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Thranx's Summer Steam Sale 2018 Megathread
« on: June 22, 2018, 12:47:47 PM »
You all know the deal.  Since the Steam sale doesn't really change day-to-day I'm breaking things down into 3 categories.  VR, First Hand Experience, High Interest (no first hand experience but it's caught my eye) and Bought (I may not have played them yet, but you can see where I'm puting the ever more limited Thranx Buck.)

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.


Virtual Thranxality
BUY - $11.99 - Out of Ammo : This was a Vive launch title, but I feel like it often flys under the radar.  It's a static tower defense game where you assign solder types to each tower/enplacement that you build and then you can individually take first person control of the dudes in their towers.  Lots of fun and fully co-op.  Price break isn't pheonominal, but it's a very fun game.
BUY - $DoesntMatter - Beat Saber : If you own a VR headset and DON'T own this yet... you're a fool.  "But Thranx, I don't like rythum games."  Neither do I.  Buy it.  "But Thranx, I almost never fire up my headset."  Are you crazy?  Buy it.  "But Thranx, I don't have $20."  Sell your cat.  Buy it.
BUY - $19.99 - COMPOUND : Short on content, high on fun.  Aside from Arizona Sunshine, this is the best FPS in VR.
PASS - $14.99 - The Nest : Meh game in EA with near zero development pace.  It made some waves when it first appeared, but this one's a pass.  Seems great in concept, but you'll just be board and have tired arms.


First Hand Experience
BUY - $4.94 - Infested Planet : Fun little tactical game.  Basic, yet complex.  Varied level design and mission types.  Each of them fun in their own way, not one felt like a boring "I have to slog through this mission type".  Well designed, good progression.  Really enjoyed it.  I enjoyed it enough that I took the time to 100% this.
BUY - $6.74 - Just Cause 3 with DLC : This is such a fun game.  Just a fun, explody times open world shooter.  It's a blast.  SUPER worth this price.  I never played the DLC, so, I'm picking it up in the sale.  Just hours of fun.
BUY - $19.79 - ARK : I'm never going to not recommend this game.  SO much game here for $20.  Play with the PvP nutters, or play solo... it's amazing.  Really fun.  I'll be running a server with some friends a month or two before the final expansion drops in october.  Such a great game.  Price is tied for its historic low.
BUY - $14.99 - SUPERHOT : This one may break the $2/hr ratio, but worth it.  The ONLY knock on this game is its length.  A ton of fun.  Also great in VR (seperate buy).
BUY - $4.79 - Absolute Drift : Fun top down driving/drifting game.  Score and challenge based, it's alot of fun.  I wouldn't recommend it without a controller, as analog control of the throttle is a requirement.  Tons of fun tho, and a good challenge.
MEH - $15.99 - My Time At Portia : Eeeehhhhh... seemed like a little more actiony Stardew Valley, but it just doesn't come together somehow.  Slow to get into, doesn't keep you with it.  I need to give it more time, but it just doesn't grab you.  Discount is not emense and without the game really grabbing me... it's almost a hard pass.  There's something there... I just haven't felt it yet.
PASS - $8.49 - Cefore : Creative blowing up puzzle game with a great style... you'd think it'd be a win, but there's no where near enough content yet, and the challenges are far too easy.  It's also not a good sign that puzzles really only have a single solution.  The best open puzzle games like this are the ones where there's a hundred ways to solve each problem... this one is really shoe horned.  It's still in EA tho, so... they still have time to deliver.
PASS - $14.99 - Puyo Puyo Tetris  : The Puyo part of this isn't very good.  The tetris part of it isn't anything special... just a hard pass here.  I WAY over paid for this on the Switch and ... it's just tetris.  I'd probably still say pass at $5.  :-/

High Interest
BUY - $15.29 - Tyranny : I'd  have this already if I'd taken the time to finish Pillars or Grim Dawn.  Or Wasteland 2.  My backlog on cRPG is high.  I also really want to play through the remasters of Baulder's Gate and Icewind Dale ... and I want to do a full Fallout playthrough before 76 drops... yea, I'd be buying this if it weren't for a major genre backlog.
BUY - $9.99 - Hyperlight Drifter : Man this game has a great look.  It's been on my wishlist for quitea while.  This may get bought.  Looks real good, very good reviews from solid sources.  94% overall on steam.  Wow.
MEH - $23.99 - Hunt Showdown : Looks like a blast but it's been hard for me to pull the trigger on this.  Checkout Airic's stream for the deets... he plays this a TON https://www.twitch.tv/therabblewrangler it's his prime game.
PASS - $24.99 - ELEX : I want to love you... but man you're janky lookin'.  I'm no alone in this... 12 people on my friends list have it in their wishlist... not a single owner.


