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Re: Psst there's a good deal on the internet

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:32 pm
by SleepingDragon
@Supahewok I really like that selection. Not sure you're aware but I'm led to believe There Came an Echo is actually a narrative sequel to a rhythm game (of all things) called Before the Echo (formely Sequence) from the same studfo.

Re: Psst there's a good deal on the internet

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:13 pm
by The Rocketeer
While the sale is still on, I wanna plug Dragon's Dogma, which is going for 12 bucks right now. I know everyone's probably either played it or decided they aren't interested by now, but it's a unique, wonderful game that seems like it was made specifically to be one of some very specific little group of gamers' favorite games ever. I know it won't be a hit with everyone actually it seems just as likely you'll get facerolled by bandits two hours in and then stop playing, but I want everyone that might love it the way I do to at least have a shot at it. I get a little jolt of excitement whenever someone new picks up the game, and I think that speaks volumes.

Re: Psst there's a good deal on the internet

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:23 pm
by Supahewok
I, too, shall give something else a plug. Just ran across this. Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun. "Hardcore tactical stealth real time strategy game " set in the Edo period. Looks like a take on Syndicate/Satellite Reign, only in Medieval Japan. I'd get it, if I hadn't already bought enough games until the next summer sale. Wishlisted it, though. Looks nice. (30 US bux)

If nothing else it makes me really, really happy to have a reminder that modern isometric strategy/RPG's with great production values aren't a passing fad (hopefully).

Re: Psst there's a good deal on the internet

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:02 am
by SleepingDragon
RE Dragon's Dogma: I did not care for the trash mobs, or the resource gathering and item crafting system but it *really* scratched my "fight a big boss" itch. There are few things that I like more in this type of game than being able to fight a huge monster, chop its pieces off, make it collapse and so on and so forth, the game is absolutely lovely in this manner. Narratively it's also a delightfuly Japanese game and it has a good couple of interesting story bits that are out of the way or require the player to think outside the box (or get clues from the internet). (Also, thank you Humble Monthly)

And since people seem to be doing this whole plugging thing I'm going to throw in my favourite overlooked gem Immortal Defense*. It's a indie Tower Defense game that made it to Steam years after the original release, it has weird graphics and is somewhat flashy (especially in later stages when there's a lot happening) so seizure warning I guess. Where it does shine though is the story. It begins innocently enough with what seems like another pretext TD plot "aggresive aliens are invading your homeworld, go into hyperspace-by-any-other-name and use your mental powers to build defenses there" but beneath it is a really powerful narrative. Also, the developer added a buch of features, such as challenge maps, when putting it on Steam and still fiddles with the game from time to time. Unless you really dislike TD games I'd say check a video to see if the visuals don't put you off (don't worry if you're not sure what is going on, like I said, it's a bit flashy but it's easy to keep track of things when you're actually playing) and otherwise I highly recommend it.


*Can't actually link to the store page since I'm at work and Steam is blocked.

Re: Psst there's a good deal on the internet

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:16 am
by Lachlan the Sane
Of course, the greatest thing to come out of Dragon's Dogma is the adventures of Randy Johnson and her tiny exquisitely throwable baseball son Panpan.

Re: Psst there's a good deal on the internet

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:01 am
by Daemian Lucifer
Supahewok wrote:I, too, shall give something else a plug. Just ran across this. Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun. "Hardcore tactical stealth real time strategy game " set in the Edo period. Looks like a take on Syndicate/Satellite Reign, only in Medieval Japan.


If you are familiar with the old commandos games,this is basically it,but with samurai and ninjas instead of brits and yanks.30 moneys is not too much for such a good game.If you are into tactical stealth games.

Re: Psst there's a good deal on the internet

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:41 pm
by Wide And Nerdy
And its over. Last game I bought was Nex Machina. Hope its good.

Re: Psst there's a good deal on the internet

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:51 pm
by Daemian Lucifer
Wide And Nerdy wrote:And its over. Last game I bought was Nex Machina. Hope its good.


I was looking at that one a few times,but it never quite grabbed me.So looking forward to your opinions about it.

Re: Psst there's a good deal on the internet

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:26 pm
by Wide And Nerdy
Daemian Lucifer wrote:
Wide And Nerdy wrote:And its over. Last game I bought was Nex Machina. Hope its good.


I was looking at that one a few times,but it never quite grabbed me.So looking forward to your opinions about it.


So far its filling that niche of "I don't know what I want to play next so I'll play this." I've got a bunch of games like that now, Life Goes On, Marvel vs Capcom, 20XX, Rogue Legacy. I suck at bullet hell but even on easy this one is hard for me so I suspect the higher difficulties will satisfy challenge junkies. Aside from that, its a pretty game with a nice fast pace.

Re: Psst there's a good deal on the internet

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:01 am
by SleepingDragon
Sooo, the next Humble Monthly has Pillars of Eternity, can anyone tell me how good and/or important storywise the White March DLC is? After the Steam sale I don't really have a lot of money for unscheduled game purchases but I don't like coming back to a game months later only to play a DLC...

Re: Psst there's a good deal on the internet

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:45 am
by Supahewok
I don't think White March adds anything to the main story; some things that were added to the base game with it seem to have come in with patches rather than with the expansion, so they're available for all. Gameplay-wise, you'd have to give me a week, but somebody else here might have a more informed opinion.

Re: Psst there's a good deal on the internet

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:59 pm
by Wide And Nerdy
SleepingDragon wrote:Sooo, the next Humble Monthly has Pillars of Eternity, can anyone tell me how good and/or important storywise the White March DLC is? After the Steam sale I don't really have a lot of money for unscheduled game purchases but I don't like coming back to a game months later only to play a DLC...


If your concern is fleshing out the story, White March takes place during the game but its not part of the main story. But for that matter, neither is the mega-dungeon really. Its a good story but it doesn't do anything for the main story.

You can play Pillars, decide if you want more Pillars, and buy the White March if you want more Pillars.

Re: Psst there's a good deal on the internet

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:33 am
by The Rocketeer
Jotun is free on Steam at the moment.

Re: Psst there's a good deal on the internet

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:10 am
by Supahewok
Also on GoG

Re: Psst there's a good deal on the internet

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:01 pm
by John
There's a new Humble Telltale Bundle over at HumbleBundle. $15 will get you just about every Telltale game I've ever heard of--and several I haven't--except for the only Telltale game I actually care about, Strongbad's Cool Game for Attractive People. Though I suppose that might be one of the games in the beat-the-average tier that will be revealed later. The pay-what-you-want tier includes Sam and Max, Puzzle Agent, a couple of games I've never heard of, and the first season of Walking Dead.

Re: Psst there's a good deal on the internet

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:43 pm
by Daemian Lucifer
Saints row 4 is free to play today,and can be bought for 4 moneys in the next two days.Go get em!