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#13555144 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on Today, 04:16 AM

http://www.gamestop....-edition/109737

I'm not sure who doesn't own Skyrim by now but you can buy the Legendary Edition at gamestop for $10

Everybody who doesn't own Skyrim LE that loves RPG's, go buy this now.

 

Skyrim is a fantastic open-world RPG with tons to do just from Bethesda's content alone here - as this is the game + all DLC's/expansions. That's not even getting into the insane modding community, which will even more so extend the longevity of this game likely for many gamers. 

 

For me w/ Skyrim LE, since I'm still on Play-through 1 here (even w/ all main quests done, I still got other side-quests unfinished), I use these mods: SKSE, SkyUI, and Quickloot Mod.

 

On any game w/ PT1, unless the game's horribly buggy or something, I usually try to finish it as close to vanilla as possible. But, since BethSoft sucks with UI - well, that's one thing I will overhaul w/ their games b/c UI in their games have been horrible since Morrowind.

 

EDIT:

The problem w/ Skyrim Special Edition is...well, not every mod has been remade or ported over to SE. So, if you got LE before SE released, SE was yours for FREE. I have no real use for SE yet, since the mods I use from LE haven't been moved over yet...so when running SE, something just feels missing - even though SE runs better + looks quite a bit better than LE (without any graphics mods/enhancements).




#13554740 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 10:26 PM

SeasonalCAG Hardware Update Pic aka My Wifey Is Going To Kill Me aka My UltraWide Is 2x Wider Than Yours:

 

vt5xXv7.jpg

 

For the long winded MyD (Your my boy blue) post and more pics check out the Show your build! thread: https://www.cheapass...ild/?p=13554696

That build looks awesome! :) Checked out your link.

With that Asus 1440p 32'' on the left and the 35'' Acer Ultrawide on the right - you must be in Gaming + Music Heaven.

That turntable on the left looks sick, BTW.




#13554403 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 06:12 PM

So far, got about 3 hours or so on this Free Weekend with the Titanfall 2 MP.

 

Yep, it's fun right out-the-gate, as one w/ expect, if you've played T-Fall 1 and all.

 

There's nothing like killing some enemies, dropping a big-ass Titan from the sky, and then laying waste to enemies in the Titan. Nothing like being in that Titan...and then stomping on Pilots who ain't in their Titan and blowing other big Titans right out-of-the-water.

 

The grappling hook here really is a cool weapon + additional to your Pilot's arsenal for movement, as it can make the running up the walls and vertically stuff even more fun & interesting. 

 

Though, as usual, w/ Titanfall 1 - seems like also in T-Fall 2 here that I can mostly get games w/ Attrition going without much effort and without much wasting-time, waiting to get a get Match-Maked and all. While there are a bunch of other different modes here, Attrition pretty much is the game's main mode, so most seem to be playing Attrition here.




#13554220 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 03:44 PM

For those who are still looking for RAGE [base-game] + Scorchers DLC (Steam keys), since Amazon's deal is dead....

GameStop PC digital download section now has you covered.

 

RAGE [base-game] = $3.29

http://www.gamestop....ames/rage/75621

 

RAGE: Scorchers DLC = $3

http://www.gamestop....corchers/108879




#13554090 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 12:57 PM

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries announced, which is on Unreal Engine 4 & will have a Single-Player Campaign:

http://www.pcgamer.c...uffer_pcgamerfb

 

Pre-Alpha Footage:




#13553526 Neverwinter Nights Diamond Edition Free on GOG

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 01:10 AM

Steam gives you the option to add these DRM-Free games right there into your Steam library! I did it with the banned, AO rated Manhunt 2 download I got on Amazon! It appears right there in your games list with all your other Steam games. O_O

Yes, which is great as an extra option - and I absolutely do use it for GOG games, Origin games, other Non-Steam versions, etc etc. This is even more important for games that are exclusive to Origin and/or aren't on Steam at all period. You do have benefits from this of taking screenshots that you can post right-up on Steam + also the benefit of (more or less) letting your Steam-friends know what you're playing (if they check their Friends list to see who's playing what) which can be important if a Non-Steam version + Steam-version have middleware where you guys can still play together.

 

But, adding a Non-Steam game to Steam just still is not the exact same as having a native Steam-version. Steam-versions still have additional Steam-benefits of Steam's gametime-tracking, auto-updates, Steam Cloud (if it uses that), and other Steam-exclusive stuff.

 

I'd love to see NWN1: Diamond and NWN2: Complete on Steam - especially if Atari wanted to do a cheap Humble Bundle w/ those in it having Steam-keys. ;) I'd be all over it; especially if those will appear in an Atari Humble Bundle w/ other games I might actually be missing.




#13553356 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 03 December 2016 - 11:11 PM

Easily worth it for RAGE.

 

Anybody looking for RAGE should at some point to get The Scorchers DLC b/c it does a little bit more than add a short kick-ass DLC Campaign (which actually has a Good Final Boss fight and actual Finish to its storyline, unlike the base-game).

