So, the 2013 Steam Summer Sale is over. What did you all pick up? Who overspent? Who stuck to a budget? Who actually spent *less* than they intended? Any games that didn't go on sale, or didn't get a deep enough discount for you? Oh and, when you think you'll actually get to all the games you bought?
I picked up:
-Left for Dead 2
-Just Cause 2
-Mark of the Ninja
-Burnout Paradise and
-Bully Scholarship Edition
Total, that's about $32. Not bad for me, especially since this is my first Summer Sale and I've only been a true PC gamer since March.
Had to get L4D2 - best co-op out there IMO.
Tried Just Cause 2 for $3.74 and its okay, but not amazing. I was hoping it would be a 3rd person version of something like Far Cry 3, but it really doesn't measure up. The controls are wonky, the enemies are annoying rather than challenging, and destroying bases can be tedious since missing one stupid thing can lead to a lot of boring searching.
Portal 2 - Classic!
Mark of the Ninja - Amazing reviews and tons of recommendations. A must buy at $3.74.
Burnout Paradise – for me, the Burnout series has been the best racing franchise out there since Burnout Revenge came out. Tons of speed, nice looking cars, and amazing crashes. Was only sad that it never went out as a daily, flash or community sale. That said, $10 is not a bad price, even though I saw it was $5 at Gamestop (but that involved using Origin).
Bully Scholarship Edition – Solid reviews and a $3.74 price tag, why not?
Was disappointed that I didn't see a $15 price tag on Far Cry 3. That’s the only game I really wanted that I didn’t get. I’m sure it will hit sub $15 in a sale soon, if not then definitely by Black Friday.
I’ve been playing L4D2 all week, tried Just Cause 2 (meh) and will install Burnout tonight. Next in line from this list is probably Portal 2 once I finish Saint’s Row The Third (yay for Humble Bundle!). I’ll probably be through all these games by the end of September – yay for DoD furlough giving me more game time!
BTW, my steam name is Southrncomfortjm if anyone wants to play any of these games or Borderlands 2 coop with me.
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