Let’s share some good deals!

I haven’t really found anything, hence why I’m curious to what everyone else is picking up.

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    Zero. I’ve too much already unplayed and unfortunately working now (sucks to be adult).

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      Buying a steam deck significantly increased by gaming time. The ability to immediately suspend and resume my gameplay, and not have to go over to my desktop helped a lot. I’ve played more this past year than I have in the last 3 years combined.

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    Outer Wilds. For a few friends who don’t have it yet. I’ve already bought it a couple times.

    I already own it… but it’s just that good. So good I vicariously try to relive the game by watching livestreams and Eelis’ recaps of other live-streamers.

    It really is something you have to experience blind. Since the entire game progression is knowledge based and pulling threads on the mysteries until the mosaic of the story and experience unfolds is truly something you can experience once.

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      I thought you meant The Outer Wilds, and spent a solid two minutes on a routine sanity check. Hadn’t heard of this game though, so we’ll call it even 😸

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        If you are considering picking up Outer Wilds, by god, go in blind. It’s all about finding out.

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        It was a bit of a slow burner on release so I’m not surprised you didn’t hear about it. People had access to the beta years before the official release, so when it came out essentially nothing really changed and there wasn’t this big announcement.

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      How is the dlc? I had a tough time with outer wilds. At the time I played it, I found it to be very frustrating. I needed a spoiler to get past two or three major points. But in hindsight I think it’s really an impressive game. I’m thinking about picking up the dlc, but I’m not sure about it and I don’t want to search about it to avoid spoiler.

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        It started off a little slow, but imo it was better than the main game. It’s both a little more streamlined and better story-wise. You probably should play the main game first

      • SzethFriendOfNimi@lemmy.world
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        It’s really good. Amazingly fits inside the first games story seamlessly.

        It can be challenging sometimes too and I’m happy to help with soft hints if you ever find you need them

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    Heaven’s Vault, Hardspace Shipbreaker, and both Subnautica games.

    Heaven’s Vault is a puzzle game where you have to learn to translate an unknown language. Haven’t gotten too deep into the game yet, but I picked it up because I liked Chants of Sennaar, which has a similar premise. Chants is 25% off right now, so I think that’s a decent recommendation

    Hardspace Shipbreaker is a casual game where you break down spaceships for parts. It seemed fun, and I wanted to have something casual to balance out my library, which currently has more intense games than I would like.

    Subnautica is a survival game where you’re stuck on an ocean world. I’m honestly not too sure if I would like this one too much, since I’m not too much of a fan of survival games. It just seemed unique enough from the other survival games, and it had a decent deal, and it was in my wishlist for a while. So I acted a bit on impulse and bought both games (Subnautica and Subnautica Below Zero)

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      Subnautica is a treasure. (Despite the bugs.) I recommend playing with a good sound setup and dim lights.

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      For me subnautica is in my top 5. The survival elements aren’t very important, it’s more of an exploration game.

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      Hardspace is really nice once you get into a good flow.

      Or even just taking your time to break down the ships in ways you find satisfying is awesome.

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      Subnautica

      I’ve had this game for years but I thought it was a VR-only game. Got it in a Humble bundle for cheap.

      Dunno why it’s so popular all of a sudden or why it’s still $30 normally. Maybe I should try playing it.

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      I recommend getting the bundle with all the DLC, slightly more expensive but very worth it esp. for the big content expansion War of the chosen.

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      I envy you greatly right now, you’re about to embark on a beautiful journey. Xcom2 is one of my favorites, especially once mods factor in, of which there are thousands covering so many franchises and ideas you can’t possibly play them all.

      I wish you nothing but an excellent time and lots of dead aliens.

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      If you don’t get War of the Chosen then you will be missing out on one of my most played games of all time.

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      Xenonauts 2 is 30% off also. It’s a modern version of classic X-COM, which is quite different from modern XCOM. It’s still in early access, but it’s very good. I’ve done one playthrough (to the end of what was available) and I’m waiting for release to do another. It’s much better than what XCOM has become in my opinion though.

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      This is the way. Why would I hoard 5 more games just because there is a sale? The next one will come shortly. Only buy games you plan to play in the next 2 weeks.

    • Rai@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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      Play The Hex next! Go in blind, and don’t mind the graphics—they’ll make sense.

      It’s by the creator of Inscryption and I think it’s his finest work yet.

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        Hah, I even got the pack with Pony Island because it was a few cents cheaper lol! Will check it out, thanks :D

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          Pony island is a hoot! I knocked it out in a couple hours.

          I SAVORED The Hex though. After 50-some hours of Inscryption I thought there’s no way The Hex could compare… I have a lot more play time in Inscryption, but overall I thought The Hex was fucking brilliant. Hard recommend to anyone who likes Mullins’ games.

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    I have so many Steam Sale games in my library that I haven’t played yet that I don’t know if I could justify buying more. My backlog is just too long. By the time I get around to playing any purchases for this dale, 2 more Steam Sales could have already passed.

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      I started playing each game in my library for about 10 min and then moving on. Some games catch me playing longer but otherwise I check them off as played. With recent Steam sales I’d buy 5-6 games, immediately install them all, and play each right away. Feels good man.

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        How the hell do you find fulfillment in that (unless they’re super small games)? I don’t think I could speedrun something like Cave Story in 10 minutes, much less roguelikes - Dead Cells, Darkest Dungeon, Balatro etc, where the gameplay loop takes hours and hours.

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          Finishing doesn’t matter. I’ll play something for maybe a few hours and drive on. It fills fulfilling to me. Better than never playing it. 👍