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Title: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: TheVampire100 on June 23, 2016, 01:40:00 PM
It's here.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: Mánagarmr on June 23, 2016, 02:10:27 PM
And yet I look at my wishlist...and there's nothing I really want. Even though it's cheap. What the heck is wrong with me? :S
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: TheVampire100 on June 23, 2016, 02:20:37 PM
I get at least tales of the Void. Probably the only thing from my wishlis I get. But I let me surprise what Tseam will suggest me, maybe this time there is soemthing from interest to me. If I don't find anything, I will get STASIS as well.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: Mánagarmr on June 23, 2016, 03:47:32 PM
I think the only thing I'll pick up is Duskers. And maybe Axiom Verge.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: TheVampire100 on June 23, 2016, 03:54:31 PM
I bought STASIS anyway. Shame on me.
Axiom Verge is a good game but I never got to finish it. The greatest difficulty in the game weren't the enemies or bosses, it was to find out where to go next.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: Mánagarmr on June 23, 2016, 03:57:26 PM
The greatest difficulty in the game weren't the enemies or bosses, it was to find out where to go next.
Like any Metroidvania ^^
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: TheVampire100 on June 23, 2016, 04:29:02 PM
I wouldn't say that. A lot of Metroidvanias give you at least some kind of direction (except the very first metroid games given how old they are).
Axiom Verge fails a liitle about that but this can be excused because the game is so god damn twisted. The game defies reality anyway, so I think the disorientation is somewhat wanted because you should feel like you are lost in some surreal and grotheque environment you don't know. You feel trapped.
Also, the game is pretty disgusting. But that's good for me. But seriously, you should have a strong stomach for it.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: crazyroosterman on June 23, 2016, 05:02:34 PM
I wouldn't say that. A lot of Metroidvanias give you at least some kind of direction (except the very first metroid games given how old they are).
Axiom Verge fails a liitle about that but this can be excused because the game is so god damn twisted. The game defies reality anyway, so I think the disorientation is somewhat wanted because you should feel like you are lost in some surreal and grotheque environment you don't know. You feel trapped.
Also, the game is pretty disgusting. But that's good for me. But seriously, you should have a strong stomach for it.
  was interested in that game for a while though I heard it has some issues with its controls I might just acquire it if its on sale like this ill probably also get enougher game I've been interested in called black closet http://store.steampowered.com/app/400580/?snr=1_239_860__fall2015-featured
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: Mánagarmr on June 23, 2016, 05:24:29 PM
The game defies reality anyway, so I think the disorientation is somewhat wanted because you should feel like you are lost in some surreal and grotheque environment you don't know. You feel trapped.
Also, the game is pretty disgusting. But that's good for me. But seriously, you should have a strong stomach for it.
SOLD!

That's it. I'm buying it.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: TheVampire100 on June 23, 2016, 05:28:19 PM
Oh, yeah, about controls. I totally forogt this. Play it only with controller. The game uses a lot of different keys for  alot of different stuff. You can play it with the keyboard but it's mor comfortable with a controller.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: Wingflier on June 23, 2016, 05:39:17 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJW_ML5aE9E
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: TheVampire100 on June 23, 2016, 05:54:59 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJW_ML5aE9E
This is pretty much the best humour about Steam Sumemr Sale ever seen XD

I got 4 games at the moment but I will stop for now.
This War of Mine (http://store.steampowered.com/app/282070) (without DLC) because I really wanted to have this. Also very acurate to current situations.
Tales from the Void (http://store.steampowered.com/app/419590/). Recently discovered and wishlisted. now already on sale. The luck is with the dumb, lol.
STASIS (http://store.steampowered.com/app/380150/) (written in Capslock). The game sounds so interesting and terryfying, I couldn't resist. It reminds me of an old Free to play game "The white chamber".
Golf with your friends (http://store.steampowered.com/app/431240/?l=german). I love Minigolf. The design reminds me of a very old minigolf game I used to play on pc.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: Logorouge on June 23, 2016, 06:49:57 PM
And now I feel very silly for waiting for a Nuclear Throne discount. Apparently, that's not even a thing.  :o
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: crazyroosterman on June 23, 2016, 07:18:44 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJW_ML5aE9E


