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    Steam and uPlay games have a weird relationship.

    Steam usually launches a version of uPlay which ONLY supports that game (this is certainly true for Trials and PoP: TFS) - you then have to launch the game from uPlay - e.g. Steam is a launcher for a launcher.

    Those games DON'T appear in normal uPlay either - so you have to run them from Steam to then run them from uPlay!

    Steam still does the updates for those games tho and not uPlay - which is even weirder.

    On that basis I'd avoid UBI games on Steam entirely - it's not like EA/Origin games which just appear in both Steam and Origin!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trjp View Post
    Steam and uPlay games have a weird relationship.

    Steam usually launches a version of uPlay which ONLY supports that game (this is certainly true for Trials and PoP: TFS) - you then have to launch the game from uPlay - e.g. Steam is a launcher for a launcher.
    This is also true of Driver:San Fran, the Assassins Creed games and the tom clancy ones. So I assume its all of them. Your uplay points and account works across all of the games, steam or non-steam which just makes it odd.

    GoG has Strike Suit Zero for $11.99 http://www.gog.com/gamecard/strike_suit_zero
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    Is it just from Steam tho?

    I bought AC2 and SC:C from Gamersgate and Driver: SF from GetGamesGo and they're all registered in uPlay - I can download them again from there too!?

    Someone raised this on the UPlay forum and UBI confirmed that they wouldn't include Steam games in UPlay - that you have to launch from from Steam and update them via Steam and it really is a bit stupid - it's a launcher for a launcher!

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    The Prince of Persia games are the daily deal on steam, all 75 % off.

    I wonder, is Forgotten Sands worth getting for this cheap?

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    If you liked the previous PoPs you'll enjoy it. It's nothing new. Some nice puzzles, crappy controls and some nice setpieces. For that money is worth a try.

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    I loved Pop:SoT but didn't like the 2 which came after because they played to the dumb bits of the audience.

    I loved Pop: 2008/The Scarf but TFS isn't anything like as much fun.

    TFS is a linear game which alternates between meh combat and meh platforming. The odd moment of clever is drowned by lots and lots of samey/low-challenge nonsense.

    I'm also tired of playing a clearly middle-eastern prince who talks like he comes from downtown LA - it breaks what little bit of immersion - that tiny chance you'll believe you're playing a middle-eastern magical adventure/action game and turns it into a Universal Studios ride...

    If they bring it back ever again - could they perhaps use a voice actor from east of Paris at least? :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    The Prince of Persia games are the daily deal on steam, all 75 % off.
    Price of individual games: 11,20
    Bundle cost: 12,48
    What happened to you, Steam, you used to be cool ...

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    Thanks, Tikey and trjp.
    Since our views seem to align I'm gonna go with trjp, and not buy it.

    What happened to you, Steam, you used to be cool ...
    We used to be friends, a long time ago... *sings*

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    For some reason, even the undiscounted PoP-Pack is more expensive than the games it contains, so that's where that comes from. Which of course explains nothing. Dreadful swindling of unsuspecting customers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trjp View Post
    I loved Pop:SoT but didn't like the 2 which came after because they played to the dumb bits of the audience.

    I loved Pop: 2008/The Scarf but TFS isn't anything like as much fun.

    TFS is a linear game which alternates between meh combat and meh platforming. The odd moment of clever is drowned by lots and lots of samey/low-challenge nonsense.

    I'm also tired of playing a clearly middle-eastern prince who talks like he comes from downtown LA - it breaks what little bit of immersion - that tiny chance you'll believe you're playing a middle-eastern magical adventure/action game and turns it into a Universal Studios ride...

    If they bring it back ever again - could they perhaps use a voice actor from east of Paris at least? :)
    Basically this. The graphics are quite good, AC engine.

    You can play as Ezio though.
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    The elemental powers are nice though. I still wish there was a sequel to Prince of Persia (2008) or at least we got the console exclusive epilogue DLC.

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    Hard Reset is really cheap over at Green Man Gaming (less than 5 Euroweeniedollars). Is it any good? It has the buzzword 'Old School' in it and 'Shooter'...

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    Hard Reset is well-designed, looks exceptionally pretty, and is very challenging. It's a bit like Serious Sam in corridors with robots, plus a really nice weapon upgrade system. I'd highly recommend it.

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    When I was playing the demo of Hard Reset, I found that all of what you described above is accurate, but that the movement speed was way off where I felt it should be (too slow). Was that still true in the full game, or the same? I'm constantly interested when it goes on sale, but I'm reminded of that fact and then pushed right off.
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    There's nothing old-school about Hard Reset. It's a checkpoint-based piece of shit with narrow corridors and bad movement mechanics. It's too slow and cumbersome. There's not enough room to move and everything explodes hurting you. It's painful to play. The only challenge comes from the bullshit you're subjected to.

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    I don't recall the movement speed ever being changed. It doesn't have Quake levels of superhuman speed, so you're not going to be able to backpedal away from everything. On the other hand, it has a sprint function, so running for your life is still an option. Sprinting used to give you this horrible blinding motion blur, but they patched in an option to remove that. The devs were really attentive when questionable design choices were concerned. They were quick to add options for easier weapon switching and to speed up those flashy main menu animations.

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    I bought Hard Reset (it better be good, LTK! ;)). Actually only paid 3.60 EUR after using that 20% voucher (weird system, GMG).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murmurandus View Post
    I bought Hard Reset (it better be good, LTK! ;)). Actually only paid 3.60 EUR after using that 20% voucher (weird system, GMG).
    I call it the "Let's See Which Ones Are Paying Attention" system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winged Nazgul View Post
    I call it the "Let's See Which Ones Are Paying Attention" system.
    I can't see any other use for those coupons than the GMG people gathering together to look at the sales data afterwards and collectively going "HAW HAW" at every sale that has not used the coupon.

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    It's worth noting that there are limitations on the coupon - it doesn't work with everything (Dishonoured, for example, is excluded) and you cannot use it more than once per 'some time period I've not completely fathomed'.

    I assumed each voucher was a once-per-account but I managed to use one twice a few weeks ago - almost a week apart!?

    It is the classic 'people don't notice' thing tho - they reckon that in the UK there are 10s of millions of pounds in loyalty cards which no-one has every claimed or used - and that around 40% of gift vouchers expire before use or are never used!!

    He says with a fistfull of book token cards each of which has about 44p on it.

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