The first thing I noticed is that the two games I want are not on sale. This is expected, as each seems to be quite popular in its own right. Despite my own initial hype, I think (read: might) be able to wait for this. Maybe. Anyways, I've been spending a bit of time adding and deleting games from my cart of Steam, trying to get the perfect combination of awesome games to satisfy my cheapness-palette and not offend my bank account. Unlike last year, I don't necessarily feel an attraction to games that have a larger full price-to-sale price ratio, which will no doubt guarantee more of these games being played, which will in turn make the argument for buying games during the inevitable Steam Christmas Sale.
I have my eyes on a small number of cheap-but-fun games, some of which are on my Steam wish list. A few, such as Dead Island (which is 50% off normal pricing), will not be considered at this time. So far I have:
- Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth - $4.99
- Avadon - $4.99
- Mass Effect - $4.99
- Mass Effect 2 - $4.99
- Cthulhu Saves the World & Breath of Death VII Double Pack - $1.00
- Saints Row 2 - $7.49
- Amnesia - $9.99
The saddest part is I'm enjoying the whole consideration process so much that I'm beginning to doubt that my ability to enjoy playing the games will be less.