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post #5581 of 5602 Old 07-07-2017, 01:51 PM
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Actually I don't have SoM, but I do now! Thanks for posting that, otherwise I would have missed it.
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Actually I don't have SoM, but I do now! Thanks for posting that, otherwise I would have missed it.

Shadow of Mordor is pretty great, especially at that price. I was a little iffy with it when I first started playing, but once I leveled my character up, it got more and more awesome.

And apparently a rival and an ally you make in SoM can be exported to carry forward in the sequel, Middle Earth: Shadow of War, out later this year.
https://www.polygon.com/2017/7/6/159...-shadow-of-war
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Shadow of Mordor is pretty great, especially at that price. I was a little iffy with it when I first started playing, but once I leveled my character up, it got more and more awesome.

And apparently a rival and an ally you make in SoM can be exported to carry forward in the sequel, Middle Earth: Shadow of War, out later this year.
https://www.polygon.com/2017/7/6/159...-shadow-of-war
Have to second this, its a game that starts out iffy and gets much better as your ability to dispatch bad guys levels-up. Note, pay attention to the early instructions on how to find the right captains you may need to dispatch, if you don't do that you'll wind up random-encountering yourself to death
half of the time without any game progression (Spoken from experience). Great game, not to be missed under $10, under $5? Buy it twice!
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Prime Day is live now. Injustice 2 is $35.99, but I'm not sure if that's actually a good deal or if I should wait for maybe Black Friday. I already bought a bunch from the big Xbox Live sale, so I have to be a bit mindful wallet-wise.

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Have to second this, its a game that starts out iffy and gets much better as your ability to dispatch bad guys levels-up. Note, pay attention to the early instructions on how to find the right captains you may need to dispatch, if you don't do that you'll wind up random-encountering yourself to death
half of the time without any game progression (Spoken from experience). Great game, not to be missed under $10, under $5? Buy it twice!
I played it for 20min. While visually very impressive, gameplay...redundant in a big way.

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I played it for 20min. While visually very impressive, gameplay...redundant in a big way.
I am not going to argue with you, but it is one of the best games of continuously adding gameplay mechanics as you progress through the game. At the beginning there is not much you can do, and thus it may feel redundant, but latter on, there is enough complexity. Between all the stealth required, shadow moves, rune upgrades, different mounts, branding chiefs, etc, etc, the game is phenomenal in every way and becomes really complex.

Personally I think they did a phenomenal job with all the collectables as well. They are all easy enough to find, pertinent to progressing and are collected while going through different missions in all the different regions in the game.

Giving the game 20 minutes is not adequate enough. You need at least 10 hours before passing judgement as that is when the game just starts getting really good.

Now Ryse was a game I really liked as well, and that game was redundant.
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You beat me to it...the game itself is redundant, but I'd make that argument about most of our games that are now 'one genre', like "just" shooters or "just" racing games, this one simply has less to do besides killing orks...there are no forced wagon races to run, no having to ride birds or other bizarro crap, it's just what Assassins Creed would have been like if the game was about combat and not avoiding combat creatively, and one of the few that gets better the further you progress, you can take on much larger crowds and learn to use your environment to your advantage.
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I am not going to argue with you, but it is one of the best games of continuously adding gameplay mechanics as you progress through the game. At the beginning there is not much you can do, and thus it may feel redundant, but latter on, there is enough complexity. Between all the stealth required, shadow moves, rune upgrades, different mounts, branding chiefs, etc, etc, the game is phenomenal in every way and becomes really complex.

Personally I think they did a phenomenal job with all the collectables as well. They are all easy enough to find, pertinent to progressing and are collected while going through different missions in all the different regions in the game.

Giving the game 20 minutes is not adequate enough. You need at least 10 hours before passing judgement as that is when the game just starts getting really good.

Now Ryse was a game I really liked as well, and that game was redundant.
Yeah, I may push thru a bit more. I dunno about 10hrs, but maybe enough to see if it gets substantively different. All games have some level of redundancy, so we'll see...

