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Re: Videogame Deals

Post by James » February 6th, 2020, 6:31 pm

Finished SteamWorld Dig earlier in the week, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It kept me entertained for around 8hrs, which was more than I expected. Can't wait to start Heist, and I even picked up Dig 2 for cheap as well.

In other news, Carcassonne and Ticket To Ride are now available for free on the Epic Game Store, until 13th Feb.

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Post by DomsBeard » February 12th, 2020, 8:52 am

The Bureau X-Com Declassified is £2.99 on Xbox One backwards compatible. It got mixed reviews but I really enjoyed it, the story was good too. Think Xcom but 3rd person shooter rather than the standard fare. Permadeath and multiple endings too.

Actually on the list please if it isn't already :)

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Post by DomsBeard » February 12th, 2020, 8:55 am

DomsBeard wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 8:52 am
The Bureau X-Com Declassified is £2.99 on Xbox One backwards compatible. It got mixed reviews but I really enjoyed it, the story was good too. Think Xcom but 3rd person shooter rather than the standard fare. Permadeath and multiple endings too.

Actually on the list please if it isn't already :)
Amazing how your memory works isn't it?. Here's my post from 6 years ago :lol:

"The Bureau: Xcom Declassified.

Imagine Mass Effect 2 with every aspect of it going from a 10/10 game to a 6/10 and that pretty much sums this up. It outstays it's welcome by about 3 hours and the story jumps the shark about 3/4 of the way through. The setting was good but the game is too frustrating to recommend sadly."

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Re: Videogame Deals

Post by James » February 12th, 2020, 10:30 pm

DomsBeard wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 8:52 am
Actually on the list please if it isn't already :)
10pts to you, Domsbeard!

What feels like a relative rarity these days - a recent game, from a big publisher, that isn't on the BIG spreadsheet.

Well, it is now! :mrgreen:

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Re: Videogame Deals

Post by James » February 13th, 2020, 6:32 pm

Epic Store free games this week are Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Aztez. Free until 20th Feb.

Aztez looks pretty striking, I think. Could go for some side-scrolling beat 'em up action!

Fair warning: The Kingdom Come: Deliverance devs, Warhorse Studios, and particularly the Director, Daniel Vávra, have made some pretty-illuminating statements about white-washing (in Kingdom Come: Deliverance) and G*merG*te. I certainly won't be downloading or playing that particular game, and figure some folks on here would appreciate a heads up so they can take a look into the issues surrounding this game themselves.

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Re: Videogame Deals

Post by ThirdMan » February 13th, 2020, 9:44 pm

James wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 6:32 pm
Epic Store free games this week are Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Aztez. Free until 20th Feb.

Aztez looks pretty striking, I think. Could go for some side-scrolling beat 'em up action!

Fair warning: The Kingdom Come: Deliverance devs, Warhorse Studios, and particularly the Director, Daniel Vávra, have made some pretty-illuminating statements about white-washing (in Kingdom Come: Deliverance) and G*merG*te. I certainly won't be downloading or playing that particular game, and figure some folks on here would appreciate a heads up so they can take a look into the issues surrounding this game themselves.
What I remember most from the discussion surrounding its release was GamesTM's unprecedented departure from its usual editorial style, even finishing their review with a moral judgement on the type of person who would choose to buy the game.

My time with Deliverance was enriched by the real-world debate surrounding it, with competing historians, of similar credentials, debating the accuracy of what was on screen. Vávra's comments will turn many permanently off the game and that is perfectly understandable but the debate itself was also illuminating, particularly of the subjectivity that lies at the heart of our accepted histories.

It's an excellent game. Buggy as hell on console but subsequent patches tidied it up somewhat. The combat is tricky to master but challenging and rewarding. It was also one of the most immersive experiences I've ever had. The console versions clearly lack the heft and fidelity of the PC release but it still felt and looked 'real', especially the logical layout of the towns and the roll of the hills. There was a subtlety to the landscape that made a mockery of the artifice of even our most celebrated virtual worlds. It's a beautiful environment to walk around in.

I'd recommend the game to anyone looking for something deep and involved but do your homework first. Vávra is a very divisive individual.

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Re: Videogame Deals

Post by James » February 15th, 2020, 7:59 am

Thanks, ThirdMan! Deliverance certainly inspired a lot of discussion, the historical debates in particular seem important to have, and it shows the difficulty of "historical accuracy" when so much of the information we have is imperfect and heavily filtered.
It's a shame that (for me) the remarks of the game's director overshadow the hard work of the rest of the development team. But for everyone else, free on Epic is a great deal.

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Post by Jon Cheetham » February 18th, 2020, 2:49 am

Looks like Assassin's Creed Syndicate will be free on Epic in a couple of days, funnily enough I just revisited it a bit over the weekend. I can certainly recommend at least a quick (and free) jaunt around a digital recreation of London that beautiful, if you haven't tried the game before.

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Post by DomsBeard » February 18th, 2020, 1:59 pm

I'm probably just telling myself this but Shadow Of The Tomb Raider Definitive Edition is £16.50 on Stadia. Bloody infuriating as I paid £12 for the standard version at CEX two days ago :x . It is leaving Game Pass shortly which made me pick it up as I had recently started it.

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Post by Alex79uk » February 18th, 2020, 3:02 pm

Yeah but... at least you actually own the version you bought and you'll never get any lag or screen corruption or... y'know.

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