Insane Steam Sale

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by rcorporon, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    The sales have been pretty much wasted on me as I already have most games I like.
    I would consider picking up the many Indie titles I like the looks of but I doubt I will ever get to them all and then it seems rather a waste of money.

    The only games I have bought are;

    Crysis, Crysis Warhead, Crysis 2. Not so much for the games themselves but for a Star Trek FPS mod that is in development for them.

    Cryostasis. I understand its a rather linear game but that it has a very nice story.

    Does anyone here know if Risen is worth playing?
  2. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
    I'd say yes, very much so. Especially if you have played and liked the Gothic series. We've been comparing Two Worlds to Gothic because they are similar action-y RPGs, but Risen is pretty much a carbon copy of the Gothic series with a different setting - all the way to the anticlimactic endings! It was developed by Piranha Bytes, the same company that developed the three original Gothic games. A few factions to join, wooden but satisfyingly difficult combat, a limited amount of equipment(that usually has to earned), a sprinkle of C&C - but definitely worth $10 and your time.

    Now.. Risen 2. I've avoided it; Terrible reviews, but I haven't really kept track as to why people haven't liked it.
  3. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    I liked Risen 2 well enough, but yeah, it's got some off-putting parts. Many people hate the combat system, and exploration is kind of hampered by the island design. My review
  4. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    To be honest, I never played the Gothic games so I don't know really what to expect.

    Could people here tell me what the differences are to Risen/Gothic in comparison to games such as Fallout, Planescape Torment, Knights of the old Republic?
  5. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Gothics are nothing like any of those games. They're action-adventure/RPGs with a heavy dose of combat, awesome atmosphere, a great draw to exploration and very good quest design.

    If you've played nothing like this, start with Gothic and Gothic II Gold. They're better than any of these recent titles. Gothic II Gold is in my personal top-5.
  6. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    And got Dragon Age Ultimate Edition. It's 75% off for the next 12 hours. My purchasing spree is complete.
  7. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion for $29.99 USD. Only $10 off but it was just released a month and a week ago and is a great game.
  8. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    The Longest Journey for a squid 50, yes please.
  9. AWildmann

    AWildmann It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Sep 12, 2010
    I bought 2 of the STALKER games, except clear Sky, I hear a lot of good stuff about it, I hope it's a nice game
  10. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    They're both excellent games. SoC is more atmospheric, CoP is more polished and focused.

    I would recommend you to install the "Complete" mods when you play them if you have a decent PC, the mods give the games some very noticeable graphic improvements.
  11. AWildmann

    AWildmann It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Sep 12, 2010
    Do those mods come along with the games? Or do I have o download it from somewhere else?

    The main reason I got them, except everyone saying that it's good, it's because I'm kind of tired of the bethesta's fallout engine, which I really hate for a lot of reasons.

    Plus, I really like the survival idea of the games, which I heard there are a lot, among the obvious radiation, hunger, dehydration, but also possible bullet and deep wounds that end up bleeding and making the player lose health.

    That is by far the biggest reason to want it, I have never liked playing the Fallout games as some guns blazing rambo, but usually a sneaky bastard that chooses its battles.

    edit: and I'm not criticizing F3, so no one take my post as flame
  12. donperkan

    donperkan Vault Senior Citizen

    Aug 4, 2011
    Try here:

    There isn't really much survival involved in stalker, but there is fear and isolation.

    Also hunger dehydration and bleading are bugged in the SoC don't know if that was fixed but i think there is a mod for that. I think those guys are still active over at the forums and over the years they created a ton of mods, some are really good.
  13. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    I never played the Splinter Cell games, despite them being apparently very good in general (especially the original and Chaos Theory).

    So now, 10$ later, I have all 4 of them, ohohoh.

    Funny thing is, I'm too busy enjoying ME3's lastest multiplayer DLC to actually play any of the games I buy. Doesn't matter, spent 30$ to get like 10 games/DLCs.
  14. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    you guys played the game I guess. If you don't see how the gameplay is simply mediocre in some cases even outright bad then I don't know if it would make any difference if I explain my point or not as I have the feeling that we will not get a consensus here. Two Worlds 2 was simply rushed and a game without any real ambitions throw out for the fast money. Nothing more nothing less. don't believe it? Play till the end of the game past that african desert and tell me they have not cut out much content.

    I do even agree that I am extremely picky when it comes to games. But despite that, I really can not remember anything from Two Worlds 2s combat that was ... memorable. The magic in Two Worlds 2 was alright though.

    Hel I admitl even that Skyrim has its qualities here and there! For an open ended hiking simulator Skyrim sure is one of the better games out there.

    Just because I hate Oblivion because Oblivion is pretty much making EVERYTHING wrong compared to Morrowind which I really liked (despite its flaws) doesn't mean I am blind to the good parts Bethesda can do. Issue is just that Bethesda is always showing their games as those deep RPG experiences which they clearly are not. don't sell me a MC Donalds menu as Filet Mignon and then be surprised if I complain.

    Combat is ... strange. Its pretty obvious that it was designed with swords/weapons in mind. Because as soon I got in a fight with a single enemy using a weapon it was awesome. The options you had here blowed my mind away. it feelt very rewarding. But as soon you started to get in battles with animals or several enemies (and the game is FORCING such fights many times on you ...) it starts to suck and become very frustrating.
  15. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    Divinity 2 is on flash sale. is it worth picking up? haven't really seen or heard anything about it.
  16. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    10 bucks for DKS? I say yes.

    It is a hack 'n slash in the purest sense, so it's all combat and fetch quests, but from an OTS perspective rather than top-down, but it's got some neat stuff in it with the dragons, and the combat is good. I enjoyed it a lot, and DKS is both the main game and the more RPG-heavy Flames of Vengeance expansion.

    I can recommend it, as long as you don't expect a deep RPG or classic-style hack-n-slash.
  17. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    thanks for the input, guess I'll pick it up.

    I loved Risen and Kingdoms of Amalur. am I wrong in thinking this might be kinda similar to those two?
  18. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005

    No. They are pretty similar.
  19. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    Divinity II is great. The combat is nothing special, but I really love Larian's writing - they have a really good sense of humour and the parody/satire bent to the whole thing is quite intelligent, sometimes more subtle than you might expect. The expansion pack, Flames of Vengeance, is one of the funniest games I've played in a while, too.
  20. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    Not sure if you guys follow it, but keep an eye on Amazon's sales as well.

    I was interested in Warlock and Crusader Kings 2, and was waiting for their flash/community sales. But then I found that for the same price on Amazon, I could get this: Plethora of Paradox Games which gave me both those games, as well as Magicka, Majesty 1/2, and Victoria 2 for less than just the two games were going to cost on Steam, AND they all activate on Steam.

    Same thing with Bioshock where I got both games in a package for 7 dollars on Amazon, both Steam activatable.