Gamestop (PDF AD!) has a neat deal right now where you can trade in one recent popular bestseller and buy a different one from the list:
Call of Duty: Modern Warefare 2 (PS3, 360) Assassin's Creed II (PS3, 360) Left 4 Dead 2 (360) Tekken 5 (PS3, 360) Halo 3 (360) Ratchet & Clank Future: Crack in Time (PS3) Dragon Age Origins (PS3, XBOX 360) Forza Motorsport 4 (360) Bayonetta (PS3, 360) Darksiders (PS3, 360) Borderlands (PS3, 360)
As luck would have it, I finished up R & C about a week ago (platinum trophy #2, hooray!) and was thinking about trading it in. Has anyone played Dragon Age? Or Borderlands? All I've read about that one is it needs to be multiplayer.
I was thinking about just getting NHL, but they kinda leave it a mystery as to what you get if you if you just trade in the game for something else.
Updates - Steambot Chronicles Permanent Price Drop (now $14.99, original price $29.99)
- Guitar Hero 5 * “Cousins” by Vampire Weekend ($1.99) * “Holiday” by Vampire Weekend ($1.99) * “The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance” by Vampire Weekend ($1.99) * Vampire Weekend Track Pack ($5.49)
- Rock Band * “Grind”— Alice In Chains ($1.99) * “Heaven Beside You”— Alice In Chains ($1.99) * “Last of My Kind”— Alice In Chains ($1.99) * “We Die Young”— Alice In Chains ($1.99) * “Your Decision”— Alice In Chains ($1.99) * Alice In Chains Pack 2 ($8.49)
Europe Special Offers (From the 7th Jan until the 21st of January) * Topatoi (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.19/€3.99) * Rag Doll Kung Fu (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £4.79/€5.99) * Savage Moon (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.99/€4.99) * Numblast (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £2.39/€2.99) * PixelJunk Racers (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.99/€4.99) * Patapon 2 (PSP) (was – £19.99/€29.99 now – £14.99/€19.99) * Daxter (PSP) (was – £14.99/€19.99 now – £7.99/€9.99) * Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (PSP) (was – £15.99/€19.99 now – £7.99/€9.99) * Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (PSP) (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £11.99/€14.99) * Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP) (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £16.99/€20.99)
Downloadable Games * Diner Dash (£7.99/€9.99)
Trial and Unlock Games * UNO (trial free, unlock key £6.29/€7.99)
PSone Games (emulated for PS3/PSP) * Constructor (£3.99/€4.99)
Demos (free) * Vancouver 2010 * Inferno Pool
minis (emulated for PS3/PSP) * Deflector (£3.49/€3.99)
Add-On Game Content * Zen Pinball – Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Table (£1.59/€1.99) * Magic Orbz – Bundle Pack (this bundle contains four individual packs) (£9.99/€12.99) * Beatles: Rock Band – Within You Without You (£0.99/€1.49) * Rock Band o Grind by Alice in Chains (£0.99/€1.49) o Heaven Beside You by Alice in Chains (£0.99/€1.49) o Last of my Kind in Chains (£0.99/€1.49) o We Die Young by Alice in Chains (£0.99/€1.49) o Your Decision by Alice in Chains (£0.99/€1.49) o Alice in Chains Pack 02 (includes the five tracks above) (£4.39/€6.59) o Adam’s Song by Blink-182 (£0.99/€1.49) o First Date by Blink-182 (£0.99/€1.49) o I Miss You by Blink-182 (£0.99/€1.49) o Blink-182 Pack 02 (includes the three tracks above) (£2.49/€3.99) o Band on the Run (Live) by Paul McCartney (£0.99/€1.49) o Jet (Live) by Paul McCartney (£0.99/€1.49) o Sing the Changes (Live) by Paul McCartney (£0.99/€1.49) o Paul McCartney New York City Pack 01 (includes the three tracks above) (£2.49/€3.99) o Love My Way by The Psychedelic Furs (£0.99/€1.49) o Sister Europe by The Psychedelic Furs (£0.99/€1.49) o Rock ‘n’ Roll High School by Ramones (£0.99/€1.49)
* Guitar Hero 5 o Cousins by Vampire Weekend (£1.59/€1.99) o Holiday by Vampire Weekend (£1.59/€1.99) o The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance by Vampire Weekend (£1.59/€1.99) o Vampire Weekend Track Pack (£4.39/€5.49)
What you've heard about Borderlands is 100% correct. I played it, was instantly bored, and set it aside. I went back to it later, got into upgrading my weapons, and actually enjoyed myself for about 10 hours. All of a sudden, the formula just got stale. There's barely a story or a focus to the game besides just looting like crazy. Once you hop online with some friends, though, it's a whole new game. AMAZING online co-op, but that's the only reason I'd play it again.
Dragon Age Origins is awesome. Like most Bioware games, it starts off frustratingly slow, but quickly picks up steam a couple hours in. Then, it plays like a more-focused Oblivion. It's not heavy on the do-it-yourself action, and plays closer to Star Wars: KOTOR and Jade Empire than Mass Effect, but it's definitely worth a play if you liked either of the former. The AI settings remind me of FFXII. The menu system can be unwieldy, though, so avoid the mage class unless you're a glutton for menu punishment.
This week's PSN update is really pathetic, though... A demo of Uno and some videos. What a drag... Can't wait for the playable demo of Heavy Rain that's been promised in the next couple weeks. The latest issue of Qore got me re-excited for it.
If it's not out by now where you are, it should be by tomorrow or Thursday at the latest. Only played one game so far, then the shuffleboard mode in the skybox sucked me in for like 30 minutes. So far so good...