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GOG have new games up on GOG Connect, big sale still going

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More titles have recently appeared on GOG Connect, giving you the ability to grab an extra DRM-free copy on GOG if you already have them on Steam.

Titles now available on GOG Connect are: Chasm and Hedon which both support Linux plus, Through the Ages, Bad North: Jotunn Edition and Galaxy Trucker: Extended Edition.

As for games on sale, GOG's big Winter Sale continues on until January 2nd. Since last writing about it, a bunch of new titles have been put on sale. Here's another bunch of games worth picking up:

Head on over to GOG.com if you want to grab some games from Connect or the big sale.

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Shmerl 27 December 2019 at 7:24 pm UTC
Also:

The Bard's Tale IV - 50% off.
Pathfinder: Kingmaker - various discounts.
Tyranny - 50% off.
Pillars of Eternity Series - a bunch of discounts.
The Witcher series - 70%-85% off. Pretty good price to get TW3 for Wine.


Last edited by Shmerl on 27 December 2019 at 7:34 pm UTC
scaine 27 December 2019 at 8:07 pm UTC
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Chasm, btw? Absolute excellent! Like Hollow Knight with pixel graphics, only better gameplay (no constantly working back to your shattered shell) and faster progression (I still have a few abilities to collect though) and less weird characters/atmosphere. It also features different weapon types and the enemies are generally less frustrating to deal with.

I realise that sounds like I'm shitting on Hollow Knight, but I really enjoyed the game, but couldn't get past its frustrating failures.

Chasm is really superb.
spayder26 28 December 2019 at 12:24 am UTC
GOG client not supporting Linux should be stated somewhere to advice newbies to no expect a proper full desktop experience like itch.io or steam itself.
no_information_here 28 December 2019 at 12:47 am UTC
scaineChasm, btw? Absolute excellent! Like Hollow Knight with pixel graphics, only better gameplay (no constantly working back to your shattered shell) and faster progression (I still have a few abilities to collect though) and less weird characters/atmosphere. It also features different weapon types and the enemies are generally less frustrating to deal with.

I realise that sounds like I'm shitting on Hollow Knight, but I really enjoyed the game, but couldn't get past its frustrating failures.

Chasm is really superb.
Thanks for the perspective. I didn't find Hollow Knight frustrating (just hard).

I am wary of the procedural generation in Chasm. It rarely works well - although Sundered nailed it, much to my surprise. It always seems to be an excuse to avoid hand-crafting levels. Does Chasm tie it well enough to the story?
The_Aquabat 28 December 2019 at 1:32 am UTC
QuoteThe Witcher series - 70%-85% off. Pretty good price to get TW3 for Wine.

I have everything Witcher except the expansions to TW3. Are they worth getting?
nadrolinux 28 December 2019 at 1:52 am UTC
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QuoteThe Witcher series - 70%-85% off. Pretty good price to get TW3 for Wine.

I have everything Witcher except the expansions to TW3. Are they worth getting?
Yes, definitely. IMO campaigns from expansions are even better than standard campaign.
einherjar 28 December 2019 at 10:04 am UTC
I bought X4: Foundations in the winter sale and it is in a very good shape now.

As GOG does not really support Linux and it is cheaper on Steam....

The game is amazing and I play the open Beta of Version 3 - it does not feel like a beta. It works well, sometimes the german translations are missing in the tutorials (there are tutorials now!) but that doesn't matter for me.

If you search for a great space game with full Linux support, take a look at it!


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scaine 28 December 2019 at 10:11 pm UTC
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scaineChasm, btw? Absolute excellent! Like Hollow Knight with pixel graphics, only better gameplay (no constantly working back to your shattered shell) and faster progression (I still have a few abilities to collect though) and less weird characters/atmosphere. It also features different weapon types and the enemies are generally less frustrating to deal with.

I realise that sounds like I'm shitting on Hollow Knight, but I really enjoyed the game, but couldn't get past its frustrating failures.

Chasm is really superb.
Thanks for the perspective. I didn't find Hollow Knight frustrating (just hard).

I am wary of the procedural generation in Chasm. It rarely works well - although Sundered nailed it, much to my surprise. It always seems to be an excuse to avoid hand-crafting levels. Does Chasm tie it well enough to the story?

I had no idea this game used procgen! Does it procgen the maps?? If so, there must be many elements of "fixed" map layout, since all the puzzle elements feel hand-crafted. The game is much easier than Hollow Knight, but still challenging. Actually, "easier" might not be the right term. It's more what I outline above - progress is more obvious, there's a levelling mechanism that makes earlier areas easier to visit and it's much clearer when am area is blocked off because you haven't unlocked an ability.
Shmerl 29 December 2019 at 1:44 am UTC
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QuoteThe Witcher series - 70%-85% off. Pretty good price to get TW3 for Wine.

I have everything Witcher except the expansions to TW3. Are they worth getting?

Yes, surely get them. You'll get the GOTY edition automatically after that, so just use it instead.
no_information_here 29 December 2019 at 6:12 pm UTC
scaineI had no idea this game used procgen! Does it procgen the maps?? If so, there must be many elements of "fixed" map layout, since all the puzzle elements feel hand-crafted. The game is much easier than Hollow Knight, but still challenging. Actually, "easier" might not be the right term. It's more what I outline above - progress is more obvious, there's a levelling mechanism that makes earlier areas easier to visit and it's much clearer when am area is blocked off because you haven't unlocked an ability.

From the first line of the Chasm game description on Steam:
"Explore the depths below a remote mountain town in this procedurally-generated Adventure Platformer. "

Thanks for your review. I have been burnt on a number of games lately that people were enthusiastic about, so I am taking a wait-and-see approach to a lot of them...
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