The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings Enhanced Edition | Steam | £5.09 (Save Over £6.50)
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ALERT: May contain spoilers for a decade-old game. You have been warned. If you've not played this game, rectify that fault immediately and then come back and read this.
When it comes to Western RPGs, or at least those games that give you a choice in how you can affect the world around you and the characters that inhabit it, I nearly always begin by doing an initial runthrough as myself. I make the decisions that I feel I would make were they presented to me in real-life, immersing myself in the story honestly, in the hopes of a return by way of emotional or narrative payoff later on.
But you could be a absolute dick in KOTOR, and in the subsequent playthroughs that I've made (I do one every year), I've been both beatified saint and abhorrent sinner, and everything in between. It's important, I often feel, when it comes to BioWare's games in particular (and Bethesda's for that matter), that to see as much as the game has to offer, you always need to do at least three plotline runs: one for yourself, one as a good guy, and one as an utter bastard.
KOTOR was perhaps the game that made me feel really horrible about myself for the first time, when it came to some of the decisions I made. Like when I Force Persuaded Zaalbar to murder Mission, just because this 14-year old girl character's voice was getting on my nerves. Mission has been something of a Marmite character for everyone who's played the game over the last decade, but that's only because the scriptwriters and Cat Taber did such an excellent job at bringing this adolescent street urchin to life. I fired up the game last night, and within an hour I'd blackmailed a doctor helping out the poor and the helpless into giving me all of the money he had, and bounty killing a woman who's only crime was resisting the drunken advances of a would-be rapist.
Then again, two simple words made all of that manageable: Force Storm.Click here to read more...
If you have yet to try any of the Baldur’s Gate titles, Gamersgate have provided the perfect opportunity to get up to speed with the most iconic RPG series. The original versions of both Baldur’s Gate 1 & 2 are currently available for under £2, whilst the recent HD remake in the Enhanced Edition gets a 50% reduction. Thanks to michallemanczyk @ HUKD!
Contains all five pieces of DLC with the main game. Thanks to rz999 @ HUKD!
Along with you game, you get the Explosive Pack DLC, as well as digital versions of the art book, Behind-The-Scenes video, motion comic, and the soundtrack.
Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition | Play-Asia | £8.66
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We published this one a few days ago as it was the cheapest price by far, and now it's gotten even cheaper.
Contains Deus Ex GOTY Edition, Deus Ex Invisible War, Deus Ex: Human Revolution Augmented Edition & The Missing Link DLC.
Final Fantasy VII | Square Enix Store | £4.99 (Save £5)
Although a port of the original 1997 PC release, this version comes with wide-screen support, achievements, and a character booster. Thanks to alexnuggz @ HUKD!
This is the first time I've seen the much-loved JRPG under £30 and I wouldn't expect to see it drop much further any time soon. This offer is only for the weekend, so it'll be back up to £33 by Monday. On the plus side, for your money you're getting one of the best RPGs we've seen on this generation of consoles. Do you really want to be burned by the next Final Fantasy game again? Thought not. Don't forget to check out our reviews in the links above for more information on the game.
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Developers: Larian Studios
Publishers: Larian Studios
"I just wanted to play a game with my girlfriend." In that one line, Larian CEO Swen Vinke sums up the ethos behind Divinity: Original Sin -- a game that harks back to the golden age of old school RPGs ("Look at my hair!" Vinke says pointing to his snowy locks. "I'm nothing if not old school!") and let's you enjoy that solo or with a friend, and also create your own adventures.
An isometric RPG situated in the universe of the original Divinity, Original Sin is the story of two characters -- one man, one woman -- who become embroiled in a struggle for an enormous ancient power known as The Source. We didn't really go into much more detail in terms of the overarching scripted narrative itself, because playing through a portion of Original Sin, with producer David Walgrave on hand to help me get up to mischief, it quickly became apparent that it's going to be the narratives that the players forge for themselves that truly stick in the mind.
