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

krev82 wrote:

On Anna; there was this post way back on page 17 which disabled my purchase/interest.

yep... I forgot I asked that. oops. Guess I'm disabled again!

karmajay wrote:
DeThroned wrote:

This came out in 1982

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I had that book when I was a kid. Why did you have to include the date now I feel old! :(

I had that book, as well. It, along with Byte, were essential parts of learning to code.

m0nk3yboy wrote:
Eleima wrote:

So what's the GWJ opinion on From Dust? Anyone know if it's any good?

I loved it on the 360... What little I played of it.
Edit: amended for the lady ;)

You, sir, are quite the gentleman!

Thanks for all the feedback, M0nk3yboy and IUMogg on From Dust. The pitch for it looks very interesting, but I'm going to try and show some restraint, as my pile is big enough as it is. There's always the next sale, right? Unless I end up springing for Dead Island instead.

So I hear that the community for War of the Roses is pretty dead, can anybody confirm that?

Also I feel like that is a dang good deal on Max Payne 3.

Finally, I find it funny that they include Viking: Battle for Asgard in the Total War bundle, must not sell much on its own...

It is a great deal on Max 3. I find myself surprised buy I think I'm going to skip Max 3. Max Payne 2 is quite likely my favorite game. For some reason, I just don't feel the compulsion to take the plunge on this one.

Kamakazi010654 wrote:

So I hear that the community for War of the Roses is pretty dead, can anybody confirm that?

That would be crazy, it was released less than 3 months ago!

Kamakazi010654 wrote:

So I hear that the community for War of the Roses is pretty dead, can anybody confirm that?

Also I feel like that is a dang good deal on Max Payne 3.

Finally, I find it funny that they include Viking: Battle for Asgard in the Total War bundle, must not sell much on its own...

I think Chivalry has a larger community. Not sure War of Roses has the longevity from what I read.

demonbox wrote:

It is a great deal on Max 3. I find myself surprised buy I think I'm going to skip Max 3. Max Payne 2 is quite likely my favorite game. For some reason, I just don't feel the compulsion to take the plunge on this one.

My interest is low on it because they dropped Noir from it.

The saga continues, as resident.. um.. something or other jonfentyler has gifted me a copy of Dead Island: GotY!

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Thank you sir, I'll play it and think fondly of you!

...

That sounds dirty, doesn't it?

Just popping in a little late to nominate peedmyself for Person of the Year for the gift of Hotline Miami last year. It is appreciated, I just wish I could have played it in time for my GOTY voting. Oh well.

As always, it's nice to see the generosity of the GWJ community. Happy New Year to you all!

Baron Of Hell wrote:
demonbox wrote:

It is a great deal on Max 3. I find myself surprised buy I think I'm going to skip Max 3. Max Payne 2 is quite likely my favorite game. For some reason, I just don't feel the compulsion to take the plunge on this one.

My interest is low on it because they dropped Noir from it.

Pretty much the same. The look and feel of the gameplay and story just doesn't seem well like max payne. Too bad really.

I've done pretty good this sale, I think I only bought one game. Of course that's because I own pretty much everything I want already...

I arrived home this morning only to be greeted by 2 copies of From Dust from DeThroned and demonbox! I accepted the first one from DeThroned, and I shall pass the other along. Happy New Year back at you guys

Thanks to Cragmyre for helping to satiate my Need for Speed!!!!

Tyrian wrote:

The saga continues, as resident.. um.. something or other jonfentyler has gifted me a copy of Dead Island: GotY!

Added, and tagged you with the other new Dead Island owners during this sale. (including myself)

I know this has been answered before, but I'd rather not go back through all 120+ pages of the thread...

The Prince of Persia games -- which are worth getting and which are not?

Well, the first one in the new series, Sands of Time, was superb, a really fun game with a whimsical and sweet storyline. Then the second one came out, I think called the Warrior Within, and I think I got about an hour in, and literally threw the disk away. (I've only done that a couple of times.) They'd basically violated the tone of the first game... it was kind of like saying, "Ok, now Gandhi is a butcher of men!" I've had nothing further to do with the series.

Rumor claims that some of them are okay, but I haven't bothered.

I tried to replay Sands of Time on the PC awhile back, and didn't get far with it -- the controls were giving me absolute hell. I'm not sure if it was something I was doing wrong, or if that's how the game is supposed to be, and I'd forgotten.

The 2008 Prince of Persia, titled "Prince of Persia" is quite good. I played it with a controller, so I have no idea how good the mouse & keyboard controls are.

BadKen wrote:

The 2008 Prince of Persia, titled "Prince of Persia" is quite good. I played it with a controller, so I have no idea how good the mouse & keyboard controls are.

+1 - I loved that one

mateofalcone wrote:
BadKen wrote:

The 2008 Prince of Persia, titled "Prince of Persia" is quite good. I played it with a controller, so I have no idea how good the mouse & keyboard controls are.

+1 - I loved that one

+10 - Elika is 16, *Legion*

Ooh SPAZ flash sale! Get on it.

Also Deadlight. What is Deadlight?

Stele wrote:

Ooh SPAZ flash sale! Get on it.

Also Deadlight. What is Deadlight?

Not sure about Deadlight but it looks interesting. I'm a huge fan of platformer type games so might jump on this one. The smaller $3 - $5 purchases are adding up quickly though so I have to be careful

edosan wrote:

I know this has been answered before, but I'd rather not go back through all 120+ pages of the thread...

The Prince of Persia games -- which are worth getting and which are not?

The most recent game was solid, The forgotten sands.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/pr...

A new year's thanks to Grumpicus for his gift of Rage! Since we apparently dodged the 2012 apocalypse at least I can now satisfy my post-apocalyptic urges virtually!

(Stele, DeThroned)

Oh gosh darnit, you people need to read all the posts. All of them! I posted my "review" of Deadlight earlier in the sale, so here it is again:

I wrote:

Deadlight has a really solid style, and it's generally nice to look at.

That's the only compliment I'll give it.

Gameplay, story, pacing, writing, they all feel mangled in some way. Several - too many - trial and error puzzles decided to hop into bed with tedious checkpoint placement. The combat feels survival-y at first, and that's great, but after a point it only served to frustrate me. The dialogue is good old fashioned bad, and the story becomes entirely predictable halfway through, if not earlier, which only aids in highlighting the irksome way it's being told.

The entire thing ends on the most clichéd monologue I think I've ever heard come out of a video game character.

Looks like I clocked in at about 3 hours, but it felt like I was playing my life away. Honestly, the vehemence with which I came to despise this is completely out of character for me.

I don't recommend buying it.

From here.

Edit: Hang on, you posted in that same thread, Stele. For shame.

I'm on my phone, so i cant check, but iirc Hyetal posted a review earlier of Deadlight that was atrocious (his opinion, I think).

Tannhausered by Viking Claus himself!

That very review of Deadlight, by Hyetal, disabled it for me first time around.

S.P.A.Z worth a wee shot?

Oh sure, blame me for not remembering every post in a 121 page thread!

Thank you though, the game has been removed from my wishlist.

omnipherous wrote:

S.P.A.Z worth a wee shot?

I enjoyed it. I didn't spend that much time with it, but I would like to go back after I finish Grimrock. I think it's worth $2.50

My wife is going to kill me when she sees how much I have spent on SteamSale. I don't think I have bought one thing for myself.