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#12931 capndan   It's for your health! CAGiversary!   141 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2018 - 12:02 AM

I let a friend borrow my Xbox One X to try it out, so I've been playing some non-bc 360 games. Just finished Dust: an Elysian tale. It was a GWG a long time ago, but if you never picked it up it's worth a few bucks at least. It was enjoyable with around 10 hours of game play. Kinda surprised it's not BC though as it was almost completely developed by a single guy.



#12932 pittsnoggle   Lord CAGiversary!   4347 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

pittsnoggle

Posted 09 July 2018 - 12:20 AM

I let a friend borrow my Xbox One X to try it out, so I've been playing some non-bc 360 games. Just finished Dust: an Elysian tale. It was a GWG a long time ago, but if you never picked it up it's worth a few bucks at least. It was enjoyable with around 10 hours of game play. Kinda surprised it's not BC though as it was almost completely developed by a single guy.

it got a ps4 port so the lack of BC is even stranger



#12933 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   3508 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2018 - 01:41 AM

If you have been claiming them, don't forget to grab your Twitch Prime games:

 

 

Uurnog July 8-14

Next Up Hero Jul 7-13

GoNNER Jul 6-12

Manual Samuel Jul 5-11

Battle Chef Brigade Jul 4-10

QUBE 2 Jul 3-9

Metal Slug 3 Jul 3-Aug 2

The Last Blade Jul 3-Aug 2

Twinkle Star Sprites Jul 3-Aug 2



#12934 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3712 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 09 July 2018 - 02:00 AM

Is Destiny 2 worth checking out even though I never played the first one? At $6 I'm thinking about picking it up.

 

Edit: I'll probably just go ahead and get it. I feel like I'll ending up kicking myself if I pass.

You're actually more likely to enjoy it if you didn't play the first one. A lot of the problems the game has are greatly amplified if you were familiar with the much better systems in the first game, especially if you were playing it later on after Taken King had released and eventually made the game what it should have been.

Even as dissatisfied as I was with D2 I'd still say the core is worth $6. It just couldn't keep me interested for hundreds if not thousands of hours like the first. What I can't recommend is the DLCs, I never played them but from everything I've seen they are not worth it, and they're required if you want to get the upcoming $40 expansion that may theoretically make the game decent for the hardcore fans of the first.



#12935 Doctor Zod   Phantom Zone permanent resident CAGiversary!   568 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

Doctor Zod

Posted 09 July 2018 - 02:21 AM

Finished SOMA. Yes, is basically sci-fi Outlast, but a good sci-fi Outlast.

The story mirrors a certain plot point of the Westworld second season but since this game came out a year before Westworld, then is technically the other way around.

One thing though, I believe the game had one or two levels too many. It dragged towards the end but for the $10 I paid for it, give it a go once it goes on sale. Easy 1000 too (there's a "missable" achievement, but not really, unless you have no patience to wait 30-45 seconds).

EDIT: Soma's not $10 currently, that's why I paid for it when it went on sale a while back.

#12936 PatFortenbaugh   ALL GLORY TO THE GAME PASS CAGiversary!   900 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

PatFortenbaugh

Posted 09 July 2018 - 02:30 AM

Randomly selected numbers were 32 and 31!

 

soooo the winners are....

 

sethrhf

 

and 

 

squishface

 

 

seth you get first pick and squish you get the other

 

don't forget to send a thanks over to darthziggy

 

 

Thanks for playing, hopefully some good stuff drops tomorrow :)



#12937 PatFortenbaugh   ALL GLORY TO THE GAME PASS CAGiversary!   900 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

PatFortenbaugh

Posted 09 July 2018 - 02:30 AM

I let a friend borrow my Xbox One X to try it out, so I've been playing some non-bc 360 games. Just finished Dust: an Elysian tale. It was a GWG a long time ago, but if you never picked it up it's worth a few bucks at least. It was enjoyable with around 10 hours of game play. Kinda surprised it's not BC though as it was almost completely developed by a single guy.

