Steam Holiday Sale

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You knew it was coming
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  • lolfighterlolfighter Snark, Dire Join Date: 2003-04-20 Member: 15693Posts: 9,006Members
    edited December 2010
    Was about time they put Prince of Persia on sale, too. Ten bucks for Warrior Within? Pff, like I'm paying that.

    Edit: Wow. In hindsight, this game isn't even worth two and a half bucks. I heard that they ###### WW up really bad and that's why I didn't buy it, but I didn't realise just HOW bad. It's like they made it as ###### as they possibly could on purpose.
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  • ANeMANeM Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16267Posts: 1,444Members, Constellation
    edited December 2010
    Super Meat Boy is pretty great (1000 deaths and going strong!), but you really REALLY need a gamepad (currently only 360 gamepads are supported)
    The keyboard just does not cut it.

    As for Fallout 3 GOTY, well, its cheaper than all the DLC combined, and includes all the DLC. If I hadn't sworn off Bethesda DLC due to their 'solution' to Oblivion installer problems with Windows 7/vista* I'd pick it up.

    *The solution was to (rather than upload the new, working installers that they had already made,) tell people who had already purchased the digitially distributed content, to leave their homes, go to the nearest computer store and pay a second time to buy the boxed copy of the DLC which had the working installers on it.
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  • BloodhouseBloodhouse Join Date: 2010-07-14 Member: 72369Posts: 62Members
    C&C3 and ARMA 2 picked up.
    Would have stretched the bank to get Mass Effect 2 but disappointed its only gone down 25%

    Whats the issue with Fallout 3 and DLC on Steam? Is it fixable? This is another gem missing from my library.



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  • ANeMANeM Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16267Posts: 1,444Members, Constellation
    QUOTE (Bloodhouse @ Dec 21 2010, 12:33 AM) »
    C&C3 and ARMA 2 picked up.
    Would have stretched the bank to get Mass Effect 2 but disappointed its only gone down 25%

    Whats the issue with Fallout 3 and DLC on Steam? Is it fixable? This is another gem missing from my library.


    Oh, there are no issues with Fallout 3 or steam dlc (That I know of) my problem was with oblivion when they were selling DLC out of their website store.
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  • RetalesRetales Panigg cultist Join Date: 2003-08-07 Member: 19180Posts: 1,163Members
    QUOTE (ANeM @ Dec 21 2010, 09:54 AM) »
    Super Meat Boy is pretty great (1000 deaths and going strong!), but you really REALLY need a gamepad (currently only 360 gamepads are supported)
    The keyboard just does not cut it.

    I've heard people say this, but I'm not sure I understand why they say it. If the controls are analog, then I get it, but I heard it's digital.

    I am somewhat intrigued by this game, although I'm not sure I'd be able to contain the rage.
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  • AlignAlign Remain Calm Join Date: 2002-11-02 Member: 5216Posts: 8,204Forum Moderators, Constellation mod
    QUOTE (lolfighter @ Dec 21 2010, 02:55 AM) »
    Was about time they put Prince of Persia on sale, too. Ten bucks for Warrior Within? Pff, like I'm paying that.

    Edit: Wow. In hindsight, this game isn't even worth two and a half bucks. I heard that they ###### WW up really bad and that's why I didn't buy it, but I didn't realise just HOW bad. It's like they made it as ###### as they possibly could on purpose.

    Yeah, I thought it was "bad for prince of persia games", but it turns out its just bad.
    Do give Forgotten Sands a try though.
  • Konohas Perverted HermitKonohas Perverted Hermit Join Date: 2008-09-26 Member: 65075Posts: 611Members
    Fear and Fear 2 for $10, win sauce.
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  • SvenpaSvenpa Wait, what? Join Date: 2004-01-03 Member: 25012Posts: 2,427Members, Constellation
    So, I see something called Oddworld in there, anyone know if it's any fun and worthwhile? I've heard of it long ago but never really anything substantial other then "lul so randum".
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    QUOTE (Retales @ Dec 21 2010, 05:36 AM) »
    I've heard people say this, but I'm not sure I understand why they say it. If the controls are analog, then I get it, but I heard it's digital.

    I am somewhat intrigued by this game, although I'm not sure I'd be able to contain the rage.



    It's bull######. The only reason you'd use a gamepad over your keyboard is comfort; It retains no advantage in actual play, if anything it hinders it slightly from stick-turnaround time.

    I've been playing it just fine on keyboard. You do get mad, but you never quite get mad enough to quit, because the moment you die it's less than a second for you to respawn at the start of the level and get going again. On top of that, each level has a rhythm all its own, and that respawn makes it easy to establish yourself in the rhythm of the level.
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  • JazzXJazzX cl_labelmaps ∞ Join Date: 2002-11-19 Member: 9285Posts: 1,835Members, Retired Developer, NS1 Playtester
    QUOTE (ANeM @ Dec 21 2010, 01:54 AM) »
    Super Meat Boy is pretty great (1000 deaths and going strong!), but you really REALLY need a gamepad (currently only 360 gamepads are supported)

    I know its too late for the sale, but I've been playing Super Meat Boy with a Saitek control pad without any issue or extra programs/configuration.

