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Xbox Sale Roundup: May 4th, 2021

  • Posted on 04 May 21 at 21:54
    TymanTheLong said:
    May I continue with more questions?

    Control seemed like a lot of mysteries with few discoverable answers, I don’t mind if there’s even more mystery in the DLCs but do they at least do a better job with the answers (if I hunt down the documents or whatever)?

    I’m a bit ambivalent about this game, I didn’t play it until it hit Gamepass and didn’t hate it but felt disappointed that they just seemed to handwave about a bunch of possibilities without providing a way to find out anything (and the bugs, oh the bugs!). Quantum Break, for me at least, provided answers or at least solid leads where one could infer answers.

    Having obviously played the DLCs what’s your take?
    I am a guy who enjoyed the gameplay and getting all achievements, didn’t really care for reading every collectible and getting deeper into the story or figuring out every mystery.
  • TymanTheLongTymanTheLong408,552
    Posted on 04 May 21 at 22:03, Edited on 04 May 21 at 22:04 by TymanTheLong
    CheshireMulisha said:
    TymanTheLong said:
    Forza Horizon 4 Season Pass:

    I mostly just took around in Forza Horizon 4. I do race, but mostly on easy, the game is just a way for me to de-stress. How much does all the DLC add for someone like me? There’s probably more cars than I can drive already but not all cars are equally fun. And some types of races and events can be a lot more fun (I do like most of the Showcases).

    For $20 what really is there (I know there’s the Lego stuff and about a million more cars).
    You get access to 2 new maps - Lego and Fortune Island. Obviously theres loads of extra cars, events, challenges etc.
    I found the lego island a lot of fun to drive around but neither of the maps add anything different that the base game offers - just gives you more variety in locations and cars. (Apart from everything being made out of lego!)
    Thank you! Seems like I’ll stick with the base game for now until I wear it out😂

    Ron Jeremy R6 said:
    TymanTheLong said:
    May I continue with more questions?

    Control seemed like a lot of mysteries with few discoverable answers, I don’t mind if there’s even more mystery in the DLCs but do they at least do a better job with the answers (if I hunt down the documents or whatever)?

    I’m a bit ambivalent about this game, I didn’t play it until it hit Gamepass and didn’t hate it but felt disappointed that they just seemed to handwave about a bunch of possibilities without providing a way to find out anything (and the bugs, oh the bugs!). Quantum Break, for me at least, provided answers or at least solid leads where one could infer answers.

    Having obviously played the DLCs what’s your take?
    I am a guy who enjoyed the gameplay and getting all achievements, didn’t really care for reading every collectible and getting deeper into the story or figuring out every mystery.
    Fair enough. Thank you.
  • thatNoseyParkerthatNoseyParker1,218,103
    Posted on 04 May 21 at 22:42
    TymanTheLong said:
    thatNoseyParker said:
    Ahh FFS. I bit the bullet a couple weeks ago and bought AC Black Flag's season pass when it was only 50%, thinking expensive for how old it was but it hadnt been on sale for years...

    Now here we are and it's finally a respectable £3.99 -.- grrr
    FWIW that season pass is actually pretty high quality. Sorry you spent so much, but Freedom Cry ranks as one of my top 10 DLCs I’ve ever played.
    Thanks, it helps a bit:)
  • FiveWizzFiveWizz464,458
    Posted on 04 May 21 at 23:09
    TymanTheLong said:
    Ron Jeremy R6 said:
    FiveWizz said:
    Hello I'm interested in the Control Season Pass. Does anyone know if your stats/upgrades etc carrry on over to the DLC. Would like to start the DLC all buffed up. Cheers.
    It does as you start the DLC by doing a certain mission with your current stats.
    May I continue with more questions?

    Control seemed like a lot of mysteries with few discoverable answers, I don’t mind if there’s even more mystery in the DLCs but do they at least do a better job with the answers (if I hunt down the documents or whatever)?

