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
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 HighlightsBUY
- $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 OneBUY
- $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.