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#14132159 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by pasports31 on Today, 05:36 AM

A few mini-reviews of games I've played recently:

 

Jade Empire - The most disappointing game I've played in awhile. The plot/lore/characters didn't grab me all that much, and with writing that didn't intrigue me, it was on the gameplay to hook me...unfortunately, the combat really hasn't aged well, and it was monotonous and frustrating at times. There are also fairly inconsistent auto saving points, so if you don't save frequently there is a chance you will have to go through like 5 fights to get back to where you were, and when the combat is tedious and annoying it led me to quit after about 12 hours. I think this is the first Bioware game I started and didn't finish.

 

Kona - A murder mystery adventure game with light survival elements, it would be an okay enough time to spend a few hours, but there are a few issues that led me to quit after about an hour...first, although the world is a seamless open world, there are fairly frequent and random loading areas; your character will be walking/driving through the world and the game will freeze as a loading bar pops up in the center 10-15 seconds so you can keep going. It's immersion breaking and there is some moving back and forth through the level, so you can go through these fairly often. Second is the narrartor. He has a somewhat annoying voice and he comments on wayyy too many things, there is an option in the menu to turn down the frequency of narrarator comments from "frequent" to "only on important things" or something like that, but after turning it down I didn't notice a difference. It's very immersion breaking because in my 1.5 hours in the game your character is the only live character in the world, it's a lonely and desolate world and having some dude who kind of sounds like the guy from Thomas Was Alone completely wrecks the atmosphere. Third is there are a fair amount of bugs in the game, nothing game breaking, but enough to be annoying. 

 

Grow Up - If you've played Grow Home, this is like that except with a good bit more mechanics. As opposed to the 1st game where there's really only one mechanic (grow the vines to get to your spaceship, iirc) and some collectibles, the sequel has a variety of new powers you can acquire, and there are platforming challenges throughout the world that unlock new costumes. It's a marked improvement on the original imo, I enjoyed it overall.

 

Thief (2014) - It wasn't great by any means, but I thought it was better than the reviews give it credit for. It's easily the worst of the Thief games imo, but I still had a decent time playing it. It's most similar to Thief Deadly Shadows, for better and for worse- there is a city hub you return to after each mission, there are more limitations on tools you use than Thief 1/2, and the levels seem smaller and less inventive than the first two games. A nice improvement though is the optional missions you can take in the city hub - these include breaking into houses within the city and stealing individual items in addition to actual mini-missions where you leave the city and go to a new level. Overall it's a disappointment when compared to the first two games in particular, but I don't think it's nearly as bad as its reputation, either.




#14130859 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by pasports31 on 15 February 2019 - 06:25 AM

Hollow Knight: Silksong revealed:

 

 

Sequel to HK, not just DLC. Free for anyone who backed the original on Kickstarter. No release date yet but that's a Day 1 purchase if there ever was one.

was pumped to see this, hollow knight was the best game i played last year, and i'm not typically super high on metroidvanias. just a fantastic game. wonder what the price will be since 15 dollars for hollow knight was a complete steal...15 bucks for a top tier game that had like 60 hours of content if you completed the vast majority of stuff in it




#14128751 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by pasports31 on 10 February 2019 - 07:24 PM

Thronebreaker isn't a thing.

thronebreaker had nothing to do with why they won and you know it


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#14128231 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by pasports31 on 09 February 2019 - 12:17 AM

Think I'm going to take advantage of the Steam sale and finally get Witcher 3 and Celeste. Really been wanting both of those although I have no idea when I'll get around to playing Witcher.

 

Probably throw in the cheapest game on my wishlist to get over 30, Hell Girls.

play the witcher now because it's pretty much just as fucking amazing as it's hyped to be




#14126591 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by pasports31 on 04 February 2019 - 11:07 PM

A couple decent deals:

 

Escape Goat 2 is 2.00

The Magic Circle is 4.00

South Park Fractured But Whole is 12.00

 

i think these are all historical lows although escape goat/magic circle were both bundled




#14126332 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by pasports31 on 04 February 2019 - 06:01 AM

so tired of the patriots and boston in general




#14126173 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by pasports31 on 03 February 2019 - 08:34 PM

Rage is 1.29 at GMG right now (don't know if any vouchers apply or anything), if you don't have it and like fps games you should get it. Underrated game imo, definitely worth 1.29




#14125955 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by pasports31 on 02 February 2019 - 11:02 PM

Actually pondering if I should just sell off EDF and Vermintide 2.  Vermintide looks fun but not sure I could get into it enough with the leveling and item drops and whatnot.  Seems like something you'd have to play a lot of versus pick up and play.

I kept EDF, am selling Vermintide. It would've been nice if EDF didn't come with 859 different keys to activate for the dlc




#14125548 Humble Bundle Thread

Posted by pasports31 on 01 February 2019 - 09:38 PM

both the unlocks and early releases for next month are underwhelming for me. it's been awhile since a bundle truly excited me overall




#14123793 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by pasports31 on 29 January 2019 - 08:18 AM

Competition is ok as long as the competitor is halfway competent. Epic.. isn't. The client is a half assed piece of shit that no one wants to use. Steam has tons of features that I use daily, I'm not going to switch over to one of the worst clients available to play an exclusive game when we have Steam, Origin, and Uplay available to us.

ya but i'll take the free games tho




#14122929 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by pasports31 on 26 January 2019 - 11:04 PM

fwiw witcher 3 goty edition is 70% off (15 dollars) on gog right now, which is the cheapest i've seen it. if you like rpgs and somehow haven't bought it yet this is a great deal, my playthrough of the goty edition took me like 170 hours or so to get through and the game is pretty much as good as it's hyped to be imo




#14122549 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by pasports31 on 25 January 2019 - 10:21 PM

Riported to Playfire

 

Enjoy your ban, loser

 

wut a moranic dumbass




#14122204 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by pasports31 on 25 January 2019 - 03:09 PM

Yeah, mine is still saying Fuck off and die... or at least Fuck off and wait.

wow pretty bold of gabe to put that out there 




#14121215 Humble Bundle Thread

Posted by pasports31 on 23 January 2019 - 12:46 AM

i dont have headlander, this war of mine, tyranny (although i have it on twitch) or shadow tactics (sold it when it was in a humble monthly and i've since regretted it)  so i think i'll probably get this




#14120959 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by pasports31 on 22 January 2019 - 08:09 AM

People love to hate the patriots being in the Superbowl, but I think every single Superbowl they've been in the games have been really exciting and come down to the wire.

the games can be the most exciting games in the world, i'm just sick of tom brady/belichick/the patriots. i'd rather there have been a blowout snoozer between the chiefs/rams than an overtime thriller involving the patriots