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Title: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Teleku on January 10, 2014, 05:30:16 PM
So steam is filled with all sorts of random shitty indie games, but many of them look tempting in their description.  I figured there should be a thread for people to come out and ask about such things before buying.  Seems a little silly to create a thread for each one.

What prompted me on this is that I just received a 90% off coupon for Krater.  I see several people in this forum own it.  Sounds like it might be ok (especially for 90% off), though it only has a 50% meta critic rating and looks very indie.  So, is this game worth $1.50?


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Setanta on January 10, 2014, 05:38:54 PM
I played Krater for about 15 minutes and shelved it - maybe wait 'till it comes down to $1

(nice idea for a tread btw)


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Kail on January 10, 2014, 05:45:19 PM
I thought it was OK.  Personally, I'd say the neat art style was worth $1.50, but it wasn't super great otherwise.  Bonus points if you get a lot of enjoyment out of Diablo clones, but it's not something that's going to blow your mind even if you love them, I suspect.  Not great, but doesn't crash or wipe your hard drive or anything.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: schild on January 10, 2014, 05:55:27 PM
Desktop Dungeons - Yes
Don't Starve - Yes
Dungeon of the Endless - Yes, Eventually
Dungeons of Dredmor - Yes
FTL - Yes
Gone Home - Yes
Grim Dawn - Not yet, will be the second coming of Titan Quest though (as its essentially a reskin)
Van Helsing - Yes if Diablo 3 tastes like Dish Water
Papers Please - To the right person, yes
Paranormal - See above.
Rogue Legacy - Yes
Sir, You are Being Hunted - Maybe, One Day
Slender - No
Spelunky - Yes
Stanley Parable - Is it even a game?
Starbound - Yes
State of Decay - Dunno yet, maybe
Stonehearth - Not right now
Unholy Heights - No

(that's the indie shit I have installed atm)


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Miasma on January 10, 2014, 07:17:37 PM
If you have PS+ I guess you now have Don't Starve for "free" so play it there if you don't already own it.

In other steam news I finally broke down and bought a wired 360 controller for PC games and it is making platformers like rogue legacy ten times better already.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: schild on January 10, 2014, 10:03:04 PM
OOOOOO DON'T STARVE IS FREE ON PSN? WEEEE

(I bought 5 years of PSN+ for $20 a pop at Walmart on Thanksgiving, heh)


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Yegolev on January 10, 2014, 10:24:32 PM
Stanley Parable - Is it even a game?

I think it's funny that you stated it this way.  Do you choose to like The Stanley Parable, or do you like it because it is good? :oh_i_see:

I'd put a asterisk on Starbound to wait for the last character wipe.  I started it up and did have my character, but my planetary base had been reformed.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: MrHat on January 11, 2014, 08:49:24 AM
Desktop Dungeons - Yes
Don't Starve - Yes
Dungeon of the Endless - Yes, Eventually
Dungeons of Dredmor - Yes
FTL - Yes
Gone Home - Yes
Grim Dawn - Not yet, will be the second coming of Titan Quest though (as its essentially a reskin)
Van Helsing - Yes if Diablo 3 tastes like Dish Water
Papers Please - To the right person, yes
Paranormal - See above.
Rogue Legacy - Yes
Sir, You are Being Hunted - Maybe, One Day
Slender - No
Spelunky - Yes
Stanley Parable - Is it even a game?
Starbound - Yes
State of Decay - Dunno yet, maybe
Stonehearth - Not right now
Unholy Heights - No

(that's the indie shit I have installed atm)

I agree with this list for the games I've played (Dredmor, FTL, Gone Home, Papers, rogue, State of Decay).

I liked State of Decay but it was missing something for me and I stopped after a couple hours.

I disagree on Van Helsing but that's probably because I'm burned on that sort of game.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Teleku on January 11, 2014, 05:47:01 PM
Well, that's all I need to know then.  I have a billion other games I haven't even gotten around to playing (including Van Helsing which sounds like it does the same thing but better), no need to spend money on this then. 

So, I have a 90% coupon on Krater that expires January 24th (makes the $15 game worth $1.50).  Who wants it!


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: schild on January 11, 2014, 08:23:05 PM
Ill take it.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Hutch on January 11, 2014, 09:06:34 PM
FYI. Something I first noticed during the Winter sale is the not/recommended review section, at the bottom of the store page for each game.
I'm not saying to read that instead of this thread, but you might find some reviews there that you'll find helpful as well.



Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Hutch on January 11, 2014, 09:08:48 PM
Quote
Spelunky

I would have enjoyed Spelunky more if the damn ghost didn't show up so quickly. I'd like to be able to really explore the maps before leaving.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Teleku on January 11, 2014, 09:19:05 PM
Ill take it.
Coupon has been offered up to the coupon god!


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: schild on January 11, 2014, 10:23:45 PM
Thanks! Used!


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Bunk on February 26, 2014, 08:59:03 AM
Got a coupon for Broken Age. Looks... interesting?

Anyone have any input on it?


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Ingmar on February 26, 2014, 02:28:56 PM
It's only Part 1. But, you get Part 2 when it comes out, it isn't a separate purchase. I'm waiting until the whole game is available to play it, myself.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: schild on February 26, 2014, 11:43:50 PM
I believe the only correct answer after his Kickstarter nonsense and bullshit philosophical discussions he tries to shove into videogames is "Tim Schafer can blow me."

Edit: I just realized there are now two Steam forum threads in which I shit on Double Fine. Double good.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: calapine on February 27, 2014, 03:28:42 PM
Planetary Annihilation discounted -40% (24,59 instead 49,99)

Yay or nay at price?


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Ingmar on February 27, 2014, 04:43:43 PM
It's not done yet, but promising. If you're not wanting to jump into a not-yet-finished competitive game, better to wait.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Sky on February 28, 2014, 09:03:19 AM
I don't think I've ever heard of a 'gamma' test phase. Does this mean the beta was going on too long and it's not ready to release?

Some of the features sound great, I should install it and play at some point, I've been holding out until they actually release it (backed on KS for some reason).


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Zetor on February 28, 2014, 11:49:57 AM
I remember playing ADOM v0.9.9 gamma 14 back in 1999, if that counts. :awesome_for_real:

Ontopic: Banner Saga y/n/wait for sale/wait for "season 1" bundle?


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Falconeer on March 04, 2014, 12:02:55 PM
Drifter (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=136694267)

Worth it? Damn, it's so tempting.

Quote
Drifter is an open-world sandbox space trading game with a procedurally-generated galaxy 100,000 light years across made up of tens of thousands of star systems to explore and features an original soundtrack by composer Danny Baranowsky.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: schild on March 04, 2014, 12:12:15 PM
Drifter (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=136694267)

Worth it? Damn, it's so tempting.

Quote
Drifter is an open-world sandbox space trading game with a procedurally-generated galaxy 100,000 light years across made up of tens of thousands of star systems to explore and features an original soundtrack by composer Danny Baranowsky.
My old roommate.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Pennilenko on March 04, 2014, 01:16:11 PM
Drifter (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=136694267)
Worth it? Damn, it's so tempting.

