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Which of these 4 SEGA games are you getting?


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Dragon1893

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If I ever play an AC game it will be Odyssey, love Greek mythology and Kassandra seems pretty cool. The size of the game is off-putting though, girlfriend reviews really put into perspective for me how massive it is, I'm only willing to put that kind of time into a game of a series I'm very invested in (like The Witcher 3) or something I feel has a serious shot at becoming one of my all time favorites (like DOS2). Both of these took me around half a year to beat even though I barely played anything else during that time. My life stopped being compatible with this kind of game a long time ago.
If it's something that runs on my laptop like Trails in the Sky I'll get through much quicker, but alas, my laptop is crap.
 

Joe Spangle

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I know I said that I'd finished Dark Souls 3 but.....I Lied. I never progressed to NG+ and have spent the last few days engaging in jolly cooperation to help people through all the bosses that gave me trouble (basically all the bosses).

I love it. There is no better gaming feeling than when you help someone who has obviously struggled to progress against a boss.

Once summoned It starts with the customary greeting - a Praise the Sun gesture followed by spinning round in a circle a bit and then rapidly raising and lowering your shield with maybe a few rolls thrown in for good measure. Then the battle begins. If we win its some more Praising the Sun and then a nice sit down before throwing down the sign and starting the whole process again.
 

Matimeo

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I know I said that I'd finished Dark Souls 3 but.....I Lied. I never progressed to NG+ and have spent the last few days engaging in jolly cooperation to help people through all the bosses that gave me trouble (basically all the bosses).

I love it. There is no better gaming feeling than when you help someone who has obviously struggled to progress against a boss.

Once summoned It starts with the customary greeting - a Praise the Sun gesture followed by spinning round in a circle a bit and then rapidly raising and lowering your shield with maybe a few rolls thrown in for good measure. Then the battle begins. If we win its some more Praising the Sun and then a nice sit down before throwing down the sign and starting the whole process again.
I actually loved doing this in Bloodborne. I loved helping people with a particular boss that many struggled with that became my favorite over time.
I even got a psn message one time saying "merci" , which confused me for a second until I realized I had helped out an international gaming peer ha ha.
 
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Jawmuncher

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I actually loved doing this in Bloodborne. I loved helping people with a particular boss that many struggled with that became my favorite over time.
I even got a psn message one time saying "merci" , which confused me for a second until I realized I had helped out an international gaming peer ha ha.
What happened to the hood?
 
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Matimeo

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What happened to the hood?
I know!! I think I was in between my new gaming laptop and my old one when I signed up and just used this one.
This was the original pic , the hood was added on by one of my artist buddies because in real life I go nowhere without my hoodie up.
 
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gabbo

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Gives you a year to play other games while they patch up and fix the game thats EGS exclusive ¯\(ツ)

You’ll probably be able to get it cheaper too, maybe.
Patched sure, but cheaper? What incentive do the devs/publishers have of launching cheaper elsewhere after full price the whole time on EGS? Might as well squeeze gamers who just want the game on X DD service while they can.

We should find similar titles and support those in the mean time.
 

AHA-Lambda

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Are the Yakuza games sponsored by the Suntory company or something? Almost every prominent drinks label in the games are Suntory products xD
 

TheLetdown

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I don't think anything is full permanent exclusives.
This dulls the blow of EGS moneyhatting. It's more annoying than anything, for me.

Especially considering I probably wouldn't have gotten to Metro until next year anyway. The real story, after that, is going to be what happens with sales (i.e. will EGS pricefix and lock out games from hitting certain lows?)
 
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Especially considering I probably wouldn't have gotten to Metro until next year anyway. The real story, after that, is going to be what happens with sales (i.e. will EGS pricefix and lock out games from hitting certain lows?)
they might
 

gabbo

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This dulls the blow of EGS moneyhatting. It's more annoying than anything, for me.

Especially considering I probably wouldn't have gotten to Metro until next year anyway. The real story, after that, is going to be what happens with sales (i.e. will EGS pricefix and lock out games from hitting certain lows?)
How do they even go about doing that?
 
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How do they even go about doing that?
the same way volvo do - they essentially have a bit in their ToS about not setting prices outside of steam lower than on steam ... and if they're going to do a sale outside of steam, they also need to do one on steam in a reasonable amount of time
 

Knurek

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the same way volvo do - they essentially have a bit in their ToS about not setting prices outside of steam lower than on steam ... and if they're going to do a sale outside of steam, they also need to do one on steam in a reasonable amount of time
Epic would obviously also add that they don't allow sales higher than 25% off for 24 months after game's release, fucking up Steam sales even more.
 
