 and ME.



#126556 IronChariot   In My Country There Is Problem CAGiversary!   3611 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

IronChariot

Posted 19 June 2022 - 02:23 AM

Alice: Madness Returns has been delisted for sale from Steam again, at the publisher's request (EA):
https://store.steamp...adness_Returns/

EA: Madness Continues

#126557 IkedaTeramusa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3327 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

IkedaTeramusa

Posted 19 June 2022 - 01:09 PM

Honestly, I did it on my laptop during on of my "refreshes" (I format it, restore it to factory, then refresh every year or two).  During the last one it did Windows 11 update.  I don't care for it.  I'm not sure I care for it.  A couple of new changes that are good, but most every other window that pops up is wrong and needs me to fix it somehow.  



#126558 MysterD   41 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2021)) CAGiversary!   27843 Posts   Joined 18.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2022 - 03:34 PM

Cool, when's Windows 12 coming?



#126559 Tibor   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   472 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2022 - 03:37 PM

So, who can share their experiences with W11? I've upgraded enough components to be allowed within Microsoft's super elite circle of upgrade eligibility, but am hesitant to do so unless peer pressure says all the cool kids are doing it.

Wait until 2025 when they stop support for win10.



#126560 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11256 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2022 - 04:22 PM

Another set of Steam Nextfest demo impressions. This set of 36 demos had a lot of better games in it. This one has my favorite of the games so far (Last Time I Saw You). My recommendations from this list are:

 

- Hush Hush - Only Your Love Can Save Them - A pretty fun and polished likely fast playing visual novel dating strategy game. You can improve skills, the graphics are nice, everyone is voiced, and it's decent quality. It has adult scenes but felt like summer, which is nice.

 

- Hyper Gunsport - A likely co-op sports type game where one person plays a defender and the other a striker with a gun in a volleyball like game. Some say it's similar to Lethal League, but I haven't played that one yet. The AI needs some improvement, but the game is pretty decent.

 

- Last Time I Saw You - Kind of a walking simulator in a 2D rural Asian village, where you live the days of a kid who has reoccurring dreams of a girl he doesn't remember about. This was gorgeous, seemed unique, had a great setting, and really did feel like rural living. This one if the story hits will be special.

 

- Loopmancer - This is a 2D action platformer game that is a rogue-lite game, but is lots of fun and reminds me of a Cyberpunk 2077 setting with the main character reminding me of Sleeping dogs main character. Seemed polished and just a lot of fun. Quite challenging too.

 

- Lost in Play - One of the more beautifully animated adventure games was very whimsical and had great child characters. Just fun overall.

 

- Lupin - One of the better pure 2D platforming games I tried. You are a rabbit and going around a somewhat open world looking for I'm not sure what yet. Seemed high quality and controlled pretty well.

 

- The Many Pieces of Mr. Coo - Surreal absurdist adventure game art movie piece thing. It's hard to explain, but it's the most unique game I played during the fest so far. Really cool and excellent animation and sound design.

 

- Metal: Hellsinger - This one has been receiving praise everywhere. It's an arena FPS with rocking heavy metal, great rhythm gameplay, decent graphics, good controls and reminds me a lot of Doom 2016. Just a very solid game overall.

 

- Monorail Stories - Very quick demo about people in a monorail. I liked the feeling and art, but was hard to tell if it could be good. I like the simpler stories sometimes, and this may deliver.

 

I probably have about 20 more demos on deck today for at least 5 minutes each (or until I get a feeling of the quality or such of it), so look forward to that. Also happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there and all the fathers that have been that are no longer here.

 

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#126561 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1619 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 19 June 2022 - 06:38 PM

The only thing keeping me from updating to W11 is the start menu. It's a stupid reason given how much time I actually spend using it but I have it neat and tidy and aesthetically pleasing and I'm too stubborn to give it up.



#126562 MysterD   41 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2021)) CAGiversary!   27843 Posts   Joined 18.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2022 - 07:15 PM

I've been using Classic Shell since Win 8, since I hated MetroUI so much on W8. Of course, that app's no longer in development; last version was for W10.

Is there anything like that on W11?



#126563 Kyle1022  

Posted 19 June 2022 - 07:40 PM

I've been using Classic Shell since Win 8, since I hated MetroUI so much on W8. Of course, that app's no longer in development; last version was for W10.
Is there anything like that on W11?

Open Shell is the same as Classic Shell and still updated. Idk if it works with W11 though

#126564 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   2001 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2022 - 08:17 PM

The only thing keeping me from updating to W11 is the start menu. It's a stupid reason given how much time I actually spend using it but I have it neat and tidy and aesthetically pleasing and I'm too stubborn to give it up.

Screw Microsoft. They said Windows 10 was the last one, and I'm holding them to that. At least until they make it so uncomfortable to use that I'm forced to upgrade. (See also "Xbox Series.")



#126565 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11256 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2022 - 08:18 PM

I've heard the Japanese language settings part don't work as well on Windows 11, so I'm waiting for till it gets better. All I know is that I play too many visual novels to upgrade yet.



#126566 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1187 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2022 - 08:37 PM

Alice: Madness Returns has been delisted for sale from Steam again, at the publisher's request (EA):

https://store.steamp...adness_Returns/



#126567 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11256 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 20 June 2022 - 06:00 AM

One last set of Steamfest demos. A few good ones in this set of 24 games, but not too many.

 

Nine Sols - Easily the best Metroidvania 2D platforming action game in the fest. Great graphics, an interesting atmosphere and an OK story lead to a pretty strong game.

 

Power Chord - One of the better deck building games in the fest with a cool feel of heavy metal, great graphics, good gameplay and a lot of fun with multiple band members and their respective cards.

 

The Spirit and the Mouse - Really cool mouse going around Paris to help gain people happiness. This one had a wonky camera at times in a 3D world, but it was a lot of fun and had great music, decent art, good controls and just seemed like fun.

 

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#126568 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6643 Posts   Joined 19.2 Years Ago  

Posted 20 June 2022 - 06:05 AM

Not sure if anyone follows discord stuff but Project Mana is open to the public for 24 hours (only a couple hours left)… seems like a decent spot if you’re looking for content for your Deck or PC … you have to get to level 2 on their discord to keep access.

#126569 BMXJouster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1547 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 June 2022 - 01:08 PM

Flashback is FREE to claim on GOG for the next three days:

 

https://www.gog.com

 

As usual the button to claim the game should be on the main page.



#126570 DS9   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   514 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 June 2022 - 03:21 PM

Wait until 2025 when they stop support for win10.

I've been using it for awhile now, its great, ZERO complaints and zero issues on any game I play. Its a bit slicker, overall I dig it. Some people hate the extra menu step with right clicking use context menus but it can be reworked with some reg fixes. This is like going from Win7 to Win10, more like a 10.5 upgrade.