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    Quote Originally Posted by Fumarole View Post
    Wasn't GRAW the First also the game that ended your co-op mission when the team leader (LAN host) died? That was extremely annoying for my group.
    I think so, yeah. It's just a really poor co-op implementation all around, and there's really no reason it has to be.

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    This sale has been very uninteresting. Though I guess someone with less than a billion games on Steam might disagree. Anyway I've so far only bought MtG 2013, Tiny & Big and ArtRage 3. I guess that was pretty much it.
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    Anno 2070?

    I've been waiting and waiting for a deeper discount than this, but it never seems to come, so perhaps this is the time to buy.

    Impressions? From what I gathered at launch it was a successful twist on a successful franchise, and outside of DRM issues (if I recall), there seemed to be almost nothing but praise for this title. However, every time this game is a featured sale, nobody seems too excited. Does it not have much staying power? Was it mostly forgettable? Should I be looking elsewhere for my empire-building fix?

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    I thought about that Anno deal for a moment but then again, it's still rather expensive for a re-skin of the previous one. And actually I like that theme more sooooo... Yeah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnx View Post
    This sale has been very uninteresting. Though I guess someone with less than a billion games on Steam might disagree. Anyway I've so far only bought MtG 2013, Tiny & Big and ArtRage 3. I guess that was pretty much it.
    I always laugh when people say that.

    I've seen at least a dozen games I've wanted so far. And yet, with most of them, I still can't afford it. >.>

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    Quote Originally Posted by field_studies View Post
    Anno 2070?

    I've been waiting and waiting for a deeper discount than this, but it never seems to come, so perhaps this is the time to buy.

    Impressions? From what I gathered at launch it was a successful twist on a successful franchise, and outside of DRM issues (if I recall), there seemed to be almost nothing but praise for this title. However, every time this game is a featured sale, nobody seems too excited. Does it not have much staying power? Was it mostly forgettable? Should I be looking elsewhere for my empire-building fix?
    It was below 10$ more than once, so if you are not anxious too play it, I suggest waiting.
    It was also on the "get loaded" scheme at getgamesgo.com where you could buy Anno + another Ubisoft title for 15$ (or 6 for 30$).

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    Chivalry is kind of fantastic. I blew through 40 hours in two weeks after getting it. I found it a little frustrating it first, since it was hard to discern whether I was dying because I sucked (I did) or because of hit detection fails, etc. (they happen), which made it a challenge to know how to improve.

    Once out of this phase, the learning curve is a pleasure to ascend: intimately discovering the tricks by facing your betters, showing your inferiors the ropes by slaughtering them embarrassingly, and finding prolonged, strut-your-stuff encounters with your equals. It's chaotic and the violence is, as I think someone here described it, Monty Python-funny. When I saw it on Kickstarter, I passed immediately--I thought, just another weak game riding the everlasting wave of generic medieval nonsense's capacity to sell to sword-loving nerds. I wasn't right.

    I have a few niggling complaints about it, but they pale next to the exhilaration of killing three knights that have you surrounded as man-at-arms, and all the other fun you can have applying nuanced tactics to a chaotic, silly game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avish View Post
    It was below 10$ more than once, so if you are not anxious too play it, I suggest waiting.
    It was also on the "get loaded" scheme at getgamesgo.com where you could buy Anno + another Ubisoft title for 15$ (or 6 for 30$).
    I don't know how accurate/comprehensive they are, but steamgamesales.com shows that, save for that getgamesgo deal early this year, it hasn't dropped below $20 anywhere. Curious strategy--this seems like exactly the sort of game (strategy, 'niche'-market, non-multiplayer-focused) that gets deeply discounted fairly quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by internetonsetadd View Post
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    I picked it up. Going to play once it's done downloading. Thanks for the help. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinraith View Post
    No, because that's what it is. They aren't listing separate prices and implying some massive discount. Look again at the Steam page, which implies the regular price would be $40 for this package. That's simply not true. We call Gamersgate on this kind of "inflate it then discount it" crap when they pull it, why does Steam get a pass?
    Ah quite right, sorry. I literally didn't see that bit as my brain long ago learned those sections of Steam pages are bullshit and learned to filter them out, which may account for why it gets a pass.

