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#14791 MrRidickulous   Deal skeptic! CAGiversary!   1659 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

MrRidickulous

Posted Yesterday, 04:28 PM

Up, up, down, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, Start?


Too many downs. We also did select start because contra 3 is a badass 2 player game.

#14792 Echotech83   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   712 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Echotech83

Posted Yesterday, 04:48 PM

So I’m thinking of picking up Asura’s wrath. Which DLC is needed for “true” ending? Is it the one that’s currently $6.99? Insert previous rants about BS DLC paywall.

#14793 braiiins   Braiiins CAGiversary!   969 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted Yesterday, 04:51 PM

Pillars of Eternity is totally different than Diablo.


Will have to look into it more then. Trailer left a lot to the imagination so I just assumed it similar since they're similar camera angles.

#14794 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1911 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted Yesterday, 04:53 PM

Yeah it's the $6.99 one. It was on sale once, for how much I don't remember, but that's when I bought it. 



#14795 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2434 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted Yesterday, 05:05 PM

Up, up, down, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, Start?

 

The 90s were weird, man.



#14796 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4050 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted Yesterday, 05:25 PM

Big change for those that game share Fortnite's Save the World mode. People who haven't bought (or been gifted) the Founder's Pack will no longer be able to earn V-Bucks, and instead will get a new currency that basically does the same thing for STW but doesn't transfer to Battle Royale. This is likely due to the further spreading of a semi-exploit of game sharer's making extra accounts and gifting their main account stuff.

 

At least the game is on sale right now, I will definitely be buying it finally, and if you care about earning cosmetics for yourself or to gift to others, it's pretty worth it if you're willing to grind them out in STW.

 

https://www.epicgame...or-non-founders

 

Other than that the new patch is out with standard changes, and it looks like the BR event on Saturday is going to be a Megazord-style robot fighting a Kaiju. 

 

There is a birthday event that just started in STW that has some unique rewards and the ability to unlock anything from the past year. A BR event will be starting presumably on July 24th like last year, with some free items to unlock as well.



#14797 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13790 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted Yesterday, 05:38 PM

Gears 5 tech test is up to download

 

https://www.microsof...vot:overviewtab



#14798 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4050 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted Yesterday, 06:06 PM

10.89 gigs for me, hopefully that's a sign of smaller file size for Gears 5



#14799 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13790 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted Yesterday, 06:27 PM

10.89 gigs for me, hopefully that's a sign of smaller file size for Gears 5

I'm expecting over 100gb before a full year of it's release.



#14800 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5774 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted Yesterday, 06:45 PM

I've asked in the dev streams if they're going to break it up like Crackdown 3, but haven't gotten an answer.  Will try again this week.



#14801 dorath  

Posted Yesterday, 07:28 PM

Will have to look into it more then. Trailer left a lot to the imagination so I just assumed it similar since they're similar camera angles.

I picked it up quite awhile ago and its more C-RPG than anything else.  But, it has a weird level-up function where you cannot level-up unless you complete a quest.  Kill what you want, does not matter.  I liked it but hit a wall where I cannot finish any more quests so my guys were just getting murdered.  I keep wanting to look up online how to build my guy better, but, that just frustrates me since I should be able to move forward regardless of how stupid I built my guy/party.

I am not saying dont buy it, but, be aware of what you are getting into.



#14802 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4050 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted Yesterday, 07:48 PM

I've asked in the dev streams if they're going to break it up like Crackdown 3, but haven't gotten an answer.  Will try again this week.

Functionally I guess they're similar but I'd prefer the Master Chief Collection's method of Uninstalling unwanted parts from one base application.



#14803 LoganDX   Five by Five, B CAGiversary!   1573 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted Yesterday, 10:05 PM

Too many downs. We also did select start because contra 3 is a badass 2 player game.


You are correct. I don't know why I added that third down. I didn't want to assume a second player so I omitted the select but yes, 2 player Contra is excellent

#14804 dennisb407   Brickseek DN CAGiversary!   5812 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted Yesterday, 11:56 PM



#14805 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9317 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted Today, 12:39 AM

Thinking of double dipping on Little Nightmares ($6) and Sundered ($8). Enjoyed what I played of both on PS4 but would rather start again and finish on X1. Still weary of either or coming to GamePass.

Onishuma: Warlords ($12) is also tempting.

Was considering the Castlevania collection even though I’m kind of maxed out with other CV-likes already and not a big savings.