 

Without Scorchers, once you finish the RAGE base-game's main quest - you're done. Credits roll...then either start a new game or load old saves from before the base-game's end mission.

 

Scorchers DLC actually also opens up the game-world so you can actually revisit old areas (i.e. go visit areas from the 1st half of the game) + actually let you keep exploring the game's open-world after you finish the RAGE base-game's main quest. If you've not done quests or want to re-do some quests - well, then Scorchers DLC lets you be able to do so.

 

EDIT:

Scorchers DLC is $3 on Amazon - https://www.amazon.c...words=scorchers

 

According to ITAD, Scorchers DLC has been A LOT cheaper before, though...even at GameStop & Steam for $1.24 + GamersGate for $1.25 - https://isthereanyde...n=ragescorchers




#13552852 Neverwinter Nights Diamond Edition Free on GOG

Posted by MysterD on 03 December 2016 - 01:05 PM

No Steam key? Weak.

 

Spoiler

Neverwinter Nights 1+2 aren't even for sale currently right now on Steam.

 

Which also now begs the question - if NWN1: Diamond + NWN2: Complete are on GoG, why the heck are they both right now NOT for sale on Steam?

 

I don't recall if NWN1: Diamond was ever on Steam (Anyone know?), but I do recall NWN2: Platinum being on Steam before.




#13552568 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 03 December 2016 - 02:09 AM

I need muh YOSE!

[HAVE]

Lots of Bundle Trash you don't want.

 

[WANT]

Vermintide + DLC's




#13551608 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 02 December 2016 - 11:59 AM

If I like Star Wars KOTOR, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Jade Empire will I like NeverWinter Nights?

Yes, I think so.

 

Combat in NWN is a lot similar to the KOTOR, Jade Empire, and Dragon Age: Origins gameplay. All of those all have the usual BioWare real-time combat with the underpinning of pseudo turn-based combat and the classic BioWare strategic pause allowed (where you can give orders to your group while the game's combat is paused).

 

Of course, NWN's setting is in Forgotten Realms for D+D, which is a more traditional fantasy setting. You like DAO, so you should be fine w/ the setting.

 

Though NWN's combat is nowhere as deep strategically as DAO, since parties in NWN don't get up to DAO numbers (DAO goes up to 4 characters max). NWN base-game and SOU allow for 2 max, while HOTU allows 3 party members. Also, D+D really is built for 6 party members b/c of the different amount of classes + specialization classes (it's really built for a party where you have a group of a warrior/fighter tank+healer+offensive mage+thief/rogue+one other character of your choice such as a paladin tank). DAO is similar to D+D, but is more tailor-made for its group b/c BioWare it a certain way: it's built for a group of 4, where you have  the 3 classes in the group (mage, thief, and warrior/fighter) w/ one extra character being your choice - plus later on, the specailizations can make it feel like characters can take on more than one role, anyways.

 

You seem to like BioWare games - so while the graphics and combat might not be as advanced as newer BioWare games, you should still like it. As typical w/ most BioWare games, most of NWN's content is very good on the characters and story stuff, overall - so this should be right up your alley, for the most part. To me, NWN1: Hordes of the Underdark is exceptional and one of the best expansion packs ever made. 

 

No harm here in trying NWN Diamond, as it's freaking free on GOG. Add it to your GOG account, download it, and find out if you like it. :)




#13551416 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 02 December 2016 - 04:39 AM

can we just talk for a second about how mysterd doesn't include enough detail in his posts

I could talk about this, but it'd turn into a bunch of paragraphs + walls of text. I don't feel like doing that, at this moment in time.




#13551321 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 02 December 2016 - 03:15 AM

Prey Reboot looks like Dead Space, Bioshock & System Shock 2 all set in Space.




#13551145 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 02 December 2016 - 12:39 AM

It will be very VERY hard to go back from NWN2 to NWN... but I spent a TON of time between it and the expansions.  FANTASTIC game.  But I'm just some internet forum person... why trust me?  :P

I think it's really hard to go wrong w/ either NWN1: Diamond and NWN2: Complete. 

 

This is all even when considering good-but-flawed pieces there like the NWN1's base-game campaign (b/c of mainstreaming elements + dumbing down gameplay here when compared to BioWare's BG series & the rushed aspects of NWN1's storyline of the "ancient race") and NWN2: Storm of Zehir (that's namely b/c character development + stories + narrative isn't as good as typical Obsidian here - probably b/c it's way more focused on the actual open-world experience + gameplay-stuff). It's just....well, with a bit more cooking in the oven, these experiences here could've been great.

 

There's also masterpieces to be found in both NWN1: Diamond and NWN2: Complete. NWN1 has the Hordes expansion + NWN2 has Mask of the Betrayer expansion - which is pretty much why nobody should miss either of these campaigns.

 

Plus, with so much content already packed into each package - yeah, there's easily 100 hours worth of content with each Complete Edition here - why would any RPG fan skip this?




