Steam Sale Summer 2013

Well, due to last week’s posts lack of enthusiastic responses (or any responses, for that matter), I am feeling I should keep this blog lighter and possibly more related to gaming. Yea, I hear what you want. I don’t know if I’m gonna give it to you. But I hear it.

 

OK, here. Some video game talk. Here’s what I’ve gotten so far in the Steam Summer Sale:

Bioshock 1 & 2 – I already had Bioshock Infinite, but I have yet to actually play any of the games in the series. I know I’ll enjoy them, because I’ve seen parts of some LPs of all of them – they are my type of game.

Tomb Raider 2, 3, and Anniversary – this is a purely nostalgia purchase that I regret a bit. I have the newest Tomb Raider game, and am about 25% through and enjoying it. Of course I’ve played the other 3 before, but over the years all of the discs have gotten lost. So I bought them at a decent price, about $10 for all 3. Unfortunately, TR 2 & 3 are sorta unplayable due to the control system – it differs so much from new games. I remember being pro at it when I was 13, but now, my brain and motor functions are confused by not being able to use the mouse to look around, frustrated by trying to platform in this situation. I suppose I have been trained out of the techniques involved in the game (seriously, spacebar is not even the default jump key…)

Today I picked up Dust: An Elysian Tale in the last few hours of its sale price. It’s a fun little side scroller but actually not very interesting. If you really enjoy the side scrolling adventure, this is one I’d recommend over Trine (I just can’t get into those). But in all honesty a game like Torchlight is more fun, has cuter animation, and at this point should be about the same price.

 

That’s all I’ve gotten, because I still haven’t convinced myself that Skyrim DLC is more important to buy than new work out equipment (my year end goal is to be able to do some chin ups, something I am sure I haven’t accomplished since middle school. I have a doorway pull up bar on the way). I also got an influx of great new games with the graphics card I bought last month (Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite, Crysis 3), so I didn’t need to buy any of the new games.

…and I also got about 5 or 6 of the silly trading card things that look like they might be worth a sum total of $0.75