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I got Fallen Enchantress. Seems like a good game, but haven't had time to do more than have a glance at it.

Also got Walking Dead now that all episodes are out.

Can't remember if I got anything else. Mostly wasn't interested in anything.


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Didn't buy a single game from steam this sale. Nothing really grabbed me.

 

I bought KOTOR 2 just to have it in my STEAM collection.

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The THQ Bundle is worth every penny you're willing to pay: http://www.humblebundle.com/

An awesome deal... :)

 

Except, I've already bought the ones I would want from the bundle. Darn.

 

Bought Endless Space (emperors edition) at 50% off. Still looking for something to strike that right balance that Moo2 had.


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Bought Endless Space (emperors edition) at 50% off. Still looking for something to strike that right balance that Moo2 had.

 

While it's not Moo2, Endless Space is still one good game :)


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The THQ Bundle is worth every penny you're willing to pay: http://www.humblebundle.com/

An awesome deal... :)

 

Except, I've already bought the ones I would want from the bundle. Darn.

 

Bought Endless Space (emperors edition) at 50% off. Still looking for something to strike that right balance that Moo2 had.

Their own CEO bought it for a million bucks, donated to charity
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So... Jade Empire is on sale now.

 

Should I get it?


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I agree that that is such a stupid idiotic pathetic garbage hateful retarded scumbag evil satanic nazi like term ever created. At least top 5.

 

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Jade Empire? Badly unbalanced, boring, awesome button combat; what should have been a nice unusual/ underused setting turned into cliche worse then The Sword Coast, characters that were the epitome of the Korgarous Wrexwind school of Bioware trope and a main storyline that was about as obvious as it's possible to be. The art direction was rather nice, but has probably aged badly

 

If you think to yourself "what I really want is a KOTOR game with more but blander characters, blander story and blander combat" then you should pick it up, else it cannot be recommended. Probably the worst game I've ever played to completion- sad really, as it had lots of potential that it never lived up to, and that potential was pretty much the only thing that kept me playing. At least it's short.

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So... Jade Empire is on sale now.

 

Should I get it?

 

Do you like BioWare games? It's very much like other BioWare games, and introduced a lot of the things you find in later BioWare games like the Mass Effect series. The gameplay is not balanced at all, and the combat is really simple. AFAIK this is Bioware's first and only attempt at a beat 'em up, it's virtually only timing attacks. Some builds are incredibly over powered, others are extremely weak, so choose wisely. I thought the voice acting sucked apart from John Cleese, it has Nathan Fillion too (surprisingly not good voice acting). The story is typical BioWare, meaning it blows. The characters are mostly annoying animé clichés, the others are very similar to characters in BioWare's other games, bland and facile, no personality or interests beyond service to the story and player. The art direction is superb, it's a really great looking game even if the fidelity wasn't good at the time of release. The camera is frustrating and it's a very linear game, the areas are usually very narrow corridors, even outside. It's not exactly expensive, definitely give it a try unless you don't like BioWare games, even just to see the art work that went into the game.

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jade empire was pretty bad

 

but if you are really bored and craving a game like kotor but 30% worse in every way then you could spend your money on worse games


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Jade Empire COULD have been interesting as there are so few western takes on an Oriental setting (another example being Prince of Qin). It's a shame it's just KOTOR in an eastern wrapper.

 

On the other hand, the Japanese have many games where elements of western history/religion/philosophy/mythology are used - Shadow Hearts, Vagrant Story, Valkyrie Profile, Xenogears, Xenosaga, etc. They recently even dabbled in Tolkienesque fantasy with Dragon's dogma.

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I really wanted to like Jade Empire. I stuck with it until I got to the first town, and then I just couldn't bring myself to play it anymore. Kinda how things went for me with The Witcher.


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Guess not then.

Well, good thing I got enough games still (and the x-mas sale will be coming up).

 

Thanks all!


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I agree that that is such a stupid idiotic pathetic garbage hateful retarded scumbag evil satanic nazi like term ever created. At least top 5.

 

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If it's $2.50 it's worth it for the music alone. The soundtrack is incredible.


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I figured the price of admission ($3.75) made it worth it, just to satisfy my curiosity and try to install it. If it sucks, I've wasted less than my daily coffee at the Cafe next door.

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One thing I noticed is the UI elements were all stretched and weird. Only two years between them, but it's interesting to see how ME has aged, technologically at least, so much better than JE. I've only played the tutorial, several months ago, and haven't really had the urge to pick it back up since then.


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One thing I noticed is the UI elements were all stretched and weird. Only two years between them, but it's interesting to see how ME has aged, technologically at least, so much better than JE. I've only played the tutorial, several months ago, and haven't really had the urge to pick it back up since then.

 

Jade Empire was made for the original Xbox, Mass Effect was made for the Xbox 360.

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Jade Empire does have a rather good "magnificent bastard" in it as well..


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If it's $2.50 it's worth it for the music alone. The soundtrack is incredible.

 

Yes, I still listen to it from time to time, and I haven't played the game since early 2006.

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Can you guys tell me if there's a Steam-like store for PlayStation 3 games?


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Can you guys tell me if there's a Steam-like store for PlayStation 3 games?

the PSN has full games on it now. AND it has "classics" pulled from previous systems that are hard to find (Xenogears, Suikoden 1, Shadow of the Colossus, and ICO are all on there)

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Can you guys tell me if there's a Steam-like store for PlayStation 3 games?

the PSN has full games on it now. AND it has "classics" pulled from previous systems that are hard to find (Xenogears, Suikoden 1, Shadow of the Colossus, and ICO are all on there)

Right, thanks!

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