Video Game Deals Catch-All

merphle wrote:
Natus wrote:
merphle wrote:

Not quite a game deal, but:

In addition to the two free games on the Epic store that the good Baron posted, Epic is giving 3 free months of Discord Nitro (for folks who have never had a Nitro sub). Among other things, that includes 2 free Discord server boosts.

I use Discord mainly for virtual boardgaming with friends. Does Nitro change that much?

Discord Nitro Benefits & Features

It probably won't change too much for you, but at least you'll get to feel morally superior to everyone else for supporting Discord (via Epic's wallet).

So...more morally superior, this time re Discord. Thanks!

My family regularly holds Tswift dance parties. My kids love her.

maverickz wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:

Control is totally awesome. I just finished it and loved it. Never played anything by that studio before, but now I'm looking to play the DLC, Alan Wake, etc.

If you really enjoyed Control, don't play Alan Wake.

I'm gonna need more on this subject, especially since a couple people Liked it. Seems counterintuitive.

Surviving Mars – Deluxe Edition free on Humble.

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/s...

Fedaykin98 wrote:
maverickz wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:

Control is totally awesome. I just finished it and loved it. Never played anything by that studio before, but now I'm looking to play the DLC, Alan Wake, etc.

If you really enjoyed Control, don't play Alan Wake.

I'm gonna need more on this subject, especially since a couple people Liked it. Seems counterintuitive.

Alan Wake is not at all like Control, except they it's also third person. It's closer to a kind of survival horror game than action. It's also not fun. The story is neat, but the gamepaly, especially the combat is tedious and unwieldy. I had to stop playing because the combat bothered me so much. That game would be better as a movie.

Accidental double post

maverickz wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:
maverickz wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:

Control is totally awesome. I just finished it and loved it. Never played anything by that studio before, but now I'm looking to play the DLC, Alan Wake, etc.

If you really enjoyed Control, don't play Alan Wake.

I'm gonna need more on this subject, especially since a couple people Liked it. Seems counterintuitive.

Alan Wake is not at all like Control, except they it's qlsp third person. It's closer to a kind of survival horror game than action. It's also not fun. The story is neat, but the gamepaly, especially the combat is tedious and unwieldy. I had to stop playing because the combat bothered me so much. That game would be better as a movie.

I remember enjoying Alan Wake a lot when it first came out. I tried to replay it recently and it was just annoying to play. Gameplay doesn't hold up or I've changed.

Max Payne was still fun to replay but I have a ton of nostalgia for that one.

I enjoyed Quantum Break more than I expected but wouldn’t call it a great game.

Raycevick had some interesting thoughts about Remedy games recently. While I personally loved Control start to finish and massively prefer it over Quantum Break I understand his comments here.

Hobear wrote:

My family regularly holds Tswift dance parties. My kids love her.

I don't care if this is the Video Game Deals thread; Taylor Swift is an amazing songwriter, and I ignored her for years because when she showed up, she was a 17-year-old singing songs about breakups and love, and that didn't connect with me, but really starting with 1989 she's been showing more and more, and Folklore was freaking amazing, and if it was a video game deal, it would be worth more than $4.99 and would be more than Zelda for Grown-Ups.

/backontopic

I recently replayed Alan Wake on PC and still liked it, or at least I liked the base game. There's a lot of combat, and the combat is a little clunky, but I found if I treated it more like an action game and less like survival horror (ie use the resources the game gives you and don't horde the good weapons/ammo) it was still pretty enjoyable - maybe even more enjoyable than it was the first time around. You just have to be careful about searching the environment for the supply caches that the game leaves you. And remember to use that dodge button!

You can get it on PC for a couple bucks (it was free on Epic not too long ago) so it's worth a try IMO. You'll know pretty quickly whether it's working for you.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:
Hobear wrote:

My family regularly holds Tswift dance parties. My kids love her.

I don't care if this is the Video Game Deals thread; Taylor Swift is an amazing songwriter, and I ignored her for years because when she showed up, she was a 17-year-old singing songs about breakups and love, and that didn't connect with me, but really starting with 1989 she's been showing more and more, and Folklore was freaking amazing, and if it was a video game deal, it would be worth more than $4.99 and would be more than Zelda for Grown-Ups.

/backontopic

Currently playing Darksiders 2 again - definitely the weakest of the series. Only worth it if you love random loot games in a series clearly not designed for it. It just doesn't fit the narrative of the horsemen and their specific personalized weapons, and it really detracts from what they can do with the combat. I mean, they all have named weapons, but Death says, no no, don't bother with that, I'm just gonna pick up any old random crap I find along the way.

To make it a 'deal' Darksiders 2 is on sale on Epic and GoG for $7.49.

Alan wake as a special place in my heart. I think it's supposed to be a Stephen King novel and definitely feels like it while playing. Story and atmosphere is great, but it's true that the combat is plodding at best.

