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Xbox One Sale Roundup: May 12th, 2020

  • SeitzzSeitzz859,755
    Posted on 12 May 20 at 19:28Permalink
    Lost Sea for $3, had that one marked on the price tracker $3 is solid. Wonder how it'll be when I get around to it.
  • Inferno118Inferno1181,559,883
    Posted on 12 May 20 at 19:35Permalink
    Do not fucking buy Ethan meteor hunter
  • SchinderdivSchinderdiv516,715
    Posted on 12 May 20 at 20:28Permalink
    I bought All-Star Fruit Racing redface

    I might get Gravel and Grid also, I've been enjoying all types of racing games lately.
    If you have to ask, you're streets behind.
  • Posted on 12 May 20 at 20:32Permalink
    mrbellek said:
    TonyTwoSteaks said:
    I wish these lists would give the TA ratio and maybe estimated completion time.
    Just go to the linked Xbox Sales page.
    Thanks for that tip! Wasn't aware of that page. Exactly what I was looking for
  • DannyK 100DannyK 100213,456
    Posted on 12 May 20 at 20:40Permalink
    Some racing fans will be pleased by the look of it
  • V3ntilatorV3ntilator182,694
    Posted on 12 May 20 at 22:01Permalink
    "The Golf Club 2019" is too pricey here as it costed only 3 bucks on PS4 sale a month ago. I bought it back then on PS4.

    On this sale i did buy some games.

    Onrush Deluxe Edition
    Titanfall 2 Ultimate Edition
    Burnout Paradise Remastered

    EA Access have more or less been dead for a year, so i ended my sub. Getting some backlog from there for cheap instead.
  • AciD237AciD237707,306
    Posted on 12 May 20 at 23:10Permalink
    Somebody has issues to find Scalextric on the store?
    Says it is not currently available (I'm in France).
  • SeitzzSeitzz859,755
    Posted on 13 May 20 at 02:49Permalink
    Inferno118 said:
    Do not fucking buy Ethan meteor hunter
    What was so bad about it? Picked it up on sale a while ago but haven't played it yet.
  • Posted on 13 May 20 at 02:50Permalink
    It took 12yrs but MS finally got me to buy more than 1 game at a time in these sales.

    I must note I hate digital for the most part, but I bought 4 games WTF am I doing facepalm
    What's a twip? something a wabbit is on when he wides on a twain - Elmer Fudd.
  • Inferno118Inferno1181,559,883
    Posted on 13 May 20 at 03:14Permalink
    Seitzz said:
    Inferno118 said:
    Do not fucking buy Ethan meteor hunter
    What was so bad about it? Picked it up on sale a while ago but haven't played it yet.
    The gameplay. If you decide to go for this completion, you’re in for torture. This is top 5 worst game on Xbox. If you don’t decide to go for the completion, there is nothing about this game that would kee you playing for more than 30 minutes. You will be forced to watch a guide for almost every level if u want to complete it as well. Terrible UI and graphics, character looks like a rat that keeps children in his dungeon, there’s no story or music change throughout the entire game, the gameplay is the second worst I’ve ever experienced, and the backloaded achievements are hard for all the wrong reasons. I’ve played most of the worst indie titles on this console and this is almost the worst one out of all them
  • Bear5 Fan 4EverBear5 Fan 4Ever1,829,346
    Posted on 13 May 20 at 05:49Permalink
    Inferno118 said:
    Seitzz said:
    Inferno118 said:
    Do not fucking buy Ethan meteor hunter
    What was so bad about it? Picked it up on sale a while ago but haven't played it yet.
    The gameplay. If you decide to go for this completion, you’re in for torture. This is top 5 worst game on Xbox. If you don’t decide to go for the completion, there is nothing about this game that would kee you playing for more than 30 minutes. You will be forced to watch a guide for almost every level if u want to complete it as well. Terrible UI and graphics, character looks like a rat that keeps children in his dungeon, there’s no story or music change throughout the entire game, the gameplay is the second worst I’ve ever experienced, and the backloaded achievements are hard for all the wrong reasons. I’ve played most of the worst indie titles on this console and this is almost the worst one out of all them
    Watch now more people will buy it ;)
    Crackdown 3!
  • ClioudClioud125,397
    Posted on 13 May 20 at 05:50Permalink
    Highly recommend Horizion Chase Turbo, one of the coolest racing games I've played., Have it on PS4 and got it again on Xbox with this good sale.
  • PlayUltimate711PlayUltimate7111,057,048
    Posted on 13 May 20 at 06:43Permalink
    Seitzz said:
    What was so bad about it? Picked it up on sale a while ago but haven't played it yet.
    One person's extreme dislike of a game does not make it a bad game. Ethan is actually a pretty fucking good puzzle game. It's totally fair to say that the time challenges are really frustrating when you have to move blocks around to really precise locations quickly. It's a good puzzle game, but bad block moving game.

    But seriously, most puzzle enthusiasts I know liked Ethan. I gave it a 5 (probably a bit generous, but I really liked the puzzles and the platforming), SnapDragon gave it a 3.5/5. It certainly has problems, but to say "don't buy this fucking game, it's one of the worst 5 games ever" comes off a bit immature to me. It's one thing to strongly dislike a game. It's another thing to not be able to recognize that it has good puzzles and maybe he just wasn't smart enough to figure them out. Not trying to be harsh, but saying that he needed a guide for every level is something that I view as a negative reflection on him that he wasn't smart enough to figure out the puzzles on his own.

