Steam Winter Sale 2017 Buy-All

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That's right, folks. The end of the year is nigh, we'll be having the Halloween horror sale soon, and before you know it, the Thanksgivign/Black Friday sale, and blink again, and the winter sale is here. So here we go, once more with feeling, Steam Winter Sale 2017 is on its way!

Let's start things off with the usual questions: Any particular games you plan to get? Budgets you intend to (try to) abide by?

I've gotta watch my funds at the moment, so I'm hoping to cram as many games into my $20 budget as possible. Don't have much hope for the Halloween sale as I typically don't enjoy horror games, but I'd love to see the following discounted.

  • Particle Fleet. Creeper World was a really interesting experimental...Tower Defence? This has a lot of the same principles, but I'm a bit hesitant to bite at full price.
  • Shadow Tactics. I didn't play a lot of these games growing up, but this looks really interesting! I'm not sure how much I'd appreciate it, but I really want to give it a spin.
  • The surge. I'm concerned it's just going to feel like a not-as-good Dark Souls. The theme really intrigues me though.
  • Lady Killer in a Bind. I think I like Christine Love's ideas more than actually playing the games. I'm not hugely into VNs, but I really enjoy reading her stuff!
  • Clannad. Again, not hugely into VNs but I quite liked the little I saw of this as an anime series. I've heard it's significantly longer than the Lord of the Rings trilogy in terms of word-count though, so I'm very hesitant to pay full price and bounce off it.

I won't be participating much this winter. I spent waaaay too much on games over the last year. I certainly won't be buying anything for myself (unless the new Shadow of Mordor game gets a discount, which seems unlikely). I'll throw some gifts around probably.

Is it just me or is it getting harder and harder to get excited about Steam sales? Am I becoming a jaded, ennui-laden cynic?

My brother usually gives me a £30 steam gift card for Christmas so that'll be my sale budget, but having said that I only want two or three games at the most to keep the pile nice and trim! Dishonored 2 for about £10 would be nice. Also, not steam related but I'm hoping for some EA store discounts so I can grab some Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC (especially Trespasser), and maaaaaaybe Andromeda if it goes low enough and I think I'll have time to play it.

I somehow haven't spent much on games this year, so I'm up to grab some stuff, depending on the depth of the sale. I plan to get Divinity: Original Sin 2, plus MGSV and Shadowrun: Hong Kong. Maybe Ori and the Blind Forest, Firewatch, and Stardew Valley as well, if the discount is deep enough.

And even if it isn't on sale, I plan to get Finding Paradise, the followup to To the Moon.

I managed to only pick up three games in the summer sale and finished two, so because of the pile I'm trying to limit what I'm getting this time again to just what I'll be playing. The pile does not need any help.

The only for-sure purchase is Prey. After that I'll see what winds up looking good.

Rallick wrote:

Is it just me or is it getting harder and harder to get excited about Steam sales? Am I becoming a jaded, ennui-laden cynic?

I think it's a couple of things. The 'novelty factor' has worn off and they're relatively common now; there are what... three or four a year now?

Plus with Humble Bundle and BundleStars carrying big-name titles now we're seeing deep discounts more often.

Then there was the end of the Daily/Flash sales (inevitable once they implemented refunds) which means there is no longer a new wave of excitement every day/8 hours.

There's still a "Yay, Steam Sale!" feel but they aren't as "special" anymore.

Steam Sale isn't much fun anymore. I'm sure Ill pick up a bunch of games regardless.
Tacoma and Cosmic Star Heroine seems like good bets.

All of the above plus I have too many games in my Steam library and I'm trying to buy more indie games via itch.io these days.

I'll probably still end up picking a few things up, depending on what my budget looks like, because my wishlist is also epic...

Yeah, Humble has been a better deal for me lately. I don’t think it will continue though.

tanstaafl wrote:
Rallick wrote:

Is it just me or is it getting harder and harder to get excited about Steam sales? Am I becoming a jaded, ennui-laden cynic?

I think it's a couple of things. The 'novelty factor' has worn off and they're relatively common now; there are what... three or four a year now?

Plus with Humble Bundle and BundleStars carrying big-name titles now we're seeing deep discounts more often.

Then there was the end of the Daily/Flash sales (inevitable once they implemented refunds) which means there is no longer a new wave of excitement every day/8 hours.

There's still a "Yay, Steam Sale!" feel but they aren't as "special" anymore.