Take an early example in which we came across a distraught clam. The shrieking fellow had found himself washed ashore and wanted me to throw him back in the water. At moments like these, both players get to make a choice: do we opt to steal the valuable little creature, or do the nice thing and fulfil his wish? David was all for being considerate, I was up for being a bit of a bastard, but the manner in which this conversation played out was fantastic, as burbling snippets of conversation choices bubbled up until we reached something of an impasse. At this point, the outcome was eventually determined by an unseen dice roll, and we chucked him back into the sea and received a nice little reward for our troubles.Click here to read more...
UPDATE: You can knock the price down a little further by using the voucher code above, making it an even better deal. Thanks to goonertillidie & aitk3n on HUKD for the heads-up!
It’s hidden away from the front page, but this deal from Gamefly is the perfect opportunity to finish off the Mass Effect series on PC for one of the lowest prices we’ve seen. It beats the next best offer by over £7, but please do bear in mind you will need Origin to redeem and play this one. Additionally, if you’re also looking to get hold of Mass Effect 2, you can find it for the same price here and have the ultimate catch-up session.
Debatable ending or not, Mass Effect 3 is an excellent game that is an action packed race to stop the Reapers, and anyone who has already played through the first two should definitely finish the tale of Commander Shepard. Along with an entertaining online co-op component, the overall package is worthy of your attention.
A repeat of a deal we highlighted at the beginning of the year, Green Man Gaming are once again providing the lowest price for the PC version of Dark Souls, but by using the voucher code above you can knock the price down even further. Overall it creates a saving of almost a fiver compared to the next best offer.
The PC version contains a number of new additions over the initial console releases, including a new chapter, new enemies and bosses, new items and NPCs, and an online matchmaking system for both co-op and PvP modes. In other words, prepare for even more ways to die in this revision of one of the most divisive titles from the last year. Thanks to Spark at HUKD!
It’s not quite as good as their previous deal, but Simply Games are yet again providing the best price for Level 5’s epic RPG. A saving of £4 separates it from the next best offers elsewhere.
The dream collaboration between Level 5 and Studio Ghibli ended up delivering everything we had hoped for and more, with Matt declaring that Ni No Kuni is “one of the best JRPGs of the last decade” in his review. Even if you only have a passing interest in the genre, you really should give this a go. Thanks to morg106 @ HUKD!
Love it or hate it, Dark Souls is returning and last night we got our first look at the anticipated sequel. The 12-minute gameplay video, hosted by IGN, demonstrates some of the new features that will be included in Darks Souls 2, which includes destructible environments, as well as doing a sufficient job of showing us that, despite fears of the contrary, it will be just as fiendishly challenging and relentlessly punishing as its predecessor. See the video for yourself after the jump.Click here to read more...
Developer: Shiro Games
Publisher: Shiro Games
As anyone who's sat through our Opening Scenes video on Evoland can attest Shiro Games' curious title opens with a monochrome screen and a highly familiar tableau. There, in pixellated 8-bit, black-and-white glory, is a figure who looks the spitting image of a retro Link. To his right is a chest that unlocks further lateral movement. The chest now accessible to his left unlocks full 2D movement. The next chest unlocks basic scrolling, and then a few seconds later another brings the game to life with sound effects.
It's a simple, clever mechanism that allows Evoland to present something of an interactive piece of promenade history with a well-observed tribute to a litany of retro action-adventure titles and old-school RPGs.
What starts off as an instantly endearing romp through a land that borrows heavily from Game Boy titles such as Link's Awakening and Final Fantasy Adventure gradually evolves as our nameless hero discovers more and more chests, and brings the world to life with enemies, basic puzzles, a colour palette that gradually increases, and graphics that develop from 8 to 16 -bit, and then into high definition.Click here to read more...
Focus Home Interactive have beamed over a handful of new screenshots for Mars: War Logs. The pics themselves look rather impressive but we're going to be remaining staunchly reserved with our judgements until the full game arrives, as it was something of a mixed bag to preview. Spiders' ambitions are admirable indeed, but whether or not they can pull off a high-quality, sufficiently-deep RPG experience on an XBLA/PSN budget remains to be seen.Click here to read more...