Thursday, November 24, 2011


So I feel like I need to say something about games.  I love games, but I really love getting deals on games.  Weird, I know, but very true.  Just recently Steam launched this years Autumn Sale (did they gave one last year?), where many of the games may be purchased at a reduced price.  For someone like me (who is cheap) this is most decidedly a recipe for heartburn.  What do I get?  Whatever is cheap.  What makes this job easier is that my supply of dead presidents is much lower this time of year than normal, so choosing is just a bit easier than say, during the Tax Refund Steam Sale (come on, Steam, you need to do this).

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
 I know, having two Cthulhu mythos games on one list might be much, but based on the reviews and videos of Dark Corners of the Earth, I am willing to take this chance.  The total so far for this list is $38.44.  Ideally, I would like to have this sub-twenty bucks.  So far the Saints Row 2, Cthulhu Saves the World, and Avadon are must-buys and I am currently reviewing videos and general opinions to help me decide about the rest.

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.

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