To add to this, it also always seems that everyone's favorite steam sale is the first few they go through, since they can pick up a bunch of games they were interested in on the cheap, resulting a smorgasbord of purchases. After a while you have most of the games you wanted, so there's less that gets you excited.

I got to be honest.
Not sure I'll get anything this sale.
Yes, I have stuff on my wishlist, but it's not so tempting, I'm finding.

Having paid full price, for unfinished games in the good old days of "physical distribution" , I'm always happy with the seasonal sales, as I flag those games on wish list as the "nice to haves" (ones with so/so ratings, but know I'd enjoy nonetheless) , and spend my hard earned copper pieces guilt /"buyer's remorse" free.

If anyone needs the actual dates...

The dates for the next 3 Steam Sales have been leaked

tl;dr version...

Steam Halloween Sale: October 26, 2017 - November 1, 2017
Steam Autumn Sale: November 22, 2017 - November 28, 2017
Steam Winter Sale: December 21, 2017 - January, 2018

Yeah, not expecting to spend any money unless there's really deep discounts on my wish list. The bundles from Humble Bundle, Bundle Stars, and IndieGala have had me pretty sorted for cheap games for a while now.

There are a few games on my list that I wouldn't mind grabbing if the price is right: Dragon Quest Heroes II, Obduction, StarCrawlers.

My general approach to Steam Sales these days is to just get a game that I really want. I think too many people expect the sale to include games at around the $10 mark that are fairly recent, when it just won't be the case. I usually just limit myself to 2 or 3 I know I will play, usually one big one an then a few interesting ones (last sale was Hearts of Iron IV then Clustertruck). Works better for me, I'm done with stockpiling games!

Meh. I have had my spare time for gaming completely destroyed (marriage! puppy!) so it's highly unlikely I'll buy anything for myself this year.

I just bought Witcher 3 GOTY at 60% off this weekend. I probably shouldn’t be buying anything further for the next 6 months but there’s quite a few titles which have piqued my interest enough to Wishlist them as a way of tracking them.

Bfgp wrote:

I just bought Witcher 3 GOTY at 60% off this weekend. I probably shouldn’t be buying anything further for the next 6 months but there’s quite a few titles which have piqued my interest enough to Wishlist them as a way of tracking them.

Have fun! We'll see ya in a year or two.

Turok 2 - the first Turok remaster was great. Miss that 90s level-is-a-maze-not-a-sequence-of-cutscenes FPS design

Full Throttle Remastered
Tyranny
Fire Pro Wrestling World
Super Indie Karts
Party Golf
Disgaea 1&2

And then some large-studio games that we'll see if the deals are good enough for:

XCOM 2
Dishonored 2
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

And an old game that never gets put on sale, but if it ever does, I'll pull the trigger:

Terminal Velocity

Meanwhile Gaben is on Forbes wealthiest people with an estimated nest egg of $5.5 billion.

Running Man wrote:

There are a few games on my list that I wouldn't mind grabbing if the price is right: Dragon Quest Heroes II, Obduction, StarCrawlers.

Dragon Quests stuff is always a very small discount. Not deep enough that is an impulse buy at least.

A_Unicycle wrote:

[*]The surge. I'm concerned it's just going to feel like a not-as-good Dark Souls. The theme really intrigues me though.

Have you tried the demo?

I'd say you're correct, in that it doesn't feel as good as Dark Souls, but from the demo it seemed like it would be pretty good. I did like their fantasy Dark Souls game Lords of the Fallen.

Actually, no, I didn't know there was a demo! I'll have to give it a spin when I get the time. Cheers!

I'm also planning on doing nothing but bottom-feeding for the next few sales- I've got so much on my pile that picking up anything for more than a few bucks would be silly. Maybe I'll pick up another local co-op game to play with the kids but beyond that I'm good.

Tagging is as tag does.

hmm, anything on sale for Halloween or Autumn would likely also be on sale for the same or more during winter sale?

Don't buy it unless I'm ready to play it. Don't buy it unless I'm ready to play it...

A significant discount on Death of the Outsider, Prey, or Project CARS 2 would be tempting.

I'll probably nickel-and-dime myself with DLC like ETS2 bits and Jazzpunk: Flavour Nexus.

Waiting for the sale(s) to pick up the Xcom2 expansion and maybe Stardew valley. I'd like to get the new Southpark but that's only if I finish The witcher 3 blood and wine expansion, how many hours is that again? :(

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