Sunday, July 4, 2010

Random Shots: Damage From The Summer Steam Sale

  • As the great Summer Steam Sale is now winding down, it is only appropriate to look back on this most recent apocalypse and reflect on the damage we have wrought upon ourselves. The bloody body count on my hands is:

  • King's Bounty: The Legend - I've owned the sequel, Armored Princess for a while now and really like the game. Since the original was so cheap, I thought I should complete the collection.

  • The Witcher: Enhanced Edition - As I mentioned on Gee Cee's blog, I've been looking at The Witcher for a long time. But I just could not justify the price before. This sale brought it down to the "No More Excuses" level.

  • Introversion Complete Pack - Including Uplink, Darwinia, Multiwinia, and Defcon, the pack is every game they made to date. I've always wondered about them. At five dollars, I couldn't help myself. So far, the only one I've tried is Uplink, but its pseudo-simulation of hacking has already won me over.

  • Monkey Island™ 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge - Okay, this one wasn't on sale, but I was going to buy it anyway. I figured I might as well add it along with one of my other purchases.

  • X-Com Complete Pack - What with all of the talk about XCOM, I've been itching to get back to the original. I bought the full thing since the price was stupidly cheap.

  • Borderlands DLC: The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot, The Secret Armory of General Knoxx - I liked Borderlands enough that I was interested in the DLC packs, just not enough to pay full price for them. At 66% off, I figured the time was right. Now I just need to upgrade my desktop enough that it runs at a reasonable rate.

  • Mount & Blade - I know that I've missed much cheaper sales in the past, but I could not excuse not owning this one any more. I enjoyed the beta versions that I played, but now I'm interested in seeing how the game finally turned out.

  • Telltale Everything Pack - This was the biggie for me. Every dang game Telltale has ever produced. I waited until the last day just in case, I could not pass on the amazing price. I really enjoy the first season of Sam & Max, but never picked up any of the other series. Now I have got a ton of adventure gaming to catch up on.

  • And that's it. We turn our backs on the devastation we've left behind and seek a better future. A future with a lot of game to play.

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  1. We ended up getting alot of the same stuff! I got The Witcher and the King's Bounty set. I already owned the X-COM package, and all of the Introversion games I wanted (Defcon, Darwinia, Multiwinia).

  2. Great list of games. I was surprised at the amount of willpower I possessed, I managed to resist buying Borderlands after all. I want to play all these great games, but then I take a step back and look at the backlog I already have, and wonder when I'll get the time to finish everything. Sigh...with luck, many of these will go back on sale during the next Steam sale.

  3. I bought a lot of the same stuff. I skipped Monkey Island since I already bought it direct from Tell Tale and X-Com since I didn't play it when it was release and can't have any nostalgia for it.

    I bought the Witcher purely out of laziness to bother finding my disks and patching ever again.

    My big surprise game from the sale was Beat Hazard. It turned out to be way more fun than I expected.

    We'll have to get together in Borderlands sometime.

  4. Not a bad list there. I think the question you need to ask yourself is this; when are you going to play Borderlands with me and Blue?!? It's going to happen you know it!

  5. i'm a little late to comment, but, i saw the x-com package and honestly thought it was too much.

    for instance 3.75 for the original x-com is over priced. the game came out in what, 1992? I'm not sure i'd pay more than 99 cents.

    i think the package was... 12 or 15 bucks? I wasn't impressed.