This War of Mine (http://store.steampowered.com/app/282070) (without DLC) because I really wanted to have this. Also very acurate to current situations.

that game is excellent how ever the 2 problems I have with it are 1 the combat system isn't great its not terrible though and the fact that at your base there's no option speed up the flow of time meaning that there are just going to be times were your doing literally nothing waiting for the night.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: Toranth on June 23, 2016, 07:30:51 PM
I finally gave in and bought The Talos Principle and Immortal Defense.  I've been waiting for a super-sale, but it doesn't look like it will happen anytime soon (or not soon, either), so... first bite taken.  Now to see if I can resist more.


This War of Mine (http://store.steampowered.com/app/282070) (without DLC) because I really wanted to have this. Also very acurate to current situations.
that game is excellent how ever the 2 problems I have with it are 1 the combat system isn't great its not terrible though and the fact that at your base there's no option speed up the flow of time meaning that there are just going to be times were your doing literally nothing waiting for the night.
I enjoyed the first half the game, but the second half became pretty tedious.  Then the endings I got for my three guys really made me rage.  When I looked up why that happened, I raged again.  I'll probably never touch the game again.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: Wingflier on June 23, 2016, 07:33:44 PM
And now I feel very silly for waiting for a Nuclear Throne discount. Apparently, that's not even a thing.  :o
Well geeze, $12 isn't asking much. I literally have 244 hours with that game. That's an average of less than 5 cents per hour played.

You can't find entertainment cheaper than that.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: Logorouge on June 23, 2016, 09:03:45 PM
Well geeze, $12 isn't asking much. I literally have 244 hours with that game. That's an average of less than 5 cents per hour played.

You can't find entertainment cheaper than that.
Well, since I have Morrowind, cheap entertainment is kinda the norm already. :P
But I see your point. It's a good game that's easily worth the full price. Due to my low income, I just keep an extremely tight leash on the gaming budget, so I always try to grab them with at least a little discount. "Patience is preferable to hunger."
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: Misery on June 24, 2016, 12:38:57 AM
And now I feel very silly for waiting for a Nuclear Throne discount. Apparently, that's not even a thing.  :o
Well geeze, $12 isn't asking much. I literally have 244 hours with that game. That's an average of less than 5 cents per hour played.

You can't find entertainment cheaper than that.

I'll just agree with this.

The game has it's issues, and frankly I'd like to throw a chair at the developers to wake them up, as they're clearly either A: asleep or B: dead (said they'd keep updating, didn't, game needs updates/changes, they don't care...) but I still think it's quite worth the money.  And if you like it you really are likely to get HUNDREDS of hours out of it.

Granted, there's games I think should be bought BEFORE NT in the same genre, which is Isaac, and.... er.... Isaac.  Far as I'm concerned, Isaac comes before everything else in the genre, period.

But there are other games that might give you the sort of experience you want too.   Try looking up one called Deathstate; it's close to NT in the style of gameplay that it gives you (fast and furious, with an endless onslaught of opponents and lots of bullets).  That one's not for everyone... but then neither is NT. 
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: Wingflier on June 24, 2016, 12:58:59 AM
Oh yeah, we talked about Deathstate before. It's kind of weird isn't it? Since it's a single stick shooter. I can't remember what all you said about it, but anyway, it looks pretty neat.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: Draco18s on June 24, 2016, 02:12:57 AM
Copy-paste of a suggestion I made on Discord/Skype to several folks.

Sentinels of the Multiverse is super freaking cheap right now, I highly recommend it.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/337150/
$3 for the base game (totally worth it by itself, I paid $10 two weeks ago for it on my tablet) and 50% off the entire set of expansions (that's $18) which I just got on my tablet earlier this evening ($30 normally).  Base game is 4 villians, 4 environments, 10 heroes (that's already 11520+ game setup variations).  Each mini expansion (three) adds 1 hero and 1 villian, while the larger expansions (four) add something like 2 heroes, 2 environment, and 4 villians.  Total 23 villians, 15 environemnts, 21 heroes.

