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Title: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: JWIV on November 21, 2012, 02:04:11 PM
November 21-November 26

Today's deals
XCOM - 33.49 (-33%)
Magic - 4.99 (-50%)
Walking Dead - 12.49 (-50%)
Darksiders II - 16.99 (-66%)
Age of Empires 3 - 9.99 (-75%)
Terraria - 3.39 (-66%)


Flash Sales are back
Indie Sales are all week as well.
Rail Simulator DLC is 50% off all week! Fuck yah, time to get me some trains!   :drill:

Edit for the one rule of Steam Sales

DO NOT BUY A GAME AT THE START OF THE SALE UNLESS IT IS PART OF THE DAILY DEAL.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Ingmar on November 21, 2012, 02:05:30 PM
Hm, I never did play Age of Empires 3. Anyone know if it has a decent single-player campaign?


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Raguel on November 21, 2012, 03:02:53 PM
KOTOR 1 and 2 were both 75% off so I bought them. 5.00 well spent IMO. Assuming I play them.  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Lucas on November 21, 2012, 03:27:08 PM
Obligatory "oh noes !!" post with a  :ye_gods: smiley, followed by a healthy dose of  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Paelos on November 21, 2012, 04:02:42 PM
Hm, I never did play Age of Empires 3. Anyone know if it has a decent single-player campaign?

It's ok. Other two campaigns are better than the original campaign, but I found them worth $10 easily for the "Complete" version.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Paelos on November 21, 2012, 04:09:03 PM
Also I think I'll grab Dawnguard when they get serious.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: pants on November 21, 2012, 04:30:48 PM

Walking Dead - 12.49 (-50%)


Hell yeah!


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: JWIV on November 21, 2012, 04:40:26 PM
KOTOR 1 and 2 were both 75% off so I bought them. 5.00 well spent IMO. Assuming I play them.  :why_so_serious:

Yah - absolutely the right price for them, but god knows when if I'd play them.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Vaiti on November 22, 2012, 01:36:03 AM
My game is taking part of this sale. 80% off  :drill:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/216110/
 (http://store.steampowered.com/app/216110/)

(http://plaza.fi/s/f/editor/images/steamsale.jpg)

edit purty picture and words, advermentizmenting


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Cyrrex on November 22, 2012, 08:13:31 AM

DO NOT BUY A GAME AT THE START OF THE SALE UNLESS IT IS PART OF THE DAILY DEAL.


And why is this?  I've never done this Autumn Sale thing...I presume the prices get cheaper as the sale goes on? 

Am looking at picking up the GTA IV Complete pack.  It doesn't appear to be either part of a Flash or Daily deal.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Vaiti on November 22, 2012, 08:16:25 AM
Very often, a game that is -25/33 or even 50% off at first, at SOME point in the sales will get even further discount.
Sucks to buy Skyrim at -33% Day one then find out day 5 they decided to go CRAaaaAAzzzzY and do a -75% sale

It's soild Steam Sale advise to hold off on non-dailies.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Hawkbit on November 22, 2012, 08:42:56 AM
I'm headed out of town for the weekend; so glad they put Xcom up for sale.  I had enough Steam credit to cover almost the whole thing except $5.00, which is awesome.  I think I've got all my 2012 games now, with the exception of upcoming Far Cry 3, which will have to wait until I have a better rig.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: koro on November 22, 2012, 09:12:40 AM
I find it kind of hilarious that AoE III's normal price on Steam is still $40  for a three-year-old collection of a seven-year-old game and its nearly as old expansions.