I picked up, 10 bucks seems reasonable to fart around with a little space game for a few hours. Will leave impressions after I have a chance to fart around with it.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Rasix on March 04, 2014, 01:19:17 PM
Drifter (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=136694267)

Worth it? Damn, it's so tempting.

Quote
Drifter is an open-world sandbox space trading game with a procedurally-generated galaxy 100,000 light years across made up of tens of thousands of star systems to explore and features an original soundtrack by composer Danny Baranowsky.
My old roommate.

I thought that name sounded familiar. That dude.   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Teleku on June 17, 2014, 05:00:35 PM
So the upcoming sale has me trying to figure out what I should dive at (provided its on sale).

Has anybody tried DreadOut (http://store.steampowered.com/app/269790/)?  It's basically a sort of Fatal Frame knock off done by an Indonesian developer.  Looked promising, but reviews I'm seeing by meta critic aren't good.  But really, fuck those guys.

Any idea if its worth it on a discount?


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Kageru on June 17, 2014, 05:09:27 PM

A Danny Baranowsky soundtrack encourages me to look more closely at a game. I never really played super meat boy much but the soundtrack has a lot of hours on it. Isaac is good too.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: schild on June 17, 2014, 05:18:43 PM
A Danny Baranowsky soundtrack encourages me to look more closely at a game. I never really played super meat boy much but the soundtrack has a lot of hours on it. Isaac is good too.

My old roommate! Every time someone says his name, I'm just gonna respond with the same thing. Postcount++

Edit: Shame no one outside of that house will ever hear his wonderful ballad for Gran Turismo.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Hawkbit on June 20, 2014, 12:25:42 PM
What's up with Talisman: Digital Edition on Steam?  Worth it?


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: HaemishM on June 20, 2014, 02:32:37 PM
What's the verdict on the State of Decay DLC? You can get both Lifeline and Breakdown for like $7.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: schild on June 20, 2014, 02:40:57 PM
I'm not sure how anyone lasted more than 30 minutes in State of Decay. It's pretty bad.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Paelos on June 20, 2014, 02:53:43 PM
I'm not sure how anyone lasted more than 30 minutes in State of Decay. It's pretty bad.

Totally disagree. It's a fun sandbox zombie game with missions and building upgrades.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Rasix on June 20, 2014, 03:24:50 PM
It's worth the pittance they're asking for, but it's by no means a good game.  It's entertaining for a while, then the repetitiveness and jankiness just starts to get to you.  It's a novel take on the whole zombie survival game, but it's made by complete hacks.

The combat is bad.
It's ugly.
It's repetitive.
The story is bad.  The voice acting is bad.
The AI is bad.
It's buggy. 

It has some neat systems that fit together OK some of the time. If it were made by a competent, better funded, and larger staffed studio it could be pretty awesome as long as the money men would let it stay close to it's original vision.  I just think it's very poorly executed and that's disappointing.                                                                   


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Paelos on June 20, 2014, 03:29:26 PM
I really liked it, but I don't disagree on the ugly part. It's not a top of the line graphics game at all.

The story is a zombie story, which to me is just above fanfic stuff.

The voice acting was hilariously bad to me. Black guy's voice actor suddenly shows up in white character, and you go.  :roll:

It's buggy in places, none of which broke for me, and the AI isn't any worse than other games I've played. AI is really dumb in general these days.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Samwise on June 20, 2014, 05:09:48 PM
I picked up State of Decay on Paelos's recommendation in the other thread and am starting to regret my decision.   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Rendakor on June 20, 2014, 08:58:28 PM
Planet Explorers. I've been getting the Minecraft itch again lately, and I'm not sure if I should buy this or just fire up the latest Tekkit. Anyone played it?

Also, for Shadowrun Returns is it worth buying the Deluxe version and/or the Dragonfall DLC? I haven't played it yet (or the original game from way back when) but for <$10 it's probably worth it.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Rasix on June 20, 2014, 09:13:24 PM
Dragonfall is amazing. Worth every penny. Better than the base by a lot.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: schild on June 20, 2014, 09:23:22 PM
Can't stop myself from buying Planet Explorers.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Rendakor on June 20, 2014, 10:01:46 PM
Can't stop myself from buying Planet Explorers.
Please play it and report back before it goes back up in price.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: schild on June 20, 2014, 10:10:32 PM
Just spent 20 minutes in it. It is not complete. It's the kind of thing I'll play nonstop over a long weekend and never play again. It was not worth the money. It's a catass grindy game. I wish I'd given $20 to Trove or something.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Rendakor on June 20, 2014, 10:34:50 PM
Thanks for taking one for the team.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: schild on June 20, 2014, 10:36:22 PM
I took a big one, so buy a 4-pack of 100% orange juice and gift me 2 copies LOLLLLLLLLL`


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Rendakor on June 20, 2014, 10:40:04 PM
Talk to me when it hits Flash or Daily maybe.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: schild on June 20, 2014, 10:40:41 PM
Hah. In other news, Risk of Rain doesn't work well with the fucking Razer Sabertooth and I very badly want to play it.

Also, I want all the other Chucklefish shit to go on sale.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Paelos on June 21, 2014, 11:32:09 AM
I picked up State of Decay on Paelos's recommendation in the other thread and am starting to regret my decision.   :awesome_for_real:

Guess I'm going to be wrong on this one. I thought it was worth the $5!  :grin:


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Trippy on June 21, 2014, 11:39:16 AM
I enjoyed it but I played most of it with a trainer :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Cyrrex on June 21, 2014, 11:55:59 AM
I picked up State of Decay on Paelos's recommendation in the other thread and am starting to regret my decision.   :awesome_for_real:

Guess I'm going to be wrong on this one. I thought it was worth the $5!  :grin:

It's a funner-than-average zombie apocalypse game.  Was worth the 20 I originally gave for it.

I am now playing the Lifeline expansion, which I picked up during the summer sale.  Also worth it. 


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Samwise on June 21, 2014, 12:15:04 PM
I almost bought Sims 3 and then remembered Origin.  Nope.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Kail on June 21, 2014, 12:23:20 PM
Has anyone played Nosgoth?  I'm a bit nervous about picking up multiplayer only games these days...  Is it worth a shot?  And if so, which of the ten million founders packs should I grab?


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: MrHat on June 21, 2014, 03:25:51 PM
I'm so close to picking up Dragon Age.

Edit: Nevermind. Did some reading - I've already finished this.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Mithas on June 21, 2014, 04:37:14 PM
Has anyone played Nosgoth?  I'm a bit nervous about picking up multiplayer only games these days...  Is it worth a shot?  And if so, which of the ten million founders packs should I grab?

