GetGames are selling Guild Wars 2 for £19.99 and the Deluxe version for £25.99
Not sure if it's been much cheaper or not, but anyway the deal is here.
Haven't had much time today to keep an eye on the Amazon bundles, but it would seem they still are waiting for the AGoD keys? Skimming through the CAG thread I saw someone saying most bundles are being phased out <mumble> I was going to pick up the Ultimate pack mainly for CK2 with Warlock as a nice bonus, the alternative being CK2 complete, so I'm thinking about skipping it. More DLCs are gonna be released for CK2 anyway and chances are the Totally Complete Collection Summerly Wintery Pack Turbo Edition will be available at the same price or less at some point in the future.
Everyone should own a copy of Disciples 2.
Any attempt to run it above 800x600 results in crashes and weirdness - and even at that (tiny) resolution it's crashed a few times...
I should probably shoehorn it onto my old laptop - at least it's output is VGA and so will scale on the monitor - being XP it might crash less too!?
There are some great deals at store.eu.square-enix.com. The store might only have 44 games available, but every one of them is 75% off, except FFVII which is 50% off. So, every Deus Ex, every Hitman, every Tomb Raider, two Thiefs, Just Cause 1-2 and Sleeping dogs. I bought Quantum Conundrum there, and they gave me the steam key right on the page after my purchase was completed, zero hassle.
to access the offers mentioned in the latest Bargain Bucket article, copy the urls listed, and replace emea_uk with emea_europe e.g:
The deal of the week was epic. I was just about to buy Deadlight this weekend for $7, got it instead with 3 awesome games for a measly $10! I feel good :]
Downside is that it has the most laughably shit tutorial I've ever seen - it's not even remotely a tutorial, it just says "Play this to learn" and then leaves you to it.
What the fuck does 'tutorial' mean in the language of the developers????
p.s. there's a manual, of course, but it's one of those fucking stupid 'old school' manuals which is basically just an alphabetical list of the games UI and features. People talk about the advances gaming has seen in graphics and AI etc. but the advances in presenting a game which players have some idea where the fuck to start with are far greater...
And I think Arxel Tribe are/were Russian, so tutorial probably means "Haha puny capitalist"
I'm sure it's easy to learn but 'tutorial' suggests some guidance at least.
I'm bored of 20 mins-long "use the mouse to move and zoom and keyboard and fly and shit" stuff but I like some "press the flashing button" moments - not "Open the moving party and add troops and then use the vault to equip the party" and that's it!?!?
Then it's "go talk to X" where the location and nature of X is a complete mystery and so on
It's challenging - as far as 'tutorials' go it's the worst I've ever seen - there are some first Levels which offer more help than that ;)
I loved Disciples 2, but I found it incredibly difficult. I don't think I got past the first few missions in any of the campaigns. I'd like to continue with it someday, though.
Great music, too. The outro of this Portishead song always reminds me of it.
There are also a few missions with timelimits which can kick your ass, I'd say the Humans are hardest to play because of one mission they have. Undead are probably the easiest and are who I always recommend to play first.
The Vault is the area below the party area in cities, and you usually start with some healing/resurrection potions in your capital which can be dragged into the equipment area of any party in that city. While playing you'll come across more equipment and opening up the party screen while said party is in the field will also display the Paper Doll area, where the party leader can be outfitted with any equipment you have and they can use. Along with being able to take one leader between missions, you can also take 5 pieces of equipment which will typically be the stuff said leader uses.
Adding troops is usually done after recruiting a leader in a city, where you then recruit units on the city-side of the screen and drag them over. Troops can also be switched between two parties in a similar way. At the start of the game each of the 3 main leader types can only have 3 troop spaces in their party, but levelling up grants new abilities one of which is Leadership (which appears twice) allowing you to get the maximum 5 troop spaces (I say troop spaces as some units stretch across both front-and-back rows so count as two).