Purchasing choice

#1 Posted by Helimocopter (369 posts) -

So i've been thinking about getting some microsoft points to purchase an XBLA game, but im torn between this game and castle crashers
at this point the only reason i would buy castle crashers would be for my friend because he owns the game, but i dont love the feel the gameplay, or the way it handles character progression
i like the way deathspank played in the demo, but lately i've been wondering about the length and the replay value, though i feel like i still might be willing to play deathspank again after i buy it, just for fun, 
 
so what i think i am asking, is there any huge reason to buy castle crashers, or any huge reason not to buy deathspank?

#2 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

its 8 hours and you can get all the achievements in one run. 

#3 Posted by Crono11 (1640 posts) -

If you have friends you own Castle Crashers and are willing to play it then I'd get that. 
 
I really liked Deathspank though and feel like it would be a worthy purchase too. So really multiplayer is the deciding factor.  

 If multiplayer means nothing to you then Deathspank.

#4 Posted by Andorski (5190 posts) -

If you don't like how Castle Crashers feels and it's level progression, then there is no reason to get the game.
 
Death Spank can last 8 hours.  If you try to do everything and are not in a rush, you can definitely surpass the 8 hours.  If you only stick the main campaign and rush through everything, the game will last 5 hours at most.

#5 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@Andorski said:
" If you don't like how Castle Crashers feels and it's level progression, then there is no reason to get the game.  Death Spank can last 8 hours.  If you try to do everything and are not in a rush, you can definitely surpass the 8 hours.  If you only stick the main campaign and rush through everything, the game will last 5 hours at most. "
I did everything and got all trophies in 8 hours. 
#6 Posted by T00MuchSteeze (163 posts) -

And despite how short Deathspank was it's still worth it. Plus there is still hope of DLC which would be awesome. 

#7 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@T00MuchSteeze said:
" And despite how short Deathspank was it's still worth it. Plus there is still hope of DLC which would be awesome.  "
Again I know I sound like a broken record. I do not think its worth 15 bucks. 
#8 Posted by T00MuchSteeze (163 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man said:
" @T00MuchSteeze said:
" And despite how short Deathspank was it's still worth it. Plus there is still hope of DLC which would be awesome.  "
Again I know I sound like a broken record. I do not think its worth 15 bucks.  "
Yeah, 800 points would have been much better. I still think one day i might play though again though. I didn't even use all the different attacks. Also yeah, deff the easiest S-rank I ever got. 
#9 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@T00MuchSteeze said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:
" @T00MuchSteeze said:
" And despite how short Deathspank was it's still worth it. Plus there is still hope of DLC which would be awesome.  "
Again I know I sound like a broken record. I do not think its worth 15 bucks.  "
Yeah, 800 points would have been much better. I still think one day i might play though again though. I didn't even use all the different attacks. Also yeah, deff the easiest S-rank I ever got.  "
What really makes me mad. Is that is right in the info says " 15 hours of gameplay" I feel that is close to false advertisement. 
#10 Posted by T00MuchSteeze (163 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man: No chance it had 15 hours. I did absolutely everything in that game and it felt like i could have beat it in like 8 or less. 
#11 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@T00MuchSteeze said:
" @The_Laughing_Man: No chance it had 15 hours. I did absolutely everything in that game and it felt like i could have beat it in like 8 or less.  "
I wrote EA an email stating I am not happy. And they said game length it related to gameplay mechanics.....
#12 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4884 posts) -

How is DeathSpank short? It's 15 bucks and about 8 hours. Some $60 games aren't that long.

