Notice: This entry was published 5 years ago and may no longer reflect my views today.
Steam’s summer sale ended on June 30, and if you’ve been following my Tumblr, you’d see I was posting some sweet deals while it was happening. I hope I managed to convince someone to buy because they had some really awesome games on sale! For their own benefit, of course. I’m not trying to recruit anyone into my fandoms so we can geek out together or anything. Completely for their own benefit.
My own purchases this year are pretty modest because 1.) whenever I’d place a game on my cart, it’ll say I already own it oops, and 2.) Michael already owns it so there’s no point buying a game I could access already. I did pick up a few recent titles. I spent less than $20 for these which is not bad at all.
Game Dev Tycoon was my first purchase. I don’t remember exactly how I stumbled into this game, but I sank an entire day on this. I had so much fun developing my own games, even though my success was very hit or miss. I did really well in the beginning (the “Game Boy” era), but I stumbled a lot once the game’s equivalent of Playstation came around.
The game aligns its events to things that actually happened in the gaming industry, such as Sega’s downfall and last year’s Xbox One mess. That was helpful because I knew to completely ignore consoles that were inevitably going to croak. I tried developing games after actual games too. Not all of them worked out, but I’m happy to report that in-game players also enjoyed Elder Scrolls and Fallout. By the way, I named my company Bacon of Light, after my friend’s WoW guild.
Terraria! So the first time I played this game, I ended up in a sinkhole with no light nor means to get out, and I’ve been stuck there ever since. I’ll have to get my friends to play co-op with me on this one. My steam username is raiscake, if you’d like to add me btw! My online profile is painfully inaccurate, but I’m trying to be online more often.
Well okay, I’ve already played Fallout 2, but I didn’t have my own copy so I figured I should complete my collection. Fallout 2 is the bomb, and if you’ve played New Vegas, you’ll definitely like this one. It takes place in the same area so you’ll be very familiar with the factions. It’s turn-based however, so gameplay works differently.
In fact, if you want to play Fallout chronologically, it would be Fallout -> Fallout 2 -> Fallout: New Vegas. Fallout 3 takes place in a completely different area with its own set of conflicts that have nothing to do with the others. I won’t go into a FO3 vs. FNV rant (the latter is my favorite, but I love both), however in my opinion, you can enjoy Fallout 3 independently. For a lot of gamers, it’s the gateway to the series. But seriously though, New Vegas, you must play it.
I have the first Fallout from GOG.com but never managed to get the second one from them. GOG also held its own summer sale (as did other sites), but I only paid attention to Steam this year because I’m too mainstream. GOG is a great place for older games though! I recommend them as well.
Yes, Goat Simulator! I was watching Steam closely throughout the sale for this game. It is everything I imagined it to be and more. I licked a car and it burst into flames. ‘Nuff said.
Did any of you acquire any new games recently? I’m always on the lookout for new titles!