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#31 Necremis   Vampire Killer CAGiversary!   106 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Necremis

Posted 20 July 2018 - 05:27 AM

Same sale prices once again. These have been incredibly underwhelming as of late.

well persona golden 4 for around 8 bucks was a good price, so I got that too



#32 PsychoNinja1994  

PsychoNinja1994

Posted 20 July 2018 - 05:40 AM

i recall hearing that psn had a bad version of psychonauts so it is better to get the steam version for $2 on sale now instead. everything else looked ok.

The PS4 version was bad but they patched it and fixed the audio glitches, input lag, and the load times are shorter. I would recommend the PS4 version if you prefer playing on a console.

#33 Blinking-Pixels  

Blinking-Pixels

Posted 20 July 2018 - 08:19 AM

Nothing super exciting. There seems to be a Resident Evil sale every few months.



#34 happydogs   Razor barrel. CAGiversary!   533 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

happydogs

Posted 20 July 2018 - 09:01 AM

Nex Machina is extremely fun, but it's definitely a thinking man's twin stick shooter. I'm also considering Tesla vs Lovecraft because Neon Chrome has been one of my favorite games that I've played this year. In addition to that one, I'm considering Bayonetta for PS3 since I've never seen a disc copy for that price and possibly Child of Light, Just Cause 3, Rogue Stormers, and the Surgeon Simulator/I Am Bread bundle for PS4. I have decided to keep my budget for this sale under $30 since I need another game like I need a hole in my head.

Tesla vs Lovecraft is indeed pretty easy; i've played through two of the three difficulties now and only had maybe three or four stages in which i've died, and that has more to to with RNG than difficulty.  Enemy spawns and weapons pickups are somewhat random, so if they keep spawning mobs on top of you and don't drop any decent weapons, you won't last long.  On the other hand, if they drop you a strong weapon and a few good perks at the start of a level, you're not fighting for your life so much as mowing the lawn.  It's still fun imo, just don't expect too much of a challenge. 

 

Some people might be turned off by the fact that there's not much character progression in the game: you start each stage at level 1 and with a crappy handgun, earning perks and picking up weapons as you go, but you start the next stage again from scratch.  You do have permanent upgrades(extra teleport charges, start the stage with a random weapon/perk etc), but these are purchased with aether crystals, and you see virtually none of them throughout the entire first difficulty, so it's awhile before you've earned any powerups that you get to keep.  It's not bad, just different, and the game is fast paced enough that the whole thing works.

 

How does Nex Machina compare to Helldivers? I loved that game, and must have sunk at least 200 hours into it.



#35 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   70317 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 20 July 2018 - 10:36 AM

How does Nex Machina compare to Helldivers? I loved that game, and must have sunk at least 200 hours into it.

There's nothing really similar to Helldivers. Nex Machina is a dual stick shooter in the Housemarque style made as a tribute to Robotron, with some help from its creator, and it's all about mastering its mechanics and the variety of secrets that it holds.



#36 Killbomb   The Misanthrope CAGiversary!   3685 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 July 2018 - 12:08 PM

I enjoyed Tesla vs. Lovecraft quite a bit. Thanks to the challenge system and the crystals, I always felt like I was making some progress even if I failed a level. The Plat is very straightforward which is another plus.



#37 jacknicklson  

jacknicklson

Posted 20 July 2018 - 01:35 PM

Definitely grabbing Tesla based on the feedback here. Any other co-op PS4 recommendations?



#38 CheepyDee   Hello I am Best Buy GCU's Scolding Mother Banned   304 Posts   Joined 2.8 Years Ago  

CheepyDee

Posted 20 July 2018 - 03:31 PM

Nothing super exciting. There seems to be a Resident Evil sale every few months.

If it's always on sale, then it's never on sale.
:)

#39 happydogs   Razor barrel. CAGiversary!   533 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

happydogs

Posted 20 July 2018 - 05:05 PM

There's nothing really similar to Helldivers. Nex Machina is a dual stick shooter in the Housemarque style made as a tribute to Robotron, with some help from its creator, and it's all about mastering its mechanics and the variety of secrets that it holds.

 

The core of Helldivers is a pretty straightorward twin stick shooter; it just incorporates a lot of extra features and adds depth by altering the gameplay based on your loadout/play style.  The friend who introduced me to it loved running with a flamethrower, engulfing everything in fire and using jump jets to escape when enemies got too close for comfort; i always carried the laser rifle (Sickle) and picked off enemies from anywhere on the screen like a surgeon.  On the survival stages i'd usually set up Tesla towers for perimeter defense and drop mechs to cut down the bugs that got through.  Sometimes it was fun to just bring four airstrikes and rain hell throughout the stage.

