The XBOX One


#8802

Bargain thread, or here? Hmmm.

Okay, there’s the big Shocktober game sale this week. I finally had a glance through it, and it’s big. Lotsa stuff on sale. I’m in the mood for some new games for my backlog while I farm more Oxium in Warframe. Don’t ask me why.

Be warned, these are very different games, but these three seem good:

Torment: Numenera, $12.50(!!!) I’d like to play this, as I’m a vague fan of the setting (supported the original KS at the ‘digital everything’ level, and have read most of most of the books), and bought/loved the original Torment when it came out. I’ve shied away from playing it on my TV, though. That said, I literally have no PC to play it on, so no other option. And this is stupid cheap (down from $50).

Dying Light: The Following: Enhanced Edition- $21
My brother was in a bad car accident a week or two ago. He’ll be out of the hospital in a few days, and laid up for a few months. He likes zombies, and open-world stuff sometimes. I’ve heard this is pretty good, and for this price includes literally every DLC they put out for it. Seems like it’d be a fun co-op thing. I just wish I was in the Insider ring that I could buy it for both of us (ie gift one to him)

What remains of Edith Finch- $16
Seems neat. Probably most likely to play this, as I hear it’s reasonably short. Only $4 off, though.

So, which one? Or two?


#8803

Only own one of them, but I think Dying Light is pretty good. Never finished, more or less got set aside since the friends I was going through in co-op kind of bailed on me.


#8804

I don’t need anymore stuff for my backlog but that’s a good price for Torment: Numenera…how is that for the One? Fan of PS:T, will I like this?


#8805

I looked at the reviews. Almost all (good and bad) are from the Feb/Match launch time frame. Most say it was buggy. Not sure how well patched its been since then.


#8806

Part of me respects that they’re putting these kind of detailed, maybe even fiddly RPGs on consoles but I don’t think I’d ever play them there. These just seem perfect for a PC, mouse and keyboard experience, but that’s just me.


#8807

Yeah, I agree- I mentioned that in my post. Ideally, I’d play it on a tablet, but I don’t have a Surface yet, and no Android version. So here we are.


#8808

No, the decision changes if you don’t have a PC. I just imagine the experience would suffer, though probably not enough to skip the game entirely.


#8809

Huh, this is kind of funny. If you ever wanted to watch Chris Evans play Shadow of Mordor on the Xbox One X, well …


#8810

Is there any way to browse the xbox one store online? Its so damn slow on the Xbox to do anything, that it kills any interest I have in using it. I would like to see if any of the games Im interested in are discounted though, but so far, I havent been able to see the Xbox Store without a crapton of windows games, and non-xbox games as well.


#8811

I am only seeing Xbox One games - are you in the US? Under the GAMES menu, it lets you select XBOX ONE.

From there you can filter it several ways.

So I filtered to SHOW ALL GAMES and got 864 results.
SHOW EXCLUSIVES gave me 28 results. Really? 28 out of 864 exclusives? That can’t be right!


#8812

I’m sorry, but WHERE are you seeing xbox one games only? I am talking about online instead of on the xbox, because the xbox ui is so slow it drains me to even contemplate doing anything other than starting a game there.

And, I’m in Denmark :-)


#8813

There’s a page for the weekly deals with gold. Updates on tuesday.

I think @Relayer71 was talking about this: https://www.microsoft.com/store/best-rated/games/xbox


#8814

I don’t have a suggestion for alternate means of browsing the store but it seems odd you’re having so much trouble doing it on the Xbox itself. I find using the store on my console comparable to browsing the Steam store on my PC in terms of speed.


#8815

Thanks! I can use that one perfectly!

@divedivedive I don’t have trouble browsing, but its so damn slow. Every time I choose a new catagory, it loads something, and just hangs for a few seconds, if I go down to see the next few games, it hangs - its always done so. Could be a european thing of course, but its enough to make the xbox a dust gatherer, instead of a machine I’d like to turn on and have fun with.


#8816

I can understand that, it would suck to have a several second delay every time you load up a new screen. Just seems weird that your experience would be so drastically different, sorry I can’t offer any ideas.


#8817

Was talking about this page, but it’s U.S.

https://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/xbox-one?xr=shellnav


#8818

I experience the same thing occasionally with the screen freezing for up to 3 or 4 seconds when I make a selection. Doesn’t always happen, but overall I wouldn’t say my experience on the Xbox is snappy. Seems to hang for a second or two whenever I click on a new category.


#8819

Deadly Premonition was added to backward compatibility list. I hope they give away that game with GwG someday. The idea of a cult classic game appeals to me, but not enough to actually buy one.


#8820

I almost posted about it yesterday because I know the game has a devoted fan base, but the truth is I think it’s an awful game. Petty of me, I know.


#8821

I noticed yesterday that Elder Scrolls Online is free to play again for a few days. I’m not going to bother downloading it again. It’s a good game, I have to admit, but it’s not fantastic.