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« on: August 04, 2014, 05:29:54 AM »

This week continues the long tradition of the summer lag.  Almost no games out, but let's see what we have any ways.  A Sony appearance of a PC indie hit, a new IP on Vita and some assorted others, including a not-quite-a-sequel that should be carefully considered beforehand.  Well, let's get to it.

PS4
The Swapper
Road Not Taken

PS3
Sacred 3
The Swapper
Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed
Ultra Street Fighter IV

360
Sacred 3
Ultra Street Fighter IV

Vita
The Swapper
Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed
Metrico

3DS
The Mysterious Murasame Castle - eShop
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014, 05:33:43 AM »

Nothing, finding my old games to be much for fun. Just installed Skyrim again.
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2014, 08:32:55 AM »

I'll be getting Road Not Taken for PS4 and Metrico for Vita as part of PS+.  Also, the early access version of Lords of Xulima is out on Steam this week, so I'll be getting that since I backed the kickstarter.
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2014, 08:43:57 AM »

Nothing. Between Elite: Dangerous and The Last of Us Remastered, I've got more than enough to play.
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2014, 12:47:40 PM »

DESTINY!!!
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2014, 01:52:58 PM »

Quote from: Lee on August 04, 2014, 05:33:43 AM

Nothing, finding my old games to me much for fun. Just installed Skyrim again.

Yeah, surprisingly enough I reinstalled Skyrim as well and have been having a ton of fun once again. biggrin
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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2014, 03:02:05 PM »

The Road Not Taken is free, so why not.

And I really enjoyed what little I played of the Swapper, so probably that.
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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2014, 03:07:30 PM »

Nada.
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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2014, 05:41:21 PM »

Correction: International Snooker from Steam.
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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2014, 06:09:51 PM »

FYI, The Swapper is a fantastic game.  If you missed it on PC last year check it out.
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« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2014, 07:52:53 PM »

Probably Sacred 3 for PC.
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« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2014, 08:28:08 PM »

Pre-ordered The Swapper, so looking forward to that.  I beat it on Vita, but I doubt I will remember the solutions to the puzzles and will be a fun game to have on Vita.
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« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2014, 09:10:55 PM »

Caine, you missed about 20 PC games Roll Eyes.    Just sayin.


    Ultra Street Fighter 4 (download - $15 digital upgrade)
    Sacred 3 (download - $50)
    Road Not Taken (download)
    Darksiders Collection (download - $30)
    Red Faction Collection (download - $30)
    Jet Gunner (download)
    Guns and Robots (download)
    Mind: Path to Thalamus (download)
    Rex Rocket (download)
    Pe-2: Dive Bomber (download)
    Back to Bed (download)
    Amazing World (download)
    Kingdom Tales 2 (download)
    Direct Hit: Missile War (download)
    Cloud Chamber (download)
    Heroes of a Broken Land (download)
    Orbital Gear (download)
    GamersGoMakers (download)
    Victory At Sea (download)
    Frontline: Road to Moscow (download)
    Another Perspective (download)
    Stonerid (download)
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« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2014, 09:54:57 PM »

Probably Divinity:Original Sin since my friend won't stop telling me how awesome it is.  icon_cry icon_biggrin
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« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2014, 02:02:35 PM »

Quote from: rittchard on August 04, 2014, 07:52:53 PM

Probably Sacred 3 for PC.
Have you looked into this?  It's not the same game that Sacred 1 and 2 were, more like a Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance
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« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2014, 04:12:54 PM »

Quote from: Caine on August 05, 2014, 02:02:35 PM

Quote from: rittchard on August 04, 2014, 07:52:53 PM

Probably Sacred 3 for PC.
Have you looked into this?  It's not the same game that Sacred 1 and 2 were, more like a Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance
And from reports, it's nowhere near as good as BG:DA was even.
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« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2014, 05:24:53 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on August 05, 2014, 04:12:54 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 05, 2014, 02:02:35 PM

Quote from: rittchard on August 04, 2014, 07:52:53 PM

Probably Sacred 3 for PC.
Have you looked into this?  It's not the same game that Sacred 1 and 2 were, more like a Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance
And from reports, it's nowhere near as good as BG:DA was even.

