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Re: Hot game deals

Postby JD » Sun Dec 05, 2021 2:35 am

Yeah but it's worth it to get a free game I'm never going to play

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Thad » Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:10 pm

Hey, they've got some good freebies sometimes.

It's just that if it's something I want to play, I've usually bought it somewhere else by the time it's free on GOG. (Shadowrun Trilogy and Metro: Last Light Redux are a couple examples from the past year.)

I'm still on the e-mail list. But it's definitely influenced my e-mail filters.

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Thad » Mon Dec 13, 2021 8:14 pm

Thad wrote:Hey, they've got some good freebies sometimes.

For example: right now it's Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun. I hear good things! And there's a Linux version! And GOG actually has the Linux version!

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby JD » Fri Dec 24, 2021 7:14 pm

Free on GOG:

I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream, 1995 point-and-click adventure

The Witcher Goodies Collection

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby beatbandito » Sat Dec 25, 2021 9:54 pm

Wandersong is $5 for the steam holiday sale, and is not just a fun and cute concept, but a very fun and cute game as well.
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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Thad » Sat Dec 25, 2021 11:20 pm

I got Death Stranding for $18 and Hades for $16.24 in the Steam sale.

Haven't played much of Hades yet (my controller un-synced two screens in) but Death Stranding is as bonkers as expected.

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Mongrel » Sun Dec 26, 2021 12:27 am

"Oh hey the Steam sale's on, I guess I'll see if there's anything on my wishlist for cheap."
"Oh hey Valkryia Chronicles 4 is on sale for 80% off. Cool!"
"Oh hey it still has Denuvo. Bye."
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Re: Hot game deals

Postby beatbandito » Sun Dec 26, 2021 9:00 pm

Monster Sanctuary is currently just south of $7 on steam. It's not "an experience" like Wandersong, but I've been enjoying it for enough hours to justify the price.

It's a pokemon clone that leans in on all the conveniences of showing information during battle, party xp sharing, and healing after each battle. All 3v3 fights and you catch 'mons as rare-ish drops with a battle rating system to increase the chances.

Outside of fights there's platforming and light puzzling on a metroidvania-like map with both character and new monster abilities being used. Story seems to be about in line with a pokemon game. In the first area you can get a cat with a greatsword.
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Re: Hot game deals

Postby JD » Mon Dec 27, 2021 2:28 pm

X-Morph: Defense free on GOG.

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Thad » Thu Dec 30, 2021 2:53 pm

For those who like physical media: Limited Run clearance sale beginning January 3 at 10 AM eastern.

Astro City Mini, Doom 64, various Shantaes and Star Wars, Grandia, Streets of Rage 4, Samurai Jack, Shiren...lots of good stuff.

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby JD » Mon Jan 03, 2022 2:20 pm

Iratus: Lord of the Dead is free on GOG.

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby JD » Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:48 pm

Some more free games on GOG. GOG has had this Free Games page for a while, but there are some new additions since I last checked.

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Thad » Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:58 pm

Various Switch game downloads on sale. $5 will get you Castlevania Anniversary Collection.

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Thad » Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:59 pm

Captain Toad's currently free with a Switch Online subscription (any Switch Online subscription, it doesn't have to be the new N64/Genesis tier).

It's not free-to-keep; you can only play it free through the 20th. I haven't played it but AIUI that's enough time to finish it.

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Thad » Mon Feb 21, 2022 10:22 am

Horizon Zero Dawn is $10 on the PlayStation store.

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Thad » Mon Feb 21, 2022 1:06 pm

Went to buy it, realized I already got it for free last April.

Why haven't I played this game? I think it must be the bland nonsense title. I keep hearing how good this PS-exclusive open-world game is but then forgetting what it's called.

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Brentai » Mon Feb 21, 2022 4:38 pm

It is surprisingly good for a title that screams "funded studio churnout product".
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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Thad » Mon Feb 21, 2022 5:26 pm

The sequel has a better title. "Horizon Forbidden West" is still three random English words smooshed together but "Forbidden" is a good strong word to put in a title.

"West" is good too. Titles with directions in them are good. North by Northwest, East of Eden, Northern Exposure, Into the West, Southern Man, How the West was Won, Way Down South, Born in East LA, Journey to the West, South of the Border, All Quiet on the Western Front. I don't know if LotR: War in the North was any good but I damn-well remember the title.

Directions in titles suggest travel and adventure and exotic unfamiliar locales. Without knowing anything at all about Horizon Forbidden West I assume it's about traveling to somewhere unfamiliar and dangerous where nobody's been in a long time. Like you're exploring somewhere that's off the beaten path. Somewhere uncharted. Like in that other popular video game series. The Indiana Jones knockoff. The one they made a movie out of, with that actor who was in that Marvel movie a few months back. You know, Tomb Raider.

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Brentai » Mon Feb 21, 2022 5:49 pm

It reminds me too much of Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, which means it's already made me think of Enslaved: Odyssey to the West more than Enslaved: Odyssey of the West ever did. It doesn't help at all that it looks a little uhhh

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(The fact that it's very possible that this was all intentional on Guerrilla Games's part as a way of dunking on Ninja Theory doesn't really make it better.)
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