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#1441 HektiK   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   165 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2019 - 06:23 PM

Just recently beat Bloodstained for the first time the other day.  Great game, takes a difficulty spike towards the last couple levels but still an old school blast.  If you dont have it already than you are in luck.  Looking forward to Bomberman as well.



#1442 braiiins   Braiiins CAGiversary!   982 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2019 - 06:25 PM

I don't own any of next months games but I have gotten 100% on rogue with a hard copy but having it available is nice.

Almost bought rogue remastered also.
Anyone know how different remastered would be compared to the 360 version of a x1x? (I’m sure there is a comparison video out there on YouTube..)


If I recall correctly it isn't a true remaster but an upgraded port. There would probably be framerate increases and slight graphical improvement but nothing amazing. I haven't played the X1 version yet but with the 360 version being free I'd recommend only getting the remaster if you're a big fan of the franchise.

#1443 TooManyGamez  

TooManyGamez

Posted 29 January 2019 - 06:34 PM

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Great month


With gamepass clearly influencing the selections,I hope for Microsofts sake GwG ends very soon. Another absolutely abysmal month. MS hasnt had a decent GwG month since probably 2017, while Sony is just absolutely embarrassing them.

Also, WTF is up with all the Assassins Creed and Star Wars games? What in the hell gives them the idea that it's a good idea to release a game in each series almost every month?

#1444 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13864 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 29 January 2019 - 06:35 PM

With gamepass clearly influencing the selections,I hope for Microsofts sake GwG ends very soon. Another absolutely abysmal month. MS hasnt had a decent GwG month since probably 2017, while Sony is just absolutely embarrassing them.

Nope.



#1445 hauz20   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1018 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2019 - 06:35 PM

With gamepass clearly influencing the selections,I hope for Microsofts sake GwG ends very soon. Another absolutely abysmal month. MS hasnt had a decent GwG month since probably 2017, while Sony is just absolutely embarrassing them.

Also, WTF is up with all the Assassins Creed and Star Wars games? What in the hell gives them the idea that it's a good idea to release a game in each series almost every month?


I'm personally happy with this month. To each their own, I suppose.

#1446 bee01   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   419 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2019 - 06:58 PM

With gamepass clearly influencing the selections,I hope for Microsofts sake GwG ends very soon. Another absolutely abysmal month. MS hasnt had a decent GwG month since probably 2017, while Sony is just absolutely embarrassing them.

This is just... *shakes head*



#1447 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3525 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:02 PM

With gamepass clearly influencing the selections,I hope for Microsofts sake GwG ends very soon.

I don't understand.  You would rather have nothing than something?  I'm not thrilled with this month's GWG either, but i'll take mediocre stuff with my subscription than nothing.



#1448 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2494 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:03 PM

And this is just the “pre game” . The big release for this dev will be Bloodstained Ritual of the Night coming later this year. Bet going GWG is to help generate sales for it.

Yeah, if this is any indication of the quality of the main game, I'll buy it at launch. SotN and the GBA / DS Castlevania games are some of my favorite action RPGs, ever (esp. Circle of the Moon and Aria/Dawn of Sorrow). 

 

And it has awesome 8bit music I assume?If so I can not wait to play this.

The music is great. Chiptune city, highly reminiscent of the original Castlevania games. 

 

Nope.

Big ol' double nope. There's no pleasin' some people.



#1449 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   3649 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:13 PM

With gamepass clearly influencing the selections,I hope for Microsofts sake GwG ends very soon. Another absolutely abysmal month. MS hasnt had a decent GwG month since probably 2017, while Sony is just absolutely embarrassing them.

Also, WTF is up with all the Assassins Creed and Star Wars games? What in the hell gives them the idea that it's a good idea to release a game in each series almost every month?

I disagree, PS+ gave Portal Knights which is on game pass and Steep which was $9 on the Countdown Xbox sale. February is also the last month you get ps3 and psp games on ps+ for free so in March it will only be 2 free games. I would say they are pretty equal in game quality giveaways. GWG has had its share of flop giveaways but it’s been a very successful program that has given me games I wouldn’t have played otherwise. I hope it continues for years and years.

What 4 games would have made it a perfect month in your eyes?

#1450 An Orange Cat   Pet My Fur CAGiversary!   1252 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

An Orange Cat

Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:13 PM

I've been trying to get the entire available Xbox BC as sales pop up, but I'll definitely take free ones when I can get them. February is a great month for GwG, and it looks like Gamepass is shaping up to be a great month as well.

#1451 dwo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   178 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:22 PM

I don't own any of next months games but I have gotten 100% on rogue with a hard copy but having it available is nice.


If I recall correctly it isn't a true remaster but an upgraded port. There would probably be framerate increases and slight graphical improvement but nothing amazing. I haven't played the X1 version yet but with the 360 version being free I'd recommend only getting the remaster if you're a big fan of the franchise.

X enhanced version of the remaster has 4K assets on par with original PC release, and higher quality shadows. It’s also locked at 30 frames per second.

The original 360 version is 720p with an unlocked frame rate. On the 360 it usually ran between 20-40 fps. Not sure how it runs thought back compat.