It's like when 3DRealms was still charging $50 for Duke Nukem 3D on their page's store back in like 2007.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Lucas on November 22, 2012, 09:26:23 AM
"Rage" or "Dead Island" ? (deal expiring in less than seven hours as I write this)


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: koro on November 22, 2012, 09:35:13 AM
Dead Island is the least bad of the two.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Lucas on November 22, 2012, 09:46:50 AM
...or "fuck them both" and spend your money on something better?  :grin:


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: koro on November 22, 2012, 09:49:28 AM
Some people really like Dead Island, but I didn't care for it. "Something else" is a pretty good option.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Rendakor on November 22, 2012, 10:07:39 AM
I thought Dead Island was pretty fun; it's sort of a Borderlands with Zombies, except with melee weapons instead of guns.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: tar on November 22, 2012, 12:02:19 PM
Dead Island is also much better if you play it co-op rather than solo.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Rendakor on November 22, 2012, 02:05:26 PM
Hoping to pick up Dishonored and the Skyrim DLC, if either go sufficiently on sale. They're both slightly discounted already, so it's just a matter of catching them when they're on a daily or flash.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Trippy on November 22, 2012, 02:37:09 PM
Hoping to pick up Dishonored and the Skyrim DLC, if either go sufficiently on sale. They're both slightly discounted already, so it's just a matter of catching them when they're on a daily or flash.
Amazon is having a lightning sale of Dishonored for $25 from 1:10pm to 5:10pm PST.

Amazon Black Friday Video Games Calendar (http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_366760622_1?ie=UTF8&docId=1000853511&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-1&pf_rd_r=FDAA5C9EC9F0409F8A8B&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1428250642&pf_rd_i=409566)




Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Lucas on November 22, 2012, 03:27:01 PM
About last year: anyone remembers if, among the "most wanted" titles, some were *discounted* during the autumn sale but NOT during the Xmas one? (because, hey, remember that you can keep your wallet safe for a few more weeks if you don't want to purchase anything right now :P)


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Raguel on November 22, 2012, 08:03:25 PM
I pretty much have all the games I want (plus a few more cuz at $2.00 or free at steamgifts why the heck not?) I'm just waiting on XCom to go on sale for 50+% off. I'm thinking I may be waiting awhile.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Tebonas on November 23, 2012, 12:49:50 AM
It seems Steam has pity on my poor soul and doesn't let me buy games during this sale. Starting with Max Payne 3, I get a transaction error when trying to pay.

Loving this new "Stop buying games you will never play just because they are cheap" feature.

Sadly, I was able to buy Age of Empires 3 and Rage before this Common Sense feature kicked in.  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Vaiti on November 23, 2012, 02:01:46 AM
Green Man Gaming has Dishonored with a Steam-code for 50% at the moment.

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/fi/en/pc/games/action/dishonored/ (http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/fi/en/pc/games/action/dishonored/)


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Mosesandstick on November 23, 2012, 02:02:29 AM
Is To the Moon worth it? Does it take long to complete?


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Vaiti on November 23, 2012, 02:04:24 AM
Got a lot of praise back in it's day on XBLA. Looks neat, never played.

I will pile it into the "want to love it, because" bin alongside "will never play more than 5-10 minutes of this"


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Zetor on November 23, 2012, 02:09:49 AM
Is To the Moon worth it? Does it take long to complete?
4-5 hours (http://forums.f13.net/index.php?topic=21480.0)
FWIW you can get it even cheaper ($2) at GOG currently.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: apocrypha on November 23, 2012, 02:35:46 AM
Got lucky (or unlucky, depending on viewpoint...) and got internet connection back just in time for this.

Already ignored the "start of sale" advice and picked up Walking Dead for a tenner. :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: DraconianOne on November 23, 2012, 09:32:48 AM
Green Man Gaming has Dishonored with a Steam-code for 50% at the moment.

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/fi/en/pc/games/action/dishonored/ (http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/fi/en/pc/games/action/dishonored/)

You can also apply a further 25% discount - just picked it up for 11.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Thrawn on November 23, 2012, 10:11:09 AM
Green Man Gaming has Dishonored with a Steam-code for 50% at the moment.

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/fi/en/pc/games/action/dishonored/ (http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/fi/en/pc/games/action/dishonored/)

You can also apply a further 25% discount - just picked it up for 11.

