Video Game Deals Catch-All

farley3k wrote:

Solasta: Crown of the Magister Is on sale for $14 until January 26th.

Should I bite...I have so many games but I love the idea of a turn based D&D game - I like Pillars of Eternity but I have never loved the real time with pause system even back to Baldur's Gate. It just didn't feel D&Dish to me.

It’s on Game Pass Console & xCloud so you can stream it to see if you like it before buying. IIRC you've mentioned you have Game Pass. I think it used to be on Game Pass PC but isn’t anymore.

I looked it up...and while I was there I noticed that No Man's Sky, Persona 3/4, and Chained Echoes were all on there as well.

I really have to check that more.

farley3k wrote:

Solasta: Crown of the Magister Is on sale for $14 until January 26th.

Should I bite...I have so many games but I love the idea of a turn based D&D game - I like Pillars of Eternity but I have never loved the real time with pause system even back to Baldur's Gate. It just didn't feel D&Dish to me.

I had seen this game a while back and was excited. This review is the one that made me pass.

There are some graphical/audio things that would most likely bother me too much to enjoy it especially,

Solasta's writing isn't terrible, but it is often ham-fisted and has an unusual syntax that means conversations don't flow as they should, with character responses to new information or situations always feeling slightly off. The script is further undermined by the voice acting, which really is terrible. Almost every character you meet sounds wrong, either because the acting itself falls flat, or because the chosen voice sounds weird coming out of that character's mouth.

But for 14 bucks, if you've got the itch....

Haven Park is free on GOG. Looks like a really cute game, something in the vein of A Short Hike.

Solasta has quite competent D&D 5E combat but yes the story isn't much more than grabbing the infinity stones and the dialogue isn't that great. It's not supposed to be in the same pricing point as Pathfinder though.

Only game I had heard about before on this list is Source of Madness, but seems like an interesting collection of seemingly very different indie games.

Prehistoric Kingdom
ZERO Sievert
Submerged: Hidden Depths
Supraland Six Inches Under
Haiku, the Robot
PowerSlave Exhumed
Source of Madness

Humble Bundle "Gems of 2022"

Any views on these games?

Supraland is adorably stylish and a pretty fun platformer/metroidvania. Haiku was featured on AGDQ 2 weeks ago and looks interesting; I have no direct experience with it yet though. The others I have no idea.

Edit: Small correction: I've played the original Supraland. This one is a standalone expansion that was originally intended as DLC. It looks like the gameplay is similar enough to still warrant a recommendation though.

If anyone picks that bundle up and wants to offload Supraland, I will gladly take it off your hands.

Forgive me, fellow Goodjer, for I have sinned.

I said, in my GOTY 2022 post, that I would not buy Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous.

Alas, Steam had it on 70% discount...

I apologise to future self who now has less time to blow unfortunate souls up in War Thunder, to keep playing Distant Worlds 2 playthroughs as they inevitably crash under the weight of all the ships and ingame calculations, or heck, to finish off my swashbuckling / king of merchant adventures in Sailing Era. I haven't 3 hearted a tavern waifu yet!

I'm enjoying the Epic freebie from last week. I forget the name but it's essentially Typing of the Deadlike.

New historical low on Oxygen Not Included, or the bundle with DLC both.

Steam builder sale.

argh..... The pile.... It grows....

The Steamworld games are all deeply discounted on steam to celebrate the announce of the new one. I had Heist and Dig 2 on other platforms but they're all Steam Deck verified so I grabbed em.

TitanFall 2 is $3 on steam. If there's still someone that hasn't played this yet... get it.

JC wrote:

TitanFall 2 is $3 on steam. If there's still someone that hasn't played this yet... get it.

PSA, the Titanfall 2 multi-player situation is a disaster. Get it for the single player campaign, which is great. But don't expect much out of the MP right now, or really ever, unless you start messing with the private server stuff.

polypusher wrote:

The Steamworld games are all deeply discounted on steam to celebrate the announce of the new one. I had Heist and Dig 2 on other platforms but they're all Steam Deck verified so I grabbed em.

