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#13892463 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 27 November 2017 - 04:04 AM

Been playing quite a bit of Prey (2017).

 

It feels like System Shock 2 (open-world space station) & Bioshock (especially w/ the way you can freeze people w/ gloo-gun and then slam 'em with a wrench) had a baby - but with some twists, of course.

 

You can use the GLOO Gun to freeze enemies, put out fires & shoot this "GLOO" to stick to walls (so you can use the "GLOO" to climb up higher places; or make platforms to walk or jump across; etc). There are also gadgets, guns and psi-powers that you can use to take on your enemies, too.

 

Enemies seem to often jump out of nowhere. You could look or touch any object - say like a chest, lockers, or God knows what-else - and it could be a monster. Who knows. They mimic anything and everything, pretty much. There's been spider variations of this alien life-room, human-like versions of the monsters, etc.

 

As usual, per Arkane games, Lore is everywhere - e-mails, audio-logs, video-logs, etc etc. They often shape the game-world, story, characters, provide background, etc etc. As usual, Arkane really knows how to build an excellent playground of a game-world with tons of atmosphere.

 

The graphics are really good & detailed here, as you'd probably expect from Arkane. Running at 1440p, I really can't complain - about 50-60 frames on a regular basis here. It runs and looks great.

 

I spent about 3 hours back a few months ago with the Demo and was quite impressed and around 4.4 hours more impressive hours with Full version on Steam this weekend, picking up exactly where I left off. Simply put, if you've been looking for more System Shock 2, Bioshock, and Arkane throwing some twists of their own - you really should play this.

 

So far, so awesome.




#13892437 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 27 November 2017 - 03:47 AM

Incomparable? Its that good??

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#13892404 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 27 November 2017 - 03:01 AM

Is Deus Ex: Mankind Divided + Season pass worth $9.44? Lot of (warranted) hate for the DLC, but the game as a whole worthy?

MD base-game is great, gameplay-wise. Definitely evolves from the last game, w/ the big hub and how connected the game-world feels. Immersion factor's excellent here. And the whole experimental mods you can put in your body is pretty cool, too. Graphics are excellent, provided you have the system that can handle it.

 

Problem is: at the MD base-game's very end, it just...drops story-lines entirely, sets up some story-lines for the next game, and feels like something else is missing. A whole chapter, storyline arc, and/or entire game here feels left out.

 

Most of the DLC's are basically, more or less, shorter & tighter versions of MD. You'll like 'em,  but they aren't really pushing anything forward, gameplay-wise and story-wise.

 

A Criminal Past is great and experiments w/ the formula quite a bit - as decisions you make can be important story-wise and also impact how you play the game (i.e. you can try the Dishonored's Outsider-style "force yourself to make the game not use Mods and disable them on you" or "use Mods, but prepare for some drawbacks and penalties for doing so"). The setting of the prison is also excellent, as well.

 

Though, the DLC's have their own stories. They still do very little to tie into the base-game's main story. It does so in a very minor way and certainly doesn't finish-up the base game's incomplete story. After everything's said and done, the game's story is still incom--




#13892202 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 26 November 2017 - 10:19 PM

My haul so far:

https://www.cheapass...oom/?p=13886891

 

Steam Sale - Autumn Sale 2017 Haul:

 

Steam:

Virginia: Special Edition (game + soundtrack) = $1.11

 

Elsewhere:

Newegg - Prey (2017) [Steam-game # 1900] = $16.99




#13892004 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 26 November 2017 - 06:25 PM

Honestly, I didn't really care much for Black Flag. The naval stuff did nothing for me. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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#13891891 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 26 November 2017 - 03:15 PM

I guess my only other question is how likely is it black flag drops to $5 on the steam Christmas sale? I’m busy playing assassins creed origins, breath of the wild, Mario odyssey plus a glut of ds games I just picked up, and can easily wait a month, or 6 months, or a year to pick up black flag. Black flag is at the top of my steam wishlist though

Let's consult ITAD on Black Flag:

Black Flag (base) - https://isthereanyde...reedivblackflag

Freedom Cry DLC - https://isthereanyde...creedfreedomcry

Black Flag Gold - https://isthereanyde...flaggoldedition

 

UbiSoft has a history of pricing-up their games on Steam, but selling their games cheaper that use only their own service UPlay. Only way you can get a Steam-version of AC4: BF right now is through Steam directly - so, keep that also in mind. Remember, Steam's the most popular PC gaming digital service and also that Valve takes around 30% or so of every sale on Steam - so UbiSoft often now over-charge on Steam versions of their games, these days.

