Binary Domain just hit the flash sale on steam for ~$6

#1 Posted by Shingro (226 posts) -

Make Big Bo proud, get in there and shoot some robots

#2 Posted by JackSukeru (5964 posts) -

I would but I CAN'T!

#3 Posted by theMixxer (41 posts) -

@Shingro: Thanks for the heads up! Been meaning to pick this up for some time. For $6 and change I couldn't resist.

#4 Posted by Demoskinos (15136 posts) -

Already have it on PS3!

#5 Posted by Shingro (226 posts) -

For Those Who Come After: As of the time of this post you have 10 hours and 10 minutes to claim a Big Bo for your very own.

#6 Posted by Legend (2661 posts) -

Bog Bo!!

#7 Posted by csl316 (9428 posts) -

Is $6 $6 too much? This looks like a prime candidate for a PS+ offer some day.

#8 Posted by Legend (2661 posts) -

Oops, no edit on mobile site fail... Big Bo!!!!!

#9 Posted by Legend (2661 posts) -

Oops, no edit on mobile site fail... Big Bo!!!!!

#10 Posted by Eaxis (958 posts) -

I can't not get this!

#11 Posted by MiniPato (2751 posts) -

@csl316 said:

Is $6 $6 too much? This looks like a prime candidate for a PS+ offer some day.

well Binary Domain has a way better frame rate on PC. Having played both versions, I can't go back and play the boss fights on PS3 cause the frame rates during some of them are pretty bad. Like the spiderbot boss fight quite literally slows to like 3 frames per second.

#12 Posted by murisan (1119 posts) -

Binary Domain PC GET.

#13 Posted by Miketakon (514 posts) -

BOUGHT IM CRYING RIGHT NOW

#14 Posted by Doohickerdonald (10 posts) -

It's £4.99 in the uk

#15 Posted by SerGregor (4 posts) -

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned that Binary Domain isn't very good

#16 Posted by Andorski (5365 posts) -

@SerGregor said:

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned that Binary Domain isn't very good

The batshit insane story is enough to recommend the game at $6. Shooting isn't the best but at the same time I cannot think of many other third person shooters that I would recommend over BD.

#17 Posted by super2j (1787 posts) -

is the story really that amazing? Because if it is then i will get it. but im worried about getting bored.

#18 Posted by believer258 (12184 posts) -

Finally, Steam has something on sale that I actually want!

OK, so I wanted Torchlight 2 and Dishonored as well, but I remember having to restrain myself during the Autumn sale. For this one, I feel like there's nothing I particularly want.

#19 Posted by Andorski (5365 posts) -

@super2j said:

is the story really that amazing? Because if it is then i will get it. but im worried about getting bored.

It's not amazing, it's just really weird, but in an enjoyable way.

#20 Posted by super2j (1787 posts) -

@Andorski said:

@super2j said:

is the story really that amazing? Because if it is then i will get it. but im worried about getting bored.

It's not amazing, it's just really weird, but in an enjoyable way.

well i played Nier, it had kinda meh gameplay/mechanics but the story was weird and i loved it for that. When i think back on that game, i have found memories.

#21 Posted by Andorski (5365 posts) -

@super2j said:

@Andorski said:

@super2j said:

is the story really that amazing? Because if it is then i will get it. but im worried about getting bored.

It's not amazing, it's just really weird, but in an enjoyable way.

well i played Nier, it had kinda meh gameplay/mechanics but the story was weird and i loved it for that. When i think back on that game, i have found memories.

I personally enjoyed BD's story as an odd look into how a Japanese development team approaches non-Asian cultural representation. I would consider it borderline racist if I thought it came from malice rather than lack of knowledge.

#22 Posted by super2j (1787 posts) -

@Andorski said:

@super2j said:

@Andorski said:

@super2j said:

is the story really that amazing? Because if it is then i will get it. but im worried about getting bored.

It's not amazing, it's just really weird, but in an enjoyable way.

well i played Nier, it had kinda meh gameplay/mechanics but the story was weird and i loved it for that. When i think back on that game, i have found memories.

I personally enjoyed BD's story as an odd look into how a Japanese development team approaches non-Asian cultural representation. I would consider it borderline racist if I thought it came from malice rather than lack of knowledge.

Well, the deed is done, I bought it....

#23 Posted by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -

@super2j said:

@Andorski said:

@super2j said:

@Andorski said:

@super2j said:

is the story really that amazing? Because if it is then i will get it. but im worried about getting bored.

It's not amazing, it's just really weird, but in an enjoyable way.

well i played Nier, it had kinda meh gameplay/mechanics but the story was weird and i loved it for that. When i think back on that game, i have found memories.

I personally enjoyed BD's story as an odd look into how a Japanese development team approaches non-Asian cultural representation. I would consider it borderline racist if I thought it came from malice rather than lack of knowledge.

Well, the deed is done, I bought it....

I thought it was a great game. For $6 you really can't go wrong. And if you liked Nier and could overlook its shortcomings, there is no reason you can't do the same for this one too.

#24 Posted by Shingro (226 posts) -

@super2j: Patrick said there was a twist in there that was 'definitely worth seeing' or somesuch like that

#25 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

I'd buy it, but I have a rule of not buying any game that my Steam Wallet can't afford this year.

