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C_nate



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to get a rts but not sure which.

If you could choose 1 between Sins of a Solar Empire, or Dawn of War II: Retebuition, which one would you get?

DoW is only $7.49 but has got soooo much DLC it's crazy. If I got the complete DLC pack with it, the price doubles, effectively becoming $15 for the "complete" game.

Sins on the other hand is $10 with a DLC that is $2.50

So the prices are pretty close. Which one should I get?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As someone who's played both, Sins.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sins is a better game, but the one thing it lacks is a campaign. Which means you're mostly just playing huge skirmishes against the computer. That, and it's really a 4X game as much as it is an RTS. So it takes a LOT of time to do even a single match.

It basically comes down to whether you want quick and in depth or long and in depth, with Dawn of War being the former and Sins being the latter.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like I will be adding Sins to my collection then. Thanks guys.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sins of a Solar Empire is a damn good game.

Having played the standard and the trinity pack, i don't see the point of Rebellion apart from the Titans. Does the new graphic engine improve it all that much?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For $3 I need to buy a copy of Deus Ex: HR on Steam right? I already have the other two, I should just complete the set now right?

Errr... 2 hours left.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy the entire bundle for $6
http://store.steampowered.com/sub/15147/
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I already have the other two games. Bought the "pack" before Human Revolution came out.

Does anyone else want those games?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ME ME ME ME!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, went with just the DXHR game before the sale ended.

Annnnnnd Sleeping Dogs.

I'm done. Happy summer sale everyone!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skyrim almost below $20! So close... but I think I'm going to keep holding out. In a few months Fallout 4 or some shit will be announced and Skyrim will be dirt cheap during the winter sale.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the next deal

http://cdn.steamcommunity.com/economy/profilebackground/items/245070/8a7fbf98726b172dbf5c8b8dfcbc505355698d6a.jpg?size=480x270
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been on a buying spree with the summer sale. I usually don't pick up that many but I decided to stock up this time around. So far I've picked up:

Baulders Gate: Enhanced Edition: $5
Borderlands 2 Season Pass: $10
Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heros: $14
The Last Remnant: $3.75
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion+DLC: $12.50
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: $3.75
Torchlight II:$5
XCOM: Slingshot DLC: $1.75

Looking over the list I see a pattern forming.. But anyway, I have enough stuff to keep my occupied for a long while now. =)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why did I have to have a $1300 car repair this month? I want to buy so many of these games. Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh noooo, Jonathan, old Betty had some trouble? She was a reliable ride to the airport just months ago!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

danielrbischoff wrote:
Oh noooo, Jonathan, old Betty had some trouble? She was a reliable ride to the airport just months ago!


Na. I just bought a 2008 Volkswagen GTI and took it in for maintenance and they recommended the big 80k mile timing belt change + more. I figured I'd do it since I'd have to at some point anyway. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*sniff* he's so responsible!

He's all grown up now!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm running through your flowers right now.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jonathan_Leack wrote:
I'm running through your flowers right now.

Is that a reference to NNT playing Skyrim?
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