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18-07-2013, 06:41 PM #961
Hoping for csgo in the next vote. I feel ready for a new mp shooter.
18-07-2013, 06:43 PM #962
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- Oct 2011
Also worth pointing out. Blood Dragon is part of the Far Cry 3 Daily, although they haven't made that fact very obvious.
18-07-2013, 06:46 PM #963
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18-07-2013, 06:53 PM #965
Does Port Royale play like the Anno series? It looks pretty but that price is still a little high for me to take a punt on something I know nothing about.
Also I see Van Helsing seems popular with some folks here. That's another I know little about but it does look interesting.
18-07-2013, 06:56 PM #966
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18-07-2013, 07:16 PM #970
- Join Date
- May 2012
Thoughts on Port Royale 3? I really like that genre and have enjoyed Patrician and Port Royale in the past.
But the trading sim genre has been in rough waters lately, with a lot of pretty graphics and not much deep simulation. And in this case Kalypso is involved, so it's a wildcard.
18-07-2013, 07:37 PM #971
edit: I ballsed up the reply feature. This was for the on-the-fence XCOM posts.
Admittedly, I never played the original XCOM games, so this game was the first time it hit my radar. I got it around the time I got Dishonored. I found Dishonored got a bit repetitive and boring for me, but really enjoyed XCOM and played it way more.
Looking back, there are a couple of well documented flaws that I agree with. The story arc forcing each game to somewhat follow what has worked for you in the past is limiting. And the way the RNG works does take away some strategy and make it a bit too much luck.
But I still really enjoyed it and got 70 hours of fun out of it. It can be exhilarating to complete a bastard of a mission and heartbreaking to lose a soldier you've carefully leveled up and grown attached to. For what it is, I heartily recommend it at this price.
18-07-2013, 07:38 PM #972
I have not played and thus can not comment on Far Cry 3, but Far Cry 3 - Blood Dragon is also 40% off, and that's a very enjoyable 4-5 hours of retro-FPS gaming. Ludicrous powers, cartoonish villains, a love story that will - well, serve to introduce the female character, and just overall good fun. It's not too long, so it doesn't wear out its welcome. The open world was decidedly less interesting, with the whole 'kill dudes to capture a base to unlock a mission to kill more dudes' being a bit... uninspiring. Even so, a nice game for €9.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a solid turn based tactical game, but it's not very deep and the number of maps is noticeably limited. You'll probably visit each of the random locations a half dozen times throughout the game. Not that bad, since no two battles are the same, but also not a strong point. The special missions aboard the alien ships are a highlight. Well worth it for €10.
When it comes to city simulations, SimCity 4 is probably still the most interesting one around. Its gameplay is both varied and deep, and thanks to its graphical style it still looks quite good. Definitely one to get at €3."He has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to
the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free". ~ Luke 4:18
18-07-2013, 07:51 PM #973
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- Jun 2011
I tend to agree - it's charming-as-hell, it's quite original in places but there are some elements missing and some bits which just, plain don't work.
It's a TD game without the ability to rewind stuff - it's Sanctum without the freneticness - it's really quite unique.
18-07-2013, 07:54 PM #974
Today's recommendation comes in the form of Torchlight 2. Vastly improved over the original and very, very fun to play. Lots of fun loot, cool environments to fight in and well supported both officially and unofficially. Found myself replaying it several times, both by myself and in co-op. If you're looking for a loot-a-thon, I can only give this high praise.
As a flash sale, there's also Binding of Isaac which eats time like no tomorrow. Insanely fun and addictive. The DLC adds tons of content, but it might be a little overwhelming at first.
18-07-2013, 08:02 PM #975
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18-07-2013, 08:26 PM #977
Ahahaha "cheated you."
18-07-2013, 08:27 PM #978
I'm going to sue them for fraud over that €2.25. Definitely.
18-07-2013, 08:36 PM #979
Ok, here is what I am having fun with since the sale started:
The Swapper - very charming, and the puzzles are well thought out. Awesome classical music, too.
Fez - It's brilliant!
TrackMania 2 - Canyon - very good if you are into that sort of racing game. I would like to get Valley as well when on sale.
Antichamber - excellent, but difficult. I worked through the first 20% or so, but I think I will leave the rest for winter nights!
18-07-2013, 08:36 PM #980
It's the concept that gets me. In one way, I love the fact that he's done something like this: incredibly different, unexpected and challenging in its own way. On the other hand, it unsettles me. This is good in that it's not typical and truly unique and memorable. But as a relatively new dad who has to skip stories about tragedies involving kids, I hate the intro and the reminders about Isaac dying when I quit.