Video Game Deals Catch-All

omni wrote:

Trying to gauge interest in a 2 or 4-pack of the game Eco, which has just entered Early Access.

2 and 4-packs can be purchased on the Dev's website for a bit of a discount

Single: $30
2-Pack: $55
4-Pack: $100

Looks like quite a fun co-op game.

I'm tentatively interested. Looks neat, though a lot like other crafting games.

Yeah, but I think this one differs in that there's an 'aim' of sorts, that you have to work together towards. There's a meteor heading for your world, and you have 30 real life days to build, craft, tech up enough to make something to destroy it.

However, you can't just go ham and chop down all the trees, hunt all the animals etc, because everything in the world is linked by a background simulation of the ecology system, so things have a knock on effect on each other.

omni wrote:

Yeah, but I think this one differs in that there's an 'aim' of sorts, that you have to work together towards. There's a meteor heading for your world, and you have 30 real life days to build, craft, tech up enough to make something to destroy it.

If this were one of many endgames, it would appeal more to me. I love the crafting games and one that attempts to simulate a real ecosystem sounds cool, but I don't want one that has an ending.

-BEP

You can disable the 'threat'. I'm not sure if they plan to add more possible endgame threats, or just have the pollution disaster cascade if you get carried away long term.

I dunno, having not played it yet, but i'm probably going to give it a whirl, just wanted to see if there was anyone else in the same position and we can each save a few quid

Edit: got 3 others from another community I go to straight away,

omni wrote:

Edit: got 3 others from another community I go to straight away,

Good deal. Definitely let us know how it goes.

-BEP

Veloxi wrote:

Thanks for the suggestions on Dying Light guys, but I had to refund it. It gave me my first ever game-related case of motion sickness or vertigo. I’m not sure which. I’ve never had a game just make me feel all unbalanced like that. I think it had something to do with the camera movement and such, because games such as Titanfall 2 or Homefront Revolution didn’t make me feel that way. Shame really, seemed like a great world to run around in.

Sorry to hear that. I had trouble at first too--I have that problem with a lot of games--but I found that increasing the field of view by a few notches almost completely solved the problem. I guess it's too late now, but in case anyone else runs into Dying Light-related simulation sickness...

Podunk wrote:
Veloxi wrote:

Thanks for the suggestions on Dying Light guys, but I had to refund it. It gave me my first ever game-related case of motion sickness or vertigo. I’m not sure which. I’ve never had a game just make me feel all unbalanced like that. I think it had something to do with the camera movement and such, because games such as Titanfall 2 or Homefront Revolution didn’t make me feel that way. Shame really, seemed like a great world to run around in.

Sorry to hear that. I had trouble at first too--I have that problem with a lot of games--but I found that increasing the field of view by a few notches almost completely solved the problem. I guess it's too late now, but in case anyone else runs into Dying Light-related simulation sickness...

It's okay, I'd likely have been too freaked out by nighttime anyway.

Veloxi wrote:

Thanks for the suggestions on Dying Light guys, but I had to refund it. It gave me my first ever game-related case of motion sickness or vertigo. I’m not sure which. I’ve never had a game just make me feel all unbalanced like that. I think it had something to do with the camera movement and such, because games such as Titanfall 2 or Homefront Revolution didn’t make me feel that way. Shame really, seemed like a great world to run around in.

In that case you may also want to stay away from Mirror's Edge: Catalyst.

I've actually never played either Mirror's Edge game but somehow own both of them, so I've installed the first one and will see how I take to it. I'm hoping this issue is limited to this one game.

Some Switch deals:

Golf Story is on sale...down to $11.99. I've been looking forward to trying this one so I'll be grabbing it.

Also Rocket League is also on sale for $14.99.

So Lego City Undercover is at its historically lowest price:

https://www.nuuvem.com/item/lego-cit...

Yay/nay?

Agents of Mayhem is $10 on steam.

Veloxi wrote:

So Lego City Undercover is at its historically lowest price:

https://www.nuuvem.com/item/lego-cit...

Yay/nay?

It's meh. The writing is pretty funny, but the game itself isn't the best implementation of a lego game I've ever played.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Agents of Mayhem is $10 on steam.

This, on the other hand, is worth your time.

Veloxi wrote:

So Lego City Undercover is at its historically lowest price:

https://www.nuuvem.com/item/lego-cit...

Yay/nay?

It's my favorite Lego game, terrific writing.

I don't know how it is on PC, but the Wii U loading times murdered that game for me. They were excruciatingly long. And I think the Lego gameplay spread out over a GTA style game didn't really grab me. I like that for short bursts of a level, but apparently not for gigantic wandering around stuff.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Agents of Mayhem is $10 on steam.

I'd easily pay that on Xbox just for the Saints Row connection. I wonder if it will hit that price or Games With Gold first?

If you can find it at a Redbox, you can buy Agents of Mayhem for only $4.99. Used. Obviously.

doubtingthomas396 wrote:
Baron Of Hell wrote:

Agents of Mayhem is $10 on steam.

This, on the other hand, is worth your time.

Seconded. I'm about to fire it up to see if I can convince myself that paying for extra characters in 2018 is a thing I am willing to do. (doubtful, no matter how much I'd love Kinzie and Gat on my squad. )

Is Agents of Mayhem actually any good? I love SR3 and SR4 is ok. Is it like those games? If I remember correctly, the reviews were pretty abysmal.

