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#13444480 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on Today, 12:27 AM

Hrmmm what is Deus Ex and why does Steam say I own it and Missing Link?  (well, I can GUESS the why.. but seriously should I bother with it)

 

That's the new one ya'll are fakey-bro'ing right?

 

Edit:  Hrm.. maybe not lots of people can't seem to get it to work on Win10.

The new Deus Ex = Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

It's a sequel to Human Revolution.

 

Deus Ex: Human Revolution has DLC called The Missing Link. I assume you own those both, since you can't activate DLC on Steam without already owning the base-game.

 

EDIT:

Deus Ex series is a cyberpunk sci-fi FPS/RPG/shooter/stealth game. Deus Ex has heavy focus on dystopia, where there's Gov't conspiracies; corporations being too powerful; technology being an important factor; secret societies like The Illuminati controlling + manipulating everything + everybody; etc.

 

Highly recommend you play Deus Ex (original) and Deus Ex: Human Revolution, if you haven't already - they're masterpieces.




#13444451 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 11:55 PM

I dunno.  I still go back to B&W.  I love that game and the concept.  It would be even more awesome with modern developmental gameplay.

I got bored around Island 3 on each B&W1+2.

 

For the time I played them (i.e. probably around 10 hours to 15 hours or so each, IIRC) - yeah, I loved the damn games. Often, Peter's games are not like many other games, in some way and fashion. But, once I feel it starts to get repetitive and it shows too much of its hand (which is often a problem I have found w/ Molyneux's games), it just got really boring + repetitive really quick for me.

 

You know, I've had the same thing happen to me with other very ambitious titles that felt very "sandboxy" without much else really to them (in the single player portion) - such as Sid Meier's Pirates remake, Mount + Blade games, Egosoft's X space-sim series, & Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales.

 

Early on, they all felt like great games on w/ tons of cool stuff happening & lots of different parts to them, where some of these things might've felt  janky + not completely polished - but the sum of all of these parts being all in the same game was what made the game great. Well - that greatness don't last super-long, until I start to feel after a bit it showed too much of its hand early and felt repetitive as can be suddenly for me.

 

I have a funny feeling for me, NMS will fly right along side of these games.




#13444434 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 11:43 PM

Sean Murray with NMS sounds like the new Peter Molyneux: insanely huge scope for concepts & lots of great ideas here, but they're often so completely unrealistic in practice (i.e. see Peter's claims for Black & White series + especially Project Ego before it became Fable) that they might wind-up cut from the game and b/c of what is ultimately delivered in the end (and what isn't there, also) - everybody just winds up extremely disappointed.




#13444040 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 01:27 PM

Did you play Wolfenstein?  How does it compare?

Yup.

 

Wolfenstein: The New Order was pretty damn good, IMHO.

 

TNO actually tells a better story + has better character development than Doom - as one would expect, since some of MachineGames actually worked at StarBreeze on Chronicles of Riddick: Butcher Bay, which was another excellent FPS w/ some stealth elements that told a pretty good story for especially that type of game. Story + character stuff was never really Id's thing, TBH.

 

I'll take Doom 2016's gameplay any day over Wolf: TNO's. TNO has some stealth elements here and there, as well - but Doom's just non-stop relentless action period; and I've been looking for THIS kind of shooter for a LONG time. I absolutely love Doom 2016's combat & weapons (every weapon has its own feel and each weapon is meaningful w/ its variations/alternate weapon types), everything is just so fast-paced, loaded with movement, and especially the huge labyrinth-like levels.

 

I haven't got to really sinking my teeth much into Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (which I do have), so can't speak on that.




#13444008 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 11:53 AM

Doom and MGSV are both really good in their own way. You definitely have to deal with some typical Kojima trash before the game opens up, but I'm glad I didn't give up on TPP after the first few hours (which was really tempting because they are garbage). It's really fun once you're let loose in the first big map.

 

Meanwhile, Doom pretty much encompasses everything than is fun about gaming. More games need to be like Doom.

Doom 2016's Single Player Campaign has been great so far. I don't know, but I'm around 7 hours in - and this might be one of the best non-open-world single-player campaigns that I've played in quite a long time. If this keeps it up, it might be one of the best SP Campaigns for a FPS of all time for me. For me, if this keeps up - Doom 2016 would be right up there w/ the likes of SP campaigns for Quake 2; Half-Life 1+2; FEAR 1 (base-game); and Bioshock 1 for me.