 

Game was great! I wish that dude would make a second one



#12938 mrclutch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4138 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2018 - 02:40 AM

I let a friend borrow my Xbox One X to try it out, so I've been playing some non-bc 360 games. Just finished Dust: an Elysian tale. It was a GWG a long time ago, but if you never picked it up it's worth a few bucks at least. It was enjoyable with around 10 hours of game play. Kinda surprised it's not BC though as it was almost completely developed by a single guy.

I played a couple hours of it when it first went GWG. Enjoyed it but got stuck on something.  Wouldn't mind going back and giving it another try. 



#12939 braiiins  

Posted 09 July 2018 - 02:47 AM

The chips ahoy sea of thieves promo gives 5 days of live and 5 days of gamepass. It seems to redeem weird: first code gives 5 of each, second 5 of gamepass, third 5 of live, fourth 5 of each. It caps at 30 days each. Think I may finally try gamepass if I can get 6 weeks for free. I can ignore the backlog for a bit and try out the handful of games I'm interested in.

#12940 ChrisD0811   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   166 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2018 - 02:53 AM

Where is Soma 10 bucks!?!?

#12941 GamerSavage   The Throwback Kid CAGiversary!   1076 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

GamerSavage

Posted 09 July 2018 - 04:25 AM

You're actually more likely to enjoy it if you didn't play the first one. A lot of the problems the game has are greatly amplified if you were familiar with the much better systems in the first game, especially if you were playing it later on after Taken King had released and eventually made the game what it should have been.

Even as dissatisfied as I was with D2 I'd still say the core is worth $6. It just couldn't keep me interested for hundreds if not thousands of hours like the first. What I can't recommend is the DLCs, I never played them but from everything I've seen they are not worth it, and they're required if you want to get the upcoming $40 expansion that may theoretically make the game decent for the hardcore fans of the first.

Thanks for the detailed info on D2, it'll be a fresh experience since I never played the first release. I'm sure I'll get $6 worth of fun out of it.



#12942 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10667 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

cancerman1120

Posted 09 July 2018 - 04:53 AM

Hit day 1200 on my achievement streak today. Keep on keeping on.



#12943 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10228 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 09 July 2018 - 05:03 AM

Second Edit:

It added a Coldheart blueprint print to my cart for free too. I think these are mounted on plastic or canvas or something. They look pretty good.

It's like a hard cardboard print.  Be careful because the corners can dent easily, but it is nice to look at.

 

You're actually more likely to enjoy it if you didn't play the first one. A lot of the problems the game has are greatly amplified if you were familiar with the much better systems in the first game, especially if you were playing it later on after Taken King had released and eventually made the game what it should have been.

Even as dissatisfied as I was with D2 I'd still say the core is worth $6. It just couldn't keep me interested for hundreds if not thousands of hours like the first. What I can't recommend is the DLCs, I never played them but from everything I've seen they are not worth it, and they're required if you want to get the upcoming $40 expansion that may theoretically make the game decent for the hardcore fans of the first.

  1. The first expansion, Curse of Osiris, is generally considered a failure.  It adds content but some of that content is questionable or lazy.
  2. The second expansion, Warmind, while certainly not perfect, is MUCH better than CoO.  It has more endgame content and more grind opportunities.  The story is a little weird though, like some things were left out that shouldn't have been left out.  However, a not insignificant portion of the praise for D2 is the QoL changes they made at the same time Warmind released, and any of these can be enjoyed without the expansions.  You do not need CoO to be able to play this expansion.
  3. The third expansion, The Forsaken, looks to be a darker tone - to the point that it has hilariously united the majority of the Reddit community emotionally.  Also, there are a TON of QoL changes coming when the expansion drops in September.  It will require both prior expansions to play, plus there is an optional pass to pre-order that will let you play content as it is released over the next year or so.

