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August 4th, 2011, 12:12
Originally Posted by xSamhainx View Post
Steam has Vampire:Bloodlines for 5.00
Damn, I was waiting forever to get that one on sale, and now it happened on the one weekend this year where I was away on vacation and without internet access!
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August 4th, 2011, 16:27
it's bound to happen again soon. Keep an eye on Gamersgate and Direct2Drive,, theyre both having sales right now
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August 4th, 2011, 19:14
King's Bounty 75% off daily deal on Steam. You can get The Legend for $3.74, Armored Princess for $6.24 or get a pack with both plus the Crossworlds expansion for $8.74.

I actually already own those games but might get them again to have them on Steam.

*Edit: They've also got the whole Quakecon thing going on. There's a pack with all the ID and Bethesda games for for $70, but if you pre-order Skyrim you get the pack at 30% off for $55. Also order Rage and the pack drops to $40.

Pre-ording Skyrim will get you a Nord helm for Team Fortress 2 as well.

The pack has Morrowind and all expansions, Oblivion, all expansions and DLC, Fallout 3 all DLC, New Vegas and all DLC (including Old World Blues), plus Quake, Doom, Wolfenstein, Brink, Call of Cthulhu etc.

*Edit2: It looks like they will also be doing different deals every day. Today is the Quake/Doom pack so we might see a Bethesda pack without all the ID stuff at a lower price point than the big pack. Possibly FNV: Old World Blues might go down cheaper too.
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August 6th, 2011, 01:43
All Might & Magic and HoMM games are 50% off at GOG this weekend.
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August 6th, 2011, 07:15
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
All Might & Magic and HoMM games are 50% off at GOG this weekend.
I didn't play strategy games when those early ones came out… which is better for a beginner, 2, 3 or 4?
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August 6th, 2011, 11:53
3 is basically 2 with more stuff, both makes an excellent starting point to the series. 4 is a very different game, a lot of HoMM fans hate it, but I thought it was a decent enough game in its own right. Neither game is noticeably easier or more beginners friendly though.
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August 6th, 2011, 17:09
HoMM3 is the one you want. I think I liked the structure of HoMM2 best with the way the scenarios/storylines were put together, but HoMM3 had some significant gameplay improvements that were worth having.

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August 6th, 2011, 17:42
Originally Posted by Fnord View Post
3 is basically 2 with more stuff, both makes an excellent starting point to the series.
Same for HoMM 1 vs HoMM 2. I think I is a very good place to start - I went with 2 back to 1 and enjoyed its simplicity - just as a I did FO2 then FO1.

HoMM is basically a more modern (for the time) update of the original King's Bounty. I wouldn't bother with the original though.

For all its beauty, for some reason I don't enjoy Disciples like I do with HoMMs and the new King's Bounties.

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August 7th, 2011, 10:28
I'd start with the original game.. it's fairly short anyways.


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For all its beauty, for some reason I don't enjoy Disciples like I do with HoMMs and the new King's Bounties.
I couldn't get into Disciples at all. I think the art direction is spectacular, but the combat is too simplistic for my taste.
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August 8th, 2011, 14:01
If you want to follow the story, I'd start with 2. 1 was too … rough and I don't even remember any story in it. 2 was a great game and it's when they really started adding story. 3 was even better, 4 may rot in hell, and 5 is a good game too.
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August 8th, 2011, 15:09
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Same for HoMM 1 vs HoMM 2. I think I is a very good place to start - I went with 2 back to 1 and enjoyed its simplicity - just as a I did FO2 then FO1.

HoMM is basically a more modern (for the time) update of the original King's Bounty. I wouldn't bother with the original though.

For all its beauty, for some reason I don't enjoy Disciples like I do with HoMMs and the new King's Bounties.
King's bounty is quite different from HoMM though. The only real similarities lies in the battles. And if anyone wants to play King's Bounty, I would recommend starting with the remake (King's Bounty: The legend).

I also had issues with the simplistic battles in Disciples. The art direction in Disciples 2 & 3 was great though (Disciples 1 did not have a very impressive artistic style).

And HoMM 1 really has not aged well. It lacks the variety needed to make it have any real lasting value, and it feels clunky. Nice looking sprites though (when they don't move, the animation is rather poor). If you decide to play HoMM4, don't go in expecting HoMM, and you will be fine. It plays more like a mix between Age of Wonders and HoMM than anything else.
And by the way, if you want to play a really good Fantasy TBS, then I would recommend the original Age of wonders
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August 8th, 2011, 19:08
All Might & Magic and HoMM games are 50% off at GOG this weekend.
Yes. I picked up all of the Might and Magic games for about 16 bucks. Unbelievable value. There is a patch for MM8 that I applied last night that adds mouselook and a bunch of other things. I changed to hardware mode for graphics and it doesn't look to shabby for a 11 year old game. Huge, huge amount of gameplay.
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August 9th, 2011, 11:59
There is seemingly a "Silmarils compilation" planned :
http://www.amazon.de/Eurovideo-VG-Si…d_sim_sbs_vg_5

It contains Ishar 1-3, and seemingly all other games by this studio !

A similar thing is seemingly also planned for the Gobliiins games :
http://www.amazon.de/Eurovideo-VG-Go…d_sim_sbs_vg_1

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August 9th, 2011, 18:11
Risen is 70% off at Gamersgate today. According to Deals4Downloads this is the lowest it has ever been, at least for the digital download.
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August 9th, 2011, 23:02
GamersGate also has

Drakensang - River of Time - $6
Drakensang - Phileasson's Secret - $3

Needless to say, both have been bought.
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August 9th, 2011, 23:19
Originally Posted by Thrasher View Post
GamersGate also has

Drakensang - River of Time - $6
Drakensang - Phileasson's Secret - $3

Needless to say, both have been bought.
Bought those today myself. Buying digitally has its upsides I am noticing.
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August 10th, 2011, 00:43
Originally Posted by Thrasher View Post
GamersGate also has

Drakensang - River of Time - $6
Drakensang - Phileasson's Secret - $3

Needless to say, both have been bought.
I had River of Time on GG but original Drakensang on Direct2Drive. At that price ($2.99) I bought Drakensang and Phileasson's Secret, so now I have all three in one place

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August 10th, 2011, 02:17
I imported The River of Time not long ago, and have no regrets. It's one of those rare modern crpgs that actually has a nice in-depth printed manual.
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August 10th, 2011, 19:26
Originally Posted by Thrasher View Post
GamersGate also has

Drakensang - River of Time - $6
Drakensang - Phileasson's Secret - $3
Oooh, I'm so jealous of all of you … !

I'd still have to pay around 30 Euros for the upcoming "platinum edition" …

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August 10th, 2011, 20:14
Well if they bothered to make an English version easily available in the US I wouldn't have to resort to such chicanery.
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