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Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:38 pm
by Isgrimnur
Too bad it doesn't supersede the other deals.

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:41 pm
by coopasonic
Awww no break for Izzy!

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:42 pm
by Isgrimnur
:tjg:

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:25 pm
by Island Dog

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:39 pm
by wonderpug
Grim Dawn for $7 seemed like a good one to jump on for me. The expansions are on sale as well, but $30 for the set isn't as easy an impulse buy than $7 for the base.

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:29 pm
by LordMortis
I don't have time to buy and play CKIII. Of course by the time I do, they'll have 10 content packs and I'll be put off at the cost of jumping in at that point...

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:12 pm
by Isgrimnur
Daily Deals:

OMORI -20% $19.99 $15.99

Godhood -50% $26.99 $13.49

Weekend Deal: Noita -25% $19.99 $14.99

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:28 pm
by Isgrimnur
Daily Deals:

Bloody Spell -51% $19.99 $9.79 (EA)

Witch It -50% $19.99 $9.99

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:15 pm
by Isgrimnur
Daily Deals:

Unruly Heroes -55% $19.99 $8.99 (81)

Calico -20% $11.99 $9.59 (55)

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:54 pm
by Daehawk
Just wanted to warn anyone thinking of buying Rage 2 during the Steam Lunar sale to hold off because Epic is giving it away in a few days.

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:24 am
by Jag
Daehawk wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:54 pm Just wanted to warn anyone thinking of buying Rage 2 during the Steam Lunar sale to hold off because Epic is giving it away in a few days.
It's also horrible. I played it free on Gamepass PC and had to uninstall it after a few hours. I rarely do that for games but it was really bad.

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:02 am
by Carpet_pissr
Why?

This seems to be either a ‘love it or hate it” title from the little I’ve seen about it.

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:38 pm
by Anonymous Bosch
Carpet_pissr wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:02 am Why?

This seems to be either a ‘love it or hate it” title from the little I’ve seen about it.
Here's how the Gamespot review sums it up:
gamespot.com wrote:

What Rage 2 is short on, however, are opportunities to put all those abilities to good use. The main campaign structure makes itself clear early on; do a mission for each of three different leaders, fill a trust meter by finishing corresponding side activities, then complete one more mission for each of them before the finale. It doesn't sound like much, because it isn't. Some of these missions make for the game's better moments, but combat sequences wrap up just as you get into a rhythm. And the main questline as a whole comes to an underwhelming head rather quickly.

Take a late-game mission, for example. You bust into a base with a massive tank, then blast through rooms of enemies before fighting a beast that takes more than a few shots to kill. But the tank sequence is essentially a thin on-rails drive-by, the rooms of enemies are recycled, and that beast is the same as ones you've fought before. There isn't much surprise or imagination for a campaign mission that's supposed to build toward a conclusion. Only once did the campaign put me in a position to get creative or extensively use my powers, and that was at the final boss.

Main missions rarely make use of the vast open world the game has to offer, too. There's a sprawling jungle to the north and wide desert plains in the southwest, and only one main quest takes you to each of those locations. At no stage are you introduced to their central towns, so they really exist for faceless NPCs to tell you about side quest locations, which you can very well find on your own by chasing down question marks that populate your map.

Side quests litter Rage 2's expansive wasteland, though it's made up of standard open-world fare, like clearing out a bandit den or pumping a huge mutant full of lead. Although fairly one-note, Convoys add some variety by incorporating car combat. Perhaps the best of the bunch is in taking over recharge stations where you have to fend off waves of increasingly stronger enemies with deadly efficiency--it's the most challenging type of mission as you have to pull out every stop and get creative with your powers and weapons, especially at higher difficulties.

However, it gets to a point where you wonder why you're taking on all these brief missions. Sure, you get currency and materials for upgrades, but you're just getting them for the sake of it. Rage 2's biggest issue is that it's structurally bare; most of its wasteland is made up of short, fragmented activities that hardly ask much from you and don't lead to anything worthwhile.

Rage 2 also lacks an identifiable charisma, which is disappointing for a post-apocalyptic world. While it makes a good first impression by kicking off with an unhinged, in-your-face attitude, it unfortunately never builds upon it. In fact, the narrative devolves into a series of interactions with bland characters that make the storytelling come off as hamfisted. It makes a few attempts at humor which don't land, and the setting's deranged archetypes fall flat. It doesn't let the subpar narrative get in the way for the most part, though stilted dialogue sequences try to bridge the gap between missions.

It's as if the game is trying to strike a balance between the nonchalant badassery of Doom and the larger-than-life characterizations of Wolfenstein, and missing the mark on both ends of the spectrum leaves it directionless. As a result, it's hard to care about what you're doing in the world without much intrigue or a sensible thread to weave all your standard open-world activities together.

Other minor issues may frustrate you as well, like the constant game-pausing notifications for rewards and progress that interrupt the pacing. For a game all about fast-paced combat, it's truly an odd choice to stop everything to say you completed a mission even as conversations are playing out. Also, dialogue may just cut out completely mid-conversation.

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:44 pm
by Daehawk
I actually enjoyed it. Not as much as the first and it took me 3 stabs to get into it. But once in I did have a lot of fun and finished it.

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:00 pm
by TheMix
I had a lot of fun with it. Guess it's good I don't pay a lot of attention to reviews. Nothing about that review resonates with me. /shrug

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:41 pm
by Isgrimnur
I played the first one on the 360, which came with two discs. Once I finished the first disc and moved to the second, and it appeared to be more of the same, I quit.