#13551099 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 01 December 2016 - 11:54 PM

so skip base and 1st expansion.  Play the 2nd expansion?

NWN base-game has good story + character development, for the most part. It's worth playing for that. Just...I think the ancient race storyline is "meh". The game would be much better w/out it. The other main storyline w/ Fenthick, Aribeth and the King is much better, more fleshed-out, and more interesting.

 

If you're looking for BG-like strategic-style of combat+gameplay - forget it; parties are too small here in NWN base + SoU; especially for a D+D based game. You're better off w/ Hordes' campaign for that; even though Hordes' campaign still isn't on BG's level, since BG can have up to six party members. Six is a better number for a D+D campaign, anyways - as you can have more variety of classes + a more well-rounded group there in the BG titles. 

 

Also, both NWN base-game and NWN: Shadows of Undrentide are built for starting Level 1 characters.

 

Another problem w/ Hordes is this: there are returning characters from base-game (Aribeth) and SoU (Deekin). To get the most out of these characters, you'll likely have to play everything.

 

NWN: Hordes is build for you to start with a higher level character. Likely, when starting up Hordes - you could + probably will import your character from either NWN base-game or SoU.

 

EDIT:

Any comment on NW2 as well?  Again, I am looking for good story and good character development, like the BG series

 

NWN2 is really good, too. With bigger parties (up to 4 max), more orders, and more control over your characters - NWN2 is hard to go wrong with.

 

NWN2 is Obsidian's baby (for the most part) - so, expect the typical Obsidian staples here: epic+grand stories; interesting characters; great dialogues + writing; and excellent narratives.

 

If you're looking for epic traditional fantasy stuff - NWN2 base-game has you covered. It's pretty damn good, TBH.

 

If you want one of the most personal stories since Planescape: Torment (it's very similar in scope there, IMHO), NWN2: Mask of the Betrayer expansion has you covered - and is one of the best expansion packs ever made for a RPG, IMHO.

 

If you wanted NWN2 to ever go a bit more open-world, a bit more old-school (i.e. you can create an entire party here) + introduce a bunch of new elements - NWN2: Storm of Zehir will fit the bill and is actually good.

 

NWN2: Storm of Zehir might not have the best story, characters, and whatnot - but some new gameplay elements (this feels way more open-world than any other NWN game, a new overworld map + you can also control the map w/ your caravans for making money & getting resources) make Storm definitely worthwhile. It might be the weakest of the 3 major NWN2 campaigns b/c of its emphasis is less on the typical Obsidian staples, but it's still quite good b/c of the new gameplay elements. 

 

I've never played Mysteries of Westgate DLC (from Ossian), so I can't speak on that.




#13551083 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 01 December 2016 - 11:38 PM

is Neverwinter Night good, if u like Baldur Gate's epic story and wonderful character?

I highly recommend NWN: Diamond - namely for the expansion campaigns. I'll get to why eventually.

 

NWN Base-Game's Single Player Campaign is a mixed bag, which can be on and off.. Originally, NWN was going to be just a Toolset for modders - but gamers complained, wanted a campaign, and they got (a rushed) one. There's two stories on-going - a whole ordeal of betrayal with Aribeth, Fenthick, and The King (the better storyline by a bloody mile); and the cliche, boring, and rushed "ancient race" returns to cause trouble to The City. Good-but-flawed campaign - but not great either, IMHO.

 

NWN's base-game is a step back gameplay-wise overall, if you liked BG. Its combat is nowhere as strategic and not as deep b/c you could only take your characters + one companion that you barely had any control over. But, it probably was never meant to be, anyways - it feels like it was meant to be a bit more action-y w/ this game (i.e. think of how things changed from DAO to DA2), even though it's still that Bioware real-time combat system w/ strategic-pause and the underpinnings of a pseudo turn-based combat system here.

 

NWN: Shadows of Undrentide (from Floodgate, not BioWare) allowed for still a group of two, but you actually have more control of your companion's character w/ now their Inventory + Orders you can give them. It can be quite difficult at times (especially compared to NWN base-game's campaign), though its story + characters were quite good overall. This is a much more solid effort than the base-game, but really doesn't do much new or special here. Basically, it feels like Floodgate listened to many complaints of BioWare's NWN base-game - and decided to out-class BioWare's base-game here. They succeeded here; it's very good, IMHO.

 

NWN: Hordes of the Underdark from BioWare is the crowning jewel of the club here - w/ its story, characters, and gameplay. Finally, you can have 3 members in a party at once - all of which you can give orders and access their Inventory. You do have some new characters here (such as the Drow assassin Nathyrra, who is just an intriguing and excellent character) & returning characters here (like Aribeth + Deekin). With finally the perfection of NWN combat-style (with a decent sized party here); higher-level combat + stuff going on here; lots of choice + multiple endings; and a fantastic send-off here - this is easily the best campaign here. Fantastic campaign. This campaign here is the real reason to play NWN, if you ask me.