Gaming Deals

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by PKerr, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. SPCTRE

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    Gone Home is amazing, don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
     
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  2. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    Yay about to install it .......
     
  3. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    Ok loving Gone Home........

    Stuck in the bedroom trying to work out where the code for the locker is. Love the atmosphere. For a small game they did a top notch job.

    Edit: I just finished the game, explored every part of the house once I had found the elusive locker combination and loved every minute of this game. This is exactly the kind of game I'd like to see but in a much bigger scale, set in an open world........

    You are not going to get bangs and explosions and noise in this game, but what you are going to get is amazing atmosphere and mood. I loved every minute.

    Just on the empty house, did the family just vanish? They left all the TVs and took everything else.. It was really eerie and spooky.
     
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  4. Reverend

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    I haven't played it myself, but I think 'Firewatch' is something along the lines you're describing.

    It's been a few years since I played though it but IIRC the implication is that the younger sister has run away with her girlfriend (and taken the laserdisc players the father reviews for the magazine to sell and pay their way.) One assumes that the parents have gone after her. Presumably this all happened when the PC was still en route home, so they've all only been gone a matter of hours.
     
  5. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    Oh.......... OK because I had a much darker story in my head that maybe something had happened to everyone just prior to her arriving at the house.

    Interesting book idea the father had too with JFK being saved and then killed and time travel. Not original by any means but it was interesting to see that in there.
     
  6. Robert Maxwell

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    One of the things I liked about GH is that on many occasions, it misdirects the player. You think the story is going one way, but then it does something else. It reveals itself slowly and deliberately, and while the finale isn't the strongest, it concludes in a clear and poignant manner. It would be very easy for a game that consists of "wander around a house and poke at stuff" to be extremely boring, but GH is a master class in how to make such a mundane environment--even one totally devoid of other people and events--interesting, suspenseful, and compelling.
     
  7. Reverend

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    Actually this is by far the darkest part of the story once you understand why he's fixated on changing what happened on that particular date. The clue is in the basement. There's something down there that seems innocent enough, until you consider just how out of place it really is.
     
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  8. SPCTRE

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    that is my single favorite thing about that game
     
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  9. Reverend

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    Yeah I think on at least three occasions I got to that smug "oh I know what this is about" mental space, only to very quickly have it turned around on me. It's nice to find a story that plays fair with it's mysteries, yet still manages to surprise and misdirect.
     
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    Yeah I noticed that. Things went dark quickly after finding that stuff about Terry out.

    This was the movie I was thinking of when I saw that book in the game.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timequest_(film)
     
  11. od0_ital

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    Xbox has one month gold memberships for $1 for a few more days. Bought one for myself a couple of days ago.

    Got a plan to go to GameStop tomorrow, they're offering a free Green Arrow Lego figure with any Lego Dimensions purchase (while supplies last). Since that's a promotional character that can't be bought, I figure it would be worth getting & adding to the few I've got already (Batman, Gandalf, WyldStyle, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Gollum, the Wicked Witch of the West, Marty McFly, Bane, Krusty the Clown & Gimli).
     
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    Thank you Best Buy! Just scooped up Bravely Second via their site for $20.
     
  13. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    I'm torn whether or not to get Watch Dogs 2 Waiting for it to be on sale
     
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    LucasArts Adventure Pack Bundle Stars £1:39 for Indiana Jones® and the Fate of Atlantis™, Indiana Jones® and the Last Crusade™, Loom™ and The Dig™....cracking deal....but only 12 hours left so grab it soon.
    https://www.bundlestars.com/en/game/...adventure-pack
     
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    Neverwinter Nights - Diamond Edition is free on GOG.com for the next 40 hours. It's one of my favorite games of all time, and I firmly recommend it, especially if you enjoy d20-based RPGs (or any RPGs, for that matter).

    Diamond Edition includes both expansions, Shadows of Undrentide and Hordes of the Underdark. For new players, I strongly recommend playing Shadows of Undrentide on your first playthrough; in my opinion, it is better than the original NWN campaign (which is also good), with a more engaging story and sense of exploration, as well as some really great characters, including my favorite henchman in the whole franchise (and there are many good ones).

    Hordes of the Underdark is intended for higher-level players, and is perfect for when you've completed either Shadows of Undrentide or the original NWN campaign (as you can transfer characters between campaigns). As the title suggests, it involves the Underdark, which is one of the most iconic and exciting settings in the Forgotten Realms franchise, with classic cultures such as the Drow and the Illithids.

    NWN also has a great campaign toolsets, Aurora, which you can use to craft your own adventures. It's quite a big task, and I never completed any large-scale adventures in it, but it is still a lot of fun to play around with.
     
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    I honestly had no idea this game was on GoG for free today. I went online literally just an hour ago to see if I could buy Neverwinter Nights 1 or 2 (I had one of the games - I forget which - years ago but no longer have the CDs and wanted to play it again) and when I saw that NWN Diamond was free I was very confused in a "have the stars aligned today?" sort of way.

    If it was a Lottery draw day today I'd have bought a ticket!
     
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  17. SPCTRE

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    If I didn't own NWN Diamond already, this would be the best freebie in a long while.

    It's a must-play if you like cRPGs that are still close to their pen and paper forefathers.
     
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  18. od0_ital

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    Went by Toys R Us today, saw that they have a sale for Lego Dimensions going on.

    40% off the fun, team, level & story packs (regular price range $11.99 to $49.99) and $50 off the start packs.

    I picked up the original Ghostbusters level pack and the new Ghostbusters story pack.
     
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  19. Random_Spock

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    Cool. Thanks for the heads up!
     
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    Just found out that Assassin's Creed 3 is free via Club Ubisoft for a limited time.