I'm curious about this too. I watched someone play it on Twitch a few weeks ago and it looked cool, but not sure how much fun I'd get out of it.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Nebu on June 21, 2014, 04:40:39 PM
Anyone know anything about Franchise Hockey Manager?  It's made by the same people that make OOTP, so that has promise.  Only problem I saw with their past titles was that they were stupid easy to manipulate the trade market.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Tannhauser on June 21, 2014, 05:04:50 PM
Rome Total War II is down to $30.  Anyone recommend this?  Looks like co-op is borked but single player, which I'll be doing, is fine.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Paelos on June 21, 2014, 05:40:58 PM
Rome Total War II is down to $30.  Anyone recommend this?  Looks like co-op is borked but single player, which I'll be doing, is fine.

Absolutely don't do it. It's never been fully functional. They've been patching it to hell and back, but it was still crashing on me, and they are still trying to work on the AI as of patch 12.

I made the mistake of getting it pre-order since I liked Shogun and loved original Rome. It's not worth fighting through the issues unless it's under $20 in my mind.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Tannhauser on June 21, 2014, 05:54:54 PM
Thanks monkey!


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Paelos on June 21, 2014, 06:06:18 PM
Thanks monkey!

Np, I think it has potential to be fun, but not at that price. It's a wait until Winter Sale game, and check back then.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Pennilenko on June 22, 2014, 09:58:33 AM
Is Unepic worth 2.49?


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Rendakor on June 22, 2014, 10:04:45 AM
Is Wasteland 2 stable/complete enough to justify a purchase? $40 seems high for an early access title.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Kail on June 22, 2014, 10:12:51 AM
Is Unepic worth 2.49?

I didn't really like it.  Graphics are incredibly bad, story is pretty bad from what I've played (tries to be dramatic but the characters are written as comedy characters, and fail at that too unless you find completely out of place pop culture references and constant inappropriate cursing to be hilarious).  Gameplay is mostly pretty tedious, you run around and attack stuff with your weapons, and every room has a handful of torches to light, sometimes you have to collect stuff for someone or something like that.  It's not the worst idea ever, they just haven't done anything interesting with it in the 2 hours I played.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Mithas on June 22, 2014, 02:40:21 PM
Tomb Raider worth $5?


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: jakonovski on June 22, 2014, 02:45:23 PM
Tomb Raider worth $5?

Totes, if you like traversal and aren't bothered by super shitty shooting (and I do mean shitty,  :ye_gods:).

edit: there's also a lot of ludonarrative dissonance. The cutscenes are from a different universe compared to the game.



Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Bann on June 22, 2014, 03:47:55 PM
Is Unepic worth 2.49?

Its like a really shitty metroidvania. I think I put like 8 hours in the day I bought it and never played again. if you have that particular itch, might be worth it for 2.50


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: KallDrexx on June 22, 2014, 04:10:42 PM
Tomb Raider worth $5?

I really enjoyed tomb raider.  It's good if you like uncharted style games


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: KallDrexx on June 22, 2014, 04:16:37 PM
So is Kingdom of Amular worth five bucks?  If so is the dlc worth it?


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Rendakor on June 22, 2014, 04:31:20 PM
So is Kingdom of Amular worth five bucks?  If so is the dlc worth it?
The game is worth buying. Didn't play the DLC.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Tarami on June 22, 2014, 04:35:32 PM
KoA was a solid action RPG. Pretty nice mix of WoW-style questing and exploration. Haven't played the DLC but the base game is good enough to warrant $5 in my opinion. It's a console port and it shows in the UI. Play with a controller if you have one, although I played and finished it with K&M.

Also, I  think Tomb Raider is definitely worth it. Not much of a game, perhaps, but a really cool pseudo-interactive story. :p


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Tannhauser on June 22, 2014, 05:37:14 PM
Another vote for KoA.  Above average.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Falconeer on June 22, 2014, 05:49:48 PM
Is Wasteland 2 stable/complete enough to justify a purchase? $40 seems high for an early access title.

Nol, not yet. It is going to launch at the end if August, and it's not a good idea to try it even a single day before thay day. Not sure what the final price is supposed to be, but it's probably going down too, I think right now you are still over-paying (even with the discount) to match what the backers paid for beta. But again, don't spoiler yourself by beta-ing. Play the finished product, it's going to be amazing.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Rendakor on June 22, 2014, 05:57:21 PM
Is Wasteland 2 stable/complete enough to justify a purchase? $40 seems high for an early access title.

Nol, not yet. It is going to launch at the end if August, and it's not a good idea to try it even a single day before thay day. Not sure what the final price is supposed to be, but it's probably going down too, I think right now you are still over-paying (even with the discount) to match what the backers paid for beta. But again, don't spoiler yourself by beta-ing. Play the finished product, it's going to be amazing.
Thanks, I'll wait for the winter sale.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: KallDrexx on June 22, 2014, 06:43:39 PM
Thanks for the opinions all.  KoA bought.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Teleku on June 22, 2014, 07:18:36 PM
Ditto, going for KoA.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Druzil on June 24, 2014, 08:35:13 AM
I think someone mentioned somewhere here but One Way Heroics is a fun little time waster for less than $1. 

I liked both UnEpic and Tomb Raider, I think both are worth <$5 if they interest you at all.  UnEpic has some bullshit mechanics that come in to play later in the game, one boss specifically will make you rage quit if you don't know the mechanics beforehand.  Also the story is pretty bad.  So yeah it's basically terrible and I liked it.

So as long as I'm recommending bad games, I found this one the other day from the makers of VVVVVV (is that enough V's?).  It's basically Equinox meets flash game.

http://terrycavanaghgames.com/nayasquest/


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Khaldun on June 24, 2014, 09:20:22 AM
I was going to do Guacamelee until I saw that the last part of the game is a bunch of jumping puzzles. Which I suppose one should expect in a platformer, but there is no mechanic that makes me hate a game more.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Paelos on June 24, 2014, 09:24:02 AM
If Steam never released another 2D platformer, I would be a happier gamer.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: MisterNoisy on June 24, 2014, 10:36:43 AM
I'm way more tired of seeing bullshit phone game ports clogging up the new releases.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Khaldun on June 24, 2014, 11:25:11 AM
One thing the sale always does is make me scrutinize a wider range of Steam-available games than I do in the non-sale period. And man, the evidence that early-access/Kickstarter has become a grifter's paradise really seems to have piled up in the last year. On one side of the scale, you maybe have 5-8 truly wonderful projects that are going to come to fruition that might not have made it otherwise and are going to have more creative integrity than if they had had to go the standard AAA route. On the other side, a bunch of stuff that is either utterly cynical or that is the equivalent of Glitchless or He Who Shall Not Be Named saying "I want to make a game that has everything and more, please give me money" except that they actually get money rather than just a bunch of suckers who want to play the game with everything hanging on their every word in a forum somewhere.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Paelos on June 24, 2014, 12:43:08 PM
The thing about early access is there's a product in some sort of shape. That's the difference.

Beyond that, buyer beware, and I don't buy.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Hoax on June 24, 2014, 09:29:42 PM
I picked up State of Decay on Paelos's recommendation in the other thread and am starting to regret my decision.   :awesome_for_real:

Guess I'm going to be wrong on this one. I thought it was worth the $5!  :grin:

It's a funner-than-average zombie apocalypse game.  Was worth the 20 I originally gave for it.

