Given that my game library is currently full of games that I still need to play and finish, I haven’t really spent a lot on buying new games during this summer sale, except on Day 1 of the sale when I picked up Bioshock Infinite and Dark Souls. Today’s line has some great multiplayer A-RPG games which I would highly recommend to anyone looking to play some multiplayer A-RPG with friends.
From today’s line up my favorites are Torchlight II and Magicka. Torchlight 2 is a great improvement over its predecessor and with multiplayer its a blast. The story line is still quite poor, but the game has some excellent combat. The enemies have way more affixes than the ones that Diablo 3 monsters had, and are more fun and challenging at the same time. One drawback of the game is that there is no option to respec completely. The game allows you to only respec the last three talents that you’ve chosen, however, there is a player mod which adds a respec potion to your inventory, which will allow you to respec. With a level cap of 100, the game promises hours of fun with friends. I’ve myself reached level ~90 as a mage. The great thing about the game is that, unlike Diablo 3 you are not locked into playing the same story line over and over again. After you finish the game the first time, you unlock mapworks, which allows players to buy random dungeons maps with various predefined affixes on players or monsters for endless fun.
Continue reading Steam Sale – Day 8 : Great Day to Pickup Some Fun Multiplayer A-RPGs
Dark Souls : Prepare to Die edition is up for sale again as a daily deal today, if you missed the flash sale on Day 1.
I haven’t played any of the games listed in today’s deals, but I am really excited about playing Dark Souls : Prepare to Die edition, which I picked up on the first day during a flash sale for the same price. The game looks fantastic, though it is recommended that you should play it with a controller. The mouse and keyboard port is not that great and though there are mods which fix a few issues, people still complain that the gameplay is not really smooth with mouse and keyboard. So unless you own a Xbox controller for the pc (~30$), this may not be a deal for you. The game itself costs 20$ on the console.
Continue reading Steam sale – Day 7
I haven’t picked up any new games since the deals on day 1. This is very surprising since usually on steam sales I pick up something almost every other day. I’m not sure if I already own the games that I wanted to play this time around, or the daily and flash deals are actually not that exciting this time around.
I would recommend Serious Sam 3: BFE if you love shooters. This is a serious load of fun, playing solo or with friends, though it is a much more difficult game when playing solo, since multiplayer allows you to re-spawn upon death, as long as one of the players is still alive. Like it predecessors, Serious Sam 3, the maps are large, mostly open space, and the game sends hordes of enemies at you from all directions. The story is almost non-existent, but that is usually what you expect from a game like Serious Sam, which is all about mowing down enemies with the largest weapons you can find. For $3.99, it is a steal.
Continue reading Steam Sale – Day 6
I didn’t pick up any games yesterday, but today’s deals look a lot more interesting. It also seems that all the summer getaway card games will eventually make it to the daily deals, from the pattern of the past 3 days.
My personal pick would be Tomb raider which is another highly rated game that came out this year. However, I’m currently on the fence whether to get the steam version, which I would have to play with mouse and keyboard, or get an Xbox version later. I usually prefer playing games with mouse and keyboard instead of controller, but after my gameplay experience with Assassin’s Creed, I’m wary of trying out games on pc, which were built for consoles with pc as an after thought.
I would recommend Witcher 2 as a must buy from today’s deals, having already played Witcher 1 and being halfway through Witcher 2. Witcher 2 is a big improvement over the first game as far as combat is concerned and you don’t need to have played the first game in order to play this one. There are also combat overhaul packages, which fix a lot of combat issues, regarding ability lag and make combat much better.
The time of the year has come, when gamers’ wallets bleed out dry. Steam sale began today at 1pm EST and will have its usual daily deals, community choices and flash deals every day until July 23rd. Remember to not buy a game until the last day of the sale, unless it is a part of daily deals, flash sales or community choice. Past experiences have showed that you can get the lowest price on a game during a daily deal or flash deal than otherwise.