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eastx
09-27-2011, 12:16 PM
From my post at Co-Optimus (http://www.co-optimus.com/article/6904/xbla-co-op-deals-magic-2012-and-doom-ii-half-off-this-week.html):

Bethesda sale (open to all members):

Doom II – 400 Points (Online Co-op)
Fallout 3 – All DLC 50% off
Fallout: New Vegas – Dead Money and Honest Hearts DLC 50% off
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion – All DLC 50% off
Quake Arena Arcade – 400 Points

Xbox Live Deal of the Week (Gold members only):

Battleship (Hasbro Family Game Night) – 400 Points
Carcassonne – 400 Points
Catan – 400 Points
Magic: The Gathering 2012 – 400 Points (Local/Online Co-op)
Yu-Gi-Oh 5D’s Decade Duels – 400 Points

Old Sales:

Xbox Live Deal of the Week (Gold members only):

Battleship (Hasbro Family Game Night) – 400 Points
Carcassonne – 400 Points
Catan – 400 Points
Magic: The Gathering 2012 – 400 Points (Local/Online Co-op)
Yu-Gi-Oh 5D’s Decade Duels – 400 Points

Crazy XBLA sale this week! All but two games are on sale for Silver members too.


Bionic Commando Rearmed - 400 Points (Local Co-op)
Blade Kitten - 400 Points
Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime - 400 Points (Local/Online Co-op)
The Maw - 400 Points
Outland - 400 Points (Online Co-op)
Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter – 400 Points (Local/Online Co-op) - 66% off!
Star Raiders - 400 Points
Trouble Witches Neo – 400 Points (Local/Online Co-op)
Yar's Revenge - 400 Points (Local Co-op)
Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2 - 600 Points (Local Co-op)
Monday Night Combat - 600 Points(Local/Online Co-op)
Moon Diver - 600 Points(Local/Online Co-op)
Shank - 600 Points (Local Co-op)
Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale - 800 Points (Online Co-op) –33% off (Gold only)
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes - 800 Points –33% off (Gold subscribers only)
Section 8 Prejudice - 800 Points (Online Co-op) –33% off (DLC is 50% off)

Download links are in my original article (http://www.wpcentral.com/xbox-360-huge-xbox-live-arcade-game-sale).

I picked up Outland, Islands of Wakfu, Trouble Witches Neo, Moon Diver and Bionic Commando Rearmed 2. Which games will you be picking up from this sale?

Escaflowne2001
09-27-2011, 12:40 PM
Just Moon Diver for me. Nice sale though.

Dr. Bombay
09-27-2011, 12:50 PM
You should all buy Outland. that game is amazing.

BlindMaphisto
09-27-2011, 01:44 PM
I've been waiting for an outland sale. Will check out the rest as well to see what I think is worth having. Wish this sale was on ps3 instead though. I got a shit load of HD space on ps3 but not so much on 360.

eastx
09-27-2011, 02:05 PM
Moon Diver is the spiritual successor to Strider, with added character-leveling and 4-player co-op. Definitely worth a shot if you liked Strider.

Joe Redifer
09-27-2011, 06:35 PM
I won't be picking up any because I've never heard of them.

loempiavreter
09-27-2011, 07:01 PM
Moon Diver is the spiritual successor to Strider, with added character-leveling and 4-player co-op. Definitely worth a shot if you liked Strider.

It's pretty crap though... Better off to revisit Strider or Osman/Cannon Dancer.

Now the question is did Isuke lost his fine touch or did he fail because he was trying to much to adapt to what seem to be todays standards for side scrollers (which is largely blamed on the success off Symphony of the Night).

It plays 20x times slower, stage design is pretty much non-existent (and misses the dynamic that makes Strider/Osman that brilliant. Those games are one big rollercoaster ride, while moon diver feels like a ride in a carrousel. It such a neutered experience in comparisom to Isuke's previous similar titles), enemies feel like cannon fodder for your lvl-ing system.

Your better off getting Hard Corps: Uprising with DLC character Sayuri (as she is a sword user, which changes the gameplay to something more similar in vein to Strider or Ninja Gaiden).

eastx
09-27-2011, 07:05 PM
I won't be picking up any because I've never heard of them.