Multiplayer requires all players to have any given expansion being used, but given how cheap things are, I don't see this as a big hurdle.  I wasn't expecting it to go on sale and was only holding off on buying the Season 1 pass (for my tablet) until I'd grown too accustomed to the heroes, villians, and environments available in base (mentioned above, easily 11 thousand combinations).
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: TheVampire100 on June 24, 2016, 02:23:39 AM
I can only support this suggestion. i own it plus dlc, it is worth the money you throw at it. It is an amazing card game (keep in mind, tactical card game, not TCG. No deck building, fixed decks).
It has also co-op which is the true fun of this game. No PvP however, if you are into that.

They are also working currently on the second season (new expansions) which will feature  a two new game mods (team villains and ObliviAEon)

I also suggested the game already on the Hearthstone thread, if you want a more detailed explanation of the gameplay.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: Wingflier on June 24, 2016, 12:31:52 PM
A few questions about that game (Sentinels of the Multiverse):

How many players do it support at one time? And in what format? So is it like 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, etc.

If you can't customize your "deck", what do you customize? Do you choose which combination of heroes/villians to take into battle?

What is the benefit of all the DLC characters/content? A lot of people are complaining about that aspect of the game. Would it still be fun even without the DLC?

Thanks.

Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: TheVampire100 on June 24, 2016, 01:00:52 PM
I never played with full players but I would say the maximum is 5. You can only play with a maximum number of 5 decks (but need at least three), so every player plays exactly one deck. Don't worry however if you have less than three players, you can play multiple decks in multiplayer, so can split the decks evenly.
Liek I said again, it's NOT PvP. It's co-op.

Okay, let me explain the concept again. You and the others players play different decks, each decks represents a superhero. Each superhero has abilities, this defines how the deck is played. legacy for example is support deck, he has a lot of cards to protect the other decks/players or boost their strentgh. He has also some strong attack cards himself but he is best played as strong support. His ability "Galvanize" is a very useful support ability that gives every hero +1 damage for one round. This counts on every damage instance, so if you have mutliple hitters, you can deal big amounts of damage in one round.
The key of the game is that the different decks fulfill different roles in a match, tehy support each other and help to overcome the weaknesses some heroes may have. Some heroes however don't go well together, Absolute Zero deals big amounts of ice damage but it is important that his damage type is really ice, Ra however changes all damage to fire (and boosts the damage) but Absolute Zero looses some of his most important abilities this way.

The villain deck is played by itself. It simply reveals the top card and resolves the effect. There is no AI to beat, it's your tactical witness against the luck of the enemy.

You can play the game entirely without dlc if you want. The base game comes with 10 heroes, 4 villains and 4 environments (environments also change the game. They affet both villain and heroes). Some of the base game heroes are really cool to play and I use them regulary. Legacy, Absolute Zero and Ra for example. Actually every single hero of the base game is damn cool in it's own way. The villains of the base game are however not really interesting. Except Omnitron maybe because he switches betwen two modes, factory mode and rampagin robot. In one he plays another card, in the other he builds a drone (supporting enemy card, can be destroyed) each turn. Omnitron ahs also one of th emost annoying cards in the game that makes him invulnerable for the last damage type you used against him (after damage), so a big no-no for Ra.
The most annoying boss in the base game is however Citizen dawn. She has a card that destroys EVERYTHING on the field except her own cards. I rages so many times because of this single card. A strong control deck is advised.

Now about the expansions. Every pack adds new card decks. this means new heroes, new villains and new environments. The main reason for this is of course varity. After soem time you will realize that you run out of combination to play. Buying the expansions gives you more combinations of decks, so more possibilities. Each superhero deck is very unique in it's own way, there is no deck that is like another.
If you want to get only one or two expansion decks, get Shattered Timelines and Rook City. Both have excellent decks.
Shattered Timelines adds one of your heroes as twisted villain version from an alternate timeline. And to make it more bizarre, one of the previous villaisn will be now a superhero deck from the future who traveled back int ime to kill himself while he still is evil!
Rook City adds two cool heroes to the roster. Expatriette is the daughter of Citizen Dawn but has no special powers like her mother. Instead she relies on guns and has multiple gun cards in her deck. Guns can also be equipped mit ammo cards that give guns special effects.
Mr. Fixer is a car mechanican that was a karate master in his earlier life. When crime takes over the city he lives in he decides to become take justice in his own hands. He makes use of his two previous jobs in his deck. He combine fixing tools (as weapons) and karate techniques (as fighting stances) in combination for every proper situation. The combination fo the different tools and styles is really cool.
As villains we have Spite, which turns the whole game in a cat and mouse scenario. Spite will hunt down civilians on the street that you have to save. If you don't stop him, he will become stronger. If you act not fast enough he will mutate into a big monstrosity but will also take damage for each saved civilian.


