Got my Summer of Arcade code

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#1 Posted by TimFReilly (104 posts) -

Downloading now! Anyone know what the second "unlock all three crimson alliance characters" code is for?

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#2 Posted by spree4567 (165 posts) -

@TimFReilly said:

Downloading now! Anyone know what the second "unlock all three crimson alliance characters" code is for?

When the game is on sale next week, there will be 2 versions. One for $10 / 800 MS Points that allows you to play as 1 of the 3 characters. There will also be a $15 / 1200 MS Points one which gives you all 3 of the characters. The free one they gave out is the more expensive one.

Got my code too! Earlier then I expected.

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#3 Posted by bobafettjm (2006 posts) -

Got mine also.

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#4 Posted by TimFReilly (104 posts) -

I like the core of that idea, but $5 doesn't seem like it will be much of a differentiator for people.

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#5 Posted by LocalHJay (6 posts) -

eh somebody will buy the cheaper version i'm sure. anybody whose got this early wanna play now? gamer tag is Local H Jay, send me a FR

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#6 Posted by TimFReilly (104 posts) -

I tried this four player today. Lots of fun! It reminds me of the Lara Croft game from last year. A mix of combat and searching for secrets. The frame rate is a bit disappointing (maybe just in 4P mode) but overall this is one of the better four player games out there.

In single player, I can see it being a bit of a lamer version of Torchlight, as it has less details and no talent points and stuff.

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#7 Posted by Philip (153 posts) -

Nice, i was not sure if we could download it before official release. 
 
Will give this a go tonight.

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#8 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -

I like the idea of only paying for one character, since most of the time with these games I'll only ever play through it once anyway.

The price difference isn't really enough though, especially since I'll likely go through it on local co-op.

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#9 Posted by DougQuaid (1273 posts) -

About how long is it?

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#10 Posted by jozzy (2053 posts) -

@TimFReilly said:

I tried this four player today. Lots of fun! It reminds me of the Lara Croft game from last year. A mix of combat and searching for secrets. The frame rate is a bit disappointing (maybe just in 4P mode) but overall this is one of the better four player games out there.

In single player, I can see it being a bit of a lamer version of Torchlight, as it has less details and no talent points and stuff.

Wait, is there no character progression at all?

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#11 Posted by SteamPunkJin (1283 posts) -
@TimFReilly said:

Downloading now! Anyone know what the second "unlock all three crimson alliance characters" code is for?

So you got two codes? One for all three and one for just a one- off? 
How many codes did you get?
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#12 Posted by Philip (153 posts) -
@SteamPunkJin said:
@TimFReilly said:

Downloading now! Anyone know what the second "unlock all three crimson alliance characters" code is for?

So you got two codes? One for all three and one for just a one- off?  How many codes did you get?
Yes 2 codes, 
 
One for the base game, and one to unlock all class pack.
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#13 Edited by TimFReilly (104 posts) -

@jozzy: No level ups, just money. You get new armor which unlocks various power upgrades and such.

Re: Length. It doesn't seem to be short, but I have no idea how long it is. We played it for a few hours on Sunday and I wouldn't say we were more than halfway in.

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#14 Posted by 617_jbug (465 posts) -

is the game free to play. I'm downloading now it say free and it's not the demo.

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#15 Edited by Pazy (2751 posts) -

@617_jbug said:

is the game free to play. I'm downloading now it say free and it's not the demo.

Its not free to play. The thing your downloading is basically the "trial", if you want the rest of the game you need to pay for the 3-pack of characters for 1200 points on the game page. You can pay for just one character at 800 points if you want.

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#16 Edited by LTSmash (788 posts) -

@617_jbug: I'm getting the same thing. XBL shows it as free for me, even though I didn't buy all of the SoA titles.

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#17 Posted by jaycrockett (701 posts) -

Yeah I thought they might be going with some crazy free to play scheme, but it's just a trial. I think that would be an interesting idea though. "You've reached the end of the trial, pay 80 points for the next level!.

I think MS is really missing out on a microtransaction based MMO on Xbox.

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