Overall I think the game held up well for the remaster. It’s an appreciable performance/visual improvement, but it’s probably not worth the $20-ish sale price if you’re content with getting the 360 version for free.

#1452 snipermike   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   249 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:24 PM

With gamepass clearly influencing the selections,I hope for Microsofts sake GwG ends very soon. Another absolutely abysmal month. MS hasnt had a decent GwG month since probably 2017, while Sony is just absolutely embarrassing them.
Also, WTF is up with all the Assassins Creed and Star Wars games? What in the hell gives them the idea that it's a good idea to release a game in each series almost every month?

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#1453 TooManyGamez  

TooManyGamez

Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:43 PM

I don't understand. You would rather have nothing than something? I'm not thrilled with this month's GWG either, but i'll take mediocre stuff with my subscription than nothing.

I'd rather have nothing. All four of these games will nrver be touched by me, especially when it comes to not owning licensed games (on the XB1 side)

I disagree, PS+ gave Portal Knights which is on game pass and Steep which was $9 on the Countdown Xbox sale. February is also the last month you get ps3 and psp games on ps+ for free so in March it will only be 2 free games. I would say they are pretty equal in game quality giveaways. GWG has had its share of flop giveaways but it’s been a very successful program that has given me games I wouldn’t have played otherwise. I hope it continues for years and years.

What 4 games would have made it a perfect month in your eyes?


Well no indie games, no assassins creed, no star wars, no Lego. By indie I mean the $10-$15 garbage like bomberman and castlevania. Really not that hard. PS+ has managed to do it for 2+ years.

#1454 neoz   I Know Kung Fu CAGiversary!   1641 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:44 PM

I don't own any of next months games but I have gotten 100% on rogue with a hard copy but having it available is nice.


If I recall correctly it isn't a true remaster but an upgraded port. There would probably be framerate increases and slight graphical improvement but nothing amazing. I haven't played the X1 version yet but with the 360 version being free I'd recommend only getting the remaster if you're a big fan of the franchise.

Last time checked no one is forcing you to DL the games. Also MS don't even have to offer this as a service. At least it is a something nice for having Gold.



#1455 Dustinator   Why hello....... CAGiversary!   1393 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Dustinator

Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:44 PM

Guys, ignore the troll. They've posted outlandish statements before in this thread just to stir the pot

So far I've dodged bullets on the original xbox games I bought when they first came out and haven't owned the ones given away free yet but my luck will probably change going forward if they keep giving them away.

I've bought several of the og Xbox games when they were on sale(Full Spectrum Warrior, Destroy All Humans, MX Unleashed, etc) without any of em going GWG, but I know that wont always be the case. IMO, I'm glad og Xbox games go free. More the merrier

#1456 Dagolara   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   653 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:48 PM

KH3 punchcard in the app. 6000 points for buying it and another 500 for getting an achievement in it



#1457 mundial1345   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   641 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

mundial1345

Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:49 PM

Nice month almost bought bomber man on one of the last big sales, the other games don’t interest me a ton but might be something nice and random to try one say


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#1458 DaKrazie1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   93 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:50 PM

I'd rather have nothing. All four of these games will nrver be touched by me, especially when it comes to not owning licensed games (on the XB1 side)


Well isn't that the beauty of them giving you the option and not forcing it down your throat? You can take nothing like you prefer and leave the absolute travesty and misery to the rest of us. We'll take the burden off your hands.

You get nothing and are happy (or miserable, can't tell) and we get something. Win win for everybody.

Enjoy your nothingness :)

#1459 TooManyGamez  

TooManyGamez

Posted 29 January 2019 - 08:02 PM

Well isn't that the beauty of them giving you the option and not forcing it down your throat? You can take nothing like you prefer and leave the absolute travesty and misery to the rest of us. We'll take the burden off your hands.

You get nothing and are happy (or miserable, can't tell) and we get something. Win win for everybody.

Enjoy your nothingness :)

That's not what I'm saying or what upsets me. Everyone putting on a fad and saying "Wow! Great GwG month!" clearly frightened to challenge the selections is what bothers me. You're an example of that, you're happy with that something, albeit a terrible something. You're satisfied with MS laughing at you while including these games in a paid service.

Bloodstained has a 70 on metacritic, Bomberman has a 63 (the xb1 versions). Nobody is truly happy with these games. If MS only wants to include low score games in GwG, a game like The Surge (a game I own and hate) would be a much better choice as it would show they actually care.

#1460 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   2687 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Thebacklash

Posted 29 January 2019 - 08:03 PM

I’m going to go with the gwg copy of rogue, but found this video comparing them on 360 BC and the remaster.


And with rogue, I’ll have the entire franchise on xbox with the only exception being chronicles. (Have it on ps4/vita)

#1461 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2494 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 29 January 2019 - 08:04 PM

*sigh*
Notable 2018 GWG:
 
360:
Split/Second
Dead Space 2
Vanquish
Sonic Racing Transformed
Splinter Cell Conviction
Dead Space 3
Stuntman Ignition
Dante's Inferno
Dragon Age II
 
X1:
Zombi
Superhot
The Witness
MGS V
Forza Horizon 2
Battlefield 1
QUBE 2
 
And Celeste, a 2018 GOTY contender.
 