Would be a much better post if you said what this discount is or how to apply it.  :awesome_for_real:

*edit* Neevvver mind, it might be that one right on the front page of the site.  :uhrr:


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: DraconianOne on November 23, 2012, 11:07:02 AM
Yeah - I figured that anyone who can't read the text on this page (http://www.greenmangaming.com/hot-deals/) probably doesn't deserve the extra discount.  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: jakonovski on November 23, 2012, 12:16:56 PM
Gamersgate had Dishonored for 50% off so I went for that because I can benefit from paying in GBP. On Steam, I couldn't resist Prototype 2. I adored the first game because it has some of the same writers as the Call of Cthulhu tabletop RPG spinoff Delta Green, the best campaign setting known to man.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Fabricated on November 23, 2012, 01:40:40 PM
Well I picked up the Skyrim DLC since it was 50% off, or at least it said it was!

Dawnguard was $10 and Hearthfire was $2.50. For some reason when the purchase went through it became $13.00 for Dawnguard and $3.something for hearthfire. Odd, but it's $3 and I make good money so fuck it.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: rattran on November 23, 2012, 01:52:36 PM
Looks like it charged you the previous 33% off price it was this morning. When my roommate decided to buy me the 2 dlcs for $16.xx as he bought them for himself.

Never buy anything that's not a daily deal until the last day of a steam sale.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Teleku on November 24, 2012, 11:16:40 AM
Hotline Miami up on 50% off flash sale for another 10 hours, FYI.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Morfiend on November 24, 2012, 12:18:25 PM
Borderlands 2 at -50% off. so $29.99, seems like a good deal.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Teleku on November 24, 2012, 01:15:28 PM
Shogun total war just went on sale for 66% off.  I just saw that also means the "Fall of Samurai" expansion also is 66% off for about $10.  Sold.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Signe on November 24, 2012, 03:06:42 PM
I have $51 in my Steam wallet.  Why am I considering buying Farming Simulator for a tenner?  Has my life really come to this?   :ye_gods: 

I am pathetic. 


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: jakonovski on November 24, 2012, 03:21:00 PM
I have $51 in my Steam wallet.  Why am I considering buying Farming Simulator for a tenner?  Has my life really come to this?   :ye_gods: 

I am pathetic. 

I don't know, seems to me it's just like an MMO but honest.  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Signe on November 24, 2012, 03:53:16 PM
You go first.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: JWIV on November 24, 2012, 05:02:40 PM
I have $51 in my Steam wallet.  Why am I considering buying Farming Simulator for a tenner?  Has my life really come to this?   :ye_gods: 

I am pathetic. 

Should have gotten Rail Simulator 2013 when it was 66% off. Comes with a London - Brighton route to make you feel almost right at home.



Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: jakonovski on November 24, 2012, 05:06:20 PM
You go first.

No, that way lies madness! Might've been tempted a few hours ago when red wine was still singing its siren song in my brain.



Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Sky on November 24, 2012, 10:20:35 PM
I have $51 in my Steam wallet.  Why am I considering buying Farming Simulator for a tenner?  Has my life really come to this?   :ye_gods: 

I am pathetic. 
That game has been on my wishlist for a while. I think there's a construction vehicle one on my list, too.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Hoax on November 25, 2012, 12:40:58 AM
I have $51 in my Steam wallet.  Why am I considering buying Farming Simulator for a tenner?  Has my life really come to this?   :ye_gods: 

I am pathetic. 
That game has been on my wishlist for a while. I think there's a construction vehicle one on my list, too.

I watched a Russian stream the forklift sim game for about ten minutes I recommend you take that off your list.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Zetor on November 25, 2012, 12:54:16 AM
I have $51 in my Steam wallet.  Why am I considering buying Farming Simulator for a tenner?  Has my life really come to this?   :ye_gods: 

I am pathetic. 
That game has been on my wishlist for a while. I think there's a construction vehicle one on my list, too.

I watched a Russian stream the forklift sim game for about ten minutes I recommend you take that off your list.
If it's not as action-packed as Staplerfahrer Klaus (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--ezFCNjhek), I'm not interested  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Signe on November 25, 2012, 04:03:09 AM
I've seen that film and it's awesome.  And it does the trick... I never ever want to drive a forklift because I have very nearly almost no focus at all.  I'd have to change my name to Shish Kabab. 