    I was tempted by Anno 2070, then saw the amount of DLC and the fact that the complete edition is only 17% off.

    Few questions on SF4 - is there a worthy single-player mode in there? And is the DLC all just costumes, so the base edition might be a better deal?

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    Yeah, similar thinking on Anno 2070. Not sure how worthwhile the DLC for it is but with the complete pack going for £25 it just doesn't bang enough of my bargain bells enough to justify having Tages DRM installed on my 'puter.

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    Man, the sales have really been disappointing so far. :(
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    Quote Originally Posted by internetonsetadd View Post
    Chivalry is kind of fantastic.
    I picked it up as soon as I saw it on sale, and am very glad I did, put about an hour into it now, and I'm currently hoping that the shout button never stops being as fun as it has been so far!
    It's been supplying me with lots of thrilling moments and I got my first game-winning kill with a nicely timed stab, most satisfying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Universal Hamster View Post
    I picked it up as soon as I saw it on sale, and am very glad I did, put about an hour into it now, and I'm currently hoping that the shout button never stops being as fun as it has been so far!
    It's been supplying me with lots of thrilling moments and I got my first game-winning kill with a nicely timed stab, most satisfying.
    I'm loving it so far as well. Picked up a hatchet and started hacking some people up.

    Unfortunately it keeps crashing on me. No idea why. It runs fine.

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    Anyone has any experience with Binary Domain? Is it worth a fiver?

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    The general consensus seems to be that the gameplay is quite mediocre (except shooting off robot limbs), but the story is rather fun and justifies it. I haven't played it, but at that price, you might find it worth while? There's a few videos of people having a look at it I'm sure, including a Giant Bomb quick look.
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    I played it and I'd agree with that assessment; it's nothing too special, but it's actually quite fun to play for the general goofiness of it all, including the characters. The enemy robots are, at times, actually quite interesting too.
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    Yep, The selling point would be the story but the characters and shooting robots are great too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deano2099 View Post
    I was tempted by Anno 2070, then saw the amount of DLC and the fact that the complete edition is only 17% off.
    There's only three bits of DLC plus the Expansion; they're listing the individual components for some reason. The actual list should be:

    Nordmark Complete (contains the Nordmark Line, Silent Running and EVE DLC) £1.59
    The Financial Crisis Package (Central Statistics, Crisis Response & Distrust) £2.59
    Eden Complete (Keeper, Development & Eden Series) £2.79
    Deep Ocean (the expansion) £9.99

    Also note at least one of the packages from each of the DLC is unlockable in game by completing the associated World Event, which are currently being cycled through fairly regularly. The expansion (Deep Ocean) is the only one you actually have to pay for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrelfanatic View Post
    Which is no issue with Cyanide's BB. You can play BB perfectly fine on a match-to-match basis without any kind of schedule. We've even got an excellent community here on RPS, check out the Challenge League thread if you want a match every now and then.

    Concerning single player BB: The basic rule-set isn't too complex but implementing an AI that can play at eye level with a human would be a nightmare - which probably is the reason it never happened. No excuse for marketing the game as a single player experience, of course.
    But match-by-match takes away one of the more interesting features: playing a team through multiple seasons or whatever.

    I don't need the AI to be really good. I just need it to actually know how to play the game. There are a lot of strategy games out there with much more complicated rules. Granted, almost none of them have a really great AI that can beat a good human player, but they can actually play the game at a basic level. That's all you need. After that you just give the AI a few bonuses to make up the difference.

    A good example is Crusader Kings II. The AI misses out on all kinds of stuff and makes dumb moves, but it doesn't actually hinder play much. But BB's single player is simply unplayable. I'd never touched the game before and I only lost once, and that was in my second match when I didn't understand the rules yet.

    I totally believe you about RPS having good players though. It's just not my thing.

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