    I’m a bit ambivalent about this game, I didn’t play it until it hit Gamepass and didn’t hate it but felt disappointed that they just seemed to handwave about a bunch of possibilities without providing a way to find out anything (and the bugs, oh the bugs!). Quantum Break, for me at least, provided answers or at least solid leads where one could infer answers.

    Having obviously played the DLCs what’s your take?
    I've just bought the DLC packs after not "loving" the base game. I just want to complete the package. I watched a review of the DLC packs and just like the main game it says that most of the story info can be acquired via the collectibles so you'd need to read/listen to most of those too seemingly. I stopped collecting after 120 collectibles and after that I kind of lost interest in the story. Possibly my fault that one but I rly wasn't that engaged. Maybe it's just not my kind of thing but a lot of it felt awkwardly vague and most of the characters seemed pretty nonchalant about the utter madness around them. Just my crappy opinion tho.

    Personally I would have liked more cutscenes of the past. To really paint the picture.
  • EveryBaseEveryBase351,398
    Posted on 05 May 21 at 00:29
    Lego Worlds DLC finally on sale FTW!
  • GT3OptionFanGT3OptionFan149,540
    Posted on 05 May 21 at 13:58
    Just a heads up if anyone is interested, (in my personal experience) if you purchase the Star Wars Pinball DLC for Pinball FX2 for Xbox 360, you can then contact Zen support via their website and they will give you a download code for the same DLC packs for Pinball FX3 for Xbox One. This method worked for me in May 2020 when these DLC went on sale.
  • FireDrake007FireDrake007160,546
    Posted on 06 May 21 at 14:34
    Allgorhythm said:
    A bunch of Star Trek games but no Star Wars games. facepalm
    Which Star Trek games are on sale?
  • AllgorhythmAllgorhythm512,314
    Posted on 06 May 21 at 20:02
    FireDrake007 said:
    Allgorhythm said:
    A bunch of Star Trek games but no Star Wars games. facepalm
    Which Star Trek games are on sale?
    Not really games—a number of X1 consumables for Star Trek Online
  • SeitzzSeitzz1,000,407
    Posted on 06 May 21 at 23:48
    Well, the MS Rewards monthly redeem finally came in for me for me with a pleasant surprise, it redeemed 2 for me! Picked up Assetto Corsa Ultimate and Infinite Minigolf.
  • FireDrake007FireDrake007160,546
    Posted on 07 May 21 at 11:36
    Allgorhythm said:
    FireDrake007 said:
    Allgorhythm said:
    A bunch of Star Trek games but no Star Wars games. facepalm
    Which Star Trek games are on sale?
    Not really games—a number of X1 consumables for Star Trek Online
    I see. I was more interested in actual full length games.
  • FireDrake007FireDrake007160,546
    Posted on 07 May 21 at 11:37, Edited on 07 May 21 at 11:38 by FireDrake007
    Seitzz said:
    Well, the MS Rewards monthly redeem finally came in for me for me with a pleasant surprise, it redeemed 2 for me! Picked up Assetto Corsa Ultimate and Infinite Minigolf.

    I got mine too but only for one autoredeem.
  • AllgorhythmAllgorhythm512,314
    Posted on 07 May 21 at 13:18, Edited on 07 May 21 at 13:20 by Allgorhythm
    FireDrake007 said:
    I see. I was more interested in actual full length games.
    Understood. I was more interested in a feeble attempt at humor than in accuracy.

    Still, I found it odd that Star Wars games were not being showcased on Star Wars day. Turns out, as someone brought to my attention, the Star Wars games were being discounted. But it’s odd the promotional opportunity was not leveraged to headline them in this sale.

    AFAIK, none of the Star Trek games would be eligible for a sale of this type. the Star Trek games are old. That includes Online—the X1 version was released 6 years after the game’s launch on Windows PCs & 2 years after its appearance on Apple PCs. A couple of the games have been delisted. Legacy is physical only. Online is ‘free.’ So, unfortunately, the only Star Trek content that can go on sale are consumables.
  • FireDrake007FireDrake007160,546
    Posted on 07 May 21 at 18:29, Edited on 07 May 21 at 18:38 by FireDrake007
    Allgorhythm said:
    FireDrake007 said:
    I see. I was more interested in actual full length games.
    Understood. I was more interested in a feeble attempt at humor than in accuracy.

