Friday, July 7, 2017

Steam Sale noobie

Okay, the Steam Summer Sale has ended and my bank account is heaving a sigh of relief. 

I figured it out the other night and prior to getting my laptop a couple of years ago it's been about 9-10 years prior to that since I've had a computer beefy enough to play games on.  Once I got my lap top I wanted to start getting back in to gaming.  Unfortunately my laptop doesn't have an optical drive so all those computer disks of the games that I own I didn't have a way to install them.  I could have gone out and bought an external CD drive but there have been other things I've had to spend money on.

This year I couldn't wait any longer and I started buying Steam games when I found something that I liked.  I had 7 before the sale started.  Games like The Witcher (the original), 7 Days to Die, Dead by Daylight, More or Die, RWBY: Grimm Eclipse, You Must Build a Boat and just prior to the sale Playerunknown's Battleground.  Now I have a total of 67 games.  I think I went a little overboard.

But the good news is that I really didn't spend all that much money (I love sales).  What's even better news is that I got some of my old games that I have on CD so now I don't have to worry about trying to find a way to install them.  Games like all the Thief games, the Half-Life games (please make Half-Life 3), and a metric butt-ton of Star Wars games among many, many others.  I've even gone back and got original games that started series like Fallout.  I always like to play series from the beginning so I can see how the game progressed through the years.

I don't know when I'm going to find the time to play all these new games (although I've have started playing Portal [love that game]).  And I don't have the hard drive space to install them all on my laptop.  My next goal to complete before my birthday next year is to build a really good gaming PC.  Then I'll probably just plant myself in front of it and play until my brain melts.  I can't think of a better way to spend my time.

Did you pick up anything in the Steam Summer Sale?  I'm curious as what games people got.  I know there were a bunch more that I wanted to get but my budget decided it wasn't a wise move.  And I was only looking in the "under $5" list.  Maybe next time I'll check out the "under $10" list as well.  I better start saving up now.


Zenra Nukenin said...

I picked up What Remains of Edith Finch, Little Nightmares, The Solus Project and I Am Alive.

Finch is a "walking simulator" with a lot of clever ideas to engage players in the story.
Nightmares is a side-scroller in the vein of Play Dead's games (Limbo and Inside). In fact, if you liked those games, I would highly recommend Little Nightmares.
I'm currently enjoying Solus a lot. This game is MUCH more expansive then the other two, and will take a bit of time to complete.
I played I Am Alive (twice) years ago on the XB360, but I really liked it, and hope to play it again one day.

Zenra Nukenin said...

Wouldn't you know? Right after I said that I was enjoying Solus Project, I went to play it and my save file quickly got corrupted. I had to load an old autosave that set me back hours.

The good news is that I think I found a secret I had missed before. I just hope that I got all of the secrets I found the first time.

Pengwenn said...

I've heard about Edith Finch and I'm not that interested in picking it up.

I can't remember if I've heard of The Solus Project or not.

I have I am Alive on on X360 and I've played the first little bit of it just to get a feel. It's one I'd like to record to put to on my Youtube channel.

I heard about Little Nightmares and loved the concept so I bought it for XBO. I don't have a way to record properly from my laptop so I try to get things on console first.

What I really like right now is that when I get to a point while editing that I need to save a file or render it I just switch over to a game on the laptop while it works on that in the background.

I would buy so many more games for PC but my laptop isn't beefy enough for a lot of them. Dain's going to help me correct that once I get my tax refunds next year. If you're on Steam my username is the same (as it is everywhere . . . except twitter).