Okay, long text but I hope this gives you an idea what the game is about.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: Draco18s on June 24, 2016, 01:02:01 PM
How many players do it support at one time? And in what format? So is it like 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, etc.

3 to 5 in coop.  The villain is played "by the game." Which is basically "Do anything that happens at the start of the villain turn" (cards will say what they do) then play a card off the top of the deck, then do "anything that happens at the end of the villain turn."  There are virtually no choices involved.  Eg. "At the end of the villain turn, this card does (H) projectile damage to the Hero Target with the most HP."

(H) being how the game scales for more/fewer players ((H) is "number of heroes that started the game").  So this would deal 3 damage in a 3 player game, 5 in a five player game, to one of the heroes themselves (hero targets are anything allied with the player that have hitpoints; the superheroes themselves will almost certainly have more current HP than any of their allies).

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If you can't customize your "deck", what do you customize? Do you choose which combination of heroes/villians to take into battle?

There's a thing called "variants" which mostly effects villains, but I think a few heroes have it too.  You use the same deck, but the character card changes slightly.  That's it.  You get your hero variations by playing different heroes (they're all modeled after comic superheroes, e.g. Legacy is "Captain America + Superman").

/me looks up America's Greatest Legacy, one of the Legacy variants.
"Unlock by defeating Ambuscade in Silver Gulch with no hero characters over 9 hp and not using Legacy on your team." (or clicking the "just unlock it" button, which bypasses--and does not award--any associated achievement)
Standard power is "everyone does +1 damage until Legacy's next turn."
Greatest Legacy's power is "One hero regains 1 hp and uses a power now."

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What is the benefit of all the DLC characters/content? A lot of people are complaining about that aspect of the game. Would it still be fun even without the DLC?

It is still fun without the DLC, but at $18 I highly recommend it.  Each expansion adds more villains, more heroes, and more environments (environments vary between "helpful" and "harmful."  After all, would you rather fight in Downtown where the police might show up and take pot shots, or on Mars where explosive decompression might hinder your ability to fight?).

As I said in the original suggestion, I was having fun with just the base set on my tablet and was only holding off on buying the DLC for when I got bored with what was available (my favorite hero character being Unity who comes in Mini Pack 1).  Then it showed up in the Steam sale and I eagerly threw $18 at (I was willing to spend $30, just not right away).

By the way: not all combination of Heroes, Villain, and Environment are winnable!  Some can be devastatingly impossible: like fighting the super intelligent AI called Omnitron in the environment of Omnitron without any kind of AOE.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: TheVampire100 on June 24, 2016, 01:06:35 PM
By the way: not all combination of Heroes, Villain, and Environment are winnable!  Some can be devastatingly impossible: like fighting the super intelligent AI called Omnitron in the environment of Omnitron without any kind of AOE.
While using Omnitron X. Omnitronception.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: Draco18s on June 24, 2016, 01:13:49 PM
By the way: not all combination of Heroes, Villain, and Environment are winnable!  Some can be devastatingly impossible: like fighting the super intelligent AI called Omnitron in the environment of Omnitron without any kind of AOE.
While using Omnitron X. Omnitronception.

That's actually a game I want to play some time.  For the sake of hilarity more than anything.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: crazyroosterman on June 24, 2016, 03:56:05 PM
And now I feel very silly for waiting for a Nuclear Throne discount. Apparently, that's not even a thing.  :o
Well geeze, $12 isn't asking much. I literally have 244 hours with that game. That's an average of less than 5 cents per hour played.