    I wouldn't recommend this game to non puzzle + platforming enthusiasts, but it's absolutely a good game for puzzle fans. It's primarily a puzzle game, but there is a fair bit of platforming required for the time challenges.

    PlayUltimate711 playing Ethan: Meteor Hunter

    Parts like these were fun. I sort of worked out "oh hey if I angle this block at 45 degrees it can block the incoming bullets from the left side and then I can pause and place the other block in the way of the boulder so I can jump up and get through that spot and hit the checkpoint before the boulder blocks it."

    PlayUltimate711 playing Ethan: Meteor Hunter

    This is the rapidly move the blocks around shit that wasn't fun since you had to be so precise. The gap I leave to jump through isn't actually required and you can move the blocks around in a different way that doesn't require as much precision, although it saved a lot of time for the speed run since I only had to pause once.

    PlayUltimate711 playing Ethan: Meteor Hunter

    This was fun and clever. I realized I could save one of the pauses by moving the block so it was balanced on the edge and then knock it over the edge and use it as a slide to get a bunch of speed, launch off, pause, put it back under my feet and jump again.

    It's a fun game IF you really like tricky puzzle platformers like this. Calling it one of the worst games on Xbox is just silly, though. I see Inferno rated Call of Duty World at War 5/5. I strongly prefer puzzle and strategy games. My favorite game right now is Slay the Spire. His rant about Ethan would be like me saying "Don't buy fucking Call of Duty World at War. It's a boring shooter where you just run around shooting people with no real strategy or interesting puzzles." Well, yeah, of course I'm not going to like it because it's a shooter and I don't really like shooters anymore, but that doesn't make it a bad game.

    Of course it doesn't have amazing graphics or a deep story or anything. It's an indie that focused on interesting puzzles and platforming.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUia5quPnBk
  • Posted on 13 May 20 at 11:35Permalink
    DubstepEdgelord said:
    Finally all Trials Fusion DLC on a good sale been waiting for awhile for it to be all bundled into one.
    Finally right! No qualms spending 12 bucks
    If all pork chops were perfect, we wouldn't have Hot Dogs!!!
  • Yapperz2K8Yapperz2K8264,029
    Posted on 13 May 20 at 12:33Permalink
    Grid Ultimate includes all DLC to date.

    Does anyone know if it will also contain future DLC?
    E.g.: Season 4?

    I can find no references to this online.

    Don't want to buy a "full" version of a game, only to to then buy more for completion.
    Destiny caught us out enough with that dung.
  • GepardsGepards92,824
    Posted on 13 May 20 at 12:57Permalink
    wolfsburgraz said:
    ChrisChros87 said:
    Gepards said:
    My wallet will suffer.

    How is Assetto Corsa with gamepad?
    Unfortunately my T300 RS GTE not supported by Xbox hardware :(
    Its pretty tough from memory, not played for ages
    It's absolutely impossible to play on a controller for me. I've tried many custom setting suggestions and in all cases can barely keep a car on the road. It's a real shame as I've always read it is one of the best and most satisfying simulation experiences.
    Thanks, guys!
  • Posted on 13 May 20 at 14:35, Edited on 13 May 20 at 14:36 by FightingMegaFooPermalink
    Every time I see Borderlands 3 on sale, I look at the reviews page to see if Gearbox has fixed the bug that randomly shuts down people's Xbox consoles. The latest reviews always say that Gearbox refuses to fix it shock
  • SeitzzSeitzz859,755
    Posted on 13 May 20 at 18:16Permalink
    PlayUltimate711 said:
    Seitzz said:
    What was so bad about it? Picked it up on sale a while ago but haven't played it yet.
    One person's extreme dislike of a game does not make it a bad game. Ethan is actually a pretty fucking good puzzle game. It's totally fair to say that the time challenges are really frustrating when you have to move blocks around to really precise locations quickly. It's a good puzzle game, but bad block moving game.
    Lolol, don't worry, I don't read one thing and take it as gospel. It's just more out of curiosity for me, I'd do the same thing if I'm looking at a product. I'll always look at the 1 star and 5 star reviews first, generally you can get a lot of info there before maybe glancing through 2-4 star reviews. Thank you for the very lengthy and elaborate reply. It seems that this is just more of a challenging game, maybe one that isn't so intuitive. If anything, that will most likely steer me more towards playing it in the future as I enjoy playing games that are 'generally' more challenging and make me learn/adapt to test my skills.
  • Thanatos522Thanatos522144,500
    Posted on 13 May 20 at 18:44Permalink
    The latest Horizon sort of spoiled all racing games for me but the How to Survive 2 price ($2.99) and the Bomber Crew Deluxe Edition ($6.24) since it left Game Pass are enough to have me shell out for under $10.

    Bomber Crew just left but I hope How to Survive 2 doesn't go GWG or GP in the next month.
  • Ultra SevenUltra Seven420,386
    Posted on 13 May 20 at 22:37Permalink
    Bud Spencer Terrence Hill Slaps and Beans?

    First time on sale and rare for a beat'em up genre to have a site rating over 4 stars... I'm getting it!
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