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#151 BadWaluigi=Luigi  

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 11:55 AM

AC: Odyssey on sale, but Origins still sitting at $40.

So weird, usually the year before installment doesn't hold its value this well.


Probably because they know Origins is the better game, with no (nor need for) "timesaving" microtransactions. They should go all out and treat Odyssey as a F2P game.

#152 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4656 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2019 - 12:18 PM

Probably because they know Origins is the better game, with no (nor need for) "timesaving" microtransactions. They should go all out and treat Odyssey as a F2P game.

 

 

Agreed. I've said this countless times in the past, though on other forums.

 

AC: Odyssey is not an Assassin's Creed game. 

 

I’ve been loving the AC series for over a decade. The first had me hooked, and I dove in deep throughout the years collecting everything from statues, art, shoes, if it was AC related, I owned it. Oh and I 100%/platinumed every game too. Put in around 140 hours into Origins as well. Then along came odyssey. Got it launch day October 2, and put 21 hours into it the first week. And I’ve never touched it since. I did follow the official ubi forums to check for the constant patch changes as well.

 

I just cannot stand the new design, be it the rubber banding like Mario kart, forced level scaling, how you can never get ahead. Shoot someone in the eye with an arrow? That’s -20 damage. Stab a spear through their torso? Nope, doesn’t kill someone. Even at level 70, fighting a wolf is a challenge without superpowers. And don’t get me started on the adrenaline, having to turn into flames to do 2x damage, jumping off 100 meter cliffs without dying, oh yeah and no hidden blade. I truly have no idea how or why this is titled as an AC game when it has nothing to do with the series. Some have suggested it was just branding to push sales.



#153 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   4429 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2019 - 12:20 PM

I was hoping to grab Crash Team Racing or Bloodstained at <$20. At $23.99, I’m not sure if the physical version of bloodstained is worth it. Thoughts??

Bloodstained is fantastic. Just don't buy the Switch version. 

 

Probably because they know Origins is the better game, with no (nor need for) "timesaving" microtransactions. They should go all out and treat Odyssey as a F2P game.

I disagree. I like Odyssey a lot more than I do Origins. Both are good, but Odyssey had a better setting, characters, and story. 



#154 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2877 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 12:26 PM

Bloodstained is fantastic. Just don't buy the Switch version.

I disagree. I like Odyssey a lot more than I do Origins. Both are good, but Odyssey had a better setting, characters, and story.


Bloodstained is a Castlevania game. That means it's a good game for people who like that sort of game. Otherwise, you're probably not going to like it.

#155 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   4429 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2019 - 01:28 PM

Bloodstained is a Castlevania game. That means it's a good game for people who like that sort of game. Otherwise, you're probably not going to like it.

Shouldn't that be pretty obvious that if you don't like Castlevania then you probably won't like the game that is a spiritual successor to Castlevania: SotN?

 

Castlevania is one of my all-time favorite series and Bloodstained is one of the best games I've played this year so far. 



#156 DaBargainHunta   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   230 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 01:43 PM

So GCU is working now on games 

Wish I had waited.

 

Annoying that it wasn't working all along like it should have been.

 

I'm still waiting for my partial refund on the GCU difference to actually show up. (I got an email confirmation but nothing else yet.)



#157 hohle  

Posted 26 July 2019 - 01:43 PM

Lame, bought them yesterday without my GCU discount.


Me too. There are some returns in my future.

#158 GreyFox787   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   825 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 01:50 PM

I was hoping to grab Crash Team Racing or Bloodstained at <$20. At $23.99, I’m not sure if the physical version of bloodstained is worth it. Thoughts??


Bloodstained is worth $60. Just get it.

#159 7String   7 string rules Silenced   492 Posts   Joined 2.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2019 - 01:50 PM

All WD Easystore are discounted 40% or more
Just type WD Easystore,10gb for 160


Google express has the 2TB with a coupon for$81, cant link on mobile, but clip the coupon

#160 hohle  

Posted 26 July 2019 - 02:00 PM

Castlevania is one of my all-time favorite series and Bloodstained is one of the best games I've played this year so far.

I hadn’t played SotN until last year and it immediately became one of my favorite games. Bloodstained RotN captures just about everything I liked about SotN and adds so much more. Now a slightly more seasoned Metroidvania player, I’ve found the progression seems tuned to my skill level (I tend to slightly over-level before bosses), the quests add another reason to backtrack without being annoying, the passive skills make exploration less opaque than SotN, and the platforming is tight and responsive (even on the switch with drifting joycons).

Besides the beaten to death Switch issues (the game is still playable, loading is annoying at times), the only things I’ve not liked are the crafting system (for multi-step items, it would be nice to just select the final item if you have all the resources for the intermediaries), the “bad ending” was a bit too obvious imho, and the ninjas!

I preordered at full price for the switch version (with GCU) and am happy. I double dipped for a PS4 copy and am excited for a second play through. Add the promised free 13 DLC and it seems like a great deal. Then add a steel book on top?

#161 VoltaicOwl  

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 02:03 PM

Side question:

 

How much GCU did BB allow you to stack while it was still available?  A lot of people still seem to have it despite it shutting down over a year ago.



#162 Daisydog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1407 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2019 - 02:18 PM

It looks like Amazon has price matched some of these.



#163 wynams   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   580 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2019 - 02:18 PM

Tempest is $1.50 cheaper at Amazon 



#164 fujishig   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   954 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 02:22 PM

For those who bought stuff pre GCU working, just get into chat and explain and they'll credit you the difference (eventually).



#165 Daisydog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1407 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2019 - 02:30 PM


I'm still waiting for my partial refund on the GCU difference to actually show up. (I got an email confirmation but nothing else yet.)

