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.
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 - Cefore : 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. :-/
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.
$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.