You can't find entertainment cheaper than that.

I'll just agree with this.

The game has it's issues, and frankly I'd like to throw a chair at the developers to wake them up, as they're clearly either A: asleep or B: dead (said they'd keep updating, didn't, game needs updates/changes, they don't care...) but I still think it's quite worth the money.  And if you like it you really are likely to get HUNDREDS of hours out of it.

Granted, there's games I think should be bought BEFORE NT in the same genre, which is Isaac, and.... er.... Isaac.  Far as I'm concerned, Isaac comes before everything else in the genre, period.

But there are other games that might give you the sort of experience you want too.   Try looking up one called Deathstate; it's close to NT in the style of gameplay that it gives you (fast and furious, with an endless onslaught of opponents and lots of bullets).  That one's not for everyone... but then neither is NT.
1 eh issac is game don't think I really want to play over nt even though issacs developer doesn't have sleep disorders like the nt team and I still don't understand why the team have been vancant from that game luftrausers was perfectly finished at launch(I think) and their other games that I know seem to okay as well
also just for the record luftrausers is freaking sick more than worth your time

2 death state is a game I really don't think I want to play even the though I can see the value of the auto attack(in theory should allow them to make stupid bonkers bullet patterns) it just doesn't seem very what's the word I'm looking for........engaging

ps I know its a little of topic and I'm not trying to derail here but did you ever play neon chrome? if so what did you make of it from I played of it seemed like it has some interesting ideas although the shooting it self feels a little flaccid for the most part
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: Wingflier on June 25, 2016, 12:22:33 PM
We were talking about Natural Selection not too long ago.

Recently they came out with a video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULsjxlLmCGs) detailing all of the important changes they've made in the past 9 months to make it more accessible to new players (in which they've been releasing an update every week). It's only 60 seconds.

If anybody loves the extremely rare genre hybrid of FPS and RTS as I do, I would highly recommend this game now that it's on sale for 5 bucks. I would say the game is at least worth $30, I've played it for 140 hours and it's one of the most polished indie games you will ever come across.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/4920/
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: TheVampire100 on June 25, 2016, 06:25:53 PM
http://store.steampowered.com/app/493420/

Oh wow. i don't know what to say anymore. The saddest part about this is, that the developers believe this is a good deal. For whom? Them?
Seriously, a 100$ dlc, ouch. Even the 50% price drop on the sale cannot reduce the amount of stupidness on this one.

For those who wonder what this exactly gives you: The two recently released heroes (Abyss Lord and EV2) with their respective alternate costume. 4 hero slots (you can save more heroes at the same time, basically the same as having multiple characters in a MMORPG).
Plus 3 costumes for each of the other four heroes in DD2. Plus another rubbish one for the Apprentice (he wears a barrel).

So mostly you get costumes, great. And no, you don't get a refund (in gems) if you own any of the costumes already.

What i excpeted when I read the title was some sort of season pass for the upcoming heroes and their respective alternate costumes. That would've at least make sense but this dlc is just garbage. And they release it way too late, most people have either the costumes or the heroes already, probably even both. So a season pass for the upcoming heroes would have made more sense.