I am now playing the Lifeline expansion, which I picked up during the summer sale.  Also worth it. 

Unless you can't tolerate bugs I'm not sure what's not to like about State of Decay. Its really good. The bugs do suck but as a zombie game and a survival game its solid. I wish most titles had this much going on and felt this new. Even though zombies have been done to fucking death I'm so glad I decided to buy this.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Yegolev on June 25, 2014, 11:34:09 AM
I have put very little time into State of Decay, but:
I was visiting another safehouse when a zombie horde wandered by and stared attacking the house.  I looked around at all of the unboarded windows and the unalarmed NPCs and became worried.  I noticed the zombies were all attacking the front of the house so I yelled "ZOMBIE APOC MOTHERFUCKERS" and leapt out a rear window, dashing to a nearby ditch.  There were some sounds of conflict and death as I crept through the ditch to a nearby field, stole a truck, and got my unbitten ass back home.

That was pretty fun.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Lightstalker on June 25, 2014, 11:43:44 AM
I'm way more tired of seeing bullshit phone game ports clogging up the new releases.

Ditto.

Warning on Abalone:  It'll run with your monitor resolution set to 1024x768, and give you a black screen at higher resolutions.  Granted, I only got it for the 'free' cards because the craftables are selling for $20...  but still.  I can now either sell my 3 cards for $4 (got the game for $2.50) or double down and pay $5 more and see what comes up from crafting.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Hawkbit on June 28, 2014, 12:49:42 PM
What's the status of Grim Dawn? 


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: schild on June 28, 2014, 01:07:18 PM
It's Titan Quest 2 with steampunk goggles.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Miasma on June 29, 2014, 07:52:28 AM
I forget why I decided not to buy Shadowrun Returns back when it came out (maybe there was only one save spot or something?) but has the new content pack made it better?


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Father mike on June 29, 2014, 11:29:32 AM
Mechanics and UI, no.  But the second campaign is considerably better than the first.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: HaemishM on June 29, 2014, 12:10:39 PM
Actually, the expansion made them patch the original game such that you could save anywhere instead of just at checkpoints. So even if you don't buy Dragonfall, you get the option to have more than 1 save.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Bunk on June 29, 2014, 01:04:26 PM
Yea, that would have sucked on a single save, no save anywhere system. I'm three hours in to the game for the first time and am quite enjoying it. It could do with a few improvements in tool tips and the like, but overall it's quite good. (If you like the Fallout2 / XCom type of tactical combat)


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: lamaros on June 30, 2014, 12:05:41 AM
Dishonored worth it?


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Rasix on June 30, 2014, 12:47:59 AM
I liked it.  It's action/stealth/assassin bullshit.  Kind of like Deus Ex: HR.   The major issue I had is that they give you a bunch of fancy tools for killing, but the best ending is achieved through killing minimally (you can still get away with a few per mission.  

Other than that: I loved the mechanics, atmosphere, and it was just fun to play.  

Not sure about the DLC.  They follow a character you encounter late in the game.   I've heard they're OK, but I'm good with what I played. 


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: lamaros on June 30, 2014, 01:01:19 AM
Hmm, I couldn't get into Deus Ex: HR. But I'll give it a go anyhow.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Hawkbit on June 30, 2014, 12:43:11 PM
It's Titan Quest 2 with steampunk goggles.

I snagged Grim Dawn at $12.50.  It's pretty decent; a little rough around the edges and I can tell those edges won't be polished.  There's a good, core game there though.  I like it better than Van Helsing so far.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Paelos on June 30, 2014, 12:47:25 PM
I bought Payday 2. It's fun with friends, shitty alone. Also, nothing goes right. There are probably ways to do this correctly, but I just end up in massive shootouts. Worst criminal ever.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Tannhauser on June 30, 2014, 05:03:44 PM
I bought Europa Universalis IV for $15.  Have played three times as Seville (Spain) and lost to Aragon every single time.  The game is quite hard for me right now and I'm anxious to exploit explore the New World.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Tarami on July 01, 2014, 05:48:53 PM
Hmm, I couldn't get into Deus Ex: HR. But I'll give it a go anyhow.
I'm late but Dishonored is one of the best games I've played in terms of atmosphere. I ended up really caring about the characters and their plight. When I learned there were "better" (more optimistic) endings than the one I had got, I felt had I had to replay it to "set things right", so to speak. Possibly the only game ever that has given me a strong sense of in-character achievement.

The major issue I had is that they give you a bunch of fancy tools for killing, but the best ending is achieved through killing minimally (you can still get away with a few per mission.
One of the reasons why I personally find it such a powerfully told story. I know it comes off as lame justification but to get the best ending, you had to resist the temptation of gratuitous violence just like Corvo had to resist the urge for indiscriminate vengeance.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: veredus on July 07, 2014, 07:55:01 PM
Has anyone played Killing Floor?

http://store.steampowered.com/agecheck/app/1250/ (http://store.steampowered.com/agecheck/app/1250/)

75% off right now. Looks like it might be pretty good for some coop play.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Samwise on July 07, 2014, 08:23:40 PM
I've played it, tbh I'm not sure why you'd play that instead of L4D which is the same thing but much more polished.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: veredus on July 07, 2014, 08:46:07 PM
Haven't ever played L4D. Both L4D 1 and 2 are 4.99 right now also, assuming just get 2? And actually looks like the 4 pack is 14.99 which would be perfect.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Samwise on July 08, 2014, 10:58:58 AM
Haven't ever played L4D. Both L4D 1 and 2 are 4.99 right now also, assuming just get 2? And actually looks like the 4 pack is 14.99 which would be perfect.

Getting both is redundant as they're basically the same exact game.  I wouldn't say L4D2 is necessarily the better version, but since it's the more recent hotness you'll probably find more people playing that one.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Kageru on July 08, 2014, 04:49:12 PM

Killing floor is excellent as a LAN game and supports more than 4 players. It's less story driven but has classes and a large varieties of enemies and maps. And since the enemies are quite challenging there's a strong reason to try and work as a group many shooters don't have. It does show it's mod nature at times though, and I think I'd get very bored playing single-player or online.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Samwise on July 08, 2014, 04:51:49 PM
Killing floor is excellent as a LAN game and supports more than 4 players. It's less story driven but has classes and a large varieties of enemies and maps. And since the enemies are quite challenging there's a strong reason to try and work as a group many shooters don't have. It does show it's mod nature at times though, and I think I'd get very bored playing single-player or online.

