r/GameDeals Apr 30 '22

[Humble Store] Golden Week Sale: NieR Replicant ver.1.22 (50% off – $29.99), Dragon Quest XI S: Definitive Edition (35% off – $25.99), Devil May Cry HD Collection (67% off – $9.89), Dragon Star Varnir (70% off – $11.99), The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles (38% off – $$24.79) and more Expired

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/golden-week-sale/
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u/OhLawdIdoBeComing May 01 '22

Is the DmC HD collection a decent PC port?

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u/Crimsonclaw111 May 01 '22

There are a couple caveats but otherwise okay. You need to lock the framerate to 60 via Riva Tuner Statistics or similar, as the speed is tied to the framerate.

See more info here:

https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Devil_May_Cry_HD_Collection

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u/Rainbow- May 01 '22

Is it still appearing for you? It's gone for me now.

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u/OhLawdIdoBeComing May 01 '22

Yeah if I search for it

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u/TheAlpacaLips May 01 '22

I'm just finishing up nier automata. is it worthwhile to buy replicant or will it feel really dated in comparison? like say going from witcher 3 to witcher 1?

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u/Aesir73 May 01 '22

Although Nier Replicant ver.1.22 definitely does feel outdated compared to Automata, its still definitely a amazing game that I would reccomend you to give a try. The biggest con though for most people would be that you'll have to collect all in-game weapons to get ending C & D.

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u/tomerc10 May 01 '22

Does the game have missables?

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u/Termi855 May 01 '22

Some quests are missable. The rewards are not unique though.

2 achievements are missable and they are tied to killing sheep in the first area (they will not spawn after a certain story mission) and clearing the game within 15 hours (which is easily doable clearing the game on a fresh file on easy, you can do that within 6 hours).
Nothing of relevance I dare say.

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u/Rip-tire21 May 01 '22

How important are those endings? Also do you know if there are any mods to just ignore that?

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u/rube May 01 '22

For what it's worth, here's my history with the series...

I played the original on PS3 for a bit. I enjoyed it somewhat, but lost interest maybe 3 hours into the first playthrough.

Picked up Automata on PC hoping it would be a better experience. It was. A LOT better. Played through it and got most of the endings.

When Replicant came to PC I picked it up again. This time I knew what I was getting into and having really enjoyed Automata, I pushed myself to play all of Replicant.

The combat felt much better than what I remembered (but still a far cry from Automata) and I enjoyed it much more this time. I went through all of the endings and for some odd reason it didn't feel like the chore I was expecting it to be.

I've only played Witcher 1 for maybe 20 minutes, and that felt like a horribly outdated game even years ago when I tried it. Replicant is definitely not that.

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u/4sneed4club May 01 '22

I would not recommend for $30. Under $20 yes. It's super dated and subject to the ps3 era gimics . I played about 45% through on hard and nothing felt good or interesting the whole time.

Not even close to nier automata

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u/[deleted] May 01 '22 edited May 05 '22

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u/Termi855 May 01 '22

You are correct in your assessment that Nier profits from a strong narrative. But the gameplay is laughably bad and the sidequests are tedious most of the time. Nier Automata managed to combine good gameplay with a good narrative which made it a masterpiece. Playing Nier Replicant nowadays is a snooze fest and if it wasn't for the strong narrative and tie-ins to Nier Automata, the game would be best left forgotten.
It says a lot about a game if mothertrucking Platinum Games only can make your game bearable, the kings of Hack and Slash gameplay.

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u/[deleted] May 01 '22 edited May 05 '22

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u/Termi855 May 01 '22

In terms of originality, Nier Replicant takes it. Nier Automata reuses many narrative beats from Nier Replicant. The execution is comparable which makes the medium they experience first the better game in that regard (I think you intended to make that point too).
While I adore Nier Automata, I would say that Nier Replicant is not as easy to recommend because of its design and intentions. It is a specific taste that had never seen highs in terms of video game narrative, but it severely lacks a coherent vision, has some pacing issues, and actively wants to frustrate the player at certain points. Yoko Taro is definitely someone who is great at painting a larger picture, but this product is certainly not for the mainstream.