Bought
$6.39 - Infested Planet - Planetary Campaign : Note the above mention in the FHE section.  Main game was great, was happy to throw a few bucks at the DLC.
$4.49 - Just Cause 3 DLC WOOOOOO.  Love this game, more content = more win.
$13.99 - [frl=https://store.steampowered.com/app/591370/Production_Line__Car_factory_simulation/]Production Line[/url] - I love these kinds of process/tycoon games.  *fingers crossed* for a winner.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2018, 11:57:27 PM by Thranx »

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Re: Thranx's Summer Steam Sale 2018 Megathread
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2018, 08:25:42 PM »
Elex, it's in my wishlist, anymore I just cant bring myself to pay full price for anything, usually it needs to be $20 or less, or be truly amazing.

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Re: Thranx's Summer Steam Sale 2018 Megathread
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2018, 10:49:43 AM »
ok, finally have a PC again and I've got my eye on BattleTech and Divinity sin 2 on sale for a similar price. If you had to pick one, which one and why?

Background, I've beaten Xcom and Xcom 2 (not the original, and not all of 2's DLC). I've played a bunch of Divinity but never actual beat it.

For funzzies anyone recommend Frost Punk? I live in MI so it resonates with me lol.

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Re: Thranx's Summer Steam Sale 2018 Megathread
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2018, 01:15:33 PM »
Love these reviews but my bank is hurting now rofl

Thranx please tell me how Overcooked works on PC, LOL!
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Re: Thranx's Summer Steam Sale 2018 Megathread
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2018, 08:49:19 PM »
I logged in just to see this post!!!! thanks you the man

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Re: Thranx's Summer Steam Sale 2018 Megathread
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2018, 08:51:06 PM »
Love these reviews but my bank is hurting now rofl

Thranx please tell me how Overcooked works on PC, LOL!

on switch its great ^^

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Re: Thranx's Summer Steam Sale 2018 Megathread
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2018, 11:53:35 PM »
Thranx please tell me how Overcooked works on PC, LOL!

Local multi is the only way to play.  Unless you have 3 friends with it and 4 controllers, steer clear.

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Re: Thranx's Summer Steam Sale 2018 Megathread
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2018, 11:55:30 PM »
ok, finally have a PC again and I've got my eye on BattleTech and Divinity sin 2 on sale for a similar price. If you had to pick one, which one and why?

Background, I've beaten Xcom and Xcom 2 (not the original, and not all of 2's DLC). I've played a bunch of Divinity but never actual beat it.

For funzzies anyone recommend Frost Punk? I live in MI so it resonates with me lol.

It depends on what you thought of DS1.  If you loved DS1, get two, I hear it's a fantastic extension of the original.  My heart will always say Battletech, but only if you have the time to really enjoy it.  It's half the pace of the newer XComs,but real enjoyable.  I need to give it more time myself.

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Re: Thranx's Summer Steam Sale 2018 Megathread
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2018, 12:19:06 PM »
Where's Thranx's by-yearly porn list?

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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2018, 03:28:38 PM »

on switch its great ^^

Haha I know but I don't have a Switch :p
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Re: Thranx's Summer Steam Sale 2018 Megathread
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2018, 02:15:28 PM »
Where's Thranx's by-yearly porn list?

Thranx is no scientist.

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Re: Thranx's Summer Steam Sale 2018 Megathread
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2018, 02:16:14 PM »
I'm thinking about getting this : https://store.steampowered.com/app/733460/First_Feudal/  ... can't decide.

I did pickup Planetscape:Torment Enhanced edition... because I need more cRPG refreshes in my play list.

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Re: Thranx's Summer Steam Sale 2018 Megathread
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2018, 09:32:58 PM »
The guild 2 gold bundle is 80% off right now... at $4.99.

I haven't tried it, but it looks like it has good reviews. Any input High King Thranx? (or anyone else who's tried it)