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Xbox Spring Sale 2024 now live with over 900 discounts

  • pukem0nnpukem0nn354,665
    Posted on 05 April 24 at 18:39
    Bought Star Trek resurgence and Warhammer 40k - Mechanicus. Other than that, nothing at my desired price point yet.
  • SiegfriedXSiegfriedX6,544,860
    Posted on 05 April 24 at 18:49
    The only game I want a discount for is not on the list laugh
  • torrens7760torrens7760264,397
    Posted on 05 April 24 at 20:42
    Oh no! Two weeks isn't enough time, I don't get paid until the week after. I was waiting to pick up Cyberpuck when it was on sale. Grrr.
    Cogito ergo sum.
  • AllgorhythmAllgorhythm654,335
    Posted on 05 April 24 at 20:56
    Rhyolitic said:
    Well, see, the problem is that the Windows versions are different achievement lists from the console versions. I've already started them on console (bean dive) and would like to finish them there. Yes, I have the disc versions, but the digital versions just run so much faster and I don't gotta get my sad, lazy ass up to put in the disc.
    I see. If I were you, I’d bite the bullet. Both Final Fantasy XIII-2 & Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII have been substantially discounted since you bought the disc versions. So, even though they are not actually on sale, you can view buying them as a de facto sale.

    The Windows versions of FF XIII & Lightning Returns play very much the same as the original console editions. Unfortunately, there is a significant difference between Windows & Console versions of FF XIII-2. In the Windows version, you can only play the Lightning, Sazh, & Snow story DLCs along with the Colosseum battles, AFTER you have finished the story & started post-game play. In the console versions, the episode & battle DLCs are available upon entering the Historia Crux upon the conclusion of episode 1.

    For someone like me who is averse to post-game play—I feel it detracts from the immersive experience—the difference is huge. Although there are no achievements associated with the DLC, I derived great satisfaction from completing the 3 DLC story episodes & beating all Colosseum opponents BEFORE completing Episode 2. I did so as many times as was necessary to obtain their crystals.

    This allowed me to run through the rest of the game like a hot knife through butter with a kick-ass paradigm pack. My standard approach was to use Lightning COM from the Requiem for a Goddess episode, Lightning RAV from the Operation XIII-2 Colosseum battle, & Snow Sen from the Perpetual Battlefield episode. For specialists, I could substitute any of the above for Jihl Nabaat (my favorite SAB), Sazh SYN, Gilgamesh COM, Valfodr RAV, & others.

    Sadly, in the FF XIII-2 Windows version, one must wait post-game. Completing all DLC challenges during Episode 2 is extreme gaming. Doing so post-game is a cake walk. It was doubly disappointing because I’d just completed Allgorhythm's achievements in Final Fantasy XIII (Windows) without having to resort to post-game play & was looking to do likewise with FF XIII-2. I documented the tougher fights in a playlist. Very immodestly, I must say it’s a thing of beauty smile: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLl1TaZHlDgcwkD-x097spUaa9...
  • AllgorhythmAllgorhythm654,335
  • Posted on 06 April 24 at 08:27
    I picked up Kona 2… didn’t even realize they’d made a sequel. Now I’m excited to play it as the reviews appear overwhelmingly positive!
  • SpirochaeteSpirochaete3,199,180
    Posted on 06 April 24 at 15:57, Edited on 06 April 24 at 15:58 by Spirochaete
    The seasonal "if you don't like discs" discounts.

    Still there are a few digital onlys to be found, and likely some new ones never discounted before.
  • Posted on 06 April 24 at 17:42
    Contra: Rogue Corps is actually pretty good. Don't believe the hate this game gets. You need to buy into the weapon upgrade and character customization. Once you do the game really opens up. $3.99 for it is a steal!
  • Needy GameNeedy Game83,653
    Posted on 07 April 24 at 14:20
    that Resident Evil 2&3 Racoon city pack for only 15USD is a steal, i immediately jumped on it
  • BlackBox115BlackBox115484,990
    Posted on 07 April 24 at 15:10
    "Under the Waves" for me!
  • TymanTheLongTymanTheLong546,208
    Posted on 07 April 24 at 19:28
    pukem0nn said:
    Bought Star Trek resurgence and Warhammer 40k - Mechanicus. Other than that, nothing at my desired price point yet.
    I highly encourage you to just play Mechanicus for the story, the game is pretty unbalanced, Cognition (think action points) skews far too much in the player’s favor by mid game (this becomes obvious when they add in turn gates that alternate opening every other turn on later boss fights so you don’t just smoke the boss on turn 1 or 2). Troopers mostly suck too, so don’t fall into that trap, your Tech Priests can clear the room on turn one. With all that said it has a pretty good, cheesy 40k lore and vibe, you don’t find Adeptus Mechanicus in nearly so many 40k games or stories so it’s a nice change of pace from Space Marines in every game.

    If you need a very challenging game in the same vein I’d recommend Othercide, which is brutally hard and very satisfying to conquer.
  • TymanTheLongTymanTheLong546,208
    Posted on 07 April 24 at 19:31
    OldSchoolBlood said:
    Contra: Rogue Corps is actually pretty good. Don't believe the hate this game gets. You need to buy into the weapon upgrade and character customization. Once you do the game really opens up. $3.99 for it is a steal!
    But is there a code to add extra lives?
  • Posted on 07 April 24 at 20:27
    Sadly no. The best you can do is transplant in a new heart with a +1 life stat.
  • Iceman2pnt0Iceman2pnt0377,837
    Posted on 08 April 24 at 05:11
    Team Brether said:
    These 'sale' prices are rubbish.
    People must fall for them.
    I remember the days when we would get excited with deep sale prices not seen before.
    I remember the days when the only Xbox games that went on sale were xbl arcade games, and for 'full' games, you had to buy physical copies that rarely ever dropped below $20. Now Xbox sales are much more comparable to Steam, where games get massive discounts. For comparison, I bought the Arkham City GOTY for $30, and I bought Arkham Knight (physical) for $10 about 5 years later, and then all of the DLC later for $10. I've seen the base game on sale for $3.99, which would've been unheard of in the 360 era, and the entire trilogy on sale for $10 (with all DLC), which would've completely melted our brains a few years ago. In other words, we've got it pretty good.
    We meet again, Trebek.
  • WwauWwau279,747
    Posted on 08 April 24 at 09:37
    80% off the standard edition of the new fifa shows how much the series as a whole is a massive shitshow. never wouldve saw that in previous years.
  • WwauWwau279,747
    Posted on 08 April 24 at 09:37
    80% off the standard edition of the new fifa shows how much the series as a whole is a massive shitshow. never wouldve saw that in previous years.
  • WwauWwau279,747
    Posted on 08 April 24 at 09:37
    80% off the standard edition of the new fifa shows how much the series as a whole is a massive shitshow. never wouldve saw that in previous years.
  • WwauWwau279,747
    Posted on 08 April 24 at 09:37
    80% off the standard edition of the new fifa shows how much the series as a whole is a massive shitshow. never wouldve saw that in previous years.
  • WwauWwau279,747
    Posted on 08 April 24 at 09:38
    80% off the standard edition of the new fifa shows how much the series as a whole is a massive shitshow. never wouldve saw that in previous years.
  • Posted on 08 April 24 at 12:45
    Got Borderlands 3 SDE. Been wanting that one for a long time.
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