Also:

  • Next week there will be another update to the game to make available more QoL changes.
  • Yesterday on Bungie Day they announced Year 1 Triumphs where everyone that has completed certain things in the game will have access to free content.
  • There have been special events back-to-back all Season, with a few more scheduled for next few weeks.  This is both good and bad because a lot of people are complaining about "Grind Fatigue."
  • A several week long (I think?) even called the Solstice of Heroes is scheduled to kick off at the end of the month and I believe last through the rest of the Season (through the release of The Forsaken), which will start a new Year/Season.

While the game did start out on very shaky ground, Bungie has spent lots of time making nice with the community and the game is constantly getting better.



#12944 pittsnoggle   Lord CAGiversary!   4347 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

pittsnoggle

Posted 09 July 2018 - 05:54 AM

6 dollars is what i would say vanilla destiny 2 is worth, with GCU its even better. best bet is waiting for them to release the complete edition, l got taken king edition for very cheap pretty soon after it came out



#12945 mundial1345   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   541 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

mundial1345

Posted 09 July 2018 - 11:23 AM

Hit day 1200 on my achievement streak today. Keep on keeping on.


Damn lol I thought my 16 day streak was good


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#12946 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2238 Posts   Joined 3.2 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 09 July 2018 - 12:16 PM

6 dollars is what i would say vanilla destiny 2 is worth, with GCU its even better. best bet is waiting for them to release the complete edition, l got taken king edition for very cheap pretty soon after it came out


The mechanics in D1 were perfect to me, the character classes felt different, there was real variety between weapons and especially the rare ones, and movement felt great. If Bungie knows how to do anything, it's to make a mechanically satisfying shooter, so I'm actually looking forward a lot to revisiting the game. Would consider a complete edition but I doubt I'll be buying any expansions.

#12947 DarthPwner  

Posted 09 July 2018 - 12:35 PM

https://www.microsof...UkjQtHWZQ1tS0o0

Darksiders I-III collection for $40. Includes the Blades and Whip Edition of Darksiders 3. It worked for me so I would get it while I can. Credit to dealwars over at Slickdeals.

When I bought it, I looked at the Bladea and Whip edition and it does say that I aready own it (on the DS3 preorder page) so it isn't YMMV.

I didn't want to make a new thread, so I hope this reaches a good amount of people😎

#12948 OldSlowGamer   Old Slow Gamer CAGiversary!   505 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

OldSlowGamer

Posted 09 July 2018 - 12:50 PM

The mechanics in D1 were perfect to me, the character classes felt different, there was real variety between weapons and especially the rare ones, and movement felt great. If Bungie knows how to do anything, it's to make a mechanically satisfying shooter, so I'm actually looking forward a lot to revisiting the game. Would consider a complete edition but I doubt I'll be buying any expansions.

Same thoughts here. In for Destiny 2 at this price.  I played the solo campaign of D1 for 20 hours until then sold it.  Will do the same for this one but with GCU and a reward cert it was free.  Looking forward to seeing it in 4K with HDR on my X1X and sony x900e.



#12949 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8951 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2018 - 12:50 PM

https://www.microsof...UkjQtHWZQ1tS0o0

Darksiders I-III collection for $40. Includes the Blades and Whip Edition of Darksiders 3. It worked for me so I would get it while I can. Credit to dealwars over at Slickdeals.

When I bought it, I looked at the Bladea and Whip edition and it does say that I aready own it (on the DS3 preorder page) so it isn't YMMV.

I didn't want to make a new thread, so I hope this reaches a good amount of people😎


That’s definitely a mistake. The bundle is only supposed to include Darksiders and Darksiders II. I believe it’s supposed to be a bonus with the Blades and Whips edition.

I already own D1 and D2 so I’d be scared to get it and be stuck with $40 worth of nothing. Even if you get D3 B&W, I wonder if they’d pull the license later.

#12950 captbrannigan  

captbrannigan

Posted 09 July 2018 - 01:10 PM

That’s definitely a mistake. The bundle is only supposed to include Darksiders and Darksiders II. I believe it’s supposed to be a bonus with the Blades and Whips edition.

I already own D1 and D2 so I’d be scared to get it and be stuck with $40 worth of nothing. Even if you get D3 B&W, I wonder if they’d pull the license later.