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u/Rasimov May 01 '22

Just a warning about a few of the Idea Factory JRPGs in this sale, but double check the negative steam reviews for any that seem interesting.

Some negative reviews are just due to censorship. A lot of the Idea Factory games seem to be ports of the PS4 versions of these games (Switch versions are the uncensored versions, but they rarely have friendly sale prices compared to other platforms and will sometimes have performance issues), so they tend to have the PS4 censorship. For the most part this censorship doesn't matter except for maybe one game where a minigame was removed (sorry, I forget what one). Others also have ways to uncensor them but it really doesn't matter (for the most part the censorship just covers up lewd things, and I can only think of one game that actually adds in porn if you apply one of the uncensor mods). These games for the most part are just fan service, and nothing actually explicit.

Speaking of ports, quite a few of these have "bad port syndrome." Usually this is fine, but there are a few of the Idea Factory games that you are better off just getting on console if you can. Dark Rose Valkyrie is one of those (it happens to be on sale on the PSN right now). YMMV with the various problems some people report, as well as the various fixes, but typically these games rarely get official support after releasing on PC while the console version continues to get support for a while (this is not an Idea Factory problem, but seems to be a problem with Japanese games in general. Just look at Square Enix and all of their PC ports that seem to never get patched despite huge problems).

Also, there are a couple of games on sale here that are sort of duplicate games. Fairy Fencer F and Fairy Fencer F Advent Dark Force are basically the same game, but ADF is the improved/extended/enhanced version, so no real reason to get the original.

Hyperdimension Neptunia VII and VIIR is a bit more complicated. VIIR is the newer one, and it supports VR. Ignoring the optional VR aspect of it, VII and VIIR have a few more differences than simply one being an enhanced version of the other. VIIR has cut content that was in VII. VII has some licensed characters as well as more endings and story content compared to VIIR. Combat is better in VIIR (IMO), but I don't think the VR element is worth giving up the cut content. I almost want to recommend getting VII, and if you like it I would consider playing VIIR after it.

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u/rube May 01 '22

Thoughts on I Am Setsuna?

It's been in my Steam Wishlist for ages, but this appears to be the lowest I've seen it.

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u/EggplantCider May 01 '22

If you really like Chrono Trigger mechanics you might enjoy it. I bounced off it super hard because the entire game is pretty much one setting (snow), and the entire soundtrack is solo piano which, while pleasant, just starts to melt together.

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u/KuffarisMaximus May 01 '22

I greatly enjoyed it and Lost Sphear as someone who loves RPGs of the 16 and 32 bit eras. The piano soundtrack is excellent and while some would consider this a minus, I found it refreshing not having voice acting.

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u/LG03 Apr 30 '22

No Sega and only selective Capcom here which is an annoying absence, had been considering getting Monster Hunter Rise with the additional monthly discount but it's not to be yet.

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u/Dramajunker May 01 '22 edited May 01 '22

Pretty sure ffxiii and ffxiii-2 still run like crap to this day.

Edit: Getting a lot of people saying "it works good for me".

You can google for these issues on both games. Poor performance is also mentioned on the pcgaming wiki pages for them. And to be fair, FFXIII ran okay on my 970 gpu when I had one. Clearly it's a hardware issue, which still makes it kinda a crapshoot.

https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_XIII

https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_XIII-2

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u/Mr2Sexy May 01 '22

Beaten FF13 and played through half of 13-2 on 2 different gaming PCs with no problems or bugs at all. Both games run smooth as butter for me

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u/Crammucho May 01 '22

I'm playing ffxiii on steam deck without issues.

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u/plastic17 May 02 '22

I just finished FFXIII-2 and it runs great. You need to apply the 4GB Patch so that the game has access to ample of memory. I played over 110 hours and I only experienced one crash.

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u/Antru_Sol_Pavonis May 01 '22

Can not confirm. Played both games and had no issue with them.

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u/Dramajunker May 01 '22 edited May 01 '22

Then you must be one of the chosen ones. I've played these games on a variety of set ups and configurations. The optimization is always awful. Then again some people don't even notice fps issues.