I only played it single-player, so there you are.   :awesome_for_real:  I can imagine it being more fun in a LAN party environment, but that's true of most games.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: veredus on July 09, 2014, 03:42:46 PM
Actually ended up getting Killing Floor since the couple guys I was going to play with had already bought it. It's very meh single player but it is a ton of fun playing together.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Stormwaltz on July 09, 2014, 07:47:22 PM
I'm tempted to buy this for rk47. Dear god, the radicalthon... :uhrr:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/313740/


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: schild on July 09, 2014, 08:01:31 PM
It's $7, just do it.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Falconeer on July 10, 2014, 06:57:06 AM
Sunrider: First Arrival (http://store.steampowered.com/app/313730/?snr=1_702_4_) just landed on Steam and it is FREE. Just sayin', rk47... visual novel + tactical combat  :awesome_for_real:

Fake Edit: There's also a Bonus Beach Dating Sim bundled together, you access it from the main menu.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Hoax on July 10, 2014, 09:38:48 AM
I'm tempted to buy this for rk47. Dear god, the radicalthon... :uhrr:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/313740/

Why? There's no sex and 1 choice. Its all the way on the book side of the book<->game spectrum of VN's, there is no game there just reading. We shouldn't waste a precious resource (rk47) on something so mundane.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Stormwaltz on July 11, 2014, 12:42:08 AM
ONE choice? Pfft, screw that. Most VNs are not quite so literal.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Bunk on July 11, 2014, 08:23:07 AM
Yea, don't bother. Just go read the review thread in Steam, that's plenty entertaining.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Falconeer on July 12, 2014, 03:15:59 PM
Ingamr is the only one I know according to Steam that owns it, so I gotta ask: how is Warmachine Tactics?


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Ingmar on July 14, 2014, 01:26:45 PM
It's still very early beta but I think it has promise - I have it because I Kickstarted it. I haven't given it a lot of time yet, but it seems to be a pretty good translation of the tabletop rules.

That said - I would not pay the fee for early access at this point. There's no map variety or ability to change your warbands yet, lots of bugs, animation problems, etc. There's absolutely promise of a good multiplayer tactical game down the road here, but I would wait for an official release at the very least.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Teleku on July 14, 2014, 01:45:22 PM
I kickstarted it also, but not enough for the beta.  Good to hear I should be happy to sit around and wait, heh.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Ingmar on July 14, 2014, 01:55:22 PM
I would also add that there's no way (as of the last time I checked into it) that it will be ready by their alleged August release date.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Teleku on July 15, 2014, 01:51:01 AM
So in the aftermath of the sale, I recieved a bunch of card packs, and decided to finish up some more badges.  Got a couple of limited time coupons for random shit.  So, anybody have info on these games?

Age of Mythology: Extended Edition  (50% off)
The Promised Land  (50% off)
10 Second Ninja  (66% off)
Richard & Alice  (66% off)
Quest of Dungeons (66% off)
Titan Attacks (66% off)

I also have two 25% off coupons for Pixel Piracy, if anybody is interested.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Yegolev on July 15, 2014, 12:22:06 PM
Coupons are red flags, to me.  No one wants the ones that I have.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Phildo on July 15, 2014, 02:34:00 PM
Age of Mythology was alright, but it's up to you to decide if even $15 is worth it for the 12 year-old little brother to Age of Empires.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Teleku on July 15, 2014, 02:45:00 PM
Well yeah, I had heard some people talk Age of Mythology in the past, so was curious if they felt it was worth that much (I did love the shit out of Age of Empires).

Currently, The Promised Land and Richard & Alice intrigue me the most.  I'd really love to hear something on the Promised Land.  It looks and sounds too perfect.  I may pull the trigger (and probably regret it).


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Kail on July 15, 2014, 05:20:22 PM
I'd really love to hear something on the Promised Land.  It looks and sounds too perfect.  I may pull the trigger (and probably regret it).

I haven't played it, but I have played The Happy Hereafter, which is by the same dev and looks basically the same maybe (but ghost themed instead of settler themed), which is basically a fairly polished but kinda shallow facebook-ish "time management" game.  It's not a bad time waster (especially for non-core gamers) but it's not super engaging or deep or anything either.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Signe on July 26, 2014, 05:43:25 PM
Has anyone played Deadbreed?  Is it creepy?  Is it good?  Not necessarily in that order.  You know.

Wait.  I think I may have accidentally made this game up because I don't see it anymore.  Sorry.  I don't know what I was thinking of.  I'm an idiot.  :(


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Kail on July 26, 2014, 10:20:09 PM
Shows up for me, under early access. (http://store.steampowered.com/app/277950/)  Seems a bit early in development from what I hear.  Once it launches it's supposed to be F2P, so personally I'm holding off until then.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Signe on July 27, 2014, 11:34:43 AM
You're a musician!  I see it from your link!  Yes, that's the one.  I don't think I'd buy it now but I just hadn't heard of it and it looks like something I could be interested in.  Thanks!

Musician?  Sorry.   :ye_gods:   I think I meant magician.  Geez.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Rendakor on July 28, 2014, 05:12:39 PM
Dungeon Defenders Eternity: I know this isn't DD2, but I can't tell if there's anything here worth buying if I already own the original and all of it's DLC. It mentions that previous saves won't transfer, but I can't tell if it includes the DLC already or if you can even use it if you already bought it.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: koro on August 02, 2014, 07:50:51 AM
If you own the original and its DLC, there is zero reason to buy Eternity. Eternity is just a port of the mobile version in a tweaked engine with some balance changes and a metric shitton of microtransactions.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Rendakor on August 02, 2014, 08:16:31 AM
Thanks. That's what it looked like but I wanted to be sure.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: ezrast on August 02, 2014, 05:47:00 PM
I've been getting into it and it's been worth the 6 bucks so far, but I own almost none of the original DLC. I'm not sure I'd want to go through the grind of hitting cap with my first character (or 72+? Not sure what cap is anymore) without the occasional novelty of a new map or character class.

The itemization hasn't pissed me off yet, so if that holds up through Nightmare it'll be a big improvement over the original, but some of the other balance changes are a little wtf (Dark Elf Ninja Assholes are stronger than they used to be, my lightning towers have super shitty range now, and from what I hear physical damage is useless even for DPS characters). I should find out soon whether the shitty design decisions overpower the underlying fun late enough to make it an improvement over DD1.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: HaemishM on August 07, 2014, 03:16:39 PM
So, Starforge (http://store.steampowered.com/app/227680/) - currently on sale for $5. It's an early access game, is it worth it?


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Rasix on August 07, 2014, 03:19:35 PM
So, Starforge (http://store.steampowered.com/app/227680/) - currently on sale for $5. It's an early access game, is it worth it?

It didn't get a great reception here.  There's a thread for it that I'm too lazy to link.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Signe on August 22, 2014, 08:05:50 PM
If you're thinking of buying Pineview Drive, don't.  I dl'd the demo and wandered around a scary mansion turning on lights, lighting candles and finding keys to locked doors.  Sometimes I'd lose some life but I don't know why.  You don't fight or run or do anything but find keys for doors that are locked and that's all of them. 

It gave me mental confusion.   :ye_gods:


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Kail on September 11, 2014, 01:15:26 PM
So, there's a big Capcom sale on now, anything jump out at anyone as particularly buyable or avoidable?  Specifically, kind of wondering about DmC, which looked like a disaster before launch but I've heard might not be bad maybe or something?  And ironically I don't remember if "Remember Me" was any good or not?


