Author Topic: Consolidated Games-on-Sale Thread  (Read 17222 times)

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Reply #165 on: April 26, 2020, 01:13:12 AM
A new XCOM game called Chimera Squad releases in ten days

Chimera Squad will be an all-new standalone game set five years after XCOM 2, and will be available as a digital-only Steam release on April 24. For its first week of sale you can get it for only $9.99 (£8.50) as part of a big XCOM celebration, but from May 1 it goes up to its usual retail price of $19.99 (£16.99).

Played the first two missions.  It appears to be more of the same (that's a good thing) with a few interesting additions to keep the game a bit more fresh / less predictable.  Breaches seem like a cool way to not know where your squad will end up when you begin an encounter.  Gone is team-based I go / you go replaced with individual impulses.  This alone changes quite a bit of strategy as it is much more difficult to chop down the largest tree before it has a chance to take a swipe at you.

This is also the first in the series that I've played on PC -- mainly because got X1 for free from XBL and I picked up definitive edition of X2 for $10 during an Amazon Xmas sale.  Thankfully, the PC version has great controller support.  The game plays just like a console would when I have my XB360 controller connected.  BUT, I must say the graphics are *WAY* better than X2 was on Xbox.  I'm able to maintain 60FPS in most circumstances on high quality.  Sadly, Steam Stream doesn't seem to support full controller play so I'm stuck playing on my PC monitor rather than my nice TV connected to a decent sound system.  Apparently, if I connect my controller to the PC rendering the game and not the computer that is streaming, full controller support works great as long as you're in range of the source PC.

Overall, I'd say that it's a definite buy at $10 for anyone that likes turn-based tactical combat.
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Reply #166 on: April 27, 2020, 06:59:42 PM
TW: Rome - Emperor Edition is on sale on steam for $14.99.  Is it worth picking up for that price?

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Reply #167 on: April 27, 2020, 11:37:08 PM
I'd say yes if your really wanting to play that one. To me they've all gone downhill a bit from Shogun2 but that's not a bad price.

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Reply #168 on: April 28, 2020, 01:17:24 PM
There's a big Total War sale at Steam. I just snagged Medieval TW 2 and the DLC for $6.24. I plan on spending a lot of Knights with this one.  :2funny:

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Reply #169 on: April 28, 2020, 10:50:21 PM
TW: Rome - Emperor Edition is on sale on steam for $14.99.  Is it worth picking up for that price?

Absolutely, yes.  While Rome II was released in a deplorable state, it's come a long way since then.  I heartily recommend the Rise of the Republic DLC as well, especially if you have any interest in that era. 


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Reply #170 on: May 04, 2020, 11:03:39 AM
If you're not in the Blood Bowl 2 thread, we're looking to get an ACD league going.  Right now, it's on sale at Humble (https://www.humblebundle.com/store/blood-bowl-2-legendary-edition?hmb_source=search_bar).  $12 for the complete edition and $5 for the basic edition.  Consider buying and joining our league!



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Reply #171 on: May 22, 2020, 06:11:09 PM
CIV 6 is *free* right now through Epic Games



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Reply #172 on: May 23, 2020, 02:48:01 AM
CIV 6 is *free* right now through Epic Games

Saw that.  I don't know if I'll ever bother playing the game, but I did pick it up. 


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Reply #173 on: May 23, 2020, 10:02:29 AM
I still haven't played CIV5 complete that I got from humble a while back. Wonder if vanilla 6 or complete 5 is worth playing first.



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Reply #174 on: May 23, 2020, 10:17:40 AM
Haven't played 6 but my love for 5 is pretty well-documented.  You could get a lot of good years outta 5

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Reply #175 on: May 23, 2020, 05:35:31 PM
Second Civ V with the expansions. I have Civ VI and put quite a few hours into it when I bought it earlier this year on sale, but haven't revisited it yet.



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Reply #176 on: May 23, 2020, 05:37:24 PM
I can honestly say that I have never owned or played ANY Civ game. Is this some sort of record?

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Reply #177 on: May 23, 2020, 05:39:11 PM
I can honestly say that I have never owned or played ANY Civ game.

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Reply #178 on: May 23, 2020, 05:45:07 PM
We shall henceforth be known as 'The Brotherhood of Non Civ Playing Gamers' 

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Reply #179 on: May 23, 2020, 05:47:28 PM
We shall henceforth be known as 'The Brotherhood of Non Civ Playing Gamers Real Wargamers'

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