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Xbox sale round-up: January 4th, 2022

  • Posted on 04 January 22 at 10:32
    superniceguy said:
    SquiSquiSquidio said:
    One of these days we will get a sale on the Outer Worlds season pass (not whatever it was a few months ago, 10% I think?)
    The Board Approved bundle is on sale, which is another not listed here. Only the Base game was on sale recently in the Countdown sale
    Which is at it's lowest price at 40% off, if I'm not mistaken.
  • DD91DD91718,656
    Posted on 04 January 22 at 11:00, Edited on 04 January 22 at 11:04 by DD91
    *Just another negative moody comment*

    I've still got a backlog to run through but I'll eventually dip into these games one day.
    Day 1 Gears of War player. Seriously achievement April 2007.
  • Gh05tFameGh05tFame123,233
    Posted on 04 January 22 at 11:06
    BlackxRyan said:
    Was waiting for a sale on Blue Dragon, nice.
    Me too! Glad its a deep discount
  • xKrypt0xKrypt018,495 18,495 GamerScore
    Posted on 04 January 22 at 11:47
    I don't know if the sale showed up early of it it's something to do with a clocks change but this sale showed up earlier than usual for me. I was able to buy Blasphamous yesterday. Maybe they are staggering the sales.

    But aside from the weekly gold sale ones this list looks really familiar for before yesterday.

    Also for crying out loud what do they have against Artifex Mundi games being on sale these days if you go back in time a bit over a year - they were ALWAYS on sale- now they are only 20% when new and that is it. They didn't even show up in the Halloween sale and a good portion of them would count as "horror themed".

    I won't complain about it to much - but I can easily pick them up on PC for under £4.00 so why would I pay £12.00 to £20.00 on Xbox - I want them on Xbox for various reasons - but instead it's forcing me to buy them on PC or pay triple the typical PC sale price .

    To be honest I don't mind if they don't want to have decent sales or just want to endlessly repeat the same stuff - but I will continue to "not be impressed" with the times a base game is on sale and not the version that is a bundle, as that is JUST ANNOYING. (Example Project Cars) But then I also get annoyed by games with big long strings of DLC that don't have a complete edition too - meaning I have to "hope" they discount the DLC - which doesn't happen often (Ace Combat I am looking at you). Speaking of which how many games that have DLC but don't have digital download editions (just the disc version) NEVER have their DLC on sale - I bet it's A LOT.

    There is a couple or so games I am not familiar with I'll have to look up but it looks like it's not going to be a week I spend a tone - it's really weird I bought hardly anything in December either compared to what I normally buy.

    I'm seriously considering buying a Playstation 5 - just because the XBox Sales are so inadequate, as there are so many games that exist that are simply not even worth the sale price let alone the original price, and it's worse if some other format sells the same game way cheaper. Also the dearth of certain Genre's on Xbox that have representation of Playstation and Nintendo is getting on my nerves now too. If they won't have proper sales and some games don't come out on Xbox at all - all it is doing is pushing me where I DO NOT want to go into the arms of the competion.
  • CanezzaCanezza191,516
    Posted on 04 January 22 at 12:14
    Just a heads-up. We've moved all of the Last Chance Deals stuff to a separate sales article, which now includes a few games that were missing: Xbox Last Chance Deals Sale now live.
    TA & TT Senior Staff Writer. Twitter: @SeanC159
  • Posted on 04 January 22 at 14:55
    VideoGameOrb said:
    superniceguy said:
    SquiSquiSquidio said:
    One of these days we will get a sale on the Outer Worlds season pass (not whatever it was a few months ago, 10% I think?)
    The Board Approved bundle is on sale, which is another not listed here. Only the Base game was on sale recently in the Countdown sale
    Which is at it's lowest price at 40% off, if I'm not mistaken.
    Unfortunately it's double the price of the Pass. I've already finished the main game, so I just need the 2 DLC.
  • AxeL R GRAxeL R GR316,724
    Posted on 04 January 22 at 16:10
    LCDS Icarus said:
    Why 360 game's are not sales anymore... i need re 4, revelations 2 and zero
    Revelations 2 was on sale about a year ago on both consoles. I remember contemplating which one I should buy, got it for xbox one in the end. Maybe it'll come up again.
  • TearsOfAClown9TearsOfAClown91,124,214
    Posted on 04 January 22 at 18:29
    Cheevolution said:
    TearsOfAClown9 said:
    Anyone played the “Light Fairytale” games? They look interesting. How are they?
    Played Episode 1 just recently. Achievement-wise it's thanks to the concise Walkthrough a quick and easy 1000G. Two playthroughs required, but the second run, with everything missable already taken care of, took only around an hour.