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Pagz on September 11, 2014, 10:59:27 PM
Included in this Capcom sale is half-price Duck Tales: Remastered.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Hoax on September 12, 2014, 01:54:56 PM
I'd like to echo Kail's question about Remember Me.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Rasix on September 12, 2014, 01:58:52 PM
The reviews I've seen aren't flattering.   It's down to burrito price, however, so you could always take a gamble.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Yegolev on September 12, 2014, 02:07:13 PM
I have the Remember Me demo on the PS3 but I didn't put any time into it.  Don't they have demos in PC MASTER KINGDOM?


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: schild on September 12, 2014, 02:49:58 PM
Remember Me was terrible.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Azazel on September 12, 2014, 05:57:28 PM
Amalur is on sale this weekend. I see a few of you have it as well. I heard it was actually pretty decent, but then the patch got fucked by the iceberg finally hitting the titanic. Worth getting? And if so, the regular or complete editions?


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Rendakor on September 12, 2014, 08:31:46 PM
Amalur is fun. Dunno about the complete, I didn't buy any of the DLC.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: apocrypha on September 13, 2014, 12:38:53 AM
Amalur is fun for a while, but it's very bland and generic. It's quite well done though. It's also very easy, you out-level the story very quickly if you do any side quests.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: KallDrexx on September 13, 2014, 08:26:54 AM
Amular is like playing a single player MMO. 

Word of advice, do not do any side quests.  Seriously, there are ridiculous number of side quests and most of them aren't interesting at all (like very very low end MMO style quests).  If you get OCD like I did at the beginning and try to 100% an area you will burn out on the game very quickly.  You want to stick with main and faction quests.

I played 10 hours before I got bored, but that boredom could have just been boredom that came on from wasting too much time on sidequests...


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Yegolev on September 15, 2014, 11:09:35 AM
My boredom came from already having played WoW.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Strazos on September 15, 2014, 06:48:41 PM
I had Numen sitting in my library for a while, and finally fired it up because i was sick of playing Tanks.

It's trash. I couldn't even stomach it enough to get out of the starting area.

Space Run, on the other hand, is much more fun. It almost feels like a weird reverse-tower defense game.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Baldrake on September 15, 2014, 07:15:30 PM
Has anyone played Breach and Clear? Currently 60% off. Looks a bit like XCOM?


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Hoax on September 16, 2014, 12:40:24 PM
Can I get an rk47 review of Sakura Spirit? For science or something.

Has anyone played Breach and Clear? Currently 60% off. Looks a bit like XCOM?

No its more like Frozen Synapse meets original Rainbow 6 I think. I was interested and then heard mobile port and wrote it off. No first hand experience.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Rendakor on September 16, 2014, 01:31:44 PM
Sakura Spirit is a mediocre VN by a bunch of weeaboos. Avoid.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: HaemishM on September 16, 2014, 01:49:50 PM
Sakura Spirit is a mediocre VN by a bunch of weeaboos. Avoid.

That sentence alone was like someone shit in my brain. I will avoid with delight.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Rendakor on September 16, 2014, 02:06:22 PM
What was wrong with the sentence?


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: HaemishM on September 16, 2014, 02:11:38 PM
A virtual novel made by weeaboos that is mediocre at best. None of those things are good in and of themselves, all combined to make a brainpan frappe of filth.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Rendakor on September 16, 2014, 03:54:00 PM
Ahh, right. Well I enjoy VNs, but (aside from KS, which also has the benefit of being free) set-in-Japan-made-by-white-people VNs are shitty in general and Sakura Spirit manages to come in below that low bar. Admittedly, I have a very strong distaste for Western-made, "anime-style" things in general.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Ginaz on September 21, 2014, 03:38:32 PM
Ha anyone tried Life is Feudal: Your Own?  It looks like a cross between Rust/7 Days to Die and Mount & Blade.  Its $40 and I'm not inclined to pay that much for an early access game.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/290080/


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Baldrake on September 21, 2014, 07:03:57 PM
Looks interesting. I will follow this one, but certainly won't be buying an alpha for $40.  :oh_i_see:

And what's with indie games that are Windows only. Seriously? The whole point of indie games is that I can run them on my mac.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Hoax on October 15, 2014, 08:40:54 AM
Anyone know anything about Abyss Odyssey?

Looks sort of interesting.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Yegolev on October 15, 2014, 09:26:02 AM
Abyss Odyssey is a fushigi no dungeon done in art nouveau style.  The main bit of that game type is that when you die, you start over at level 1.  It's not offensive to me but I just can't seem to get into it for some reason.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: schild on October 15, 2014, 11:03:28 AM
Abyss Odyssey is a fushigi no dungeon done in art nouveau style.  The main bit of that game type is that when you die, you start over at level 1.  It's not offensive to me but I just can't seem to get into it for some reason.

Did not even look at it until you said Fushigi no Dungeon. At which time I realized it was ACE team. Boughted.

Adding Sunless Sea to the cart also.

Edit: Oh, Grimrock II is already out? Will wait for real sale.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Rendakor on October 15, 2014, 11:08:54 AM
Aren't the fushigi no dungeon games topdown roguelikes? Abyss Odyssey looks like a side scroller.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: schild on October 15, 2014, 11:10:58 AM
Yes, but ACE team is p good. They at least produce reasonably fun if mildly wanky things. And Fushigi is a descriptive.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Rendakor on October 15, 2014, 11:22:37 AM
Never played anything of theirs. Let me know if Abyss is actually good.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: schild on October 15, 2014, 11:27:57 AM
I might launch it within the month.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Yegolev on October 15, 2014, 11:56:46 AM
I had some issue with the controls but otherwise Abyss is fine.  Specifically if I attack, I can't turn until after the animation completes, and I'm apparently pretty bad at that when surrounded.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Baldrake on October 19, 2014, 09:39:59 PM
So Landmark is on a 67% sale, which makes it cheap enough for me to want to check it out.

Can anyone tell me what I'm actually supposed to buy? If I click on the Settler Pack, it says that I need the base Landmark game. But I can't see the game itself anywhere.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Kail on October 19, 2014, 11:13:15 PM
So Landmark is on a 67% sale, which makes it cheap enough for me to want to check it out.

Can anyone tell me what I'm actually supposed to buy? If I click on the Settler Pack, it says that I need the base Landmark game. But I can't see the game itself anywhere.

Does it not let you buy the Settler pack?  AFAIK Landmark is going to be "free" when it launches, but you can't play it in Early Access without paying, so they have the pay option listed as DLC (i.e. the opposite of how it usually works, where you can't buy the DLC without buying the game, here you can't get the game without buying the DLC).


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Baldrake on October 19, 2014, 11:51:26 PM
Cool, thanks for the clarification. The wording on the settler pack is confusing - it states you can't play it without the base game, which implies that the Settler Pack alone isn't enough. So good to know that the Settler Pack is all I need.

And yeah, it feels odd to be paying to play an incomplete version of a game that will be free down the road, but at 2/3 off, I don't mind.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: HaemishM on October 21, 2014, 02:32:22 PM
Hegemony Rome: The Rise of Caesar has gone on sale for $7.50. Anyone know if it's any good?