You probably do need to go pick up the items first. I got a partial refund after price matching once, and the refund didn't show until the order had shipped.



#166 evophile   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1180 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2019 - 02:43 PM

So I ordered bloodstained for in store pick up with the metal case and the game is ready but they can't find the case even though it said it was available for pickup sigh.

Should I just order it online instead?



#167 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   13146 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2019 - 02:43 PM

Wish I had waited.

 

Annoying that it wasn't working all along like it should have been.

 

I'm still waiting for my partial refund on the GCU difference to actually show up. (I got an email confirmation but nothing else yet.)

If you got the refund email, you should be good.  In my past experience after they send the email it takes about 2 to 3 business days to show on your credit card account/statement.

 

For those who bought stuff pre GCU working, just get into chat and explain and they'll credit you the difference (eventually).

I plan on doing this.  Its annoying, and will waste 20 to 30 minutes of my time, but it does save me about $15 for the games I bought.  I don't think they will add the GCU discount to Dragon though (since I bought it at $14.99 and its $39.99 now) but the other titles I bought should be no problem.



#168 boostlag   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   230 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 03:03 PM

forza horizon 4 is 29 not 19.



#169 bizman316   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   478 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 03:13 PM

I thought dragon marked for death was suppose to be $15 for switch?



#170 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   13146 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2019 - 03:21 PM

Wow, had the Bloodstained steel case delivered this morning despite shipping last night.  Have to hand it to BB on 12 hour delivery of an essentially free item.  Case was a little dinged, but not enough to make a stink about.



#171 Kirin Lemon   世界を革命する者 CAGiversary!   5130 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 03:31 PM

So I ordered bloodstained for in store pick up with the metal case and the game is ready but they can't find the case even though it said it was available for pickup sigh.

Should I just order it online instead?

Same thing happened with my order, and I switched the steelbook to shipping.



#172 jsivley   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1208 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2019 - 04:04 PM

Side question:

How much GCU did BB allow you to stack while it was still available? A lot of people still seem to have it despite it shutting down over a year ago.



More than 4 years at least. I had an active sub that was near expiration when I bought a renewal through a Call of Duty sponsored charity thing. There was a mixup and the codes wouldn’t redeem at first so they sent out new codes. Then they fixed the issue with the old codes and told us just to redeem it and have an extra sub for free, as a thanks for supporting charity. So I was able to add 4 yeas to my then active sub putting me at Dec 2020 expiration. Funny though, I can’t for the life of me find my subscription expiration in mybestbuy anymore. But it is still working

#173 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   4429 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2019 - 04:18 PM

I thought dragon marked for death was suppose to be $15 for switch?

Turns out it was just the digital version. They didn't have the physical listed on the site yesterday, but some people where able to get it in-store for $15. They have since added the physical version back to the site, but it is $39.99. 

 

Was also interested at $15, but any more is a pass for me. 



#174 nbskid   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   226 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2019 - 05:36 PM

Turns out it was just the digital version. They didn't have the physical listed on the site yesterday, but some people where able to get it in-store for $15. They have since added the physical version back to the site, but it is $39.99. 

 

Was also interested at $15, but any more is a pass for me. 

I picked this up for 14.99, it's arriving today. If it's the digital only version, I won't be pleased.



#175 Super Strider TurbulenceEX   Son of the Old Gods CAGiversary!   767 Posts   Joined 2.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 05:39 PM

The physcial version was listed on the site $14.99, it was pulled after like 30 minutes and added back hours later at a higher price.



#176 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   4429 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2019 - 05:47 PM

I picked this up for 14.99, it's arriving today. If it's the digital only version, I won't be pleased.

Yeah I would be pissed to, but you should be good. If it were digital you would have gotten a code shortly after purchasing it. 



#177 evophile   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1180 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2019 - 06:28 PM

Same thing happened with my order, and I switched the steelbook to shipping.

My store straight up canceled the metal case order so I couldnt switch it for shipping. Had to cancel the game and then reorder the whole thing so shipping lol.



#178 DaBargainHunta   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   230 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 07:20 PM



If you got the refund email, you should be good.  In my past experience after they send the email it takes about 2 to 3 business days to show on your credit card account/statement.

 

I plan on doing this.  Its annoying, and will waste 20 to 30 minutes of my time, but it does save me about $15 for the games I bought.  I don't think they will add the GCU discount to Dragon though (since I bought it at $14.99 and its $39.99 now) but the other titles I bought should be no problem.

The refund actually came ten minutes after I picked up the order. I have no idea if there's any correlation, but I suspect there is.

 

When I got home, I noticed a crack on the regular game case. Had to drive right back, ugh. Thankfully, doing an exchange in-store was easy enough.

 

This whole experience has been kind of draining - from a long chat to get the GCU refund to a cracked case - but at least it all worked out in the end.  

 

(Funnily enough, the total after the refund was 1 cent extra than it would have been if I'd ordered normally with GCU. Not sure why, and I certainly don't care enough to complain, lol.)

 

Edit: Considering all the trouble people are having getting the metal case, I guess I should count myself lucky that that part of it wasn't an issue for me.



#179 IronChariot   In My Country There Is Problem CAGiversary!   3292 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 09:13 PM

My Switch games often come with slit marks on the side. Wish Best Buy and Amazon would take more care with Switch game cases. It's happened several times even with games I've preordered such as Fire Emblem. Probably won't return it this time since the mark is a little smaller, but still annoying since I like to keep my cases in good shape.



#180 nbskid   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   226 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2019 - 11:44 PM

Well, my physical DMFD came, and I paid 14.99 for it....so hooray for that. How lucky, I suppose.