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January 11th, 2013, 22:32
Each area had a different set of enemies. They are introduced somewhat thematically. Later levels mixed them up more. I think the atmosphere is the bigger difference. Also painkiller was a bit more tactical; the level design allowed for tactical enemy avoidance and bush wacking.
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January 12th, 2013, 00:13
Unfortunately, "thematically" meant sometimes going through long stretches of gameplay where you encountered the exact same enemy over and over again. Some people don't mind that, and some even enjoy it, but I don't care for that approach at all.

But yeah, the atmosphere for both games is completely different. Like I already said, the setting and style were different enough that most people are going to prefer one or the other.
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January 12th, 2013, 01:31
I remember the first time I played Serious Sam (I played 'second encounter' first as that was available at my local GameStop at the time) … I was floored by the onslaught of dozens upon dozens of enemies at a time coming at me on screen, things exploding and on and on … and it all rendered perfectly!

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January 12th, 2013, 08:14
King's Bounty: Warriors of the North is 75% off at GMG.

http://www.greenmangaming.com/search…s+of+the+north


Viking: Battle for Asgard is 66% off on Steam ($5.09) until tomorrow. Has anyone tried this game?

http://store.steampowered.com/app/211160/
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January 12th, 2013, 08:23
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
King's Bounty: Warriors of the North is 75% off at GMG.

http://www.greenmangaming.com/search…s+of+the+north


Viking: Battle for Asgard is 66% off on Steam ($5.09) until tomorrow. Has anyone tried this game?

http://store.steampowered.com/app/211160/
The GMG deal stacks with their coupon code too. Brings the Valhalla edition down to $6.60

Viking is an enhanced PC port of an Xbox 360 hack n slasher, I believe.
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January 12th, 2013, 15:02
I'll never understand how a game can be named "Pain-Killer". I just don't get it.

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January 12th, 2013, 16:43
Kills things, very painfully?
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January 12th, 2013, 17:06
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I'll never understand how a game can be named "Pain-Killer". I just don't get it.
Well, he is killing tormented creatures therefore releasing them from their pain - hence he is a painkiller.

Another reason, it is a short and catchy name for a game just like Doom and Rage.
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January 12th, 2013, 18:48
I think the main reason is the fact that it's reference to cult classic Judas Priest song : "Painkiller".
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January 13th, 2013, 00:39
I think the main reason is that the marketing and distribution team questioned the original title of Analgesic.
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January 13th, 2013, 15:13
Originally Posted by xSamhainx View Post
Kills things, very painfully?
When I heard of this title for the very first time I thought of a fellow forum member in another forum, who suffers chronic pain. In Real Life.

It would be a good idea, so - I thought - that in a game there would be a story about the race of different parties for a medical treatment against chronic pain - its project name would be "Painkiller" - a drug that kills the pain in the bodies of people that suffer chronic pain.

But maybe I'm just thinking in the wrong scale. Or art department. Whatever.

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January 13th, 2013, 19:09
not that i'm a fan of greenmangaming but there is presently a 25% voucher for preorders til the 18th. Picked up Tomb Raider for $35 which includes the survival addition extras which some site seem to charge more for. also picked up dead island riptide for $30. Bioshock Infinite is probably the best deal, though I'm getting the boxed special edition. Not only do you get %25 off of $60, you also get $15 back in GMG credits which equates to paying $30 for $60 which is kind of insane.

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January 13th, 2013, 19:17
That voucher is a nice thing, however I don't see anything I'd buy. Preorder. Maybe if they add Nuclear Union or something…
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January 13th, 2013, 22:27
Yeah the 25% voucher for preorders at GMG is a good deal. I'm thinking of grabbing Bioshock Infinite and Dead Space 3 from them. I haven't seen anything that makes me think the retail versions are worth getting over digital.

Does anyone know if the voucher can be used for multiple games on the same account?
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January 13th, 2013, 23:20
yes it can, not in the same order/car though
i think that is standard practice on their site

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January 13th, 2013, 23:25
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
King's Bounty: Warriors of the North is 75% off at GMG.

http://www.greenmangaming.com/search…s+of+the+north
Thanks for the heads-up on this. I snagged the Valhalla edition now for $6.60 total, with the 20% off code.

I'm not really too familiar with the series, but turn-based combat, hexes, gorgeous art direction, vikings and valkyries = I'm sold! And I've always heard good things about the series. If things go well I'll check out the previous titles.
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January 13th, 2013, 23:44
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yes it can, not in the same order/car though
I'll probably go ahead and preorder those game then. If I purchase Bioshock first, I can use the $15 credit along with the voucher on Dead Space 3, and I'll end up getting both games for $75.


@Myrkrel - So you haven't played KB: The Legend? I'd recommend starting with that.
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January 14th, 2013, 04:48
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@Myrkrel - So you haven't played KB: The Legend? I'd recommend starting with that.
Yeah I haven't played any of the KB games. So I should play them in sequence?
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January 14th, 2013, 05:59
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So I should play them in sequence?
I haven't played WotN yet, but afaik, it's not directly connected to the first two games plot-wise. You'll definitely want to play KB: The Legend before playing Armored Princess though. I suppose it wouldn't really matter if you played WotN first or last.
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January 14th, 2013, 12:06
Just to add… KB:Crossroads (includes Armored Princess) is -40% off on GOG.
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