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Mithas on October 21, 2014, 08:16:26 PM
Hegemony Rome: The Rise of Caesar has gone on sale for $7.50. Anyone know if it's any good?

Saw this too, it looked interesting.

Gods Will Be Watching is 50% off at $4.99. Worth it?


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: lamaros on October 27, 2014, 10:08:58 PM
Has anyone played Age of Wonders with the new expansion?


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Rendakor on October 30, 2014, 06:36:26 PM
Defender's Quest. Billed as Final Fantasy Tactics meets Tower Defense, which is very relevant to my interests. Anyone know if it's worth $5? I don't think I've heard it mentioned here before.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Teleku on October 30, 2014, 06:39:55 PM
Very interested in hearing some feedback on that as well.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Kail on October 30, 2014, 07:03:21 PM
I haven't played it much, but as far as I remember it's more Tower Defense than Final Fantasy Tactics.  I don't recall ever moving units or anything (meaning, instead of placing "towers" you place "units" like swordsmen, archers, etc.).  The "RPG elements" are mostly just leveling up your units and buying new skills and gear (I think?) and stuff.  It's a pretty solid game if you're in to tower defense, nothing really massively wrong with it that I recall.  It's not super amazing or anything either, though (at least, not to me, but I'm not much of a tower defense guru).  $5 seems pretty reasonable if you're into the genre.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Rendakor on October 30, 2014, 07:21:04 PM
Good enough, bought.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Ginaz on October 31, 2014, 04:06:41 AM
I'm tempted to get Forest of Doom if just for the nostalgia factor.  I use to read the Fighting Fantasy books when I was younger and absolutely loved them, along with the Choose Your Adventure books.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Ironwood on October 31, 2014, 10:04:20 AM
That Forest of Doom video looks just The Shit.  I may purchase that for Nostalgia also.  I'd be very interested in the Sorcery! Quartrilogy in that engine...


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: murdoc on November 03, 2014, 11:59:17 AM
Has anyone given Lords of the Fallen (http://store.steampowered.com/app/265300/) a whirl? I'm thinking summer Steam sale but it has me interested. I like the look of it.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Hoax on November 03, 2014, 05:06:14 PM
Has anyone given Lords of the Fallen (http://store.steampowered.com/app/265300/) a whirl? I'm thinking summer Steam sale but it has me interested. I like the look of it.

I can't get excited about it. Its so obviously a wanna-be Souls game but those games are such a special blend of things that the chances of a knock off being any good seem incredibly slim.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Ginaz on November 03, 2014, 07:58:50 PM
Has anyone given Lords of the Fallen (http://store.steampowered.com/app/265300/) a whirl? I'm thinking summer Steam sale but it has me interested. I like the look of it.

I can't get excited about it. Its so obviously a wanna-be Souls game but those games are such a special blend of things that the chances of a knock off being any good seem incredibly slim.

It's gotten OK reviews but it's essentially a Dark Souls clone with a toned down difficulty and more technical issues, though at least, from what I've read, when it works its much more playable on a PC than Dark Souls is.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Bann on November 04, 2014, 10:22:23 AM
I picked up lords of the fallen. I wish I had waited for a steam sale. Its just a worse souls game from what Ive played so far. No real interesting loot/builds that I've seen so far.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: DraconianOne on January 07, 2015, 06:45:29 AM
Has anyone played "Depth" which is on sale at the moment?  Multiplayer combat thing where you play either a treasure hunting diver or a big fucking shark? Don't really do these games any more but, well, diving and sharks.  :drill:


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Father mike on February 26, 2015, 06:02:10 PM
Gav Civ 3 is on sale for 1/2 off.  Does anyone know if it brings anything new to the space 4X table, or is it more of the same?


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Trippy on February 26, 2015, 06:06:08 PM
Stardock. Also Early Access.



Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Tannhauser on February 26, 2015, 09:10:05 PM
Is Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag worth paying $40?  It looks pretty good, but I've not played any of the AC games and not a huge fan of fighting/parkour games.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Trippy on February 26, 2015, 09:14:40 PM
It is a good game but it's not worth it if you don't like the fighting or parkour, and just sailing around and being a pirate requires both of those.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Lucas on March 17, 2015, 07:27:53 AM
If tenous hints of nostalgic tears suddenly approach your lacrimal lake when thinking about tennis games now long gone, well, fear no more, because "Tennis Elbow 2013" (best title evah!!) is now available on Steam.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/346470/

Now, when it comes to animations and graphics, game is dated, but it's also the one that resemble tennis the most, nowadays, unlike Virtua Tennis and with the "Top Spin" series for the PC stuck at the second title.
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Actually, there is a free shareware (welcome to 1993!) version available here:

http://www.managames.com/tennis/game_en.html

For 14 days, you'll have your work cut, because this game is not easy to master. I still think that the hoary "Advantage Tennis" (1991) is slightly better, but it's a close call (Pro Tennis Tour for the Atari ST and Tennis Cup for the Amiga weren't bad either).


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Rasix on March 17, 2015, 12:33:38 PM
Wow, the animations on the backhands are terrible.  Still, looks like they've got the pace and speed of the game down better than most.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: schild on March 17, 2015, 12:40:58 PM
Backhands look terrible in real life too.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Yegolev on March 17, 2015, 02:04:09 PM
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/85916/ass_tennis.jpg)


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Sky on April 28, 2015, 04:10:07 PM
I'm shocked and appalled at the poor guitar playing in this title: http://store.steampowered.com/app/363620/


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: HaemishM on May 04, 2015, 02:26:18 PM
Sword of the Stars 2 with all the DLC is on sale for $4 on Steam this week. Worth it?


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Teleku on May 10, 2015, 03:02:43 PM
Hmm, I originally created this in the steam forum, but it might be more helpful in the general gaming forum, where more people will see it.  It's not really specific to steam, just to ask about games that don't have or don't warrent their own thread.  Granted, 90% of those are on steam.   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Kail on May 11, 2015, 12:22:53 PM
Speaking of, Gog just got a handful of the old Star Trek games (Star Trek: 25th Anniversary, ST: Judgement Rites, and ST: Academy) which I know nothing about.  Are any of them worth looking at?


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: HaemishM on May 11, 2015, 12:54:39 PM
I played the original Interplay game way back when it was released (I think it's the one labeled 25th Anniversary). It's a fun point and click adventure game.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Nebu on May 14, 2015, 08:15:44 PM
Noticed that Starpoint Gemini 2 is on sale this weekend.  Is it worth taking a look at for $14?



Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: brellium on May 15, 2015, 09:46:08 AM
Noticed that Starpoint Gemini 2 is on sale this weekend.  Is it worth taking a look at for $14?


Unless you are totally bored of X3:TC/X3:AP, probably not, from what's said on the reviews it would appear those two are more fleshed out and have more features. X3:TC is less expensive at 9.99$ and the combo pack is 19.99$ for essentially an upgraded X3.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Nebu on May 30, 2015, 10:34:31 PM
Ok... how about the Escapists.  Looks like a fun little scroller.  Anyone play this yet? Seems to be on sale this weekend.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Ginaz on July 18, 2015, 06:50:10 PM
Looks like Deadpool is being sold again.  It was taken down because of licensing issue between Marvel and Activision.  Looks like it could be fun but no way I'm paying $40 for it. 


