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#14045450 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by Sixthman on 29 August 2018 - 06:36 AM

There’s no firefight in the MCC. Big fail but I love the campaign so much that I’ve dealt with it.

I loved Halo 3: ODST. I played through the campaign multiple times and I spent a lot of hours on firefight local coop. You aren't as hardy as Master Chief, and it made facing two Hunters a real thrill. A regular Covenant patrol of Brutes, Jackals and Grunts could overwhelm you if weren't careful. Ammo for UNSC weapons was in short supply compared to other Halo games, which meant you had to pick up and use Covenant weapons.


That said I don't know if I can get myself to play it again on Xbox One. I played it a lot back in its day and there are just so many other games to play. Not having firefight in MCC blows, as it would have been easier to get into that. 

#14032742 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by Sixthman on 30 July 2018 - 05:57 AM

I played all the mass effect games, and none of them play /shoot like Halo. The shooting can get fun though, especially in 2 & 3, but it's far from what Halo is like. If you still have a 360 I think the demo for mass effect 2 is still up. There's enough shooting in that demo for you to gauge if you like it or not.

#13767784 XBL Deals - 2017, Part II

Posted by Sixthman on 04 July 2017 - 02:56 PM

The way some of you here made out like bandits on the GS trade deals reminded me of how much fake money I made buying low and selling high on drugs . . . in GTA Chinatown Wars. I never finished that game, but I sunk weeks into that game's drug stock market mechanic.

Well played CAGs, well played.

#13692441 PSN Flash Sale ends 4/17 @ 11 AM ET/2 PM PT - $8 Uncharted Collection,...

Posted by Sixthman on 17 April 2017 - 06:36 AM

I'm looking at Bioshock Collection.


I've only ever finished Infinite and played a couple hours of the original. I do however have quite a few games to play.



The first Bioshock is better than Infinite, and I would love to replay a remastered version on the new consoles but not willing to shell out $30 for it. If it were sold by itself for $10 I'd consider it. If you aren't planning to play it right away it will drop to $20 soon enough.

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Posted by Sixthman on 11 April 2017 - 07:51 AM

What do people think of the bioshock collection at $30? I would like lower but going by the borderlands collection pricing it seems like 2k does not go lower then $10 per game and that came out in 2015.

Have you played any of them before? I have, and while I enjoyed them I'm not in any hurry to replay them on the current gen. If they are for the backlog they will come around to this price again. If you want to have a similar experience and spend less money I'd consider the definitive edition of the first Dishonored for $10, in case you don't have it yet. Again you could opt to wait if you aren't planning to play it soon.

#13581564 XBL Deals - 2016, Part 2

Posted by Sixthman on 29 December 2016 - 11:18 AM

$20 is a great price for Diablo 3 UEE. Lots of content, local co-op, and Blizzard continues to support it with updates (current gen versions). The quest for more and better loot will keep you playing past the main story. Borderlands 2 was kind of like that for me, but after you complete all the missions in BD2 going after more loot just seems like grinding. Diablo 3 has a better end game. Now that it's broken $20 it will probably be offered up at that price again throughout next year, but it will be a while before it gets lower. Well unless they announce Diablo 4 or something.


Can't get myself to pull the trigger on Quantum Break for $30. I'll probably enjoy it, but I have other stuff to play right now. Instant buy at $20, probable buy at $25.


That Carrie Fisher news got me depressed. Buying more games I won't play is good therapy.

#13580337 XBL Deals - 2016, Part 2

Posted by Sixthman on 28 December 2016 - 09:23 AM

I'm playing through Deus Ex: Human Revolution now (in preparation for Mankind Divided) and I'm loving it. I don't have the Director's Cut and the boss battles I've gone through so far have required me to use copious amounts of bullets, grenades and the Typhoon special power to beat them. I thought that would bother me more than it does but I'm fine with it. I presume that if you don't like stealth that wouldn't bother you as well as you can spec yourself to be proficient in combat. That said it isn't a full-fledged action game. You'll need to use cover and your gadgets/abilities to come out on top of any massive firefight.


