Notice: This entry was published 4 years ago and may no longer reflect my views today.
Steam’s annual summer sale ended a few days ago, and while I wasn’t watching the deals too closely the first half of the week because of unpacking, Steam was
evil generous enough to repeat all the of the Daily Deals over the weekend. In a span of less than fifteen minutes, I had become the shameful proud owner of six new games.
That’s a little bit more than my Steam haul last year, but I’m excited for my purchases this year! A few of them were recommended by some bloggers, and others I’ve been wanting for a while anyway. Here’s my haul:
The Stanley Parable
Michael was telling me about The Stanley Parable last week. Lo and behold, it was on sale a couple of days later! I grabbed a copy for myself. I can’t wait to start this game! The launch trailer‘s cute if a bit unsettling.
Just Cause 2
Cat mentioned Just Cause 2 a number of times, and I’ve been curious ever since. If the wackiness factor is anything like Saints Row‘s, I’ll definitely enjoy it! I love games that don’t take themselves too seriously.
Huehuehuehue. Can we please talk about old-school Fallout? I love the newer ones, of course, but old-school Fallout is just as fun! At least when you’re not missing your target twenty times. :’D So I finally have my own copy of Fallout Tactics. This one’s not as popular as the others, but you know what? I’ll take it anyway. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Fun fact: I’ve also pre-ordered Fallout 4. >:D
Child of Light
Here’s a title I’ve heard of a few times! I don’t actually know much of Child of Light apart from how good it is, but it was only a couple of bucks soooooo… I guess I’m in for a pleasant surprise.
Another title that I’ve heard plenty of good things about! Valkyria Chronicles was originally for the PS3 only, but it was ported to Windows last year. Woot! I don’t own any consoles besides a Nintendo 3DS, so I’m definitely loving all these PC ports. I did play this for a bit and the keyboard controls didn’t feel right to me, so I’ll be using my USB controller. I love having a controller for ported games. Feels so much more natural.
Here’s another fun fact: the Fallout franchise is considered to be the spiritual successor of the original Wasteland game. Obsidian and Deep Silver released Wasteland 2 last year as the continuation. Two of my favorite game developers, OMG I CAN’T HANDLE THIS. I did miss the initial release though because I was super busy juggling two jobs at the time and then I just forgot all about it, oops. I am here now to make amends!
Now when will I have time to play all these new games, you ask? SSSHHH DON’T THINK, JUST FEEL. But forreals, I’ll have more free time after this week. This weekend’s the home stretch of our unpacking and furnishing, then it’s freedom!! I can’t wait! This whole moving experience has been long and painful.
Beginning with last month when we had to get our utilities squared away before the move, picking out furniture, packing, numerous drives back and forth… I’ve rarely felt “normal” through this whole ordeal. And when I’m not in the right mindset, I can’t enjoy gaming very much. I don’t know, that’s just me. I’m hoping that after we’ve finished, I’ll be able to kick back, relax, and get back to emotional investment in pixels.
Did you purchase anything recently? Got any game recommendations? Post them down below!