    Still, I found it odd that Star Wars games were not being showcased on Star Wars day. Turns out, as someone brought to my attention, the Star Wars games were being discounted. But it’s odd the promotional opportunity was not leveraged to headline them in this sale.

    AFAIK, none of the Star Trek games would be eligible for a sale of this type. the Star Trek games are old. That includes Online—the X1 version was released 6 years after the game’s launch on Windows PCs & 2 years after its appearance on Apple PCs. A couple of the games have been delisted. Legacy is physical only. Online is ‘free.’ So, unfortunately, the only Star Trek content that can go on sale are consumables.
    There are actually several older Star Trek games on PC(Star Trek Academy, Starfleet Command Gold Edition, Star Trek Judgement Rites, Star Trek 25th Annivesary, etc.) as well as a VR game Star Trek: Bridge Crew, but the only one I know of on the Xbox console aside from Star Trek Online, is the Xbox 360 Star Trek from 2013. It has been de-listed though like many other movie based games from that gen. I have never heard of Legacy until you told me about it.
  • AllgorhythmAllgorhythm512,314
    Posted on 07 May 21 at 20:53, Edited on 07 May 21 at 20:54 by Allgorhythm
    FireDrake007 said:
    There are actually several older Star Trek games on PC(Star Trek Academy, Starfleet Command Gold Edition, Star Trek Judgement Rites, Star Trek 25th Annivesary, etc.) as well as a VR game Star Trek: Bridge Crew, but the only one I know of on the Xbox console aside from Star Trek Online, is the Xbox 360 Star Trek from 2013. It has been de-listed though like many other movie based games from that gen. I have never heard of Legacy until you told me about it.
    There was a wealth of Star Trek games early on. Interestingly, new games seemed to dry up after the release of Star Trek Online on Windows PCs in 2010. I don't know if there was any cause and effect.

    The first Star Trek I played (when I was in college about 1972) was a text game written in BASIC for mainframe and midframe computers. The best way to describe it is as a sophisticated combination of Battleship and Minesweeper. Klingon ships and bases are in a grid that you explore with the Enterprise. You can scan or shoot phasers & photon torpedoes. You could play it on a terminal or get teletype readouts. The goal was to clear the grid of the Klingon presence and you got a report card telling you how efficient you were.

    After that, every platform--Amiga, Apple II, Atari 800, Commodore 64, TRS-80 seemed to have Star Trek games. Sega had an arcade cabinet that was ported to consoles like the Atari 2600 & 5200 and Colecovision as well as the above-mentioned PCs. There were well over a dozen different DOS games.

    Apple was a big player with the Apple II. One of the most ambitious games was the Apple II Star Trek: The Kobayashi Alternative that was ported to a number of other platforms. There were a few Apple Macintosh PC games though the Macintosh PC line was not the dominant gaming platform the Apple II had been. Some of the DOS & Window games were later ported to Macintosh PCs but it was clear Apple's interest in Star Trek games had declined.

    However, once Online was released, new games (not counting mobile) slowed to a trickle. Only a handful has been released on all platforms.
  • AllgorhythmAllgorhythm512,314
    Posted on 15 May 21 at 03:37
    Just picked up Ghostrunner - still on sale
  • Larvi1Larvi11,803,192
    Posted on 15 May 21 at 03:47
    Allgorhythm said:
    The first Star Trek I played (when I was in college about 1972) was a text game written in BASIC for mainframe and midframe computers. The best way to describe it is as a sophisticated combination of Battleship and Minesweeper. Klingon ships and bases are in a grid that you explore with the Enterprise. You can scan or shoot phasers & photon torpedoes. You could play it on a terminal or get teletype readouts. The goal was to clear the grid of the Klingon presence and you got a report card telling you how efficient you were.

    This sounds a lot like Empire that I played on Plato which was actually a multiplayer game at the time:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_(PLATO_video_game)
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