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Thread: Let the Summer Sales commence

  1. #51
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Quote Originally Posted by icemann View Post
    Picked up Steamworld Heist as it's 66% off.
    You have chosen wisely. Great game.

    Quote Originally Posted by Malf View Post
    I'm touting it everywhere, but may as well do so here. If you haven't already bought it (and Steam tells me only a couple of you taffers have), BUY HITMAN.
    I'm gonna have to finally buy it, aren't I?

    Also got my eye on Cloudlands VR Minigolf, Valdis Story and Volo Airsport. And maybe some 2D platforming in the shape of Hollow Knight, Ori, or Dead Cells?

    Also, God bless the people who keep making these things:


  2. #52
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Landahn
    I finally picked up a Steam Controller. My hope is, that way, I actually get to make some use of my Steam Link, rather than have it sit there gathering dust.

  3. #53
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    That's how they get you.

    I bought a Steam Link thinking it would mean I'd get some use out of my Steam Controller. So now instead of one I have two Valve devices sitting there gathering dust. _

    Must admit my decision to buy a Rift instead of a Vive was partly because I'd feel like a real dummy if I bought another one of their hardware experiments that ended up just gathering dust.

  4. #54
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Landahn
    Fret not, I'm sure Valve will soon offer their own feather duster!

  5. #55
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Oh man, you think? I gotta get that, it's exactly what I need!

  6. #56
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Landahn
    Scratch that. I'm waiting for them to offer a rental service; 100 a day for someone to come round your house and play your games for you! Your Steam peripherals will never gather dust again!

  7. #57
    Chakat sex pillow
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: not here
    I used to that for a friend back in school for free. In retrospect, I feel so used.

  8. #58
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2002
    Location: Edmonton
    Quote Originally Posted by Sulphur View Post
    If Ethan Carter's your bag, Aja, I'd say you should do Edith Finch as well. Matter of fact, I'd say Edith Finch is better than many whole Ethan Carters.
    Not sure if it's my bag; it's just that I played Everybody's Gone to the Rapture last year and kinda liked it, and then I played Virginia and kinda liked that, though they both had problems, especially Virginia. I like the idea of walking simulators, and EGTTR at least had great graphics and decent writing and acting, but I kinda feel like the whole "no traditional gameplay" philosophy these types of games seem to have limits them more than it helps.

    I've added Edith Finch to my wishlist, though, so I'm sure I'll get around to it eventually!

  9. #59
    Chakat sex pillow
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: not here
    Well, if you're okay with the limited interactivity aspect and lack of player agency w.r.t the narrative, WRoEF is absolutely lovely for the kinds of stories it tells. I'll have to caution you that it is fairly short, though; about 2.5 hours or so, but I came away from it very satisfied.

  10. #60
    Southquarter.com/fms
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Akkala Highlands
    It can't be just me - how poor is the Steam app/web page sometimes? I go to Activity, half the time there's nothing there. I try to search for game that I know exists, nothing comes up. And now when you search, they left the words "search the store" in the search box so I have to clear that out first before searching.

    And it would be kind of nice if during a sale, I could just checkmark a bunch of games in my wishlist and send them all to my shopping cart at the same time, instead of having to go: Visit Store Page, Add to Cart, Continue Shopping, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat.

    It all just seems kind of like amateur hour for the behemoth that Steam is. It really should be better.

  11. #61
    Moderator
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: Australia
    I'm not that hot on the steam controller but have played a fair bit with the Steam link since I got it, although I'd play it a lot more if I didn't have a PS4 connected to the same TV. Some games just look much better on a bigger screen, whereas others are better suited to the man cave.

    @ Brethren, re Steam performance: it doesn't do that to me that often but they had major issues with the service for a short time today.

  12. #62
    Thing What Kicks
    Registered: Apr 2004
    Location: London
    Yeah, the shopping cart functionality or lack thereof is really shonky. Why on earth there isn't a cart icon in the top right corner next to the wallet and Big Picture icons boggles my mind.

  13. #63
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Ireland
    The Steam shop is always notoriously buggy during the first day of a new sale.

  14. #64
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Ok, splurged BIGTIME and got

    Hitman, Full first season
    Lisa - very hilarious and depressing, I hear.
    Insane 2 - Will it be as insane as the first game, 1NSANE? Well, this one has it's letters and numbers in more sane places, so that's a strike against it right there.
    Cloudlands VR Minigolf - I'm looking forward to having A BALL. A golfball.

  15. #65
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    I bought the Disney Afternoon Collection. It is good.

  16. #66
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Turns out I was wrong about Insane 2's conventional spelling, when I start the game up I'm greeted by it's proper title: IN2ANE. Perfect. This one's made by a different developer than the first one, but I'm glad they're honoring the original's ridiculously spelled title. I played a good 82 minutes of this today, and came away very impressed. The handling's great, it looks good and runs buttery-smooth.



