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#11750021 Steam Deals Thread V11 ~ Let's move along, people...

Posted by MysterD on 11 May 2014 - 11:09 PM

I think it's finally time. :bouncy:

 

On 2nd thought I'll be kicking myself when it's 75% off on Steam within the next 1-2 weeks. I'll wait.

 

 

I just bought Watch Dogs UPLAY EDITION fuuuu- but the price is so goooood :whee:

Definitely wanna know what you think of Watch Dogs PC (Uplay Edition), once you play it.




#11749831 Steam Deals Thread V11 ~ Let's move along, people...

Posted by MysterD on 11 May 2014 - 09:17 PM

what's the other half? regurgitating arguments?

 

{insert my usual thoughts of DRM, NO DRM, game-clients, Dragon Age 2, NWN1, Voice-acting complaints & anything else I've spoke about numerous times all RIGHT HERE}




#11749815 Steam Deals Thread V11 ~ Let's move along, people...

Posted by MysterD on 11 May 2014 - 09:09 PM

Nope. I didn't know she did Splinter Cell or Watch Dogs.

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#11749185 [PC] Playfire Rewards Thread

Posted by MysterD on 11 May 2014 - 11:56 AM

To add, it's not just the VO work, but the dialogue/writing as well. M:WL suffered the same issues. I understand that certain NPC's always seem to fit certain stereotypes, but the writing is like off the shelf stock or taken from backyard LARPing sessions. Still it's good to see Spiders is getting better as they seem to want to do a good job. I'd say I'd use the same two words to describe BbF as I did M:WL...ambitious and potential.

It's funny - b/c sometimes, their writing is quite good. Then, minutes later - it's quite terrible....stilted, poorly written, or both. It's almost as if they got too many different people actually doing the actual writing here. It's very inconsistent. It's just often...all over the freaking place.

 

It's a shame - b/c like you said, M:WL had tons of ambition and potential to be something special.

And, it sounds like same has happened w/ BbF. :(

 

Hold on...

{insert here some "bangs head on the table" GIF}




#11747726 Steam Deals Thread V11 ~ Let's move along, people...

Posted by MysterD on 10 May 2014 - 01:10 PM

Oh, I own it. Should I play it, too?

BG&E is fantastic.

Yeah, you should play it.

 

Now, where the hell is BG&E2?

{taps foot impatiently}




#11747665 Steam Deals Thread V11 ~ Let's move along, people...

Posted by MysterD on 10 May 2014 - 12:03 PM

Well, now I feel bad for MysterD.

 

But you all have a point, that half-second of scrolling down through a DRM post is just so difficult on my gnarled, arthritic hands.

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Gimme a minute - I can fix that and "Spoiler tag" it all for you...

 

EDIT:

And...done.

Hope it makes it easier on you.

 

EDIT 2:

 

He gives DRM dissertations to crowds of stuffed animals and Ezio statuettes. It's a labor of love.

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#11746836 Steam Deals Thread V11 ~ Let's move along, people...

Posted by MysterD on 09 May 2014 - 10:45 PM

DQ = Dragon Quest, in this instance.

 

No, definitely NOT Dairy Queen.

{eyebrow raised}




#11746735 Humble Megathread - Paradox Bundle - Adventures! 2 Weekly - Artifex Mundi...

Posted by MysterD on 09 May 2014 - 10:00 PM

The amount of PC gamers that don't even know about DRM outside Steam is rather surprising.

DRM, eh?

WTH is that? ;)




#11745031 Steam Deals Thread V11 ~ Let's move along, people...

Posted by MysterD on 09 May 2014 - 02:39 AM

Just a simple timer on the deals would make a huge difference.

That's how I feel also about the NFL Draft. ;)




#11744961 Steam Deals Thread V11 ~ Let's move along, people...

Posted by MysterD on 09 May 2014 - 01:58 AM

This CAG drama is eating my soul.

 

We all need a sale to bring us together.

I ask for 80% off on Thief (2014): Master Ed. ;)




#11744913 Humble Megathread - Paradox Bundle - Adventures! 2 Weekly - Artifex Mundi...

Posted by MysterD on 09 May 2014 - 01:30 AM

Seeing that Weekly made me throw up in my mouth a little.

 

Not even gonna pity-like that post.

