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December 22nd, 2010, 05:24
There are some good bargains in the current Steam sale, so here's a roundup of today's daily deals (good for another 10 hours-ish, I think).
  • Disciples III - $7.50
  • Bioshock 2 - $24.99
  • Puzzle Quest - $1.50
  • Gothic Bundle - G1, G2 Gold, G3 and Arcania - $34.99
  • The Witcher - $5.00
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December 22nd, 2010, 05:24
Divinity 2 is still on sale for 27ish too!!!
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December 22nd, 2010, 09:07
Divinity 2 DKS is on sale at Amazon.de for only 22. Only today.
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December 22nd, 2010, 10:50
And I bought Disciples III the day before for double that.

Still a bargain, though.
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December 22nd, 2010, 11:04
Is it still the general consensus that Disciples II is better than III? Picked up II a few days ago..
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December 22nd, 2010, 11:40
Gothic bundle would really benefit from not including Arcania…

Oh, and Hinterland is on sale too 2.5€ here, so I guess it's about 2.5$ over there. The game is really better than reviewers suggest - not much depth, but the twist to the diablo-ing is interesting and kept me entertained for solid 20 hours.
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December 22nd, 2010, 11:46
gawd, for that price how can I not buy puzzle quest ???
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Originally Posted by GothicGothicness View Post
gawd, for that price how can I not buy puzzle quest ???
Yea, I got it too, even when I already own second one (which is far worse in my opinion - no equipment/skill combos, no nothing) and this one on the PSP - PC version is supposed to be modable.
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December 22nd, 2010, 12:07
GAH…. forgot my steam password yet again… and noway to reset it without the steam client…..
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December 22nd, 2010, 14:25
I'm waiting for Civ 5 for $30, not buying it for more than that according to the overall bad reviews.
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December 22nd, 2010, 15:04
Internal Server Error well, isn't it great when steam can't get my money even if I want to throw it at them… talk about crappy platform can't even handle a purchase…. ooo well I guess I have enough todo even without puzzle quest.
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December 22nd, 2010, 15:07
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I'm waiting for Civ 5 for $30, not buying it for more than that according to the overall bad reviews.
Dont rush. I got bored after few days of playing.

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December 22nd, 2010, 15:21
The overall bad reviews that saw it get only a metascore of 90?

I mean, that's kind of low for a Civ game, but it was one of the highest reviewed PC games of the year.
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I picked up Silverfall, it's expansion and Hinterland. Grand total $8.73. Hard to beat that kind of deal for 3 games.
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December 22nd, 2010, 15:45
Civ V isn't as bad as people make it out to be.

I think it's miles better than Civ IV, personally.
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December 22nd, 2010, 15:56
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I think it's miles better than Civ IV, personally.
Well but CivIV has lots of additional content in terms of (real) expansions and mods - especially Fall From Heaven 2. And can be often bought for 10 money, complete edition.

In my opinion, few years from now, V will be better than IV.
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Well but CivIV has lots of additional content in terms of (real) expansions and mods - especially Fall From Heaven 2. And can be often bought for 10 money, complete edition.

In my opinion, few years from now, V will be better than IV.
Yeah, that's the thing. Civ V is still new, and there's still a lot to come.

I don't agree with this DLC thing they've got going on, but I can see why they're doing it and I'm only going to get the odd bit here-and-there when they're on sale or on offer (So far I only want the Spain pack).

I found Civ IV to be too complex, especially when you're playing something like Beyond the Sword which has espionage and religion. Civ V streamlined the system again, made it somewhat simpler but I don't think it ever truly dumbed it down. They've made things more visible, they've made combat something seriously worth looking at even for the more economic games (Because of barbarians) and I think for someone new to these sort of games that everything Civ V does is right.

Maybe I'm a bit thick or something, but I think Civ V is a positive release and that it blows IV away in terms of gameplay, and given a year or two it'll rival IV in terms of content. Now to wait for Boudica!
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December 23rd, 2010, 01:01
The reviews I've read are critical of the (lack of) challenge in Civ 5. People that had difficulty winning a game in medium difficulty in Civ 4 were consistently able to beat Civ 5 in Emperor (or whatever's max) after their second game. Since to me, the AI is the most important part of a strategy game, this spells doom.
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December 23rd, 2010, 05:20
They've had some patches since then and closed some loopholes. Civ V does seem pretty fun to me *BUT* I'm playing it differently. No back to back games. I just play a big game once a month.

Current sales (with a bit under 14 hours to go):

Assassin's Creed 2: $15 ($12 if you have Assassin's Creed 1)
Just Cause 2: $7.50 (jeez, think I need to get that one!)
Monkey Island Complete: $17.50

Man. I guess Steam is trying to suck all the sales from the rest of the online retail shops for the holidays. I thought there were laws against flooding the market with lowball prices like this?? Even Knights of the Old Republic is half price ($5)!
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December 23rd, 2010, 05:22
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People that had difficulty winning a game in medium difficulty in Civ 4 were consistently able to beat Civ 5 in Emperor (or whatever's max) after their second game. Since to me, the AI is the most important part of a strategy game, this spells doom.
This!

I've played Civ 5 for a little bit, but didn't like it as much as IV. Maybe the'll fix the game later.

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