Steam Winter Sale 2012 - Seriously Guys, It Was Over Two Months Ago! Move Along!

polypusher wrote:

So is Anno 2070 good? Its on Flash sale now. Ive always had an eye on it but I dont know a lot about it. What say you, gwjer hive-mind?

If its recommended, are any of the extras worthwhile? Would they be overwhelming to have right at the start?

From most accounts it's a very fun game, but I have yet to bite on it myself. For what it's worth, the (non-Steam) Deluxe version is on sale for $19.99 on Amazon right now.

They've released a good amount of DLC for the game as well as an expansion (Deep Ocean), most of which is also on sale at the moment. I don't know which of the DLCs is worth buying. This was one of the reasons I've decided to wait for a better price - I imagine there will be an Anno 2070 'complete' package soon enough that will weigh in at the current asking price soon enough for me. That said, the game has held onto its price tag a lot longer than most, so I could end up waiting forever.

polypusher wrote:

Like this?

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/18...

Indeed! I just need it to cost less than that

polypusher wrote:

So is Anno 2070 good? Its on Flash sale now. Ive always had an eye on it but I dont know a lot about it. What say you, gwjer hive-mind?

If its recommended, are any of the extras worthwhile? Would they be overwhelming to have right at the start?

If you're a fan of the Anno series (Dawn of Discovery), you'll probably enjoy it. It's a futuristic take on the series, with the addition of developing under water as well as on islands. Personally, I like it, but Ubisoft's online requirements just p*ss me off. I don't care for their Uplay system at all. They include a few things like voting and such, but those don't offset the invasive nature of the system, imo.

I awoke this morning to find that Sr_Malo had bestowed FTL: Faster Than Light to me, many thanks! I was kicking myself for missing the flash sale on this.

Thank you sir, I really wanted to try this one!

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I finally got the courage to take a look at that Steam profile analysis and I'm doing a lot better than I expected:

gravity | Games Owned: 128
Full Steam Analysis Profile: gravity

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50% exactly! Realistically, the number is actually closer to 60% played because somehow it's missing a good number of games I've put some real time in to. On top of that, a lot of it is due to games picked up in the THQ bundle and the last two Steam sales. I'm pretty happy with that, although there's a lot of very long games on there that have yet to be played.

Toying with the idea of getting 3D mark vantage. So for I haven't bought anything from the sale which is surprising. I keep waiting for a discount on Farcry

Compared to some of the other people here, I'm not sure if this is good or bad...

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Thanks to Cragmyre for They Bleed Pixels Collector's Edition. This game looks hard.

Redherring wrote:

Just throwing this out there .. I want to pay an unexpected gift forward to someone before the sale ends! I tried to invite a couple of people from this thread but got no response. So if you are still waiting for someone to throw you a gift, or you just like herrings, friend me up

http://steamcommunity.com/id/redherr...

Edit: now I have two gifts to pay forward, thanks mortalgroove for Prince of Persia!

I have a number of the people in this thread on my steam friends list. However; please feel free to add me as well. I would like to gift a couple more games before the sale ends.

Thank you, Redherring, for Skyrim Hearthfire! More reasons to play the game!

Many thanks to Dr_Awkward for the gift of Atom Zombie Smasher. You sir shall be the first person saved.

Indie Game the movie
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First one to use it gets it. Everyone else can just pirate it like you do every movie.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Indie Game the movie
D265X-YY2LI-BT6AB

First one to use it gets it. Everyone else can just pirate it like you do every movie.

Snagged! yay, heard a lot of good things about the movie, looking forward to watching it. Kudos, lord Baron!

This has been the busiest day for me so far, purchasing-wise. Grabbed 2 Assassin's Creed titled (II and Brotherhood), the Gods and Kings DLC for Civ5 (via GMG), and a couple of gifts to unsuspecting goodjers. I'll have to see if I can resist the lure of Skyrim's DLC tomorrow - any enabling/disabling, mainly with regards to Dawnguard?

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Indie Game the movie
D265X-YY2LI-BT6AB

First one to use it gets it. Everyone else can just pirate it like you do every movie.

Also available on Netflix streaming.