 

Here's what's wrong with this Weekly:

 

A) The new tiering system is shit and looks like a push for more money, especially with the tiering of games and their sequels (separating them from each other).

B) Most of these games are older and have DRM-free versions elsewhere, yet they're ALL Steam keys (No DRM-free versions)

C) Most of these games are repeats and are RECENT repeats (Shadow Man, 7th Guest, 11th Hour, I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream)

D) The relative age on most of these games and the fact that they've been dirt-cheap at GOG

 

If it were me, I would have had 7th Guest and I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream in the $1-tier, and combined the $5 and $9 tier into a $6-tier. If there had to be a third-tier, I would have put System Shock 2 at $9/$10 by itself (nobody would buy it, but still).

 

It's a shame because I'm missing System Shock 2, the Wizardry series and the Harvester, but the pricing makes it so I'm not going higher than $1 (I'm still pissed about the lack of DRM-free versions here).

 

 

It could be an experiment, yeah. I really hope this week bombs and it goes away.

 

Could be an intentionally crappy weekly because they're guaranteed more money through the Humble Store though.

I have Wiz 6,7+8 on Steam.

 

Anyways, Wiz 8 Steam-version does NOT work in its installed-folder.

It doesn't get along w/ Steam overlay, it looks like.

 

It's DRM-FREE on Steam (i.e. you can boot the game w/out Steam going).

It does not contain CEG - so, you can move it elsewhere.

 

Actually, you have to move Wiz 8 Steam-version game-folder elsewhere.

Unfortunately - the game wants to be forced to C:\Wiz8.

So, you have to copy that game folder there.

 

Sometimes, games can be picky like that - especially older titles.

{shrug}




#11744585 Steam Deals Thread V11 ~ Let's move along, people...

Posted by MysterD on 08 May 2014 - 10:52 PM

 I don't have any of the Bioshock games or Dragon Age on PC...

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#11744419 Steam Deals Thread V11 ~ Let's move along, people...

Posted by MysterD on 08 May 2014 - 09:50 PM

FWIW they are completely separate stories with the second only having vague ties to the first. You definitely don't need to play them both. They are both pretty much stand alone stories. Also the second one, as well as not being on Steam, is generally regarded as inferior to the first by most people.

 

*waits for Warreni and MysterD to defend DA2*

 

Anyway, DAO is an excellent game that was years in the making. It's one of the better modern RPGs in my opinion. It's a totally self contained story that you'll get many hours out of and depending on your preferences there may even be some replayability in it since you can choose different 'origins' as well as lots of choice and consequence in the game. If you are even remotely interested I say go for it.

 

Just be aware that game is LONG so if you are not looking to get into a huge commitment gamewise be warned.

Well, DA2 was once on Steam, until it got kicked off - since EA loves to do exclusive DLC...especially BioWare and their damn BioWare Points and BioWare DLC Store.

 

DA:O's a masterpiece - agreed.

 I think everybody who loves strategic-style RPG's where you control a whole party yourself - i.e. see  BG2, NWN1: Hordes, and NWN2 + Mask + Zehir - should certainly play DAO.

Awakening expansion is pretty good - it's essentially "more of the same", which ain't a bad thing. It just lacks the fresh-ness, polish, and greatness that the original DAO had going on.

Also, Leilana's Song DLC is really good; and Witch Hunt DLC was good untill all to brief and numerous thread-dangling very end....

 

IMHO, DA2 had the nearly impossible task of trying to follow-up the original masterpiece. Recycled areas WAY too much; lack of polish; lack of overhead tac-cam from the original; lack of the strategic-style battle; choices not often making enough impact; story is nowhere as epic as the original in scope; and other things really hurt DA2 from even getting close to the league of the original. That said - I still liked DA2, even despite its laundry list of problems. It's good, but it ain't the masterpiece that DAO is.




#11742668 Steam Deals Thread V11 ~ Let's move along, people...

Posted by MysterD on 08 May 2014 - 02:26 AM

No comment.

Isn't that still kinda a comment...?




#11742566 Steam Deals Thread V11 ~ Let's move along, people...

Posted by MysterD on 08 May 2014 - 01:44 AM

I didn't know DJ'ing was so lucrative.

Really?

Really?

 

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