That's really terrible and proves another time, why Trendy Entertainment ruins this game.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: crazyroosterman on June 25, 2016, 07:16:08 PM
http://store.steampowered.com/app/305620 a survival game based in the frozen wastes after a geomagnetic disaster its a game I've been following for a while it looks pretty sick and even though it has been in early access its perfectly playable personally I wanting till it leaves early access before I play it my self though.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: TheVampire100 on June 25, 2016, 08:18:11 PM
I played The long Dark on the PC of a friend. This was however half a year ago I think? So a very old version of the game. Since it is in early access this means that the game most likely had changed a lot of the stuff.
The amazing (but also annyoing) part is, how realistic this game is. Not only does it show you if it's cold or warm, it checks for internal temperature and environment temperature, so our clothes keep soem of the temperature away but won't warm you forever, if your internal temperature drops too low you slowly freeze to death. And that's not even the only thing you have to keep running. Food and drinking are also typical basic needs. I think sleeping as well (exhaustion). And all your clothes will eventually wear off, you either have to regulary repair/flick them or exc hange them for new clothes.
What i didn't like back then, colelcting wood was simply "open a window, select a task and how long you want to do this task and then the game simulates how successful you have been". Every other game int he same genre let's you simply search or harvest stuff on your own. You are dependant on your own skill to find stuff. But depending on a random luck factor is not good for these games. I hope they have changed this already.
There wasn't also very much to do, you looked for  ashelter and when you found one you stayed there until you either run out of wood, clothes or food. There was nothing more to do. and after that you simply looked for a new shelter. There was no reason to explore the world, shelters were always full of stuff.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: Toranth on June 25, 2016, 08:54:45 PM
http://store.steampowered.com/app/493420/
Oh wow. i don't know what to say anymore. The saddest part about this is, that the developers believe this is a good deal. For whom? Them?
Seriously, a 100$ dlc, ouch. Even the 50% price drop on the sale cannot reduce the amount of stupidness on this one.
But... it says the pack is worth $204!  I can get that for just $100 in the pack, and 50% off during this sale.  That's amazing!  Instead of the roughly $10 per item original price, I'm getting minor cosmetic updates for only $2.50 each!

I'd buy that for a... hmm, no, maybe I won't.  I am impressed at the gouging there.  That's even worse than the "Music player" DLC a bunch of games have been trying out lately.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: TheVampire100 on June 25, 2016, 09:02:42 PM
Music player dlc? Do you mean official soundtrack?
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: Toranth on June 25, 2016, 09:41:29 PM
Music player dlc? Do you mean official soundtrack?
Nope, those actually have some value (although rarely as much as they're asking).

What I'm referring to is stuff like this:  http://store.steampowered.com/app/491940/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/491940/)
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: crazyroosterman on June 25, 2016, 10:24:29 PM
Music player dlc? Do you mean official soundtrack?
Nope, those actually have some value (although rarely as much as they're asking).

What I'm referring to is stuff like this:  http://store.steampowered.com/app/491940/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/491940/)
well that's different but I don't really see the issue there in that case in particular any way since its literally free.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: Toranth on June 26, 2016, 08:01:01 AM
Music player dlc? Do you mean official soundtrack?
Nope, those actually have some value (although rarely as much as they're asking).

What I'm referring to is stuff like this:  http://store.steampowered.com/app/491940/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/491940/)
well that's different but I don't really see the issue there in that case in particular any way since its literally free.
That one is free, yes.  One of the others that popped up in my queue was $5 (for more than 5 songs, though).  This was just the first one I found.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: Draco18s on June 26, 2016, 11:46:17 AM
http://store.steampowered.com/app/493420/

Oh wow. i don't know what to say anymore. The saddest part about this is, that the developers believe this is a good deal. For whom? Them?

Oh geeze.  I hadn't even seen this yet.
And it doesn't include the "actually kind of OK" costumes (flaming huntress, electric monk).  Also, I'm not sure about their $204 claim.  "Optimistically" I get $178 (each hero is $15, each skin is $8).
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: chemical_art on June 26, 2016, 02:08:21 PM
Only thing I was considering was Space Rangers HD but my game list is already so long...
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: TheVampire100 on June 26, 2016, 03:02:20 PM
The list of suggested games is becoming more and more terrible. Today was the worst. Steam shoves me literally any Visual Novel or homosexual Dating Sim in my face desptie me clicking always on "not interested" when they appear in my normal list.
This system is so terrible, yesterday it showed me at least some good games but today. This was literally everythign I would never play in my life.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: Draco18s on June 26, 2016, 03:34:23 PM
Add "dating sim" to your blocked tags (click the "customize" link just above "next item in queue")