And fuck me if I'm playing DotA 2 for a few more days.

#26 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2502 posts) -

I thought this game was great. There's a pretty epic roof escape scene, and while the twist Patrick talks about didn't blow me away like it did him, I thought the characters were well fleshed out and the dialogue was enjoyable.

For $6.25, it's a no brainer IMO.

#27 Posted by brownsfantb (399 posts) -

Just finished this on the 360 this weekend and I'd say it's worth $6. Some of the boss fights go on way too long especially later in the game but the story and characters made the game enjoyable enough.

#28 Posted by Andorski (5365 posts) -

@Shingro said:

@super2j: Patrick said there was a twist in there that was 'definitely worth seeing' or somesuch like that

Not so much of a twist, but a sudden realization of, "Oh yea... this game was made in Japan."

#29 Posted by murisan (1119 posts) -

@SerGregor said:

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned that Binary Domain isn't very good

It's great. You're silly.

#30 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -

I bought the game and the DLC. So now I must ask: is the DLC any good?

#31 Posted by Andorski (5365 posts) -

I never used any of the DLC, but reading the descriptions they sound kinda pointless. The multiplayer DLC are just skins, and I doubt there is any activity online for this game. The single player DLC just gives you passive skill boosts (which you get a ton of from just the original game) and a few weapons (in my play through I just stuck with the basic assault rifle throughout the entire game).

#32 Edited by mordukai (7185 posts) -

@Andorski said:

@SerGregor said:

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned that Binary Domain isn't very good

The batshit insane story is enough to recommend the game at $6. Shooting isn't the best but at the same time I cannot think of many other third person shooters that I would recommend over BD.

Story wise?! Spec Ops The Line had more impact. As far as gameplay wise then both games have faults but to be Binary Domain's fault were more frustrating and actually prevented me from enjoying the game.

#33 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2295 posts) -

I just grabbed me a copy but it will have to wait till I've finished with other games.

#34 Edited by Andorski (5365 posts) -

@mordukai said:

@Andorski said:

@SerGregor said:

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned that Binary Domain isn't very good

The batshit insane story is enough to recommend the game at $6. Shooting isn't the best but at the same time I cannot think of many other third person shooters that I would recommend over BD.

Story wise?! Spec Ops The Line had more impact. As far as gameplay wise then both games have faults but to be Binary Domain's fault were more frustrating and actually prevented me from enjoying the game.

I'm still going through Spec Ops: The Line.

Just got the the scene where Lugo kills the Radioman. Either "the big twist" hasn't happened yet or something is going over my head because I don't see the big deal about the story.

Does the main appeal come from the game's depiction of war as having no clear good guys? The inevitability of war creating massive innocent casualties despite noble intentions? The slow decay of Captain Walkers mental state? Seeing as how your average video game will absolutely beat you over the head about who is right and who is not when telling a story, I can understand the appreciation for having a game muddle the ethical line. Not sure if I would praise it though, as many people seem to do for this game. You're story is bound to look better in comparison when the modern military genre is filled with Call of Duty and Call of Duty clones. As for specific story beats, I thought the scene where Captain Walker finds out that his white phosphorus attack killed a massive group of civilians was surprising but lacked any impact. Just like any other shooter, you spend the entire game basically committing genocide. The 33rd are far from innocent civilians, but the desensitization of death still occurs. The same issues goes for Walkers' slow rise of mental instability. People who play this game most likely played other shooters before, so there is this dissonance when the player has no issues headshotting an entire militia while the character is having a mental breakdown.

Binary Domain does have some frustrating parts though. All the boss fights are terrible. Still, I'd put BD over Spec Ops when it comes to combat. Both have very basic AI and your standard run of weapons, but the individual body damage in BD is a nice gimmick to play around with.

#35 Posted by ThunderSlash (1952 posts) -

@Andorski: Keep playing.

I'm also debating whether to buy this or not, since I have so many games in my backlog right now.

#36 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4701 posts) -

@SerGregor said:

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned that Binary Domain isn't very good

I'll jump on your Big Bo hate train. Next stop, apathy. Game is decent but for 6 dollars sure, go to town.

#37 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5154 posts) -

This game is unironically awesome.

#38 Posted by Humanity (10060 posts) -

The best part about Binary Domain is how it surpasses expectations in my opinion. From all the videos and screens it looks like a really generic third person cover shooter - but it really is quite fun to play. They made it so that killing robots is really satisfying and everything moves at a brisk pace. I don't recall any area overstaying it's welcome. While the bosses can drag on a bit, they still fall apart in really cool ways.

The story is nothing special and I don't think any of the twists were particularly jaw dropping but it's a FINE story. Everything has a beginning, middle and end which is more than you can say for some of the plotlines in games from this year. I liked Dishonored but that game has a way worse plot than Binary Domain and mainly because the ending is so completely telegraphed and lackluster.

Also as mentioned: for $6 you seriously aren't losing anything.

#39 Posted by TwoLines (2839 posts) -

It's a damn fine game. It shares some things with Vanquish and Ghost in the Shell. It is very corny though, so be prepared.

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