It's a brand new day, and a new game is up for sale at Game4u's 12 days of Christmas sale. The game this time around on the company's digital distribution platform—downloads4u—is the sequel to BioWare's fantasy epic, Dragon Age II. The game is available at a 50 percent discount, which brings its price down from Rs 999 to Rs 499.
BioWare II took a different approach to telling the dark fantasy story than the first game. Instead of focussing on the bigger issues at hand, the game put you in the shoes of a human protagonist and had you deal with smaller problems, like something as simple as getting your family to safety in the wake of the war against the Darkspawn. Dragon Age II was also notable for introducing the Mass Effect style conversation interface, as opposed to the more old school 'list of dialogues' approach of the first game. Read our review of Dragon Age II here.
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The previous game on sale was Crysis 2. Developed by Crytek, the game was a sequel to what was widely considered to be one of the prettiest tech demos to ever come out. Crysis 2 saw a major change from the tropical island setting of the first game to a more urban setting. It also had a more fleshed out story than the previous game, and was widely considered to be not as good at graphical fidelity as the first game. Read our review of Crysis 2 here.
Before that, Tropico 3 was the game up for sale. In Tropico 3, you play as 'El Presidente' of an island somewhere in the Carribbean. The Cold War is in full swing and you have to manage and, hopefully, develop the island. This can be done through regular means, or if you're really evil, through a dictatorship. You can also ally yourself with either the capitalists in the West, or the communists in the East. This is a difficult decision, as allying with one or the other blocks out the options for laws you can pass. Tropico 3 is known for its tongue-in-cheek humour and parody of the otherwise serious Cold War.
Game4u's big Christmas Sale for its digital download service, downloads4u, is offering 12 big games for 12 days starting December 14, with discounts up to 70 percent on games for the PC and Mac, and a finale sale on December 25.
These 12 days will be a download marathon on downloads4u, featuring the best and the latest games in the market. On the last day (December 25), a bunch of games will be available on downloads4u at a discounted rate.
Game4u launched its digital distribution service—downloads4u—back in October.
Game4u is the first Indian retailer to feature a digital distribution platform in India. downloads4u is a platform where you can download around 300 games directly. From the all time favourite catalogue games that are nearly impossible to find in stores to the most recent options, Game4u offers a wide range of PC games at price points ranging between Rs 99 to Rs 2,499 using local payment options.