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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Cashing Out

It’s Saturday, that can only mean one thing. Ok, I guess it means several things: Lie ins, spending the afternoon in the pub, rubbish sports on the telly. But it also means cheap games, and here they all are, waiting for you to gobble them up. If you’re still greedy for more delicious discounted gaming, you can find a feast of cheap games catalogued daily over at SavyGamer.co.uk. Here’s this week’s deals:Delve Deeper – £1.99/€1.99/$2.49
Or pay £2.24/€2.24/$2.74 to get the Treasures and Tunnels DLC too. This is a multiplayer, turn based strategy affair, and he’s some impressions from that Kieron fella:

The key risk/reward element is cashing out. You have to actually get your gold to the surface for it to count towards your score. There’s shops beneath the surface you can take your stuff to… but they take a slice of your profits, and you don’t get healed when handing it over. So, how much do you press on? If you go too far, you won’t be able to get your stuff back, and it’ll be pointless. It’s areas like this where the make-up of your team really comes into play, with Miner’s six-slots of stuff giving much higher scoring potentials than the others. And as well as just playing against the level, there’s also the opportunity to go into your opponent.

More here.

Dungeon Siege III – £11.99/€19.99/$19.99
Alec delved into the titular Dungeon, and came out with this fully formed opinion:

Of course, for all its shortcomings I played it for hours anyway, stayed up too late, got RSI, ate only chemically-flavoured snackfoods… That’s how these things go, isn’t it? It’s a solid enough hack’n’slash game with varied environments and some inventive skills, and that certainly kept me playing – but when you can pick up something like Torchlight or Titan Quest for pennies (both of which are also far more attractive and characterful), it’s really hard to recommend dropping £30-odd on this.

£11.99 is significantly less than £30. Is it significantly less enough for you?

Fable III – £8.74/€9.99/$12.49
Bollocks to the Fable games, says I. They’re rubbish. I tried playing this particular entry, and it seemed to me that first hour is spent watching cutscenes, and completing quests like “Follow this character when they tell you too”. Lots of waiting around too. Alec’s a more patient man than I, or at least one with different tastes, since he managed to persevere to formulate a complete WIT of Fable 3, which you can read right here. He seemed to quite like it, so if you’re in the mood for pressing buttons when you’re told to, and walking somewhere when you are told to, this might be right up your street.

Burnout: Paradise [The Ultimate Box] – £3.74
Apply coupon “heaz4zhw7”.
This offer is probably quite heavily region restricted, since that seems to be the case with most Origin special offers, but I can confirm that this coupon (for 25% off anything (excluding titles released within the last four weeks, preorders, timecards, points cards and anything that’s already been discounted)) does work in the UK. All the RPS Burnout Paradise coverage you could possibly need is contained right here, and at this price it is an absolute must play.

Deal of the week
Batman: Arkham City – £20.36
Apply coupon “20SUM-MERSA-VINGS”.
Not sure what this will be discounted to in other regions, but it should be similarly cheap. Hotly anticipated vehicle for retailer exclusive content, Batman: Arkham City, is due out just next month. This has snuck up on me a bit (Likely using ceiling gargoyles to stay out of sight), but it looks like after Deus Ex has hit we’ve got many of this years biggest games all bunched up at the end of the year. There’s a catalogue of RPS coverage looking forward to Arkham City right here.

Also of note:
THQ USA promo. Spent quite a while trying to work out if these were USA only, and still couldn’t work it out. Some ace deals though.
Serious Sam Double D – £4.79/€6.39/$6.39
Dead Space 2 – £11.24. Apply coupon “heaz4zhw7”.
Digital Game Factory Promo
Call of Duty promo
Beamdog Labour day sale

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