Friday night topic: Games that deserve more love


— 5:57 PM on December 20, 2013

The Steam Holiday sale is on right now, and over time, sales like this one have created a problem for me. I own too many games, and there's no way I'll ever play them all.

The situation has gotten so bad, I have constructed an elaborate fantasy in my head of retiring into the wilderness, building a cabin with a solar panel array and a high-end gaming rig, and spending a couple of years catching up. But I'm thinking that probably ain't gonna happen.

I've nearly sworn off buying games, restricting my budget to almost nothing, but I'm still adding games faster than I can play them, since some deals (like the Humble Jumbo Bundle) are simply too good to pass up.

I figure many of you are in the same boat, or are at least contemplating exactly where to spend your money during the holiday sales to get the best bang for the buck. Heck, some of the more intriguing options now are free to play! More than ever, the PC gamer's core problem is figuring out how best to spend his limited gaming time.

So tonight's question is: what games have you found to be most worthy your time, particularly those that may not have gotten a lot of attention?

My answer is always gonna involve the Borderlands franchise. I can't get enough of that FPS-RPG fusion. I've played through all of BL2 and its DLC, even the Headhunter packs, while brand-new titles like Assassin's Creed 4 sit idle on my system. You can expect discounts on it over the next few weeks, I'm sure.

I've also enjoyed playing the indie hit Limbo recently. Took me a while to get into it, but it's very nicely done, with clever but not-too-hard puzzles. Another dark horse for me is Just Cause 2, which is ridiculously fun even without the new multiplayer mod. And I think Sacred 2: Fallen Angel is better than Diablo III; it's been bundled and discounted like crazy this year and is worth picking up.

What are your picks?

   
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