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Xbox One Sale Roundup: January 16th, 2018

  • RhyoliticRhyolitic402,914
    Posted on 16 January 18 at 04:39Permalink
    Hah. Far Cry Primal is $5.50 cheaper than it was during the Black Friday/Holiday sale.
  • BigTymer2047BigTymer2047642,765
    Posted on 16 January 18 at 04:45Permalink
    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!
  • ScrapcanScrapcan612,192
    Posted on 16 January 18 at 04:59Permalink
    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..
    666
  • QuanticJusticeQuanticJustice1,278,058
    Posted on 16 January 18 at 05:06Permalink
    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.
  • eayragteayragt195,068
    Posted on 16 January 18 at 05:21Permalink
    Brilliant sale - and at long last Firewatch gets a decent discount, so I can now buy it.
    Say everything with a smile
  • Mr McMuffenMr McMuffen851,660
    Posted on 16 January 18 at 05:22Permalink
    Does anyone know if LA Noire (JP) is on sale also?
  • Posted on 16 January 18 at 06:08Permalink
    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.
  • Posted on 16 January 18 at 06:15Permalink
    I’ll be grabbing Firewatch and Superhot
    See You Space Cowboy...
  • xTCxxTCx1,436,612
    Posted on 16 January 18 at 07:10Permalink
    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
  • MugenKairoMugenKairo254,119
    Posted on 16 January 18 at 07:52Permalink
    Firewatch, finally!!
    'Life begins beyond the edge of your comfort zone'
  • Posted on 16 January 18 at 08:00, Edited on 16 January 18 at 10:12 by ManicMetalheadPermalink
    I definitely recommend AER - Memories of Old, lovely little game smile

    Also, Typoman is quite fun so far!
  • IstageneIstagene256,002
    Posted on 16 January 18 at 08:58Permalink
    Good opportunity to add to the backlog for sure!! Ill never complete my backlog if they keep up with all these sales!!
  • BeanpotterBeanpotter1,080,841
    Posted on 16 January 18 at 09:22Permalink
    Definitely a sale just for the GTASC. laugh
    Two can play this game.
  • Vr EnglishVr English671,636
    Posted on 16 January 18 at 09:40Permalink
    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.
  • MattQuin89MattQuin89344,316
    Posted on 16 January 18 at 09:48Permalink
    Some cracking offers this week!

    Going to stick to my resolution though, and not buy a thing! Maybe...
  • IKV91IKV911,479,459
    Posted on 16 January 18 at 09:54Permalink
    Man there’s some easy completions this week. My wallet won’t be happy.
    Brynjolf
  • candy cowboycandy cowboy1,022,563
    Posted on 16 January 18 at 09:58Permalink
    Any easy games on sale anyone ? Thanks..
  • Posted on 16 January 18 at 10:16, Edited on 16 January 18 at 10:25 by ManicMetalheadPermalink
    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.
  • Gearsfan518Gearsfan5181,207,616
    Posted on 16 January 18 at 10:35Permalink
    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
    Rickstheman518 -------------------------------------------------------------------
  • HieronimusHieronimus423,879
    Posted on 16 January 18 at 11:07Permalink
    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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