If you didn't like MGS: Ground Zeroes because of the stealth there's still a good chance that you may like Deus Ex because there are non-stealthy ways of completing objectives. You still need to walk around and talk to people (dialogue trees) to advance the story though, and you can't fully avoid stealth as there are cases where you have to subdue someone from behind. You also need to be fine with crawling through ducts.


If you want more action, I'd point you towards the excellent Wolfenstein games which are both on sale for $10 each.

#13459771 PSN Weekly Deals - 6/27: Huge Mid Year Sale & Sonic Sales! Too many d...

Posted by Sixthman on 14 September 2016 - 10:12 PM

Ah. I got the game within two months of release and have sunk a ton of hours in it. In fact it's only been a couple of weeks since I stopped playing for a couple hours each day. Single player is fun up until you reach the level cap of 30. Good progression, passable story, fun missions. Lots of weapon types and loot to suit your play style. When you hit level 30 and finish the SP the game changes. Getting better loot to upgrade your character becomes a slog. Playing alone won't get you better gear easily because the tough missions that net good stuff can't be done solo. You have to team up with others, and your experience with public matchmaking varies. The randomness of the loot drops means that you have to keep replaying missions if you want to get something decent.

The SP alone is worth 20 bucks I think. The SP is fun and will last a week or so if you play only a few hours each day. The game would probably be more fun if you had a friend or two to level up with, but soloing SP is fine. If you plan on playing it right away go for it, but if not it might be better to wait. The devs said they'd release an update in October that would improve the end game experience. If that holds true I might come back to it.

Note that PS4 receives DLC a month later than Xbox. All currently released DLC is now available on both platforms, but there's one more upcoming DLC that Xbox players will have access to first. All paid DLC is multiplayer (co-op and PVP) focused.

#13420847 XBL Deals - 2016, Part 2

Posted by Sixthman on 02 August 2016 - 09:26 AM

My copy of SC: Blacklist is still sealed as the day I bought it some two years ago. Got it for something like 20 bucks I think from an Amazon sale. I'll play it someday. I've loved the series ever since I played the first one on the OG Xbox a lifetime ago. I thought the first SC was the most graphically advanced game I ever played at that point. I remember I kept going back and forth through a curtain to see the cloth physics.


SC: Conviction isn't bad, and for 5 bucks I recommend it. Fun enough gameplay even though it was a departure from previous iterations. 


As for SC: Double Agent, why is it priced higher than SC: Conviction? It's probably closer to the old school SC gameplay but it is still an older game. Plus the 360 version of SC: DA was inferior compared to the OG Xbox version of SC: DA. Different story elements too.


Wolfenstein Old Blood is more than worth it for 5 bucks. Great old-fashined FPS gameplay.


I already bought Ghost Recon: Future Soldier last year when it was on sale. Yup, haven't played it yet.

#13386634 XBL Deals - 2016, Part 1

Posted by Sixthman on 30 June 2016 - 03:42 AM

I hate Liara so much that I have absolutely no interest in this DLC. Never bought it and played through the series multiple times.

While Liara isn't one of my favorites, the shadow broker DLC had a good story that rounded out some of the plots from ME2, and there were some fan service moments that you uncovered when you explored the shadow broker's base. It was very satisfying to finish, and if you liked ME2 I think you'd be missing out not playing this DLC.

Maybe you could bring Jack or Miranda as your orher party member as I think they diss Liara in some dialogue.

#13385603 XBL Deals - 2016, Part 1

Posted by Sixthman on 29 June 2016 - 10:31 AM

I never played any mass effect games but I've been thinking about doing it soon. Are any of these DLC packs a waste, or are they all worth getting?

All the mass effect DLCs were good, except maybe pinnacle station for ME1. They added story elements and teammates. Though I'm not so sure how to advise someone who hasn't played any of the main games. If you like Bioware RPGs at all then there's a good chance you will like the series, so getting the DLCs for cheap is a good idea. If you don't want to buy them all I would at least recommend Lair of the Shadow Broker for ME2 and Citadel for ME3. I liked Kasumi's Memory for ME2 a lot too, mainly because I liked that character and you wouldn't get her in your game unless you had the DLC.


I loved the ME series. I consider it to be the spiritual successor to KOTOR. If Bioware made a proper KOTOR 3 I'd get it day one.