Cragmyre wrote:

Sorry for the back to back posts, but I just learned that Eleima has gifted me with Witcher 2 and I wanted to thank her properly. Thank you very much, my new year's resolution is definitely going to be to work on my pile and enjoy all the gifts I've been given!!

You're welcome, I love the Witcher franchise, so this was a great opportunity to show support for CDProjekt. Good luck with the pile! Join the club, we have t-shirts! (okay, not really)

Jarpy wrote:

--An open letter to Eleima--
Dear Goodjer,
I admit it. I know it, and apparently you know it too.
Yes: I did have a few a beers last night.
Yes: I loaded up Steam and drunkenly oggled the shiny things.
Yes: I added Secret of the Magic Crystals to my wishlist...
Now in my defence, I removed it again within minutes. Nobody should have seen it. Nobody should have known.
But you saw it, and now I'm Sparkleponied.
Thank you. Thank you very much.
Your "friend",
Jarpy.

Not only did I see it, but I have the screen capture to prove it! (Because when I didn't see it on your wishlist, I did a doubletake on my phone to make sure I was awake. ) If you're still talking after having played it for 5 mins, I'll be relieved.

Malor wrote:

You're probably going to find out that Eleima sent it to you randomly, so your confession was for naught, and you still have sparkleponies.

Nope, no randomness here, I knew exactly what I was doing. Yes, I know, that makes me kinda evil!

Sooooo the new sales are up, and I can't really see anything that truly entices me. I'm not sure if that's a testament to the monstrosity that has become my pile, or my self-restraint (probably the former if the past is any indication). I might let myself get tempted by Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword, but I already spent over 250 hours on Warband, so that might not be such a good idea... Or I could just gift a third copy of Orcs Must Die.

Edit: I just realized I went a little overboard on the smileys and exclamation marks. Sorry about that.

Eleima wrote:

Edit: I just realized I went a little overboard on the smileys and exclamation marks. Sorry about that.

Don't worry about it !!!!!!

Dammit dammit dammit, the 25% off Far Cry 3 sale is exactly what I was waiting for but I don't know if I can afford it because of my stupid car battery dying this week. Stupid cars keeping me from awesome video games. Time to break out my budget speadsheet and juggle...

D-Man777 wrote:
Eleima wrote:

Edit: I just realized I went a little overboard on the smileys and exclamation marks. Sorry about that.

Don't worry about it !!!!!!

Sometimes I get excited.

A very heartfelt thank you to Superjars who very clearly does not want me to finish my pile and added Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword.
Thank you very, very much, I know I'll enjoy this just as much as I did Mount & Blade: Warband!!

Finally Farcry on sale! Only game I was waiting for.

TempestBlayze wrote:

Finally Farcry on sale! Only game I was waiting for.

Far Cry 3, 25% off! Woo!

Looks about right. Dunno how Spiral Knights got in my top 5.

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Tamron - thank you very much for Trine 2 - hope you don't mind if I finish Trine 1 before I play it

Yeah, sigh, I can't afford Anno 2070 due to the holidays being more expensive than I anticipated (I spoil the girlfriend and her family if I can), so I feel your pain, Parallax...

Deadmonkeys wrote:

Looks about right. Dunno how Spiral Knights got in my top 5.

Yeah, suprised to see it in mine too. Guess that game was more of a time sink than we thought.

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I really feel like we should be making a "Steam Analysis" thread at this point or something. :p

OMG THANK YOU KREV FOR THE GIFT OF ANNO 2070!!! YAY! I wasn't asking for it or anything, just lamenting, but OMGOMG THANK YOU!!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Numfar, do the Dance of Joy!

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Eleima wrote:
D-Man777 wrote:
Eleima wrote:

Edit: I just realized I went a little overboard on the smileys and exclamation marks. Sorry about that.

Don't worry about it !!!!!!

Sometimes I get excited.

A very heartfelt thank you to Superjars who very clearly does not want me to finish my pile and added Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword.
Thank you very, very much, I know I'll enjoy this just as much as I did Mount & Blade: Warband!!

Your generosity this sale just called to be rewarded! I hope you have a blast playing it!

Many thanks to Mateofalcone for the return gift of Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic! And turn based so I can play at 4am with a fussy baby in my lap? Awesome!