They fixed in this Alan Wake American Nightmare. Much more actiony game with much better combat. You can even ignore the light mechanics if you get the crossbow. Actually see bits of Control in it. That said I actually did not like the combat in Control but powered through it to get to ending.

So yeah both games are definitely played more for the story then the game play. Worth it though.

maverickz wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:

Control is totally awesome. I just finished it and loved it. Never played anything by that studio before, but now I'm looking to play the DLC, Alan Wake, etc.

If you really enjoyed Control, don't play Alan Wake.

Why not?

strangederby wrote:
maverickz wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:

Control is totally awesome. I just finished it and loved it. Never played anything by that studio before, but now I'm looking to play the DLC, Alan Wake, etc.

If you really enjoyed Control, don't play Alan Wake.

Why not?

maverickz wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:
maverickz wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:

Control is totally awesome. I just finished it and loved it. Never played anything by that studio before, but now I'm looking to play the DLC, Alan Wake, etc.

If you really enjoyed Control, don't play Alan Wake.

I'm gonna need more on this subject, especially since a couple people Liked it. Seems counterintuitive.

Alan Wake is not at all like Control, except they it's also third person. It's closer to a kind of survival horror game than action. It's also not fun. The story is neat, but the gamepaly, especially the combat is tedious and unwieldy. I had to stop playing because the combat bothered me so much. That game would be better as a movie.

I put Alan Wake and Control as being on the same level in both gameplay and storytelling. In the end, I liked Control more, but still not enough to bother finishing it.

Remedy are one of those developers I really want to love but can't. Control is their 3rd game in a row where I am blown away by the style and atmosphere that almost nobody in the AAA space is doing, but where the combat is mostly tedious and occasionally frustrating and where the actual storytelling and dialogue is horrendous, that atmosphere only pushes me so far.

I played through Alan Wake and Control. My two cents is I liked the world and narrative of Alan Wake better while the combat, IMO, is much more fluid and interesting in Control.

Loved Alan Wake, couldn't finish Control...

Unfortunately, Alan Wake departed Gamepass just about the time that I finished Control.

Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King is on sale on the Nintendo eshop for $3.75. It's a charming little Link to the Past clone that's about 8 hours long. It's not groundbreaking in any way, but it's still pretty fun.

They are both very different from each othe. I loved them both but they are not really comparable as games.

Titan Souls is free on steam. Its a boss fight game where you fight using one arrow. No small guys just bosses.

Just got an alert on Humble for the $10 Frontier Pass for Civ VI, which I delightedly redeemed. Not sure why I got that, since it's full price on Humble. Perhaps because I'm a Humble Choice subscriber? Worth checking out if you're a fan of Civ VI.

My friend got that, but I didn't... Gutted.

I'm still subbed to Humble Choice, so I have no idea what their criteria is for offering the discount.

I got the same email, but don't have or plan to get Civ VI. Currently paused on Choice for the foreseeable future. Maybe I can find something for $10 and we can do a gift exchange.

That would certainly be awesome! Or I can just paypal you $10? Whatever works best.. or doesn't get too screwey with regional pricing/currency conversion

I just picked up my free 6 months subscription

Devolver MaxPass+ || A New Era of Monetization As A Service
A completely free subscription service that offers the entire Devolver Digital catalog - including all future titles - as exclusive, premium purchases.

https://www.devolvermaxpassplus.com/

Nothing to see here.

omni wrote:

That would certainly be awesome! Or I can just paypal you $10? Whatever works best.. or doesn't get too screwey with regional pricing/currency conversion :)

Before we go through that though, I just want to point out that when I go to the page it's still listed as $39.99, but when I add it to the cart I see the discount. If you haven't already done that, you might want to see if Humble applies the discount in your cart.

I see £28.04, which is the 15% off cost due to my humble choice active sub...

I don't have a coupon or code to apply. It would be interesting to know their selection criteria..

Edit: I do have a 20% off coupon for Shadow Warrior 2, in my humble account, apparently

Neutrino wrote:

I just picked up my free 6 months subscription

Devolver MaxPass+ || A New Era of Monetization As A Service
A completely free subscription service that offers the entire Devolver Digital catalog - including all future titles - as exclusive, premium purchases.

https://www.devolvermaxpassplus.com/

Am I the only one that is put off by Devolver's "I'm not like other girls" approach to their advertisement? I tend to enjoy the games they publish, but I'm honestly so worn down by their attempts to be quirky.

"By providing your email address you agree to bind your soul to us and receive awesome news about upcoming games and releases."

My eyes just rolled into the back of my head.

I mean in a world of ignore our toxic work culture and look at a new farcry game orlook at this game where we only charge you for convenience, you don't have to buy microtransactions (it's not like we built the xp rate to drag to a halt unless you buy them) I kind of prefer Devolver. At least they seem to be coming from a good place based off of business model and lack of horrible news about them

It is hard to parody the game business when it is already so scumy.

Anyway Devolver games look to be on same on steam so yay.