I know it’s shocking to talk about “sales”. :)

#14806 Luriden   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1329 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted Today, 12:46 AM

I think I'm missing Microsoft Rewards points on one particular purchase. Is there a way somewhere in the dashboard to break down how many points I got for each purchase?



#14807 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1911 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted Today, 01:09 AM

Thinking of double dipping on Little Nightmares ($6) and Sundered ($8). Enjoyed what I played of both on PS4 but would rather start again and finish on X1. Still weary of either or coming to GamePass.

Onishuma: Warlords ($12) is also tempting.

Was considering the Castlevania collection even though I’m kind of maxed out with other CV-likes already and not a big savings.

I know it’s shocking to talk about “sales”. :)

Sundered is an Xbox Play Anywhere title, so with PC GamePass now a thing I wonder if that gives it a bit of a boost at a chance to hit the service. Seems like Little Nightmares has been cheap for a very long time, and also seems like a game that would of been on there by now, I liked it a lot for what it was. $6 seems pretty fair if it's for all the DLC chapters as they really flesh out the game. 

 

For some reason the Castlevania Collection is priced $2 higher than it is on the PS4 sale that's happening right now at the exact same time. Could always just hold out for the principle of that alone. 


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#14808 dennisb407   Brickseek DN CAGiversary!   5812 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted Today, 01:28 AM

Is there a link to complete sale list?



#14809 summer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   85 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted Today, 01:37 AM

https://www.trueachi...-game-sale-2019



#14810 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9317 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted Today, 01:38 AM

Sundered is an Xbox Play Anywhere title, so with PC GamePass now a thing I wonder if that gives it a bit of a boost at a chance to hit the service. Seems like Little Nightmares has been cheap for a very long time, and also seems like a game that would of been on there by now, I liked it a lot for what it was. $6 seems pretty fair if it's for all the DLC chapters as they really flesh out the game.

For some reason the Castlevania Collection is priced $2 higher than it is on the PS4 sale that's happening right now at the exact same time. Could always just hold out for the principle of that alone.


Good points. Probably will grab Little Nightmares at least.

#14811 dennisb407   Brickseek DN CAGiversary!   5812 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted Today, 01:51 AM

Thank you



#14812 uwuwhatsthis  

uwuwhatsthis

Posted Today, 02:03 AM

Thanks for all that info. Funnily enough, you warning me not to buy the games actually makes them look more impressive to me; I assumed that the developer was putting out a new game every year, but if each game only had 3 or 4 months development time, that's amazing considering that the games look quite playable already, even if they're not great games.

The first Outbreak was a top-down game, the next few installments fit the Resident Evil 1-3 mold, and now the latest installment, Lost Hope, looks to emulate RE4-6's gameplay. How did a sole developer with only a few months of work on each game transition that quickly? Each game retails for $5-10 and couldn't have sold more than a few thousand copies each.

Do the games utilize tank controls? The enemies in these games look much faster than in RE, so the playable character would have to be faster too. Most of the complaints I've seen for these games could also be said about the early RE games, like infinite enemies with limited supplies. The New Nightmare is a particularly bad port since the console version doesn't support multiplayer whereas the PC version does.

Don't get me wrong - most people would probably be better served putting that $5 towards RE7 currently on sale, but I have a soft spot for games that succeed despite their vast limitations. Part of that is because I'm expecting these games to be turds, so if they're half-decent, they already exceeded my expectations. RE7 is a game that won awards and high review scores, so my expectations for that game in contrast would be sky-high. Another game I quite enjoyed from last generation that was widely panned is Hydrophobia, which plays like an early Tomb Raider game. I think these games are often criticized because it would be difficult not to compare them to modern games, but I would be expecting gameplay straight from 1996. Do the Outbreak games at least meet that standard?

 

In that context, sure, you could buy the games and they would probably meet your standards. That being said, I would stay away from the X1 ports as they are far buggier than the original PC versions. As to how the dev was able to develop games so quickly: The engine is already fleshed out and the only real difference between the fixed camera and OTS camera versions is specifically the camera. The tank controls are still largely the same and you still will end up fighting the controls regardless if you have them set to classic tank or modern tank variations. Most of the work is simply making new levels and the assets that go along with them, which isn't incredibly demanding if this is the only thing the dev does in the meantime. Plus, the speed of development also comes without the required QA that the newer installments should be getting, so you're going to run into far more balancing issues and bugs in the games past New Nightmare. Still, if you don't mind that and want to support the dev despite those flaws, go ahead and look into Lost Hope and Chronicles but remember: caveat emptor.