 

Non-Steam versions (i.e. UPlay only versions) of Black Flag have hit as low as $5.22, according to ITAD.

AC4: BF has been $5 historically, but nothing on ITAD in there says which one hit $5. So, maybe it was GMG or Nuuvem, who pretty much I think is no longer tracked by ITAD?

Black Flag Gold has been $7.72 - but again, not listed where; so it could've been GMG or Nuuvem.

AC4: Freedom Cry has been $2.49 before.

 

I don't recommend you play many UbiSoft style games, - in a row, one after another...especially AC titles themselves, in particular, since they come out often yearly or every 2 years. Space 'em out. Otherwise, you might catch onto the formula very quickly or really run tired of the series very fast. They really don't change much in their games per iteration, TBH.




#13891855 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 26 November 2017 - 02:08 PM

Can you recommend the Freedom Cry DLC? 

It's basically a much shorter AC experience with really good storytelling. You won't get tons of side-quests or other typical UbiSoft open-world stuff, which can really bog their games down after long-winded periods of time; especially since they come out normally every year or two. Heck, even sometimes UbiSoft will release 2 AC games in one year (i.e. see AC: Rogue and AC: Unity released in the same year). Freedom Cry's a much smaller, shorter, focused, and tighter experience.

 

If buying AC4:BF on Steam, you should just add Freedom Cry DLC to the cart for $3.39. It's certainly worth that. I don't think the other DLC's (which are in the Season Pass) are necessary - since those are mostly weapons/items, MP characters, or other time-saver stuff.




#13891553 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 26 November 2017 - 02:27 AM

I’m about to get assassins creed black flag, is the season pass worth getting, it’s also 6.75$, the gold edition is a bit more, it contains the season pass and more junk.

If you are getting Black Flag....no matter what you do, make sure you get Freedom Cry DLC at some point in time. Whether you buy Freedom Cry alone now or later; or you say decide to buy the Season Pass or Gold Edition just to get Freedom Cry - yeah, it's very good and shouldn't be missed. Can't go wrong w/ Freedom Cry DLC. The story and character development is really good, especially in the 4-7 hours it might last you.  Freedom Cry's a great DLC.




#13891445 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 25 November 2017 - 11:50 PM

Every sale allows me to save more and more...of my steam wallet.

The Winter Sale will save me, right?

No Steam Sale will save any of us, the way it's been going these last few years.

 

Once they got really popular and "Refunds" got introduced to kill the impulsiveness of Steam Sale's old-school Flash Deals and leave us with static sales - well, then everybody else (Amazon, GMG, NewEgg, etc) figured "We can match Steam", or "We can match Steam and throw in an extra percent off coupon" or "beat them by a small percent on certain games" and gamers would follow just the deals to send Valve a message.




#13890970 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 25 November 2017 - 01:06 PM

Bros... as crazy as this sounds I might have to transition my purchases to GOG.  They get about 90% of new PC releases excluding a few AAA games and, in general, their sales are better.  Or, at least, they offer decent promos like free Starcrawlers with X amount of money spent.

MysterD, is that you?




#13890968 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 25 November 2017 - 12:59 PM

Race: A.I.

Class: Toaster

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#13890655 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 25 November 2017 - 02:24 AM

Steam Game #1900 for me = Prey (2017).




#13890633 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 25 November 2017 - 01:59 AM

Steam Link device is $4 at GameStop.

 

EDIT:

Still sold-out online.

Might want to check your local GameStop, if you need or want one.




#13890546 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 25 November 2017 - 12:35 AM

GameStop:

 

All prices before promo's, tax, etc.

Promo code = "TY10" for 10% extra off on Black Friday purchases at GameStop.

 

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider - Deluxe Edition Bundle (Steam key / digital code) = $23.99

 

Includes:

  • Dishonored 2 (base-game)

  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (stand-alone expansion for Dishonored 2).

 

Dishonored: Complete Collection (Steam key / digital code) = $35.99.

Includes:

  • Dishonored 1: Definitive Edition (Dishonored 1 Base Game & All DLC's)

  • Dishonored 2 (base-game)

  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (stand-alone expansion for Dishonored 2)




#13889666 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 24 November 2017 - 07:05 AM

On NewEgg.

PUBG (Early Access / Steam key) = $22.49 with a voucher code from e-mail.