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I'm sure everyone already has Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, but FYI -- the GOTY Xbox One digital edition is currently only $4 to own, so... what the heck.

I'll triple dip on this great game.
I actually never played this game before, I'm telling you best $4 bucks I ever spent! I agree that it does start a bit slow but as you level up it gets better and better. Have been playing non-stop for the past few days, great game indeed and at that price with all the DLC it's a steal!
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I'm not sure I was ever able to complete the game. I ended up taking over every warlord on both tiers...and never went any further. It never seemed like I had a "final objective".

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Amazon has Tropico 5 Complete Edition for $19.99..
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For those that don't have the Best Buy gamers club, now is a great time to pick it up. Shadow of war, destiny2, COD ww2, Star Wars battlefront 2, far cry 5, super Mario oddessy, madden, assassins creed origins, South Park fractured but whole, NBA and FIFA are all 10$ back for pre-ordering and 20% off new titles. So each of those games come out to 37$+tax if you pre-order disk and have the gamers club. Only works for physical copies.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/clp/my-b...at308100050002
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Anyone have any good deals on XBox Live? Mine expires in September.
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Anyone have any good deals on XBox Live? Mine expires in September.
http://www.cdkeys.com/xbox-live/memberships

CD Keys has some deals. A few are "out of stock" right now but they usually refresh often.

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CD Keys has some deals. A few are "out of stock" right now but they usually refresh often.
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Not the best deal they have had...but Newegg has a physical card for 48 with the code EMCRJRF23. They have run a two year card for 80 a couple times in the last year...If you can hold out for that...

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I'm totally convinced that live deals exist in a separate universe that you do not have access to when You, yourself, are in crisis So like when you do NOT need more LIVE....holy crap, the $35 deals are falling out of the sky! If only I didn't have 3 years stacked!

THEN, when the 3 years are about to dry up? Right...Live is now RARE, UNOPENED IN BOX and its $200 on ebay...OR it's like $40 for a physical card....that might take 2 weeks to get to you, but your Live expires in 3 days...cuz you're a slacker like that.

I just got a physical card deal for live for $40 shipped about 3 weeks back, so now is a good time to park yourself over on SLICKDEALS and set up an alert for Xbox LIVE.
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yah I'm not if it's MS or the resellers but there's no question that XBL has become much more expensive in the last 18 months.

best I can find is $42 on ebay... eeek.

https://www.ebay.com/i/132275773707?chn=ps&dispItem=1

amazon had it for $25 back on July 17th but that seems like it was a price mistake. By the time I got there it was gone.
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Amazon Prime has F1 2017 on pre-order sale for $43.81 at the moment.
https://www.amazon.com/F1-2017-Xbox-...box%2Bone&th=1
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yah I'm not if it's MS or the resellers but there's no question that XBL has become much more expensive in the last 18 months.

best I can find is $42 on ebay... eeek.

https://www.ebay.com/i/132275773707?chn=ps&dispItem=1

amazon had it for $25 back on July 17th but that seems like it was a price mistake. By the time I got there it was gone.
I found that if you just let your membership wind down then suddenly there's a "deal" that pops up on your dashboard for a $40(I think) renewal about a month or so before your current membership expires.
That's what I did a few months back at least. Mileage may vary.
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Amazon and Best Buy have Final Fantasy XV for $29.99 (Gamer Club pays $23.99)
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Newegg, Amazon, and Walmart have the 10% of Xbox digital cards again. Newegg has a deal with Masterpass to get an extra $25 off $200 with code MPBTS17 (https://www.thrifter.com/newegg-mast...493.1500486671)

Once you add the cards to your account, you can then use that credit to buy anything from the Microsoft store as you can use your account balance to pay for stuff at checkout. Thus, if you want that shiny new Xbox One X, buy $500 in gift cards for $450 (or more to compensate for tax). If you use masterpass, buy it from Newegg for another $25 off.

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