    From the sale today, is BioShock 2 worth 10USD? I enjoyed the first game, but I didn't think it was brilliant or revolutionary.

    If you enjoy Tower Defense games I'd strongly recommend Defense Grid: The Awakening. Solid gameplay and the story/narration is funny and entertaining.
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  • PaniggPanigg Join Date: 2006-11-02 Member: 58212Posts: 580Members
    I did not like Fallout 3 all that much. I enjoyed new vegas a lot though. Just finished it.

    I would not recommend the witcher. The story is really good, but the combat is terrible and the game goes on literally forever. I'd wait for witcher 2 instead which looks a lot better.

    Arcania on the other hand I can recommend. I loved part 1 and 2, 3 not so much due to a lot of bugs. Risen (same studio) was again really good. The new part apparently is a bit buggy, but the story and gameplay usually make up fir it.
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  • spellman23spellman23 NS1 Theorycraft Expert Join Date: 2007-05-17 Member: 60920Posts: 3,365Members
    QUOTE (JazzX @ Dec 21 2010, 04:09 PM) »
    From the sale today, is BioShock 2 worth 10USD? I enjoyed the first game, but I didn't think it was brilliant or revolutionary.


    I haven't played it. There's been a lot of backlash against it, as well as a lot of acclaim. Biggest problem I hear is it became more of a corridor shooter and you didn't really feel like a Big Daddy. That being said, huzzah for plasma combinations and the joys of protecting the Little Sister.
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    <jenny> What's the plural of 'Onos'?
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  • AlignAlign Remain Calm Join Date: 2002-11-02 Member: 5216Posts: 8,204Forum Moderators, Constellation mod
    QUOTE (Panigg @ Dec 22 2010, 01:29 AM) »
    I would not recommend the witcher. The story is really good, but the combat is terrible and the game goes on literally forever. I'd wait for witcher 2 instead which looks a lot better.

    Personally I'd recommend it despite the so-so combat - but then my expectations were along the line of turn-based RPG ######, so I was pleasantly surprised to have a rudimentary combo system.
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  • NeonSpyderNeonSpyder &quot;Das est NTLDR?&quot; Join Date: 2003-07-03 Member: 17913Posts: 1,602Members
    QUOTE (JazzX @ Dec 21 2010, 07:09 PM) »
    From the sale today, is BioShock 2 worth 10USD? I enjoyed the first game, but I didn't think it was brilliant or revolutionary.


    After playing for an hour on a new level Bioshock 2 crashed on me. No big deal until I realize the game doesn't have an autosave feature until you leave the level area (which can last for an hour or more)

    Entertaining, but not worth playing through the level again to catch up to where I was so I'll just leave it.
  • TalesinTalesin Our own little well of hate Join Date: 2002-11-08 Member: 7710Posts: 6,947NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators mod
    Heh. Steam Calculator breaks on my account; doesn't list quite a number of games. Still sitting at just shy of 2500. That's going to grow, if the deals are as good as they were last year.
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  • Konohas Perverted HermitKonohas Perverted Hermit Join Date: 2008-09-26 Member: 65075Posts: 611Members
    QUOTE (NeonSpyder @ Dec 21 2010, 09:34 PM) »
    After playing for an hour on a new level Bioshock 2 crashed on me. No big deal until I realize the game doesn't have an autosave feature until you leave the level area (which can last for an hour or more)

    Entertaining, but not worth playing through the level again to catch up to where I was so I'll just leave it.


    You can beat Bio Shock 2 in 7 hours total, just do it.
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  • ANeMANeM Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16267Posts: 1,444Members, Constellation
    edited December 2010
    QUOTE (JazzX @ Dec 21 2010, 05:09 PM) »
    I know its too late for the sale, but I've been playing Super Meat Boy with a Saitek control pad without any issue or extra programs/configuration.


    Oh, thats good to hear. There were some bugs on release and I lost track of all the patches (It felt like there were 5 in the first 4 days..) just going on what I heard on release.

    As for the keyboard vs controller thing, I find I have better air control with a joystick. While my turning and jumps may be faster with a keyboard, it is more fluid and precise with a controller, levels I breeze through in the Dark World with my controller cause me to fumble around idiotically even in their light world versions with the keyboard :/


    In terms of the sale, picked up The Witcher and the FEAR pack (Mostly for FEAR2). I have nothing to say because they are both huge downloads and haven't actually finished yet.

