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Thranx's Summer Steam Sale 2017 Mega Thread
« on: June 22, 2017, 05:29:46 PM »
I'd say you know the drill already here, but... they've changed the formula quite a bit to where there's no day-to-day sale items.  It's just a lump o' sale with occational changes.  Too bad, I kinda like the artificial urgency and forced decision making that a daily sale created.

With that, I'll catagorize as buy/meh/pass based on both price AND how good the game is.  It's all about value... will the experience be worth the $$.  My main rule of thumb is that a decent game should have a return of $2 per hour.  If that game was completely and totally awesome... it may deserve a higher rate... if it was meh, then... lower.

This time around, I'll also make a note about games I'm buying... I may not have player them yet, but you can see where I'm puting the ever more limited Thranx Buck.  Without further ado...


Putting my money where my mouth is :
$4 - Zombie City Defense 2 - It looks neat.  And it's $4.  Low risk.
$5 - Domina - Looks like Roman gladiator tycoon.  Neat!

Mid-sale Highlights
BUY - $10.35 - Shadowrun Complete Collection : Holy crap this is alot of HIGH quality game.  I really enjoy this series.  At least pickup Shadowrun Returns for $2 to give the series a try.  It's a great turn based cRPG with an excellent style and a couple of cool in-universe systems.  GREAT deal.
BUY - $9.99 - Fallout New Vegas Ultimate : Fantastic game and quite possibly the best of the series.  Love love love.
MEH - $19.99 - The Division : It's actually real fun, but it plateus pretty quick.  For $20, it's a good price, just don't think you're getting into a long term MMO.
PASS - $19.99 - Conan Exiles : It's a mediocre surival game that's an asset re-use from the Conan MMO.  The only new thing it brings to the genre is bewbs... and if that's how you make your gaming decisions... I can't help you.


Day One
BUY - $12.49 - Grim Dawn : Very Good action RPG, great price.  It's a little on the dark side for my tastes, but very well written and enjoyable to play.
BUY - $3.99 - Shadows of Mordor : Fantastic beat-em-up.  Really really good.  If you don't own this yet, get it... you will be pleased.  Fantastic amount of content for $4.  DLC was ok, core game was really really good.  Get to it!
BUY - $14.99 - SUPERHOT - Fantastic.  Short but outstanding.  If I wasn't such a Fallout fan boy, it may have been game of the year last year.  Amazingly good.  Story is light, completely abstract, but outstanding.
BUY - $9.99 - Halcyon 6 : Starbase Commander : Man, I forgot abount this and need to play more.  Real fun.  It's FTL for a space station... with a touch of XCom and a pinch of 4x.  It's real fun.  $10 might bea tad high, but if you enjoyed FTL, this will be a natural fit.
MEH - $9.99 - Audioshield : It's a cool concept that's buggy and only great for a couple of playthroughs.  I'm also not way into music, so there's a bit of a slant there.  Gameplay is kinda cool, but mostly flat and not as dynaic as you'd expect.
PASS - $40.19 - Ghost Recon Wildlands : Guh... terrible price.  Game is not great.  Driving physics are terrible.  I don't know if I'd recommend this at $10, sure as hell gettin' a pass at $40.  Boo, no good, move along.
PASS - $19.99 - PASS[/color]]Ashes of the Singularity : Escalation : Plain unexciting RTS.  Bland.  Nothing special.  Play PA or AoE.  Both are better, even with thier age.
PASS - $14.99 - Mafia 3 : I really enjoyed the first 2, but this one wasn't great.  Also oddly struggled to be realistic enough.  It was a realistic style but some of the faces seemed cartoony at times.  Minor annoyance maybe, but a constant one.  Alot of game for the $, but the whole playthrough it felt uninspired.



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Re: Thranx's Summer Steam Sale 2017 Mega Thread
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2017, 05:15:29 PM »
Been having a lot of fun already with Golf It!  It's cheap and we haven't even started building courses yet.  And more to come in the game.  Early access but not too buggy. 