Most of those are in your queue because "they're popular" or because "its on sale" which bypasses any learned user-specific data.  And no, you can't disable those reasons.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: TheVampire100 on June 26, 2016, 03:37:18 PM
Okay, thank you.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: TheVampire100 on June 26, 2016, 05:47:21 PM
I'm having a fun time with STASIS. It's a good game and it's fun to guess what might have happened. It also has (at the moment) no action sequences what I like. Modern horror games tend to go with the police "in order for a game to be scary, you have to hide from monsters that chase you). You can die in STASIS, but you won't die because some stupid monster saw you hiding in a corner. You die because you made a mistake and mst of this mistakes are obvious.
After all it isn't a good idea to poke a high-pressure tank full of acid with a drill.
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You can also use some of the items you find on yourself and commit suicide. There does not seem any value to that other for seeing a cutscene and getting the corresponding achievment.
The game uses jump scares, most horror games use these nowadays, it is the easiest way to scare someone, but they also use a thick amosphere and text logs to describe what happened without being to explicit.
All you read I that somethign went horribly wrong but no one actually has an idea what happened because the whole spaceship has been locked down and the people are seperated in different stations.

Edit: Additional note. Some of the puzzles are a little hard. There was one thing that I would never have foudn out if I haven't seen it in the video. It's probably the only real dumb puzzle int he game. Most puzzle solutions aren't obvious but make sense when you find them out. But this one? I have no idea why they would make such a thing, it doesn't even fit the tone of the game. For those who have the game and want to know what I'm talking about, here is a spoiler.

I talk about the puzzle where you have to tear of the arm of the insect queen. Why? Because you can cut open the amber on a tree and get tree sap which you need as glue. The thing is, the puzzle is timed. You can interact with the queen at any time but she will just eat you. But in some occassions she will wave her arms in the air and in exact that moment you have to grab her and tear one arm off. Seriously, how do people find stuff like this out? it isn't a very clever puzzle and liek I said before, this timed based stuff does not fit the rest of the game. But whatever.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: TheVampire100 on June 27, 2016, 01:29:00 PM
Finished STASIS. Damn, this game was fantastic. The story was so overwhelming and terryfying. For those who want to read the story but don't want to play the game, here is a spoiler:

