Steam's Summer Sale Postmortem

The Steam Summer Sale has come and gone and while they again didn't feature a fun mini-game and the sale was light on AAA titles we still got an infusion of games to play.  For me the sale was a chance to pick up a bunch of classics I slept on or wanted to revisit.

  • Call of Juarez:Gunslinger - I heard this title was short and sweet and the price was right.  I also find I am really missing Read Dead Redemption and hope this will scratch the itch a bit longer.
  • Day of the Tentacle Remastered - I am not certain that I beat this game and I need to correct that.  I also want to see the remastering work. 
  • Garry's Mod - This game has had a loyal following and regular updates for a decade, it is time for me to check it out. 
  • LucasArts Collection - A collection of classic games including Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis and Loom
  • Monkey Island Remastered Collection - Like the LucasArts collection and Day of the Tentacle I was feeling nostalgic during this sale and locked up another set of games I used to love. 
  • Windward - A naval transport and combat game that has been burning a hole in my wishlist.  I bought a copy for Chris as well to make him play it with me.  I have enjoyed the first few hours of game play immensely. 

Chris picked up:

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By Thomas Happ
  • Axiom Verge - A Metroid-vania game with a 16-bit style.  This
    has been on my list for over a year now, time to see what all of the hype is about.
  • Bioshock Collection with Season Pass - All three Bioshocks with DLC. Never played Bioshock 2 or Bioshock Infinite. I loved the first game so much I actually finished it. Free upgrade to the Remastered version when it comes out this Fall.
  • Final Fantasy V - Dean says this is the best Final Fantasy game ever. I doubt it, but I am going to give it a shot.
  • Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers HD - Remastered version of the classic murder mystery point-and-click adventure game from Sierra. Had my eye on this for awhile too.
  • Total Annihilation - The classic RTS that made Command and Conquer look like crap, it's a near perfect game and holds up today.
  • Pixel Boy and the Ever Expanding Dungeon - Was very cheap, also had this on the list for a long time as well. Looks decent.
  • Monkey Island Remastered Collection - Two classic LucasArts games remastered. What's not to love?
  • Ticket To Ride Complete Collection - The classic train building board game with all DLC for under $15. Internet play with friends across the country is the goal.
  • Undertale - Got to see what all the hype is about. An RPG where pacifism is key? Weird idea, but very intriguing.
  • Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten - An older title, but I really felt like playing a tower defense game. Reviews seem to be decent, so I will give it a go.

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