Not sure if anyone posted this but Sonic Generations is going for £4.99 on GreenManGaming, if you apply the code 'GMG30-DPLIM-DN831' you can grab it for £3.50. By far the cheapest I have seen it.
got it bundled with it's (graphically hard to stomach, yet simpler and arguably better) predecessor for €1.5 last week (at Gamersgate, it's still discounted but more expensive now. you can also get it at gog).
people who just wanna have a taste of 4X could check this link: http://goblinlunatics.blogspot.be/20...v10-final.html for an extremely basic, dare i say casual 4X game (the AI leaves much to be desired though).
"Harry uses the One Ring to defeat Magneto and save the Rebellion!"
With thanks to RaveTurned in comments on the main page.
I know of several games where the demo actively deterred me but the game was actually excellent (Dirt 2 is the most outstanding example of this - it's demo is a pick-and-mix of all the shit bits).
There there's the games which are 'one trick ponies' - demos of those actively discourage people for obvious reasons even tho it may be the only trick you need.
Demos for big games are a must but I think cheaper games should be seen as a bit of a punt, really.
Ridiculously cheap (£0.62) The Last Remnant on GamersGate which I can't help but recommend. Yes it's a JRPG. Yes it's obtuse and obfusticating as all fuck. Yes the port is a little shoddy at times (although the PC version is far superior to 360). But in terms of the battle system it's something pretty unique and will provide hours of fun if you an get into it. I think I've sunk around 150 hours in TLR due to loving the battles and the lack of normal JRPG bullshit (save anytime you want, for example).
Shows at 3.75€ for me. Another multi-discount stack shenanigan?
Seems to be. It's at £2.49 for me now. Still a pretty good deal for people who have been on the fence with it in the past.
Hum... Tried the demo, and didn't understand nothing at all. Will hope I get lucky on SteamGifts or an insane deal, as I'm curious, but not certain about going to enjoy it at all.
It's one of those games where the demo is just useless and does moer harm than good. As I said, for the tiny amount of cash it would have been worth giving it a shot but now, even though the price is still pretty great, I appreciate that people are less willing to take a gamble.
For more about it I refer you to this post where I completely failed at describing the game succinctly - http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/foru...Last%2BRemnant
I need to try that again. The last time I was turned off since the battle system was a bit too automated. Maybe it adds some complexity later on.
That is a bit of an issue. Takes a while to get to a point where you have a good number of characters (>10) spread over 3+ unions and those characters have enough different magic/item/healing/buff/debuff/combat arts that they can do. Then things become fantastically complex so you can end up in fights which can last an hour or more and are tense the entire time.
a lot more interesting.
It reminded me how I was always bored at the beginnings of the Final Fantasy games, until you get more skills/spells/etc.
And that can take hours sometimes...
If you do play Last Remnant however, prepare yourself to endure a quite likely the most unlikable protagonist in the history of gaming. He is unbearable.
If you want me on either service, I suggest PMing me here first to let me know who you are.
In JRPG terms Rush isn't too bad, by the end he's even pretty decent thanks to having a character arc. He doesn't have Chris' beefy arms though
I had never played Resident Evil so I can't compare, but this guy is an idiot. Also I'm pretty sure he wants to have his way with his little sister, but that may just be the way Japanese portray relationships.
I don't remember the particularly bad scenes, so just take a look at the second cutscene in the game.(He's the dark haired one)
The next scene is a much better example
Last edited by mlaskus; 31-12-2012 at 09:57 PM.