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Steam Sale! (what should I get?)

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by SirCallow, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. SirCallow

    SirCallow Legendary Meeper

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    So I would like to start out by saying that my laptop is basically worth less than crap when it comes to gaming. It has really good wifi, a great touch screen, long battery life, and many other cool features. However, in gameplay, it isn't the best. That being said, I will not be buying Tomb Raider or Fallout 4 (seriously though Tomb Raider is $3 right now). I already have a few games in mind, such as Half Life 1 & 2, Portal 1 & 2, CS:GO, Left 4 Dead 1, Skyrim, and Arkham Origins (no hate pls). I have also looked into Undertale a little bit. My parents said they would buy me a game or two, and I have like $70 in my wallet and umm...

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    Basically if you have a suggestion, feel free to share. As previously mentioned, my laptop sucks for gaming. It was $500 so I don't know what I expected lol. If you recommend something please make sure it is not graphically intensive.

    k.

    Thanks meeps.
    --- Double Post Merged, Dec 26, 2015, Original Post Date: Dec 26, 2015 ---
    Also Payday sounded good at first but it is basically shooting cops and robbing stuff so not my sort of thing.

    Games to look into further:
    AoE 2
    ESO
    Nuclear Throne
    The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
     
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  2. Muunkee

    Muunkee Legendary art supply hoarder

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    SKRYIM.
    1000% SKYRIM.

    I easily logged over 1000 hours into skyrim, and that was before I actually bought it,.
    Then I had it on steam. MODS
    ALL OF THE MODS

    SKYRIM.
     
  3. SirCallow

    SirCallow Legendary Meeper

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    Can't wait to buy it. It will probably look terrible af but I shall en devour to make it run at 60 fps.
     
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    Muunkee Legendary art supply hoarder

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    I run it pretty smooth on my computer with stuff that came free at dad's office.
    Plus you can download mods and stuff that are like textures and things to improve FPS and lag.
     
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  5. SirCallow

    SirCallow Legendary Meeper

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    That is good to hear. I will skype chat you if I have room for mods on my ssd lol. <3
     
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  6. Muunkee

    Muunkee Legendary art supply hoarder

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    Hell yee.

    ESO is pretty damn amazing too, Plus multiplayer, but idk if you're into that. I'll def play with you if you do get it, though.

    skyrim is however so amazing.

    I'd get both, but if I had to pick one over the other def. skyrim.
     
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  7. SirCallow

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    I have had multiple friends try to explain eso to me. It's basically skyrim but with multiplayer, right?
     
  8. Kling

    Kling Break blocks not hearts Staff Member Super Mod

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    AoE 2
     
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  9. Muunkee

    Muunkee Legendary art supply hoarder

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    Hah... Hahh.. hah... No.

    Skyrim is only one province of tamriel (skyrim obviously) and has one main and solid storyline, 2 sides of the war you can fight, and the hundreds upon hundreds of sidequests (not counting anything added by mods.)

    ESO has the whole of tamriel to explore, and has 3 storylines, each rather long. IMO, eso has a much better playability + the quests are more immersive. The quests are a lot more like their own mini-story lines. While skyrim has those as well, there aren't as many and nor do they have a more lasting effect. in ESO the chooses you make matter a bit more.

    The skils are very different. While in both games you have basically the same set of fighting abilities - Bows, Magic, and melee, the skills are very different.

    In skyrim you have skill trees for every line. For example, if I'm an archer I would spend my skill points on the archery line. The archery line has stuff you can spend on, now I can zoom in, a point later now I can zoom in and it slows down time for easier aim, etc. The skill trees allow you to add specific abilities to specific parts of gameplay, which can be very interesting and fun.

    The downside to this is that, while your playing styles and choices are damn near unlimited and you can do whatever you want with your character, once you get to about level 20, 25, the enemies aren't very challenging anymore. Bandits don't seem to go past level 20, so once you're past that cave explorations don't tend to last more than 10 minutes which is... sad after some time. No part of skyrim scales to your or your level EXCEPT the random dragons you find flying around after you complete one quest. But even those are very easy.


    ESO's skills are different, slightly. You can hack and slash with a sword all you want but it isn't gonna get you anywhere. you need to spend skill points on special abilities, so you can have better, stronger hacking and slashing. These are linked to the letters on your keyboard 1-5. They use magicka, so you can't only use them, plus you only have 5 so you have to actually think about what you want.

    Also in ESO, you have to pretty much focus one 1 or 2 areas. If I'm a sneaky archer, switching to going in with two swords as a tank is not going to be good for me. In skyrim it's a lot easier to switch or have multiple or even all skill lines, in ESO you have to grind lower levels to get new skills leveled up more.

    ESO, as an MMORPG instead of just an RPG, it better scales to your level. Dungeons all scale to your level, and you will get one-shotted if you go too far out of the starting area as a level 5. If makes you actually work where you are rather than letting you run around doing EVERYTHING by the time you hit level 15 like skyrim will.

    Crafting is a lot better refined in ESO, though I don't do too much crafting so I can't talk about it.

    The multiplayer is something huge and to complete some instances you literally HAVE to group as the scaling makes it damn near impossible to do certain dungeons. Also, guilds are just pretty awesome.

    The community is okay in ESO, though sometimes can be 10x more salty and toxic than meep. It's a lot easier to handle though.

    Skyrim has more flexibility since you have mods and texture packs and all that good stuff, I've spent hours browsing the steam workshop, you name it they have it.

    also, you can RP in ESO. I do a ton of that. It's fun as hell. You should try it.


    It depends on how you really play as to which one is better. I don't know if any of that info is even super relevent to you. ESO is definitely the more challenging one, but skyrim is a lot more fun and laid back.

    (get both xD) (AND SKYPE ME BOUT IT)
     
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  10. LadyCass

    LadyCass Rebel Angel Warrior | Sweet Baby Child

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    I'm so surprised that someone else on the server knows of this, lol
    My dad is attempting to get me and my brothers obsessed with it. One has, the other doesn't because it's too violent for him, and I get bored with it too easily because I have Minecraft. :p
     
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    Wow that cleared things up excellently. Thanks! Both are very tempting. I think what I will do is buy skyrim now since it is like 5 bucks and if I really really like it (probably extremely likely) I shall buy eso when I actually understand skyrim a bit, as it sounds easier from your description. I will still be in the market for dlc so I will be sure to let you know when I get it. Also, do you know when the steam sale ends?
     
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  12. Kling

    Kling Break blocks not hearts Staff Member Super Mod

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    Your father is a wise man.
     
  13. LadyCass

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    Lol
     
  14. SirCallow

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    Ok so I just played the Arkham City Demo and good lord was it amazing. I was able to tweak the settings up quite a bit too which was nice. I think I'll be adding the full game to my list.
     
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    just bought undertale and borderlands 2 for $15

    steam sales $$<3
     
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    Nuclear Throne and The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. Counting both, I've clocked in ~200 hours. Amazing games.
     
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    you have to get undertale
     
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    get ESO and Skyrim
    (if you get ESO, tell me ;) )
     
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    Why don't you get me a game <3 Pls I broke.
     
  20. n00bslayer_99

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    Since you just got fallout nv, get fallout 3. Then you can get Tale of Two wastelands mod and that's the best game ever created.

    Rn you can get portal 1 & 2 for 5 dollars, I'd also strongly recommend them. They have a fantastic, albeit rather short, story.

    And ok so a serious suggestion here is gta 5 - I don't see a reason why you shouldn't consider it. It's a great game, really. And even though it seems it, you don't need a high end computer to play it. I can play it on my school laptop at 50 fps! :p
     

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