The Steam Summer Sale starts this Thursday (probably)

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Brother None, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    It makes you someone who likes stories I don't. I never said anyone who liked it was a drooling imbecile. Simply that I, personally, didn,t like it.

    On another note, Hitman absolution is pretty great. I didn't like the plot at first for being too over the top, but now I realize it has a deliberate Grindhouse/Tarantino vibe, which I can certainly get behind. The gameplay is also nice, I like the Instinct mechanic on Hard difficulty; it's useful, but not the kind of art style-breaking super-vision like the Batman Arkham games have, or the Dark Vision in Dishonored. And of course fiber wiring people and assuming silly disguises never gets old.
  2. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
  3. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    Steam summer sale just started! The servers are melting down, so if you want to keep them hot, melting and down, you might want to refresh your steam page continuously!
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  4. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    May 27, 2004
    I got:
    Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak
    Cities: Skylines Deluxe Edition
    Emerge: Cities of the Apocalypse

    Keep in mind that Flash sales are gone now, so no use waiting for a super duper low price. The prices you see now will remain as they are for the coming week.
  5. Irwin John Finster

    Irwin John Finster Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 13, 2015
    I noticed the sales prices are not as good as I expected.

    How is Homeworld Deserts of Kharak? It has really good reviews.

    I got Duskers. Haven't played much but I like it so far. It's only 200 mb yet it does more than many AAA games that are 50 gigabytes.
  6. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    At least for Witcher 2, Divinity: original sins, all beamdog titles and shadowrun games, the prices are the same as they were in gog summer sale. It's as if they made some kind of a deal. Still, some pretty good purchases to be made for less than 5€. I got:

    Half Life 1. 1.99€ (never finished it the last time i played it a century ago)
    Torchlight 2 3.79€
    Insurgency 4.99€
    Metro 2033 Redux 4.99€
    Metro: Last Night Redux 4.99€
    Empire Total War 4.99€
    Mount and Blade: Warband 4.99€

    >5€ i got:

    Bioshock Infinite 7.49€
    Icewind Dale Enhanced 7.99€
    Talos Principle 9.99€
    Divinity: Original Sins Ehnaced 19.99€

    The IW and Divinity are a bit pricey for me (an economy gamer), but have great amount of great gameplay per that price.

    Has anyone tried Legen Of Grimrock? I'm thinking if i should try it out, but i never played that type of dungeon crawler....
  7. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    May 27, 2004
    To be honest, I'm somewhat disappointed.
    I was expecting Homeworld + Ground Control, so my expectations were high.
    But atm it's a lot of rock-paper-scissor to me unit-wise and the controls are not that great. But I'm only 4 missions into the game.

    I guess this just goes to show how great Ground Control was, so many years ago. It felt a lot more natural to command those squads than in Deserts of Kharak.
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  8. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Snug Rubber

    Sep 11, 2010
    First one is great, the second one, not so much.
    It's pretty much what you'd expect from a game like that, it is literally a dungeon crawler with puzzles.
    The 2nd one takes the dungeon crawl out and replaces it with "open world" which is just horribly designed IMO.

    Anyway, as to me, here's what I've gotten so far:
    The Age Of Decadence
    Darkest Dungeon
    Dragon's Dogma
    Hard West
    Shadows Of Mordor
    Walking Dead Michonne
  9. Brivoo

    Brivoo Powered by Radiant AI

    Jan 20, 2016
    Can't say I'm seeing anything I'm crazy about so far and I'm trying to keep a low budget.

    That said, I am interested in a few indie games and have bought 'The Room' and 'Hyperlight Drifter', though I've heard neither of them is particularly long.

    My laptop also has the processing power of a run-down toaster, so I'm not expecting to be able to run any of the really good games on sale.
  10. Black Angel

    Black Angel Grand Inquisitor of the Ordo Hereticus

    Mar 21, 2016
    I'm surprised only now you've grabbed it. Have you tried the demo? The game's supposedly the hallmark of 2015 cRPG releases, along with Underrail and others.

    Whoa, prepare to face the unforgiving punishments and permadeaths of one of the most popular roguelikes of recent times.

    Ermm, this is a rather repetitive game with lots of insta-respawn as you enter and exit the city, with fast-traveling can only be unlocked as you find the 'device' and then find/buy the 'fuel' for it. The scope of the world felt large and small at the same time; it felt large because of lack of fast-traveling the first half of the game, and also because it suffers from Bethesda's theme park-set pieces syndrome where there are places that felt so disconnected from the rest of the world (especially since there are lots of places with cool and interesting name to it, yet it has no(!) explanation or backstory to it whatsoever); yet it felt small because following the main quests and side quests really only lead you to the same place over and over again. Unless you've played the console version.... well, mods will fix it, I guess. Haven't tried the PC version at all, so I don't know how KB+M feels, but since it was first and foremost console game I suggest prepare a controller just in case. At least (to me) combat felt satisfying overall because Shadow of the Colossus(!) and also because they did magic and sorcery right.

    Also, this is just me, but I suggest getting the mod to add back the Japanese voice acting audio since (if it hasn't been fixed) pawn companion repeating their lines sounds very annoying and the major part of criticism since the console's days. At least in Japanese they don't sound so annoying (but that's just my weeaboo self).


    As for me, still waiting for Dishonored GOTY edition get hit by flash deal (currently 50% off, waiting for it to be 75%-80% off. Yes, I'm that cheap but I have spent quite some at GOG Summer Sale a week ago).
  11. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    First time playing Metro? If so you are up for a treat! Also you should have gotten Blue Shift and Opposing force for Half life 1.