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: tgr on November 25, 2012, 04:33:31 AM
Personally it was enough to see it was published by Focus Home Interactive, since they're well-known for requiring their own activation server be utilized. :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Tannhauser on November 25, 2012, 07:06:52 AM
My house is the only non-farm around me so no Farming Simulator tyvm!  And if I want the whole 'forklift experience' I'll drive one at work.

Now if someone made a Hipster Simulator where you sit in Starbucks and work on your screenplay then I'm in!

On topic:  I stayed strong on this sale.  AoE III almost got bought but SWTOR has me pretty occupied.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: KallDrexx on November 25, 2012, 03:24:52 PM
Torchlight 2 only $10!

Also Quantum Conundrum is $5 with all the DLC ($3.74 for the base game). 


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: murdoc on November 25, 2012, 03:27:00 PM
Oooooh, Dishonored is 50% off. That's tempting.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Special J on November 25, 2012, 03:39:39 PM
I really have to hold myself back on the sales, I never even have enough time to play half the stuff I get off Steam.  But Deus Ex for five bucks? Yeah, I'm giving that a shot.

How's the DLC?  Should I grab that too?


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Kail on November 25, 2012, 03:57:11 PM
I really have to hold myself back on the sales, I never even have enough time to play half the stuff I get off Steam.  But Deus Ex for five bucks? Yeah, I'm giving that a shot.

How's the DLC?  Should I grab that too?

I liked Missing Link.  If you like the base game, it's more of the same.  Some fun places to sneak around, a bit of exposition, nothing that really deviates from the base game too much.  It was worth the money I paid for it, I thought.  It's a standalone thing, though, so you won't be bringing your guy from the main campaign in there with an inventory full of ammo, or take anything from it to the main storyline.

The other stuff is kind of unnoticeable.  The extra gear one is okay, but I haven't found anything that really changes the way the game is played yet, and the extra mission is just another side quest.  For less than a buck, I'd go for it because hey, it's a buck, but otherwise I don't see that much difference.

Torchlight 2 only $10!

Hah, wow, thanks for mentioning this, I totally didn't notice this somehow, despite it being right there on the front page.  I was waiting for it and everything.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: jakonovski on November 25, 2012, 04:01:53 PM
Oooooh, Dishonored is 50% off. That's tempting.

Go for it. I've played half price Dishonored all day today, it's excellent.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Ceryse on November 25, 2012, 04:35:04 PM
Almost made it through the sale without buying anything... and then today I grabbed the DLC for Deus Ex, Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate, Orcs Must Die! 2 Complete, and both Batman games (GOTY versions), for barely more than $30 total.

Only two things on my list of games to get that I didn't grab were Max Payne 3 and Dishonoured, and I passed on them because there's no way I'll have the time to touch them before the Christmas sale when they might be even cheaper.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Nebu on November 25, 2012, 05:20:29 PM
Picked up Torchlight II myself.  Diablo 3 was a decent buy, so this must be one hell of a bargain. 


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: JWIV on November 25, 2012, 05:38:54 PM
Sins Rebellion at 66% is tempting me, but I suspect I'll just go ahead and hold off until Christmas - can't imagine I'd have time before then to play it.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Paelos on November 25, 2012, 06:53:35 PM
I bought the Skyrim Dawnguard at 50% off.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Teleku on November 25, 2012, 07:38:04 PM
An important thing to remember (as I pointed out with Shogun), is that when a game goes on sale, all DLC and expansions go with it.  So currently the Gods and Kings expansion to Civ V is 75% off, in case any of you where interested in that one (as I was).


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: murdoc on November 26, 2012, 10:34:55 AM
Oooooh, Dishonored is 50% off. That's tempting.

Go for it. I've played half price Dishonored all day today, it's excellent.