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: koro on July 29, 2015, 04:14:48 PM
$20-25 is a pretty acceptable price for it (there's little replayability), but $40 may be a bit much.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: MisterNoisy on October 21, 2015, 05:59:24 PM
Rebel Galaxy (http://store.steampowered.com/app/290300/) is pretty damned awesome, and lightly discounted currently.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Teleku on October 22, 2015, 04:37:10 AM
Hmm, thanks for the heads up on that, looks tempting.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Nebu on October 22, 2015, 11:54:44 AM
Rebel Galaxy (http://store.steampowered.com/app/290300/) is pretty damned awesome, and lightly discounted currently.

I may look at this as well.  Thanks!


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: satael on October 22, 2015, 12:48:24 PM
Rebel Galaxy (http://store.steampowered.com/app/290300/) is pretty damned awesome, and lightly discounted currently.

I may look at this as well.  Thanks!

It's ok but doesn't seem too deep (and mining seems to be really bad from what little I tried before giving up on it). I wouldn't pay the price of a full AAA game but for less than 20 euros it isn't bad.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Nebu on October 22, 2015, 09:41:50 PM
Has anyone played Kingdom?  Looks like a fun little 2D side-scroller.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Druzil on October 28, 2015, 11:22:30 AM
Has anyone played Kingdom?  Looks like a fun little 2D side-scroller.

Kingdom is fun.  The pixel art is amazing.  The characters aren't super detailed but the backgrounds and the reflections in the water are just great.

Game play wise it's very simple, they give you very little instructions on the controls or the game mechanics and they just leave you to figure things out.  That aspect is really cool because you kind of get a feel for what certain things do so then you go into your next run with more info and hopefully make it a bit further.

It's a little frustrating in that if you start to lose or have one bad night you're pretty much dead and at that point you can hold out for quite a bit longer but really you're better off just starting over.  There's not many come back mechanics (that I've found) so you can end of wasting a bunch of time.

Depth wise it's a little thin.  I think if you go into the game knowing everything about it it's probably not going to entertain you very long, but if you just go in blind it's worth the $10.  I'll probably get 8-10 hours out of it.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: MisterNoisy on October 30, 2015, 01:25:15 AM
BroForce is good stupid fun and came out of early access recently.  Get four people playing on the sofa and it's a riot.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Morat20 on December 05, 2015, 07:09:38 PM
How's Sunless Sea? I was taking a gander at it and wondering if it was worth the money.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Kail on December 05, 2015, 07:21:49 PM
How's Sunless Sea? I was taking a gander at it and wondering if it was worth the money.

I dunno, I only played a little bit of it but it didn't click with me.  I couldn't figure out how to do anything other than sail around randomly and eventually run out of money and die.  I heard that the writing is pretty good (what little I saw was pretty interesting), but that the gameplay never gets particularly deep.

Other people's experiences could easily differ from mine, though, if they've got the patience to play until they get the hang of it.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Falconeer on December 05, 2015, 08:34:44 PM
I find it fantastic. But it's all about reading and enjoying the atmosphere more than anything else. Gameplay is not the main reason to get it.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: brellium on December 06, 2015, 09:55:19 PM
How's Sunless Sea? I was taking a gander at it and wondering if it was worth the money.
The writing is awesome and worth it.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Morat20 on December 11, 2015, 11:14:51 PM
How's Sunless Sea? I was taking a gander at it and wondering if it was worth the money.
The writing is awesome and worth it.
I've got some Steam cash sitting around, waiting on the Winter Sale. I'll bump it up the queue then.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: brellium on December 12, 2015, 09:20:13 AM
How's Sunless Sea? I was taking a gander at it and wondering if it was worth the money.
The writing is awesome and worth it.
I've got some Steam cash sitting around, waiting on the Winter Sale. I'll bump it up the queue then.
It's an interactive graphical novel, it's probably worth it at 19$


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Signe on January 25, 2016, 05:33:30 PM
Has anyone played "Craft the World!"?  It looks good although a bit pricey. 


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Mithas on January 26, 2016, 08:56:30 PM
I have 20 or so hours into it. I think I paid $10 during a sale.

Cons:
AI isn't great
Needs a tutorial. Some things like farming are confusing
A few bugs here and there. One in particular makes it so the dwarves never go to sleep (which they need to do to heal)
Feels a little repetitive and some of the crafting seems pointless

Pros:
It looks good
Lots of different things to craft
Pretty easy to get into

Overall I found it enjoyable. It is a fun time waster. It was definitely worth it at a discount. I'm not sure I'd pay full price.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Jade Falcon on January 27, 2016, 08:15:49 AM
20 isn't a bad price for it if you enjoy that style of build/explore game play, they do it fairly well.I have about 100 hours into it but haven't played  since the multiplayer update,prior to that everything was working good for me.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Signe on July 09, 2016, 10:42:29 AM
I'm thinking of getting Bloodgate.  Is anyone playing it and is it worth $9 for early release?  I think it's going up to $15 next month when it's released.


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Father mike on October 15, 2016, 10:39:13 AM
Anybody playing Project Genom?

http://store.steampowered.com/app/389040/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/389040/)

"Open world, non-target, Sci-fi MMO"  I loves me some sci-fi MMO, and I think 'non-target' means free-aim (like planetside), but I'm not sure.  Early Access, and makes no bones about being mid-Alpha.  Russian Developer.  It looks like it might have promise ... someday. (No, I can not make that more conditional)

The Steam forums are - predictably - a mess.  The Early access reviews are positive enough that I don't want to dismiss it out of hand, but reviews are gamed all the time.

Anyone have any good info on this one?


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Cadaverine on October 16, 2016, 05:10:20 AM
Anybody playing Project Genom?

http://store.steampowered.com/app/389040/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/389040/)

"Open world, non-target, Sci-fi MMO"  I loves me some sci-fi MMO, and I think 'non-target' means free-aim (like planetside), but I'm not sure.  Early Access, and makes no bones about being mid-Alpha.  Russian Developer.  It looks like it might have promise ... someday. (No, I can not make that more conditional)

The Steam forums are - predictably - a mess.  The Early access reviews are positive enough that I don't want to dismiss it out of hand, but reviews are gamed all the time.

Anyone have any good info on this one?


It's Russian.  It's still in alpha, so not everything works.  Voice acting is either in Russian, or really bad English by Russians.  Combat isn't very fluid at this time.  Whoever gets the killing blow on a mob gets the xp, so you'll get assholes that will snipe mobs out from under you.  Not sure if this is intended, or not.

That said, they do seem to be making decent progress, as it's vastly improved from where it was 2 odd months ago.  Still quite a ways to go, though. 

If you're worried about spending the money, I'd say wait another 3-6 months and see where things are at then. 


Title: Re: The 'Is this game worth buying' thread
Post by: Father mike on October 16, 2016, 01:41:57 PM
Thanks!  Exactly what I was looking for.