B&W edition talks about including D1 & D2, so it sounds like someone mixed up the bundles. What's also weird is that if I goto the B&W page, it says I already have it pre-ordered which... no.

Take a screenshot of the "included in this bundle" so if they pull the license for d3, you can ask for a refund.

Quite tempted to pull the trigger on the bundle, even tho I have the first games on Game pass and never played them. Damn backlog be like:

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#12951 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8951 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2018 - 01:27 PM

Ah Fuck it. I got the Darksiders bundle and took screenshots to prove what I got. As someone on SD noted, they had a similar error with the RE bundle last year (which I also got :) ) and never pulled the licenses. Fingers crossed!

#12952 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13565 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 09 July 2018 - 02:35 PM

Still ain't even play the first two Darksiders on my 360 and I've skipped out on the HD'er remakes for cheap on Humble Bundle and the current PSN sale. I Can wait for Darksiders III to go stupid cheap or GWG



#12953 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8951 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2018 - 02:42 PM

I had preordered DS3 through Best Buy to lock in my GCU discount. But this is even cheaper and digital. Going to keep the BB preorder for now just in case MS nerfs this.

#12954 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1818 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

defpally

Posted 09 July 2018 - 02:43 PM

Ah Fuck it. I got the Darksiders bundle and took screenshots to prove what I got. As someone on SD noted, they had a similar error with the RE bundle last year (which I also got :) ) and never pulled the licenses. Fingers crossed!

And I'm sure their reps will get a good chuckle out of your screenshot as "proof" of deserving an obvious error. :)

 

This one is just too risky for my blood, I've already got the first two (actually have both physical), so overpaying for the digital versions again if they yank 3 from it would be very bad.



#12955 mundial1345   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   541 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

mundial1345

Posted 09 July 2018 - 02:54 PM

So how is everyone organizing their groups in the latest update I’m struggling with the 160 games I have had installed, open to suggestions


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#12956 Gurren Lagann   Who Da Hell Do You Think I Am CAGiversary!   3019 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Gurren Lagann

Posted 09 July 2018 - 03:01 PM

Anyone know how to do the quick start up on games or is that for alpha/beta members? I only want to do quick start for WW II.

#12957 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10228 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 09 July 2018 - 03:15 PM

Anyone know how to do the quick start up on games or is that for alpha/beta members? I only want to do quick start for WW II.

I *think* that feature is available to all users, but it isn't necessarily available on all games.  It's a small subset of games at this point.



#12958 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1634 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 09 July 2018 - 03:22 PM

And I'm sure their reps will get a good chuckle out of your screenshot as "proof" of deserving an obvious error. :)

 

This one is just too risky for my blood, I've already got the first two (actually have both physical), so overpaying for the digital versions again if they yank 3 from it would be very bad.

Not sure what the big risk is, and I didn't get the sense anyone was thinking that taking the screenshot means they are entitled to the game. I'd for sure what a refund though. 



#12959 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8951 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2018 - 03:29 PM

Not sure what the big risk is, and I didn't get the sense anyone was thinking that taking the screenshot means they are entitled to the game. I'd for sure what a refund though.


That’s what I was thinking. More to get a refund if necessary.

#12960 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3712 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 09 July 2018 - 03:30 PM

 

While the game did start out on very shaky ground, Bungie has spent lots of time making nice with the community and the game is constantly getting better.

I've been keeping up with the updates for the most part. They're just coming at a snail's pace and some ridiculous stuff is taking way too long for seemingly no reason, little stuff like the ability to mass delete shaders.

A lot of my big complaints are being addressed with Forsaken, but I don't know if it's going to be enough to get me back in. The weapon slot changes, return of random rolls, supposed fix of the terrible mod system are what are sounding good to me, along with the idea of the Dreaming City (?). I've never cared about the Triumph system as it just felt like a lazy way to drive grinding, in the past just giving a few cosmetic rewards out for a TON of effort.

 

The real thing that grinded my gears is that the game came out in such a bad state, showing they learn nothing from D1, which also launched poorly and found a year to really find it's footing.