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Pommes

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Are Oranges and Knight worth it? I remember Knight's pc being pretty badly panned at launch, did they get fixed up post release?
At least the reviews on Steam are good for Arkham Knight:
If it was buggy the reviews would probably be worse.
 
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Nyarlathotep

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Are Oranges and Knight worth it? I remember Knight's pc being pretty badly panned at launch, did they get fixed up post release?
If you like the Arkham City formula, Oranges is definitely worth it - it obviously got a lot of flack for not adding much to that formula, but if you wanted more Arkham City, that's what you get. The story is pretty good, there's some cool boss fights, the CSI investigation stuff is played up a little bit more, and it honestly got more flack in reviews than it deserved for 'just' being a straight sequel (gameplay wise) to Arkham city.

On the flipside, Knight is super disapointing if you like the Arkham City formula, because it spends so much time actively preventing you from playing that game with shit like flying sniper drones and roaming tanks that basically force you into playing a kind of clunky mech third person shooter with the batmobile for giant chunks of the game, and crappy unavoidable horde mode defend a point type encounters, and honestly got way more praise from reviewers than it deserved and some of the backlash to that wasn't only down to technical issues at launch.
 

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So batmen aside, I've gotta say the remaster/release/whatever of Bloodrayne and Bloodrayne 2 are actually quite enjoyable. Not having to fiddle with the controls or hack widescreen in really makes it a lot easier to play on my htpc. It's definitely from an older time for action games, but it just happens to be from one of my favourite older periods of gaming. Would definitely recommend during one of the various sales if you've never dipped into the series
 

EdwardTivrusky

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Yeah, the Bloodrayne games aren't super great but i remember them being my solid and easy to play lazy afternoon games on the OG xbox. I'm tempted to pick them up on GOG too as it's been years since i played them..
 
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EdwardTivrusky

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Honestly, i think i might have to pick up Urban Chaos again. I have an odd nostalgia for that game, dunno why.
 
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Pretty awesome deal for some amazing games, the entire original thief series is on sale for 90% off


They're basically .69 cents each (Nice)
If you don't own them I highly recommend grabbing them, the discount lasts for the next 8ish days
 

EdwardTivrusky

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OMFG! Kao the Kangaroo is a straight-up reminder of the lessons we've learnt regarding platforming and camera control in a 3D space. I remember when games like this were the new thing.

As for the PC port I had to edit the Kao.ini to set the fullscreen flag. I've used dgVoodoo2 to make it look nice and i'm using AntiMicro to remap the controller to the keybindings. I also used HxD to set the 16:9 flags in the exe.

We've sure come a long way since then.
 

EdwardTivrusky

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Alextended I just liked the way it was a different spin on the Good/Evil side of things and being a newer entry in the series meant it ran well, looked and sounded good and was generally a fun time for me after bouncing off some of the earlier games where i just wasn't in the mood for them. It's been a few years but i don't remember anything terrible about the game. It can be tricky and i do remember reloading often after failing some of the harder battles and i suppose you could say it becomes repetitive but that's true of any game like this.

So i don't know if you'll like it but it hit the right marks for me to finish it and now after a couple of years i've been thinking of a replay.
 
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Kvik

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Downunder.
Falcom 40th Anniversary Sale. Not all of them are on their historical lows, but very close to it.

 
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Figured I would mention a game I think someone mentioned off hand forever ago that I have now been following because it looks awesome that now got their big indie dev wish and was accepted on GOG and is listed as coming soon for them!

I think it looks really cool! Can't wait for it

(Yes I know it's the GOG thread but it's also coming to steam)
 

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Looking at CDPR's financials on page 102, GOG generated 343,748,000 PLD (~$91 million) last year and earned a 20,655,000 PLD (~$5.4 million) profit. A huge chunk of that revenue was likely from Cyberpunk, but it's nice to see that they're at least profitable.
If i'm reading it correctly, despite the obvious cost increases the pandemic would have brought, GOG still managed growth YOY from 2019, so I'd say that's an added bonus - not that I myself feel that 'growth' is the be all, end all of economic goals, but it's nice to see either way.
 
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Free!

Open World Sale!
And a New Release! or two!
 
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The game Disjunction is only available as a GOG key in the latest Humble Choice, and someone mentioned on the Steam forum that GOG is in bed with EGS.
"In bed with", in that the galaxy launcher allowes EGS purchases? Oh I do declare!
 
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It's that time again!

Highlights:

Free!:
OpenTTD




for 2.99$ USD



For 7.99$ USD (It's 2 games)


For 6.24$ USD the last Thief game not previously on GOG!
 

EdwardTivrusky

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Well, i ended up buying a ton of old games i already have on Steam and on Retail CD in Storage somewhere but they were super cheap on GOG so now i have the DRM Free, updated to work on new PCs GOG versions too. Yay me!

There's still a couple of newer releases i might pick up in the next two weeks but i wanted to grab all the retro games i had my eye on that were mostly less than Ā£2 each and mainly about Ā£1.10 for a lot of them. I know they're old in both looks and design but sometimes i like to fireup dosbox and play some old games for a few days. It's also good to play these games with patches as back in the day it was only when the patch was put on a magazine CD that i even knew there was one. lol.
 
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Well, i ended up buying a ton of old games i already have on Steam and on Retail CD in Storage somewhere but they were super cheap on GOG so now i have the DRM Free, updated to work on new PCs GOG versions too. Yay me!

There's still a couple of newer releases i might pick up in the next two weeks but i wanted to grab all the retro games i had my eye on that were mostly less than Ā£2 each and mainly about Ā£1.10 for a lot of them. I know they're old in both looks and design but sometimes i like to fireup dosbox and play some old games for a few days. It's also good to play these games with patches as back in the day it was only when the patch was put on a magazine CD that i even knew there was one. lol.
I've been eyeing Ghost Recon for so long despite owning physical copies, I just havent been able to justify the $3 to myself. Daikatana also has been calling to me, and I know better, but it's still there....
 
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Mentioning these since some are newly announced from various E3 things and I don't think got mentioned as being GOG titles as well:






Project Warlock II






Minute of Islands