Yoink. Thanks!

maverickz wrote:
JC wrote:

TitanFall 2 is $3 on steam. If there's still someone that hasn't played this yet... get it.

PSA, the Titanfall 2 multi-player situation is a disaster. Get it for the single player campaign, which is great. But don't expect much out of the MP right now, or really ever, unless you start messing with the private server stuff.

You mean the Northstar mod? That's the only way I heard playing MP works. but I haven't looked back at it since soon after it was released and hailed as restoring the online community.

JC wrote:

TitanFall 2 is $3 on steam. If there's still someone that hasn't played this yet... get it.

Do you need Origin (or newer EA app) running to play the Steam version? The Steam page implies you do.

I still think Titanfall 2 has the single best FPS story mode I've played. Maybe not as groundbreaking as Half-Life 2 or as visceral as Doom 2016, but in terms of cool factor? Unrivaled. The factory level is a stroke of genious.

Absurd how cheap it goes.

Yeah it was amazing. Think I had it free on PS+ years ago.

polypusher wrote:

The Steamworld games are all deeply discounted on steam to celebrate the announce of the new one. I had Heist and Dig 2 on other platforms but they're all Steam Deck verified so I grabbed em.

There is a new one? Off to Google!

LeapingGnome wrote:
polypusher wrote:

The Steamworld games are all deeply discounted on steam to celebrate the announce of the new one. I had Heist and Dig 2 on other platforms but they're all Steam Deck verified so I grabbed em.

There is a new one? Off to Google!

Yes, sorry I didnt have a minute to dig up links at the time.

Steamworld Build (demo available, release date unknown)

There's a bit more about it in the ... well I thought it was the Games without a Thread thread, but I dont see chat about it there.

mrtomaytohead wrote:
maverickz wrote:
JC wrote:

TitanFall 2 is $3 on steam. If there's still someone that hasn't played this yet... get it.

PSA, the Titanfall 2 multi-player situation is a disaster. Get it for the single player campaign, which is great. But don't expect much out of the MP right now, or really ever, unless you start messing with the private server stuff.

You mean the Northstar mod? That's the only way I heard playing MP works. but I haven't looked back at it since soon after it was released and hailed as restoring the online community.

Yeah, that's what I mean. I never bothered. I just want the game to work again.

I've used the Northstar mod and it works great, and I typically don't even like multiplayer games.

Anyone with any opinions on Humankind? It's on sale a lot of places. I played back near release on Gamepass and thought it was kind of mediocre. Any more recent opinions? I wonder if it's on a big sale now because it's going into Humble Choice soon or something.

Epic freebies this week: Adios & Hell is Others

Next week: City of Gangsters & Dishonored®: Death of the Outsider™

merphle wrote:

Epic freebies this week: Adios & Hell is Others

Next week: City of Gangsters & Dishonored®: Death of the Outsider™

Huh. I didn’t know Death of the Outsider was standalone. Noice!

And… I already own it. Doh!

Veloxi wrote:

I've used the Northstar mod and it works great, and I typically don't even like multiplayer games.

How hard is that to set up? And is that only for a particular version of the game?

pandasuit wrote:
JC wrote:

TitanFall 2 is $3 on steam. If there's still someone that hasn't played this yet... get it.

Do you need Origin (or newer EA app) running to play the Steam version? The Steam page implies you do.

It does require logging into EA but that didn’t stop it from working properly on Steam Deck. So far it plays really well on Deck too. I’ve finished this game a few times on PS4 and Xbox Series X but I’ll take another spin on Deck since it’s so good.

The Elder Scrolls Online Collection: High Isle for $14.

This is the ESO base game PLUS all six expansions released so far (not the upcoming Necron expansion). No monthly fee required. GMG also has the collector's edition for $19, which includes a bunch of mounts, pets, and other goodies, if you're into that sort of thing.

Edit: There is an optional monthly ESO+ subscription which does offer some good value though.