DONE


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: tgr on November 26, 2012, 10:48:07 AM
Crusader Kings II is 75% off. Any game which decides to randomly assassinate 2 generations of rulers to leave you with a mad and gay ruler with no sons and one daughter is awesome in my book.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Lucas on November 26, 2012, 02:39:41 PM
I'll wait 'til Christmas because of RL stuff (and because I expect they'll propose similar deals during the Xmas sale), but Arkham City GOTY + The Witcher 2 + Orcs Must Die 2 + Legend of Grimrock for a grand total of 19.21 is quite a good deal.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Montague on November 26, 2012, 03:10:07 PM
Picked up Saints Row the Third and all DLC for 12.50, plus XCOM for 33, Star Wars Empire At War for 10 bucks, plus got Arkham City GoTY on PS3 for 10 bucks at a local store on Black Friday. Still trying to figure out when exactly I'll find the time to play all these.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Shannow on November 26, 2012, 03:18:34 PM
God help me Shogun Total War 2 deluxe pack for like 14 bucks. Im in!  :awesome_for_real: 
This thread is bad for your financial health.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Ingmar on November 26, 2012, 03:31:50 PM
The good news is you'll have time to finally finish War and Peace during the load screens.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Ginaz on November 26, 2012, 05:50:42 PM
I guess the only good thing about being in the hospital having my gall bladder removed is I didn't waste any money on games I'll never play. :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: DevilsAdvocate25 on November 26, 2012, 06:35:25 PM
Picked up Arkham City GOTY for $7.50 last night. Never played any of the Arkham games. Tried it out. I like it, although I kept whipping out a batarang instead of countering because I was holding the right click too long.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Paelos on November 26, 2012, 07:35:07 PM
If you don't own Just Cause 2 yet, it's $3.74 in a flash sale.

You'd be fucking crazy not to try it out for that price. It's a really REALLY fun explorer type game that will give you hilarious amounts of fun blowing shit up, jumping out of planes and blowing shit up, free diving off buildings that are about to blow up, and running cars into other cars so they blow up. All with the use of your handy-dandy unlimited parachute created by SCIENCE!


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: pants on November 26, 2012, 08:59:21 PM
If you don't own Just Cause 2 yet, it's $3.74 in a flash sale.

You'd be fucking crazy not to try it out for that price. It's a really REALLY fun explorer type game that will give you hilarious amounts of fun blowing shit up, jumping out of planes and blowing shit up, free diving off buildings that are about to blow up, and running cars into other cars so they blow up. All with the use of your handy-dandy unlimited parachute created by SCIENCE!

Sold!


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Cyrrex on November 27, 2012, 12:54:18 AM
If you don't own Just Cause 2 yet, it's $3.74 in a flash sale.

You'd be fucking crazy not to try it out for that price. It's a really REALLY fun explorer type game that will give you hilarious amounts of fun blowing shit up, jumping out of planes and blowing shit up, free diving off buildings that are about to blow up, and running cars into other cars so they blow up. All with the use of your handy-dandy unlimited parachute created by SCIENCE!

Sold!

Yeah, I might not be able to resist that one either.  But before I do that, what is the general word about Witcher 2?  I might have to grab that one instead/as well.

Already picked up Saints Row 3 and the GTA 4 complete edition.  All for less than the price of a pair of tighty whities.  Some of these sales are insane.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Rasix on November 27, 2012, 01:28:00 AM
If you search, there's a thread here about Witcher 2.  I didn't care for what little I could tolerate of it.  EE patch didn't do much for me either.  Some liked it.  I was a big fan of the original.

While I liked the setting, questing, and dialogue; I really hated the way the game controlled and was a little annoyed at how they updated some of the characters (made everyone younger, Triss looks like a coed).  Minigames were pretty shitty as well (sucked in the first, tbh).

edit: For $7.50, it might be worth a roll of the dice.  If you hate it.. oh well, you're out a burrito.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Ingmar on November 27, 2012, 01:49:18 AM
Get the burrito, IMO.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Zetor on November 27, 2012, 02:02:52 AM
Witcher 2 suffers from a case of pretentious / 'trying too hard' storytelling and dialogue in addition to the weird and clunky combat that somehow managed to be less engaging than the original.

Edit: also, QTEs. I mean, seriously?


