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  • Blerk Moderator 22 Oct 2013 10:18:47 48,225 posts
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    I seem to remember playing the demo and thinking it was shit. Might be worth giving that a whirl first.
  • Deckard1 22 Oct 2013 10:20:04 28,244 posts
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    Does it have a marshmallow man or marshmallow men in it?

    Edited by Deckard1 at 10:20:16 22-10-2013
  • Blerk Moderator 22 Oct 2013 10:21:32 48,225 posts
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    It definitely has a slimer in it.
  • Deckard1 22 Oct 2013 10:23:35 28,244 posts
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    Thats the least I would expect to be honest.
  • neilka 22 Oct 2013 10:27:56 16,101 posts
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    Isn't Sanctum of Slime what the Wii U thread used to be called?

    Lastly, I am gay, disabled, and a liberal.

  • imamazed 22 Oct 2013 10:34:56 5,705 posts
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    I thought it's what ecosse named his basement...
  • Deckard1 22 Oct 2013 10:36:15 28,244 posts
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    Nah thats called the *RETRACTED*
  • lavalant 22 Oct 2013 17:06:02 1,328 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    Is Ghostbusters worth a play through?
    Ghostbusters is a must if you're a fan of the movie, but play it on easy to minimize the frustrating parts.
  • TOOTR 22 Oct 2013 17:09:42 9,589 posts
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    bought skulls of the shogun last week :(

    oh well - in 7 years+ xbla I've noramlly been on the right side of any sales.

    Cheers Blerk!

    Everybody should just calm down a little bit and have a nice cup of tea.

  • Siobheon 22 Oct 2013 17:59:00 78 posts
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    Excellent! I've been hoping Skulls would be on sale soon. Thanks
  • dancingrob 29 Oct 2013 15:57:55 1,174 posts
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    sales now up for this week - mainly games on demand

    3.74

    The Darkness
    Prey (guess that's it ruled out for Games with Gold then!)

    6.24

    The Darkness 2

    7.49

    Dead Island

    Dead Island Riptide is also discounted to 14.99, with all DLC half price.


    Also Mars: War Logs is down to 6.75 - I'd guess as a permanent reduction.

    reviews are all in the 6-7 range saying overambitious but flawed, which I always find intriguing, so have downloaded the demo. Anyone else played it at all?
  • monty2k 30 Oct 2013 10:30:55 243 posts
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    @dancingrob

    It's kind of like Alpha Protocol. It's a very playable action RPG with some interesting ideas and story (the plot and universe seems to be total recall meets dune) but it's hampered by some dodgy combat and low production values in places. I like it though, and like Alpha Protocol it has an undeniable B-movie charm to it.

    I got this for free but it's probably worth 6.75 if you can tolerate some minor niggles. I'd recommend playing the demo first though.
  • dancingrob 30 Oct 2013 11:00:56 1,174 posts
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    thanks, that's pretty much what I was hoping someone would say!

    will try the demo later on.
  • PenguinJim 30 Oct 2013 13:31:46 5,872 posts
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    monty2k wrote:

    I got this for free ...
    Moroccan high five!
  • TOOTR 30 Oct 2013 16:46:22 9,589 posts
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    The Darkness is worth just under 4 quid surely?

    Everybody should just calm down a little bit and have a nice cup of tea.

  • Baihu1983 30 Oct 2013 16:49:06 3,458 posts
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    Hell yes its worth it.
  • damagedinc 30 Oct 2013 23:43:57 787 posts
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    Which one is better darkness 1 or 2?
  • Deleted user 31 October 2013 08:04:30
    @damagedinc 1 definitely. 2 is still decent but I got bored only a few hours in. Still finished it but seemed to get very monotonous. 1 has much more variety, better levels, better story and is just... Better.
  • Frogofdoom 31 Oct 2013 08:11:33 901 posts
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    To counter bill, i thought that 2 was a far better game. it felt a lot more polished and had far better controls than the first. I also loved the graphical style of 2.

    1 probably had the better story but much worse gameplay for me too.
  • PenguinJim 31 Oct 2013 10:13:45 5,872 posts
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    2 is definitely more polished and has a more distinctive design style. 1 feels a bit rough, like one of those unpolished but "excellent" games that have hardcore niche followings. There's good game stuff in there, but you'll have to be a mite patient.

    I'd recommend buying The Darkness for now, as it's decent and worth 4. The Darkness 2 is also on PC, so you could grab it for a quid in a year or two anyway.
  • Deleted user 31 October 2013 10:33:06
    While I agree 2 is more polished and had better controls (resulting in combat being far more entertaining - actually felt properly powerful with darkness powers), I found particularly once you started to fight all the bad guys that had their own powers it started to get a bit tedious.

    I just think the World War 1 sections in 1 were brilliant and unsurpassed in 2

    That said, I still enjoyed 2. My opinion of both games is that they were lacking something however and I never particularly wanted to play either of them again after finishing.

    Story in 2 makes more sense after playing 1 anyway.
  • imamazed 31 Oct 2013 10:41:09 5,705 posts
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    The Darkness 1 is up there with my top 5 games of this gen for me. Realtalk. Story and tone is spot on.

    Bill - You liked the WW1 bits? What's wrong with you?!
  • PenguinJim 31 Oct 2013 10:53:41 5,872 posts
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    I liked them too. :(
  • Deleted user 31 October 2013 11:36:57
    @imamazed what can I say... I did! Loved them in fact!
  • Rodney 31 Oct 2013 11:47:31 1,903 posts
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    I played both recently and I'd say the first one has dated very badly but has a much better story. The second is much mojre fun to play
  • Rodney 31 Oct 2013 11:47:33 1,903 posts
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    I played both recently and I'd say the first one has dated very badly but has a much better story. The second is much mojre fun to play
  • damagedinc 31 Oct 2013 12:18:36 787 posts
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    Just played the first one on demo. Very clunky find that once into combat it falls apart. Reckon if i played it in 2007 id have loved it but now may be a struggle.

    So for that reason may go for number 2.
  • damagedinc 31 Oct 2013 12:22:19 787 posts
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    Saying that i bought dead space 3 and aliens cm in block buster for dirt cheap today.

    Gonna complete them and trade in for both darkneas games at cex. Thats if i dont snap the discs to both those games first haha.
  • kinky_mong 31 Oct 2013 12:43:37 10,352 posts
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    Rodney wrote:
    I played both recently and I'd say the first one has dated very badly but has a much better story. The second is much mojre fun to play
    This is my opinion too. Both good games, but the second one feels more like a polished full game (plus Jackie Estacado doesn't look like an unwashed goth Gamestation employee in the second game).

    Mike Patton's Darkness is the real star of both games though.

    Edited by kinky_mong at 12:44:11 31-10-2013

    All the eurogamers who actually play with each other on xbl rather than just post pseudointellectual pc handwringing bollocks on the forums, love the shit out of biggy.

  • MrTomFTW Moderator 31 Oct 2013 12:58:37 38,339 posts
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