I doubt that. You haven't heard of Bionic Commando Rearmed or Yar's Revenge? But seriously, 4/5 of those are good-great games. Oh, but they're on the 360. Now I remember why you're not checking them out. :P

Joe Redifer
09-27-2011, 08:27 PM
I've heard of Bionic Commando Rearmed, but not part 2. There are a lot of Bionic Commando games out there these days and I hear decent things about one of them and awful things about the other. Not sure which is which, don't really care. Yar's Revenge is a 2600 game from what I recall. Screw that. I wouldn't get any of these on PS3, either.

eastx
09-27-2011, 09:03 PM
I've heard of Bionic Commando Rearmed, but not part 2. There are a lot of Bionic Commando games out there these days and I hear decent things about one of them and awful things about the other. Not sure which is which, don't really care. Yar's Revenge is a 2600 game from what I recall. Screw that. I wouldn't get any of these on PS3, either.

First off, I can't imagine why you would dislike Bionic Commando Rearmed. The first one is an utterly fantastic remake. And if for some reason you don't like how the character can't jump, why they added that in the sequel.

But I seem to recall you just played through Strider again for the millionth time. You're seriously not interested in Moon Diver, a game made by the same guy that's extremely similar to it? Not that it's being hailed as an all-time classic, but I would think that pedigree would at least warrant checking it out.

Shipper/Reciever
09-28-2011, 12:31 AM
Outland looks good, is it true the controls are floaty?

Joe Redifer
09-28-2011, 01:01 AM
Like I said, I have never heard of Moon Diver. I'll look at it on Youtubes.

Kiuju2k
09-28-2011, 01:40 AM
I saw Moon Diver I almost bought until I read Loempivater's post. Now I think what he thinks. Lost a sale Square Enix, lost a sale.

Kiuju2k
09-28-2011, 01:41 AM
Outland looks fucking awesome. Mix of ikaruga and iono uh a side scrolling kickass game. Will do

Joe Redifer
09-28-2011, 06:06 AM
Just looked that one up. I got enough of that game when it was called Ikaruga (which I don't go apeshit over like most people tend to).

Sinful Sam
09-28-2011, 07:21 AM
I got Outland I played the trial before and it's pretty awesome.

I wouldn't really compare it to Ikaruga. Ikaruga while a side scroller shooter, and it had more of a popularity from it's scoring system which I also didn't care. Outland is more of a puzzle / platform game.

eastx
09-28-2011, 12:27 PM
Don't forget Trouble Witches Neo is a side-scrolling shoot-em-up from SNK. Shmups and SNK games alike very rarely go on sale, so if you like the genre it's a good buy.

Kiuju2k
09-28-2011, 02:14 PM
but you change colors... I don't understand

eastx
09-30-2011, 02:23 PM
Four more games on sale today only. Best one is definitely Torchlight for $5, just like Steam does, baby.

Hydrophobia 240 Points (70% off)
The Path of Go 200 Points (50% off)
Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter 400 Points (66% off) (Online Co-op)
Torchlight 400 Points (66% off)

BTW, played Moon Diver for a while. I do like it, but it's definitely not as good as Strider. It kind of mixes the Strider level design with the beat-em-up design of stopping in places, fighting a bunch of enemies, and moving on. Doubt Joe will like it.

Escaflowne2001
09-30-2011, 03:02 PM
I actually really liked Hydrophobia while it had problems I really liked the idea and it was pretty fun to play. They never release PT2 though so it pretty much ends on a cliffhanger.

Sinful Sam
09-30-2011, 03:25 PM
I was hoping to see Hard Corps Uprising be on the list. I'm just going to download it after I finished Outland. lol

Joe Redifer
09-30-2011, 05:39 PM
If that one ever pops up, buy it immediately! But it's only $10 now I believe (or 1456 Microsoft points or however many it is since I don't think 100 points = $1, does it?)

eastx
10-04-2011, 10:14 AM
New Sales this week!

From my post at Co-Optimus (http://www.co-optimus.com/article/6904/xbla-co-op-deals-magic-2012-and-doom-ii-half-off-this-week.html):

Bethesda sale (open to all members):

Doom II – 400 Points (Online Co-op)
Fallout 3 – All DLC 50% off
Fallout: New Vegas – Dead Money and Honest Hearts DLC 50% off
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion – All DLC 50% off
Quake Arena Arcade – 400 Points

Xbox Live Deal of the Week (Gold members only):

Battleship (Hasbro Family Game Night) – 400 Points
Carcassonne – 400 Points
Catan – 400 Points
Magic: The Gathering 2012 – 400 Points (Local/Online Co-op)
Yu-Gi-Oh 5D’s Decade Duels – 400 Points

Magic 2012 for half off is pretty awesome.