I'm not even a huge Saints Row fan. I think I only ever finished the first game. Don't think the knockoff series is going to be my thing.

doubtingthomas396 wrote:
Veloxi wrote:

So Lego City Undercover is at its historically lowest price:

https://www.nuuvem.com/item/lego-cit...

Yay/nay?

It's meh. The writing is pretty funny, but the game itself isn't the best implementation of a lego game I've ever played.

I disagree, it's the best Lego game out there and I mean that from a gameplay perspective. Every Lego game since I basically think "Undercover did this better".

jonnypolite wrote:

It's my favorite Lego game, terrific writing.

Yup.

garion333 wrote:
doubtingthomas396 wrote:
Veloxi wrote:

So Lego City Undercover is at its historically lowest price:

https://www.nuuvem.com/item/lego-cit...

Yay/nay?

It's meh. The writing is pretty funny, but the game itself isn't the best implementation of a lego game I've ever played.

I disagree, it's the best Lego game out there and I mean that from a gameplay perspective. Every Lego game since I basically think "Undercover did this better".

jonnypolite wrote:

It's my favorite Lego game, terrific writing.

Yup.

It wouldn't be the first time I was alone in an opinion, but I just found the gameplay in Undercover to be dull and lifeless. The writing was great, but actually running around the world and doing missions wasn't enjoyable to me.

Granted, I played it on the Switch, so take that for what you will. I don't know if that version was markedly worse than other ports, but I hated the driving mechanics with a passion, especially when Lego Marvel felt like it did it so much better.

PWAlessi wrote:

Is Agents of Mayhem actually any good? I love SR3 and SR4 is ok. Is it like those games? If I remember correctly, the reviews were pretty abysmal.

The reviewers were expecting Saints Row 5 and threw a fit when they didn't get it. Agents of Mayhem exists in the SR universe, sort of, but it's really a character shooter for fans of single-player games. It has great writing (if you like that sort of humor), good shooting action and one of the most diverse casts of characters in video games today.

I'll admit that the open world felt a little small, and it didn't have a whole lot to do in it, but the story missions made up for it in my opinion.

doubtingthomas396 wrote:

It wouldn't be the first time I was alone in an opinion, but I just found the gameplay in Undercover to be dull and lifeless. The writing was great, but actually running around the world and doing missions wasn't enjoyable to me.

Granted, I played it on the Switch, so take that for what you will. I don't know if that version was markedly worse than other ports, but I hated the driving mechanics with a passion, especially when Lego Marvel felt like it did it so much better.

It's not a markedly worse port in any way, but it did release on Switch four years after its initial release (as a Wii U exclusive). It was developed concurrently with the first Lego Marvel Super Heroes game by a side team and released just slightly before it. If you're playing it now with some experience with the games that released in between then and now, I'm not surprised if it's less exciting than it would have been at launch.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
doubtingthomas396 wrote:

It wouldn't be the first time I was alone in an opinion, but I just found the gameplay in Undercover to be dull and lifeless. The writing was great, but actually running around the world and doing missions wasn't enjoyable to me.

Granted, I played it on the Switch, so take that for what you will. I don't know if that version was markedly worse than other ports, but I hated the driving mechanics with a passion, especially when Lego Marvel felt like it did it so much better.

It's not a markedly worse port in any way, but it did release on Switch four years after its initial release (as a Wii U exclusive). It was developed concurrently with the first Lego Marvel Super Heroes game by a side team and released just slightly before it. If you're playing it now with some experience with the games that released in between then and now, I'm not surprised if it's less exciting than it would have been at launch.

The driving is the worst bit in Undercover. It was functional and as bland as it was it was still better than the driving in the Disney Infinity games.

Everyone told me that Marvel would supplant Undercover as my favorite Lego game, but I think I prefer the one character who does it all in Undercover vs. the 500 characters in Marvel (slight exaggeration on the number of characters, I'm sure).

Rezzy wrote:
doubtingthomas396 wrote:
Baron Of Hell wrote:

Agents of Mayhem is $10 on steam.

This, on the other hand, is worth your time.

Seconded. I'm about to fire it up to see if I can convince myself that paying for extra characters in 2018 is a thing I am willing to do. (doubtful, no matter how much I'd love Kinzie and Gat on my squad. )

Thirded. I'm having so much fun with the game. It doesn't take itself seriously and it is so much better than the reviews would suggest.

PWAlessi wrote:

Is Agents of Mayhem actually any good? I love SR3 and SR4 is ok. Is it like those games? If I remember correctly, the reviews were pretty abysmal.

I loved my time with Agents of Mayhem! I love the character design and the variety of abilities. The art design really worked for me too, more than the Saints Row games did. For me the look of the game is kind of like the 70s cartoons I watched as a kid, only it's how I imagined they looked, not the schlocky art they actually had. If that makes any sense. It tickled my nostalgia bone.

Putting on my negatives hat re: Agents of Mayhem.
There are definitely parts that feel unfinished, tacked on or poorly balanced.

That said I got two characters to Super Agent Level 20 last night and I still don't have all the characters unlocked. Open world with random missions? Yes please!

Nioh (PS4) $27.99 via Newegg w/ Code: EMCPREP39
Think this is today only.

Plus a lot of good deals and hourly flash sales.