Originally Posted by Cataclysmic
Did anyone else find it wryly amusing that Black Ops 2 had one of the smallest reductions of any game in the sale? Only a 17% cut, from ~£40 down to ~£33.
I imagine Activision rang steam up and specifically told them not to cut BLOPS 2 by anything remotely resembling a reasonable amount of money, as they were probably SCARED FOR THEIR PROFITS.
Shame, if it had come down to even ~£25 I would probably have bought it. Silly really, if they had given it a decent discount I'd wager it would still have made a fair amount of money for Activi$ion. Seems like they're totally stuck in the past regarding pricing, with more and more developers exploring other methods to make money from games (e.g cheaper full game but with DLC, or even F2P with ingame stores etc like Planetside 2).
Still, what do I know? They make gajillions of pounds anyway from the console games :S
What was quite funny, was that you could get the CoD Franchise for something like £40, which included all the CoD games on the PC, but not BLOPS2...
Not suprising really... I think it took about 10 years for CoD: Modern Warfare to drop to £20. CoD games always take an age for price reductions and discounts.
I didn't really buy that much... for a change.
Thief 1 + 2
Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultra Boy
and was gifted Unmechanical
I don't think I spent more than a £5 on any of it. Mostly because I'd bought parts for a new PC, and also because my current PC is on its last legs and struggles with anything that isn't Indie.
I'm currently playing bouts of Thief 1 and FTL. Thief 1 is still capable of making me jump and shit my pants. Great atmosphere to a classic game. Even though the shadows and lighting are very dated, I'm still engrossed in its dark setting! No point on playing it on anything but the most brutal of difficulty settings to get a true feeling of what this game is all about.
FTL is just genius. Its like playing Sims in space... you know what I mean... how you truely played Sims, to see how many different ways you could kill them off!
Unmechanical is a great lil puzzler of a game, but as the reviews said, its a shame there is no ongoing story to put you in your place. You drift around, solving puzzles. I guess you're trying to escape, and that is your motivation, but its just a shame there isn't conversation with those that are around you. Really enjoy it though.