    The handling feels more like Flatout 2 than the original 1nsane. And while I was originally worried it would just be conventional races, I soon found out it also includes my favourite mode from the original, the Jaboree. In this mode checkpoints appear in random locations in an open world setting and you have to figure out the best path to get to them first. Also, the next gate is never revealed until someone has driven through the currently active one, so there's a bit of a tactical element to it as well. If you see someone else is getting close to scoring a point, do you keep driving in their direction or do you try to guess where the next gate will appear and head over there instead?

    Anyway, great little arcade racer. Well worth €5. I see the developer is the same team who made BlazeRush, which is a Micro Machine-esque thing I enjoyed very much.

    Another "under the radar"-game, I wanna give a shout out to: POLLEN, a "first person sci-fi exploration game", which looks quite nice. Yeah it has Mixed reviews on Steam, but the main complaint seems to be about the €25 price tag. Welp, it's currently €3. I picked it up, but haven't played it yet.
    Last edited by henke; 25th Jun 2017 at 11:37.

  17. #67
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    Quote Originally Posted by Abysmal View Post
    I'm trying to find any excuse not to buy that one. I mean, Darkwing Duck ffs.
    What? Darkwing Duck was and still is awesome. You should buy it.

  18. #68
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Got FTL, Pony Island, Devil Daggers, System Shock 1 (yay finally!) and XCOM2: Reinforcement Pack (in preparation for War of the Chosen... knowing my luck the expansion will have all those DLCs in the package though). Still thinking about Strife and Sunless Sea.

  19. #69
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Duck Tales more like it. Come on.

    Picked up a few odds and ends today due to discounts:

    * Arx Fatalis (75%)
    * Call of Cthulu - Dark Corners of the Earth (75%)
    * Heretic and Hexen collection (75%)
    * Watch Dogs 2 DLC - No Compromise DLC (50% off)

  20. #70
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    Quote Originally Posted by Abysmal View Post
    Yeah, my meaning is that it's awesome. I rented the crap out of that game. I'll be picking this up shortly.
    Good. The only thing I can badmouth it over is Tailspin, which...yeah, I guess someone somewhere had fun with it, but I never played, it, and it hasn't impressed me much.

    But on that same note, I never played Ducktales 2 back when, and I'm finding it to be a better game than the much beloved original. I will find all the map pieces. I WILL!

  21. #71
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Switzerland
    Currently on holiday; when I get back I'll get four or five things off my wishlist. I've become more hesitant to buy lots of new games, especially the long ones, because I've got such a backlog of epic games.

  22. #72
    Moderator
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: Australia
    Quote Originally Posted by Malf View Post
    I'm touting it everywhere, but may as well do so here. If you haven't already bought it (and Steam tells me only a couple of you taffers have), BUY HITMAN.
    It's a better immersive sim than the latest Deus Ex or Dishonored games!
    Just picked this up based off your recommendation and am a few missions in. To be honest I went cold on the series after the 3rd one (although I may have played a bit of Contracts as well if I recall correctly), but this is a great return to form; I'm fact, the gameplay seems even better so far.

  23. #73
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2001
    Location: cesspool
    Quote Originally Posted by twisty View Post
    To be honest I went cold on the series after the 3rd one (although I may have played a bit of Contracts as well if I recall correctly), but this is a great return to form; I'm fact, the gameplay seems even better so far.
    I think it took me about 100hrs or maybe more to reach mastery 20 on all missions. And then they patched Pro mode in. Now I have to replay the game to get max mastery in Pro mode.

    PS: You can't enable Pro until you get mastery 20 in standard mode. Controversial decision, but perhaps justified. Pro is considerably harder and would be too tough for people without proper experience and knowledge of a map, I think.
    Last edited by 242; 26th Jun 2017 at 09:00.

  24. #74
    Thing What Kicks
    Registered: Apr 2004
    Location: London
    It just gets better over time as well. Treat the Opportunities like tutorials to reveal different ways of killing targets and learning schedules, and over time, you'll come up with your own ways to insert yourself into the intricate clockwork that makes up the levels. Even Blood Money, the previous best game in the series, felt a little too obscure in providing info. But this one gives you the obvious ones so you can gradually spot other, hidden opportunities. It trains you to be a better 47.

  25. #75
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2001
    Location: cesspool
    Quote Originally Posted by Malf View Post
    It just gets better over time as well. Treat the Opportunities like tutorials
    I recommend to turn them off in the options, immediately. They are spoilers. As it is with unlimited saves, the game is quite easy in normal mode without them. And with them, it seems like a game for mentally challenged.

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