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Massive Square Enix PC Sale Is A 75% Bargain Bonanza

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Jonathan Lester
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PC games, Square Enix

Massive Square Enix PC Sale Is A 75% Bargain Bonanza

Get Hitman: Absolution For A Fiver

Not to be outdone by Origin, Square have decided to discount pretty much everything on their online store by 75%. Which is great news for everyone, apart from the chump who has to round it all up. Oh.

Never mind, because there are some big savings to be had here. Hitman: Absolution is probably the belle of the bargain ball at less than a fiver, while Sleeping Dogs, Final Fantasy VII, Deus Ex GOTY, Just Cause 2, Quantum Conundrum and dozens of older titles are also on offer. Check out the whole shebang after the break, complete with links and prices.

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Tsung  Mar. 20, 2013 at 13:40

Desperate to get people to use their store, are they?. I'm sorry no, not even if they were £1 a game.. Thanx :)

JonLester  Mar. 20, 2013 at 13:56

Pretty sure most of these redeem on Steam. Squeenix also don't have a client, unlike Ubi and EA.

Last edited by JonLester, Mar. 20, 2013 at 13:57
davidpanik  Mar. 20, 2013 at 16:09

Most of the recent games use Steam. I'm finally giving in and picking up Hitman Absolution for that price. Seems odd the frequency with which Square Enix are starting to massively undercut their retail partners though.

Tsung  Mar. 20, 2013 at 16:13

Oh right cool, well how does Final Fantasy 7 then? Would I get a steam code? :/ The way the info page is written for that game it would seem to suggest it's using a client of their own making.

JonLester  Mar. 20, 2013 at 16:35

Oh right cool, well how does Final Fantasy 7 then? Would I get a steam code? :/ The way the info page is written for that game it would seem to suggest it's using a client of their own making.




Oh. Sadly I think FF7 is an exception. :( I've heard you'll need to install it with SecuROM, but I think you'll get a direct download.

EDIT: As you can probably tell, I'm not 100% sure, but that's my understanding.

@davidpanik: You're right, it's amazing to see a publisher so readily slashing their own prices. I suppose that this is down to the major profits gleaned by flash sales and promotions. This crazy depreciation also demonstrates why publishers are so keen for everyone to pre-order their games (despite there being little consumer benefit for doing so).

Last edited by JonLester, Mar. 20, 2013 at 19:05
MattBrennanUK  Mar. 20, 2013 at 18:44

Oh right cool, well how does Final Fantasy 7 then? Would I get a steam code? :/ The way the info page is written for that game it would seem to suggest it's using a client of their own making.




Downloading FF7 now and you have to register and download it through some kind of SE download manager.

Tsung  Mar. 21, 2013 at 08:12

Thanks MattBrennanUK for clearing that up. Sadly I cannot stomach another download manager / app on my computer. Whats the point of Steam if there is going to be a different downloader for every publisher?.

I don't think Square Enix realise this but if they released FF7 on Steam they wouldn't have to discount it at all. It would be snapped up. Still never mind, I know several people who wont buy into another game app / launcher.

JonLester  Mar. 21, 2013 at 09:16

The download manager is a temporary file that can be deleted after downloading the game AFAIK - a bit like GamersGate's download exe.

DivideByZero  Mar. 21, 2013 at 12:30

Yeah pretty much. I bought FF7 a while back. The download manager is fine, just download and then install the game like usual.

You will however, need an account to play FF7, as it has online storage functions etc. So even it it was Steam, you would still need an extra account to sign in to.

Personally, I am fine with having many download clients. This keeps pricing competitive and gives us, the consumer, more choice. That said, I do think Steam is amazing and is my preferred client of choice by a long shot.

Tsung  Mar. 21, 2013 at 12:55

The issue with many clients is simply this.. If Origin/Steam/UPlay/GFWL/Others all start up when your PC loads (which they normally do) and they are using your net connection for updates/patches it gets very messy and start hammering the connection. Even multiple chat clients are unhelpful; my friends might be playing on Origin whilst I'm playing on Steam and we wouldn't know without running both.
Also there is multiple usernames/passwords to remember.

I have a real issue with UPlay not allowing me to merge accounts. It's crazy they are unable to do this taken it is their system. So I have some games on one account, and other games on another* dammed if i can remember the account details for both.

It's all rather frustrating and unnecessary tbh.

X10  Mar. 21, 2013 at 13:02

Is Hitman Absolution worth £4.99? I'd prefer a disc and Zavvi has it cheapest at £7.98 currently, but wondering if it's worth waiting. I played Hitman 2: Silent Assassin which I loved, I tried Hitman Contracts but I just couldn't get into it and I started the Blood Money, but haven't got far with that yet.

Is Absolution as good as Hitman 2?

DivideByZero  Mar. 21, 2013 at 13:25

Hey Tsung,

I didn't know that any of the clients would allow you to merge accounts. Not something I have never needed to think about as I like most people (surely) have one account per thing.

As for the startup, I used to have it so only Steam started up automatically, but now even that gets started manually. This happened as I have 2 main gaming PCs and the auto-signon was annoying me.

As for the friends thing, I get what you mean, but I have all my actual friends on Skype. I find that quite handy.

Life would be much simpler if only Steam existed. But before all these uPlay origin clients popped up, Steams prices had started getting really high and their deals had gone naff.

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