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Xbox One Sale Roundup: January 16th, 2018

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Rhyolitic
350,221
Rhyolitic
Posted on 16 January 18 at 04:39
Hah. Far Cry Primal is $5.50 cheaper than it was during the Black Friday/Holiday sale.
BigTymer2047
515,321
BigTymer2047
Posted on 16 January 18 at 04:45
OdadjianActual said:
Here's what I recommend for people that love puzzle/narrative games:

AER - Memories of Old. Like a flying/sky version of the game Abzu. But less polished.

Broken Sword 5. Solid point-and-click puzzle game with a nice art style.

Firewatch: Had really poor performance on XB1 but not enough to detract from the relaxing exploration in the game's forest. XB1X should brute force this to an acceptable level.

Her Majesty's Spiffing. Hilarious point-and-click lite puzzle game.

Inside. One of the best games this gen - the premiere cinematic puzzle platformer.

Lifeless Planet. Rough around the edges but a really interesting game about a desolate world - a game that makes you feel like you're exploring the world but still has a linear game play path.

LIMBO. Very very very good cinematic puzzle platformer.

Oceanhorn. Merely good, not great, in my opinion. Lot of problems with this game, but if you love Zelda games, you'll find some enjoyment out of this.

Submerged. Another game that is merely good, not great. But I really liked the unique exploration in this game.

Tacoma. Excellent follow-up to Gone Home - like Gone Home, except you're in a space station. And it has a wildly unique narrative structure. No other game on this planet does narrative quite like this very specific game.

Teslagrad. Great Metroidvania - the only combat you perform is against bosses. Otherwise it's a Metroidvania that involves a lot of exploration and puzzle solving.

The Fall. Very intriguing metroidvania lite game.

The Little Acre. Incredibly cute and light-hearted point-and-click game.

The Sexy Brutale. UNBELIEVABLY GOOD GAME. If you love puzzle games, and if you loved the Zelda game Majora's Mask - this is basically like the puzzle game version of Majora's Mask. UNBELIEVABLE game. One of the absolute best titles of 2017.

Thimbleed Park. I'm only halfway through this game but if you love point-and-click games in general, and if you especially liked Monkey Island, and if you the X-Files / David Lynch brand of sci-fi/mystery - this is a great game. Relaxing, awesome atmosphere, and a lot of off-beat humour.

What Remains of Edith Finch. My game of the year for 2017. Wonderful, exquisite game. AC Origins is my #2 game of the year so far, just below What Remains of Edith Finch.
Very nice run down! Thank you for the opinions! I was on the fence about a few of these and you might have pushed me to one side or the other!

Thickly Settled said:
Thank you for posting these Tuesday sales so diligently, I enjoy scanning through the list each week hours ahead of them being posted to the console.
Seconded! I used to have a few decent sources of Tuesday sales but they never came around until mid day on Tuesday. Then once I realized TA was on the ball late Mondays, I haven't needed to look elsewhere! Works out doubly well for me since I work nights!
Scrapcan
541,433
Scrapcan
Posted on 16 January 18 at 04:59
I told myself I was not going to buy any more games until my backlog was minimized. But there are a few games on sale that are just to good. I have to think carefully about this..
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QuanticJustice
1,072,940
QuanticJustice
Posted on 16 January 18 at 05:06
IXI FalcoN said:
I highly recommend The Sexy Brutale. Very unique game and not a difficult completion.
Second this. It's a hidden gem- great storytelling.
eayragt
137,522
eayragt
Posted on 16 January 18 at 05:21
Brilliant sale - and at long last Firewatch gets a decent discount, so I can now buy it.
Say everything with a smile
Mr McMuffen
647,599
Mr McMuffen
Posted on 16 January 18 at 05:22
Does anyone know if LA Noire (JP) is on sale also?
iTz Canada Ehh
Posted on 16 January 18 at 06:08
Anyone have any thoughts on Poi? It has decent site reviews and seems like it's fun from clips I watched on site. Curious as to how difficult/fun it is and what it's similar to.
Reborn Insanity
Posted on 16 January 18 at 06:15
I’ll be grabbing Firewatch and Superhot
See You Space Cowboy...
xTCx
1,101,495
xTCx
Posted on 16 January 18 at 07:10
Mr McMuffen said:
Does anyone know if LA Noire (JP) is on sale also?
I just checked, unfortunately it isn't, it's listed at 4,860 Yen
MugenKairo
239,445
MugenKairo
Posted on 16 January 18 at 07:52
Firewatch, finally!!
'Life begins beyond the edge of your comfort zone'
ManicMetalhead
Posted on 16 January 18 at 08:00, Edited on 16 January 18 at 10:12 by ManicMetalhead
I definitely recommend AER - Memories of Old, lovely little game smile

Also, Typoman is quite fun so far!
Istagene
237,347
Istagene
Posted on 16 January 18 at 08:58
Good opportunity to add to the backlog for sure!! Ill never complete my backlog if they keep up with all these sales!!
Beanpotter
880,734
Beanpotter
Posted on 16 January 18 at 09:22
Definitely a sale just for the GTASC. laugh
Two can play this game.
Vr English
560,387
Vr English
Posted on 16 January 18 at 09:40
Thickly Settled said:
Thank you for posting these Tuesday sales so diligently, I enjoy scanning through the list each week hours ahead of them being posted to the console.
Same. Considering I almost never buy anything its more a ritual than anything else.
MattQuin89
315,022
MattQuin89
Posted on 16 January 18 at 09:48
Some cracking offers this week!

Going to stick to my resolution though, and not buy a thing! Maybe...
IKV91
1,295,574
IKV91
Posted on 16 January 18 at 09:54
Man there’s some easy completions this week. My wallet won’t be happy.
Brynjolf
candy cowboy
883,894
candy cowboy
Posted on 16 January 18 at 09:58
Any easy games on sale anyone ? Thanks..
ManicMetalhead
Posted on 16 January 18 at 10:16, Edited on 16 January 18 at 10:25 by ManicMetalhead
candy cowboy said:
Any easy games on sale anyone ? Thanks..
AER
Another World
DreamBreak
Dear Esther
Octodad
Her Majesty's SPIFFING
Monochroma
The Little Acre
Tacoma

There's probably more, but those are the first few I saw.
DareDeviL x518x
1,037,786
DareDeviL x518x
Posted on 16 January 18 at 10:35
Can anyone recommend any of these for the price they are I love Indies and have not been keeping up on them. Would love to get some don't have to have easy achievements as I'm just looking for good games
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Hieronimus
322,092
Hieronimus
Posted on 16 January 18 at 11:07
I would heavily recommend The Sexy Brutale for this price. Some, including myself, think it was one of the best and most innovative games of 2017. Although it might not be for everyone.
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