 

No other game from the past generation surprised me like Helldivers by how much i enjoyed it.  Never would have even given it a second glance, but said friend bought it and loved it so much he gave me the digital content code from his disc copy that allowed me to download the PS3 version(and the game supports cross play).  A month later i'd bought a copy for myself, along with three more copies for friends for Christmas gifts(it was $16 for Black Friday in 2015, RIP GCU).



#40 Oarsman05   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   82 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Oarsman05

Posted 20 July 2018 - 07:51 PM

Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite and all its dlc are also on sale. Here's to a faint hope that those rumors of them fixing it come true.

What is there to fix? I thought it was just disappointing, not broken.



#41 solinari6   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   49 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

solinari6

Posted 20 July 2018 - 08:30 PM

Can anyone comment on the Van Helsing games?  I love Diablo, but the PS4 versions of these seem to be getting pretty "meh" reactions.  Sucks that there's no couch co-op, especially since the reviews mention the servers rarely work, so internet co-op is tough to pull off.



#42 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   70317 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 20 July 2018 - 08:35 PM

The core of Helldivers is a pretty straightorward twin stick shooter; it just incorporates a lot of extra features and adds depth by altering the gameplay based on your loadout/play style.  The friend who introduced me to it loved running with a flamethrower, engulfing everything in fire and using jump jets to escape when enemies got too close for comfort; i always carried the laser rifle (Sickle) and picked off enemies from anywhere on the screen like a surgeon.  On the survival stages i'd usually set up Tesla towers for perimeter defense and drop mechs to cut down the bugs that got through.  Sometimes it was fun to just bring four airstrikes and rain hell throughout the stage.

 

No other game from the past generation surprised me like Helldivers by how much i enjoyed it.  Never would have even given it a second glance, but said friend bought it and loved it so much he gave me the digital content code from his disc copy that allowed me to download the PS3 version(and the game supports cross play).  A month later i'd bought a copy for myself, along with three more copies for friends for Christmas gifts(it was $16 for Black Friday in 2015, RIP GCU).

I wasn't saying Helldivers was bad or anything like that, but what the two games are going for are wildly different. Helldivers is a dual-stick shooter Magicka in terms of complex mechanics and range of ways you can tackle objectives with co-op being necessary, but Nex Machina is going for a classic arcade style of mechanics that are easier to grasp while putting you in levels and situations to get you to make use of them to go for high scores and find secrets.



#43 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4518 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 July 2018 - 10:07 PM

Considering Dead Rising 2 OTR just to screw around in sandbox mode. Maybe if I can convince a friend to get it too...

 

-Update- Picked it up for stupid fun.



#44 PsychoNinja1994  

PsychoNinja1994

Posted 21 July 2018 - 12:27 AM

Thinking about getting Resident Evil Revelations. Should I just get the first one or the bundle that comes with 2?

#45 BaIZIoo  

Posted 21 July 2018 - 12:37 AM

I would grab persona 4 digital for that price but I have a sneaking suspicion they'll throw it for PS Plus free before they end Vita games for PS Plus. I'm feeling they'll try to release the "greatest" Vita games as a last hoorah before it ends.

#46 GamerSavage   The Throwback Kid CAGiversary!   1464 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

GamerSavage

Posted 21 July 2018 - 02:04 AM

Picked up LEGO The Hobbit, Child of Light, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Likely going to grab Tesla vs Lovecraft as well, just being a slowpoke about it, lol. Thanks to Frisky and others for the input on Child of Light and TvL. 



#47 affa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4710 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2018 - 02:23 AM

I'd go as far as to say Nex is the best twin stick ever made. How's the difficulty in TvL? The game looks way too easy on lower difficulties and the higher levels don't necessarily look hard, there's just large mobs of enemies on screen that seem pretty easy to avoid and kill from the small amount I watched on Youtube.


In many ways, tvl is their most polished dual stick shooter. But it's definitely a bit too easy, at least if you are good at the genre. It's a very easy Platinum, very straightforward, nothing hidden.

I do recommend it, because I love all of their games, but I feel like they may have tried a little too hard to make it accessible. If you're a huge fan of neon Chrome then jydge may be a closer fit. But I think you'll still like tvl. I did.

#48 affa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4710 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2018 - 02:30 AM

Any feedback on van helsing games

#49 Abeja   CAG with No Title CAGiversary!   3202 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2018 - 03:24 AM

I would grab persona 4 digital for that price but I have a sneaking suspicion they'll throw it for PS Plus free before they end Vita games for PS Plus. I'm feeling they'll try to release the "greatest" Vita games as a last hoorah before it ends.