    The game itself is a nice throwback to classic jrpgs, checking boxes like turn-based battle, stoic hero and all that. It just works, lol. The chibi styled characters are not for everyone (how?!?^_^), I found them adorable, overall graphics and sound were nice. There's not that much overly exciting happening, but the potential for something bigger is there.

    I think for five bucks it's totally fine, no hidden gem nor a dumpster fire. When Episode 2 hits the five buck range as well I think I'll get that too.
    Hope this helps, keeping it short is hard ;) cheers.
    Thank you for the detailed response. I think I’ll pick it up & give it a shot! 😌
  • Posted on 04 January 22 at 19:42
    Spirochaete said:
    SeeD Red said:
    yamayamayaamaa said:
    Is it just me or am I just getting old? laugh
    I've got the same feeling about indie games. They used to be way better on 360.
    I disagree.

    I was there for all but the first 2 years of XBLA.
    And now is better.

    200 GS was an undervalue for many of the games,
    some of which were more demanding than a 1000 GS retail disc.

    The first 2 years of XBLA were amazing with smaller file sizes. smile

    Fun factor has more value to me than gamerscore. I would love to buy/play more Xbox 360 games that I missed out on but I rarely turn on my 360.
  • Posted on 04 January 22 at 19:55
    Good deals on Lego games, but I have almost all of them. Was hoping DC super villains would hit the 5.99 mark. ha. I need to finish the ones I have first!
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  • XI AlphaMale IXXI AlphaMale IX1,039,304
    Posted on 05 January 22 at 03:40
    I miss XBLA. Sometimes I just go on my 360 and browse the arcade games.
  • Posted on 05 January 22 at 09:30
    This is the best Xbox sale of 2022!

    Boruto dlc for Shippuden 4 still not on sale by itself -_-
  • TymanTheLongTymanTheLong460,153
    Posted on 06 January 22 at 02:22
    XI AlphaMale IX said:
    I miss XBLA. Sometimes I just go on my 360 and browse the arcade games.
    XBLA used to have some great games. I feel like id@XBox is where a lot of that kind of stuff lands now days but it’s not quite the same.
  • wildwest08wildwest081,542,814
    Posted on 06 January 22 at 10:37
    Might get Lego Hobbit, somehow I haven't bought that one yet
  • TerrinTerrin3,203,672
    Posted on 08 January 22 at 00:20
    TymanTheLong said:
    XI AlphaMale IX said:
    I miss XBLA. Sometimes I just go on my 360 and browse the arcade games.
    XBLA used to have some great games. I feel like id@XBox is where a lot of that kind of stuff lands now days but it’s not quite the same.
    I feel the main difference is just due to how many indie games are on xbox,one/ series console, compared to the 360 which was a curated smaller platform,
  • TymanTheLongTymanTheLong460,153
    Posted on 08 January 22 at 01:42, Edited on 08 January 22 at 01:43 by TymanTheLong
    Terrin said:
    TymanTheLong said:
    XI AlphaMale IX said:
    I miss XBLA. Sometimes I just go on my 360 and browse the arcade games.
    XBLA used to have some great games. I feel like id@XBox is where a lot of that kind of stuff lands now days but it’s not quite the same.
    I feel the main difference is just due to how many indie games are on xbox,one/ series console, compared to the 360 which was a curated smaller platform,
    Yeah it’s a double edged sword: on the downs side there’s really a lot of questionable quality content, on the other hand any breakout indie hits will definitely land on XBox now. Back then a breakout hit game like Disco Elysium or Doki Doki Literature Club might never have made it, now it’s only a question when, not if.
  • LukhutaLukhuta806,352
    Posted on 08 January 22 at 14:05
    That's very strange that Tales of Vesperia for Windows is not on sale 4 days later, I was gonna buy that and it's gone, damn.
  • TerrinTerrin3,203,672
    Posted on 08 January 22 at 14:25
    TymanTheLong said:
    Terrin said:
    TymanTheLong said:
    XI AlphaMale IX said:
    I miss XBLA. Sometimes I just go on my 360 and browse the arcade games.
    XBLA used to have some great games. I feel like id@XBox is where a lot of that kind of stuff lands now days but it’s not quite the same.
    I feel the main difference is just due to how many indie games are on xbox,one/ series console, compared to the 360 which was a curated smaller platform,
    Yeah it’s a double edged sword: on the downs side there’s really a lot of questionable quality content, on the other hand any breakout indie hits will definitely land on XBox now. Back then a breakout hit game like Disco Elysium or Doki Doki Literature Club might never have made it, now it’s only a question when, not if.
    My thoughts exactly or even some smaller games most won't play an example of this is fortified me and a few friends are playing it on and off really fun game not many played or heard of
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