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When I first saw the release my gut reaction was to throw it in the cart and run away with it. Then I started thinking about it. "What would my gf say?(because part of the money set aside for games pays for hers too)" "Look how many other games I could buy that I want to play instead of Arma II(I could buy like 4 or 5 games for the price of one GOG Arma II!)" "There's going to be a DayZ standalone soon." "I really like Arma, but Arma III is going to come out soon." "Why is it so fucking expensive?!?!(that extra 3.99 USD worth it to you GOG? huh?! huh?!! Is it?!)"

And the list goes on... -____-

N...e...wayz....

I have to admit that my primary motivation for wanting this game at this particular point in time is the DayZ mod. If it wasn't for that I would gladly wishlist it and go on about my business until it was on promo for a better price. I know it goes for less at other *cough outlets. I really want to support GOG though,but I mean really... 24 USD?! Anyone else wrestling with this dilemma?
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the_bard: snip
I say buy it. I never played it myself, but if it's better than the first one(and most people say it is) and given how many good mods there are for it, then it really is worth the 24$ .
Personally, I didn't buy it because I'd be paying $24 for a DRM-free game, for a single mod that I might not like because of the horrible people that play said mod (seriously, watch the videos...the community is terrible), that I can't play with my girlfriend because it requires a key that you only get one of to be put into an online account to play online.

Part of the reason I love GOG and its DRM-free games is that they're DRM-free. I can treat them like console games, in that I can share them with my girlfriend and we can play together.

EDIT: Some of them even come from the forbidden era of "hotseat modes". Seriously, what happened to sharing a gaming machine. Even games on consoles are moving away from the whole split-screen thing.

It's awesome that Serious Sam 3 supports 4 player split-screen even on PC. Or at least that's what I've read. Haven't had time to download it. If it doesn't, I'ma be pissed. :P
Post edited August 25, 2012 by johnki
I say don't buy it (now).
See what changes the DayZ standalone brings and how expensive that one will be.
The price isn't going up and there will be sales along the way.
Unless of course you really want to play the ARMA2 singleplayer in which case you might as well get it now. Or if you have tons of friends playing it and you want to join them in their huge online battles.
Is Arma II seriously only worth it for the DayZ mod?

So if I wanted an ultra-realistic military shooter I should still pass Arma II? Would Arma I be just as good if not better?
(And of course I'm mainly interested in single-player.)
Post edited August 25, 2012 by Aaron86
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Licurg: I say buy it. I never played it myself, but if it's better than the first one(and most people say it is) and given how many good mods there are for it, then it really is worth the 24$ .
.. . You've nearly convinced me sir... Nearly :D
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johnki: Personally, I didn't buy it because I'd be paying $24 for a DRM-free game, for a single mod that I might not like because of the horrible people that play said mod, that I can't play with my girlfriend because it requires a key that you only get one of to be put into an online account to play online.

Part of the reason I love GOG and its DRM-free games is that they're DRM-free. I can treat them like console games, in that I can share them with my girlfriend and we can play together.

EDIT: Some of them even come from the forbidden era of "hotseat modes". Seriously, what happened to sharing a gaming machine. Even games on consoles are moving away from the whole split-screen thing.

It's awesome that Serious Sam 3 supports 4 player split-screen even on PC. Or at least that's what I've read. Haven't had time to download it. If it doesn't, I'ma be pissed. :P
There's a key?!?!?! O___o

Yes, I too would like to play with my gf. If I can only play it through one "account" that is really gonna blow.

Can someone confirm this?
Don't Buy Arma 2 just for DayZ give realistic military simulators a chance we rarely get any since the market is full of arcady unrealistic military shooters :(
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Well, there it is. Son-of-bi...
Wait fot the xmas sale. Plenty of amazing games on gog for regular price of 5.99.
Well, it looks like I will have to wait until the winter sale because I'm gonna need two copies. Or we just wait for the DayZ standalone. I still would like to play Arma II singleplayer as well though...

I need moar coffee to think this through -________-
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the_bard: Well, it looks like I will have to wait until the winter sale because I'm gonna need two copies. Or we just wait for the DayZ standalone. I still would like to play Arma II singleplayer as well though...

I need moar coffee to think this through -________-
Why do you want to play this with your GF? Everyone knows chicks like hack'n slash RPGs :P
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Licurg: Why do you want to play this with your GF? Everyone knows chicks like hack'n slash RPGs :P
She likes guns and stuff. She even had me buy her all the Quake games recently and she's into DOOM and Unreal too(She really like COD, me not so much). So, yeah. It wouldn't be fair for me to buy just one copy. I guess we could take turns though until the gaming budget allowed for the second copy to be bought...
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Licurg: Why do you want to play this with your GF? Everyone knows chicks like hack'n slash RPGs :P
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the_bard: She likes guns and stuff. She even had me buy her all the Quake games recently and she's into DOOM and Unreal too(She really like COD, me not so much). So, yeah. It wouldn't be fair for me to buy just one copy. I guess we could take turns though until the gaming budget allowed for the second copy to be bought...
In that case, I say wait until it's on sale and look at other options while it is. Painkiller, Serious Sam, etc.
There has got to be a way around this. I know there are peeps that are using just Arma II free and retail AO to play DayZ.

"because it's unsupported solution we can't warrant there would be no troubles ...

if we decide to make OA free or A2: CO free it will be official route

and last, the more sales even of older ARMA 2 will strenghten the chance of more updates to it's content

(it's easier to back argument in style ARMA 2 sold another 500k copies in last year over just 100k)

but as You can see we not 'blocking' this unofficial route either"


Here's the link

Does OA provide the MP key? Do you have to have the key to play DayZ?
Post edited August 25, 2012 by the_bard
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Licurg: In that case, I say wait until it's on sale and look at other options while it is. Painkiller, Serious Sam, etc.
We have those. I may just buy it for myself for now and wait till she walks up on me and asks, "What's that you're playing there?" :D