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#628

@Vindace and I would have to play rock-paper-scissors over Okami. Add on the logistics of getting it paid for and… Eh.

A noble idea, I’m just not necessarily in favor of it.


#629

THE TIME IS UPON US!


Thoughts everyone? I really want Pedro. Planet Coaster is awesome but I already own it. Same with Battle Chasers. Not interested in F1 or Turok at all. Deaths Gambit looks interesting. Gotta look into the rest.


#630

I can voice my opinion with one simple picture.


#631

Well i have Niffelheim and Death’s Gambit on my WL but they are low down there so this is easily one of the weakest monthlies recently. For me .


#632

I think it’s a decent bundle, but it’s not particularly exciting. For me, I’ve been interested in Fell Seal, EXAPUNKS, 198X and Etherborn for a while, so it’s probably worth me getting this month. But the rest of the bundle I’m not so excited about.


#633

Bundle cost me £9.70. 97 pennies per game. Can’t grumble at that, even though there are a few I won’t spend much time on it’s still one hell of a bargain.


#634

Dude… I don’t want the whole thing, just Fell Seal. That thing is Final Fantasy Tactics ++: Done right, cute animations, interesting characters, tons of classes and hidden ones… isometric goodness. Meow! For me, Fell Seal is the equivalent of Click Bait of the bundle so far. It is also one of those forever games - never the same playthrough twice and you can make decisions that change the story branching. I almost got it last birthday - hm… sigh. What do I have for trade to get it now, hm…


#635

Sigh! I’ve added it to my Steam account. If I’d have known!.. :wink:


#636

Dude don’t sigh - just play the heck out of it whenever you’re ready, lol. :heart:


#637

There’s two games here I’ve been really wanting, Battle chasers and Death’s Gambit. Had I heard about Fell seal earlier it would also be with those two. Then there’s four ones I wouldn’t mind having, Nifleheim, Etherborn, My friend pedro and Exapunks.

Planet coaster I’m ambivalent about, on the one hand I do like a good management and builder game on the other it’s a game which I believe started out with a bit of a lack luster content depth “fixed” with too many expensive DLCs.

I think I will probably pick this month up, though pick 9 and 10 will be hard.


#638

Ooo Exapunks, another Zachtronics game I can add to my list of uncompleted Zachtronics (aka all of them). Sadly, there isn’t anything else I really want.

Fell Seal is a great game if you’re looking for something like Final Fantasy Tactics, especially since there really aren’t too many other games of the same vein.


#639

I mean if you dont have planet coaster get it but if you already do… I would skip.


#640

Be advised that Planet Coaster and F1 feature Denuvo, in case that matters to you.

Frontier Developments appears unwilling to consider the removal from Planet Coaster, actively shutting down threads on it last I checked.

To curb potential arguments resulting from this post: if you don’t care if Denuvo is in those games, by all means get them. Some people don’t like the software, and that’s fine too. If you wish to have a discussion on this, please consider using your local inbox or search function rather than rehashing the discussion. Thanks.


#641

The only one i don’t already own but would want would be Niffelheim.

but there is a few good games there if someone didn’t already own them


#642

I only want 198X and maybe FellSeal. Maaaaaybe also Death’s Gambit and also Etherborn looks nice. All the others are not my cup of tea, so I’m probably skipping this month.

It’s weird - last year it was all about the big titles for me, with Spyro topping the cake, and this year I’m semi-indifferent to biggies, but the smaller titles make me buy months I would 100% skip if I only saw the “main” bundle games.


#643

turok 1 is a really good game


#644

is it rly though? i mean in today’s standards? I can understand someone playing it out of nostalgia, but otherwise, why would one play this today?


#645

I want to say I played it about three years ago, first-time playthrough.

First of all, say what you will but I find N64 graphics to be charming. They’re repetitive and blurry, but incredibly smooth. The Kex Engine port by NDS and Kaiser just kind of preserves the original look and feel as much as possible.

The game is at times more like a 3D platformer than a shooter, and the 3rd stage has aged badly with its endless pillars of jumping… but I had a great time playing the game, much less so with Turok 2. It encourages you to explore every inch of the levels and find new things in them, and I had a fantastic time playing it to the end. The bossfights ain’t a slouch either.

There is a modding community on Steam and some people have done some pretty neat-o things, not sure if it’ll be enough to keep you interested though.


#646

I dislike DENUVO but from a developer standpoint I can understand the frustration of piracy and the feeling of helplessness all devs experience when they see their game being pirated. Again, I don’t condone something as invasive as DENUVO but it’s not impacted me or the gameplay and the gameplay of Planet Coaster is amazing. It’s a slightly more serious Roller Coaster Tycoon – and considering how hard that franchise has fallen off (RCT: World anyone?) I cannot recommend any theme park management/builder game more than Planet Coaster.

Also, you don’t need the DLC to enjoy Planet Coaster! There is so much content in the Steam workshop, knock yourself out designing and grabbing other players’ creations, even professional studios create items, buildings, rides, and parks for others to use. I’m not attacking the DLCs either, if you can afford them (or next time they go on sale!) they are fun too, this is just Frontier’s business model for how they fund continued development of their games. As much as I’d love to keep getting free content, I understand why some studios choose to charge for it.

For those that think Frontier is just “another greedy developer”, they are a medium (but growing) UK studio that I really want to succeed because they’ve shown to care about creating quality games first, and then monetize them later. Yes, they do care about money, but it’s not been to the detriment of their games (so far). For 2019, their entire year they made £17.4 million in net profit while spending well over £70.3 million creating and maintaining the franchises we love (Planet Coaster, Elite Dangerous, Planet Zoo, Jurassic World: Evolution, and future games). This is not egregious by any stretch. And they aren’t tax dodgers or anything sketchy: they paid their U.K. and overseas taxes – to the tune of about £2.2 million despite the company as a whole not running a retained profit yet (basically they ran at losses for years, and still have tax credits so they are using about 50% tax credit and paying 50% each year they do book a profit).

TL;DR - Planet Coaster is a great game, tons of content, both paid and free, and the devs do care about sustaining and supporting it.


#647

And…I want all 12…so there.