• Welcome to Talking Time's third iteration! If you would like to register for an account, or have already registered but have not yet been confirmed, please read the following:

    1. The CAPTCHA key's answer is "Percy"
    2. Once you've completed the registration process please email us from the email you used for registration at percyreghelper@gmail.com and include the username you used for registration

    Once you have completed these steps, Moderation Staff will be able to get your account approved.

  • TT staff acknowledge that there is a backlog of new accounts that await confirmation.

    Unfortunately, we are putting new registrations on hold for a short time.

    We do not expect this delay to extend beyond the first of November 2020, and we ask you for your patience in this matter.

    ~TT Moderation Staff

The Game Sales and Deals Thread, With No Apologies to Anyone

Positronic Brain

Out Of Warranty
(He/him)
It's also on sale in Xbox, amd unlike other promotions this one is worldwide in the Switch store. I guess this is some kind of anniversary sale?

That said, weirdly enough, Obra Dinn is not on sale in PS4 (where the base price is also more expensive than in every other platform, at least in EU.. Different publishing contract?)
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
Obra Dinn is a GOAT and anyone who missed it the first time around and likes narrative games or solving mysteries would be well advised to snap it up. I would argue it's the best "detective" game ever made.
You've sold me on it, even though I already know from Brick's informative walkthrough that the captain ate everyone on board
 

ShakeWell

Slam Master
(he, etc.)
Was there ever a physical release for this, or is it digital-only?
There was a physical release for the Japanese version. Unfortunately, unlike the Japanese physical version of the Capcom Beat-'Em-Up Bundle (Capcom Belt-Action Collection), it does NOT contain the english versions of all the games on it, only the ones that got OG English releases. The new translations are only on the US digital release.
 

Gaer

chat.exe a cessé de fonctionner
Staff member
Moderator
Obra Dinn is a GOAT and anyone who missed it the first time around and likes narrative games or solving mysteries would be well advised to snap it up. I would argue it's the best "detective" game ever made.
Well time to buy!
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
You'd have to watch the video. In any case, it's clear within the first five minutes of the game that the captain did not, in fact, eat sixty other people.
 
You'd have to watch the video.
But that would risk spoilers, so kind of a double-bind going on here.

I'm doing my best at media blackout, so perhaps I'll watch it later.

In any case, it's clear within the first five minutes of the game that the captain did not, in fact, eat sixty other people.
Okay, thanks for explaining, although I would have preferred to experience this first hand.

I'm having trouble understanding how posting a plausible fake spoiler in this thread about game sales benefits those who would be most interested, i.e., people who have yet to play it.
 

Bulgakov

Yes, that Russian author.
(He/Him)
Obra Dinn is a GOAT and anyone who missed it the first time around and likes narrative games or solving mysteries would be well advised to snap it up. I would argue it's the best "detective" game ever made.
I would accept a full series of Obra Dinn style games whenever Lucas Pope is ready to bless us.
 

Matchstick

(He/Him)
Obra Dinn is a GOAT and anyone who missed it the first time around and likes narrative games or solving mysteries would be well advised to snap it up. I would argue it's the best "detective" game ever made.
Absolutely. It was my GOTY 2 years ago.
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
But that would risk spoilers, so kind of a double-bind going on here.

I'm doing my best at media blackout, so perhaps I'll watch it later.



Okay, thanks for explaining, although I would have preferred to experience this first hand.

I'm having trouble understanding how posting a plausible fake spoiler in this thread about game sales benefits those who would be most interested, i.e., people who have yet to play it.
Sorry, I assumed anyone interested in the game would realize it was fake. The entire game revolves around figuring out the many ways those aboard the ship died. Beyond that, I'd expected that others would realize I wouldn't put major spoilers for the game in this thread. I can understand the frustration, though; I'll be more careful about this going forward.
 
I'm glad I had the chance to discover the mechanics for myself before seeing this.
Wait, wouldn't you want to know the basic structure and premise of a game before you buy it? That seems important? I'd want to know if a game was an adventure game versus a fighting game or whatever, everyone just saying Game of the Year doesn't tell me anything.
 

YangusKhan

does the Underpants Dance
(He/Him/His)
Wait, wouldn't you want to know the basic structure and premise of a game before you buy it? That seems important? I'd want to know if a game was an adventure game versus a fighting game or whatever, everyone just saying Game of the Year doesn't tell me anything.
I think this depends on the person. Personally I'm pretty picky about game genres so I would at least want to know what kind of broad type of thing a game is. But there's absolutely people who prefer going into a new game mostly blind (especially one that's touted as a GOTY).
 

JBear

Internet's foremost Bertolli cosplayer
(He/Him)
I mean, I don't think this is the thread for it, and I don't want to relitigate the Great Spoiler War yet again, but FWIW, I agree with Ted 100%. All that I knew about Obra Dinn going in was "you'll love it and you want to play it as blind as possible", and as someone who despises spoilers of all kinds, including mechanical ones, I trust my friends enough that that's good enough for me.
 

Positronic Brain

Out Of Warranty
(He/him)
Anybody wants a Steam key for Dear Esther: Landmark Edition? Free to a good home, just send me a PM.

Claimed.
 
Last edited:

JBear

Internet's foremost Bertolli cosplayer
(He/Him)
I can't recall who around here was excited about Dex, but I know someone was (and just like the old site, this one frustratingly won't allow me to search for words with that few characters), so FYI, it's like 2 bucks on Steam ATM.
 

Gaer

chat.exe a cessé de fonctionner
Staff member
Moderator
For what it’s worth, I’d have paid full price for Obla Dinn after playing it. It’s that good.
 
Top