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jrodri86Member Since 16 Jan 2012
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You think you're telling the truth, but in fact... you're only telling your version of the truth. It happens to me all the time.
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Posted by jrodri86 on 03 January 2017 - 09:18 PM
Meh, I'll wait for the inevitable Humble Assassins Creed Reloaded Bundle to see if they at least include Black Flag.
Got ACIII for free, already own the first one and the 2D games are subpar (and some of them were already bundled). I'd be interested in II and Brotherhood but there's no way I'm gonna pay $15 for those two games, heck they could even be offered for free in the future.
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Posted by jrodri86 on 04 November 2016 - 11:38 AM
The Divinity games are higher quality than the other games that got bundled though. I would expect them to headline for a monthly before showing up in a regular bundle, but they've been really stingy with discounts so who knows when that'll happen. Which of their games are published by focus, or is that just a retail box copy thing?
The first Focus Interactive Bundle was a weekly and included Divinity 2 and a bunch of other games (Confrontation, RAW, Blood Bowl, Game of Thrones, Cities XL) in the $1 tier. Although the older Divinity games (Divine and Beyond) don't show as published by Focus on Steam, the Anthology is.
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Posted by jrodri86 on 16 August 2016 - 06:54 PM
$1-tier is eh. Lethal League is good even if a repeat, but it was just in a BS bundle. I don't mind the Galak-Z monthly repeat that much, but having 2 monthly repeats in 1 tier hurts. At least they're not in the BTA.
BTA is solid, imo. I actually laughed out loud when I saw the $10-tier.
It's more like $5 for Nuclear Throne (difference between BTA and $10), but it's still completely overpriced.
Especially when you taking in consideration that it was a part of a Monthly with South Park, This War of Mine and Renowned Explorers among others.
Posted by jrodri86 on 03 August 2016 - 10:53 PM
I don't shell out $60 for the latest COD. I usually wait a year or two or more until the MP is nice and dead and people have moved on to the next iteration and then buy it on sale and complain about it being dead. So maybe the $60 people are on to something.
I'm mostly just trolling (I mean I really do despise ARPGs, but I understand different folks, different strokes). I have tried and I think the loot grind just isn't appealing enough to me to get through the game play. I mean, it's all just a different version of the same thing (point and click), but for some reason the ARPG mechanics just don't do it for me. I think it's because I hate customization and don't get excited about new gear or weapons. Old School FPS have brainwashed me. Just give me a bigger gun, it has to be better, right? I will say Dead Rising 3 has it's appeal with the blueprints and building ridiculous weapons and vehicles, but that usually lacking in ARPGs too (except for How to Survive).
Oh no, I wasn't specifically referring to you, I was just putting an example. Like you said, there is a market for everything.
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Posted by jrodri86 on 03 August 2016 - 07:10 PM
Path of Exile was one of those games I tried just for the hell of it, and it turned me off because I seemed to be wandering around aimlessly and the much-lauded character-development tree was absurdly unwieldy. I couldn't really get into the original Torchlight because the story seemed underdeveloped, although I did like the pet mechanic.
You should go back and play Immortal Throne. I found Titan Quest, probably because of its mythological themes, to be one of the more enjoyable examples of this subgenre.
I think my biggest gripe with PoE is that while you get this massive skill tree to create and mold a character the way you want (and certainly no character will ever play like another), all that freedom is butchered when you realize the skills are loot and gem tied. I would regularly found a nice piece of loot and I couldn't use it because it wouldn't match my current set of skills and viceversa. That's the reason why I haven't played that game in a while, it's still fun to play, but that limitation became a pain in the ass for me.
Grim Dawn improves upon that idea, by giving you your classic skills/stats system, keeping the masteries system from Titan Quest and giving you an additional skill tree called Devotion. It's pretty much based on PoE's skill tree but uses a constellation system instead. The icing of the cake is that once you complete a full constellation you get an overkill skill with a high rate of trigger success, therefore not making the system pointless and just a gimmick to improve your stats.
I do have to play Immortal Throne at some point. Graphically Titan Quest hasn't aged well at all, but it was certainly a game beyond its time and introduced ideas that changed the genre for the years to come.
Posted by jrodri86 on 03 August 2016 - 06:11 PM
Boy, I must be the biggest time waster of all time then...
Torchlight: 35 hours on record.
Torchlight 2: 182 hours on record.
Titan Quest: 33 hours on record (still need to play the expansion).
The Incredible Adventures on Van Helsing: 36 hours on record.
The Incredible Adventures on Van Helsing II: 37 hours on record.
Path of Exile: 24 hours on record (Doesn't count the time I spent on the game's alphas, betas and non-steam releases).
Dungeon Siege: 6.7 hours on record (never again...).
Deathspank: Couple of hours.
Grim Dawn: 24 hours on record (currently playing).
And I'm still missing the time I wasted on DIablo 1 (both on PC and PS1), Diablo 2, Divine Divinity, Kult: Heretic Kingdoms, Darkstone and Nox when I was a kid.
I'll probably start playing Victor Vran and Van Helsing III after I finish Grim Dawn, and at some point (who knows when), I might finally get to try Revenant, Sacred Gold and the original Dungeon Siege games.
Geez... I really love to play trash, boring, pointless games...
Posted by jrodri86 on 02 August 2016 - 02:42 AM
I've been enjoying Grim Dawn again for the last few days after not playing it for a few months, the only thing the game is missing is proper controller support and thanks to SteamCompanion I managed to create a profile I feel pretty comfortable with. Got the game for $6 during 2014's Summer Sale from a Putinlandia trader when the region lock rules hadn't been yet enforced entirely and almost no one even gave a flying duck about the game due to being on Early Access.
Edit: Or was it $5? yeah, now that I think about it back then the MSRP was $19.99 due to being on Early Access and with the 50% discount the game was selling for around $5 in Putinlandia, and it was on sale for that price during an 8 hours flash deal exclusively.
Posted by jrodri86 on 28 July 2016 - 04:54 AM
This is Konami we're talking about. They'll raise the MSRP and not discount anything for a year.
They'll also kidnap Kojima's puppy and send it back in pieces.
They'll probably release it with a $60 price tag (which is pretty much GZ's and TPP's prices combined) and then they won't discount it for another year or so.
But hey guys, we are giving you all the sweet useless DLC for free, because we love you.
Posted by jrodri86 on 28 July 2016 - 04:25 AM
The Definitive Edition will probably include The Phantom Pain + Ground Zeroes and a bunch of DLC no one cares about because it's just a bunch of skins and multiplayer stuff. No biggie.
At least they waited a year to release it, unlike some other Japanese publisher who didn't even wait 6 months to announce a new version of its fighting game and had the guts to re-release it on the same year.