SubliminalSegue's Guide to Cheap-Ass Gaming

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by SubliminalSegue, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. SubliminalSegue

    SubliminalSegue GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 12, 2010
    United States
    Figured I'd help beat the fall rush, with so many games coming out this fall, you may not have money for all the great new games coming out. If you're a cheap ass gamer like I am, you thrive to see those deals, now that Gamestop has officially lost their minds and only gave me like 9 bucks for a mint copy of Catherine. I made this quick list of some great rather unknown games and was trying to find a place to put it, so it was either here or Facebook. And since the only people on my FB are people who aren't gamers, I was hoping someone could use this.

    1. Divinity II: Ego Draconis- Xbox 360/PC - This not so hard-hitting RPG kinda slipped under the radar. I happened to pick it up, hoping to find a good RPG on the 360, and was surprised how pick up and go it was. The game can be hard depending on what class you pick, but if you get into it, it's a thrilling handful of hours. The gameplay could use a tweak and the voice-acting is a bit...British...but it's heart is in the right place, and you can pick it up for a measly 8 bucks on Amazon (12 for the PC)

    2. Deadly Premonition- Xbox 360 - I've stated this ad nausuem. DP is a great game depsite it's production values. 13 bucks on Amazon can't be all bad, but 20 bucks new.That's a steal. The game is a mix between Silent Hill and Twin Peaks, but the story is a blast, and replay value is high. A lot of people wrote it off because of it's one dimensional plot and it's Dreamcast era graphics, but if you're a patient gamer, you'll actually see it's a gem. Plus, if funded enough, SWERY said he'd make the sequel.

    3. Yakuza 3- PS3 - I didn't forget about PS3, and for 13 bucks, you can have your hands on a stylish fighter/Shenmue-esque game. For those who couldn't get into the first two like me, Y3 was a breath of fresh air, exposing the seedy underbelly of the Japanese mafia and giving you a town full of life and fun to explore. The forth game is also worth checking out, but Yakuza 3 is where the series gets fun and there is enough backstory thanks to it's Memory section that you can start with this game.

    4. Brink- Xbox 360/PS3/PC - Brink is still a decently new game, but you can snag this Team Fortress inspired shooter for only 10 bucks. Brink may need some patching and slight tweaks, but for 10 bucks, you get a pretty interesting take on a slumdog shoot-em-up that only Heavys and Pyros would love. And hey, if you don't like Brink, just get Orange Box for the same price and you not only get TF, but 4 other games!

    5. Earth Defense Force 2017- Xbox 360 - If you still haven't played this classic, it's time to. For 20 bucks, (I'm sure you can find cheaper than that) you can slay your way through giant bugs in order to save the planet in this over the top arcade shooter. Hell for 20 bucks you can get the sequel and online capable Insect Armageddon, and continue the frenzy.

    Some of these titles kinda slipped under the radar, but the best way to play the best games is by word of mouth, isn't it?
  2. YayMii

    YayMii hi

    Jun 24, 2009
    that place
    Umm...TF2 is free. So buying Orange Box just for the purpose of TF2 is kinda a waste of money.
    (That's not to say the other games are good too [​IMG])
  3. kevan

    kevan Imagination rules the world

    Dec 4, 2009
    Good list!
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