#13 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@SJSchmidt93 said:
" How is DeathSpank short? It's 15 bucks and about 8 hours. Some $60 games aren't that long. "
Cause we where told over and over its a 15 hour game. It also has no replay value because you can get all achivments in one run. 
#14 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4884 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man said:
" @SJSchmidt93 said:
" How is DeathSpank short? It's 15 bucks and about 8 hours. Some $60 games aren't that long. "
Cause we where told over and over its a 15 hour game. It also has no replay value because you can get all achivments in one run.  "
So it's not short, it's short based on expectations? Gotcha.
#15 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@SJSchmidt93 said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:
" @SJSchmidt93 said:
" How is DeathSpank short? It's 15 bucks and about 8 hours. Some $60 games aren't that long. "
Cause we where told over and over its a 15 hour game. It also has no replay value because you can get all achivments in one run.  "
So it's not short, it's short based on expectations? Gotcha. "
I think its short for a DL game for 15 bucks. 10 would have been a perfect charge for this. 
#16 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4884 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man said:
" @SJSchmidt93 said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:
" @SJSchmidt93 said:
" How is DeathSpank short? It's 15 bucks and about 8 hours. Some $60 games aren't that long. "
Cause we where told over and over its a 15 hour game. It also has no replay value because you can get all achivments in one run.  "
So it's not short, it's short based on expectations? Gotcha. "
I think its short for a DL game for 15 bucks. 10 would have been a perfect charge for this.  "
 Eh, I think it's got a lot of content for it's price, honestly. I'd be scared to see what you'd think of a game like God of War 3 or Alan Wake, which is 8-10 and 60 bucks.
#17 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@SJSchmidt93 said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:
" @SJSchmidt93 said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:
" @SJSchmidt93 said:
" How is DeathSpank short? It's 15 bucks and about 8 hours. Some $60 games aren't that long. "
Cause we where told over and over its a 15 hour game. It also has no replay value because you can get all achivments in one run.  "
So it's not short, it's short based on expectations? Gotcha. "
I think its short for a DL game for 15 bucks. 10 would have been a perfect charge for this.  "
 Eh, I think it's got a lot of content for it's price, honestly. I'd be scared to see what you'd think of a game like God of War 3 or Alan Wake, which is 8-10 and 60 bucks. "
GOW had amazing graphics. Alan wake had a great atmosphere. 
#18 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4884 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man said:
" @SJSchmidt93 said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:
" @SJSchmidt93 said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:
" @SJSchmidt93 said:
" How is DeathSpank short? It's 15 bucks and about 8 hours. Some $60 games aren't that long. "
Cause we where told over and over its a 15 hour game. It also has no replay value because you can get all achivments in one run.  "
So it's not short, it's short based on expectations? Gotcha. "
I think its short for a DL game for 15 bucks. 10 would have been a perfect charge for this.  "
 Eh, I think it's got a lot of content for it's price, honestly. I'd be scared to see what you'd think of a game like God of War 3 or Alan Wake, which is 8-10 and 60 bucks. "
GOW had amazing graphics. Alan wake had a great atmosphere.  "
See, that has nothing to do with length whatsoever.
 
You just thought DeathSpank was bad?
#19 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@SJSchmidt93 said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:
" @SJSchmidt93 said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:
" @SJSchmidt93 said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:
" @SJSchmidt93 said:
" How is DeathSpank short? It's 15 bucks and about 8 hours. Some $60 games aren't that long. "
Cause we where told over and over its a 15 hour game. It also has no replay value because you can get all achivments in one run.  "
So it's not short, it's short based on expectations? Gotcha. "
I think its short for a DL game for 15 bucks. 10 would have been a perfect charge for this.  "
 Eh, I think it's got a lot of content for it's price, honestly. I'd be scared to see what you'd think of a game like God of War 3 or Alan Wake, which is 8-10 and 60 bucks. "
GOW had amazing graphics. Alan wake had a great atmosphere.  "
See, that has nothing to do with length whatsoever.  You just thought DeathSpank was bad? "
Never said that.  
 
I just feel lied. In the quicklook EX. And the game info its stated "15 hours "clearly. THAT is what makes me mad. 
#20 Posted by thereaper2950 (103 posts) -

Buy it for sure because the game is very kickass!!!!

#21 Posted by Mrnitropb (2090 posts) -
@SJSchmidt93 said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:
" @SJSchmidt93 said:
" How is DeathSpank short? It's 15 bucks and about 8 hours. Some $60 games aren't that long. "
Cause we where told over and over its a 15 hour game. It also has no replay value because you can get all achivments in one run.  "
So it's not short, it's short based on expectations? Gotcha. "
Thats what she said!
 
So is it worth it to put pants on, drive to the store, get a points card, come back, and spend 1200 space bucks on it?

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.