Massive Good Old Games holiday sale is live

#1 Posted by Fjordson (2448 posts) -

Just thought I'd post a friendly reminder.

http://www.gog.com/en/page/xmas11

No chance in hell I actually play all of the RPG's I just bought, but that's part of the fun.

#2 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

Wait, part of the fun is to not be playing the games you purchase? That doesn't make any damn sense to me, but I guess people have different opinions about what is considered "fun".

Also, Empire Earth: Gold is free for the next 48 Hours

#3 Posted by The_Hiro_Abides (1260 posts) -

The website is down when I tried to log in. I guess I'll try it later.

#4 Edited by Fjordson (2448 posts) -

@The_Hiro_Abides: Yeah, seems like shit's getting hammered right now. Took me a few minutes just to get to checkout.

@ZeForgotten: Haha, I was just kiddin'. It's actually sort of dumb, but I can't help it. I do it with Steam sales as well. I'll play most of them at some point, but some of these will be on the backlog for a long time.

#5 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7614 posts) -

Grabbed a few games I've been wanting for a while.. Ceaser 3, Populous 2, Simon the Sorcerer and some of the Ultima games.

Probably would have bought a few more if I had more spare cash, but the Steam sales should be starting soon too. Oh, and Empire Earth is a great game, everyone should get that while it's free.

#6 Posted by kalmis (1558 posts) -

GOG sales, 3rd Indieroyale bundle later today and Steam sales next week. Will be expensive.

#7 Posted by Stete (729 posts) -

Awesomesauce!

Btw has anyone played Sacrifice? Unfortunately I haven't picked that up back in the day and ive heard good things about it. Hopefully it stands the test of time.

#8 Edited by Vexxan (4618 posts) -

I do like my prices sliced, maybe I'll pick something up.

EDIT: Empire Earth for free? Hell yeah!

#9 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

I was going to buy Fallout, but then I took a sip of coffee and the rational part of my brain woke up.

#10 Edited by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -
#11 Posted by Fjordson (2448 posts) -

Picked up:

Fallout 1 and 2

Baldur's Gate II complete edition

Icewind Dale 1 and 2 complete edition

Arcanum

The Last Express

Sanitarium

Planescape Torment

Gabriel Knight

Freescape 2

Ultima VII complete

Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri

And half of these I own in boxes somewhere. GOG versions are so good, though.

#12 Posted by DudeSupreme (211 posts) -

You know you all want Shogo.

Actually I am so tempted to get a bunch of the Interplay RPGs, but I havent even gotten past the first area of Planescape Torment when I bought it months ago.

#13 Posted by hwy_61 (922 posts) -

Bought Wing Commander 3 and looking for more great FMV games. Help me out GBers!

#14 Posted by Brodehouse (9793 posts) -

I really want to play Fallout 2, but I don't want to deal with how difficulty worked in old PC games. Is there a piss-easy difficulty I can hit so I can just have fun in the story? The old obligatory min-maxing and quicksaving/quickloading every turn to make sure it goes perfect doesn't interest me anymore.

#15 Posted by Fjordson (2448 posts) -

@Brodehouse said:

I really want to play Fallout 2, but I don't want to deal with how difficulty worked in old PC games. Is there a piss-easy difficulty I can hit so I can just have fun in the story? The old obligatory min-maxing and quicksaving/quickloading every turn to make sure it goes perfect doesn't interest me anymore.

Yeah, both Fallout games have difficulty.

I'm replaying Fallout 1 right now and it runs great, looks pretty cool with the high res mod, and isn't impenetrable with it's difficulty at all. And I'm playing on normal. Could go down even lower to easy. Worth going through, imo.

#16 Posted by damswedon (3185 posts) -

@hwy_61 said:

Bought Wing Commander 3 and looking for more great FMV games. Help me out GBers!

Are we talking great FMV games or "great" FMV games?

#17 Posted by evildeadron (830 posts) -

@damswedon said:

@hwy_61 said:

Bought Wing Commander 3 and looking for more great FMV games. Help me out GBers!

Are we talking great FMV games or "great" FMV games?

Aren't all FMV games, "great"?

#18 Posted by hwy_61 (922 posts) -
@evildeadron @damswedon Good point. How about your FAVORITE FMV games??
#19 Posted by damswedon (3185 posts) -

@hwy_61: I legitimately love the Soviet and Nuclear Strike games for the Playstation. They are on the American PSN (at least) if you really want them but you might want to watch a couple minutes of this lets play first (void of annoying voice over thank god).

Great now I'm going to those games.

#20 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1178 posts) -
@hwy_61 said:
@evildeadron @damswedon Good point. How about your FAVORITE FMV games??
Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh is all sorts of great and only $3.
#21 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11594 posts) -

@Icicle7x3 said:

@hwy_61 said:
@evildeadron @damswedon Good point. How about your FAVORITE FMV games??
Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh is all sorts of great and only $3.

And by that you mean "great", right? Because from what I've seen of Spoony's LP, it seems like it even out-FMVs the first Phantasmagoria, for as hard as that sounds coming off Dave and Vinny's accidental LP.

Personally, I've already made myself victim to GOG sales too many times, so it was fairly easy to actually stay in my personal limit this time... mostly because I already have pretty much everything of note. I got myself some Ultima, some Wing Commander, and Dungeon Keeper 2, which doesn't seem to want to run on my system. And already, almost immediately, Ultima VII has shown itself to have pretty much every old game anachronism seemingly designed to specifically bug me. Will continue playing though.

#22 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5814 posts) -

I went with Planescape Torment despite already owning it on CD.

#23 Posted by thechronodarkness (294 posts) -

Rayman 2 and 3 for 3$ each. Well....rayman 2 basically REQUIRES a gamepad and the xpadder program. Keyboard only, and you can't remap the controls. As well as pretty good games like shogo or XIII. Can't really pass it up. If you don't already own some version of it, 3$ for the original duke isn't half bad

And...not sure if the sale is still there, but 23$ for both witcher games the past few days was pretty amazing.

#24 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1178 posts) -
@ArbitraryWater said:

@Icicle7x3 said:

@hwy_61 said:
@evildeadron @damswedon Good point. How about your FAVORITE FMV games??
Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh is all sorts of great and only $3.

And by that you mean "great", right? Because from what I've seen of Spoony's LP, it seems like it even out-FMVs the first Phantasmagoria, for as hard as that sounds coming off Dave and Vinny's accidental LP.

Personally, I've already made myself victim to GOG sales too many times, so it was fairly easy to actually stay in my personal limit this time... mostly because I already have pretty much everything of note. I got myself some Ultima, some Wing Commander, and Dungeon Keeper 2, which doesn't seem to want to run on my system. And already, almost immediately, Ultima VII has shown itself to have pretty much every old game anachronism seemingly designed to specifically bug me. Will continue playing though.

Like its been said before, all FMV games are "great" and Phantasmagoria 2 is up there.
 
Also, you can watch Spoony's LP if you want. It is a pretty linear game and you pretty much see most of what the game has to offer from that...other than the nudity of course. However there are a few things he missed and if you are curious or bored you can check it out yourself.

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