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Rendakor on November 27, 2012, 03:39:37 AM
So I guess I missed CK2 at 75% off, but it's still 50% off and at $20 I might pull the trigger. Is it worth grabbing the DLCs as well?


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Paelos on November 27, 2012, 08:10:07 AM
I liked Witcher 2 just fine. Don't play it on high levels of difficulty though. The combat is really clunky if you don't just hack your way around.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Lantyssa on November 27, 2012, 08:38:07 AM
I guess the only good thing about being in the hospital having my gall bladder removed is I didn't waste any money on games I'll never play. :awesome_for_real:
Freaky.  My friend had hers removed yesterday.

... Jen?


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: proudft on November 27, 2012, 01:44:13 PM
So I guess I missed CK2 at 75% off, but it's still 50% off and at $20 I might pull the trigger. Is it worth grabbing the DLCs as well?

Islam DLC is only useful if you want to play as a Muslim nation.  All the other changes from SoI are in the patches to CK2.

Byzantine DLC (Legacy of Rome) is supposedly a bunch of stuff for Byzantine rulers that I have not tried yet, like blinding/castrating prisoners, and other random Byzantine stuff, but I am still muddling along with my Sweden game from just after SoI and haven't investigated those nations.... BUT the retinues that also come with the DLC for everyone are incredibly useful.   Borderline too-powerful maybe, even.   

Aztec DLC (Sunset Invasion) is basically 'do you want Aztec invasion y/n?'

I got all these when they came out, plus the cosmetic ones as well (faces/shields/units), because they were cheap and I like the game a lot and it's a pretty unique thing I want to encourage.   I didn't get the music because I am always listening to something else, nor the ruler designer because I just felt like using the historical peoples.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: JWIV on November 27, 2012, 01:55:12 PM
So just a few trains for me this time around  (a lot of American steam which wasn't deliberate)

  • Train Simulator 2013 - Union Pacific Big Boy + Union Pacific Challenger
  • RailWorks 3 - PRR K4 Locomotive
  • Railworks GG1


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Cyrrex on November 28, 2012, 03:45:48 AM
I liked Witcher 2 just fine. Don't play it on high levels of difficulty though. The combat is really clunky if you don't just hack your way around.

Yeah, I ended up getting it anyway after watching a few video reviews.  Looks like the kinda thing I'd find to be worth the small outlay of cash I sacrificed.

All told, I got Saints Row the Third, the GTA 4 Complete Edition and Witcher 2 for something under 20 euros.  That is insanely cheap for where I live.  I can't believe I have overlooked these Steam sales in the past.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Ghambit on November 29, 2012, 06:32:49 PM
"Endless Space" is 50% off and f2P till Monday right now.
"Trainz12" is 75% off


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Strazos on December 02, 2012, 05:59:51 AM
Can someone tell me a bit about Crusader Kings II? I've glanced at it once or twice, but...

I already own several Total War games - how is this different?


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: satael on December 02, 2012, 07:01:53 AM
Can someone tell me a bit about Crusader Kings II? I've glanced at it once or twice, but...

I already own several Total War games - how is this different?

One is a RTS and the other has you in panic as your eldest son dies in an accident (though you suspect your second wife had something to do with it) and now your heir is a syphilitic idiot that everybody hates :drill:


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Vaiti on December 02, 2012, 07:12:11 AM
It isn't so much like Total War. Think of Hearts of Iron, Europa Universalis and other Paradox grand strategy games.

This is the best one they have made to date. Oh and there is a Game of Thrones Total Conversation for it. http://citadel.prophpbb.com/topic520.html (http://citadel.prophpbb.com/topic520.html)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An-WADoVOx4


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Cyrrex on December 02, 2012, 09:03:57 AM
Just to follow something up from earlier, I find Witcher 2 to be quite okay.  I am not sure about the actual gameplay yet, but the whole thing feels rather epic.  And I loooove the music so far.  Definitely worth the price of a burrito.

God, I wish I could have a burrito.


Title: Re: Hide your monies, it's the Autumn Steam Sale
Post by: Xilren's Twin on December 06, 2012, 01:02:24 PM
Picked up FTL today for $5  (40% off)