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  1. No Man's Sky is my favorite example as that game looked as it would be scrapped after the first month or so, but they pulled it through and it's really solid now. Diablo III also comes to mind. The Error 37 and auction houses were something that plagued the game in the beginning, but Blizzard fixed those issues. I'm not sure how the game is now, though.
  2. I haven't played the remaster yet, though. Only the original. After they released the remasters, they gave them to Steam users who already had the original games, if I'm not mistaken.
  3. There's a great video from The Infographics Show on YouTube why games are priced at $60. I don't think $60 is expensive for a video game that you get a lot from back. Let's take The Witcher 3 GOTY for example. For around $60 you get around 120-150 hours of gameplay. That's a pretty good bang for the buck if you ask me. Even half that is really good. However, if you pay that amount for a game that's only 5-6 hours long, then it's way too expensive. Also if the game milks you out with tons of DLC's and microtransactions, you should reconsider your buying habits. The developers have to be paid and I get why some games cost as much as they do. It's really hard to make a good game. With such a saturated market, a lot of money has to be put in marketing as well, so in some cases, I think certain prices are justified. As long as you can afford those games and you're not financially messing with yourself by buying those games, it's all good.
  4. Knights of the Old Republic I & II are my suggestions to get as they are really good games! https://www.gog.com/promo/may_the_4th
  5. Oh, just to add. There's a lot of good space games coming this and next year so it's like Christmas for space game fans. Now's the perfect time to get into the genre if you're interested. 🙂
  6. It entirely depends on what you want from the game, really. For me, exploration is a huge aspect, but I know people who are more keen on space fights. I also enjoy space fights if they are done well, don't get me wrong. There's also a difference between a space sim and a game whose setting is space. Differences are also in space fights. Some people tend to enjoy dogfighting-like combat more, while others will enjoy the capital ship combat more. I like them both, and if the game can give you a distinct feeling between those, it does its job great. The beautiful thing about space games is their diversity. Almost no game is the same as any other. It's a smaller genre compared to some others, but it has its masterpieces for sure. A lot of space sim games can be a bit daunting to players who haven't gotten into them yet as they can be really complicated in terms of controls and mechanics, but I'd encourage them to play them nontheless.
  7. @StaceyPowers The original Bioshock was remastered back in 2016. I know I've had it in my Steam library for quite some time now. https://store.steampowered.com/app/409710/BioShock_Remastered/
  8. Games like Frostpunk, Moonlighter, Gris, Darkest Dungeon, Hollow Knight, Hotline Miami, Jotun and Stardew Valley just to name a few. https://www.gog.com/promo/indie_week
  9. Freelancer. I would love to see that remade with modern technology.
  10. Oh, I know, believe me, but I don't think they are THAT daft. I don't really trust them, but I also don't think they haven't learned anything with their Battlefront 2 debacle. And the Apex Legends falling down was inevitable. They can't put out updates in the same fashion Epic can with Fortnite, and such Battle Royale games now need very frequent updates to stay afloat (thanks to Epic and Fortnite). I don't think Apex Legends was supposed to be the "Fortnite-killer" as media wants to portray it, but you can't deny the game was a massive success with virtually zero marketing. Respawn had to have gained some of EA's trust with that game. OT: I'm cautiously optimistic about this game. It probably won't get the same praise God of War did last year, but it really doesn't have to do that, and I don't think that's EA's goal with this game anyway.
  11. This is supposed to be a single-player, story-driven game focused on melee lightsaber combat. I don't think there is any point of having microtransactions or loot boxes. Sure, they can add it so you can change the color of your lightsaber or the character's appearance, but Respawn said they have no plans for adding those or DLCs. It's EA's decision that's final, but seeing how Apex Legends succeeded, I don't think it's impossible for there to be no additional paid content. I'm sure they've given Respawn more creative freedom because of it, and with such success of Apex Legends and the fact that it's a Star Wars game, people will most likely be tempted to buy it the day it comes out.
  12. This was a pleasant surprise for me. Some really good games up for grabs for the next 2 days. https://www.gog.com/promo/20190417_midweek_sale
  13. They are much faster. It's very noticeable when starting up the computer. I was just doing new Windows 10 installation on my friend's laptop on an HDD and jeez does it take a while for the thing to boot up. Reminded myself why I'm never going back to those except maybe for large file storage.
  14. I'll take SSD over HDD any day. Much faster and reliable. The specs seem really good and I might finally buy a console that's not handheld because of it.
  15. Some good games can be found cheaper, such as Metro, Beholder, Prince of Persia, etc. https://www.gog.com/promo/20190415_priviet_sale
  16. Some great games at really cheap prices. The Witcher 1 and 2 are 85% off (1.19 € and 2.99 € respectively), The Witcher 3 GOTY 70% off (only 14.99 €), Darksiders III 50% off, Borderlands the Handsome Collection 67% off (only 19.79 €). https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/rpg-week/
  17. Offer ends April 14th. https://store.steampowered.com/sub/124923/
  18. I think that really depends on the person. You will find some talkative people and those just stick to themselves. I've met both. So yeah, it really depends on the person you meet and how you are as a person, talkative or reserved. Also, as we are on the topic of space games, this trailer was released yesterday and it got me interested. In a way, it gives me the Freelancer feel. I did start playing one of their games recently, but this one seems to be way different. I'll keep an eye on this one for sure.
  19. I'm torn between yes and no. On one hand, I really like the convenience of it, but on the other, there's just so many factors that wouldn't make it ideal, like slow internet, internet crash, etc. I can also see people like having their game collection on display near the console, which they wouldn't have with an all-digital console.
  20. Hey, sorry for replying late. I was out of town for a few days. About EVE and my experience with it. Yeah, the cosmetics can get a bit pricy. But that's true with all of the games, I reckon. I mean, have you seen how much do some of the skins in CS:GO cost? It's absurd! Player interaction depends on yourself. You can play solo and keep to the shadows, or you join a corporation (like a guild in other MMOs) with other players. I tend to play Solo as I don't play often and don't want to commit myself too much so I might not be the best to talk about player interaction. But corps can get crazy, forming alliances with each other, starting wars, etc. The game can be a bit overwhelming at first, but I recommend you try it. It's free, after all! FTL seems interesting, but I never got a chance to play it yet. It's on my list to play.
  21. I agree! EVE Online is really good and if you're looking for an MMO, I'd definitely recommend EVE. I play it from time to time. Haven't played in a while, though.
  22. I bought the game via Origin so I can't really resell it. And with all the controversies, I don't think I'd find a buyer either way. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the game for the first couple of hours. You ignore all the problems at first. But then you log in again and notice all the bugs and problems with the game. The fast "fix" of drop rates is where basically everybody I knew played the game gave up as we all saw where it was leading to. The game was supposed to be better than Destiny, but it ended up worse. I still hope that the devs pull a "No Man's Sky" and fix the game in the future, but with everything happening recently, I'm not sure that will happen.
  23. At this point, I wouldn't be surprised anymore with the number of games going only on EGS.
  24. Galaga is the arcade classic. Never played it on an arcade, sadly. I only played on an emulator which would crash after you get to about 50 000 points. Heh, yeah. I like a lot of different games, but there's just something in space games that makes me like them more than others. 🙂 Wing Commander games are great indeed! I loved Freelancer, one of my favorite games. Currently, I'm playing Starpoint Gemini Warlords and taking a bit of a break from Elite Dangerous. I'm thinking of getting into No Man's Sky and VR when the VR update comes. I've been following the development of that game ever since it came out. Battlefront 2 from 2005 was pretty good. It's a bit confusing that they named the game the same in 2017.
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