Batman: Arkham City and all DLC are 50% off this weekend on Steam, making it €14 for the base game. It looks like Batman: Arkham Asylum is also on sale, 66% off, for €6,80.
Sanctum, the FPS/Tower Defense in a Sci-Fi setting, is free to play this weekend, and the game and all DLC are 75% off, making it €2,50.
Orcs must Die pips sanctum for me because if the creative freedom the levels offer. Sanctum is very clearly great, I just tire of having to snipe a jiggling enemy from the start of the round to the end to achieve optimisation. Where in OMD optimisation is more about generating farcically complicated deaths.
I'm failing to writing a blog, specifically about playing games the wrong way
Batman: Arkham City seems like a good deal too, as it is constantly named in Top 10 games of 2011 lists and so on. However, after watching a few YouTube videos of actual gameplay I'm not sure if it's something I'd like. There doesn't seem to be a whole lot of choice in how you approach the levels and fights, and there's a seemingly constant prompt to do things like "Press F to take down enemy behind curtain".
Batman: Arkham City is the same game given the sandbox treatment (tho AA isn't 100% linear as there's other stuff to do besides the story) and (IMO) dumbed down a touch made a bit less special in the process. If you like AA, you'll still like AC but it's by no means essential if you felt AA gave you as much Batman as you could cope with.
Also, AC relies on GFWL and many people have had nightmarish experiences with GFWL deleting their saves - certainly I'll be giving the PC release a total miss on that basis alone - that and the fact I find AC just a diluted and stretched-thin version of AA anyway - sandbox for the sake of it and nothing really new added outside of that.
For those that don't mind the hassle of getting around the US only Amazon restriction (which is rather easy) great deal coming starting Sunday. Psychonauts will be 2 bucks Sunday only, 4 bucks for the rest of the week, Costume Quest is 2.99 USD, and Stacking is 7.50 USD. There's also a collection pack for 9.99. All games are the Steam versions.
Deal starts on the 6th.
Thanks for the heads up, i'll almost certainly be picking up psychonauts for $2, whilst simultaneously feeling guilty for picking up such a great game for so little money. I'm not sure when i began to feel this kind of inverse buyer's remorse, it's something that's usually quite alien to me.
Last edited by qizarate; 04-05-2012 at 04:55 AM.
Anyone know if Stacking and Costume Quest are Steamworks or not?
That'll teach me to read threads before my morning coffee. ;)
Rebellion games are 50% off this weekend over at gog.com. That includes:
-All the empire earths.
-both ground controls (i think i'll be picking up the sequel, have been meaning to for a while)
-Lords of Magic
-Lords of the Realm
I've handily omitted the crap ones...or perhaps you would disagree. The promo page can be found here, anyhow: http://www.gog.com/promo/rebellion_bullseye
Sniper Elite was for roughly 2€ on Steam few days back..
Presumably FreeGames (or VOID or whatever they're calling it now) is coming out of beta, or they're adding a bunch of games to it or something.
Twitter is blocked where I'm at. What's the situation?
"Just found this note, slid under our office door! Looks like someone is very upset."
Then a picture of a ransom-type note saying "Gamersgate. This is a warning. Stop what you're doing or else..."
Not all that exciting really, though it's nice to see alternate distribution models (particularly for games without a demo)