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:44 pm
by Isgrimnur

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:21 pm
by coopasonic
TheMix wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:00 pm I had a lot of fun with it. Guess it's good I don't pay a lot of attention to reviews. Nothing about that review resonates with me. /shrug
Similar. Of course I played it on Gamepass as well so it was free. I had a lot of fun with it.

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:49 am
by Blackhawk
I played the first one just a few years ago. It wasted the potential of its open world setting, but wasn't the terrible game everyone said it was. I'm looking forward to (eventually) playing the sequel after the free release.

If a game that's of a style I enjoy releases to meh reviews, I go out of my way to avoid them before I play. A couple of times I've made the mistake of reading reviews mid-playthrough, and every time found myself fixating on the flaws the review pointed out from that point forward - flaws that I hadn't even noticed or cared about. Numerous genuinely bad reviews I'll pay attention to, but if they're just so-so (the 60-70 range, like Rage 2), nope. I'll make up my own mind. Unless, of course, I'm looking to pay full price.

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:37 am
by Daehawk
I hate some game reviewers love and love some games reviewers hate. I don't let them tell me what I like and don't.

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:15 pm
by Anonymous Bosch
Daehawk wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:37 am I hate some game reviewers love and love some games reviewers hate. I don't let them tell me what I like and don't.
Given the highly subjective nature of reviews, isn't that a foregone conclusion? Because I very much doubt anyone who posts here would be so credulous they "let reviewers tell them what they like."

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:50 pm
by Isgrimnur
Daily Deals:

Pro Cycling Manager 2020 -50% $39.99 $19.99

Imperator: Rome -75% $39.99 $9.99 (76)

Midweek Madness:

Shiro Games publisher sale

Project Hospital -50% $24.99 $12.49 (75)

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:54 pm
by Isgrimnur
Daily Deals:

Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Dry Twice -40% $34.99 $20.99
- demo available

Zero Hour -40% $11.99 $7.19 (EA)

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:27 pm
by Isgrimnur
Daily Deals:

Windbound -50% $29.99 $14.99

Out of the Park Baseball 21 -75% $19.99 $5.00

Weekend Deals:

Guilty Gear franchise

Blasphemous -60% $24.99 $9.99 (77)
- demo available

Batman sale

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:06 pm
by Isgrimnur
Daily Deals:

Spirit of the North -50% $19.99 $9.99

Summer Memories -75% $19.99 $4.99

Weekend Deal: EA Sale

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:41 pm
by Isgrimnur
Daily Deals:

Late Shift -60% $12.99 $5.20 (79)

Worms Rumble -25% $14.99 $11.24
- free to play weekend

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:27 pm
by Isgrimnur
Daily Deals:

The Suicide of Rachel Foster -75% $17.99 $4.50

Finji publisher sale

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:13 pm
by Isgrimnur
Some number of weeklong deals

Daily Deals:

Espire 1 - Killing Floor: Incursion Bundle $18.73 (VR)

Dicey Dungeons -66% $14.99 $5.09 (80)

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:27 pm
by Daehawk
EA Play is 80% off @ 99 cents for the first month right now.

1 year is 46% off @ $29.99

https://store.steampowered.com/subscriptions/ea

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:22 pm
by Isgrimnur
Daily Deals:

Memories of Mars -75% $19.99 $4.99

Dead Island franchise

Midweek Madness:

Transport Fever 2 -40% $39.99 $23.99 (76)

Destroy All Humans! -50% $29.99 $14.99 [remastered -Isg]

Neon Abyss -33% $19.99 $13.39
- demo available

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:55 pm
by persself
Midweek:

Shadow Tactics $3.99

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:45 pm
by Isgrimnur
Daily Deals:

Foxhole -45% $19.99 $10.99 (EA)

Samorost 3 -80% $19.99 $4.00 (80)

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:21 pm
by Isgrimnur
Daily Deals:

Breathedge -25% $24.99 $18.74

Descenders -50% $24.99 $12.49 (78)
- free to play weekend

Weekend Deals:

Slitherine sale

Deep Rock Galactic -35% $29.99 $19.49 (85)
- free to play weekend

Dying Light -66% $39.99 $13.59 (87)
- free to play weekend

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:10 pm
by Isgrimnur
Daily Deals:

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter -90% $19.99 $2.00 (65)

CrossCode -50% $19.99 $9.99 (86)
- demo available

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:11 pm
by Isgrimnur
Daily Deals:

Fireworks Mania - An Explosive Simulator -20% $11.99 $9.59

Call to Arms -75% $14.99 $3.74

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:29 pm
by Aliasbuck
Black Desert Online currently free:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/5826 ... rt_Online/

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:05 pm
by Isgrimnur
Daily Deals:

ATOM RPG: Post-apocalyptic indie game -40% $14.99 $8.99 (70)

Pacify -40% $4.99 $2.99

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:05 pm
by Jag
Isgrimnur wrote: Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:05 pm Daily Deals:

ATOM RPG: Post-apocalyptic indie game -40% $14.99 $8.99 (70)

Pacify -40% $4.99 $2.99
I've heard good things about ATOM.

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:41 pm
by Isgrimnur
Some number of weeklong deals

Daily Deals:

Superhot sale

Littlewood -25% $14.99 $11.24

Re: Steam's Deals of the Day/Weekend/Midweek

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:05 pm
by Isgrimnur
Daily Deals:

Production Line : Car factory simulation -68% $24.99 $7.99

Evil Bank Manager -51% $11.99 $5.88

Midweek Madness:

Project Wingman -20% $24.99 $19.99 (75)

Darkest Dungeon -80% $24.99 $4.99 (84)

THQ Nordic Racing Madness sale