Basically the game centers around John, the proganoist, who was with his family on a space trip to their vacation. They were all in stasis but were kidnapped, like many others before and after them, and brought to the Grimlake, a research spaceship of the Cayne Corporation. They did many different researches them and used human test subjects but the main goal was to creat teh perfect super soldier that is easy to control via genetic modification. This was called project SEED.
The goal was to impregnate women with a new, improved DNA and create hybrid humans. The project leader however had his own plans, he rather wanted to create a new human species and wipe out the old one. After many failures he finally found the correct way to create hybrids that can survive on their own. After he created a great mass of them, he released them on the ship, so they kill every crew member. After that he will simply let the hybrids do their own kind of "evolution" thing and eventually let them out of the ship, so they can start to wipe out the rest of humanity. At that point he is already mentally unstable and thinks he is some kind of god.
After three months most people were dead and John got released for some unknown reason of the stasis. he starts to search for his wife and daughter in this madness. He comes across the remains of the killed crew and their pdas where he learns the story behind the events. Eventually he is contacted by a woman that helps him to find his daughter but Dr. Malan, the crazy project leader, sabotages him. In the end John lands at the medical station where the hybrids have been created. He destroys in a fit of rage everything which does of course not please Dr Malan. He lets a hybrid loose on John's daughter and he has to watch his daughter die. The woman contacts you again and assures you that the wife can still be saved, so you move to the place where she is supposed to be but you find the woman captured by Malan. After you kill Malan but are hurt yourself, you get told by the woman that you have been used by her, so she can find the wife of John. His wif has been used as breeding station for the hybrids and was a perfect host, so she is worth a lot of money as research. The woman wanted to get the wife but couldn't find her. She then wants to escape with a ship but is killed by John. With no hope in escaping anymore he at least releases his wife with the escape ship. In the ending scene it is however revealed that his wife was already long dead at this point and only her body had resaerch value.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: crazyroosterman on June 28, 2016, 03:27:44 PM
seems like I might just play stasis provided it doesn't try to hard to scare me (if you get what I mean) I usually find horror games irritating because of that
one game that genuinely manages to scare me consistently though funnily enough is a roguey game called duskers http://store.steampowered.com/app/254320/
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: TheVampire100 on June 28, 2016, 07:02:40 PM
Played Golf with friends. Big like. Can suggest it. It's still early access but it is already good. There are currently three courses in the game, three additional are planned.
Only downside of the game so far is that some holes rely too much on trick shots. I think in a minigolf game trick shots should be an extra, not a needed ability. If you can do them, you are rearded with a better position and less strikes but you still can do the hole normally.
However, some holes are made that way, that there are multpipleregions and you have to shoot the ball via a ramp to another region. Oasis has the most emphasis on trick shots, Forest the least. Twilight is somewhere between these two.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: TheVampire100 on June 30, 2016, 04:19:46 AM
Tales from the Void is... weird. I excepted soemthign different. It's not a bad game but the controls are a little weird. okay, they are very weird.
The game basically centers about british marines from the first world war that test a new prototype weapon but instead wiping out the german fleet the thing teleports them to space. Fitting to the weird setting is the gameplay. Each day you select what mission you want to do and then you select your suqad and fit it out with weapons. So far I've seen three classes, scout (fastest unit, can only use lght weapons), gunner (heavy attacker, uses strong guns and explosives) and engineer (support unit, can stun enemies).
Now comes the really strange part of the game: it tries to simulate real physics in space. In such an unrealistic scenario (how can they even survive in space?!) this simply had to be done. This means your marines hop around the asteroid fields and try not to fall over their own feet. they stumble into each other, into rocks and curse every single step they have to do. Instead of directly ordering them around, you draw lines on the map and tehy follow it. This feels pretty akward but can result in pretty hilarious scenarious. Or in annoying ones when one soldier is stuck.
There are of course enemies and of course they are aliens. Your soldiers will autimatically target the closest enemy but you can manually select which target they should prefer. the game uses an active pause system, meaning you can pause anytime and still submit orders. Your soldiers will fulfill your orders right after you unpaused. This is useful and propably the only way not to loose your entire sanity towards the controls.
Every enemy and marine can fall off the asteroid and die. You can use this to your advantage and use grenades to push enemies from cliffs. You can also use the environment to your favor, rocks can be shot or moved with explosions and if they roll over enemies, they deal great damage.
Besides the end goal of a mission you can also search for supplies in the environment.
Wit each mission you do, you loose air, rations and crew members (depending if they died in a mission). If you have nothing left from any resource you loose the game. You can find however always more in missions. The goal seems to be to ruvive fifteen days until you find the prototype weapon again and shoot yourself back to earth.

I think i can suggest the game at this price but at the full price you have to consider that the controls are terribly designed with the intent to make the game harder.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: Logorouge on July 02, 2016, 09:26:37 PM
Funnily enough, the one game I ended up grabbing during this sale was Nuclear Throne, which was the only game on my list that wasn't on sale. And it's every bit as fun as I was hoping. You can shoot to your heart's content and still drown in ammo/spare weapons. So much fun!  :D
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: Wingflier on July 04, 2016, 05:00:43 PM
Told ya
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: Misery on July 05, 2016, 03:49:00 AM
Funnily enough, the one game I ended up grabbing during this sale was Nuclear Throne, which was the only game on my list that wasn't on sale. And it's every bit as fun as I was hoping. You can shoot to your heart's content and still drown in ammo/spare weapons. So much fun!  :D

Yeah, pretty much.

And the moments when you DO run out of ammo and cant quite get to other guns at the time... which will happen every now and then... tend to be abrupt and surprising.  Like "Oh, crap, I actually ran out of explosives somehow, and I'm surrounded!  How did I screw that up?!?"

Far as I'm concerned though some of the game's fun is just sucked out at floor 5-3.  And the damn crowns really are a missed opportunity.

Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale
Post by: madcow on July 06, 2016, 11:15:53 AM
My buys from the summer sale were: Duskers, Steamworld Heist, and Axiom Verge. Steamworld Heist I've put the most time into, and it reminds me of a single player campaign version of worms. It's quite fun! Duskers is really enjoyable as well though I only have put a little time into it. Axiom Verge I booted up yesterday evening and got really sucked in.

All in all happy with my purchases, hopefully I can actually finish some of them too!