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Epic would obviously also add that they don't allow sales higher than 25% off for 24 months after game's release, fucking up Steam sales even more.
oh, i have no doubt they'd add WAY more rules about stuff like that to their ToS ... absolutely
 

madjoki

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I hope for many publisher bundles with good discounts and adjusting price. Never happens tho :(
 

Tizoc

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Ugh i miss Steam sales where 90% was common.
Publishers realized the dosh they could make. Stop living in the past. Live in the present where you can share your gaming delights with your SO, friends and family.
 
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Steam should just shadowban those epic exclusives (not giving any visibility)
they kinda/sorta did ... at the request of the publishers, though ... most of those store pages aren't visible in search any more

 

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I hope for many publisher bundles with good discounts and adjusting price. Never happens tho :(
Yeah same! Sometimes it works out nicely. Best thing that never happens anymore was when one could upgrade to a goty edition of a game that had alot of extra, like with civ 5

Publishers realized the dosh they could make. Stop living in the past. Live in the present where you can share your gaming delights with your SO, friends and family.
But I have none of that.:( No one has given to me and I've given family access to two people and they haven't logged into steam for years.
 

Kyougar

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ohhhh

nah, they wouldn't do that ... they couldn't do that - journalists would murder them .... remember all those "unfair" articles?
I remember them, they do them regardless of what Valve does or doesn't do.
Another thing they could do would be to ban them openly from the store, but that would fuck their customers.
 
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I remember them, they do them regardless of what Valve does or doesn't do.
Another thing they could do would be to ban them openly from the store, but that would fuck their customers.
yeah, volvo definitely don't want to do that (they'd lose a lot of money if they did)
 

madjoki

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Valve can really do anything, anything will be instant loss for Valve. I bet some people would even complain if Valve did release their own games on Steam exclusively.

So best for Valve is to do nothing.
 
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OMEGALUL

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Valve could refund the money the publisher / developer paid for the steam page and then just re add back if the developer intends to actually the sell the game, There's no reason why pages like anno / Metro and the other money hatted games have a store page, its just their to provide support for the EGS version and advertise it.
 
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uraizen

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Steam should just shadowban those epic exclusives (not giving any visibility)
I'm sure there will be a curator created exactly for this.

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As a side note, Yakuza Kiwami 2 was godlike. It also happens to look godlike as well, so that's a nice bonus. Shame there's no benchmark otherwise we could have a new "but can it run Kiwami 2 at 4k60?"
 
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Mor

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Is WWZ a full Epic Store exclusive?
From their discord. notice the "at launch"


But if you are not sure about the deals, the excel exists for this reason, it's not perfect (I'm the author) and there's information unknown so please take it as a user-level job but hope this helps you ^^

EGS deals excel.
 

fantomena

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From their discord. notice the "at launch"


But if you are not sure about the deals, the excel exists for this reason, it's not perfect (I'm the author) and there's information unknown so please take it as a user-level job but hope this helps you ^^

EGS deals excel.
Oh neat, that spreadsheet is cool. Thx.
 
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low-G

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I take back some of the positive things I said about Blood: Fresh Supply.

They've really borked the AI, the enemies have much quicker attack times and much nastier with hitscan BS.
Some pretty significant graphics downgrades: missing environment shadows, way less particle effects, significantly downgraded environment animations and sounds...

Think I'll stick to playing nBlood until they sort this stuff out. nBlood doesn't have as many features and still has some engine jank but collectively it's a bit better.
 
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I take back some of the positive things I said about Blood: Fresh Supply.

They've really borked the AI, the enemies have much quicker attack times and much nastier with hitscan BS.
Some pretty significant graphics downgrades: missing environment shadows, way less particle effects, significantly downgraded environment animations and sounds...

Think I'll stick to playing nBlood until they sort this stuff out. nBlood doesn't have as many features and still has some engine jank but collectively it's a bit better.
damn, that sucks :(

i don't suppose there are comparison screenshots anywhere?
 

uraizen

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From their discord. notice the "at launch"


But if you are not sure about the deals, the excel exists for this reason, it's not perfect (I'm the author) and there's information unknown so please take it as a user-level job but hope this helps you ^^

EGS deals excel.
Shame... I did want Dangerous Driving at some point.
 
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