    Wait, no, one thing to say: its very frustrating that the Steam considers the expansion packs in the FEAR bundle (Extraction point and Perseus Mandate) to be DLC, not expansion packs. This means that Steam will download them with FEAR whether you want them or not.
    This is annoying for a couple of reasons:
    One: They are not canon. The story in FEAR2 ignores all events in the expansions, as such they can only really muddle things up for new players.
    Two: The expansions are not very good games.
    Three: Perseus Mandate is a stand-alone expansion anyways. If I bought the retail packages Perseus Mandate would be playable on its own, and FEAR would be playable on its own.

    Basically, I just don't want to have my download doubled, or tripled with sub-par content. Yeah, the steam DLC rules work great for actual DLC, content that plugs directly into your existing game. I'm glad that my Borderlands DLC is all downloaded to save me from potential save-file screwery, but Steam also supports traditional expansion packs for publishers who aren't lazy ######. I shouldn't have to download an extra 10gb of unrelated junk for a game that came out over 5 years ago.

    It should be noted this is likely not Steams fault, Doom 3, Penumbra: Black Plague and Overlord all have large expansions available on steam, but do not require the expansions to come along for the ride when you download. This is just laziness on the publishers side, likely not wanting to put in a little extra work to make sure everything played nice.
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  • SvenpaSvenpa Wait, what? Join Date: 2004-01-03 Member: 25012Posts: 2,427Members, Constellation
    QUOTE (JazzX @ Dec 22 2010, 01:09 AM) »
    From the sale today, is BioShock 2 worth 10USD? I enjoyed the first game, but I didn't think it was brilliant or revolutionary.


    The story is not nearly as ingenious as the first one but I felt very strongly pulled in by it nontheless later on. The powers can be used creatively and getting maximum points from filming enemies as you take them apart piece by piece is quite satisfying. The splicer trap can now reach level 2 or 3 so you can make double power or combine with plasmids. Setting 10 of those in a Rube Goldberg way can be quite hilarious. Also stupidly good looking and excellent 40s theme translation.
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  • MonkfishMonkfish Sonic-boom-inducing buttcheeks of terrifying speed&#33; Join Date: 2003-06-03 Member: 16972Posts: 2,779Members
    My wallet is safe for another day. Todays sales suck just like yesterdays.
  • AlignAlign Remain Calm Join Date: 2002-11-02 Member: 5216Posts: 8,204Forum Moderators, Constellation mod
    Buy animu shopkeeper game or feel my wrath.
  • MonkfishMonkfish Sonic-boom-inducing buttcheeks of terrifying speed&#33; Join Date: 2003-06-03 Member: 16972Posts: 2,779Members
    No ###### you it sucks.
  • DiscoZombieDiscoZombie Join Date: 2003-08-05 Member: 18951Posts: 4,521Members
    read a good article on Ars recently about steam's pricing and what it's doing to us.

    http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/12...ame-pricing.ars

    It's true. With such great sales so frequently, I'm sure never paying full price for a game again.

    Then again, I never paid full price *before* either. So I'm definitely buying more games now.

    Oh, to be a kid again, and actually have time to play all these affordable games.
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    I wouldnt say recettear sucked, but Im not sure I think its £7 worth of gameplay, as fun and as jrpg style grindy as it can be theres not a lot to it D: picked up dodsource finally, dont think ill ever play it lol
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  • BloodhouseBloodhouse Join Date: 2010-07-14 Member: 72369Posts: 62Members
    edited December 2010
    Ok thanks ANeM

    Anyone recommend GTA Episodes from Liberty? And that's another one I thought would be lower......33% pah.
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  • SenisterDenisterSenisterDenister Join Date: 2010-12-23 Member: 75896Posts: 6Members
    Quite possibly the greatest source of revenue for Unknown Worlds would be placing its product in one of the Great Steam Sales at half-price. One could expect thousands of sales almost instantly, as well as a swelling playerbase which would ensure the game reaches a [stable] release.

    Avoid Shattered Union, lest you are willing to use msconfig to disable RAM in order to play it.

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    QUOTE (Bloodhouse @ Dec 23 2010, 02:22 PM) »
    Ok thanks ANeM

    Anyone recommend GTA Episodes from Liberty? And that's another one I thought would be lower......33% pah.


    I got it when it was on special for $20, and the 2 "expansalones" are definitely worth 10 bucks each. How much is it on sale for?
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  • AldarisAldaris Join Date: 2002-03-25 Member: 351Posts: 974Members, Constellation
    Why, what's wrong with WW? Still has jumpy platformyness, with far better combat. Sure, the Prince becoming a moody sod wasn't explained, but, seriously, meh at that point.
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  • lolfighterlolfighter Snark, Dire Join Date: 2003-04-20 Member: 15693Posts: 9,006Members
    QUOTE (Aldaris @ Dec 24 2010, 06:05 AM) »
    Why, what's wrong with WW? Still has jumpy platformyness, with far better combat. Sure, the Prince becoming a moody sod wasn't explained, but, seriously, meh at that point.

    I'll let Penny Arcade explain. Between the two of them they've pretty much said all that needs to be said.
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    Also: Warrior Within has exploding dogs.


    Exploding, wall running dogs.
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