That game is consistently in the top 10 in sales every month. Its an essential for any Vita owner. Its also been that price before, so waiting just gives a chance for a better sale or PS+.



#50 Blinking-Pixels  

Blinking-Pixels

Posted 21 July 2018 - 04:46 AM

Picked up LEGO The Hobbit, Child of Light, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Likely going to grab Tesla vs Lovecraft as well, just being a slowpoke about it, lol. Thanks to Frisky and others for the input on Child of Light and TvL. 

I always thought of getting LEGO The Hobbit until I found out it doesn't cover Battle of the Five Armies. 



#51 GamerSavage   The Throwback Kid CAGiversary!   1464 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

GamerSavage

Posted 21 July 2018 - 05:05 AM

I always thought of getting LEGO The Hobbit until I found out it doesn't cover Battle of the Five Armies. 

This indeed is the biggest drawback for it. I remember people saying Traveler's Tales and Warner should have waited until the final movie was released before making/releasing the game.

 

I had passed it up multiple times when it was on sale after I had traded in my physical copy for PS3 a few years ago. It's one of the few LEGO games I enjoy, even though it only covers the first two movies.



#52 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2137 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

defpally

Posted 21 July 2018 - 01:58 PM

I always thought of getting LEGO The Hobbit until I found out it doesn't cover Battle of the Five Armies. 

To be honest, the first two movies should have covered Battle of the Five Armies as well ... :)



#53 Jello1996   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   425 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Jello1996

Posted 21 July 2018 - 02:27 PM

Tempted to buy Return to Arkham and never play it.



#54 DesertLeo   DontReadThis. CAGiversary!   2355 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2018 - 03:55 PM

Tempted to buy Return to Arkham and never play it.


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#55 Althax   Longtime nobody CAGiversary!   1010 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2018 - 08:18 PM

As far as pinball fx3 tables on sale, I picked up balls of fury and the avengers packs.

Any other strong packs I should grab?

#56 guardian_owl   Keeper of the CAG Shrine CAGiversary!   11170 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

guardian_owl

Posted 22 July 2018 - 12:47 AM

The core of Helldivers is a pretty straightorward twin stick shooter; it just incorporates a lot of extra features and adds depth by altering the gameplay based on your loadout/play style.  The friend who introduced me to it loved running with a flamethrower, engulfing everything in fire and using jump jets to escape when enemies got too close for comfort; i always carried the laser rifle (Sickle) and picked off enemies from anywhere on the screen like a surgeon.  On the survival stages i'd usually set up Tesla towers for perimeter defense and drop mechs to cut down the bugs that got through.  Sometimes it was fun to just bring four airstrikes and rain hell throughout the stage.

 

No other game from the past generation surprised me like Helldivers by how much i enjoyed it.  Never would have even given it a second glance, but said friend bought it and loved it so much he gave me the digital content code from his disc copy that allowed me to download the PS3 version(and the game supports cross play).  A month later i'd bought a copy for myself, along with three more copies for friends for Christmas gifts(it was $16 for Black Friday in 2015, RIP GCU).

I too had a lot of fun with Helldivers. I used the laser tanto mostly which is like a medium range, one-handed laser sword. It's decent for a main gun and frees you up to carry quest items and still contribute at full power since it can be wielded one-handed. That game is a blast with friends as it is easier to laugh about it when you have friendly fire mishaps.



#57 envelopes   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   491 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2018 - 01:17 AM

It looks like Shadow Complex is at its lowest price ever for PS4. Is this game worth playing in mid-2018?

#58 kelo360   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1767 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2018 - 02:07 AM

Nex Machima is super fun. My favorite shooter since Resogun. Great graphics gameplay and music 10/10. Just got it for $6 in this sale.

#59 Jello1996   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   425 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Jello1996

Posted 22 July 2018 - 02:17 AM

It looks like Shadow Complex is at its lowest price ever for PS4. Is this game worth playing in mid-2018?

I've started playing a lot of Metroidvania games but Shadow Complex is the only one I've ever stuck with from start to finish so that should tell you something.  But I was unemployed when it came out so I had all the time in the world to play it and no money to buy other games so that might have had something to do with it.  Still I say awesome game and my favorite of the genre.



#60 Wrectifyy  

Posted 22 July 2018 - 11:27 AM

It looks like Shadow Complex is at its lowest price ever for PS4. Is this game worth playing in mid-2018?


It sure is. Good games never go out of style