I pay $3 a month for Gold, and would have gladly spent $5-10 on every one of these. 


#1462 evful   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   662 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2019 - 08:07 PM

That's not what I'm saying or what upsets me. Everyone putting on a fad and saying "Wow! Great GwG month!" clearly frightened to challenge the selections is what bothers me. You're an example of that, you're happy with that something, albeit a terrible something. You're satisfied with MS laughing at while including these games in a paid service.

Bloodstained has a 70 on metacritic, Bomberman has a 63. Nobody is truly happy with these games. If MS only wants to include low score games in GwG, a game like The Surge (a game I own and hate) would be a much better choice as it would show they actually care.

Yo dude ps plus gave away a bunch of crap last year too including Might Number 9 and Knack. Out here quoting metacritic like its the end all be all for how much someone should like a game.



#1463 dorath  

Posted 29 January 2019 - 08:08 PM

That's not what I'm saying or what upsets me. Everyone putting on a fad and saying "Wow! Great GwG month!" clearly frightened to challenge the selections is what bothers me. You're an example of that, you're happy with that something, albeit a terrible something. You're satisfied with MS laughing at you while including these games in a paid service.
 

How, exactly, do you wish people to challenge the selections?
If no one downloads, how do you know MS will say--oh, we need better games--instead of--well, no one wants anything so kill it.

Do we email those who choose the games and say we arent happy? Then they take it away.

I dont fully understand your argument or why you think they should give in to those that complain.



#1464 Doctor Zod   Phantom Zone permanent resident CAGiversary!   581 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

Doctor Zod

Posted 29 January 2019 - 08:08 PM

I wonder what those "Ignore preferences" actually do. Oh, that's right, now I remember. Hadn't done it in a while.



#1465 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   7949 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2019 - 08:13 PM

...there was a staircase. How did you miss it? Man, I hope they never port the Yakuza games over if people can't even figure this out.
https://youtu.be/srIaCgCf7Uo?t=19m45s

Been a long while since I played it but I recall being near a crate and billboard.  Maybe at the top of a smaller building but not the building.  Decided I just didn't GAF anymore.  I typically like games like this but it constantly shouting at me to get to the roof made me rage quit.  I am 90% sure I defeated that boss in the video you linked but never got to the end of the chapter.



#1466 Touch3  

Posted 29 January 2019 - 08:18 PM

Ya know what felt good?  Getting an Achievement in a Kingdom Hearts game.

 

2002-me wouldn't have understood the significance of that statement, and 2007-me wouldn't have believed it could happen.

 

The game feels really good from what I've played.

 

The downside is, I apparently get to join the club of "Get screwed by a Rewards Quest because I bought the game too early."  Do I get a membership card or anything?  Secret menu at the bar?



#1467 TooManyGamez  

TooManyGamez

Posted 29 January 2019 - 08:19 PM


*sigh*
Notable 2018 GWG:

360:
Split/Second
Dead Space 2
Vanquish
Sonic Racing Transformed
Splinter Cell Conviction
Dead Space 3
Stuntman Ignition
Dante's Inferno
Dragon Age II

X1:
Zombi
Superhot
The Witness
MGS V
Forza Horizon 2
Battlefield 1
QUBE 2

And Celeste, a 2018 GOTY contender.

I pay $3 a month for Gold, and would have gladly spent $5-10 on every one of these.


Let's see:

EA Access:
Dead Space 2
Dead Space 3
Dragon Age 2
Pretty sure theres 3-4 more.

Gamepass:
Dont know exactly but atleast 10

Zombi: Terrible, $4.

Superhot: Awful, $8.

MGS V: Hot Garbage, $0.

FH2 & BF1: Both have had at least one sequel since so literally no one cares about either.

Qube 2: Garbage, like $2.

The only quality game on your list is the witness which I still havent played.

But its clear I'll never understand how people on forums and reddit think regarding Microsoft and GwG. I guess some people truly are satisfied with bottom of the barrel offerings.

#1468 barrysowders   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   417 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

barrysowders

Posted 29 January 2019 - 08:22 PM

KH3 punchcard in the app. 6000 points for buying it and another 500 for getting an achievement in it


I know it's been this way but it's still incredibly frustrating that preorders don't count.

#1469 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   5346 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

whitereflection

Posted 29 January 2019 - 08:22 PM

Do you guys want to see a Humble Xbox Bundle? Another PlayStation bundle has started, and the publishers involved are doing an AMA on Reddit right now. They are also trying to gauge interest in a bundle for Xbox, so if you'd like to see one, share your voice there. https://old.reddit.c...a_also/efaijye/

#1470 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13864 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 29 January 2019 - 08:25 PM

I Blocked the obvious troll because one word response was all the attention it deserved and moved on. ANYWAYS, I'm glad Resident Evil 2 and Kingdom Hearts 3 is out mostly because they'll be $15 or less before the end of this year.