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1600 Xbox Live Points- What do I buy?

cytorakcytorak Registered User regular
edited August 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
I just signed onto Live for the first time and bought a 1600 points card.

What's the best bang for the buck with 1600 points on XBLA stuff?

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  • TheGreat2ndTheGreat2nd Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Wait for Castle Crashers
    Aaaand, as for a 400 point game...ummm...somebody?

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  • mastmanmastman Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Geometry Wars 2 is awesome.

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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Well, there are TONS of great XBLA arcade games.
    What type of games do you like? I can make suggestions based on that.

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  • cytorakcytorak Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Well, there are TONS of great XBLA arcade games.
    What type of games do you like? I can make suggestions based on that.

    Pretty much anything aside from non-Mario sports games or knockoffs of Flash games I can play for free on a PC.

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  • mastmanmastman Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    on the plus side, all the XBLA games even have demos so you can try them all out for free

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  • Seattle ThreadSeattle Thread Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Braid.

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  • yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Geometry Wars, Bionic Commando ReArmed, Geometry Wars 2, DLC for various games you might already own, Undertow, Geometry Wars and Geometry Wars 2, I hear Braid is pretty good, Worms, Geometry Wars 2 and Geometry Wars, Assault Heroes, Puzzle Fighter is probably pretty good, Puzzle Quest is supposed to be awesome...

    Oh, and Geometry Wars.

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  • mastmanmastman Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    should totally skip Geometry Wars now that Geometry Wars 2 is out. It's got multiplayer and lots of diff. game modes.

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    The problem with having 1600 points is that there's so much good stuff on XBLA to choose from. Aside from all the awesome stuff that's been coming out this month, you should also look into Rez. And pretty much every other game that's been mentioned in this thread.

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  • DiscoZombieDiscoZombie Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Makershot wrote: »
    Braid.

    half-limed for double-truth. Braid is a must-have. Unless you vastly prefer shooting to thinking.

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  • Nikolai!Nikolai! Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Makershot wrote: »
    Braid.

    I second that.

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  • reddogreddog Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Puzzle Quest & it's expansion!
    N+
    Uno?

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  • Disco11Disco11 Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I dig Zuma

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  • joshgotrojoshgotro Deviled Egg The Land of REAL CHILIRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Mortal Kombat 3

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  • cytorakcytorak Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    reddog wrote: »
    Puzzle Quest & it's expansion!

    Is the expansion worth it if I've beaten the DS version to the point that I wore out my copy?

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  • Ramen NoodleRamen Noodle Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Do you have Rock Band? If so, go buy a 4000 point card, you're gonna need it.

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  • DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    This post from G&T might be of assistance:

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showpost.php?p=6724884&postcount=1610


    I'd recommend downloading the demos from everything on the "must have" list and anything else on the lists that interest you, then trying them out. Buy something that seems to particularly grab you. You probably should wait on Castle Crashers (next week) before deciding, it looks like it's going to be fucking phenomenal. Then, the next time 1600 point cards go on a good sale, buy a bunch of them and start going through the inevitable backlog of XBLA games you want to unlock.

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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    cytorak wrote: »
    reddog wrote: »
    Puzzle Quest & it's expansion!

    Is the expansion worth it if I've beaten the DS version to the point that I wore out my copy?

    There's four new character classes, though the new material is a bit short.

    So.... maybe?

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  • Fizban140Fizban140 Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2008
    Braid, seriously its incredible.

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  • Bosshog78Bosshog78 Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Braid is super good, I also think that you should get it.

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  • SlickShughesSlickShughes Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Is there a reason no one has mentioned Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness, or did I just miss it?

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  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rainslick Precipice of Darkness: Episode One

    Mainly because I just wanted to type out the entire title.

    your problem is is that you just bought 1600 points, but you need about 8000 more to buy all the awesome that exists on the XBLA.

    edit: Beat'd, just becuase I typed out the whole title. ;)

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  • joshgotrojoshgotro Deviled Egg The Land of REAL CHILIRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    You have to be online to play Rainslick. Which in most cases would not be a problem.

    (I don't have a connection at home) :(

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  • DeathPrawnDeathPrawn Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Download demos of everything that interests you to see what you like best (and then ultimately decide to buy Braid).

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Braid

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  • OremLKOremLK Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    The four games you must get in this order are:

    1. Geometry Wars 2
    2. Braid
    3. N+
    4. Puzzle Quest

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  • kaliyamakaliyama Left to find less-moderated fora Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    BRAID. Early sales figures will help him port it to PC, make the innovative game a comercial success - al ot of it depends on if he sells well now, rather than gets a steady trickle of $ in. So buy Geometry Wars and N+ too, just get this first.

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  • Seattle ThreadSeattle Thread Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    OremLK wrote: »
    The four games you must get in this order are:

    1. Braid
    2. Braid
    3. Braid
    4. Puzzle Quest

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  • saint2esaint2e Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Bomberman Live

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  • CyberJackalCyberJackal Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I think the most bang for the buck I've gotten on Arcade was Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, but then again I haven't played a Castlevania since Super Castlevania.

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  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    diarB

    *presses X

    Braid

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