I knew it was an action game, which didn't bother me, but it seems like reviews on Steam are universally bad, so I'll probably wait for a sale.  It doesn't sound too different from Gauntlet, so I'm still a little tempted, just wish it were on one of the next gen consoles.
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« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2014, 08:41:58 PM »

Quote from: rittchard on August 06, 2014, 05:24:53 PM

I knew it was an action game, which didn't bother me, but it seems like reviews on Steam are universally bad, so I'll probably wait for a sale.  It doesn't sound too different from Gauntlet, so I'm still a little tempted, just wish it were on one of the next gen consoles.

I wouldn't put much stock in the reviews.  Most people can't get over the fact that this game isn't like Sacred 2, and even if it were the greatest hack-and-slash action game ever made, they'd still hate it.  Since Best Buy cancelled my Destiny Limited Edition preorder and gave me $50 gift card in compensation and the game is only $30 (after my Gamers Club discount and the $10 gift card that comes with the game) I decided to buy it.  I'll post some impressions once I've played some.
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« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2014, 09:53:28 PM »

Quote from: EddieA on August 06, 2014, 08:41:58 PM

Quote from: rittchard on August 06, 2014, 05:24:53 PM

I knew it was an action game, which didn't bother me, but it seems like reviews on Steam are universally bad, so I'll probably wait for a sale.  It doesn't sound too different from Gauntlet, so I'm still a little tempted, just wish it were on one of the next gen consoles.

I wouldn't put much stock in the reviews.  Most people can't get over the fact that this game isn't like Sacred 2, and even if it were the greatest hack-and-slash action game ever made, they'd still hate it.  Since Best Buy cancelled my Destiny Limited Edition preorder and gave me $50 gift card in compensation and the game is only $30 (after my Gamers Club discount and the $10 gift card that comes with the game) I decided to buy it.  I'll post some impressions once I've played some.

Cool, definitely interested in hearing a non-biased-ish impressions of it that doesn't involve expectations that it is a Sacred sequel.  I saw one review that compared it favorably to Marvel Ultimate Alliance so that piqued my interest.  But then a lot of Steam reviews were complaining about graphics and bugs in the PC version, so that made me leery again.
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« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2014, 10:18:00 PM »

Quote from: EddieA on August 06, 2014, 08:41:58 PM

Quote from: rittchard on August 06, 2014, 05:24:53 PM

I knew it was an action game, which didn't bother me, but it seems like reviews on Steam are universally bad, so I'll probably wait for a sale.  It doesn't sound too different from Gauntlet, so I'm still a little tempted, just wish it were on one of the next gen consoles.

I wouldn't put much stock in the reviews.  Most people can't get over the fact that this game isn't like Sacred 2, and even if it were the greatest hack-and-slash action game ever made, they'd still hate it.  Since Best Buy cancelled my Destiny Limited Edition preorder and gave me $50 gift card in compensation and the game is only $30 (after my Gamers Club discount and the $10 gift card that comes with the game) I decided to buy it.  I'll post some impressions once I've played some.

Watch TotalBiscuit's WTF Is video for this game. He approaches it from both angles, and decides that it's a bad and overpriced game, period. It has no real depth, has bad controls, no variety, no carrot to go with the stick, no character development, no loot, and so on. For a game like this to be fun, its combat system needs to be both good and fun, and by all accounts it's neither. I would not spend money on this game, even at half price. Especially considering this game is priced at least 4 times too high to begin with. Even had it not been, the game doesn't seem to be any fun.
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« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2014, 04:46:33 PM »

The two ps+ freebies. That's it.
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« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2014, 02:01:38 PM »

I put some time into Sacred 3 (2 main missions and 2 side missions) and here are my impressions.  The game is definitely nothing like the first two games.  Oddly enough, the game Sacred 3 reminds me most of is Skylanders.  It's got a similar battle system, skill upgrade trees, gold drops to spend on upgrades, and a rather corny sense of humor.  It's also fun in the same way that Skylanders is.  It's got a little more depth than I first thought.  Although you can only have two skills active at a time, there are actually seven total to choose from, and everything from weapons to skills to even blocking and dodging have branching skill trees of upgrades.  Combat has a great feel to it, and there's some variety, with some enemies having shields that need to be taken down, some enemies that you can pick up and throw, disarmable traps on the battlefield, etc.

I wouldn't encourage anyone to rush out and buy the game, but once it comes down in price (which probably won't take long), I'd recommend it.  It's hard not to imagine what could have been if they had combined this battle system with the huge open world and skill system of Sacred 2, but for what Sacred 3 is, I'm enjoying it.
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