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Re: Thranx's Summer Steam Sale 2017 Mega Thread
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2017, 07:04:12 PM »
this sale is evil.... just thought i should say that XD yesterday was my payday, and it ends the day before my next payday T.T

there's
Civilization 6 and XCom 2 bundle - 41
Fallout Classics [1, 2, and Tactics] - 5
Fallout 3 - 10
ESIII Morrowind is - 7
Mirror's Edge - 5
Age of Empires 3 Complete - 10
Age of Mythology and Rise of Nations were both around 5
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Re: Thranx's Summer Steam Sale 2017 Mega Thread
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2017, 07:10:03 PM »
Be careful with Fallout 3. It was made for windows live which is no longer there. It's a total pain to get running, if you ever can. I ended up getting a refund as it was never playable.
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Re: Thranx's Summer Steam Sale 2017 Mega Thread
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2017, 09:27:31 PM »
yeah I got the GOTY(fallout) and never got it to work even with all the tips etc from the forums. perhaps by the time I'm ready to reinstall they'll actually patch the damn thing.  geez.

With Thranx's recommendation for Grim Dawn I went ahead and purchased it. It was on my wishlist already, so for 50% off it was a no brainer.  So far I'm holding off on more games that I won't play hehe.  Still haven't done the ones from last year!
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Re: Thranx's Summer Steam Sale 2017 Mega Thread
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2017, 11:12:16 AM »
Didn't even notice Grim Dawn. Looks interesting! How does it compare to Diablo or PoE?
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Re: Thranx's Summer Steam Sale 2017 Mega Thread
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2017, 12:23:26 PM »
I agree that Shadows of Mordor is an awesome game, if I would actually play it id pick it up. I also noticed a game called Shadow Tactics that looks awesome to me (ninja and samurai overhead stealth game) but I am too broke to pick it up now. Can't wait to get it.

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Re: Thranx's Summer Steam Sale 2017 Mega Thread
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2017, 04:30:57 AM »
Didn't even notice Grim Dawn. Looks interesting! How does it compare to Diablo or PoE?

Just different.  It's say it's less "presented" than D3, but I like it better than D3.  PoE, hard to compare, play is similar, but play varies SO wildly with PoE based on your spec.

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Re: Thranx's Summer Steam Sale 2017 Mega Thread
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2017, 06:37:23 PM »
Didn't even notice Grim Dawn. Looks interesting! How does it compare to Diablo or PoE?

Just different.  It's say it's less "presented" than D3, but I like it better than D3.  PoE, hard to compare, play is similar, but play varies SO wildly with PoE based on your spec.

Alright, for $13 I don't think I can go wrong... Thanks Thranx!
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Re: Thranx's Summer Steam Sale 2017 Mega Thread
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2017, 12:27:05 PM »
Be careful with Fallout 3. It was made for windows live which is no longer there. It's a total pain to get running, if you ever can. I ended up getting a refund as it was never playable.

The issue with FO3 don't end there; the engine that the game is running literally can not accept more than 2 cores in the CPU. 

The fixes are out there; but not they don't always work.  my copy I got working.  but others never could.

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Re: Thranx's Summer Steam Sale 2017 Mega Thread
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2017, 12:28:14 PM »
I only picked some of the older Final Fantasy games this summer.

After dipping my toes into the uncharted series for the first time, I am planning on playing some Final Fantasy

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Re: Thranx's Summer Steam Sale 2017 Mega Thread
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2017, 02:39:55 PM »
Anyone played lego star wars the complete saga? Its only 5 bucks

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Re: Thranx's Summer Steam Sale 2017 Mega Thread
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2017, 03:55:41 PM »
Anyone played lego star wars the complete saga? Its only 5 bucks

Blint would be your go to on that, his family is into the lego games iirc.