 

Yeah, the old Doom games were great and all - but Doom 2016 feels like (so far, some 7 hours in) the close-to-perfection here of that old-school Id style of their SP campaigns with naturally a few twists thrown in (Challenge Map Rune areas, upgrading your weapons + character a little bit, etc). Basically, for gameplay - look at gameplay for old-school Doom game and Quake 2 for what I'm talking about...with how levels are mapped-out as a labyrinths (with key-cards!); objectives for a map remind me of Quake 2; story-telling similar to Doom 3; Lore stuff in style of Doom 3's PDF and also what the Bioshock series did [i.e. non-open world single player campaigns].

 

Man, now I really want a new Quake single-player campaign with gameplay like that of Doom 2016. I'd love to see part of the campaign be in the old Quake 1 map style with the medieval/gothic look with modern weapons; and another part of the game on the Strogg Q2/Q4 futuristic sci-fi setting. 




#13443999 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 11:34 AM

Elves Adventures (Steam key) [whatever the heck that is] is free on Shareware on Sale / Failmid, for all you Steam +1 fans.




#13443418 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 27 August 2016 - 02:58 PM

I would just like to chime in and say Doom is fucking amazing.  Just played the first level, but it throws you right into the action.  Game is beautiful, intense, and just plain fun. 

I got my hands on Doom (2016), as well - and I agree.

 

I played it for a little over an hour last night. Old-school Doom level labyrinths, old-school cardkeys (yellow card-key, blue card-key, etc), lots of monsters, big open areas, outstanding graphics, fast-action, you can strafe + dodge fireballs from Imps - this just feels like old-school Doom with some modern twists (upgrade your suit, challenges, Glory Kill mechanics, etc).

 

This game w/ VSync Off using the Vulkan API is kicking at 1080p with 80FPS to 120FPS (holy smokes!) on Ultra settings here (i7 950 Bloomfield; 16 GB RAM DDR3; "4GB" GTX 970; W7 64). With VSync On, which is where I'm keeping it - it has 60FPS solid w/ no drops ever period.

 

I need to play more. This game is bad-ass.




#13443398 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 27 August 2016 - 02:30 PM

I'm happy to report that Mortal Kombat XL Enhanced Online Beta is running extremely well online against other players at 1080p60FPS (with no drops or rises!) with High settings on my PC (i7 950 Bloomfield; 16 GB RAM DDR3; "4GB" 970).

 

Runs great & looks pretty good on my rig. 

 

It's too bad this is my first time playing any version of MK10 here - so naturally, I'm getting flat-out slaughtered most matches. 

 

Would've been nice if they did have an option for offline matches against CPU opponents here, even if they didn't have the Story Mode or Classic Ladder Mode in this Beta.

 

Kudos to QLOC for this PC port.




#13443078 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 26 August 2016 - 11:19 PM

Omg Mr.D used ycs correctly. There may be hope after all.

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#13443050 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 26 August 2016 - 10:34 PM

Awesome @ you maybe getting them sometime

Awesome @ you replying to another one of my posts.




#13443027 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 26 August 2016 - 10:06 PM

https://www.gog.com/connect

 

I'm not sure if GoG announced that Master of Orionc 1+2 a 3 are available on gog connect.

Awesome @ GOG adding more to the GOG Connect program.

I don't own these, though - at least not yet, anyways.




#13442475 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 26 August 2016 - 02:19 AM

So...MK XL Online Enhanced Beta Bro Nights going on this weekend?




#13440667 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 24 August 2016 - 03:48 AM

I'm liking Deus Ex so far, it performs real good at 1080p 60fps with my 8350/970 combo. I have a question tho, which pic looks better to you. The first one is with sharpen and the second one is without sharpen. Just curious to see if anyone agrees with me in that the one with sharpen on looks much better.

What settings are you running the game on? Medium? High? Custom?

Also - yeah, the first one w/ Sharpen looks better.




#13440504 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 24 August 2016 - 12:59 AM

Well, I guess PS Now on PC is a nice start.

 

But, I'd rather them just sell me the games each as digital downloads to "own" and "keep" so I can play them whenever I want on my PC.

 

You know, like Steam does.




#13440288 Humble Megathread - Deep Silver - Capcom - Comics & Manga

Posted by MysterD on 23 August 2016 - 09:42 PM

If you want a glowing review of Remember Me, ask Syntaxerror. If he can't convince you to buy that game, nobody can

Underrated game; was quite good.

It could've been great, if it didn't take a first few hours to really get going somewhere in both the gameplay + story department.

 

Played it on PC, of course.