    Got the following from steam.
    Dark Souls Prepare To Die Edition
    DARK SOULS™ II: Scholar of the First Sin
    Rise of the Tomb Raider - Season Pass

    And from G2A/Kinguin/Bundle
    Company of Heroes 2 - Victory at Stalingrad Mission Pack
    Fallout 4 Season Pass
    Metal slug 2-3-x

    Sadly i can't find someone that got a key for Metal slug 1 up for trade.. Same with Empire total wars. I don't feel like wasting more money and i have enough bundle games i won't ever touch for trade so i'll just hope i find someone who is trading :P

    Also my backlog is big enough for the rest of this year i think.

    I got a big urge to get Darkest Dungeon.. But i guess i'll wait.
  12. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    I have played the first one for maybe 20 minutes or so~, so i have an idea. Linux does not really have all that many good native ports of fps games, so this was a no brainer.

    I have never really put much effort into figuring out steam, besides just launching games and configuring it to work for non mainstream linux distributions. Wtf is a season pass, keys and those picture things you get from games? :D
  13. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    Season pass is basically all/most dlc's in a pack. And often you can buy it from start and when a new dlc comes you get it as you allready paid for it more or less. Cheaper than buying all the dlc's.

    And by keys i mean cd-keys.

    The pictures or cards can be used to craft badges wich gives you steam exp. It might be worth it to get to a certain level to get rare drops of booster packs wich gives you cards. But more often than not you should just sell them on the market.

    Sold a few cards today and got like 1 euro from some of the games i bought :P
  14. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Snug Rubber

    Sep 11, 2010
    After torturing myself through 6 hours of it; I'd advice against it.
    The game is one of those fake difficulty games trying to pose itself as "no we're totes difficult guys! rly!"
    RNG difficulty is not proper difficulty. There is zero difficulty in the RNG fucking you over.
    It's all about "how bad will my luck be and how much will the game fuck me over".
    It's one of those games where it seems like the developer behind it are so hyper-terrified of handholding that they design the game to be as unforgiving as possible and forget that that doesn't mean it makes it difficult, it just makes it unfairly unforgivable.

    I knew I shouldn't have broken my god damn vow to not buy any more rogue-lites, yet I did and yet again I wasted money on a shitty game.

    Difficulty means that if you have the skill to do something then it is up to you to prove your skill and succeed despite the odds against you. RNG'ing everything is not difficulty, it is about luck, pure and simple. Fuck, even pen and paper RPG's rely less on dicerolls than rogue-lites.
  15. Ragemage

    Ragemage Wept for Zion

    Feb 20, 2016
    So far I haven't really gotten anything special. I did finally get both the expansions to Pillars of Eternity, The White March. Took a while to actually get into it until I began following a beginner's guide, now I can't put it down. Let's see.. I also got the new Witcher 3 DLC Blood and Wine. I also got the new Don't Starve DLC, Shipwrecked. Basically I've just been buying DLCs I missed out on before, haha.

    Can anyone recommend Stardew Valley or not? I used to absolutely adore the Harvest Moon series as a child, and from what I've heard it's basically a revamp of that made by 1 guy. My favorite Harvest Moon was the one on the N64, hands down.
  16. Kohno

    Kohno Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Jul 30, 2009
    Not much in the sale that I'd want to throw my money for.

    You're probably not going to like Age of Decadence either.

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  17. Brivoo

    Brivoo Powered by Radiant AI

    Jan 20, 2016
    That's basically what I didn't like about the game in a nutshell, which is a shame because it's got really good art design and a solid concept behind it.

    If they'd actually bothered to make it challenging rather than just random, I would've seen it through to the end.
  18. Irwin John Finster

    Irwin John Finster Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 13, 2015
    Well I haven't played Stardew Valley or Harvest Moon but I've never seen a negative review for Stardew Valley. It's getting stellar reviews.

    From what I've read it looks like if you are a Harvest Moon fan it's worth looking at.
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  19. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Snug Rubber

    Sep 11, 2010
    I guess we'll see if I end up ranting about it too.
    But dicerolls in combat? I can stand that. But constantly getting stress and diseases and afflictions and negative quirks and then getting back into town and not having the money to treat them all and then having that fucking god damn caretaker taking up a spot in the tavern or church that I need for an NPC so I can't treat them so I sent out another squad and because I didn't have access to a healer they get fucked over way too quickly and come back all broken too, now I got two squads to treat and not enough money for even one of them so I hire more people and send them out and take a wild fucking guess what happened... They come back with afflictions, diseases and negative quirks too. So now I have 2 parties to treat and the first party I treated? They're kind of ready for action again but they still got some stress to deal with and one of them got a disease but I deal with it and at this point I have 20 members, 17 out of which have afflictions, every single one of them have 5 negative quirks each, some of which have doubled down so I have to put them in the treatment ward to even get rid of the fucking things, half of them have diseases that bog them down and I don't have enough resources to upgrade anything or money to spend treating anyone. So I basically have to send out a party that is already fucked over to grab whatever they can and abandon the quest before one of them dies from a god damn heartattack again and maybe eventually, if I grind over and over and over and over and over and over again I will be able to upgrade the church and tavern enough that the treatment costs aren't fucking absurd and I'd rather not deal with that kind of grind-a-ton.

    I very much doubt Age Of Decadence will be 'that' bad.
  20. Kohno

    Kohno Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Jul 30, 2009
    Sounds like RNG isn't really the problem, but the overall design of how the game is supposed to work and flow.